5 – 7 June: Embodied Elements Yoga Retreat

Join Diane and Lesley from Scottfit for our fourth yoga retreat in the beautiful scenic gathering space at Cherry Tree Lodge in Saline, Fife.

Our theme this year is ‘Embodied Elements’ where we will connect with all seven elements – space, earth, water, fire, air, sound and light.

Taking you on a journey through our yoga practices and meditation we will connect with all these elements both indoors and outdoors.

The element space represents immediacy, directness and freedom of being. We will use it’s fundamental expression of consciousness/awareness with the embodied technique of drushti (focused, directed attention) during our yoga practices.

Earth represents stability and we will look at the quality of our yoga asanas during our practices to not only find stability of the body but also our mind, grounding the body and mind through asanas and breath.

Water qualities are softness, fluidity, adaptability, power and feeling and the fundamental expression of water is deliberate movement and it is embodied in the technique of Vinyasa flows- entering, leaving, arriving and departing.

Fire qualities are transformation, suddenness, intensity, radiance and inspiration and the fundamental expression of fire is action, bringing about change, and it is embodied in the technique of bandha, the focus being Uddiyananbandha to stimulate and lift our prana. Weather permitting we will make use of the fire pit for a ceremony around the fire.

Air represents mobility, the ability to move freely, lightly and effortlessly and is embodied in Pranayama and the quality of our breathing.

Sound from Tibetan Singing Bowls entrain the brain to move into the theta brain wave frequencies that induce deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and intuition. The sound vibrations impact our nervous system, engaging our relaxation reflex and inhibiting the stress or pain response

Light – the divine inner light is hidden within all mankind, our belief that yoga is a path of peeling back the layers of ourselves and finding that we truly are whole and perfect within. Our Inner Light burns true, regardless of our exterior size, shape or physical ability.

Balanced application of all of these techniques is essential to bring about a nurturing balance between the elements.

We look forward to welcoming you to this all inclusive yoga retreat focusing on our embodied elements.

We have also put into the itinerary time for us all to get together and enjoy each others company along with free time for your own self reflection.

Exchange is £280 per person (based on room sharing inclusive of all meals and activities if booked after 1 December 2019).

Early bird discount of £30 if booked by 30 November 2019.

Just 10 places – you can book and secure your place with a £50 deposit.

Booking is by contacting Lesley or Diane direct on:

e: scottfit@icloud.com
m: 7841261390