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The 2014 season starts in May and there will be Yoga retreats, transformative workshops, sacred music festival, shamanic works and trainings..
15-19th May Prayer of The Heart Retreat
with Amanda Rayment, Dominique Sakoilsky & Louise Bennett
'If it feels right to take time out, to be profoundly nourished, discover the possibilities of self-enquiry, explore passions and reconnect with your life purpose, then this may be the retreat for you. Amanda, Dominique and Louise have over 60 years of personal transformation experience, an array of tools and a strong intention and willingness to create something life changing. No one will return home without having been touched in some way by the experience we will share together.' Places are limited on this retreat.
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If you would like to find out more feel free to call or email them:
Louise@relaxedbirthandparenting.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dominique +44 7969 204763
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26-27-28th May Gravito's Sacred Music Gathering
Welcoming musicians and music lovers, these three days will explore the world of music as a means of connection to the divine. We are delighted to welcome singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, kora maestro Justin Freeman (http://www.koratone.com) and Adrian Freedman and his Japanese flute, the Shakuhachi, (www.adrianfreedman.com).
Here is a sample of a collaboration between Justin and Adrian: Two Rivers.
Adrian will also lead a river-meditation from the tradition of Suizen, which dates from the 13th century and is meditation through the blowing of a shakuhachi, as opposed to Zazen, which is silent meditation through sitting as practiced by most Zen followers.
.…Playing the shakuhachi; one feels the unseen worlds
In all the universe there is only this song…...
Zen Buddhist priest Ikkyû Zenji (1394-1482).
Also coming to lead a kirtan is Elahn Keshava and Radhe from the Shekinashram in Glastonbury ( www.shekinashram.org).
For the last 11 years or Elahn Keshava & Radhe (Gisela Lirusso) have been running Shekinashram the much loved devotional sanctuary and Bhakti Yoga ashram in Glastonbury UK. The ashram is dedicated to inspiring others by sharing the astonishingly sweet nectar of devotional life.
Having spent many years running daily and weekly programmes, and retreats introducing people to the different facets Bhakti Yoga, Elahn & Radhe, along with their young daughter Tulsi, travel when possible to share the journey of bhakti sadhana. Principally using the medium of kirtan and sacred storytelling to share some of the age old secrets and wisdom of the sages from the Bhakti Yoga tradition, they have become well known for both their soft ambient moods of devotional chanting and ecstatic high energy kirtans. They extend a very warm invitation to everyone to join them on this beautiful and inspiring pilgrimage to the Heart of the Beloved.
The three days will include concerts, workshops, kirtan and open sessions amidst delicious food and good company in Gravito's beautiful environment. Accommodation in your own tent, or in one of our decked tipis. Bring an instrument, a listening ear and an open heart...
If you are interested in coming or would like more information please contact us
In June we have two very interesting ongoing projects coordinated by visiting guests.....
Belinda Bluebell is a bodywork practioner and shaman who has been following a fascinating journey around bees. We feel honoured and grateful that she will come and help us to set up a bee hive with a difference….
Alexander Tiajkov is a talented Estonian fine arts student, specializing in ceramics, who will spend over a month here from mid-June. He will be offering a unique opportunity to make ceramics using only what we find in the nature around us. Finding the clay, sculpting tools, firing underground will all play a part in this wonderful experience.
2nd-9th August Asthanga Yoga Immersion Retreat
with Christopher Gladwell
Christopher is an acclaimed teacher of yoga and a published writer of wisdom and transcendance. His retreats are deeply transformative. This retreat is a teacher training and is now fully booked.
What we facilitate...
Yoga, Chi Kung, Tantra, Meditation, Massage, Ceremonies, Shamanic work and courses, Music & Art workshops, Dance and more…
Excursions to mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, river beaches, sea and various Portuguese power sites.
We also organise canoeing trips in beautiful lake sites near Gravito.
If you are interested in bringing a group to Gravito or want more information about running a retreat or a workshop here please contact us.
We are ideally suited to cater to groups of between 10 and 20 people. For this we charge 40 euros per person per day, based on at least a one-week stay. This includes full use of the facilities, accomodation in a shared tipi and full board.
Gravito is a non-profit organisation. All the profits are invested in the project of sustainable developement of the valley and the promotion of awareness of unity.