With yoga and meditation we can cultivate a beautiful tranquility in the body and heart. We will explore how each practice enriches the other, contributing to a sustained calm that can change the way we live, and our perception of the world around us.
Restorative yoga allows space to relax in supportive postures for longer periods of time with the aid of props. In this way we receive the full benefit of rest and renewal, deep stretching, and release of tension, stress and fatigue. A deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra practice will follow each session to allow participants to integrate the postures and embrace healing within the body.
Our meditation teaching will focus on ways of creatively working with body/energy awareness in the metta or loving-kindness practice. We will explore the metaphors of spaciousness, light and warmth as they are embodied in our felt experience and as they relate to unconditional love.
This retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioner, including beginners. Please bring your own yoga mat and any favorite props. We do have props and meditation cushions/chairs on site.
How are we coming together safely?
We are requiring that all in-person participants be fully vaccinated vs Covid-19 and will ask for a photo or scan of vaccination cards.
If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you do not attend.
We have installed new air purifiers with virus-destroying technology!
We will have the same few people working in the kitchen.
There are new cleaning and sanitation protocols.
There will be one-person per bedroom (unless coming from the same household).
The retreat population will be limited.
*Please let us know if you have questions or concerns about how we’re coming together.
Lona Kovacs, certified yoga instructor, has been a yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher for over 30 years. Still in her forties, Lona has just recovered from a total hip replacement. She is passionate about teaching restorative yoga, therapeutic yoga, yoga for meditation, and the breath and movement practice that has guided her recovery.
Dh. Suddhayu has been teaching meditation and Buddhism and leading retreats since 1998. He has a deep love of the processes of meditation practice, as well as poetry, myth and creative ritual. He currently works full-time for Dharma initiatives as Chair at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center and Manager of Aryaloka.
A note about the sliding scale —
At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means.
The Event Rate is our actual fee for the event. It is for people paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford occasional or regular leisure expenses such as dining out. Any payment above the advertised fee is a tax-deductible donation.
The Mid-Level Reduced Rate is for those who are paying their mortgage or rent, though experience a consistent tightness in budget that makes extras like leisure activities or unexpected expenses difficult or impossible.
The Base-Level Reduced Rate is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge.
Those whose circumstances are not included above can email the office to make other arrangements. firstname.lastname@example.org
Image detail from 'Titania lying asleep' by Arthur Rackham
Newmarket, NH 03857
|Event Fee||$ 320.00|
|Mid-level Reduced||$ 260.00|
|Base-level Reduced||$ 200.00|