Meditation practices can also be called Raja Yoga or the Royal Path. Raja, means royal. Raja Yoga deals with the mind. The last three steps of this classical eight limbed system of Patanjali concern meditation. They are Dharana, concentration and Dhyana, Meditation, which leads to the eighth and final step, Samadhi or super consciousness.
“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.” Rumi. Annie Edwards is one of our retreat teachers, she loves the written word, weaving poetry and philosophical inspiration into her classes and places emphasis on ample time for rest and relaxation.
We caught up with Rory Viggers who is teaching the Sadhana Retreat in Devon this August. He talks overcoming obstacles in home practice and what can help us get going.
Spartia is a small village in the southern end of Kefalonia and the backdrop to our magical yoga holidays. A hidden gem, it has secluded beaches, some great places to eat and lots of lovely spots to while away a relaxing day.