21 October - 31 October 2023 | D'Alijo Yoga Retreat Centre
Partly Silent Retreat with Esther Ekhart
Slow down, restore, and revitalise on a profound level during our 10-day partly silent yoga and meditation retreat. Join Esther Ekhart for a transformative and rejuvenating experience, encompassing Meditation, Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and Inquiry. Over the course of the retreat, we will immerse ourselves in silence for 5 consecutive days, creating an opportunity for deep introspection and inner exploration.
What To Expect
Experience the transformative power of our carefully crafted 10-day partly silent yoga and meditation retreat. This immersive journey is designed to slow you down, allowing for deep restoration and revitalization. By achieving a state of relaxation and balance within your energy system, you can easily connect with the world of reality, embracing its joys rather than being trapped in the realm of the mind. Throughout this retreat, we will employ various tools, including yoga, meditation, lectures, inquiry, pranayama, and silence.
Each morning, from the moment you wake up until the start of the yoga practice at 11:00 AM, we will observe Mouna (silence). The day commences with meditation and pranayama, followed by breakfast and a silent break. We then engage in a fluid yoga practice that focuses on releasing tension, strengthening and stabilizing the body, and calming the mind. In the afternoon, we reconvene for enlightening lectures, inquiry sessions, meditation, restorative/yin yoga, and yoga Nidra, where we delve into self-exploration and gain insights into ourselves and life.
During five retreat days, we will embrace full silence, allowing for a profound inner experience. However, there will be opportunities to ask questions during the scheduled class times, providing a balanced approach to introspection.
To ensure a complete break for both body and mind and to honour true silence, we kindly request that all participants surrender their mobile phones during the fully silent days. In case of emergencies, a phone number for the retreat centre will be provided.
Why you should join this transformative retreat
As you surrender to stillness, you will cultivate presence, awareness, and an authentic connection with yourself. You will tap into a profound sense of "being" that exists within each one of us—a universal felt sense that often goes unnoticed until it is consciously acknowledged. Additionally, being together in silence fosters a unique form of connection that can be more fulfilling than engaging in constant conversation. By embracing silence, we unlock a shared state of "being" that transcends superficial stories and identities, emphasizing our inherent interconnectedness.
Please note that participation in this retreat is limited to a maximum of 24 individuals. It is recommended to have prior experience with Esther's retreats or silent retreats before attending.
Join us on this transformative journey, where silence becomes the gateway to self-discovery, inner peace, and profound connection with others.
More about this retreat
This is a partly silent retreat. Within the 10 days, there will be 5 full silent days, somewhere in the middle. During the silent days, the main focus will be on meditation, and the mindful morning yoga practice from 11 - 13 to loosen out the body is still going to be there.
It's best to come to this retreat having done a retreat with Esther already, or having experience with a silent retreat.
08:00 - 09:00 Meditation/Pranayama
09:00 - 11:00 Breakfast + break, in silence
11:00 - 13:00 Yoga / Mindful movement
13:00 - 17:00 Lunch/Free time
17:00 - 19:00 Meditation/discourse, with short breaks in between
19:00 - Dinner
20.15 - (optional) Meditation or a restorative practice
During the silent days, the lunch break is shorter, and we will start at 16.00 or 16.30
Arrival & Departure
Arrival is on Saturday, Oct 21st, and Departure is on Tuesday, Oct 31st. Both days are travel days. I will offer a short grounding practice to those who are there on arrival day in the evening and meditation on the morning of Oct 31st.
Pricing per person for 10 nights
All prices include ten nights' accommodation, fantastic meals served three times daily, plus all meditation and yoga sessions.
• Shared room en-suite - € 1890
• Single room with shared bathroom facilities - €2190
• Single room with private toilet and shower - €2350
• Single luxury cabin - €2550 / couple share €2290 pp
You can secure your place with a non-refundable deposit of €450. The remainder of the fee will be due by 7th August 2023. You can also pay in full now too.
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