What is Yoga? I have been teaching yoga for over 5 years now and this question is still quite puzzling. Yoga can be almost anything you want it to be. It can be a life journey, it can be a discovery, it can be a spiritual practice, it can be a physical practice, it can be a way to behave in society and with yourself. And it can be all of these together. We usually meet with the practice of yoga through one class of mostly physical practice, of asanas – postures. And from there, the journey begins.
We begin to integrate our mind into what we do. We start becoming conscious of our breath and our subtle sensations in the body. The world opens up from there in a considerably different way.
In this retreat, we will initaite such a journey. For some of you this may be the very, very beginning, the very first step on this path, and others may be quite further along the way. Wherever you are, benefits will surely flow from this meeting of yours with yoga and with experiential astrology.
So next, what is experiential astrology? You probably know that your chart shows the energetic blue print that you came in this world with and it shows the direction you want to take and the learning you want to do in your life. One method – out of many – to understand a bit better the dynamics you chose to live by is, to stand in your chart and experience the energies from within. It is a very profound experience and works on many layers. You will experience the energy of every planet, Sun, Moon, Chiron and Moon Nodes and, if it is the case at this point in your life, the interactions between them.
During this exercise we analyse and deepen the relation between and with the planets and bring tensions and aspects that have shown intensity, as well as certain habits and unexplored potentials, to the surface. Feeling the energy of every planet and understanding what it has to offer, you will get the answers you are looking for, not always by way of talking but most of the time by way of simply understanding what it is about. We also explore what is happening beween the planets at the moment and how this plays a role in your chart.
Experiential Astrology is not about predictions, but gives you tools to understand and learn the unique reason you came here for. It is a profound experience in your body, forget about understanding it in the first place. You will have an insight of what works for you and what does not and then you can take decisions that favour your unique way of being and what makes you feel truly fulfilled.
Come join us on this experience of presence, awareness and discovery!
12:00 – Arrival and setting in
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:30 – 16:45 – Experiential Astrology session 1
17:00 – 18:30 – Soft yoga practice – chakra focus
19:00 – 20:00 – Supper
20:15 – 20:45 – Relaxation and Meditation
8:00 – 9:20 – Yoga practice – Morning activation
9:30 – 10:30 – Breakfast
10:30 – 14:00 – Trekking on the mountain with breathwork practice (or maybe visit bear sanctuary)
14:00 – 15:00 – Lunch
15:15 – 17:15 – Experiential Astrology session 2
17:30 – 19:30 – Experiential Astrology session 3
19:30 – 20:30 – Supper
20:45 – 21:00 – Breathwork
21:15 – Shamanic Sacred Fire Ceremony
8:00 – 9:20 – Yoga practice – Mind-Body Balance
9:30 – 10:30 – Breakfast
11:00 – 12:00 – Energizing breathwork session
13:00 – Departing and goodbyes
Sessions of experiental astrology are hosted by Monika Puiu, founder and therapist at Wayra Astrae. She is very passionate about this domain and took lessions and insirations mainly from three excellent professors, Judy Hall with whom she studied karmic astrology and experiential astrology personally in many workshops since 2005, Jeffrey Wolf Green, Sandra Nicolayson and more recently also Kaypacha. For many years all those teachings were for her to understand life and her personal path in depth, only recently she opened to offer her experience to assist others in their search to heal their traumas and lead a more fulfilled and happier life.
Angela Vasluianu will guide you through the practices of yoga, breathing and meditation. She is a Yoga Alliance (500 hours TTC) certified teacher with more than 8 years of experience in yoga practice. Passionate about finding balance between mind and body and their harmonious entwining, Angela enjoys practices where the energy of the breath harmonizes with that of the physical body and mind. Having studied multiple courses and workshops about the human body, about yoga and other exercising methods and in a continuous process of learning and development, Angela will guide you in meditations of self-knowledge and rediscovery to reconnect with your authentic self.
Guest appearance Petru: certified manual therapist, with studies in osteopathy, NKT (neurokinetic therapy), therapeutic massage, reflexology and lymphatic drainage, with over 10 years of practical experience, Petru started his therapeutic journey as a performance athlete: contact sports, martial arts and physical exercises, which he has been practicing for more than 22 years. During this journey full of yang energy, and as a result of some injuries, he realized the importance of yin energy, of balance and thus discovered manual therapies. He is joining us on this journey of self discovey and improvement.
When: 23-25 June – Save the date!
Location: Top House Zărnești
Early Bird: 1248 lei (20% until the 31st of May)
Full price: 1560 lei
*to book your spot you must pay 50% of the fee (non-refundable)
* all meditation sessions, breathing and yoga practices
* participating in Experiential Astrology sessions (without having your chart revealed)
* all meals from Friday noon to Sunday morning – vegetarian menu option available
* accommodation for three days/two nights
Price does NOT include:
* experiential astrology chart (price for doing your chart is 150 lei, reduced from 225 in a normal astrology workshop)
* because we will be accompanied by an osteopath, you can request an osteopathy session during this retreat. The cost of the osteopathy session is not included in the price of the retreat. Osteopathy session price (exclusively for this retreat): 150 ron
* if you don’t have your own yoga mat, let us know, we’ll make sure everyone has the full equipment for all practices
* transportation (we will organize in a car-sharing model with our personal cars).