15 - 21 July 2018
Divine Yoga - connect to the god-dess within
Yoga & the God-dess
Yoga is closely connected to Hinduismn and the Gods and Goddesses related to this wonderful path. In Yoga, we relate to Shiva & Parvati for the male and female power, Shiva and Shakti. We adore Ganesha, who is the remover of all obstacles and stands for grounding and happiness. And we connect to Gayatri, when we chant the healing Maha Mantra, Gayatri. But there is so much more to discover...“We all come from the Goddess and to them we shall return.”
The program led by Daniela Dippong involves an integrated sadhana practice that targets each Goddess (and it's God-counterpart) through a series of poses & techniques, balancing the chakras and delivering a balancing effect of the Goddess within.
In this Yoga retreat week we re-connect to the Goddess inside of us, the female power related to nature and our own unique beauty. In a male-dominated world, with long office hours, constant activity and stress, whether man or woman, we feel the need to come back to the female part inside of us, our passiveness, our own inner flow of life.
During this Yoga retreat week we will connect to one aspect of Goddess energy every day, according to the power she represents, and discover her strength, her beauty and evoke this power inside of us again. We will connect to our feminine nature, and reconnect to nature in the wonderful surroundings of the magical Island of Hvar and the peaceful calm found at Suncokret Retreat.
While, on the one hand, we shall be honoring the femininity inside of us by studying and practicing aspects of Goddess, we shall conversely also get connected to the male counterpart of the specific Goddess we are working on in the various sessions and discover all they stand for. This is beneficial in helping to understand and reckon with the opposite qualities of those we are seeking to emulate through the Sadhana practice.
Intention: Tat Tvam Asi
Many of us feel the need to unwind, calm down and get back to a more passive and less reactive life. No thoughts, no appointments, no to dos that constantly prevent us from discovering who we really are. Tat Tvam Asi, or “ I am that,” we are all divine and just need to find the way back to our source. Come join us on this incredible journey of discovery!
Yoginis & Yogis Welcome!
Divine Yoga is beneficial to both men and women who are interested in evoking feminine or Yin qualities to counterbalance the dominant Yang energy in their life, and discovering how these opposites may interact with and influence their own being.
Themes & Program Schedule
Sunday Evening (at Suncokret): Welcome Circle and Program Introduction
Monday Theme: Muladhara Chakra - "Down to earth / back to our origin: we all come from the Goddess"
Monday Morning Sadhana (at Suncokret): Grounding Asanas and balancing poses • Connection to the goddesses Gaia, Parvati (Shakti) and Demeter, who stand for the element earth and the full abundance of nature’s gifts.
Afternoon (at Suncokret): Lecture about Goddessess, The female and the male energies inside of us, and our connection to nature. Invocation circle: getting connected to all female Goddesses and their male counterparts.
Tuesday Theme: Day two: Svadisthana Chakra -Come back into the flow
Morning Sadhana (at Suncokret): Flowing and light Yoga class linked to the water element with forward bends and hip openers • Connection to the goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of the flow and creativity, surrender and passivity
Afternoon (by the sea): Water Meditation in Supta Bada Konasana - Feel your own inner flow like waves of water rolling in and out.
Wednesday Theme: Manipura Chakra -Summer Solstice -Discover your Inner Burning Flame
Morning Sadhana (at Suncokret): Strong Yoga class for our core strength and abdominal muscles in order to awaken our fire element • Connection to the goddess Kali / Durga, who stands for death and destruction but also for the courage to overcome our fears and win over the dark powers
Afternoon (in nature) Mother circle and nature walk mediation in the forest. Destroy your fears and dark powers and become reborn again in nature, as a child of nature, the place where we all come from.
Thursday Theme: Anahata Chakra - Shiva and Shakti: The Flow of Life Connecting in Our Heart
Morning Sadhana (at Suncokret): Grounding and back-bending Asanas open our heart and help us feel our feminine qualities such as love, compassion and altruism • Connection to the goddess pair of Shiva and Shakti (Parvati), who meet in our heart center & dance their eternal dance.
Afternoon at Suncokret - Shakti Dance - a yogic dance expression with gentle and flowing movements, which helps us to connect to our body, spirit and soul. No previous dancing knowledge is needed for this freestyle dance.
Friday Theme: Higher three Chakras & The divine Goddess
Morning Sadhana (in nature): Asanas for neck and shoulder and Inversions • Connection to the goddess Gayatri, the divine mother and the healing power force that is accessed by chanting the Gayatri Mantra, where we connect to our source, to our core, to who we really are
Friday Evening (in nature): Sunset Meditation while chanting the Gayatri Mantra & visualizing the beautiful setting sun in our third eye.
This program is interwoven into our weekly itinerary, to provide a complete holistic yoga & healing holiday adventure on Hvar Island - the Suncokret way!
• 30-minute Goddess Tarot readings with Evening - 30 euros
• Pranic Healing Sessions or Yoga Therapy for special needs with Daniela