This retreat aims to introduce the 107 vital energy centres (Marmas) of our body, their identifications, functions, how to incorporate them in a regular practice of yogic posture. The knowledge can deepen one’s yoga practice and is a good introductory course to energy medicine. This course is designed for yoga teachers, serious yoga students, and health practitioners who are interested in using vital energy centres for healing.
Marma Therapy has ever been one of Ayurveda's most powerful healing modalities for stress and pain management. Marmas are vital, hidden or secret points found where energy and matter come together or, as one can say, ''where the tissues of the of the body eavesdrop on your internal dialogue".
Marmas are points that are intelligent and can keep the body in touch with itself and its needs. This specialized massage technique is particularly useful to heal damaged tissue, to detoxify by activating the lymphatic system, to unblock tension from nerves, muscles and joints and to facilitate proper Pranic flow. A rejuvenative, relaxing and revitalising therapy, Marma Points Massage offers a holistic approach as it helps to harmonize body and mind.''
6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
11am Karma Yoga
12:00 - 4:00pm Marma Points Workshop with Bharata
4-6pm Yoga Class
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture
Arrival and Departure
Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm on the first Date of the course with an Ashram Orientation followed by Satsang at 8pm.
Departure: The course will conclude at 3pm on the Final date.
We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Day 1, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form.
What to Bring
Other: slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. All books and materials are available in our boutique.
To Register for this course click the "Register" Button.
◻ STEP 1 - CREATE ONLINE USER ID AND PASSWORD
◻ STEP 2 - FILL OUT ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
◻ STEP 3 - WILL ANYBODY JOIN YOU?
◻ STEP 4 - CHOOSE ACCOMMODATION OPTION
◻ STEP 5 - MAKE DEPOSIT AND PAY ONLINE WITH PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD
Accommodation Prices and Photos
- Dorm: $65/night per person
- Double: $85/night per person
- Single: $130/night
- Double: $120/night per person
- Single: $170/night
Deluxe Shanti Cabins
- Triple: $120/night per person
- Double: $160/night per person
- Single: $240/night
- Family of two: $280/night per family
- Family of three: $320/night per family
Accommodation Discounts: Seniors (60+) 10% & Students 10%
Bharata Surya (Javier Lopez) is a Sivananda Yoga Teacher and a certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Counselor, Pancha Karma specialist and Marma therapist trained in the US and India. For the last 15 years he has led private practices and set up Ayurvedic clinics in different parts of the US and abroad, conducting multiple workshops and programs and designed protocols on diet, herbology, lifestyle management therapies, yoga/ayurvedic cleansings and juice fastings. As lead chef at the Yoga Farm Ashram, Bharata stresses the importance of healing the body and mind through food. Besides offering Ayurveda consultations, he teaches weekend and full 7-day certified ayurvedic vegetarian cooking courses. Bharata is the author of a forthcoming cookbook on ayurvedic recipes and healing foods.