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Yoga Retreat: Suncokret's Grape Harvest & Autumn Equinox Event Suncokret Body & Soul Retreat
Hvar Island Island of Hvar Croatia
September 18, 2016 to September 23, 2016
Open Style with Zen Meditation
Suncokret Body & Soul Retreat
18 - 23 September Yoga Grape Harvest & Autumn Equinox with Ben Rakidzija & Evening-Marie The Symbolic Connection between Yoga, Grapes & Wine Grapes and wine are an ancient symbol of fertility, joy, healing and vitality. Wine represents the" Blood of Life" and the alchemical process of infusing the creative, intoxicating spirit into matter. Wine is used in the sacred rites of many civilizations, representing the presence of the Divine Spirit on earth. Yoga, like grapes and wine, offers a powerful pathway to leading a joyful, healthy, fertile lifestyle and the practice itself, which offers us a direct connection to the Divine within ourselves, can be quite an intoxicating experience, indeed! Wednesday & Thursday 21 & 22 September - Autumn Equinox & Global Mala Celebration In conjunction with this week's yoga & grape harvesting theme, we will also celebrate the Autumn Equinox, which cooincides with the Global Mala event taking place at yoga studios and retreats around the world. A Mala is a string of beads used for mantra or prayer repetition and even protection, and the purpose of the Global Mala is to unite the global yoga community from every continent in the world, to form a human mala around the earth, through collective intentions and practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108. Led by Evening Marie each year since 2007, this magical and memorable event will involve yoga, chanting, prayer & meditation that we will do in honor of harvesting joy, healing, unity and peace on a personal and global level. Program Schedule Sunday Evening 16.45 Check-in 18.00 Dinner & Karma Yoga 19.00 Welcome Circle & Program Intro Monday - Wednesday 8.00: Yoga Sadhana with Ben 10.00: Brunch & Karma Yoga 11.30: Daily scheduled transport to various places (Tuesday - Grape Harvest in UNESCO protected Stari Grad Plain) 16.00: Yoga Program with Ben by the sea (Mon, Tues & Wed) 18.30: Dinner & Karma Yoga 20.15: Global Mala Overview with Evening-Marie (Monday) Global Mala Meditation & Sacred Chanting with Evening-Marie (Wednesday) Thursday 8.00: Global Mala Morning Sadhana in Surprise Location with Ben 10.00: Picnic Breakfast 10.30: Free Day in Hvar Town 17.45: Sunset Yogi Celebration & Tour Final dinner in local restaurant (priced separately) Friday Morning 7.30: Yoga Sadhana with Ben & Closing Circle 9.30: Breakfast & karma yoga clean up 10.45: Check-out Questions & Answers What kind of yoga sadhana will be practiced? The word "Soshin" is from Japanese and means "beginners mind". It reminds us how it is to be a beginner, open-minded, devoteld, and with the absence of prejudice. With a beginners mind we can feel very good, whether we do Yoga for the first time or maybe just recently. It helps us to be more relaxed, hold poses more strongly and to be more open-minded toward others as well as ourself. During the yoga sadhana, we will get in touch with classic yoga poses, gain insight into Yin Yoga and begin our day with Zen Meditation. At the end of the week, we will celebrate the Global Mala, where we will connect with Yogis and Meditators around whole world in a state of unity. The beginners mind will help us. Like Sunruy Suzuki says, "If your mind is empty, it is ready for anything.“ 5-Night Package Prices: 675 euros / person 5-night package in double room with shared bathroom (Wind & Air Cottage) - booking priority goes to friends traveling together 725 euros / person for 5-night package in single room with shared bathroom (Earth & Fire Cottage) - booking priority goes to solo travelers 775 euros / person 5-night package in attic suite - double occupancy - with private bathroom (Ether Cottage) - booking priority goes to mature couples 825 euros / person 5-night package in attic "Mini Suite" - single occupancy - with private bathroom (Ether Cottage) - booking priority goes to solo travelers in need of extra privacy The 5-Night Program Package Includes: Accommodation in room of choice 5 dinners at the retreat (Sunday - Wednesday) 4 breakfasts at the retreat + 1 picnic breakfast on Thursday Welcome Circle + Program Introduction (Sunday evening) 5 x 120-minute Yoga Sadhana with Ben 4 x 30-minute afternoon or evening Yoga Program (by the sea & at the retreat) Scheduled daily outings according to the sample itinerary Scheduled transfer to & from the Stari Grad Port on Sunday at 16.30 and Friday at 10.45 Not included in the price: 1 restaurant dinner on final evening, anything else not listed above

For more details, please see our website here: http://suncokrethvar.wix.com/bodyandsoulretreat#!yoga-grape-harvest/c20ql

Hope to see you on Hvar this September!

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