Integrated Holistic-Yoga-Lifestyle Program
Immerse yourself in an authentic holistic yoga lifestyle experience to gain deep insight into the "science of conscious living," which is the essence of yoga and the key to enjoying a healthy, balanced, blissful life.
"The best yoga experience I ever had! Your way of doing yoga is beautiful; like a dance and a song." - Sasa (Yoga Teacher) Slovenia
What is the Suncokret Integrated Holistic Yoga Lifestyle Program?
Our Integrated Holistic Yoga Lifestyle Program (IHYLP) will introduce you to Yoga as well as complementary, holistic, mind-body-spirit-based teachings and practices that support your retreat journey, and your life, on many levels.
The program was originally conceptualized by Evening Marie, the retreat Co-Founder and Holistic Program Director. Evening has a background in the Fine Arts and is a certified Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master, Bio-Energist, and Spiritual Life Coach. Evening currently leads the Light Up My Life, Yoga B & B, Yoga Hike & Bike, and Reach Your Highest Potential retreat events scheduled in spring and autumn.
During our Summer Events, the IHYLP is further expanded upon by the specialized and inspirational teaching contributions of our Co-hosting Events Team. Please see our Calendar for a list of all upcoming programs.
Sadhana is a daily spiritual practice that includes a balancing blend of techniques to help you "tune into" yourself, the intentions you have for your life and for the day ahead. Traditionally, chanting, pranayama, meditation, asanas (postures) & deep relaxation are key ingredients of this process, though practices on offer at Suncokret may vary from teacher to teacher, and event to event.
The purpose of sadhana is to help you to start your day in a sacred, disciplined, and focused way. These sessions, generally lasting 90 - 120 minutes, will awaken you profoundly; aligning you to your body, mind, and spirit while preparing you to greet life's daily adventures with a sense of inner peace and clarity.
A range of practices and/or topics will be explored in the 2nd daily IHYLP session. Topics and activities related to holistic health, lifestyle management, creativity, mindfulness, movement, meditation, food preparation, art therapy, dancing, chanting, healing work, etc.. are covered in these sessions.
All gatherings take place in inspiring and sacred spaces; either on our outdoor terrace, beautiful indoor loft space, in hidden spots in nature or by the sea, according to the program itinerary, the weather, and other considerations.
Each week, our IHLP interweaves a variety of teachings and practices related to mind-body-spirit well being, including (but not limited to):
Satsang (open discussion with the teacher on a particular topic)
Overview and practice of the 8 limbs of yoga: i.e. guidelines for Yogic living (Yama and Niyama), the science of breath control (Pranayama), postures (Asana), withdrawal of senses (Pratyahara), concentration (Dharana), meditation (Dhyana) and integration (Samadhi).
Introduction to various yoga styles and teachings
Cosmic anatomy (chakras and sheaths of being)
Practice in Kriya, Mudra, Mantra, and Meditation
Ayurveda 101: understanding Doshas and Gunas & aligning your lifestyle patterns accordingly
Healing techniques from Yoga Therapy, Reiki and other Spiritual Practices
Self-reflection through discussion, journaling & silent reflection
Creative explorations including photography, art therapy, voicework, bodywork, dance, etc...
Holistic Lifestyle and (Spiritual/Personal) Life Coaching
"Your yoga lessons are rich in that they offer so many different valuable things. I am grateful for your patience and gentleness with me. It was truly a journey of the self. You are a talented teacher. Namaste." - Marieke, Holland
"Your calm, fluid yoga practice helped to put me back in touch with my inner & outer body; attuned to take the world on again." - Jodie, UK"
"I enjoyed the opportunity to deepen my yoga practice, and experience outdoor yoga at such wonderful spots." - Delilah, USA
"Your beautiful yoga style has made me fall in love with yoga." - Polona, Slovenia