Wake up! – Yoga & Sound Retreat

Join Alit and Yotam for a weekend dedicated to keeping ourselves awake and leaving our comfort zone, for the sake of connection and breaking down the walls of separation!

During these transitioning moments from summer to winter, when attention moves from the outside inwardly, when frequency is changing from parties, countless social gatherings and nature walks, to introspection and sometimes even solitude, we will observe, explore and learn how to keep in sync with change without letting it sweep us into separation and loneliness.

In the retreat, we will experience various tools for observation, listening and reaching clarity along with finding softness and subtlety in our gaze and action. We will do so through the practice of yoga poses alongside LIVE music, voice work, soundscape meditations, self-inquiry, and more surprises.
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How will the days look like?

  • Each day will include meditation, dynamic Ashtanga Vinyasa practice and Satsang (heart-to-heart conversations in the spirit of Yoga).
  • Some practices will be alongside LIVE music while others alongside the sounds of nature.
  • We’ll also have 2-3 workshop-style sessions, where we’ll explore the foundations of hip opening, transitions and arm balancing poses.
  • Along the days will be scattered in love, nada yoga sessions, sound meditation, nature party, and walks in the desert.
  • Detailed schedule below.

Who is it for?

The retreat is suitable for practitioners with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in the practice of yoga, and for practitioners who feel comfortable with, or are interested in exploring, the Ashtanga Yoga method / dynamic practice style.

About the Facilitators

Yotam Agam – Musician , Yoga Teacher and Producer, been exploring the relationship between sounds and Yoga Posture for many years and been using the medium of sound as a center in his practice.

Alit Bar Sadeh – Experienced Yoga teacher, novice musician, bodyworker, and a loving being, who’s known for her dynamic, playful and thorough approach to teaching.

Yotam and Alit are both in a continuous exploration of Yoga and clarity through every aspect of their lives. All that while placing great emphasis on finding connection, joy and love in their doings and relationships.

“We’re inviting you to join this exploration, learn and experience some tools we found to be useful, and discover your own path.”

When

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 14:00, until Sunday, November 21 at 15:00.

Where

Kibbutz Neot Semadar is located in the Southern Negev Desert of Israel, about 60 km. north of Eilat. The Kibbutz was established in 1989 by a group of friends interested in creating a learning community that focuses on cooperation and creativity in daily life.
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Cost

Early birds prices are available until October 4, 2021:

  • Per person in a room of 4 (incl private bathroom) – 2100 ILS for 4 days and 3 nights
  • Per person in a room of 2 (incl private bathroom) – 2200 ILS for 4 days and 3 nights
  • It is also possible to take a single room; for prices contact Alit.

*As of October 5, 2021, prices will increase by 10%.
**Prices include VAT, the contents of the retreat, meals and accommodation of course.

Joining and registring

To register, contact Alit at 0546377444, info@yogasmile.co.il, or at the studio.
The retreat is limited to 22 ppl. If you’re interested, it is suggested to sign up quickly.

Registration & Cancellation Terms
Downpayment of 500 ILS will reserve s spot for you in the retreat.
Early birds registration ends on 4.10.2021.
In case of cancellation until 17.10.2021, payment will be refunded excluding a cancellation fee of 200 ILS.
In case of cancellation between 18.10.2021 and 3.11.2021, payment will be refunded excluding a cancellation fee of 500 ILS.
In case of cancellation between 4.11.2021 and 10.11.2021, payment will be refunded excluding a cancellation fee of 1000 ILS.
As of 11.11.2021, no payment will be refunded.

Expected Schedule:

Thursday
15:00 – hip opening & forward bending foundations
16:15 – 18:00 – Dynamic practice & meditation
18:00 – 19:00 – Free time
19:00 – Dinner
20:00 – welcome & Satsang

Friday
6:00 – Sunrise meditation
7:00 – 9:30 – Transitions mini workshop + Mysore Style Practice
9:30 – Breakfast
10:30 – 12:00 – Pranayama + Satsang
12:30 – Energy snacks
13:00 – 15:30 – Free time
15:30 – 17:00 – Yin practice
18:00 – 19:00 – Nada Yoga
19:30 – Dinner
20:30/21:00 – Party

Saturday
6:30 – 7:00 – Meditation
7:15 – 9:00 – Dynamic practice
9:30 – Breakfast
10:30 – 12:00 – Pranayama + Satsang
12:30 – Energy snack
13:00 – 14:00 – Sound meditation with Yotam
14:00 – 16:00 – Free time
16:00 – 17:30 – Exploring arm balances
18:00 – 19:00 – TBD
19:30 – Dinner

Sunday
6:00 – 7:00 – Meditative walk
7:15 – 9:00 – Dynamic practice
9:30 – Breakfast
11:00 – 12:30 – Thai massage
13:00 – 14:00 – Farewell satsang
14:00 – Light meal