Shared Left Border

 

 

 

Support
Free AYP!



Notices

What's New on
AYP Plus?


AYP Teacher Training

AYP Retreats
Worldwide Listing

Weekly Global
Meditation and
Healing Samyama

Local Contacts
Meditation Groups,
Training & Retreats

Sign Up for Mailings
from AYP on Yahoo


Key L
essons

Lesson Tweets

Start Lessons Here

Desire - Bhakti

Deep Meditation

Self-Pacing

Spinal Breathing
Pranayama

Chakras

Mulabandha

Sambhavi Mudra

Asanas - Postures

Siddhasana

Yoni Mudra
Kumbhaka

Uddiyana - Nauli

Navi Kriya

Kechari Mudra

Chin Pump
Jalandhara

Eight Limbs of Yoga

Samyama & Siddhi

Spinal Bastrika
Pranayama

Heart Breathing

Yoga Nidra
Cosmic Samyama

Mantra Enhancements

Solar Centering

Tantra

Brahmacharya

Vajroli Mudra

Whole Body Mudra

Yogic Diet

Fasting

Addictions

Hallucinogens

Shatkarmas

Amaroli

Nectar Cycle

Kundalini
Assistance

Sensitivity Issues

Spirits & Entities

Shaktipat

Self-Inquiry
Jnana - Advaita

End of Suffering

Karma Yoga

Dare to Dream

Evolution of Action

Prayer & Healing

Yoga for Children

Ayurveda

Summary of Practices

Time Management

Modifications to
Baseline System

Teaching

Retreats

Enlightenment
Milestones

Freedom


More Resources

AYP Plus

Public Forum

Plus Forum

AYP Survey

audioicon1.jpg (812 bytes)
AYP on Radio & TV

Yoga FAQ

Sanskrit Glossary

AYP Books & Audio

Downloads

AYP Books Flyer

Extended Booklist

International
Translations

Press Releases

Articles & Media

Promotional
Materials

Website Traffic

Links

AYP-Related Websites

Social Networks

Volunteer

Donate

AYP Public Forum
AYP Public Forum
AYP Home | Main Lessons | Tantra Lessons | Yoga FAQ | AYP Books
Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Forum FAQ | Search
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 AYPsite.org Forum
 Member Announcements - Events, Classes & Retreats
 Retreat experience SW Ontario
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Prem

Canada
90 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2015 :  09:56:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Prem's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Message
Good morning all. I wanted to give you all a summary of the first retreat I ever attended or hosted. Last Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 5 both days. I had been approached in June by an Ayurvedic physician who wanted to cohost a weekend of half Ayurvedic teaching and half yoga. To be honest, it was a huge leap out of my comfort zone and I probably wouldn't have done it without her encouragement. We ended up with 16 attendees, 10 of whom she brought in and the remainder mine. For my part she wanted me to teach yoga for the Vata dosha/season, tratak, the Maha Mritunjaya mantra and yoga Nidra. I agreed to the retreat so long as I could bring AYP teachings and in the end I dropped the tratak and added a lecture on bhakti and the 8 limbs, did the basic asana toolkit both days, nadi shodhana and DM twice day one and introduction to SBP and one DM session day 2. In between was all of the Ayurvedic teachings so really no opportunity to relax or get grounded except for some Vata pacifying vinyasa and savasana but everyone except me seemed to be OK with busy schedule. My cohost wanted to give everybody a swag bag filled with goodies which ended up to be time and labor intensive as I ended up getting the project and we also did all of our own shopping and cooking and handouts for everyone which added to the workload. While I believe most people were there for the Ayurvedic teachings and tools to use in their own practice or business as they were all practitioners of some kind (holistic nutritionist, support group leaders, yoga teachers, Reiki, healing touch, physiotherapist etc) everyone enjoyed the yoga and AYP and all of the feedback was good. Two of the yoginis were older East Indian and loved the deep meditation and could understand all of the rationale for the system. In the end I really connected with these ladies and we talked a lot about purification and opening. I think it was a good toe in the water for everyone as far as AYP, but I would preferred a more leisurely schedule with the retreat wholly focused on AYP. But who knows, it may happen next year and until then I'll just keep plugging away. I do have a small three person group (plus I have gained one more student from retreat) who remain every Wednesday after our asana for AYP and they are getting blown away with the results - particularly now that after 10 months I'm introducing samyama. The divine journey continues.

sunyata

USA
1209 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2015 :  10:05:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Go to Top of Page

jusmail

India
278 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2015 :  5:47:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Good luck for the future
Go to Top of Page

Prem

Canada
90 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2015 :  06:39:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Prem's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi sunyata and jusmail
Thank you
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
AYP Public Forum © Contributing Authors (opinions and advice belong to the respective authors) Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.19 seconds. Snitz Forums 2000

 

 

 

AYP PLUS PREVIEW


Direct Downloads

eBooks - PDF, EPUB
and MOBI-KINDLE

FREE eBooks with
MP3 AudioBooks

SAVE  with Bundled
Multi-Title Downloads


Preview
AYP Books

(PDF Books Flyer)

Easy Lessons

Advanced Yoga Practices Book



Spiritual
Adventure Novel

The Secrets of Wilder Novel


Enlightenment Series

Deep Meditation Book


Spinal Breathing Pranayama Book


Tantra Book


Asanas, Mudras & Bandhas Book


Samyama Book


Diet, Shatkarmas and Amaroli Book


Self-Inquiry Book


Bhakti and Karma Yoga Book


Eight Limbs of Yoga Book


Eight Limbs of Yoga Book



Questions & Answers



Additional Translations of AYP
 

Public Home | Plus Home | Main Lessons | Tantra Lessons | Topic Paths | Interviews | Videos | Site Search | Links Section | Testimonials | AYP Survey | Traffic | Books | Downloads | Contact