Yoga and Meditation
Pasadini has been a practicing Buddhist/meditator since Y2K. She enjoys the simplicity, intimacy and honesty that meditation is/requires of her, and feels deeply honoured to be able to introduce others to meditation, and Buddhist practice. She lived at Dhanakosa for two years, and now stays in Glasgow full time with her wife and dog, and leads retreats at Dhanakosa several times a year.
Originally hailing from Eastern Canadian shores, but having spent her whole adult life in the US, until 2012, she will forgive you if you think she sounds American. Its like totally totally awesome dude.
Kieran Barry- I am a fully qualified YogaAlliance yoga teacher and took my training in Anusara yoga in Bali with my teacher Bridget Woods-Kramer, the foremost Anusara teacher in the UK. Anusara is a relatively new form of yoga, created by American John Friend. It is a lovely balance of dynamic, flowing, energising practice with a fantastic set of alignment principles allowing for good safe asanas.
I am currently teaching in Cabarete, in the Dominican Republic but used to live at Vajraloka retreat centre, having been involved in Buddhism and specifically the Triratna Community since 1993. I love to bring out the meditative aspect of yoga in my classes and specifically the relationship between body and mind.
To quote Jason Crandell, one of my favourite yoga teachers: 'the pose is not the practice, the pose is merely the context, the practice is mindfulness'
Visit my website www.cabareteyoga.com
Amber started yoga at the age of 16 after an injury made her withdraw from competitive gymnastics in the 1970’s. She was fortunate to find an Iyengar Yoga Teacher at that time, and this became by far her most preferred style of yoga due to the alignment and attention to detail of the posture work. Amber qualified as an Iyengar Yoga Teacher in 1997, and in the year 2000 went to the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune in India to study with Mr Iyengar. In the UK Amber taught for 10 years at the Croydon Buddhist Centre becoming the Manager of the Yoga and Health Centre there. Amber is also a qualified Holistic Therapist, and nowadays her passion for health and spiritual well-being is practised alongside her love of permaculture.
Open to all, these retreats are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience, but no previous experience is assumed. All these retreats include introductory meditation teaching and periods of silence.
These retreats combine introductory meditation teaching with yoga. The supportive atmosphere of the retreat allows us to develop and deepen both practices, and understand how the two augment each other. Both meditation and yoga teaching will be from first principles and will be suitable for complete beginners.
These retreats are open to all. They are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience but no previous experience is assumed. All these retreats include introductory meditation teaching and periods of silence.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.