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 connecting with and 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 ongoingly changed and evolved. 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.

 

In more recent years  I have also been drawn to also exploring more somatic /embodied movement approaches - allowing movement to arise from listening to impulses within the bodymind and from outer stimuli. In particular I love the practice of Authentic Movement, a little known but very rich embodied relational movement practice. It’s a bit like doing the metta bhavana through movement! Whether through movement or meditation I am really 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 ourselves, others and the world around us. 

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

body earth and breath

Friday, 17 March 2017 to Friday, 24 March 2017 2017

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.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

total immersion

Friday, 29 January 2016 to Friday, 12 February 2016 2016

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 bodywork 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.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

yoga winter immersion

Friday, 25 November 2016 to Friday, 2 December 2016 2016

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.  Each day we will include several periods of meditation as well as a yoga practice. 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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

yoga and meditation

Friday, 7 October 2016 to Friday, 14 October 2016 2016

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

body, earth and breath

Friday, 18 March 2016 to Friday, 25 March 2016 2016

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.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

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

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

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