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Yoga & Meditation Retreat

We will be looking at understanding more deeply and playfully how our body organisation and way of being in gravity can adapt the yoga poses and contemporary movement work to help us become more embodied, confident, comfortable and well.
Giovanni Felicioni

Leader

Giovanni Felicioni

Giovanni (Bonnevaux Associate Director) has been a part of the WCCM since the beginning, being involved in its official foundation in 1991. He is an Oblate, a certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement™ practitioner and Yoga Teacher.

Date

27 Sep, 2022 - 01 Oct, 2022

Location

Bonnevaux - On the Ground

Come and practice yoga in the beautiful and contemplative setting of the Abbaye de Bonnevaux.  We will be looking at understanding more deeply and playfully how our body organisation and way of being in gravity can adapt the yoga poses and contemporary movement work to help us become more embodied, confident, comfortable and well.

Our days will be organised around long morning and afternoon Yoga and Rolf Movement practice sessions, times for journaling and times in solitude for listening to the Spirit moving in our lives.  The overarching themes that will occupy our enquiry will be: practicing nearness (look close & embrace), how we orient between ground and space, how the wave of the breath teaches us non-doing and un-doing.

The sessions will take us through the classic yoga poses of front bending, backbend and twisting in sitting, standing and lying.  We will use the principles of Rolf Movement to understand better what is behind the poses to help us temper our practice to what is best suited to our physiology.  There will be ample time to explore, learn, question and find how this works for you. There will also be time each day for self-practice.

Three times a day we will meditate with the community. Instruction on how to meditate and how to sit for meditation will be part of our sessions.

This retreat is appropriate for beginners and ongoing yoga practitioners. Ample time will be given for journaling, questions and review.

All our events taking place at Bonnevaux offer an opportunity to discover the rich cultural and historical French and European heritage of the 12th-century Abbaye de Bonnevaux, as well as to explore the varied and natural beauty of the land which we cultivate as a model of ecological responsibility.

Contribution

includes room, board, and instruction for 5 days; €775

 

Arrival and Departure

ARRIVAL : Tuesday 27 September, check-in : 14:00 – 17:00

DEPARTURE : Saturday 1 October, 14:00

 

Cancellation

— Please ensure you have travel insurance in place as we cannot refund cancelled travel for any reason.
 
— If you cancel your Bonnevaux booking up to 30 days before the event starts, you will be refunded the full cost of the event.  Cancellations occurring within 30 days of the event start will be offered a voucher for a future event. Bonnevaux reserves the right to cancel events at any point – cancellations occurring within 30 days prior to the event start date will be subject to the voucher refund policy only.
 

Registration Opens Soon

The prices reflect the need to achieve self sufficiency. Therefore if you’re able to give a little more we would be very grateful. If you need a concession please let us know. We do not turn anybody away for lack of resource. 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP FEE ** – 10€
Membership fee is paid once per year, valid strictly from Jan – Dec.
** by French law you must be a ‘member‘ of the charity (association ABP) Abbaye de Bonnevaux – Centre Pour la Paix in order to participate at an on-the-ground event at Bonnevaux – 86370 Marçay, France.
Membership is non-binding. It simply means that you are invited to attend the annual general meeting if you wish and that you may receive information about our events during the year.
The Abbey of Bonnevaux is the spiritual home of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) which includes a Conference and Retreat Centre dedicated to peace. The on-the-ground activities of the Abbey are organized under the responsibility of l’Association Abbaye de Bonnevaux – Centre pour le Paix (ABP).  The Association, which is governed by the French law of 1st July 1901, is registered in Poitiers under the reference RNA: W863007299. 
Address : Bonnevaux, 86370 Marçay, France.
Phone number : 06 33 43 71 71 / 06 61 96 57 74.
José Pype (President of the Association); Giovanni Felicioni (Associate Director and Programme Manager)
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Giovanni Felicioni

Leader

Giovanni Felicioni

Giovanni (Bonnevaux Associate Director) has been a part of the WCCM since the beginning, being involved in its official foundation in 1991. He is an Oblate, a certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement™ practitioner and Yoga Teacher.

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