“Awakening Your Truth”
Estella has created a bespoke program that will take you on a journey to your true-self. The program will be carefully constructed around your personal and unique journey. This will bring you closer to the real you so you can be free from the obstacles that stand in the way from living in peace and your purpose.
What will the program offer?
Yoga & philosophy
Understanding Addiction & Co-dependency
Guidance & support (From Estella who also specialises and is qualified in Yoga & Mindfulness for addiction & John Port a recovery Coach)
Spending 8 nights at the Sattva retreat in North India in the Himalayas near Rishikesh, the birth place of Yoga (including all meals, transfers and flights)
The next program will start in India from the 18th - 26th March 2019 , for a taster please attend the workshop (tbc). Please email to request interest so I can add you to the list.
Retreat and program content:
With Estella (Founder of YogaBuddy);
Study on Patanjalis 8 limbs of yoga
Ethics for life
Nutritional guidance & Advice
Chakra psychology and tuning in
Pranayama (breathing techniques)
The art of detachment
alignment to source
overcoming addictions including co-dependency
At the time of the retreat you will get presented with a workbook to keep that will help to highlight all the subjects above, so you can learn and write down notes at a pace thats comfortable for you. When you come back from the retreat there will be an option for you to continue the work with me, either one to one or over skype and a membership plan will be put into place for you to get continued support should you wish too.
On retreat there will be assisting teachers that will be there to support your journey:
Whether you have dealt with Addiction problems, mental health and/or depression, then this retreat is really going to support your Journey. In my own experience of depression, mental health and acute addictions I feel fortunate to be where I am now, coming from a place of experience and now qualified in this area I have a formula that I can pass on to others.
One of the many bonuses in this journey of living in your truth is the people you meet along the way. On the retreat there will be the support of myself, a recovery coach and a qualified Meditation & Yoga teacher. Both of which have had their own experiences of addiction, mental health and depression. Please see their introductions below.
An introduction from John (founder of Treatment Link) -
As a Recovery Coach I encourage and motivate my clients to become active in their recovery and invite them to consider ways to look after their whole selves Mind Body and Spirit.
Addiction is very much about the brain and the mind. But the body also plays a big part in changing how we think and feel. Engaging in exercise, practicing yoga or dance, and meditation has real benefits in terms of altering mood and energy levels. This has been known for a long time and yet seems to be missing from most peoples lives.
In considering this I began to look into bringing what I practice into my work with others. I piloted my MBS workshop in a treatment facility in Bedfordshire where it has been very successful and popular with the clients, so much so that I was asked to deliver the same workshop in London.
Motivating clients to reach higher, to step out of their comfort zone is what I am all about and has allowed me the privilege of witnessing some real light bulb moments, especially to those who have heard it all before and until then have been skeptically unmotivated.
To work with someone as they enter their moment of self discovery is a real privilege and motivates me to continue the work I do.
An introduction from Bee - Estella and I met in India and connected so I am truly blessed to be working along side her and being a part of the "Awakening Your Truth Retreat" There is a certain energy in Rishikesh that feels so gentle and healing. I will be delighted to meet you all and be a part of your experience at the retreat. You can read more about Bee's Yoga Journey and experience HERE
Our time in India:
The Sattva Retreat is located on a sacred pilgrimage route that the yogis and the rishis used in ancient times on their journey to the higher Himalayas. The village around the Sattva is called Mohan Shakti named after adi yogi or the first master of yoga, Shiva himself. There is an ancient temple in the village that pilgrims used to stop and pay their respect at on their way to the high Himalayas. One can still visit and do ceremony at the temple.
The Sattva land itself is sacred. As you step on the land you feel the powerful yogic vibrations, which are very immanent at the Sattva. Surrounded by the Shiva Lake mountain range (dreadlocks of Shiva) of the lower Himalayas, with 2 valleys meeting at the point where the Sattva is located, the energy is suitable for healing yoga and meditation. All of the property is facing east, therefore the first rays of the rising sun greet you over the Hymalaya’s and the fresh water Himalayan stream acts as a nurturing reminder of the grace or love that is ever present in life. We invite you to explore these sacred vibrations and through them your own sacred nature.
The Program & Retreat Cost
£1888 with Flights
£1288 without flights
~ in exchange you receive:
Return Flights from the UK/ if coming from outside the UK the flight price will be deducted so you can make your own flight arrangements
transfers from the airport and back
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, all food is freshly prepared, vegetarian, organic and locally grown so its supporting local villages, as well as providing you with optimum nutrition.
8 nights at the very peaceful Sattva retreat where you will immerse yourself in the surrounding energy of the Himalayas, this is where we will be putting all the teachings into practice. Each room is a sharing twin/double, if you require your own private room then there will be an extra supplement for this.
Daily Yoga, Meditation, yoga philosophy, chakra cleansing.
1;1 support from 3 highly qualified teachers/coaches
Excursion into Rishikesh for the Holi festival.
Your return trip is also included, however If you wanted to explore India and travel beyond the retreat dates then it will be your responsibility to arrange your own flights and get yourself to the retreat centre on good time for the retreat starting, please note even if you decide to travel after the retreat, it will still be your responsibility to arrange your own return flights. This will be taken away from the price it would of cost which has been included in the overall price.
£700 deposit will secure your place now and the rest will be due no later than the beginning of February. Two separate deposit payments can be arranged of £350 within a 2 month period.
10% of the retreats profit will be going towards The Winter Night Shelter MK that help our local homeless.
If you would like to know more or for a booking form please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Im really looking forward to spending time with you in India
All my love Estella xx
Learn about me, my yoga journey and experience HERE
“Bali was my first overseas yoga retreat, I had done a 3 day juice cleanse with yoga incorporated with Estella before and I regularly practiced yoga at home but this was a whole new experience for me. The whole retreat was amazing, the accommodation, mandala village, was the perfect place to sleep and recharge with 2 yoga studio’s only a few steps from my room. Estella’s yoga really worked for me and as a group we would work on karma yoga which opened our hearts to the good we can do. I came away feeling spiritually awakened and wouldn’t hesitate to book another retreat with Estella.” Nichola
To travel to India you will need to apply for a short stay e-visa. Its pretty straight forward and application doesn't take long, suggestion would be to apply after your flights are booked and within 1 month of travelling. Cost of Visa is around £77 and A trust worthy company and one I have used before are India Visa Online.
Suggested travel injections for India are Hepatitis A and Tythoid, both are usually free available through your local NHS.