Each time we are faced with challenging situations where we have no control of, stress and anxiety can easily creep up on us. We rush through tasks trying to get everything done as much as we can each day. Constant pattern like these evidently leads to stress. There are a few definite tools for handling stress such as entertaining with friends and eating healthier meals. Though less definite, engaging in meditation and yoga classes for the benefit of reducing stress is a useful way to overcome stress. According to experienced retreat leader Marije E. Paternotte, reconnecting with your Self will greatly enhance a sense of inner peace and reduce stress.
Experiencing bliss in our lives can be achieved according to how we understand our own experiences as being blissful or not. Some workshops, practices and retreats are often held with a focus in embracing peace. Marije gives retreat participants the opportunity to learn how to listen to your body, so the mind is not always in charge. Yoga and meditation practices are taught upon the comfort level of each participant with the result that participant could maintain a relaxed state of mind also when they go back to their daily (work) life.
Included in this retreat is the teaching of Kripalu yoga and Yin yoga. The focus of the Kripalu (also meaning ‘compassion’) practice is not to perform each posture perfectly as described in a book, but to find the right way for your body in that moment. Practice of Yin yoga has a calming effect on your mind as it is a practice that emphasizes stretching of the connective tissue and the joints – rather than the muscles – in the body.
Divine Bali Bliss Retreat to connect with our own Divinity.
Where: ONEWORLD retreats Kumara (Kumara Sakti)
When: 26 April – 2 May and 27 Sept – 3 Oct
Marije E. Paternotte (E-RYT, RYT-500), owner of Be Your Own Yoga and co-founder of the Living World Yoga School, received both her foundational and professional level yoga teacher certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts (USA). She has also been studying with Sarah Powers, one of the greatest experts in Yin Yoga. Read more about Marije