MaHa Yoga Retreat in Gambia with Christopher Gladwell

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Join Yoga-Master Chris Gladwell to experience Maha Yoga in a beautiful eco- lodge, located within protected forests & 1Km from natural sandy beaches

Maha Yoga Retreat with Christopher Gladwell, The Gambia, West Africa 4th-11th November 2019

Maha Yoga is a classic approach of bringing together body-based practice, mantra, breathwork and meditation. It leads inexorably into states and traits of bliss, awareness and presence as the very nature of who you are. Maha Yogas roots can be found in old texts where it was taught as an accelerated practice for achieving the deep knowledge of yoga - the YogaVidya.

The Location :The Eco-lodge is a small Gambian accommodation situated in Gunjur, in the bush and by the beach, where you will find hundreds if birds and some of the most stunning scenery in Gambia. Located one kilometre from golden sandy beaches and next to the protected Kufoong Forest park in the south of Gambia and offering a variety of well-designed accomodations in relaxed and friendly surroundings.

Enjoy comfortable clean rooms, fine Gambian and European food and The Gambia's only fresh filtered pool , an added bonus if you are a photographer or birding enthusiast

The lodge has a fully equipped and sheltered yoga shala for our dedicated use

.The Maha Yoga Practice

*Daily practice in somatically sound, fascially intelligent body based practice.

*Daily practice of deep breathwork, mudra, bandha and pranayama

. *To learn and practice the elemental bija mantras and the mantras that support, direct and hold the energies of MahaYoga.

*Daily practice of embodied meditation.

*Deep relaxation.

*A background of practical Yoga-Tantra philosophy.

*Opportunities for a one-to-one session with Christopher

Suggested Schedule

This not a yoga holiday, but a diving deep, embodiment invitation !!

6am-12 noon - Practice

Brunch 12pm-4pm -Free time & 121 appointments with Chris

4pm-7pm - Practice


8.30pm- 10pm - Practice

*Some days we will practice and study in the shala, others in the forest or on the beach. One afternoon we will visit the town and its fascinating markets and have dinner is a traditional Gambian restaurant

The Teacher

Join Yoga Master Christopher Gladwell a renowned Yoga practitioner (physical and mental), spanning a career over 4 decades Combining evolutionary biology, leading edge physical and physio therapeutic practices, psychotherapeutic disciplines, meditation from many traditions, breathwork, shamanic trance based practices and much more.

Chris studied with the Satyananda School of Yoga (12 years) and the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of Krishnamacharya and Sri K Pattabhi Jois (12 years), as well as other systems such as Iyengar yoga, Oki yoga, Vini yoga and Chi Kung. He has studied and explored traditional and new tantra, and for the last nine years I has been involved in explorations of the Vajrayana teachings of Tibet. Other explorations have been with Shamanic traditions mostly rooted in Native American teachings. He is co-founded Bristol’s Yogasara studio in the city centre and teaches internationally

Investment: £850

Includes: 7 nights shared / twin accommodation in beautiful Round Houses or lodges .

Limited Single rooms available on first come, first served basis (plus £100 supplement)

There is a also a two bedroom, two bathroom self catering house available - ideally for those of you who wish to bring your family . Please ask for details as this will incur an additional price

2 nourishing vegetarian/ vegan meals per day ( Brunch & Dinner)

Snacks and drinks available & pick fruit from the trees!

Early bird rate of £770 if paid in full by by 16th August

To Book:

Pay DEPOSIT & FEE NOW online & balance in Installments

or to PAY in FULL NOW - https://www.christophergladwell.com/event/maha-yoga-retreat/

Contact: Katie 07768 845954 / katieldespres@gmail.com


Flight time - approx 6 hours / Cost £200-400 / No time difference

We recommend you look at Thomas Cook - for cheap direct flights. Flights operate from Manchester, Birmingham and Gatwick to Banjul airport, Gambia

Also www.googleflights.com - Tap Portugal offer a good flight from London & Manchester via Lisbon

The retreat will start at 5pm on Monday 4th November and Finish at 12 noon on Monday 11th December

Transfers can be arranged at an additional cost and the lodge is located around 50 minutes drive from Banjul airport

What last years students had to say:

"An immersion into a range of practices within a clearly defined framework, each day starting early and ending late. Meditation, breathwork, asana, mantra. An opportunity to dive really deep in a fantastic setting and thoroughly learn some lasting practices. Gave me the opportunity to turn myself inside out and flush out some deeply rooted, unhelpful stuff, a fairly thorough purging, a major step in an ongoing process . Not a holiday. Deep work with expert guidance" KB 2018

"A great retreat. We did lots of practice of various kinds and took the time to explore mantra; which I particularly appreciated” EW 2018

“Chris has an amazing ability of working with every individual exactly where they are, to listen with patience so deeply, support with so much love and yet push us to rise up. He does this with firmness and humour, and absolutely no time for excuses. I see him bringing out and encouraging our own leadership and engagement in each of the practices he is teaching. We are not resting back and absorbing, we are being challenged to meet our edge of growth, to go towards discomfort to fully embrace life in all its dimensions.” KD 2018


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