Live Online Retreat: Strength Through Connection

         

A Live Online Jivamukti Yoga and Yin Yoga Retreat with Andrea Kwiatkowski

Join us for a beautifully soulful weekend online yoga retreat with senior Jivamukti yoga teacher, Andrea Kwiatkowski. Expect live online yoga classes, guided meditations and discussions on how we can take our learnings off the mat and into our everyday lives.

Together, we will be exploring the theme of ‘Strength through Connection’. Valentine’s day is often a day where we are given messages of ‘self-care’ and ‘self-love’. But the philosophy behind the ancient yoga texts didn’t have a focus on self-care. Instead, the focus was on how our connections with others can bring us strength. At this time, which really has been lonesome for many of us, we have realised how essential community is to us. But it is through friendship and connection that we can find our inner strength, our resilience and the real joy of life. Yoga can help us to strengthen our resolve, wisdom, and our connection with ourselves, as well as with others.

Master Patanjali describes in sutra 3.24 (maitri- adishu balani): Through friendliness, kindness and compassion strength comes. Our true strength is the strength of friendship, the power of love and compassion. A steady yoga practice, uninterrupted over a  long period of time can result in an attitude that promotes friendship, kindness and compassion.

During this weekend retreat, we will cultivate a spirit of togetherness and develop this attitude of kinship so that we can take our learnings off the mat and well beyond lockdown. You can expect a weekend infused with yoga philosophy in which we will explore themes of love, strength, kindness and community.

So many of us are really missing connection and close contact of family and friends. This will be a wonderful retreat to share and do with your family and loved ones. Even though we are apart from our community, friends and loved ones, let’s practice together to find out through practice, how yoga can help us to strengthen our connection to ourselves and to others.

What to expect
  • A weekend of live world-class yoga, meditation and breath work classes from leading MFML teacher Andrea Kwiatkowski
  • Access to our closed community group with Andrea and all our teachers and fellow Movers to offer you guidance and support
  • Time for you to uncover your inner strength and build connections within the community
  • Discussions on yoga philosophy with Andrea
The Dates

Saturday 13 February – Sunday 14 February 2021

The Teachers

Andrea Kwiatkowski is an Advanced Jivamukti certified teacher, she also teaches Yin yoga and Restorative yoga. Andrea is known for her deep philosophical message in her class, interweaving the teachings from the scriptures and making them practical for everyday living. 

Kat Farrants is the founder of MFML and she will be binding the retreat family together by hosting the discussions and supporting you all in sharing opinions and experiences.

The Daily Schedule

All sessions will be hosted live on Zoom and are suitable for all abilities; you are welcome to join no matter stage what of your yoga practice you are at.

We recommend you take the whole weekend off as if you were away on retreat! Spend time in nature, read books, journal, relax, book in a massage or bodywork session and eat nourishing foods.

Saturday 13th February

9am – 10:30am

Welcome group circle and Jivamukti Yoga Class with Andrea with an emphasis on back bending. We will begin with chanting and meditation, warm up the body and develop a sequence freeing the spine and focusing on energy moving into the heart region the anahata chakra.

This class will be suitable for all levels, but note that Jivamukti yoga is suitable for fit and mobile practitioners.! If you’re new to Jivamukti yoga, try some of Andrea’s classes to get a flavour of the style.

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Yin yoga with Andrea; practice a heart and lung sequence with breath work and a meditation on strength.

We then have space to discuss with Andrea and Founder of MFML, Kat, how our yoga has helped us to embody the understanding of finding strength through connection and we’ll discuss the importance of connection and how we can increase a feeling of connection in our own lives.

Sunday 14th February

9am – 10:30am

Jivamukti yoga class with Andrea: practice The Magic Ten and beyond Jivamukti class which includes affirmations, visualisation, pranayama, asana, kriyas, meditation and deep relaxation.

This class will be suitable for all levels, but note that Jivamukti yoga is suitable for fit and mobile practitioners.! If you’re new to Jivamukti yoga, try some of Andrea’s classes to get a flavour of the style.

Cost

For 5 hours of live yoga classes, meditations and discussions, plus access to our private Facebook community for support and guidance, the cost is £55.

EARLY BIRD PRICE – Book by 22nd January to take advantage of our early bird price of just £35!

5% of the Cost of Your Retreat Space will go to Plant Trees and Reduce Carbon

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Questions?

If you have any questions about the retreat, drop us a message on support@movementformodernlife.com

Terms and Conditions

Practicing safely

The live classes are for your education and your enjoyment only. You are participating in the live class at your own risk. As part of your yoga journey it is important to select the appropriate level and benefit of class for your experience. You are encouraged to to take breaks when needed and/or when in doubt, don’t do sequences that you are even a little concerned about. If you have any health condition, please seek medical advice before taking any form of exercise. If you have any concerns, please let us know before hand.

If you feel unwell in any way or if you experience any discomfort during class, please stop the class and consult your health practitioner immediately. Remember that yoga is mostly a journey off the mat and into life, and it is a journey about taking responsibility for our own actions and cultivating self-knowledge. Only choose exercises which will nurture and support you, and please take responsibility for yourself and your current abilities during your practice. Remember that each day is different, and even if yesterday you were able to perform a movement, that is no indicator that the same exercise is possible today. Please move within your comfortable limits and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, please seek medical advice.

We are not medical practitioners and we do not seek to offer medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before starting any new exercise. This is particularly important if you have any limiting condition at all or overweight, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. This website may is not tailored to your current physical and mental health. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage whatsoever, either during or after this retreat. Your participation in this retreat is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, and you agree to abide by the T&Cs of Movement for Modern Life.

Payment

Your payment will secure your place on this very intimate, special online retreat. No refunds will be made.

Your data

By signing up to the online retreat, you consent to us adding your name and email address to our marketing database. If you do not wish to receive emails from us outside of this retreat, please do let us know and we will be sure to remove you from our database.

 

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