The Pakefield Retreat Centre is a peaceful cottage in a quiet seaside location on England’s east coast where you can walk on the nearby beaches, relax, practice yoga, take time to reflect and journal.

The retreat centre was established in 2003 to offer workshops, retreats and satsangs in the Yasodhara Yoga tradition. We offer foundational teachings from Swami Sivananada Radha ¬– Kundalini Yoga, the Divine Light Invocation, Dream Yoga, Mantra Yoga Karma Yoga and Hidden Language Hatha Yoga. Our signature workshops give yoga students and teachers from any yogic tradition an opportunity to develop a broader understanding of yoga and enter deeply into their own process of relaxation, concentration, clarification and meditation.

 

 

front bed PakefieldFireplace PakefieldThe centre is also available for  weekend and five-day retreats. We offer comfortable shared rooms and vegetarian meals.

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda or call 01502 513859 for more information and availability.

 

 

Satsangs

Come together for an uplifting time of mantra, meditation, songs and reflection.

Date & Times: Fridays at 7.30pm, 23 February, 9 March 2018.

All welcome, no fee.

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda or call 01502 513859

 

Workshops and Events – February – March 2018

 

Kundalini Yoga: What is my Responsibility?

We live in a fast paced world and have developed many skills to a high degree to help us navigate between its increasing demands. These can keep us so busy that sometimes you may feel as if you are spinning many the plates in the air – work, travel, family life, friendships. But what happens when we stop, take an afternoon for relaxation and silence? Can you hear yourself think? Can you hear the sound of the ‘still small voice’ within?

The 5th Chakra is often described as the gateway to liberation. It is also the seat of the ego. Understand the difference between will and self-will. How can you use relaxation, mantra and concentration to support you as, through your yoga practices, you become more effective in dealing with daily life?

When: Saturday 3 February 2018, 1- 5 pm

Cost: £40 (with sliding scale for affordability)

Come in comfortable clothing and bring your journal.

 

Kundalini Yoga: The 6th Chakra, the House of the Mind

‘What is this thing called mind, that can keep us prisoner and yet can experience such luminosity?’ Swami Radha in Kundalini Yoga for the West

What could the ancient yogis have meant when they spoke of ‘pure mind’? Can mind understand the knowing of the heart? In this workshop you will use practices, including mantra, visualization, and reflection, to get a better understanding of your mind and how it works through symbolism, intuition, imagination and memory; how you have created your own life, and can apply that understanding now.

When: Saturday 10 March 2018, 1- 5 pm

Cost: £40 (with sliding scale for affordability)

Come in comfortable clothing and bring your journal.

 

Recent Workshops and Events

December 2017

Kundalini Yoga: Relaxation, Joy and Peace

During this afternoon of relaxation, reflection and gentle stretch you will discover deep fountains of creativity, joy and harmony and peace. These fountains are within each one of us. We need only to take the time for ourselves through rest and relaxation to find the keys.

 

 

Kundalini Yoga: The Chakras and the 5 Senses

What do I see? What do I hear? How does my sense of taste affect my choices? Our life is perceived through the senses, and mind acts as the interpreter. The Chakras can help us understand the mind’s incredible abilities powers and creativity. Practice relaxation, mantra, concentration and meditation to expand awareness.

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” Yeats

January 2018: Kundalini Yoga: Shakti Power, Speech and 6 Chakras

‘There is no musical instrument ever created that has the same power as the human voice.By the way you use your voice and your breath, you can say the name of a person – just one word – and express as many emotions as there are keys on a grand piano.’ Swami Radha in Time to be Holy.

Through our voice we have tremendous power to upset people or to elevate them, to communicate or deceive. In this workshop you will draw upon the symbolism of the Chakras through reflection, mantra and meditation to explore your power and how you use it.

November 2016 to April 2017 Kundalini Yoga Workshops

 

 

 

 

 

Energy and Your Heart’s Desire

How can you align your thoughts, actions and speech to achieving your finest potential? Enter the cave of your own heart through practices of awareness, reflection, visualization and meditation.
Passion, Creativity and Energy

Investigate your mind and your emotions. What do you worship? Where do you direct your energy to create your world? Are you happy with it? If not, can you destroy it and create it anew? Explore ways to direct your emotions through reflection and practices, and study the symbolism of the cakras using visualization and meditation.

Energy, Imagination and Self-Image

The powers of the mind are awesome.Investigate your mind and the ways you use your imagination to influence your choices and create your world. Explore your self-image and study the symbolism of the cakras, practice reflection, visualization and meditation.

 

 

sunflowersSummer retreat – Mantra, Meditation and Dreams

An opportunity to connect with your inner wisdom, to explore your own language of the heart. Journalling, art,chanting, meditation.

Date: Friday 15th -Sunday 17th July, 2016

 

Special Satsang 8 April 2016 – Resurrection – dedicated to the new Temple at Yasodhara Ashram
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What does resurrection mean to you? What is your experience?

Celebrating with song, reflection and mantras

 

 

dogs beach sunrise:setMantra, Meditation and Relaxation Workshop

a day on the Suffolk Coast with Swami Sukhananda

Practices include Mantra Yoga, Pranayama, Relaxation, Concentration and Reflection to help you unwind and enjoy a relaxing day. Tune into your inner self to find peace and Light within.

 

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 9.47.20 AMStilling the Mind

a day on the Suffolk Coast with Swami Sukhananda

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed through Yoga?

Learn practices including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection to help you understand different levels of the mind and its expansive potential.

Enjoy a relaxing day in search of the silence and beauty within.

 

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Swami Sukhananda first met Swami Radha in 1988 and was deeply moved by her experience. She has been icing and teaching yoga at Yasodhara Ashram and in Europe ever since. She is continually inspired by yoga and by witnessing its transformative effects.
Swami Sukhananda

Swami Sukhananda first met Swami Radha in 1988 and was deeply moved by her experience. She has been living and teaching yoga at the Ashram and in Europe ever since. Her articles about Swami Radha’s work have appeared in British and North American yoga magazines. She is continually inspired by yoga and by witnessing its transformative effects.

 

 

 

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