Yoga and meditation
Pasadini’s (they/them) main focus in practice is working with shadow energies, and they encourage curiosity in meeting all that arises in experience through deeper connection with our heart and energetic being. They currently live in Glasgow and are studying to become a counsellor. They have been a student of Buddhist meditation since 2000 and lead retreats regularly at Dhanakosa.
Polly transitioned to teaching yoga in 2017 from a 15 year career in creative communications. Since qualifying at Raja Yoga Academy's 500hr training, Polly has worked as a travelling teacher in California, Thailand and New Zealand as well as well as the UK. She follows the Ghosh methodology and studies with Acharyas Ida Jo and Scott Lamps, sharing these teachings through a range of yoga styles. This therapeutic method is rooted in healing and integration: focusing on health, strength and functionality in the body and stillness in the mind, with the values of knowledge, humility and discipline at heart. Polly teaches yoga for all levels from restorative to dynamic, for private clients, retreats, studios, special events and festivals. Polly contributes to key projects and events for Buddhafield, her sangha.
Ginny started practicing yoga in 1995, teaching in 1999 and now offers a diverse range of classes mainly in London, encouraging students to develop their own personal practice.
Her focus is on body awareness through Indian yogic traditions of Asana, Pranayama and relaxation practices, integrating this with Chinese yogic traditions of Qi, meridians & there pertaining organs and the five elements.
She infuses all practices with fun, taking us into the unexplored field of body, mind & emotions, to evoke potential for personal growth & transformation of ourselves.
Visit Ginny's yoga page here for more information about her yoga style.
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. This playful synthesis of body based approaches to wellbeing (through meditation and yoga) in the peaceful and beautiful environment of the retreat can help restore physical and mental vitality and balance in our lives.
We will cover an introduction to two traditional Buddhist meditations as well as give a solid introduction to the principals of meditation. We will also be exploring some traditional Buddhist teachings to get a flavour of how these might be relevant to our modern lives.
No previous experience of meditation and yoga is assumed so these retreats are suitable for complete beginners, but they are also a good refresher for those who already have some experience.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.