Last year, we began a tradition of inviting yogis and yoginis to come deepen their practice here in Takure during a 10 day yoga retreat. This year, we were humbled to welcome a new group into our peaceful home once again under the instruction of the beautiful and inspiring Dharma Shakti.

The yoga retreat at Conscious Impact allows opportunities for hatha yoga (postural yoga) practice, as well as karma yoga (yoga of action or service) and bhakti yoga (yoga of devotion).

The yoga retreat at Conscious Impact allows opportunities for hatha yoga (postural yoga) practice, as well as karma yoga (yoga of action or service) and bhakti yoga (yoga of devotion).

 
This retreat brought together a unique group of people with a variety of backgrounds, interests, and reasons for attending, all with lots of love and energy to share. 

This retreat brought together a unique group of people with a variety of backgrounds, interests, and reasons for attending, all with lots of love and energy to share. 

 
Mixing the soil, sand, and cement to make bricks is just one example the karma yoga we practice daily. Karma yoga is the practice of putting forth your best efforts with intention, but without being attached to an outcome of personal gain or reward. We were blessed with an incredible group of selfless and hardworking individuals.

Mixing the soil, sand, and cement to make bricks is just one example the karma yoga we practice daily. Karma yoga is the practice of putting forth your best efforts with intention, but without being attached to an outcome of personal gain or reward. We were blessed with an incredible group of selfless and hardworking individuals.

 
Dharma Shakti of Yogalution studio in Long Beach, CA receives tika or a blessing from a local community member in Takure.  Starting each morning with meditation and chanting, visiting local temples, and participating in local traditions are all part of immersing ourselves in the practice of bhakti yoga. Bhakti yoga focuses on cultivating love and devotion. Practicing bahkti yoga allows us to better connect with the divine and our higher sense of self. 

Dharma Shakti of Yogalution studio in Long Beach, CA receives tika or a blessing from a local community member in Takure.  Starting each morning with meditation and chanting, visiting local temples, and participating in local traditions are all part of immersing ourselves in the practice of bhakti yoga. Bhakti yoga focuses on cultivating love and devotion. Practicing bahkti yoga allows us to better connect with the divine and our higher sense of self. 

 
We practiced hatha yoga twice a day: once in the morning and once in the evening. The physical practice of hatha yoga gives us a chance to strengthen the connection between our hearts, minds, and bodies. This is especially important after putting in a lot of hard work!

We practiced hatha yoga twice a day: once in the morning and once in the evening. The physical practice of hatha yoga gives us a chance to strengthen the connection between our hearts, minds, and bodies. This is especially important after putting in a lot of hard work!

 
When we take the time to serve ourselves by connecting and building our inner strength, we can better serve others. Our yoga practice allows us to serve Takure as we work together and rebuild this beautiful community.

When we take the time to serve ourselves by connecting and building our inner strength, we can better serve others. Our yoga practice allows us to serve Takure as we work together and rebuild this beautiful community.

 

The retreat may have ended, but our intention and work has not. We continue to practice service to ourselves and others everyday here in the foothills of the Himalayas. If you are interested in joining us, please learn more about the work we do, and contact us!