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7 Powers Personal Development and Yoga Retreats, UK

 

Losinj Retreat

 

Our Retreat Venue is located on the enchanting isle of Losinj, Croatia

 

Powerful Yoga Retreat Reboots Your Life In A Breakthrough
  To Success And Excellence

The NEW 7 Powers of success™ is a powerful 6-days retreat on the isle of Losinj in the Adriatic sea, Croatia, where you’ll master the latest, proven, science-based system for inner peace, life achievement and personal and professional success. It all starts with what you believe to be possible, for yourself, for your loved ones. Discover a new world of possibilities and how to unleash your hidden inner strength. Discover you own 7 powers to create the life you desire. You’ll learn how to remove limitations from the past, how to find your passion and life purpose. You will feel empowered to achieve anything you feel truly important and meaningful for you. You’ll not only walk out the door crystal-clear about where you're going - and how you’re going to get there, but you’ll also learn how to operate the most important tool in your life - yourself. You will learn to believe again - in your own power to make your dreams come true.

This comprehensive retreat gives you the most effective tools based on the latest research and discoveries in brain-sciences about personal and professional achievement. At the same time, it integrates the ancient practices and wisdom of yoga giving you quiet time and exercises, meditation and asanas to experience inner peace, mindfulness and your innermost being. The 7 Powers To Breakthrough Success is a world-wide unique life success retreat where neuroscience meets yoga. Presented by the 'Yoga Retreats UK' branch of the Himalayan Yoga Institute.

 

Find deep inner peace,
a bright vision for your life
and a proven path to change and success.
The 7 Powers Program is a Life Success
Program which Unleashes Passion,
Dissolves Stress, Changes Lives,
Accelerates Careers, and Gives Deep Peace of Mind!

 

What would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail?

You want more. You want more joy, more peace, more energy, more health, more power, more success, more love, more time, more money, more passion, more life. And you know that life could and should be more than you experience right now. Maybe you are already struggling to make a change that you know will bring what you want in your life. Yet, old habits, lack of focus, low energy, stress, negative people, low self-esteem, heavy workload, bad bosses… there might be many things holding you back from achieving your full potential.

Today we know more about the human being than ever in the history of our species. Actually, latest neuroscience research is discovering exactly how we create our experiences and which patterns operate our lives. Learn to become the true director of your mind and empower yourself for creating a life you desire. This is the time for your breakthrough change. Imagine, if you could really create the life you dream of, what would you dare to dream? What kind of life would you consider worth living?

So, what "more" are you exactly dreaming of?

 

  • More peace of mind? More freedom from emotions, anxieties, stress?
  • More time to enjoy yourself and those you love?
  • Travel and see parts of the world you have always dreamed of?
  • Achieve the success you desire in all the areas of your life with balance and ease?
  • Make a greater impact on the world... and know that you are making a difference?
  • Earn more money... pay off your debt and afford the lifestyle that allows you freedom and choice to do what you love?
  • Build stronger, more rewarding relationships with your loved ones, friends, and colleagues?
  • Take your business or career to the next level with clarity and power?
  • Improve your health, lose weight or just feel more alive in your body?
  • Develop an unshakeable confidence in your ability to achieve any goal?

 

During the 6 days you will discover a new world of possibilities, a deeper understanding of your being and reach a whole new level of personal leadership, and true inner peace.

Reach your dreams with breakthrough action!


The 7 Powers To Breakthrough Success
, presented by Yoga Retreats UK, is an extraordinary opportunity to reinvent yourself and your life. Over just 6 days, Adrian and Grace will help you understand your deepest desires, develop a transformational vision of yourself and your life, set clear, specific goals and align them with your purpose, and give you the most practical tools, strategies and confidence to start creating the life of your dreams.

You'll walk out with a feeling of new inner strength and freedom, with a clear, laser-focused mind, bursting with energy, filled with compassion, love and peace of mind, armed with a detailed plan of what to do each step of the way. If you’re ready to unleash your full potentialdream bigger than you ever have before  and finally discover how to achieve any goal, join Adrian the 7 Powers To Breakthrough Success.

 

An exclusive group of only 20 people will work with Adrian and Grace to personally create the life they desire. Will you be one of them?

UNIQUENESS OF THE PROGRAM

Enjoy the benefits of ancient yoga and apply the latest neuroscience discoveries about life success.

