Going deeper - women's hillwalking: Wild open heart
Moksadhi (she/her) first encountered Buddhism in Nepal in 2012 and has been following the Buddhist path ever since. Her passions lie in exploring external and internal aspects of wilderness. Her practice follows an embodied approach to finding qualities of spaciousness, wildness and freedom in both meditation and movement. Moksadhi was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2019. She is currently training to become a yoga teacher with Bodhiyoga and regularly leads retreats at Dhanakosa.
Subhanaya works at Dhanakosa and was ordained in 2021. Time in nature, in the water and wild places, is an important part of her spiritual and embodiment practice. Dance and movement has been a major part of her life and practice for 9 years, she is currently training to teach Open Floor movement practice, more on her website here.
Elise has been coming to Dhanakosa regularly since 2010 when she attended a yoga and meditation retreat and was hooked. She is a qualified hatha flow yoga teacher and massage therapist and should have completed the three year training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner™ by the time this retreat takes place. When not on the yoga mat Elise can often be found having adventures on her bike, in her kayak or out on the hills! She finds that being outdoors in remote and wild places helps her keep in connection with herself and others and is a fundamental aspect of her spiritual practice. Elise is training for ordination within Triratna.
Sophie’s approach to yoga is gentle, inquisitive and playful. Through her classes, she hopes to help people to come into greater relationship with their bodies in a way that is safe, supportive and empowering. Attention is paid to noticing body sensations and learning how to respond to these sensations with movement and breathe to bring your whole being back into balance.
Sophie has been practicing yoga for 10 years and started teaching it in 2017. Sophie has training in Hatha, Yin, Yoga Nidra and trauma-sensitive approaches to yoga and mindfulness, as well as a master’s degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. She lives in Glasgow, with the Scottish Highlands are her playground and Dhanakosa as her sanctuary.
You can find out more here: www.wildmindwellbeing.com
An ideal first regulars retreat. These retreats take themes from our introductory programme and introduce a stronger Buddhist context through meditation, teachings, up to 3 days of silence, ritual and chanting.
Open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat or has been attending a local Buddhist centre, is familiar with Buddhist practice and is looking to take it a bit deeper.
This retreat will take an embodied and heartful approach to exploring and deeply connecting with our experience – out walking in the hills, through movement practice and in meditation.
We will meditate indoors and outside, where exploring our senses and opening our hearts to an elemental connection with nature will guide us. We will continue to practice the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana and also introduce Buddhist ritual and the seven fold puja, with an emphasis on connecting with nature. Periods of silence together and quiet walks will all support a deep and rich experience of coming home to ourselves and the landscape that surrounds us, holds us and lives within us.
For more information please read the retreat information sheet.
2022 Covid-19 update: We expect to be running this retreat with a maximum of 25 people including the team. Before booking, please read our Covid pre-retreat information sheet here for more information about what to expect.