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Five-Day Yoga Retreat at Esalen: Dharana and Drishti

October 8, 2017 - October 13, 2017

Dharana and Drishti: Week-Long Retreat

Dharana and Drishti: Both of these Sanscrit words indicate a process of development in our ability for a depth of mental focus and concentration. It could be said that Asana and Pranayama are a foundation of practice for the gradual healing of the mental, physical and emotional bodies.

Drishti is a yogic gazing technique which develops concentration; gazing outwardly and at the same time, the attention turns deep within. (Another layer of meaning of Drishti, seeing the world as it really is).

Dharana, the 6th limb of Yoga means focus and concentration on a single point, a visualization, a mantra or mental focus. These practices are a gradual process of refinement of the mental body, developing clarity and the ability for deep concentration.

In this retreat, we’ll give attention to the practices of Dharana and Dhrushti as we engage in Meditation and Pranayama in the early morning, active Yoga practice mid morning, and a more twist/forward bend and restorative practice in the late afternoon.

Please have a minimum of 6 months yoga experience.


October 8, 2017
October 13, 2017
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55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920 United States
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Thomas Fortel

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