 

 

 

  1. Neuroscience.  The program is based on both latest research and discoveries about how our brain generates our realities and directs behaviour, but also ancient yoga wisdom and practices. This unique combination enables transformational learning experiences which bring dramatic positive and lasting changes in the way we think about ourselves and our life, but also how we operate our daily lives.

  2. Second-order cybernetics. The program provides a clear understanding of the changer – of ourselves. Our brain is an ontological engine and effective change has to start with developing new and better mental models about how we create our reality, but also how we generate our own phenomenal self-concept, our identities, our values, beliefs and general models who we are. Experiencing oneself as the true creator of all our experiences is the starting point of deep change.

  3. Practical tools for life- and work management. The program provides latest best practices in life- and work management….

     

  4. NLP techniques for personal change.

  5. Yoga

 

 

 
 
 

7 Powers Life Success Agenda

 
6 DAYS TRAINING AGENDA

You will enjoy innovative exercises and assignments in our daily, transformational workshops experiencing a unique opportunity to focus exclusively on yourself and your life's success. You will come away with a wide array of practical skills and useful knowledge, which will profoundly affect the quality of your life. Say goodbye to the world of limitations and welcome to the world of possibilities. The 7 days are packed with 'gems' designed to take your life to the upper reaches of excellence:

  1. The Power of Presence 
  2. The Power of Observation
  3. The Power of Choice and Willpower
  4. The Power of Beliefs
  5. The Power of Purpose
  6. The Power of Action
  7. The Power of Context


Follow-up training

 

 

  1. The Power of Wisdom
  2. The Power to Synergize

 

 

 
Day

1

The power of presence!

The Power of Presence is your most fundamental power to create a life of joy, success and peace of mind. Discover the joy of being fully present in the moment, explore the magic of observing your mind, and learn how to stay present in the middle of a hectic workday or a relationship crisis?
During the first day you will experience a process which will help you to apply the serenity of living in the now to even your most demanding, high-pressure challenges. With presence, everything changes, and you will start developing a new understanding of your mind, your being, your awareness, your perception and your presence.

The power of observation!

Discover your personal epistemology and learn how to observe your mind, your perceptions, thoughts, emotions. You will understand how your brain is generating your personal reality, your self-concept, how your conscious- and unconscious mind are working together, and what your true potential as a human being holds.

This is the beginning of a new powerful approach to living that starts with resting in open, non-judgmental awareness - it continues with a clear understanding of how your mind operates - and leads to compassion, wisdom and clear actions for creating positive change in your life.

Notes:

  • Epistemology, meta-position, meta-cognition
  • Brain-sciences and consciousness
  • Conscious mind, unconscious mind, being
  • Focus, meaning, action pattern
Day

2

The power of choice & willpower

You are born to be a leader. During the second day with Yoga Retreats UK, you will unleash the power to lead yourself. Not only can you choose a new direction in your life. You can choose to be the best person you can be – because you have the power to choose your response to any situation. All your life achievements were results of two things – clear goals and focused effort.

During this day you will learn how to develop your power to choose direction and mange your daily behaviour. Everyone is struggling with temptation, addiction, distraction, and procrastination. Learn the neuro-science behind willpower and take full control, 100% responsibility for your actions and results. On this day you will learn how to develop the key life-transforming power: willpower and self-discipline.

You will assess your reactive patterns, your habits, and strengthen your four powers to choose your response. With a little discipline you can solve some problems, with a lot of discipline you can solve many problems - with perfect self-discipline you can create the life of your dreams.

Notes:

  • Self-discipline, willpower
  • Proactive-reactive models of behavior
  • Locus of control
  • Social programing, roles and "acts"
  • Authenticity, being "real"
Day

3
 

The power of beliefs!

Have you heard about the placebo effect? People who are told a drug will have a certain effect will many times experience that effect even when given a pill without those properties - simply because they believed!

