Spring Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation Retreat April 23rd, 2017

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2017 SPRING Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation Retreat
with Nicole Porter Saturday April 23rd 10 am – 6 pm

Practices for health and healing…
Looking at the Ancient healing arts of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, we will learn and experience wisdom practices for the Spring Season.

This retreat will also include some more explorations in meditative dance, mudra and mantra.

Come, Relax, Rejuvenate and be inspired at a beautiful KyotoTemple, overlooking an exquisite Japanese Garden as you practice.

Cost: 9500 yen
Contact: nicole@healinghatha.com
In English with Japanese translation.
Also includes a delicious vegetarian (shojin ryori) temple lunch.
People of any age, background, yoga & meditation experience welcome.
Available space is limited to please reserve as soon as possible

Discounts available :–
Student Cost – 9000 yen
If you have been to 8 or more of Nicole’s Seasonal Retreats – 9000 yen
If you introduce and bring a friend – 9000 yen

Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat with Nicole Porter

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January 28 & 29, 2017

Dive Deeper into your yoga and meditation practices and retreat for 2 days to a beautiful Zen Temple in Kyoto. Learn more about the deeper aspects of yoga, and the practice and importance of meditation and mindfulness practice.

The Retreat will include twice daily yoga/movement practice, and in depth philosophy, meditation & mindfulness classes and practice. There will also be a kirtan mantra practice and an embodied meditative dance class. The retreat includes delicious vegetarian shojin ryori meals, and the opportunity to participate in a temple morning ceremony with the temple abbot.

Nicole has been a meditation and yoga practitioner for over 16 years, and has also received extensive training in both of these areas. Her greatest passion is to introduce students to the ‘true heart’ of yoga through its deeper aspects of philosophy and meditation. And to explore the deeper aspects of the heart through joyous movement in the body, community and discussion, and quiet sitting contemplative practices.

This is a wonderful and precious opportunity to get away from everything, have some quiet reflective time for yourself, and deepen your practice with a supportive community, in a setting where others have been practicing for thousands of years. All levels of experience are welcome! Hope you can join us!

Retreat Cost: 38 000 Yen
Early Bird Discount Cost: 34 000 Yen (Before January 10th)

Retreat will be in English with Japanese Translation and includes all accommodation, a welcome pack, 6-7 hours daily yoga, philosophy and meditation instruction, daily brunch and dinner, and a special Zen ceremony practice with the Temple Abbot.

For more information and registration, please contact Nicole directly here or at nicole@healinghatha.com
For more information about Nicole please see her website www.healinghatha.com.

Autumn Ayurveda Yoga & Meditation Retreat 2016

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AUTUMN 2016 Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation Retreat with Nicole Porter
Sunday November 20th 10 am – 6 pm

Practices for Health and Healing ……
Looking at the Ancient healing arts of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, we will learn and experience wisdom practices for the Autumn & Winter Season.

.Come, Relax, Rejuvenate and be inspired at a beautiful Kyoto Temple, overlooking an exquisite Japanese Garden as you practice.

The retreat will be in English and Japanese, and also includes a welcome pack, and a delicious vegetarian (shojin ryori) temple lunch. It will also include some more explorations in philosophy, meditative dance, mudra and mantra, diving deeper into the beauty and depth of the heart.

Beginners and people of any age, background, or yoga & meditation experience are welcome. Available space is limited so please reserve as soon as possible.
Contact: nicole@healinghatha.com
Cost: 9500 yen

Discounts available :–
Student Cost – 9000 yen
If you have been to 5 or more of Nicole’s Seasonal Retreats – 9000 yen
If you introduce and bring a friend/s – 9000 yen

OSAKA SPIRIT FESTIVAL – MOVING MEDITATIONS, YOGA & THE 5 GREAT ELEMENTS

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP at the OSAKA SPIRIT FESTIVAL
Sunday November 13th 14:30 – 16:30

MOVING MEDITATIONS – YOGA & THE FIVE GREAT ELEMENTS
All the Vedic schools of philosophy, especially Samkhya, Yoga and Ayurveda view the world and all of cosmic creation as made up of the five great elements, the “panca maha bhuta-s”. We are not separate from the universe, but an integral part of it. Therefore these fundamental elements constitute and affect not only the world around us, but also every level of our being. Including our physical bodies, behaviours, relationships, motivations, actions and thoughts.

This workshop is an experiential journey of discovery through the elements. By exploring the microcosm of our own bodies we will also come into greater understanding of the macrocosm, the larger world as a whole, and develop tools and understanding for greater balance and harmony in our everyday lives.

Koya San Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat Oct 8th – 10th

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Koya San Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat with Nicole Porter
Oct 8th – Oct 10th, 2016
Dive Deeper into your yoga and meditation practices and retreat for 4 days and 3 nights to a beautiful Shingon Buddhist Temple on the Sacred Koya San Mountain.
Retreat will include twice daily yoga and in depth meditation classes, philosophy, kirtan, and meditative dance. It will also include delicious vegetarian food, and the opportunity to sit with the monks in prayer and learn about Shingon Buddhist Practices.
This is a wonderful and precious opportunity to get away from everything, have some quiet reflective time for yourself, and deepen your practice with a supportive community, in a setting where others have been practicing for thousands of years. There will also be some time to explore the surrounding Koya San area. Hope you can join us!
Retreat Cost: 59 000 Yen
Early Bird Discount Cost: 55 000 Yen (By September 15th)
Retreat will be in English with Japanese Translation and includes all accommodation, a welcome pack, 6-7 hours daily yoga and meditation instruction, daily brunch and dinner, a special practice with Temple Monks.
For more information and Registration, please contact Nicole directly here at nicole@healinghatha.com

