Running: Saturday 30 December 2023 – Sunday 1 January 2023
Facilitator: Guru Dharam, Darryl & i-SKY alumni
RENEW TO BE YOU New Year Retreat at Ufton Court, Reading, UK.
RENEW TO BE YOU (30th December 2023 – 1st January 2024)
an i-SKY reunion event showcasing the exciting innovative work of past alumni
featuring a Guru Dharam masterclass
and an introduction to Knowga with Darryl
Guru Dharam & Darryl will be present throughout the retreat
This event replaces our regular student led New Year Retreat (as there are no current local students*)
* i-SKY courses at the Ufton Court UK “mothership” were paused post Covid, whilst the venue prioritised a large back log of other bookings, and since March 2020 we have not returned there – until now.
Come and join us for a dynamic and/or peaceful, transformative and restorative winter retreat in the impressive setting of Ufton Court, a Tudor/Elizabethan Manor House with picturesque and secluded grounds amidst rolling woodlands near Reading, Berkshire.
Be inspired by community, nature and the alchemy of yoga, dance, gong meditation, sadhana, ceremony, sharing and more.
A unique and restorative experience to start the New Year.
or just party (consciously)...
New Years Eve Eve (Sunday December 30th) is social night
New Years Eve (Monday December 31st) builds gently to a meditative Crossing of the Hour at midnights year end/beginning with Guru Dharam.
New Years Day (Tuesday January 1st) sets the positive intention to BE the best you can be in the uplifting company of likeminded people.
The retreat is facilitated by a selection of i-SKY alumni - together with Guru Dharam & Darryl
A great way to start the New Year and an opportunity to experience the inclusive i-SKY approach whilst enjoying inspiring Kundalini Yoga classes, vegan meals and good company
You will be joining a mixed group from complete beginners to experienced students and teachers of Kundalini Yoga together with their friends and family.
We are not offering any child friendly sessions on this retreat although older (responsible) teenage children are welcome to join (under the supervision of an adult) - please enquire before booking if you want to bring a teenager.
2023-24 SAMPLE PROGRAM
Subject to numbers a choice of activities may be offered at certain times.
From 4pm Arrival & Registration
From 5pm Log fire in the Great Hall
5.30 Meet the Team
6pm Light Supper
7pm Introduction to the Retreat Theme
7.30 a) Release the Old (Activation)
b) Welcome the New (Relaxation)
21:30 Close of Day
NEW YEARS EVE DEC 31
5am Sadhana of Yoga Meditation and Song/Chant (optional)
09.30 Choice of Yoga classes
11:30 Choice of yogic activities
14.30 Choice of (after lunch) yogic activities
16.30 Choice of Yoga classes
19.30 Intention setting ceremony
21:30 Introduction to the midnight meditation
22:00 Gong Bath & Relaxation
23:00 Crossing the Year meditation
00:15 Close of Day & New Year Toast
NEW YEARS DAY JAN 1
6am Sadhana (optional)
8.30 Light Breakfast (toast & fruit)
9.30 a) Breathwalk (outside)
b) Yoga class
c) Build Your Own Sadhana workshop
12.00 Closing circle
Full Retreat £120 30th, 31st & 1st incl bed & board
Social only £25 30th evening only
Social & Sleep only £35 30th (with Bed & Breakfast)
New Year only £95 31st & 1st incl bed & board
Day Visitor 31st only £50 incl lunch
50% reduction for assorted assistance on the retreat - please enquire.
Book FROM OCTOBER 2023 using the PayPal link below (no paypal account required)
If you have any questions please call or email the i-SKY office: 01635 523900 firstname.lastname@example.org
£120 Full Retreat 30th, 31st & 1st (incl bed & board)£25 Social only 30th (evening only)£35 Social & Sleep only 30th (with Bed & Breakfast)£95 New Year only 31st & 1st (incl bed & board)£50 Day Visitor 31st only £50 (incl lunch)