THE PHOENIX AND THE DRAGON RETREAT
JAn 21 - Jan 28/2017
with VANESSA SUZAKU and SHIHAN RYU SHINZO
COME JOIN US FOR A JOURNEY TO THE SECRETS AND MAGIC OF AWAKENING. PRACTICE OF YOGA DHARMA AND MINDFULNESS MEDITATION IN THE BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDING OF ALYA RETREAT CENTER IN SAN JUANILLO, COSTA RICA. A WHOLESOME EXPERIENCE OF NATURE, FOOD, YOGA, AWARENESS AND SERENITY
about our yoga & meditation retreat
Live in harmony with nature while you connect your body, mind, and spirit by deepening your yoga and meditation practice.
Through mindfulness we aim to experience and inquire the relation between body, mind and breath. We examine the way they influence and mirror one another, and to open ourselves to our senses, feelings and mental movements, through all daily activities.
The Yoga Dharma practice is approached from the Iyengar yoga method and meditation sessions are guided with basic instructions in mindfulness meditation for the purpose of developing Vipassana - Insight Wisdom.
This Yoga & Meditation Retreat offers time for silence for the serenity of the mind and for raising our sense of perception and sensitivity. We'll be nurtured by mother earth, the sea, the wind, the sun and the loving peaceful space. Enjoy eating healthy organic local vegetarian food prepared with intention to your well-being.
Yoga Dharma is the union of body and mind. Yoga practice improves self awareness, health, and increases sensitivity and wisdom. The practice allows as to connect to ourselves and to the world. The yoga Asanas (postures) are beneficial for our state of happiness, as they stretch, strengthen, energize and nourish our physical body. The practice of yoga also strengthens and flexes our mind; it develops mindfulness, concentration, serenity and stability.
Mindfulness or Vipassana meditation is based on cultivating awareness of the body and the mind. During Meditation we observe and witness with a calm mind all that appears and disappears in our body-mind structure. We observe our body, feelings, emotions, thoughts and habits. During practice, concentration, mindfulness, energy and serenity increase, and those factors allow insight knowledge to appear. We call this insight: Vipassana, which means seeing clearly, seeing reality as it is.
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About Anat Zahor:
Anat Zahor is the founder of Yoga Dharma School in Israel where she teaches yoga and meditation. She conducts teachers training courses and certifies her students to teach Yoga Dharma.
Anat has been practicing Yoga, Tai Chi-Chuan, Chi Kung, Taoism and Buddhism from the early 80's. In the early 90's she joined her first S.N Goenka, Vipassana meditation retreat, and since then Buddhism has become her way of life.
Anat is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher since 1999, she studied with B. K. S. Iyengar and various senior teachers around the world, also visited the RIYMI center in Pune several times to learn from the Iyengar family.
For the last 15 years she has been staying for monthly retreats at the Chom Tong monastery in Northern Thailand practicing Vipassana Meditation under the guidance of Venerable Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo, which also ordained her as a Buddhist Nun during one of her retreats in 2011, and under the guidance of her teachers Thanat and Kate Chindaporn.
Anat and her life companion, Dr. Reuven Barak, MD, a Physician practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative Medicine are the authors of the book Mapa's Guide for Healthy Life, published in Israel.
Anat's website: Yoga Dharma School