VIRKELIG RETREATS 2022

Two 5-day summer retreats on Samsø with Jeppe and co.

Once again we are offering two retreats:

  • Ashtanga Yoga and Alexander Technique: Tuesday July 26th - Sunday July 31st 2022

  • Alexander technique and Sattva Yoga: Monday August 1st - Saturday August 6th 2022 

Both retreats will take place on the island Samsø, in calm and quaint surroundings, close to beaches and nature. We've been to this location several times before, and have had some of our best retreats here. 

The two retreats emphasise different aspects of the work we do, and thus it is possible to chose the one that most suits your interests and level of experience. For the very enthusiastic, it is possible to participate in both retreats.  

The first retreat is suitable for everyone, beginners and experienced yogis alike, no experience is required. The second retreat presumes some practical experience with alexander technique (no yoga experience required). If you don't have alexander technique experience yet, you still have plenty of time to take a few lessons.

Both retreats build on our theoretical framework of 'the four corners of change', which is the foundation of the process we call 'how to become what you are'. The four corners are 'body', 'food', 'emotions' and 'thinking'.  

You can already reserve a spot now. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are unsure which retreat you should chose - or if you have any other questions.

Ashtanga Yoga & Alexander Technique

26th- 31th July

On the retreat 'for everyone', the starting point and focal point is the body, as it can be experienced, challenged, examined and listened to through yoga. It will be quite recognisable to those who know our daily yoga classes. At the same time, it will be an opportunity to get a closer look at the more comprehensive model and be introduced to how we include working with food, emotions and thinking in a general process of transformation. Read more and check the full program here...

Alexander Technique & Sattva Yoga

1st -6th August

On the retreat 'for the more experienced', we expect you to be comfortable (enough) and willing to work in all 4 corners. You are willing to experiment with food, have the courage to work with and share both difficult and nice feelings and be willing to explore and challenge your normal thinking. At the same time, of course, we constantly return to and hold on to the bodily reality. Read more and check the full program here...

The Four Corners of Change

The four corners BODY, FOOD, EMOTIONS and THINKING each represent an area that can be worked on to foster personal transformation. Through yoga and Alexander technique, we encounter our bodily reality. Our emotional state becomes more apparent in silence and through contact and care work. By eating simple and nutritious food and by possibly fasting, we are confronted with our relationship to food. And in shared reflection, we integrate the new experiences into our way of understanding and thinking about the world. During the retreats, we work towards an increasingly neutral state. Both to experience and understand what that really means - and to experience how much meaning and life and how many possibilities lie in the neutral.

The Alexander Technique

Alexander technique is a unique form of body and consciousness work that usually takes place as one-on-one lessons. The teacher uses though words and listening touch to guide the student to new ways of experiencing themself and their body. It is a structured and systematic method of creating and integrating new experiences and possibilities. And in that way, Alexander Technique is the perspective that binds the entire retreat together. Each participant receives (at least) one individual lesson during the retreat, which provides an opportunity for individual guidance and support to go deeper into the process. Read more about alexander technique here...

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga is both muscularly and in terms of cardio. It works deeply, both physically and mentally. We follow the classical ashtanga yoga series, but although the framework is undeniable ashtanga, our emphasis and content is rooted in our knowledge and experience as alexander technique teachers. This results in a very soft and gentle style of ashtanga. 

Sattva Yoga

Sattva yoga is a slow and calm, but still demanding style of yoga. Fewer positions, but more time to go deep into the experience of them. The intention is to give enough time for the body and nervous system to calm down, so the inner experience can become clear. We work towards finding a bodily balanced position, and from there allow the breath to pulsate and open the position from the inside. By giving space and time for the body to react and respond to the positions, the inner sensory reality can gradually grow and clarify. 

Pratical

Both retreats take place at Inspiratoriet on Samsø (Sildeballe 17, 8305 Samsø)

Here you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and each other's company or turn your attention more inwards. you can relax in the lovely garden, explore the fantastical on-site permaculture 'forestgarden' or take a walk and a to the sandy beach for a swim, about ten minutes away on foot. If you have a bike or a car you can also explore more of the island.

All meals are organic, vegetarian and delicious. We will probably be able to accommodate most special dietary needs. Contact us.

There will be a need for everyone to help a little with dishes, tidying and such.

You have to transport yourself to the retreat site, but we can possibly arrange pick-up by public transport. Car-pooling will be organised to the extent possible.

PRICES

The price includes everything: content, room and board. 

We are counting on being able to carry out the retreat as described. Should we have to cancel due to corona, you will of course get your money back.

Astanga Yoga and Alexander technique: 26-31 July

bed in a double room

6000 dkk

Astanga Yoga and Alexander technique: 26-31 July

single room (limited availability)

6600 dkk

Alexanderteknik and Sattva Yoga: 1-6 August

bed in a double room

6600 dkk

Alexanderteknik and Sattva Yoga: 1-6 August

single room (limited availability)

7600 dkk

Both retreats

bed in a double room

10600 dkk

Both retreats

single room (limited availability)

12600 dkk

sign up

You can reserve your spot by emailing us and transferring a deposit of 1000 dkk to the following account: 

reg.nr. 3409

kontonr. 13188998

The rest of the fee will be requested at the beginning of July

The deposit is non-refundable, unless the spot is filled by someone else - and of course if the retreat, due to corona-restrictions, cannot be carried out.

For more info and registration, don't hesitate to contact Jeppe

jeppe@virkelig.nu or (+45) 27 20 13 43