with Dina Cohen
4th Jan – 12th Jan 2024
Let’s begin the New Year clearing away the old, setting intentions for the new, and nourishing ourselves from the inside out and the outside in, with practices to sustain us through the ups and downs of the year ahead.
We’ll have early morning silent gatherings for quiet meditation and contemplation, before cleansing and stimulating breathing techniques prepare us for a daily energising and grounding Vinyasa Flow practice. We’ll play with fun sequencing, exploring possibilites for all levels and bodies, whilst building strength, flexibility and stability. In the afternoons we’ll regroup for a gentler more relaxing session of Yin and Restorative yoga as well as everyone’s favourite, Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation).
All the while enjoying the stunning surroundings, sensational sunsets and delicious meals with the friendly and efficient Bamboo team to look after us. What’s not to love?
After breakfast, in the shade of the seafront shala overlooking Polem beach, we’ll gather again for a dynamic Vinyasa Flow Yoga practice.
Starting with a slow and easy warm-up, gradually building in intensity, linking postures together in a creative flowing sequence. We will accommodate everyone’s needs and preferences, offering a supportive environment for both beginners and more experienced practitioners alike. Everyone will be encouraged to progress at their own pace. As the week progresses we will incorporate a variety of more challenging variations, playing with possibilities whilst building strength, stamina and flexibility.
After a delicious lunch and free time to lounge on the beach, get a massage or explore surrounding areas and local shops, we will regroup as the heat of the day begins to recede, for a gentler, more relaxing session of Yin and Restorative yoga. We might look at inversions, hip or shoulder openers, explore the guided relaxation of Yoga Nidra or some of the more esoteric/philosophical aspects of the practice. Finishing in time to marvel at yet another stunning sunset.
We will dine together at Bamboo in the evening (included in price).
There will be one half-day off mid-retreat for those who would like to explore further afield.
07:45: Pranayama and Meditation
10:00am-12:00: Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga
16.30: Yin and Restorative Yoga
19:00: Drinks, Dinner, Music and Laughter
Prices (per person):
Shared Occupancy (twin/double), two friends/couple sharing £920
Single Occupancy £1220
£300 pounds sterling deposit to reserve your space. Balance payable by 20th November 2023
Included in price:
8x Nights accommodation
3x Delicious buffet meals per day with plentiful choices and extra afternoon snack
Teas & water
3x Yoga sessions per day
Dolphin watching boat trip
Not included in price:
Flights and transfers, insurance
Dina has been leading sell-out retreats at Bamboo since its inception more than 10 years ago. She offers no-nonsense clarity and simplicity that is grounded, inclusive, refreshing, and light hearted. With 20 years of teaching under her belt, she’s found herself sharing Yoga and Mindfulness in a variety of environments from community classes at her home to corporate environments in the city, the Royal Opera House through to Glastonbury Festival.
No incense or chanting; just fluid, breath-synchronised, creatively sequenced, slow flowing dynamic practices, balanced with the softness and nourishment of Yin and Restorative yoga . All imbued with the solid foundations of a regular Mindfulness practice.
She has completed over 1000 hours of accredited trainings with many of the top internationally renowned super-yogis (Sarah Powers, Shiva Rae, Donna Farhi, Judith Lasater) and her teaching reflects this diversity. She currently teaches at Triyoga in London , runs her own studio Goldendoor, and works for a charity offering free yoga for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.