LOUISA RASZYK

Dynamic Yoga Retreat Bali, Louisa Raszyk Sept. 22nd – 27th 2016

 

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I am very excited to announce another Dynamic Yoga retreat in Bali, from September 22nd – 27th, at the magical, remote north coast retreat of Villa Boreh. Following the wonderful experience of the April retreat, I have had many students wanting to come back or come for the first time. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the deep sensitivity and intelligence of the Dynamic Yoga Method, in an authentic retreat situation, away from the demands and distractions of your daily life.

 

Villa Boreh is a very beautiful and special place that was built 15 years ago specifically to hold yoga retreats. The perfectly kept Balinese bungalow accomodations are woven seamlessly though leafy tropical gardens and small temple spaces, swimming pools and rest areas, cool quiet spa rooms, open air bathrooms nestled in tropical gardens, and all of this right on the ocean’s edge. It really is an exceptional place that has been constructed according to geobiology under the instruction of local priest and shamans using mostly Balinese architecture and materials. It is intimate and traditional, but still quietly and unobtrusively offers all the conveniences of a quality resort.

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I propose a five day, five night retreat, offering five meditation, pranayama and asana classes in the mornings, and five late afternoon meditation and restorative, nourishing classes. The first class will be the evening of your arrival, the last will be the morning of your departure. You will have afternoon time free to simply relax, doze, read a book, do more yoga! Or explore, making the most of optional activities available: onsite spa treatments, visits to waterfalls, temples, the local healer, cultural tours with knowledgable and bilingual guides, scuba diving, sunrise dolphin excursion, etc. I have purposefully chosen a venue that is very remote – there are no distractions, no nearby town and tourist attractions, so that the particiapnts are invited to enjoy the experience of a true yoga retreat.

 

I am a Senior Dynamic Yoga teacher and shiatsu practitioner with 20 years’ teaching experience. I have had a daily yoga self-practice since 1989. The Dynamic Yoga Method is based on self-inquiry and uses safe, accessible movements and shapes to allow the mind to soften and merge with a deeper consciousness. In doing so, we naturally become more intimate with life, more open to the present moment, and more present and open to those around us. These group classes are appropriate for all people who do not have major injuries, illnesses or disabilities, in which case personal instruction is recommended.

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The retreat will cost €1050 (AUS$1600) and this includes:

  • transfers leaving Denapasar airport 12H30 on the 22nd September, and arriving at Denapsar airport 3.30pm 27th September
  • 10 yoga, meditation and postural classes (25 hours)
  • all meals – delicious, healthy and prepared using Villa Boreh’s own organic garden produce
  • beautiful shared accommodation (single accommodation available at an extra cost according to availability)
  • use of the entire grounds including three pools
  • fully serviced rooms with organic onsite spa products provided
  • access to the custom built yoga shala and equipment at any time
  • use of sea kayaks and snorkelling equipment
  • one complementary Balinese massage

 

There are also optional activities which you may choose – onsite spa treatments, tours taking you to waterfalls, temples, the local healer, cultural tours with knowledgable and bilingual guides, scuba diving, sunrise dolphin excursion, etc.

 

I would love to see you there and to spend time doing yoga in this beautiful place.

Email me redearthcentre@yahoo.com if you are interested and would like to register.

 

With love

Louisa

 

Urban retreat with Louisa Raszyk – July 9th and 10th

Urban Retreat with Louisa Raszyk, Red Earth Centre, July 9th and 10th 2016 (Bilingue)

2015-02-22 14.27.33Louisa is delighted to be back in Paris this summer and to be able to offer a two-day yoga immersion at the beautiful and intimate Red Earth Centre, for all who wish to experience a yoga retreat without having to leave the city.

We will explore the Dynamic Yoga Method, a method based on self-inquiry which uses simple, accessible movements and shapes to invite the mind to soften and merge with a deeper consciousness through awareness of the body. Louisa Raszyk is a Senior Dynamic Yoga teacher, and founder of Red Earth Centre Paris (2003). She has been practicing yoga since 1989.

Louisa will teach morning and afternoon both days, we will lunch together (included) and return home at night to our own little beds for sleeping!
Tea and fruit will also be available throughout the weekend.
Places are limited. The retreat is open to all levels of practitioner.
Saturday 9th July 9.30am – 1pm, and 3pm – 5.30pm
Sunday 10th July 9.30am – 1pm, and 3pm – 5.30pm
Cost – €160, includes 12 hours’ instruction, lunch, tea water and snacks.
Information and registration : redearthcentre@yahoo.com

Dynamic Yoga Retreat in Bali with Louisa Raszyk, 16-21st April 2016

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Dear students and friends,

 

I hope this email/post finds you well and enjoying the cosy Parisian winter. I am still in Australia and will be back in Paris this June.

