Parenting Inside Out: Insights from Yoga

Parenting Inside Out: Insights from Yoga

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DATE: December 23rd 8:00 AM to December 26th, 1:00 PM 2017

VENUE: CO-OP Forest, Salem

 

As parents, we have the responsibility of caring for our children’s physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development. While we may have the best intentions we are not without our concerns and fears. Ritambhara offers a 4-day family retreat that explores our role and responsibility as parents in today’s world using yoga practice and philosophy as the basis. Together we will enquire into questions like:

  • What am I doing well as a parent, what can I do better? What are my needs as a parent?
  • In what ways can I listen to and support my child better?
  • What is the relationship between my well-being and parenting?

This program brings together two important streams for exploration – yoga and parenting. This is especially relevant if we are trying to find a way to live meaningfully and support our children to do the same now and in the future. It is a step towards creating a space for contemplative engagement using yoga philosophy and experiential work.

The program takes participants through experiential and reflective exploration of our relationships with our parents and children, our emotional life, our health and behavioral patterns. We will be using a variety of methods like drawing, group sharing and games in addition to asana, pranayama, and chanting. These explorations have the potential to help each of us identify the underlying patterns in our role as parents.

We invite parents to attend the retreat along with your children. Each day consists of sessions where parents and children are doing some activities together and sessions where the  adults and children are engaged in two separate groups. We can accommodate 15 adults and an equal number of children at the venue. Please read the brochure to help in deciding if you want to bring your children along (we strongly recommend that you do bring them).

ABOUT THE VENUE: CO-OP Forest

Coop Forest is a large tract of over 120 hilly acres in Dharmapuri district of Tamilnadu, owned cooperatively by many members. Though the land was earlier degraded, it has been restored beautifully by water and soil conservation, tree-planting and protection from grazing over the last 8-9 years. Piyush Manush has led this project, with the aim of growing economically useful trees and plants for e.g. fruit trees, bamboo, and so on, to generate a revenue (thus making eco-restoration also economically viable). Regular camps for adults and children are currently being held at Coop Forest involving them in the eco-restoration work. All buildings have been built of mud, and cooking is done with firewood.

Accommodation is in a large dormitory with room for  25-30 people to stay. Coop Forest provides sleeping mats with mattress, sheets and pillows.  Food is simple and vegetarian.

To learn more, please download our brochure.

DATE: December 23rd 8:00 AM to December 26th, 1:00 PM 2017

VENUE: CO-OP Forest, Salem

 

As parents, we have the responsibility of caring for our children’s physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development. While we may have the best intentions we are not without our concerns and fears. Ritambhara offers a 4-day family retreat that explores our role and responsibility as parents in today’s world using yoga practice and philosophy as the basis. Together we will enquire into questions like:

  • What am I doing well as a parent, what can I do better? What are my needs as a parent?
  • In what ways can I listen to and support my child better?
  • What is the relationship between my well-being and parenting?

This program brings together two important streams for exploration – yoga and parenting. This is especially relevant if we are trying to find a way to live meaningfully and support our children to do the same now and in the future. It is a step towards creating a space for contemplative engagement using yoga philosophy and experiential work.

The program takes participants through experiential and reflective exploration of our relationships with our parents and children, our emotional life, our health and behavioral patterns. We will be using a variety of methods like drawing, group sharing and games in addition to asana, pranayama, and chanting. These explorations have the potential to help each of us identify the underlying patterns in our role as parents.

We invite parents to attend the retreat along with your children. Each day consists of sessions where parents and children are doing some activities together and sessions where the  adults and children are engaged in two separate groups. We can accommodate 15 adults and an equal number of children at the venue. Please read the brochure to help in deciding if you want to bring your children along (we strongly recommend that you do bring them).

ABOUT THE VENUE: CO-OP Forest

Coop Forest is a large tract of over 120 hilly acres in Dharmapuri district of Tamilnadu, owned cooperatively by many members. Though the land was earlier degraded, it has been restored beautifully by water and soil conservation, tree-planting and protection from grazing over the last 8-9 years. Piyush Manush has led this project, with the aim of growing economically useful trees and plants for e.g. fruit trees, bamboo, and so on, to generate a revenue (thus making eco-restoration also economically viable). Regular camps for adults and children are currently being held at Coop Forest involving them in the eco-restoration work. All buildings have been built of mud, and cooking is done with firewood.

Accommodation is in a large dormitory with room for  25-30 people to stay. Coop Forest provides sleeping mats with mattress, sheets and pillows.  Food is simple and vegetarian.

To learn more, please download our brochure.