Retreat: Iyengar: a deepening practice

Yoga Style: Iyengar yoga

Teacher: Marina Jung

Dates: Nov 29 - Dec 6


Retreat Summary

Style: Iyengar yoga

Programme: Two daily workshops; morning session of 2hrs 30mins; afternoon restorative session of one and a half hours.

Suitability: All levels

Excursions and extras: Free half hour massage; beach picnic; tapa making demonstration; visit to local village; visit to Savusavu town

Food: Chicken, fish and vegetarian

Itinerary: Arrive Savusavu Nov 29. Free day on Nov 30. Retreat starts Monday morning Dec 1, yoga ends Friday evening Dec 5. Depart Savusavu Saturday Dec 6.

Cost: Twin Price: AUD $1550
Single Price: AUD $1900
Non-participating partner: AUD $950

Retreat Details

Marina Jung teaches yoga through the raw traditions taught to her by the Iyengar family.  The Iyengars are known for their attention to detail, student specific adjustments and finite sequencing of asanas for holistic balance.  Marina’s vast knowledge of the human body and its potential are her greatest assets. Marina sees her students’ potentials and she urges them to penetrate to that level in a mature and safe approach.  Ambitions are put aside in Marina’s class. Students learn how to “get into their body and out of their head”.

It is a rare skill for a yoga teacher to balance the amount of time devoted to detailed teachings of asana technique with time for quiet reflection in which students can penetrate deeper within their own practice.  Marina has this skill.  Students of Marina can expect to be challenged physically, mentally and spiritually.  They will be invited to listen with keen awareness and take this learnt knowledge into their practices. Marina teaches that yoga is not theoretical, it is a practice. Therefore- students learn to listen, concentrate, apply, hold, repeat, listen, concentrate, apply… Marina teaches that yoga is not about doing poses- it is about becoming the poses and working out how to get there using intelligence, surrender and humility.

Prices:

Twin $1550
Single room $1900
Non-participating partner $950

Instructor Details

Marina Jung  is a member of the Iyengar Yoga association in Australia wih a Senior Intermediate Certificate and has been teaching yoga for 20 years (and  practicing for almost 30 years)

She started Yoga in 1984, and attended Teacher training with Mira Mehta at the London Institute where she taught until 2001. She moved to Perth, WA where she taught and ran teacher training courses.  Since 2007 she has been teaching and running teacher training at the Clifton Hill yoga studio in Melbourne.

She also runs Personal Development days for teachers who want to deepen their practice.

Daily Programme

The daily programme starts with a light snack of fruits and coffee or tea  from 7.00 – 7.45, followed by  an asana class from 8.00-10.30 am. W will then have brunch around 11.00 am. The rest of the morning and the early afternoon will be free for relaxing, excursions, swimming in the pool or having a massage. There will then be a second practice of restorative yoga and pranayama from 5.00 – 6.30pm.

Cost of Program Includes

  • 7 nights twin share accommodation at Daku Resort in traditional bures with private facilities.
  • Early snack, mid morning brunch and dinner (excluding one dinner in town).
  • Services of a teacher.
  • Course fees.
  • Excursions as indicated.
  • Return airport transfers from Savusavu to Daku Resort.

Daily programme details     

The daily programme starts with a light snack of fruits and coffee or tea  from 7.00 – 7.45, followed by  an asana class from 8.00-10.30 am. W will then have brunch around 11.00 am. The rest of the morning and the early afternoon will be free for relaxing, excursions, swimming in the pool or having a massage. There will then be a second practice of restorative yoga and pranayama from 5.00 – 6.30pm.
Daily programme details:

Saturday   
Arrive Savusavu. Daku Resort is 10 minutes from the airstrip.
Evening: welcome ceremony.

Sunday    
Free day.

Mon
7.00 – 7.45     Light snack
8.00 – 10.30    Asana practice
11.00         Brunch
12.00 pm: free time for massage treatments, swimming, relaxing
3.30         Tapa making demonstration
5.00 – 6.30    Restorative yoga and pranayama
7. 00 pm            Dinner

Tue
7.00 – 7.45     Light snack
8.00 – 10.30    Asana practice
11.00         Brunch
12.00 pm: free time for visit to Savusavu town massage treatments, swimming, relaxing
5.00 – 6.30    Restorative yoga and pranayama
7. 00 pm            Dinner

Wed
7.00 – 7.45     Light snack
8.00 – 10.30    Asana practice
11.00         Brunch
12.30pm – 3.30 pm: beach outing
5.00 – 6.30    Restorative yoga and pranayama
7. 00 pm            Dinner

Thu
7.00 – 7.45     Light snack
8.00 – 10.30    Asana practice
11.00         Brunch
4.00 – 6.00     Village visit: a chance to see life in a traditional Fijian village
5.00 – 6.30    Restorative yoga and pranayama
7. 00 pm            Dinner
Fri
7.00 – 7.45     Light snack
8.00 – 10.30    Asana practice
11.00         Brunch
4.00 – 5.30    Restorative yoga and pranayama
6.00        Drinks in town
7. 30 pm            Dinner

Sat    Return to Nadi and on to international flight