 

AtI have just visited the magical island of Bali, researching remote, authentic yoga retreat centres to find the perfect place to offer retreats to my Australian and European students (well, it’s not quite halfway, but it’s the best option I could think of!). I am happy to say that I have found the perfect retreat centre with a wonderful, professional staff, in the secluded north of the island, far from any touristed areas. Tejakula and Singaraja are some of the oldest spiritual centres on the island, and the beautiful deep Balinese spiritual energy is alive and well here. I will be holding the retreat from 16th -21st April, 2016, and if you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer, this can be arranged.

 

Villa Boreh is a very beautiful and special place that was built 15 years ago specifically to hold yoga retreats. The perfectly kept Balinese bungalow accomodations are woven seamlessly though leafy tropical gardens and small temple spaces, swimming pools and rest areas, cool quiet spa rooms, open air bathrooms nestled in tropical gardens, and all of this right on the ocean’s edge. It really is an exceptional place that has been constructed according to geobiology under the instruction of local priest and shamans using mostly Balinese architecture and materials. It is intimate and traditional, but still quietly and unobtrusively offers all the conveniences of a quality resort.

 

I propose a six day, five night retreat, offering six meditation, pranayama and asana classes in the mornings, and six late afternoon meditation and restorative, nourishing classes. You will have afternoon time free to simply relax, doze, read a book, do more yoga! Or explore, making the most of optional activities available: onsite spa treatments, visits to waterfalls, temples, the local healer, cultural tours with knowledgable and bilingual guides, scuba diving, sunrise dolphin excursion, etc. I have purposefully chosen a venue that is very remote – there are no distractions, no nearby town and tourist attractions, so that the particiapnts are invited to enjoy the experience of a true yoga retreat.

 

The first class will be the evening of your arrival, the last will be the morning of your departure. If you don’t know about me, please see the website of my Parisian studio, the Red Earth Centre, which I founded in 2003 www.redearthcentre.com. I am a Senior Dynamic Yoga teacher and shiatsu practitioner with 20 years’ teaching experience. The yoga I teach is based on self-inquiry and uses safe, accessible movements and shapes to allow the mind to soften and merge with a deeper consciousness. In doing so, we naturally become more intimate with life, more open to the present moment, and more present and open to those around us. The classes are appropriate for all people who do not have major injuries, illnesses or disabilities, in which case personal instruction is recommended.

 

The retreat will cost €1050 (AUS$1600) and this includes:

  • transfers
  • 12 yoga, meditation and postural classes (30 hours)
  • all meals – delicious, healthy and prepared using Villa Boreh’s own organic garden produce
  • beautiful shared accommodation (single accommodation available at an extra cost according to availability)
  • use of the entire grounds including three pools
  • fully serviced rooms with organic onsite spa products provided
  • access to the custom built yoga shala and equipment at any time
  • use of sea kayaks and snorkelling equipment

 

There are also optional activities which you may choose – onsite spa treatments, tours taking you to waterfalls, temples, the local healer, cultural tours with knowledgable and bilingual guides, scuba diving, sunrise dolphin excursion, etc.

 

I would love to see you there and to spend time doing yoga in this beautiful place.

Email me redearthcentre@yahoo.com if you are interested and would like to register.

 

With love

Louisa

from Australia to you…

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I am back from a wonderful stay in Australia, I just love that place! I spent many beautiful moments practicing yoga on the beach and in the full nature that only an isolated Australian place can offer. I feel completely inspired and resourced, and impatient to see my students again!
My maternity leave drawing to a close, and I will be back to my yoga and shiatsu schedule from Monday September 2nd. The centre, as every year, is closed throughout the month of August and classes recommence from the beginning of September, with new classes and workshops. Enjoy the rest of the summer, and see you soon!

Louisa

Yoga and Shiatsu for Spring – Energy and Inspiration!

Spring is coming ! Are you feeling inspired about life ? Excited ? Do you feel like breaking out of old ruts, starting new projects and embarking on new adventures ?

All of these feelings are, according to Chinese medicine, related to the spring element of wood, and the liver and gall bladder meridians.

Nourish your need for change, your inspiration and your enthusiasm for life with a spring detox and inspire workshop. We will explore the enormous potential of spring energy in our bodies with yoga and shiatsu techniques specifically developed for nourishing the liver and gall bladder ; shaking off the old winter energy and opening up to the new year ahead smoothly and effectively !

With Louisa Raszyk, shiatsu and yoga practitioner with over 20 years’ experience, and founder of Red Earth Centre.

Saturday 13th April 2013, 2pm-5.30pm at Red Earth Centre. 45€.

Contact Louisa Raszyk to reserve your place:  0610897604 / redearthcentre@yahoo.com

Autumn

 

When autumn comes around, the air begins to dry, leaves fall ;we reflect on time passing, things changing, we let go of what we no longer need.

The capacity (or not) to eliminate and let go is closely associated with the metal element in Chinese medical theory ; holding on to things, stifling grief, and a lack of ability to turn towards new opportunities have a negative effect on this element in our bodies, potentially adversely affecting the lung and large intestine meridians and their associated functions.

