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Kundalini with traditional Hatha : Pam Badman : July 12 – 19

 

Retreat summary:

Style: Kundalini and Hatha; alternate days Yoga Nidra; strong emphasis on pranayama; afternoon meditation.
Programme: Two daily workshops of 1 ½ to 2 hours; alternate days of 30 minutes Yoga Nidra
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 July 12. Retreat starts  morning July 13, ends  evening July 18. Depart Savusavu July 19.

 

Pam teaching sitting poses in the yoga platform at Daku

Pam teaching sitting poses in the yoga platform at Daku

Pam Badman returns to Daku for her third yoga retreat – you can read an account of her wonderful 2013 week here.

She is an experienced yoga and stress management teacher based south of Sydney with a client base that covers both the corporate sector and casual group classes.

A deep interest in meditation and the effects it has on stress levels led her to a more involved study of this area, and a focus on incorporating it in her teaching. She noticed that her corporate students wanted more and more of the meditation component of her teachings, to help them with their high stress levels. At the same time, her other students were benefiting from this approach to yoga – everybody from mums juggling many different balls, people living and or  recovering from illness, couples struggling with the trauma of infertility and the stresses of IVF …..the list went on, reflecting the many demanding aspects of a modern fast paced life of high expectations.

As a result she developed her teaching approach to embrace her knowledge of stress management. This has resulted in a very different type of class, one where the body is certainly strengthened and stretched, but the mind is also made more resilient and able to respond to challenges, leading to a nurtured balanced soul. This is what makes Pam’s classes unique.

Class description
Pam’s classes are tailored to the individual student. She moves each person through a series of gradients that allow for the beginner to commence practice or for an experienced yogi to pursue more difficult asanas, both with equal confidence to advance at their own pace.

Adjusting a pose

Adjusting a pose

An emphasis on pranayama is a distinguishing feature of her classes — a method of yogic breath exercises designed to relax and enhance the nervous system, strengthening one’s immunity and leading to better mental and physical health.

A typical class can include:
•    Commencing with a chakra meditation to centre oneself and forget the outside world,it flows  to incorporate a guided pranayama practice
•    Moves into a series of postures and stretches to relax the body, increase flexibility and remove energy blocks, further focusing the mind
•    Improves energy flow with more breathing practices and integrates and harmonises the body, mind and spirit with deep relaxation and meditation.

The morning class will follow the above program, with an emphasis on waking the body, mind and spirit. The late afternoon practice will take the form of restorative yoga, with time to really explore the deeper path to meditation.

Yoga Nidra will also form part of the afternoon practice. This is a specialised form of conscious relaxation which has profound effects on the human body (30 minutes of Nidra is said to be equivalent to approximately 4 hours sleep).

The workshop will unfold over the week delving into the benefits of having a regular practice of meditation, and steps to help release blockages that might prevent a fulfilling meditation practice.

Partner yoga

Partner yoga

Cost and booking
The cost of the week is $1550 twin share
Single room supplement: $350
Prices quoted are per person twin share with private facilities. Travel is not included: we are happy to advise on itineraries.

If you have any queries, please email us with the Contact us form. If you would like to make a booking, please fill in our booking form.

Program Includes
•    7 nights twin share accommodation at Daku Resort in traditional bures with private facilities.
•    Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are provided.
•    Services of a teacher.
•    Course fees.
•    Excursions as indicated.
•    Return airport transfers from Savusavu to Daku Resort.

Program Excludes
•    All travel
•    Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
•    Optional activities not listed on the program
•    Costs of a personal nature eg laundry, massages, private trips, bar bills
•    Meals in Nadi or taken in transit at the airport

Pam Badman yogaPam Badman has studied with many different teachers , including her original teacher Gail Pisani in Sydney at Premier College ,  where she undertook traditional hatha as well as Kundalini training. Other teachers have included Donna Farhi, Samadhi yoga training in intensive pre/postnatal childbirth, which led to study in yoga for fertility which she teaches in workshop form from her studio. She has also  studied with Annette Loudon who specialises in yoga for breast cancer patients.

Her clients include CEO’s of many large corporate companies who report greatly reduced stress levels, and a sense of health and well-being with her guidance. She conducts numerous classes throughout the week, complimented by retreats taken regularly in various locations away from congested city life. Places in these retreats are highly sought after and spots fill quickly.

Programme

Aside from our twice daily practice, we will swim, hike, see the town and local market and also visit a local village. Also included is a half an hour massage.

Sat  July 12
Arrive Savusavu.10 Yoga in Fiji Pam Badman 2013
Welcome ceremony.
Dinner.

Sun July 13

7.00 – 8.30     Morning vinyasa flow yoga
12.30         Lunch
3.00         Tapa making demonstration
4.30pm – 5.45 pm: gentle/restorative afternoon yoga practice
7. 00 pm                    Dinner

Mon July 14
7.00 – 8.30     Morning vinyasa flow yoga
8.30         Buffet breakfast
12 – 12.30pm Yoga Nidra
12.30         Lunch
1.30pm – 4.30 pm: visit to Savusavu town
4.30pm – 5.45 pm: gentle/restorative afternoon yoga practice
7. 00 pm                    Dinner19 Yoga in Fiji Pam Badman 2013

Tue July 15
7.00 – 8.30     Morning vinyasa flow yoga
8.30         Buffet breakfast
10 – 11.30     Optional session on the philosophy and practice of yoga
OR free time for massage / relaxation
12.30         Lunch
1.30pm – 4.30 pm: free time for massage, swimming, relaxing
4.00 – 6.00     Village visit
7. 00 pm                    Dinner

Wed July 16
7.00 – 8.30     Morning vinyasa flow yoga
8.30         Buffet breakfast
12 – 12.30pm Yoga Nidra
12.30         Lunch
1.30pm – 4.30 pm: beach / boat outing
4.30pm – 5.45 pm: gentle/restorative afternoon yoga practice
6.00 Drinks in town; option to go out to dinner in town (own expense) or return to Daku.

Thu July 17
7.00 – 8.30     Morning vinyasa flow yoga
8.30         Buffet breakfast
10 – 11.30     Optional session on the philosophy and practice of yoga
OR free time for massage / relaxation
12.30         Lunch
1.30pm – 3.30 pm: free time for spa treatments, swimming, relaxing
4.00 – 5.30     Village visit
6.00 – 7.00 pm: gentle/restorative yoga practice
7. 00 pm            Dinner

Fri July 18P1010490
7.00 – 8.30     Morning vinyasa flow yoga
8.30         Buffet breakfast
12 – 12.30pm Yoga Nidra
12.30         Lunch
1.30pm – 3.30 pm: free time for massage, swimming, relaxing
3.30        Coconut demonstration
4.30pm – 5.45 pm: gentle/restorative afternoon yoga practice
7. 00 pm            Final dinner

Sat July 19

Return to Nadi and on to international flight