Your beliefs about yourself, life, people, success, work, family are shaping your life in the most profound way. For example, do you believe that you can excel in whatever you do? Do you believe you are bad in mathematics? Do you believe that other people don't like you? Do you believe life is full of problems? What are your beliefs about people? Do you believe that you have to work hard to make a living? Do you believe that you will never live a life of abundance? No belief is right or wrong. It is either empowering or limiting. A belief is nothing but the generalization of a past incident. During your lifetime you have developed your personal belief system, your "philosophy of life" and it is your inner frame of reference guiding you through any given challenge. Your paradigms, your mental patterns determine how you experience any specific moment in your life and by assessing your belief-systems you will see that you never saw the world as it is, but as you are, as your belief systems are.

During the third day you will discover not only your hidden belief structures, but also their emotional background, how they developed, what their benefits are, but also their limitations. You will understand the structure of your attitudes, your value-system, the fundamental paradigms behind them and start examining and changing them to reach a more empowering, more positive, life-supporting, learning- and growth enabling life-perspective. You will start to believe – in your own power.

Day

4

The power of purpose!

This is the power of why. If you want to live with energy, passion, focus and joy, you have to identify, acknowledge and honor your personal life purpose – the "why" behind everything you do. Ask yourself: what is giving meaning to your life, what are you passionate about - really and deeply! Why do some things matter so deeply to you? The answers are there, deep inside, but your daily mental noise is covering them, making you lose track of what is most important to you. Developing a clear understanding of your purpose helps you to set in motion a revolutionary method for personal change that is supported by both the latest science and traditional wisdom.

The fourth training day deals with developing strong passionate vision and personal success strategy! You will discover the power of your why, the deeper reasons why you are doing what you are doing, the passion which comes with a clear understanding of your deepest life-purpose. Based on that, you will create a blueprint for a fulfilling future by formulating short, medium and long term goals. Once we know where we want to go, it is necessary to develop a realistic and effective way to get there! In this part of the program we will together discuss concrete steps, methods and 'good practice' to understand how we can make definite progress toward our goals, and to develop a work and action plan.

Day

5
 

The power of action!

Nothing brings results as fast as focused action. Here you will rethink your lifestyle management: your daily habits, routines and your time- and life management systems! In order to accomplish certain goals, we have to do certain things and live in a certain way.

During the fifth day you will get a clear understanding of your behavioral programing, our life patterns, our habits and lifestyle. You will identify self-sabotaging behavior, and design a balanced way of life which is in harmony with our strategy of action, and which supports our movement in the desired direction. Also you will explore your cognitive resources, your self-, work- and life management, i.e. the use of practical tools and guidelines to increase personal efficiency and productivity. You will elaborate a personal methodology for annual, monthly, weekly and daily planning, and everyone will create his/her own personal life management system.

Day

6
 

The power of context!

When you think about what influences your life you immediately think about people. You are immersed in a context which is powerfully determining who you are, what you think and feel, what roles you play, and how you behave. There are powerful forces both around you and inside of you, which are shaping your life.

The sixth training day deals with creating a powerful force field internally and externally, which boost us in the direction of our dreams. In this part of the program we will look at people and relationships that affect our level of vitality, and what we can do to reshape the external field of positive force which will support our advancement in life. We will also learn to understand how our internal context, our inner states, expectations, beliefs and ways of thinking affect our capacity to create the life we want, and how we can create a new force for success from "within". Also, we will touch your power to influence people, to enroll everybody in your vision and goals and passions.

 

Retreat Outline

The retreat will take place over six full days. Each day begins at 7.15 am with powerful breathing techniques and meditation and ends approximately at 10.00 pm.

Your day at one of our inspirational retreats will have a routine similar to the one below, with occasional alterations depending on specific needs of the group.

 

6.45 - 7.15 Tea and fruit


7.15 - 7.45 Breathing techniques and meditation


7.45 - 8.00 Deep Relaxation


8.00 - 9.15 Yoga


9.15 - 9.30 break and snack


9.30– 12.00 Workshop – 150 min


12.45 - 15.00 Task/Free time


15.00 – 17.30 Workshop – 150 min


17.30 – 19.00 Yoga


19.00 – 19.30 Meditation


19.30 – 20.00 Dinner


20.30 – 22.00 Evening session – 90 min







Future Training

The power of wisdom!
My power to learn, understand, to see life clearly, to find lasting peace! Profound Inner Peace does not come from fixing yourself up. It arises from the extraordinary discovery that you are already whole, from the knowing and living of who you truly are. Connecting to your essence supports and sustains you through life's inevitable ups and downs. Lasting peace comes from discovering your spiritual essence. The truth is that you are much more than you imagine yourself to be. Your essence is not flawed. Deep inside you are already worthy and whole. Yoga Retreats UK will continue to offer retreats to build upon your achievements.

