Postponed (please enquire about new date): RE- ENCHANTMENT: A Retreat of Yoga & Wonderment in the hills of Southern Spain

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Postponed (Please Enquire About New Date): RE- ENCHANTMENT: A Retreat of Yoga & Wonderment in the Hills of Southern Spain

Re-Enchantment Retreat with Christabel Reed, Ruby Reed, Amber Scott

Teaching: Amber Scott, Ruby Reed & Christabel Reed; Food: Gioconda Scott

Tuesday 6th October to Saturday 10th October, 2020 Trasierra, Cazalla de la Sierra, Seville

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“To live an enchanted life is to pick up the pieces of our bruised and battered psyches, and to offer them the nourishment they long for. It is to be challenged, to be awakened, to be gripped and shaken to the core by the extraordinary which lies at the heart of the ordinary. Above all, to live an enchanted life is to fall in love with the world all over again.”
— Sharon Blackie


**** Due to COVID19, this timely retreat has been postponed. Please get in touch if you would like to join us at the future date ****

Join us for an immersion into nourishment, enquiry and connection at the beautiful Trasierra, perched among the wild Sierra Morena Mountains in Andalucia. Over five days we will explore how we can re-enchant our hearts and minds, fall back in love with the beauty and harmony of our world, and find a pathway to deep healing and regeneration. You will leave with a renewed spirit, reinvigorated practice and feel reconnected to the cyclical rhythms of nature and your body.

Trasierra is a privately owned hotel set high in the Sierra Morena Mountains, 80km north of Seville in the heart of Andalucia. This historic 16th Century house stands in an aromatic garden surrounded by three thousand acres of olive and orange groves. Its charm is that it is a family house as well as a hotel; designed for people who appreciate peace, good taste and comfort, delicious food and stunning unspoilt landscapes.

We invite you to enter into a space of deep relaxation and even deeper healing. This retreat will consist of:

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes by Amber Scott, Ruby Reed and Christabel Reed;

  • Delicious, healthy and nourishing meals by Gioconda Scott, a world-class chef and founder of the slow food movement in Spain;

  • Walking in the hills and time in wild nature;

  • Evening meditation, chanting and pranayama (breathing);

  • Yoga philosophy, discussions and deeper learning about how we can live with more enchantment in our lives;

  • Star-gazing;

  • Plenty of time to relax by the pool, soak in the sunshine, read and explore the surrounding landscapes.

Amber, Ruby and Christabel have been running yoga, meditation and nature retreats together at Trasierra, Amber’s family home, for the last three years. Their unique teaching styles summon up the intelligence of the student so that the practice becomes truly integrated. Connecting neurological pathways in the physical body means that each movement we make provides a pathway to greater understanding of the self and the way we operate. Deep shifts are given space to occur and the practice becomes truly transformative.

Their retreats go beyond the surface to consider how we can each bring yoga off the mat and into our lives, enabling us to shift patterns and behaviours that stand in our way time and time again, which prevent us from living to our fullest and brightest potential. As a team, they integrate our relationship to nature and the wild as a core practice. By heightening sensitivity and awareness, and therefore our connective and compassionate abilities, we can shake off the effects of our mechanised, systemised and fast-past world, and allow our connection to the Earth to become a source of infinite strength and power.

This year, their May bank holiday retreat explores how we can find our way back to Re-Enchantment. Enchantment is about learning to listen to the land; to listen to our bodies and hearts; enchantment is about learning to hear, recognise and remember our deep connection to the Earth we are part of. Falling in love once more with its abundance and majesty. Enchantment grounds us, roots us right back where we belong. Once we remember that, we return to our own inner balance, we find peace, belonging, compassion and joy. Everything changes.

‘If we remember that once upon a time we sang with the tongues of seals and flew with the wings of swans, that we forged our own paths through the dark forest while creating a community of its many inhabitants, then we will rise up rooted, like trees. And if we rise up rooted, like trees … well then, we might indeed save not only ourselves, but the world.’ Sharon Blackie

In May, the nature around Trasierra is abundant and at its fullest and most magical. It is warm enough to bask in the bright morning sun, but cool enough in the late afternoons to walk in the hills and woodlands, and sink sweetly into your practice. Every room at Trasierra is luxurious, comfortable and extremely beautiful. The food is locally grown and organic as much as possible (often from our own vegetable gardens). It is lovingly prepared by Gioconda Scott, a world class chef and founder of the slow food movement in Spain.

