The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo

R2 100
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Valid From 16 Feb 2018 to 18 Feb 2018
Restorative yoga & mindful cooking Retreat

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The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo is hosting a retreat: Authentic Ayurveda: Restorative yoga & mindful cooking from 16 – 18 February 2018.

The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo

Authentic Ayurveda: Restorative yoga and mindful cooking

Teacher: Nalini
Dates:  Friday 16 February 2018 – Sunday 18 February 2018

Enjoy the restful and rejuvenating effects of restorative yoga sessions over this retreat. Restorative yoga offers us a nurturing space where we can heal and balance our physical, mental and emotional selves more effectively. With the use of props, we are able to hold postures longer, giving us the benefits of deep relaxation. Through asana (posture), and pranayama (breathing), we learn to become more mindful in daily living. Restorative yoga offers overall support and healing to the nervous, lymphatic, hormonal, endocrine, cardio thoracic, digestive and immune systems in the body; which brings you back into harmony with your body’s natural rhythms.

You will also learn the art of preparing a dosha balancing meal; that will take you from the hot days of summer into the transition of autumn. Be your own healer by learning how to incorporate the therapeutic properties of food, herbs and spices into your daily routine. Explore simple, yet effective Ayurvedic remedies for common complaints, using ingredients from your kitchen.

Perched on a ridge at the head of a valley in the Umkomaas river system in KwaZulu-Natal; the Buddhist retreat Centre looks out on a vista of indigenous valleys, forests and rolling hills receding like waves in the blue distance. Here, for more than twenty years people of all religions have come to experience peace as well as tranquillity. It is a gentle, sympathetic space where one can be still and get in touch with oneself and reflect on the things that crowd one’s life. CNN featured the BRC as one of the 10 finest Meditation centres in the world.

Paths threading the 300 acre property each bring their own revelation: follow the pine-scented path to the dam; walk past ancient cycads to the tracks of early Voortrekker wagons; discover an assegai-sharpening stone on a hillside; or point your feet towards the rocky outcrop that provides a perfect seat for contemplating the valley below. Nearby are the breeding sites of the exquisite; but rare Blue Swallow of which the Endangered Wildlife Trust has appointed the BRC a custodian. Their presence, together with the BRC’s commitment to encouraging the indigenous biodiversity of the area; has led to the Centre being declared a Natural Heritage Site by former President Nelson Mandela. The BRC is a birder’s paradise, with more than 160 species recorded.

Integrated into this setting are the Centre’s buildings; accommodation lodges and cottages, the dining room and office, a shop, a lecture and art studio, a library, and the meditation hall. The labyrinth, the Zen gardens, the deer park as well as the Buddha Boma invite one in for reflection and contemplation.

The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo

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