Yoga and Meditation
Smritiratna first took up Buddhist practice in 1977 at the age of 21 while studying Developmental Psychology at Sussex University. At 27, he began training in earnest with the FWBO and entered the Western Buddhist Order in 1991.
In 1996, he came to Scotland, joined the Dhanakosa project and spent five years on-site, teaching and house-keeping. In 2001, he gave up house-keeping to concentrate on study, contemplation and teaching. He now lives in a forest hut near Dhanakosa. He still leads Dhanakosa retreats and continues to delight in introducing meditation to newcomers.
Shuddhasara is currently based at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre where she has been teaching Yoga including Remedial Yoga since 2000. Originally from the States where she taught and performed Contemporary Dance and Dance Therapy after receiving a BA with a major in Psychology. She came to the UK in 1994 to pursue ordination and experience team based right livelihood, and was ordained in 2001. She continued with her Yoga training in the UK and is a Jr Intermediate Iyengar 3 teacher and has a special interest in modified and therapeutic applications of Yoga Asanas, Pranayama and Mindfulness. Some of the afternoon workshops will also introduce Sensory Awareness techniques and ‘evidence based movement’. She is vey much looking forward to meeting and working with you soon.
Open to all, these retreats 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.
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 suitable for complete beginners.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.