Yoga/Ayurvedic Health Retreat
A Two Day Yoga/Ayurvedic Health Retreat with Shilpa Ghatalia at Yogshakti to usher in the New Year!
Yogshakti’s new center in Bangsar is an oasis of peace. Set amidst beautiful trees and sound of birds you will be treated to a retreat in an urban setting.
The 2-day Immersion that includes Yoga, Ayurveda, Yogic Kriyas, Breathing, Meditation & Deep Relaxation will involve:
Integrative Yoga: Practice a form of Yoga that combines two powerful styles – the *Scaraveli Inspired Spinal Yoga and Taoist Yin Yoga to offer a comprehensive style that is healing, intelligent, powerful and deeply transformative.
Ayurveda: Enjoy wonderful home cooked Ayurvedic food and learn how to cook and incorporate it into your diet
Yogic Kriyas: Cleansing techniques which are the ideal start to the day have powerful detox effects, help with elimination and energize the nervous system.
Breathing: In Integrative Yoga we integrate pranayama and other breathing techniques to help you bring vitality, energy, calmness, still your mind and prepare it for meditation
Meditation & Deep Relaxation: We will practice Qi Gong as a moving meditation and deep yogic relaxation called Yoga Nidra which can induce healing, awaken intuition/inner knowing; creativity, problem solving and gaining deep insights.
What students say about Integrative Yoga:
“Practicing yoga with the “spine awakening” technique has perhaps been the biggest detoxification I’ve ever experienced. After the first few sessions, I felt years (decades!) of tensions, emotions, anger, pain, guilt, etc, release from my spine.” ~ Catherine Jones
“It works !! Integrative Yoga energizes the body and quietens the mind .. you really want to pratice it regularly as the difference is apparent !!“ ~ Rachana Dighe
“Not only do i feel lighter from the flexibility i have gained, but i feel fitter and healthier than ever. But the most important part would be the understanding of how connected the body and mind is! I have realized that through my mind, I can improve my body by controlling and relaxing my movements. And in turn, my body can improve my mind by releasing stress and fear through these poses. ” ~ Olivier Di Tullio
*Yogshakti’s Integrative Yoga is a practice of classical Hatha Yoga based on the principles of Vanda Scaravelli inspired Spinal Eclectic Yoga and Yin Yoga. While Yin Yoga works towards opening key areas of the body through long held poses, the Scaravelli-inspired technique is an effortless “dance” with breath and gravity leading to freedom of the spine and lightness of body.
 Vanda Scaravelli author of the book: “Awakening the spine”.
Postural Alignment – Setting the Foundation
Foot & Hand mudras
External Hip Rotation
Freedom of Joints
Diaphragmatic breath, Kapalabhati, Crocodile & Sandbag breathing
Sun Salutations, Forward Bends, Standing Balances
Fluidity and Freedom of the Spine
“Collecting” and Connecting with your center (Hara)
Lightness in Movement
Sun Salutation 1 & 2
Standing Poses, Twists and Hip Opening
Head Tail Connection & Moving as a unit
Hip Opening – Yin and Scaravelli Inspired
Breath work :
3 part complete breath
Bandhas & Core Connection
Fundamentals of Headstand, Handstand & Hornstand
Quiet Breathing & Eliminating Pauses in the breath
Meditation & Relaxation
Preparation for Meditation
Preparation for Yoga Nidra/Relaxation
Alternate Nostril breath