Roots Yoga Retreat | June 2022

'7 Day Yoga & Meditation Retreat'

11.06.22 – 18.06.22

With Gunni & Marie. 

7 days that change your Yoga experience forever!
 
What is YOUR Life going to be about? One week of Jivamukti Yoga asana practice, chanting and meditation…and getting a hint of what it might be…
 
The Roots Yoga Studio is based in Hamburg, Germany and teaches dynamic Jivamukti Yoga asana practice. 

Yoga means “to yoke” or “to unite”— to know oneself as one with all that is. The Jivamukti method is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as „seat, connection“ – relationship to the earth and the idea of reconnection with the earth which implies all of life and the true Self which implies true love.
 
A yoga practice can provide you with the tools and the framework to really explore life. It gives you the space to explore those greater questions that we are usually too busy to give attention to. Questions like: What is Consciousness? What is Life? What is my life about? And the greatest question of all: Who am I? 
 
You might think something like: I’m too busy for useless philosophy. Or I’m not smart enough to think about those things. But this is just the mind playing its mind games.
 
With kirtan and meditation as well as incredible hiking tours, beach trips and Satsang, we fill these seven days with all sensations that will arise. We want to calm our minds and slow down together for a while to see the often unseen: inner peace, harmony and compassion for us and everything that surrounds us. The true meaning of compassion for all beings is the root of Jivamukti Yoga and we will try to come closer to this place during our journey.
 
So the practice of asana becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others and the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness. This is all simply written but implemented and felt much better together. 
 
We will have an extended intense yoga asana practice in the morning and a flowing light practice like yin asana or meditation in the afternoon. The Jivamukti method goes back to the roots of where yoga comes from and includes everything that belongs to it. There will be always space for questions and answers about any thoughts that will come up.
 
Throughout the whole journey, we will nurture our body with delicious vegan food and healthy add ons all powered by plants that will help you to cleanse and clean also your mind as well.
 
Socrates says: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” So what is YOUR Life going to be about? 

The Location

Pelion Homes Retreat Centre. Agios Georgios Nilias is a beautiful and green traditional village on the slopes of the Western Pelion, 22 km from Volos, between the Pagasitikos Gulf and the Aegean Sea, at a distance of 20′-30 ‘from the nearest beaches and near the village of Milies.

Meet the instructorS

Gunni – Gunnhildur is an advanced Jivamukti yoga teacher and a Certified Yoga Nidra Teacher by Amrit Yoga Institute.

She graduated in Costa Rica in 2017 and has been teaching in Berlin ever since. By practising daily she has tremendous trust in the healing power and transformational potential the practices of Yoga have.

She is very grateful for all the teachers who have supported her and guided her along the way.

Her classes are demanding, with a fierce and gentle touch in equal parts. Gunni loves sharing the benefits of yoga practices with her students. By focusing on conscious breathing, we can actively take charge of our own energy; in turn, healing can happen, further strengthening who we truly are.

 

Marie – Marie is an advanced Jivamukti yoga teacher who loves to chant.

Together with Janka, she opened the Roots Yoga Studio in 2019 in order to give yogis a place where they can experience the beautiful philosophy of yoga together. Marie completed the Jivamukti teacher training in 2017 in Costa Rica. Accompanied by her mentor Anja Kühnel she finished her apprenticeship in the years after.

Yoga teaches Marie to be grateful for what is and not to always want more of what could be. Yoga also teaches her to be strong but also soft, courageous and kind, not just in her physical body but in her mind, heart and attitude towards herself and through compassion to all other beings.

HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights of the retreat, what people can look forward to:

With Jivamukti Yoga classes, kirtan, chanting and meditation as well as incredible hiking tours, beach trips and Satsang we fill this week with all sensations that will arise. We want to calm our minds and slow down together for a while to see the often unseen: inner peace, harmony and compassion for us and everything that surrounds us. This aspect and the true meaning of compassion for all beings is the root of Jivamukti Yoga and we will try to come closer to this place during our journey.

We will have an extended intense yoga asana practice in the morning and a flowing light practice like asana or meditation in the afternoon.

Pelion Villas, the stunning view overlooking the Pagasitikos Gulf

EXAMPLE SCHEDEULE

  • 08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast

  • 09:00 – 12:00 Yoga asana practise, yoga philosophy & chanting

  • 12:00 Break & lunch

  • 13:00 – 17:00 Activity* or free time

  • 17:00 – 19:00 Yoga Nidra, yin yoga, meditation, chanting & pranayama

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

*Afternoon activities may include hikes into the mountain, beach trip or boat excursion.

 

OTHER

  • The organiser’s speak: English & German
  • Open to all levels (beginner to advanced)

ACCOMMODATION

  • Will be at the stunning stone-built PELION HOMES Villas. Shared for 3-7 guests per villa depending on size and availability. Some have private pools, BBQ facilities and offer breathtaking panoramic mountain & sea views. 
  • Twin Room: Choose to stay in a twin room with shared bathroom facilities
  • Single Room with shared bathroom: Enjoy a spacious single room for your privacy with shared villa bathroom facilities
  • Single Room with ensuite bathroom: Looking for a little more privacy? Choose our most luxurious accommodation option with a king-sized bed and private ensuite bathroom.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY

THE FOOD

Those who have visited the Pelion Homes Retreat Centre will have seen that we have an organic garden, where we grow a variety of plant-based foods and ingredients.

Throughout the whole wonderful journey, we will nurture our body with delicious vegan food and healthy add ons all powered by plants. This along with sourcing locally sourced ingredients ensures we offer farm-to-table food supporting a happier & healthier lifestyle.

Pelion Homes retreat food
Limnionas beach Pelion, sightseeing with Pelion Homes

Reserve your place

For more information email hello@rootsyoga.de.

Scroll to Top
×