A Special Workshop – Yoga, Meditation & Embodied Dance

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Yoga, Meditation & Embodied Dance- A Special Workshop with Nicole Porter at Spirit Yoga, Sep 19, 2016

Yoga means to “yoke”, to bring together the body and mind into our natural state of union, or to be more accurate, to remember the union we already are. In this workshop, we will be working with the body and mind experientially through meditation, yoga asana and embodied dance/moving meditation. Through these modalities we will be exploring some basic yogic philosophical points to come into a greater understanding of the depth of yoga, and our own natural state of union and presence.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and all levels of experience. It is also suitable for yoga teachers who wish to go deeper into their experience and understanding of meditation and the deeper aspects of yoga. Nicole is a certified yoga teacher, who has also had very deep long term meditation, mindfulness and embodied dance practices for the last 15 years. She is very excited to bring this workshop to you, which combines all her loves of yoga, philosophy, meditation and embodied dance.

Date September 19th, 2016 from 13:00~16:30(3.5hr)
Location: Spirit Yoga Studio 6F
Fee &Registration: ¥5,500
Teacher: Nicole 
Capacity 18 people (Space is very limited. Please book early)

http://spirityogastudio.com/en/event/event/nicole-ws-2016-eng.html

Healing with the Seasons: A Summer Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation Retreat

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SUMMER 2016 Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation Retreat
with Nicole Porter Sunday August 7th 10 am – 6 pm

Practices for health and healing…
Looking at the Ancient healing arts of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, we will learn and experience wisdom practices for the Summer Season.

This retreat will also include some more explorations in meditative dance, mudra and mantra.

Come, Relax, Rejuvenate and be inspired at a beautiful Kyoto Temple, overlooking an exquisite Japanese Garden as you practice.

The retreat will be in English and Japanese, and
also includes a welcome pack, and a delicious vegetarian (shojin ryori) temple lunch.

People of any age, background, yoga & meditation experience welcome. Available space is limited to please reserve as soon as possible

Contact: nicole@healinghatha.com
Cost: 9500 yen
Discounts available :–
Student Cost – 8500 yen
If you have been to 5 or more of Nicole’s Retreats – 9000 yen
If you introduce and bring a friend – 9000 yen

MOVING INTO BEING, DANCING INTO PRESENCE

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MOVING INTO BEING. DANCING INTO PRESENCE.

Yoga, Meditation and Embodied Dance Workshop

In this workshop we will be exploring our bodies and minds through meditation, and the meditative movements of Yoga and Embodied Dance. We will stretch out our bodies and minds in yoga asana, move into a dancing meditation, and then finish with a contemplative sitting meditation.

Meditating, Moving and Dancing into Being…. more aware, more joyous, more alive, and more present to the beauty of the truth
within us.

Beginners are welcome!!
Just bring your mind, heart and body and some comfortable loose clothing.

Event Time and Date
Sunday July 10th
12:30 – 16:00

Cost: 5000 yen

If you introduce one or more friends, you will receive a 500 yen discount.

To reserve your space, please contact nicole@healinghatha.com at your earliest convenience.

SPRING Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

2016 SPRING Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation Retreat
with Nicole Porter Saturday April 9th 10 am – 6 pm

Practices for health and healing…
Looking at the Ancient healing arts of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, we will learn and experience wisdom practices for the Spring Season.

This retreat will also include some more explorations in meditative dance, mudra and mantra.

Come, Relax, Rejuvenate and be inspired at a beautiful KyotoTemple, overlooking an exquisite Japanese Garden as you practice.

Cost: 9500 yen
Contact: nicole@healinghatha.com
In English with Japanese translation.
Also includes a delicious vegetarian (shojin ryori) temple lunch.
People of any age, background, yoga & meditation experience welcome.
Available space is limited to please reserve as soon as possible

Discounts available :–
Student Cost – 8500 yen
If you have been to 5 or more of Nicole’s Retreats – 9000 yen
If you introduce and bring a friend – 9000 yen

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Yoga Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat

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Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat with Nicole Porter
November 28 & 29, 2015
Dive Deeper into your yoga and meditation practices and retreat for 2 days to a beautiful Zen Temple in Kyoto. Learn more about the deeper aspects of yoga, and the importance of mindfulness and meditation practice.

Retreat will include twice daily yoga, and in depth philosophy, meditation & mindfulness classes and practice. There will be Ayurveda (Indian Natural Medicine) sessions, health and healing tips for the season. (Kirtan and dance meditation classes can be available on request). The retreat will also include delicious vegetarian temple food, and the opportunity to participate in a temple morning ceremony with the temple abbot.

Nicole has been a meditation and yoga practitioner for over 15 years. Her meditation and mindfulness experience is extensive, as she has been studying very closely with her main teachers, and others for over 13 years. This study involves close contact with the teacher on a regular basis, service work (karma yoga), personal and philosophical instruction from the teacher, and extensive retreat work. As well as her yoga practice and study, she has a daily hourly meditation practice and has participated in 2 week to 1 month long silent retreats once or twice a year for the last 13 years. Her greatest passion is to introduce students to the ‘true heart’ of yoga through its deeper aspects of meditation and mindfulness practice.

This is a wonderful and precious opportunity to get away from everything, have some quiet reflective time for yourself, and deepen your practice with a supportive community, in a setting where others have been practicing for thousands of years. Hope you can join us!
Retreat Cost: 38 000 Yen
Student Cost: 34 000 Yen
Early Bird Discount Cost: 33 000 Yen (Before October 24th)

Retreat will be in English with Japanese Translation and includes all accommodation, a welcome pack, 6-7 hours daily yoga and meditation instruction, daily brunch and dinner, and a special Zen ceremony practice with the Temple Abbot.