Winter greetings from Eagles Rock Retreat!
Apologies for not writing for a while. Like many people, I have been struggling with all kinds of emotional states and quite truthfully, was not in the mood to write a cheerful newsletter in the Autumn, while facing another lockdown and with it, the cancellation of our events.
But here we are in December, and the end may be in sight.
I woke up this morning to the most spectacular sunrise and it got me inspired to write.
This ‘lockdown’ did not feel the same as the first; the school runs still had to be done.. there were places to be and things to be done, but we kept our clock on the summer time, going to bed early and getting up early, keeping that precious early morning time for yoga and meditation.
We are now looking forward to Christmas time, and especially to welcome our guests on our annual Xmas and New Year Retreat.
There are 2 spaces left at the time of writing, so do book fast if you would like to join us.
This time of year is absolutely beautiful here at Eagles Rock Retreat. The mountains are covered with mist in the morning, while the sun lights the fields and rocks with its magical winter light… Tolkien’s Middle Earth comes to mind.
(double click on photos for a better look!)
Are you ready for the Great Awakening?
We are now only a couple of weeks away from the winter solstice, the return to the light.
Only this year the 21st December marks a very special day according to astrologers and many spiritual teachers.
Here is a summary of what the ones in the know have to say about this special time:
There is a grand conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn happening on December 21st.
This event has not happened since 1623 and it will not happen for another 500 years. It is forecasted that the conjunction will result in a unique vibration entering Earth. This will be further amplified by a total solar eclipse on the 14th December, opening a portal, which will allow streams of high frequency energies to reach the planet. The frequency of the planet is expanding. We are able to tap into higher frequencies than before, but also lower frequencies than before.
The grand conjunction represents a changing of an era, a time we shift in a way we see the world.
So let’s be prepared!
I feel it is vital to keep our frequency high at this time. We do that, not by trying to be positive all the time, but rather by being true to how we feel and being accepting of who we are…. faults and all.
- Meditate… still the mind. There are many meditations online and what works for me might be different to what works for you. But if you ask, I recommend Adyashanti.
- Do yoga! Of course I have to say that… but without a shadow of a doubt, correct yoga practice connects our body and mind and raises our vibration.. so here you go. No better time to get that daily practice going. Click here for our sequence to boost your immunity and balance your emotions.
- Eat lighter, fresh plant based is best. We have recently taken eggs and dairy out of our diets and we both feel better for it. Orange juice is a great way to start the day..
Click here for our recipe for a healthy wintery beetroot salad. We have been asked for this one many times!
- Lead by example. Being the calm presence in interactions with others will encourage others to be the same.. this is how we change the world for the better.
- Be the sovereign being that you were born to be. Take responsibility for your own health, emotions,reactions.. no more blame and no more powerlessness..
Few words on upcoming retreats
Our retreat dates for the first half of 2021 are up on our website. Do check it out here.
We have day retreats one Sunday per month and have also added some mid-week day retreats for those who work at weekends.
You can click here for the schedule of our One Day Retreats
John McKeown is coming back at the end of January to lead another wonderful Wim Hof weekend. I can’t recommend John and the Wim Hof method enough. And with Iyengar yoga… it is a truly transformational and fun weekend.
We teach three online classes at the moment, all on Wednesday.
I have a beginners lunchtime class at 12.30, and an improvers at 7.30pm
Stuart teaches beginners at 5.50pm. We offer first trial class for free, then it’s €10/class. Get in touch if you would like to try it out!
This year’s events have really tested us and made us question the way we live..
For myself, I am no longer interested in any disposable cheap fashion items, which are diabolical for the environment, and instead invest a bit more in clothes that are eco-friendly and will last.
Netflix is now a thing of the past, after learning of their ethics.
Supporting small local businesses has never been more important, and we would be grateful if you thought of us when getting a gift for your loved ones.
We all could do with a healthy break in fresh mountain air these days.. and some yoga!
Our gift vouchers are valid for 12 months.
Please click here for more info.
We have put our veggie beds to bed, covering them with manure, seaweed and then old yoga mats. Come Spring, they will be ready to go. And so will we.
Here’s hoping that 2021 is a good year. I have a feeling it will be…
It is in the hands of each of us..
So, let’s dream wisely my friends and hopefully see you at Eagles Rock Retreat sometime soon.
Love, health & freedom,
Martina & Stuart