the whole Being retreat
18 – 29 Nov 2018
10 nights/12 days
Madhya Pradesh, INDIA
Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh
Retreat into the sacredness of nature, anchor in your heart and gift yourself this time to bring more peace, spaciousness, compassion and clarity to your life and the world around you.
The wilderness is not only the perfect place to practise yoga, it’s surrounding beauty and rural energy makes it a wonderful place to enhance our perception of life.
The benefits of retreating from our familiar surroundings and busy schedules and ‘pulling back’ are manifold. The word “retreat” comes from the Latin root meaning to ‘draw back’.
If you’re willing to honestly challenge yourself, a retreat can be a life-changing experience. It allows you the space and time to contemplate life, reevaluate paradigms, and become better equipped to walk life’s Journey more consciously. On retreats, we have the opportunity to slow down our days and see ourselves and everything more clearly. A retreat is often a transformative experience that gives you time to restore, relax, reflect and re-awaken to health, happiness & wholeness. It’s a time to focus on you, go deeper into yourself, let go and open up to new possibilities.
Retreats afford us the opportunity to see accumulated habits of distraction and begin to soften them. In removing everything we do that is not supportive of living with freshness and wakefulness, practice retreats realign us with our deepest values, helping us discover ways to upgrade how we live our lives on a daily basis. Many of our unskillful choices stem from unconscious patterns of unaware living, shielding us from the inherent simple joy in ordinary moments. Removed from our daily activities and responsibilities, we learn to interrupt the habits of our conditioned patterns through compassionate attention, freeing us to live from a larger truth, an authentic clarity of being.
We are also encouraged to attend to that which is pulsing softly within us, under all the noise or numbness. Sufis call this primordial aspect our Hidden Essence, Taoists call it the tranquility at the center of all storms, the Tao, Hindus say the Self or Brahman, Buddhists refer to this as our Buddha nature, while others say inner spirit or God.
A retreat opens the door for you to do something great for yourself, and in the process do something great for everyone you touch in your life. In turn, you’ll also be better able to support the people in your life – at work, at home, and at play – and contribute to their wellbeing as you contribute to your own.
I always include a period of silence on my retreats. When faced with the idea of silence in a group for the first time people can often feel very apprehensive. However once they have tried it most people find silence can be a welcome relief.
In silence we have the chance to allow our experience to be whatever it is. It helps us notice the world around us more clearly and rediscover the wonder of life. We move from silence into speaking again gently with the understanding that silent contemplation can be a powerful experience. Some people don’t want to give it up!
what others say…
The whole experience was amazing. Mita really took us to new levels. The venue & teaching was second to none. Mita radiates energy & enthusiasm for yoga which is highly contagious. Definitely recommend her retreat!
A & S
Fantastic balance between yoga and exploring a new region. I would definitely recommend Mita as a teacher and Optimal Travel, as it has been effortless from the booking process until we returned. Everything was taken care of! I really enjoyed space to myself as well as the intimate connections with others. I feel amazing after the last 5 days.
The whole experience addressed my purpose to have some space and learn more about yoga. It met more than my expectations. With Mita, it’s not just about yoga, its about the whole spiritual journey and experience and living more consciously. Mita as a teacher is absolutely amazing, she really connects with everybody individually, she recognizes their strengths and challenges and guides them accordingly.
Investing in Yourself
Investing in your inner wellbeing and enhancement is the most important investment you’ll make in your life, There’s no other financial investment that will ever match because if you develop more competence, more skill, more ability, more capacity to take 100% responsibility for your life and become a joyful human being, the way you experience and express yourself and the world will change. Your activity will rise to a completely different level and you will become a catalyst for a more joyful, loving and inclusive world.
Please take some time to invest in yourself – retreat to replenish, renew, re-align and dive deep into your own inner journey. You’ll be glad you did!
Yoga & Safari Retreat
18 – 29 Nov 2018
10 nights/12 days
£2350 – To reserve your space by 31 August 2018. Price increase thereafter.
All payments are to be made to Optimal Travel Services Ltd. by cheque or electronic bank transfer.