Special Programs - One Week Intensive
Ashtanga & Musicfest
Practice yoga and enjoy some really good singing and live Kirtan concerts all with an Irish folky gospel influence
January 6 - 13, 2007
January 13 - 20, 2007
With Paul and Jack Harrison & his band
About the Retreat
"... one of the most original singer-songwriters to come on the Irish scene. This rich, resonant music integrates a contemporary but timeless Irish voice with inflections of Ragtime, Blues and Jazz."
Irish Music Magazine
Take one or two weeks to join us in practice and enjoying some really good music. Kirtan is a Sanskrit word that symbolises the singing of the Divine Name. In most yoga circles it is associated with singing Indian style sanskrit chants and bhajans. However, we hail from many countries outside of India and have music and singing done similarly but with its own distinct sound and culture. So this is an international live two weeks of practice and live kirtan concerts. Jack is originally from Ireland, a practicing yogi, with a wide range of musical talent and ability. A truly gifted voice and a way with lyrics. You can just sit and enjoy the music or you can join in and sing through the rehearsals and evening concerts. In addition to the classic Indian bhajans there will be Irish, folky and even gospel pieces included. It's all music to uplift the soul and purify the mind and heart. It's all offered to the Divine. It is no way religious. It's just music and feelgood time.
On top of the practice, hmmm, sounds Divine!
The Daily Schedule
|7:30 am||Meditation - opening of the day with thanks, loving kindness to others and an openness for guidance. Then silent sitting, just being!|
- mysore style for experienced practitioners
- led class growing to mysore style for beginners
|9 - 10:30 am||Breakfast fruit and juices are available for those finishing at different times|
|1 - 2 pm||Lunch|
|4 - 5:15 pm||Singing and music rehearsals|
|5:15 - 6:30 pm||Restorative asana and breathwork class (€ 8 extra)|
|6 - 7:30 pm||Herbal steam room available|
|6:30 - 7:30 pm||Dinner|
|7:30 - 8:30 pm||Evening program - live concerts|
|8:30 - 9 pm||Meditation / quiet time|
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide you with a private community and greater security. Most of our rooms open up to a spectacular seaview looking direct to the beach and the coconut trees.
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga program
- Fully equipped accommodation with AC
- Full brunch and dinner buffets
- Mineral drinking water
- Herbal steam room
- Salt water swimming pool
- Wi Fi internet
- Service charge
- VAT government tax
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.