For more information on the practitioners and hosts, please see the following websites:

www.christabelreed.yoga • www.rubyreedyoga.com • www.amberscottyoga.com www.instagram.com/giocondascott • www.advayainitiative.com

Prices
All inclusive prices from £950 for a shared room to £1450 for a room with sole occupancy.

We offer concessionary rates of £850 and £1250 if you have come on retreat with us before, or if you are unable to make the full price.

To reserve a place please contact us. We will ask you to pay a 50% deposit per person before paying the full price two weeks before the retreat starts, by Wednesday 22nd April 2020.

About Amber Scott

Amber was born and brought up in Spain, spending her time surrounded by nature in the hills north of Seville. She travelled extensively with her family around India from the age of 5; this is where she got my first taste of the inspiration that would later draw her to the practice of yoga. Over the years, her mother practised with devotion and began to host yoga weeks in Spain with various fantastic teachers, one of whom started her off on her own yoga journey at the age of 17. She began to attend classes during these retreats and was lucky to receive some wonderful instruction from different teachers that visited them from London.

Amber went on to cultivate a strong self-practice using books, primarily ´Light on Yoga’ by B.K.S Iyengar and ‘Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha’ from the Bihar School of Yoga. She learned for the first time how to breathe properly, and went to live in India, where she immersed herself deeply in self-practice while teaching English to children. A year later, she travelled to Nepal where she commenced her training in the Thai healing tradition at the Healing Hands Centre in Kathmandu. She undertook a course in Hatha Yoga and continued to cultivate her self-practice, learning the practice of yoga nidra, which she continues to teach. At the request of friends and guests, Amber began to teach some students in the spirit of sharing her learnings and knowledge. Travelling next to Rishikesh, Amber studied with Usha Devi, a strong teacher from the Iyengar tradition. On this trip she began to explore the teachings of buddhism and on a ten day silent buddhist retreat had her first experience of teaching a group, leading a daily class aimed at preparing the body for long periods of sitting. Back in London Amber enrolled on a degree course in Sanskrit and the study of religions at SOAS, continued to teach private clients and worked as a massage therapist around the city. It was at this time that she started a family, and shortly after met Ruth White with whom she did her yoga teacher training. Ruth taught Amber to hold back within the physical postures, which enabled her to cultivate a deeper awareness in her practice.

Amber’s method of teaching is called Karuna Yoga, the yoga of compassion. It is an adaptation of the rigorous Iyengar training; it is precise, clear and safe, all of which are qualities of teaching that Amber has adopted and for which she is deeply grateful. After many years training with Ruth, Amber began to run her own retreats combining yoga and hill walking at her beloved family home in Spain, Trasierra. She has also begun to follow her interest in healing through the therapeutic application of yoga and has trained with another truly great teacher, Tias Little. Tias founded Prajna Yoga, a method that pays particular attention to the yoga of the subtle body. The emphasis is on slowing down and cultivating sensory awareness to remove obstacles to freedom.

Currently studying an MA in the Traditions of Yoga & Meditation at SOAS University in London is giving Amber the opportunity to read about the roots of this practice that has given her so much, adding a much needed dimension to the practical works. She continues to run retreats, teach privately and locally, deepen her own practice and learn through her teaching. As often as possible she makes her way back to India to absorb the immediacy of spiritual life.

Read more: http://www.amberscottyoga.com/

About Ruby Reed

Ruby teaches an alignment based vinyasa yoga. Her teaching style engages a subtle and embodied approach that uses the breath to guide a slow, strong and creative practice. She brings an excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology to a passion for the authentic teachings of yoga philosophy, blending these in an informed and full approach to the study of Yoga.

