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AWAKENING BODY, BREATH & HEARTMIND

A Two Week Retreat with KIA NADDERMIER

Kia weaves an embodied approach to Ashtanga Yoga with classical Pranayama (Kaivalyadham-lineage), Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation and Compassion Practices.

Being a devoted practitioner in Yogic and Buddhist traditions she draws heavily from both streams of wisdom. During the retreat we immerse into these somatic teachings as vehicles of insight, inviting us to awaken our heart through the wisdom of our body.

Whether exploring Asana, Pranayama or the Buddha Dharma, we work from a non-dogmatic, inclusive and creative place, open for personal inquiry. Refining our somatic awareness will be the ground for our inquiry into each of these subtle frequencies of practice. It is an approach that yields exceptional rewards as it moves the practitioner towards self-reliance, self-compassion and self-realisation.

Again and again we return to the wisdom of our body, the pathways of our breath and the generosity of our heart to grow our practice from a place of deep listening, curiosity and kindness. This entrustment to the home ground of our embodiment creates a natural sense of belonging and compassion that reaches far beyond our yoga mat.

The retreat is open for all levels.

“I believe this process of embodiment to be a portal to the deepest source of our being – which always is, and always has been radically whole and complete”

 Kia Naddermier

 

About the teacher

Kia Naddermier has been a devoted Ashtanga Yoga practitioner for almost 30 years. She founded Mysore Yoga Paris in 2011. MYP has since grown to become a global yoga community dedicated to an embodied, wholistic approach to practice.

Kia’s teachings integrate her profound knowledge of the philosophy and practice of all aspects of yoga – Asana, subtle and physical anatomy, Meditation, Kriyas, Pranayama. She is one of the first – and very few – Pranayama teachers to be certified at the highest level within the Kaivalyadham lineage. Being a dedicated Buddhist meditation practitioner, her teaching draws extensively from both Yogic and Buddhist traditions.

Kia teaches with authenticity, clarity and generosity, making ancient practices relevant in our daily lives as a means for spiritual growth and inner healing. Her deep love and years of dedication to all aspects of yoga shine through in her insightful, inspirational and compassionate teaching. Practitioners return year after year to benefit from the continuous evolution of her research, practice and teaching.

She is the co-creator of the much appreciated podcast Mysore Yoga Paris – Closer Together offering free practice resources available for all.

Watch: An interview with Kia at Purple Valley

Course content and daily schedule

Mornings open with Mindfulness Meditation, cultivating deep awareness aligning body, breath, heart and mind. Kia may guide us through the beginning of practice to set a common intention before continuing with Mysore Style. These classes allow for your personal practice process to unfold, while receiving individual guidance from Kia and her team to further deepen your experience. A couple of guided Master Classes will also be offered to expand our understanding of embodied anatomy, energetic movements, internal and physical actions and principles of Asana.

Afternoons are dedicated to the philosophy and practice of traditional Pranayamas in the lineage of Kaivalyadham as well as reflections around the Buddha Dharma, Meditation, Satsang and exploring essential Principles of Yoga Asana.

Whether studying breath, meditation or asana, we enter these mindfully crafted afternoon sessions with an explorative mindset, looking at common principles and patterns to help cultivate a fully embodied experience rooted in Yogic and Buddhist teachings.

New students will be mindfully introduced to classical Pranayama & Kriyas, whilst those with more experience will refine and deepen their practice and understanding. Those with an established practice within Kavailiadham lineage may be offered pulse-reading and individual progressions. All participants will leave with a self-practice to continue after the retreat.

Space is also offered for Philosophy & Satsang (discussion) around both Yogic- and Buddhist teachings and how they relate to our practice and lived experience.

 

Below is an example of a weekly schedule. Please note that the timings of classes may be changed and adjusted to best nourish the teaching environment and the student. Additional activities not mentioned on the schedule may be added. 

Saturday 7 Dec
Arrival Day
Students will have access to the rooms after 2pm.
6pm Introduction meeting followed by dinner. All students should try to participate in this first get together.

Sunday 8 Dec
7 am Led class
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Monday 9 Dec
7 am Meditation & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Tuesday 10 Dec
7 am Meditation & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Wednesday 11 Dec
7 am Meditation & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Thursday 12 Dec
7 am Meditation & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Friday 13 Dec
7 am Meditation & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Saturday 14 Dec
10am Brunch
Day off
6.30pm Dinner

Sunday 15 Dec
7 am Meditation & Mysore practice
11am Small Brunch
3pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Monday 16 Dec
7 am Meditation & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and Fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Tuesday 17 Dec
7 am Meditation & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and Fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Wednesday 18 Dec
7 am Meditation & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and Fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Thursday 19 Dec
7 am Meditation & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and Fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Friday 20 Dec
7 am Meditation & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and Fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Saturday 21 Dec
9 am Check out from rooms
10am Simple breakfast

Booking Information

Please read the Terms & Conditions before booking a retreat.

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