 

7 Powers, Who should attend

 

Unleash the Energy That Will Maximize, Monetize and Re-Energize Every Single Aspect of Your Life

The 7 Powers Yoga Retreats UK is a program for people who are ready for massive and permanent inner transformation. The program is designed for

  • business people
  • managers
  • entrepreneurs
  • salespeople
  • sales managers
  • educators
  • coaches
  • counselors
  • consultants
  • executives
  • parents
  • students

and all who are ready for breakthrough change and desire to maximize their personal and professional success.

The attendees include people from every walk of life and from countries all over the world and different backgrounds. Whether you're a 40-year industry veteran, or you're brand-new to your profession... a successful executive or just starting your own business … a stay-at-home parent or a new college student … the key question is: "Are you prepared for a life of awareness, choice and success."

"If you're looking for more life, energy, direction and purpose, you will…"



  • Connect your personal life "master plan" with who you are, your passions and value

 

  • Develop true love for yourself and start trusting your inner guidance system

 

  • Overcome your fears... and tap into your innate power

 

  • Experience deep inner peace of mind and learn how to be present in your daily life

 

  • Connect with a group of like-minded people who will support you throughout the next year

 

  • Release your past and start living from your potential

 

  • Develop a new and deeper level of understanding of yourself and others

 

  • Overcome limiting beliefs, habits, behaviors, patterns that are keeping you stuck... and permanently eliminate self-sabotaging patterns

 

  • Design and implement a life full of passion, purpose, meaning and focus

 

  • Discover how to up-level every area of your life

 

  • Feel new freedom to choose, discover new possibilities and opportunities

 

  • Reach higher levels of excellence in your professional life

 

 
 
 

7 Powers, Benefits

 
The 7 Powers Yoga Retreat is a unique opportunity to find both inner peace and a path to life success. 

The #1 Benefit You'll Receive From The 7 Powers Yoga Retreat – Freedom

Imagine a life full of passion, energy, freedom and success. Imagine that you, making the right choices, designed, crafted and created that life. Imagine that you find true peace of mind and a new level of wisdom in your life. Imagine that you find peace with your past and live from your true potential. Imagine experiencing new opportunities, creativity and the power to choose your path - daily. Imagine the joy and aliveness to live and work aligned with your deepest meaning and purpose.


The 7 Powers can help you to start living this life. It's designed for people who do not accept to be victims of their environment, the society, the economy, past experiences. It's for those who know that they can experience, love, have and give more. It's for those who are willing to become leaders of their lives and start living a life of choice, not of limitations. Are you one of them?

Are you ready to take control, to lead from your heart, to discover your full potential and change your world?

Prepare for a Massive Internal Change

During the 7 Powers retreat you'll reach a new level of understanding how your mind and brain operate, how you create your reality and how to master your life; you'll develop new and empowering beliefs, get clear about your passions and purpose, have powerful experiences, and develop new habits that are in alignment with the life you want to live. Be prepared to create massive, new success in your life.

What you can expect?