Ruby first practiced yoga 10 years ago in India in her teens, which begun a passion with a practice which would go on to change her life. Later, she developed a high energy, daily practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa under the guidance of Brett Porzio and now Ursula Scott, which over 4 years has led her from dark early mornings in the Soho shala, to learn from the source in India, practicing with the Jois family at KPJAYI, Mysore. Her formal training began on the rigorous BWY and YA accredited two-year training at Triyoga, London in 2014 with Susannah Hoffman and Jeff Fenix, during which time she had the opportunity to take a deep dive into authentic meditative practices, from pre-classical yoga to the creative exploration of Tantra, under the guidance of Carlos Pomeda. Now under the watchful eye of her teachers Colin Dunsmuir and Miranda Taylor, she takes part in another transformational four-year training in Vinyasa Krama, the tradition of Krishnamacharya.

Ruby remains continually in awe of the powerful practice of yoga to unstick and shift negative patterns, opening the doorway for change. She is also a passionate free-diver and is learning more about this amazing technique and the way it expands our consciousness, mind and body. She is an advocate of an embodied approach to life, where the breath comes first as we cherish and remain present in every moment.

Read more: https://www.rubyreedyoga.com

About Christabel Reed
Christabel is on a mission to link inner transformation with social change and empower people to embark on the entwined journey of inner and outer healing.

In 2015 Christabel and her sister Ruby founded Advaya, the London-based system change initiative that organises around the principles of radical regeneration and joyful revolution. Since then they have launched a media platform called EarthSpace and organised over 100 events including full day immersions, panel discussions, retreats, pilgrimages, circles and festivals. In 2019 she founded the educational initiative EcoResolution with Cara Delevingne that aims to empower people all over the world to step up rather than shut down in the face of our ecological and climate emergency. During this time Christabel joined Extinction Rebellion and the Regenerative Culture Team supporting the creation of the first Rebel Sanctuary during the April rebellion and overseeing their proliferation in the October Rebellion. Christabel continues to support XR through organising donation-based retreats with Sara Zaltash and Ruby Reed.

Behind the more outward facing work is a deep commitment and passion for meditation and Yoga. In 2017 Christabel completed her Masters with first class honours in the Traditions of Yoga & Meditation. Her thesis on the Bhagavad Gita as an ecological treatise and guide on how we can come to act in the world has provided the framework for her approach to life today. In 2019 Christabel completed her four year Yoga Therapy training with Colin Dunsmuir. The work she does on a 1-1 basis with clients is the microcosm to the more macrocosm work of EcoResolution & Advaya.

Christabel has a passion for justice and an unerring fascination for how we can establish harmony where disharmony has occurred and free ourselves from whatever is inhibiting our inherent peace and power.


About Trasierra

See More: https://www.facebook.com/trasierra/
Trasierra is a privately owned hotel set high in the Sierra Morena Mountains, 80km north of Seville in the heart of Andalucia. This historic 16th Century house stands in an aromatic garden surrounded by three thousand acres of olive and orange groves and has been the property of Charlotte Scott and her family for 25 years. Its charm is that it is a family house as well as a hotel; designed for people who appreciate peace, good taste and comfort, delicious food and stunning unspoilt landscapes.

Tuesday 6th October to Saturday 10th October, 2020 Trasierra, Cazalla de la Sierra, Seville

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Christabel Reed #

Christabel Reed is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist trained in Hatha, Ayurveda and the lineage of Krishnamacharya and Sri Desikachar. At the heart of her practice and teaching is the exploration of how we can come back to our most natural state — to our wholeness.

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Ruby Reed #

Ruby teaches an alignment based vinyasa yoga. Her teaching style engages a subtle and embodied approach that uses the breath to guide a slow, strong and creative practice. She brings an excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology to a passion for the authentic teachings of yoga philosophy, blending these in an informed and full approach to the study of Yoga.

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Amber Scott #

Amber was born and brought up in Spain, spending her time surrounded by nature in the hills north. of Seville. She travelled extensively with her family around India from the age of 5; this is where she got my first taste of the inspiration that would later draw her to the practice of yoga.

Read Amber Scott’s profile