Elemental Asana, Meditation and Internal Alchemy
with Rachel May
January 15 – 22, 2017
Join Rachel May for an 8 day, 7 night retreat in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest. This retreat will also count toward 30 hours CEU for those with a 200 or 500 hr YA certification. The Dakini Mandala of Emotions is a versatile and dynamic elemental alchemy practice of Buddhist and Tantra origin. It works with our subtle body’s capacity to liberate obstructed emotions and cleanse the karmic matrix; while giving tools for supporting consistent consciousness work and all around daily living.
The Dakinis are the sky-dancers; and their dance is the mandala of emotions. When the emotions are in their obstructed display, we move continuously on the wheel of samsara. When the emotions are liberated, the dance is one of freedom and space. The Dakinis are also the priestesses of Kali; and they allow us to experience the duality of our experience. The practices give us the chance to merge the duality and return to a unified state of awareness and being. Each Dakini is tied to an element, which are each tied to different emotions (i.e Earth: abundance and groundedness; Water: clarity and receptivity; Fire: compassion and courage; Air: trust and self worth; Space: totality and freedom.) They are also tied to the organ systems.
This retreat will include an introduction to the each dakini, work with a basic level of the practices (including inner alchemy to merge the duality, healing the relative organ systems tied to the element, and recovering the energies lost when we were in the obstructed emotions); the vow and mantra of each dakini, and the asana practice for the each element based on the Kaula lineage’s elemental asana sequencing and healing the relative organ systems.
We will get to experience this life changing, ancient practice in the rainforest at the exceptional Luna Lodge! Our days will be journeys of nature at it’s most pristine and beautiful. Each day we will have morning and evening asana and meditation: plus afternoon sessions expanding on the dakini mandala (mandatory for those looking to receive the 30hr of certification.) Each day will have free time as well!
This retreat package includes:
- 8 days/7 nights
- 3 delicious meals a day
- Transportation from San Jose to the Lodge and back to San Jose
- A morning and evening yoga session + our daily workshop sittings
- A 30 hour certificate If you are a 200 or 500hr YA teacher
A precise schedule of each day will come to each attendant. For accommodations, pricing and more and more information; please go online to www.rachelmayyoga.com