  • Deep relaxation, peace of mind, time for stillness. During the 7 Powers program, every single day you will participate in effective practices for deep relaxation like sensory awareness practices, yoga asanas, relaxation and visualization practices, meditation and presencing methods and daily contemplation tasks. You will be completely free from your usual daily distractions and all of that together will help you to stop your mental chatter and find deep peace of mind.
  • New & deep understanding of yourself and others. The 7 Powers program takes you on a journey of self discovery. Based on the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience, it allows you to generate your own learning and enter your own awareness from working through the processes taught. To know your mind is to free your mind. To know the human being is to love the human being. This will provide you with a true leading edge in understanding yourself and others in any context and help you to work more effectively and compassionately both professionally and personally!
  • Freedom from your past and a life from your potential. The 7 Powers program will help you to assess your life and discover the lessons learned. Your past is intricately tied to your success, because the lessons of the past are what helped us cultivate our current beliefs and habits – both good and bad. Discover easy-to-use processes for healing old wounds, moving past painful experiences, and releasing negative emotions as they arise. You will learn to live from your potential, not from your past experiences.
  • More passion, purpose, meaning and focus. The 7  Powers will help you to re-align with your deeper sense of purpose, with the inner feeling that there is a reason that you, as a unique human being, are here – to make that unique difference, to create a revolution, to lead. You will search for the meaning that makes you feel alive like never before. Finding that meaning, you will start to structure goals and reorganize your life, your time, your energy and resources allowing you to finally effortlessly live your purpose. Leadership starts when purpose meets action.
  • New sense of choice, possibilities, creativity and opportunities. The 7  Powers program will help you to clearly see – that you have a choice. You will learn to break through limiting behavioral and psychological patterns and experiences and discover a whole new level of personal freedom and creativity. You will transform or eliminate unwanted habits, thought patterns and behaviors and replace them with productive and empowering ones. Through powerful exercises, you'll let go of any limiting beliefs that are keeping you from creating the life you want ... and erase misconceptions you may have that dictate your current life experiences. You will have a clear structure for new and empowering ways of being in the world. One of the key benefits of the 7 Powers is more choice: in how you respond, the way you communicate, and how you feel. When you have more options, you can make better decisions
  • Professional excellence. The 7  Powers are immediately applicable in your professional life, in business, consulting, therapy, management, health professions, sports, parenting, creative pursuits, education, training and development, sales, negotiation, writing - anywhere you work with people and wherever excellence is important! You will reach a whole new level of effectiveness, of productivity, of capability.
  • Feel empowered to change and succeed. The 7  Powers program will make you believe in you own power to create the life you desire. The secret of positive thinking is the feeling of being in control, of knowing that you are able to do whatever is necessary to achieve whatever you aspire to achieve.  This new sense of actual control of yourself and your life will make you feel terrific about your future and your possibilities. You will truly believe that anything is possible, and that you can make it real. This will give you a positive emotional state, outlook and mindset.
  • A new level of self-confidence, self-esteem and the feeling that you are truly whole, good, and complete. The energy for a positive life comes from loving yourself truly and deeply, forgiving yourself whatever you feel you did wrong and developing a positive self-concept. The 7  Powers program will help you to forgive yourself and start with a new and much deeper understanding of your true being. You will know what it means to love yourself and to live a life full of confidence, positive pride, and meaning.
 

During these 6 Extraordinary Days, You will find New Power and Deep Wisdom to Attain the Exciting Life You Envision for Yourself!

Join us if you are ready to wake up every day to a life that inspires and exhilarates you!

Choose Now.

To your Breakthrough.

 
 
 

Neuroscience, Life Success & Yoga

 
The 7 Powers Yoga RetreatTM is a journey of self-discovery & self-mastery

Neuroscience & Self-knowledge

The starting point of all personal progress is increased self-knowledge and self-awareness. We are the only species who can actually observe and understand the principles and mechanisms which govern our thoughts, emotions and behavior and we can use that knowledge for self-mastery. Your true freedom, your ability to choose your response to any given situation is the result of your capacity to properly understand and control your mind and your underlying physiology. Learning how to manage your mental, emotional and physiological state will enable to choose a life of success and fulfillment.

Today we know more about our being, our brain and nervous system and how it creates our personal world; we know more about how our physiology regulates our emotions and behavior than ever in history. And today we know how to use that knowledge to change our habits, achieve our goals, build successful relationships, increase our willpower and become the person we would like to be.

Thanks to the exciting new field of neuroscience, we can chart the workings of the brain and the rest of the nervous system in remarkable detail to explain how neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters, and other biological processes produce all the experiences of everyday life, in every stage of life. From the spectacular growth of the brain in infancy to the act of learning a skill, falling in love, getting a joke, revising an opinion, or even forgetting a name, something very intriguing is going on behind the scenes. Contemporary neurosciences have provided us with new insights about the laws and principles that govern our functioning and the 7 Powers Yoga Retreat will give you an unparalleled and effective User's Manual for the Brain.



