We like to change locations for our deep dive yoga retreats.
After Deep Dive Retreats in Morocco, Ibiza, Portugal and Italy, we now move to a beautiful back to nature retreat venue in France!
The venue provides the perfect environment to take time out of daily life and its remote, peaceful location makes it an ideal place for a real yoga retreat experience.
The focus here is on the landscape and outstanding natural beauty.
This really is the perfect place for our deep dive retreat.
Here we can switch off (no wifi), tune out, disconnect from day to day stimuli and immerse ourselves in the nourishing tranquility.
The food…. we just have to mention the food for this week as we are very excited to have Hayley North as our very own private chef again!
Hayley understands exactly how to create menus that not only tantalise the taste buds but that are expertly tailored to support the deep dive process and provide a nutrient dense foundation for the week.
Hayley has many years of experience catering for yoga retreats all over the world and her food is known for being inspiring, creative, packed with vitality, nourishing and educational.
The menu will be gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and will focus on foods that assist and encourage the cleansing process. During the week Hayley will show you just how delicious and varied a predominantly plant based vegan diet can be, whilst avoiding ALL refined/processed products and focusing on the gifts of nature.
Hayley caters effortlessly for those with allergies or intolerances. She incorporates ‘superfoods’, wild foods, fermented foods and tonic herbs into her dishes and shows you how to prioritise optimum nutrition in your meals – without compromising taste and pleasure!
Hayley’s food is educational and inspiring.
A week of intensive practice supported by Hayley’s menu is a perfect combination from where you have the opportunity and space to go as deep as you wish and feel the benefits this complimentary programme can offer.
Hayley wrote an insanely inspiring Ebook, helping you kick start your very own holistic kitchen. This book has over 40 (!) recipes and is full of tips about healthy breakfasts, drinks, snacks and easy to make meals. Find out all about it right HERE.
The result of this program?
An experience that will change your life in a very Positive Way!
To find out more or book your place...
Please contact Rachel at email@example.com if you would like to ask any questions about this retreat or how to book and pay for your place, she will be more than happy to get back to you!
You can also book and pay securely online here. Payments via Paypal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer
Revealing Vajra founder, Rachel Bonkink, will guide you during this Deep Dive.
You can read her story here.
The idea for this week came very gradually as more and more students started asking for a teacher training that was a bit different than what was currently available on the yogic market. Logical, as many of these people didn’t have 4 weeks to spend in India nor did they really have a yoga teacher career in mind. There are other options too, we know… but these people were looking for more background on the philosophy, more alignment details, and all this in a week.
The first Deep Dives were held in Morocco, Ibiza and Italy. People were so enthusiastic that it was only logical that we would continue organising these wonderful weeks.
Rachel says: “ I have been teaching for several years now and I do what I do because it is who I am – it is what I love to do. Traveling the world and inspiring people anyway I can. I don’t take life all too seriously, nor do I see yoga as the most serious thing in the world. It’s very possible that I make a joke here or there during our classes together…
I am happy to discuss your expectations and see if this Deep Dive in Yoga is right for you. I welcome any and all questions or concerns you may have and invite you to email me at: rbATrevealingvajra.com ”
Prices include full board accommodation, transfers, all yoga, meditation, walks, workshops, one full length treatment, one life coaching session and one personal nutrition talk.
We are only inviting 10 people to join us to ensure a personal approach.
Price for one week, all included starts at …. Euro.
Is this yoga teacher training registered with the Yoga Alliance?
No, this is not a yoga teacher training.
This week touches on accessing intuition and wisdom. On connecting to your own inner yoga teacher (without that, you cannot teach).
This Deep Dive in yoga week originated from the demand I got from so many students and yoga holiday participants who ‘just’ wanted to learn more about yoga. Who searched the net but couldn’t find what they were looking for. Who (maybe one day) want to teach like I do. Who want to find a holiday with an extra touch, with more attention to awareness and conscious living, and have a lot of fun.
What if I am not flexible?
In the top 5 of questions asked so a very good one to ask!
Yoga is not about flexibility and for sure not during this week as we will zoom into that ‘other part’ of yoga as well. The part that is done when you’re not on the mat.
Yes, I will teach 4-5 hours a day of asanas and meditation but you are free to do whatever you want. If you want to skip a lesson? No problem.
This is your time to Relax and Enjoy. And also, during the lessons, I will keep a close eye that you stay within your limits and I can adjust all poses in order for everyone to follow the class.
What if I need to stay connected to the home front?
If you want to know about emergencies at home, you can always give the home front Rachel’s mobile phone number and/or email.
I’m 60 plus, am I too old?
One of my favorite yoga teachers is approaching 70 and in my school in Antwerp, I used to have people of 80+ in my classes so NO, you are really never too old to do, start (or re-start) with yoga. All asanas, poses can be adjusted to your physical needs.
I’m young and/or fit and I love a good chaturanga, is this going to be boring?
On my yoga holidays, I usually have several yoga teachers joining. They practice asanas side by side to the less experienced yogis and sometimes they find themselves next to people who have never done yoga before. And it all works.
If you truly understand the definition of yoga, it doesn’t really matter how experienced you are for these kinds of weeks. By then, you will know how to bring the challenge into your practice, and I’m obviously not talking about putting your leg behind your ears.
By then, it will be more about how peaceful your thoughts are during class. About how focused you are on your own mat and body? About how calm and present your mind is? And ok, stand on your head every now and then, I really don’t mind, it’s all good!
