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We will begin the New Year as we intend to continue, nourishing ourselves from the inside out with practices to sustain us through the ups and downs of the year ahead.

 

Gathering in silence before breakfast,  a wake-up session of gentle stretching, and some cleansing breathing techniques will prepare us for an introduction to mindfulness practices, setting us up for the rest of the day in peaceful clarity.

A two-hour dynamic Vinyasa Flow Yoga practice is scheduled mid-morning, in the shade of the seafront shala overlooking Patnem beach. Synchronizing breath and movement, this will be offered in a step-by-step format, starting with a slow and easy warm-up and gradually building in intensity, postures linked together in a creative flowing sequence.  As the week progresses we will incorporate a variety of more challenging poses, building strength, stamina and flexibility and allowing everyone to progress at their own pace.

 

After a delicious lunch and a free afternoon to lounge on the beach, get a massage or stroll to the shops, we will regroup for a gentler, more relaxing session of Yin/Restorative yoga .  We might workshop inversions,  hip or shoulder openers, or perhaps explore the guided relaxation of Yoga Nidra or some of the more esoteric/philosophical aspects of the practice. Finishing in time to marvel at yet another stunning sunset.

We will dine together at Bamboo in the evening (included in price) although it’s also worth checking out one of the many inexpensive local eateries on our half day off, mid-retreat.

 

My intention is to accommodate everyone’s needs and preferences, offering a supportive environment for both beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.

Typical Day

8am: Pranayama and Meditation

8.30am: Breakfast

10.00am-12.00pm: Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga

12.30pm: Lunch

Free time

4.30pm: Yin and Restorative Yoga

6pm: Sunset

 

Prices:
Shared Occupancy (twin/double) two friends/couple sharing: £795pp
Single Occupancy: £1095

£200 pounds sterling deposit to reserve your space.
Balance payable by 19th November 2019

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Comments from previous retreats guests:

“Thanks for the beyond fabulous teaching – a gift I am so grateful to have experienced” Zoe Tisdall

 

“I had such a fantastic time. Thank you for your teaching and clam presence. I loved the programme, how you allowed everyone to be in their own experience. it has been beneficial in every way” Pernille Finegan

 

“An amazing retreat from start to finish. Thank you so much Dina, you are truly fabulous” Carly Hall

 

“I can’t thank you enough for that wonderfull experience. I so enjoyed the retreat, all of the classes were amazing, I can’t wait to get back home and start incorporating yoga into my daily life.Thank you for all the love and dedication you put into these retreats”  Ana Mutis

 

“Thanks Dina for putting the treat back into retreat . What a find. What views. Amazing chef and great to share with the best yoga teacher in the world or at least my world – thank you” Nicole Stephens

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About Dina

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Dina has been leading sell-out retreats at Bamboo since its inception more than 10 years ago. She offers no-nonsense clarity and simplicity that is grounded, inclusive, refreshing, and light hearted.  With 20 years of  teaching  under her belt, she’s found herself sharing  Yoga and Mindfulness in a variety of environments from community classes at her home to corporate environments in the city,  the Royal Opera House through to Glastonbury Festival.

 

No incense or chanting;  just fluid, breath-synchronised, creatively sequenced,  slow flowing  dynamic practices, balanced with the softness and nourishment of Yin and Restorative yoga . All imbued with the solid foundations of a regular Mindfulness practice.

 

She has completed over 1000 hours of accredited trainings with many of the top internationally renowned super-yogis (Sarah Powers, Shiva Rae, Donna Farhi, Judith Lasater) and her teaching reflects this diversity. She currently teaches at Triyoga in  London , runs her own studio Goldendoor, and works for a charity offering  free yoga for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.