Padmadarshini

Padmadarshini - I have long been interested in exploring and working with the body. Since being a teenager coming into my body through movement has been a way of resourcing myself.

I have taught yoga at Bodywise in Manchester for many years now. During this time both my personal practice and approach to teaching have changed and evolved ongoingly. It has been important to me to see the practice as a process of enquiry, exploration and creativity. This has drawn me to study with various teachers over the years and I am particularly grateful to Sarah Powers and Donna Farhi for the rich teachings I have received from them.

More recently I have been exploring somatic based practices: I am in my 3rd year of studies with the Institute for Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy. As part of this I am enjoying exploring the rich practice of Authentic Movement. I am interested in discovering how the body can be a 'doorway' into listening to ourselves and can help us find a deeper, more open, easeful relationship to our experience. We could say that the body holds our life story and I am curious about how we can access the images and messages in the body that we need to creatively unfold our story both personally and collectively

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yoga winter immersion

Friday, 27 November 2015 to Friday, 4 December 2015
2015

Yoga is essentially an awareness practice. It has the potential to help us to re-inhabit our bodies, to listen to our bodies` wisdom and to meet ourselves as we are with kindness and sensitivity.  We will have periods of collective silence during the week to support going deeper. The retreat is open to those with a regular yoga practice who have previously attended a week long yoga and meditation retreat.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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yoga and meditation

Friday, 18 September 2015 to Friday, 25 September 2015
2015

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.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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body, earth and breath

Friday, 27 March 2015 to Friday, 3 April 2015
2015

Creating a space for expression, movement, spontaneity and playfulness. Engaging our capacity for sensing, for listening deeply to the body’s wisdom. Finding our own dance and developing an embodied consciousness. We will use meditation, authentic movement, guided & improvised movement sessions and hands-on bodywork.  No previous experience of bodywork is required.

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Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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Total Immersion

Friday, 23 January 2015 to Friday, 6 February 2015
2015

A two week intensive retreat following the popular total immersion format – take a deep dive into your experience, savour it and explore its true nature.  There will also be an opportunity to join a yoga practice group as part of this retreat.  Paramananda has been teaching meditation for over twenty years in Britain and the USA. He is the author of "Change Your Mind’, a best-selling book on meditation.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00
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yoga and meditation intensive

Friday, 28 November 2014 to Friday, 5 December 2014
2014

Yoga is essentially an awareness practice. It has the potential to help us to re-inhabit our bodies, to listen to our bodies` wisdom and to meet ourselves as we are with kindness and sensitivity.  

We will have periods of collective silence during the week to support going deeper.

The retreat is open to those with a regular yoga practice who have previously attended a week long yoga and meditation retreat.

 

For more information please take a look here

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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Yoga and meditation

Friday, 25 April 2014 to Friday, 2 May 2014
2014

This retreat combines 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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00