Typical dis-ease associated with these meridians include frequent colds, asthma, allergies, and as the lung meridian rules the skin such disorders as rashes, excessive sweating, eczema are also possible; dysfunctions of the large intestine meridian include chronic constipation, diarrhea and other bowel disorders.

Metal element in our lives and bodies is like an interface of exchange with the world around us. If it’s functioning well we feel clear and present, we are able to make clear boundaries, and let go easily and gracefully when needed. We neither cling to our possessions and relationships, nor  do we lose them too easily and readily.

This capacity for exchange and energetic clarity impart a vitality to the life force in our bodies, and lays a firm foundation for the immune system. The capacity for oxygenisation from a clear functioning respiratory system is a great boon to the immune system.

Deepening the capacity of the breath and eating slightly more pungent foods (the flavour associated with the autumn) such as onions, garlic, ginger, shallots and mild chillis, help us release the misty fogginess of grief and suppressed emotion.

Practicing  yoga at this time of the year, it’s a good time to put a gentle emphasis on chest-opening and gentle backbending postures that release the respiratory system and encourage us to engage more deeply with the world around us through the breath.

The « Resistance » workshop on Saturday 6th October from 2pm – 5.30pm addresses the functioning of the metal element in our lives through shiatsu and yoga. We experience the placement of these meridians in the body through basic shiatsu techniques and look at pressure points that can help alleviate seasonal illnesses. We will practice agentle, accessible yoga sequence aimed to tonify and balance the lung and large intestine meridians.

Call Louisa on 0610 89 76 04 or email redearthcentre@yahoo.com for further information or to make a reservation.

 

Yoga – a journey into intimacy. Self-inquiry rather than self-improvement.

 

Many practices can bring us into the present, integrated state of awareness known vaguely as « yoga » (« link, union, connection »). However it is worth noting that the yoga asana method has developed over millenia as a system of movement and breath awareness specifically designed for nourishing consciousness.

You are your body. Your body is the sum total physical expression of all experiences you have ever had. It is an obvious pathway through which to experience the present moment and everything that has brought you to it.

Practice yoga sensitively , honestly, nonviolently, and the inherent interconnectedness that is the basis for intelligent life and evolution is revealed. Nothing is wrong, nothing is imperfect or out of place , or to quote Byron Katie : «  Loving what is. EVERYTHING is here to enlighten you «   .

Whether you are flexible, stiff, young, old, skinny, fat, in good health or in bad health, in crisis or in calm, in any stage of life you can practice yoga : mindfully, generously making simple movements (for some the only movement possible is the breath – breathe in, breathe out : the basis for life and our only common denominator) and observing , accepting their impacts.

Discover Dynamic Yoga at Red Earth Centre with Louisa Raszyk. Weekly classes, see schedule.

FREE CLASS SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 11am, Open Day.

 

 

Open Day Sun. 30th Sept. 10am – 7pm

FREE CLASSES ALL DAY 10am – 7pm

Come along, bring your friends, total beginners through to advanced students welcome.

Tea, snacks and interesting people in the courtyard all day!

INFO /RESA : 06 10 89 76 04 / redearthcentre@yahoo.com

Red Earth Centre, 235, rue Lafayette Paris 10

10H Shiatsu (Louisa Raszyk)
11H Yoga Dynamique (Louisa Raszyk)
12H Hatha Yoga (Eric Zaoui)
13H Essences de Fleurs du Bush Australien (Louisa Raszyk)
14H Méditation Zen (Amy Hollowell)
15H Yoga prénatal (Tatiana Abbey)
16H Relaxation pour la Naissance (Elizabeth Echlin)
17H Hatha Yoga (Aloys Berdoll)
18H Yoga Irano (Aloys Berdoll)

Yoga! What could it be?

 Yoga is now.

We need no millenia of masters, no creeds, no guru, no special dietary practices, no imposed preconceived practice, no prayer, no rationalised hope. No God, no esoteric knowledge, no  cleansing techniques, we do not need to cross a desert nor force our bodies into uncomfortable shapes, we do not need to hold our breath, deprive ourselves of food, travel to India, wear orange, wear white, wear turbans, clean our intestines with cloths. No guru, no trimmings.

Because in simply in observing and accepting the inevitably imperfect present moment, yoga is .  Accepting the stiffness, the stagnation, the lightness, the flow, the dull density….by using our yoga practice to truly  access and accept the bodymind we cultivate presence and fullness in all aspects of our life, and in doing so prepare for awareness in our own death.

Yoga postural practice reveals the innate interpenetration of mind and body ; we come at a sense of integration, interconnectedness, we re-establish connection as a known physical reality. It is the practice of cultivating connectedness.

Global body investigation.

Cultivating connectedness.

Cultivating connection.

Cultivating consciousness.

Cultivating integration.

Cultivating intimacy.

 

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