Neuroscience & Life Success

For example, groundbreaking research in the past few decades can help you to develop better understanding of yourself and achieve breakthrough success in many areas in your life:

  • Willpower: Willpower is more than a metaphor; it's a measurable trait that draws on a finite mental resource, like a muscle. While you have a consistent willpower capacity throughout life, you can strengthen it through training - again, just like a muscle.
  • Decisions: Studies of decision making at the level of neurons show that your brain has often committed to a course of action before you are aware of having made a decision - an apparent violation of our sense of free will. Now you can learn to actively manage the neurons thus making better decisions.
  • Relationships and emotions. We have a neurobiological explanation for how we are affected and how we affect other people around us. As social animals, we have evolved to be highly sensitive to the needs and emotions of others in our group. Researchers are beginning to understand the profound capabilities we have to feel empathy and how important interpersonal skills are to our health and survival. The key to this are mirror neurons which are triggered in the body unconsciously as we perceive not only the actions of others but also their facial gestures and emotions.
  • Religion, spirituality and mindfulness: Three mental traits appear to be essential for the development of organized religion: the search for causes and effects, the ability to reason about people and motives, and language. Mystical experiences also trace to specific activities of the brain.

 

The 7 Powers Yoga Retreats UK programme will open your eyes to how neural processes produce the familiar features of human existence. You will explore the brain under stress and in love, learning, sleeping, thinking, hallucinating, and just looking around - which is less about recording reality than creating illusions that allow us to function in our environment. The program will provide you with and upgrade of your brain's current operating system which will help make you the best person you can be. Tune up your brain!

Neuroscience & Yoga Practices

Yoga is one of the oldest personal development practices, with more than 3000 years of experiences, research and insights and today, more and more people are practicing yoga asanas and meditation to achieve greater inner peace, release stress, but also to develop mindfulness and become a better person. Neuroscience research is discovering how exactly these mind/body disciplines such as Hatha yoga, Buddhist mindfulness practices, and contemplative prayer can focus and entrain the mind in ways that are helpful in cultivating the natural plasticity in the brain. A 2007 study called "Mindfulness meditation reveals distinct neural modes of self-reference" by Norman Farb at the University of Toronto, broke new ground in our understanding of mindfulness from a neuroscience perspective.

Farb and his colleagues discovered that people have two distinct ways of interacting with the world, using two different sets of neural networks. One network involves what is called the "default network", which includes regions of the medial prefrontal cortex, along with memory regions such as the hippocampus. This network is called default because it becomes active when not much else is happening, and you think about yourself. If you are sitting on the edge of a jetty in summer, a nice breeze blowing in your hair and a cold drink in your hand, instead of taking in the beautiful day you might find yourself thinking about what to cook for dinner tonight, and whether you will make a mess of the meal to the amusement of your partner. This is your default network in action. It's the network involved in planning, daydreaming and ruminating. This default network also become active when you think about yourself or other people, it holds together a "narrative". A narrative is a story line with characters interacting with each other over time. The brain holds vast stores of information about your own and other people's history. When the default network is active, you are thinking about your history and future and all the people you know, including yourself, and how this giant tapestry of information weaves together.

The study shows there is a whole other way of experiencing experience. Scientists call this type of experience one of direct experience. When the direct experience network is active, several different brain regions become more active. This includes the insula, a region that relates to perceiving bodily sensations. The anterior cingulate cortex is also activated, which is a region central to switching your attention. When this direct experience network is activated, you are not thinking intently about the past or future, other people, or yourself, or considering much at all. Rather, you are experiencing information coming into your senses in real time. Sitting on the jetty, your attention is on the warmth of the sun on your skin, the cool breeze in your hair, and the cold beer in your hand.

A series of other studies has found that these two circuits, narrative and direct experience, are inversely correlated meaning that if you think about an upcoming meeting (narrative) while you wash dishes, you are more likely to overlook a broken glass and cut your hand, because the brain map involved in visual perception is less active when the narrative map is activated. You don't see as much (or hear as much, or feel as much, or sense anything as much) when you are lost in thought. Fortunately, this scenario works both ways. When you focus your attention on incoming data, such as the feeling of the water on your hands while you wash up, it reduces activation of the narrative circuitry. This explains why, for example, if your narrative circuitry is going crazy worrying about an upcoming stressful event, it helps to take a deep breath and focus on the present moment. All your senses "come alive" at that moment.

