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. We offer comfortable shared rooms and vegetarian meals.

The retreat centre was established in 2003 to offer workshops, retreats and satsangs in the Yasodhara Yoga tradition. We offer weekend and five-day retreats with foundational teachings from Swami Sivananada Radha ¬– Kundalini Yoga, the Divine Light Invocation, Dream Yoga, Mantra Yoga and Hidden Language Hatha Yoga. Our signature workshops give yoga students and teachers an opportunity to enter deeply into their own process.

 

 

 

front bed PakefieldFireplace PakefieldThe centre is also available for retreats. Look below for more information.

 

 

 

Satsangs

An uplifting time of mantra, meditation, songs and reflection.

Date & Times: Fridays at 7.30pm, next on 8 and 22 December 2017 – look out for dates in 2018.

All welcome, no fee.

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda or call 01502 513859

 

Workshops and Events – December 2017

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

When: Saturday 9 December, 1- 5pm

Cost: £40 (with sliding scale for affordability)

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda

Come in comfortable clothing and bring your journal.

 

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.

When: Sunday 10 December, 1- 4pm

Cost: £30 (with sliding scale for affordability)

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda

Come in comfortable clothing and bring your journal.

 

Winter Equinox: Celebration of the Light Returning

This flexible celebration will include the opportunity to take a few days of self-nurture, retreat and rest. Attend satsangs and participate in the Divine Light Invocation Workshop (see below)

When: Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 December 2017 (tbc)

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda

 

Divine Light Invocation Workshop

How can you bring Light into the dark days of winter? The Divine Light Invocation is a powerful tool for transformation, concentration and healing brought to the west by Swami Sivananda Radha. Whether learning it for the first time or renewing this practice, you can open to deepening your understanding of yourself and the world around you. We will explore relaxation techniques, visualizations, and meditations on the Light. Harness the potential of the Light within to build a bridge to your inner wisdom.

When: Saturday 23 December 2017, 1- 4pm

Cost: £30 (with sliding scale for affordability)

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda

Come in comfortable clothing and bring your journal.

 

Yoga Retreat Weekends

Take a weekend to relax and unwind by the sea before the build up to Christmas.

 

 

The weekend will include:

– 2 morning Hatha Yoga, Hidden Language classes

– Satsangs

– Yoga Workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoon (see below)

– Vegetarian food and opportunities to explore the nearby beaches and cliff tops

 

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda for more details and dates

 

Workshops and Events – January – March 2018 – dates to be confirmed

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 dew upon the symbolism of the Chakras through reflection, mantra and meditation to explore your power and how you use it.

When: Saturday 13 January 2018, 1- 5 pm (tbc)

Cost: £40 (with sliding scale for affordability)

Come in comfortable clothing and bring your journal.

 

Kundalini Yoga: What is my Responsibility?

The 5th Chakra is often described as the gateway to liberation. It is also the seat of the ego.

When: Saturday 3 February 2018, 1- 5 pm (tbc)

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

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.

When: Saturday 3 March 2018, 1- 5 pm  (tbc)

Cost: £40 (with sliding scale for affordability)

Come in comfortable clothing and bring your journal.

 

Recent Workshops and Events

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.

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 10.08.10 AMThe Chakras and the Five Senses
a day on the Suffolk Coast with Swami Sukhananda

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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