Oh, what I find is that people who are used to the more fast paced Vinyasa and Power yoga classes learn tons during my lessons as there is no distraction… no pushing, simply being… very different to what they are used to at home usually…
It all depends on our group but usually, I do add several classes that might resemble the ‘normal’ vinyasa and power yoga classes.
Is there some kind of ongoing support after this week?
I love to stay in touch and hear all about your adventures! I can say this now, even without knowing you because I only have nice and cool people joining my retreats and coachings.
Really, it’s a fact! Let me give you an example.
On one of my yoga holidays in Morocco, I had 9 people (in a group of 20) who were coming back for the second, third or fourth time ! 9 … that ‘s a lot of people… and we have stayed in touch; via email, Facebook, whatsapp, in person meeting up for lunch or a workshop – I love people so yes, let’s already agree to stay in touch?
I also offer coaching sessions to stay on track with your goals.
Will there be enough time to relax?
My intention is to blend the perfect amount of enjoyment with a quality learning experience. This venue is just perfect to do absolutely nothing. It’s your holiday time as well so YES, there will be enough time to Relax, to study, to bond, to sleep, explore or to do absolutely nothing at all.
What if I don’t think I want to be a yoga teacher?
This question is not so relevant for this week as it is not a yoga teacher training as such. It’s about You. About opening your heart, accepting yourself more fully and living the life you dream of. About taking the time, allowing yourself the time to learn more about yoga, in an awesome environment with likeminded people around; that’s what’s it’s all about.
What can we learn in only one week? Most trainings are between 200-500 hours!
I’m really grateful for some of my ‘corporate leftovers’… This still makes me very focused in life, which reflects in my coachings, holidays and in this Deep Dive Program.
Deep Dive in Yoga is NOT a yoga teacher training and it’s NOT a traditional yoga holiday either. This week is a complete immersion experience in yoga. And trust me, you will learn A LOT as I want to honor your commitment of time by fully giving you mine in return.
History, Philosophy, Yamas, Niyamas, Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Meditation, Chakras, Nadis; we will talk about all of these topics!
Will I be able to teach yoga after this week?
Yes, you will be able to share your knowledge about yoga after this week! If we keep the definition of yoga in mind, of stilling the mind, you could perhaps teach people “yoga” already today, even without our Deep Dive!
It would be disrespectful to the ancient science of yoga and to the many 200 and 500 hours- yoga teacher trainings out there to say that we will accomplish the same in one week…
That is not my intention for this week. This week doesn’t even pretend to be a yoga teacher training! During this week you will Dive into Yoga and Meditation.
You will get a very good basis. You will understand that yoga is more than asanas. You will discover new ways to get to a consistent personal practice. You will learn new ways to meditate, to get a grip on your thoughts.
AND, you will be able to teach sun salutations and several asanas in a very safe way to people without any physical injuries.
I’m convinced that it takes years and years to fully understand the science of yoga but with this program, you can kick start that journey.
Can we have a talk before I book?
Yes, I’m here for yeh!
Email rbATrevealingvajra.com with questions or to set up a time to talk.
I live in Portugal so no matter where you live; we can set up a time that works for both of us.
Rather catch me by surprise? Ok, the number is +32 476 204 121.
There is no time like the present to start living the life of your dreams…
Looking forward hearing from you!
What Should You Do Next?
If this sounds like something you would enjoy;
- Relaxation and Me time in a wonderful setting…
- Healthy and nutritious Food, all week long
- Learning about the the real definition of yoga and accessing your intuition and wisdom…
- The varied and interesting itinerary we have planned to ensure you have a relaxed and rejuvenating experience…
Then please make a no-obligation provisional booking. Just use our booking form at the bottom of this page and we’ll fill in your slot.
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Hopefully we’ll see you in France in September!
Very grateful to have stumbled on this yoga retreat. It’s the third time that I have been on a yoga holiday but without a doubt, this was the best experience. Rachel was so welcoming from day 1. It’s relaxing and Zen to just be around her. She was able to allow me to relax, despite experiencing two traumatic events during the retreat. I got so much out of the experience and I felt at home. It was, for me, life changing I would say, and I wouldn’t hesitate to do more of Rachel’s retreats!
Ibiza, June 2015
Kathryn Blakemore, UK
How can I shortly summarize my great and beautifull experience during the ‘deep dive into yoga’ retreat in Ibiza? It seems impossible however I will give it a try. Experience several yoga styles, learn more about the theory of yoga, experience 1 day of total silence, participate in a 10 kilometer walk and experience fresh, delicious & haute cuisine vegan breakfasts, lunches and dinners (and I am not even a vegetarian ;-)). All this in an international group of people!
The before mentioned contributed to a fantastic experience. Being a mam and partner I work quit hard, like to see my friends, play sports and follow yoga classes…in case I have time left :-). So I decided to give myself a present: Rachel’s deep dive into yoga. The week was all I had wished for. Yes, it takes some effort and – sometimes – hard work, but you will gain wonderfull experiences and deeper personal insights. You have the opportunity to work for one week on the level of body, mind and spirit. The perfect yoga retreat for me!!!
Ibiza, September 2015
I had no idea what to expect but booking this yoga holiday turned out to be one of the best decisions that I took in a while. A combination of yoga, meditation, holiday and 100% me time. GREAT!
Morocco, May 2015
Isabelle Rasquin, Belgium
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