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Karma Yoga and Treeplanting Retreat in Snowdonia - Feb 2020

23 February, 2020

Karma Yoga is the Yoga of Action. The kind of action that is focused on giving back to the community and each other in the best possible way.

Karma Yoga Retreats are run as part of the Dru Volunteer Programme. They are a fantastic way to experience teamwork by working on different projects together, such as cooking, gardening, painting, cleaning, tree planting, building, etc. Simultaneously, you practice and learn about yoga and meditation in its many aspects.

Karma Yoga, as stated in the Bhagavad Gita, is often understood and translated as the yoga of selfless service, or as the means of achieving freedom through action. It purifies the heart and mind by inviting you to act selflessly, without thought of gain or reward.
This retreat will be particularly focussed on caring for the earth by tree planting, as this is the ideal time of year for planting indigeous trees in the valley.

Possible Karma Yoga activities will be:-

  • light maintenance/building work;
  • deep cleaning;
  • cooking;
  • gardening;
  • website / IT support.

And there's more....

We will also make sure that your time here is as nourishing and as rewarding as possible.  Therefore we include in your programme sessions like:-

  • yoga & relaxation;
  • meditation;
  • walks and yoga in nature;
  • mantra chanting (kirtan);
  • Satsang on Bhagavad Gita.

And not to forget - your working environment will be in the midst of the stunning scenery of the Snowdonia National Park, with beautiful walks and time in nature included!

A sample Karma Yoga week may look like this:

First day (ie Sunday)     

3 pm onwards - arrival and check-in
6.30 pm - dinner
7.30 pm - Welcome session (including yoga & relaxation)

Second and third day (Monday and Tuesday)

8.30am - Breakfast
10am until 1.00pm - Allocation of Karma Yoga tasks
1.00 - 2.30/3.00pm - lunch and free time
3.00/3.30 - 6.30pm - Treeplanting session
6.30pm - dinner
7.30pm - evening session, including kirtan, Satsang, yoga, meditation

Fourth day (Wednesday)

8.30am - breakfast
10am until 12.30pm - allocation of Karma Yoga tasks
12.30pm - review of Karma Yoga week
1.00 pm - lunch
depart at 3pm.

How much & how to book?

We appreciate a contribution of £125 towards accommodation and food. This contribution will cover all the costs for your stay, including:

  • shared accommodation (en suite);
  • delicious vegetarian meals 3x/each day;
  • snacks and refreshments;
  • free wi-fi;
  • free parking;
  • tuition.

For more information about the content of the Karma Yoga retreat please email:  volunteers@druworldwide.com

Download Retreat Brochure

 

Dates

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 15:00
 to 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 15:00

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