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

Yoga and Meditation

Friday, 20 September 2019 to Friday, 27 September 2019 2019

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. 

These retreats are open to all.  They 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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Yoga and Meditation

Friday, 2 August 2019 to Friday, 9 August 2019 2019

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. 

These retreats are open to all.  They 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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Body, Earth & Breath

Friday, 22 March 2019 to Friday, 29 March 2019 2019

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. Through guided and improvised movement sessions, hands on bodywork, Authentic Movement and meditation.

No previous experience of bodywork required.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Opening to Life - Buddhist Tools

Friday, 8 February 2019 to Friday, 15 February 2019 2019

Buddhism is not about beliefs, it’s about the way we live our lives.  On these retreats we will explore traditional Buddhist teachings and meditation practices integrated with daily bodywork sessions and see how they apply directly to our body, heart and mind.

These retreats are open to all.  They 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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Yoga Winter Immersion

Friday, 23 November 2018 to Friday, 30 November 2018 2018

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.

These retreats are suitable for people who have been on retreat before and who have a regular meditation practice.  They are more intensive than introductory retreats.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Yoga and Meditation

Friday, 21 September 2018 to Friday, 28 September 2018 2018

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. 

These retreats are open to all.  They 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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Yoga and Meditation

Friday, 20 April 2018 to Friday, 27 April 2018 2018

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. 

These retreats are open to all.  They 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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Body, Earth & Breath

Friday, 9 March 2018 to Friday, 16 March 2018 2018

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 and improvised movement sessions and hands on bodywork.  No previous experience of bodywork is required.

These retreats are suitable for people who have been on retreat before and who have a regular meditation practice.  They are more intensive than introductory retreats.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

yoga winter immersion

Friday, 1 December 2017 to Friday, 8 December 2017 2017

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, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

yoga and meditation

Friday, 1 September 2017 to Friday, 8 September 2017 2017

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 read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00