Experiencing the world through the direct experience network allows you to get closer to the reality of any event. You perceive more information about events occurring around you, as well as more accurate information about these events. Noticing more real-time information makes you more flexible in how you respond to the world. You also become less imprisoned by the past, your habits, expectations or assumptions, and more able to respond to events as they unfold.
In the Farb experiment, people who regularly practiced noticing the narrative and direct experience paths, such as regular meditators, had stronger differentiation between the two paths. They knew which path they were on at any time, and could switch between them more easily. Whereas people who had not practiced noticing these paths were more likely to automatically take the narrative path.

Also a study by Kirk Brown found that people high on a mindfulness scale were more aware of their unconscious processes. Additionally these people had more cognitive control, and a greater ability to shape what they do and what they say, than people lower on the mindfulness scale. If you're on the jetty in the breeze and you're someone with a good level or mindfulness, you are more likely to notice that you're missing a lovely day worrying about tonight's dinner, and focus your attention onto the warm sun instead. When you make this change in your attention, you change the functioning of your brain, and this can have a long-term impact on how your brain works too.

The phenomenon is similar in mind/body practices such as Hatha yoga. The framing and focusing of the mind begin with calming the mind. Patanjali begins the Yoga Sutras with the famous basic premise to guide the yogi: "Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuating patterns of the mind." In Hatha yoga and Buddhist meditation practices, the practitioner first learns to observe the mind as it cycles through patterns of thought and emotions. When the waves of thought begin to subside, a positive intention is then introduced – a mantra. The asana poses are strengthening and challenging not just your body, but your nervous systems and brains as well.  The more mindful you become, the better decisions you will make, and the more you will achieve your own goals, rather than other people's goals for you.

As a result of this increasingly clear link between the benefits of mind/body practices and recent discoveries in neuroscience, many psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators are studying the applications of meditative practices in classrooms, therapy, and correctional institutions. Today mindfulness techniques are thought to senior executives, to deans of medical schools, to MBA students from dozens of countries. So it's not surprising that we are seeing a renewed interest in the benefits of mindfulness, yoga, and other practices that involve integrating the mind and body. Mind/body practices are real pragmatic applications for cultivating the potential of all of the body's many forms of intelligence. The excitement of these new scientific discoveries is now finding it's way into practices which can help you to cultivate the wisdom you already possess. The ancient system of yoga and modern neuroscience can help you unlock your full potential and to live a life of balance, love and fulfillment.

 

7 Powers Personal Development Yoga Retreat Dates and Prices

 

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Korcula, Croatia May 18 - 25 May 2014
7 nights £880
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Losinj, Croatia May 17 - 24 May 2015 7 nights £880
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Prices:

£1280 per person, single private room

£980 per person, double shared room (twin beds)

£880 double room (couples)

£980 early bird discount, single accommodation (if booked 12 weeks in advance of the start of the retreat)

£880 early bird discount, double accommodation (if booked 12 weeks in advance of the start of the retreat)

£780 early bird discount, couples price, £780 per person (if booked 12 weeks in advance of the start of the retreat)




A deposit of £400 will secure your place. The balance is to be paid latest 4 weeks before the start of the training course. We also offer monthly payment plans. Please send enquiries regarding those plans by email.

 
Prices include:

All classes and training, all course materials, accommodation, meals, snacks and water.

 

Prices exclude:

Flights, additional food and beverages; personal insurance; laundry; excursions.

 

Retreat Outline

The retreat will take place over six full days and will be packed with great training tools which will allow you to transform all aspects of your personal and professional life. Each day will start at 7.15 am with powerful breathing techniques and meditation and will end approximately at 10.00 pm.

6.45 - 7.15 Tea and fruit
7.15 - 7.45 Breathing techniques and meditation
7.45 - 8.00 Deep Relaxation
8.00 - 9.15 Yoga
9.15 - 9.30 break and snack
9.30 - 12.00 Workshop - 150 min
12.00 - 12.45 Lunch

12.45 - 15.00 Task/Free time
15.00 - 17.30 Workshop - 150 min
17.30 - 19.00 Yoga
19.00 - 19.30 Meditation
19.30 - 20.00 Dinner
20.30 - 22.00 Evening session - 90 min

 

For more information regarding the holidays you may contact us:

Tel: +44 (0)7969 157994
Email: info@himalayanyogainstitute.com

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Himalayan Yoga Institute. Mount Pleasant Road, London N7 6JQ, UK. Phone: +44-7969-157994 Email: info@himalayanyogainstitute.com