SOMA, SOUL, & PSYCHE
2024/2025 dates to be updated
Soma, Soul, and Psyche is a retreat designed to help you get out of your own way and come back home within yourSelf.
Over the 7 days you’ll be led through interoceptive work with different parts of the Self, creating dialogue and communication with lost or confused parts of the Psyche.
Svadhyaya, one of the 5 Niyamas, literally translates into “one’s own reading” or “self study”, and as Patanjali’s quoted in saying “Study thyself, discover the divine”.
As we practice conscious self-reflection through the body, we observe what actions and things serve us, what needs a change in perspective, or what needs a little more space in order for our innate Self to be realised. With the body being a storyteller, we can read ourselves through the movements and holdings in a gentle and curious approach.
Now more than so than ever we are recognising that the body, mind, and soul are not separate, but rather intertwined with our stories and woven into our realities. By connecting to the soma, we can begin to understand the language of our own and how we uniquely show up in the world.
The retreat venue is located in the heart of Bali, on a protected land nestled into the side of the second largest dormant volcano in Bali, Mount Batukaru. You'll be sleeping in eco-luxury rooms (single or shared), hugged by Nature on all sides.
Our week together is for those who are actively wanting to alter their life for the better. With organic and local food grown right next door, this retreat is designed to be healing on multiple levels, from Soma, Soul, to Psyche, we welcome you with open arms and an open heart.
LOCATION : Bali, Indonesia
DATES : TBC
YOGA: Yin, Hatha ; Somatic practices
LEVELS : All Levels
Rishikesh, with its backdrop to the foothills of the Himalayas, is known as the yoga capital of the world and the birthplace of yoga.
Dav & Salma wish to share with you the magic of Rishikesh, from the culture, and its people, to the traditions of its deep-rooted yoga practice.
Yoga in Rishikesh isn’t only seen as a practice, as it's inherent in the people’s lifestyle.
Meet Saddhu’s who truly embody the yogic lifestyle, and live in caves surrounding the hills of Rishikesh listening to the secrets of the land.
Experience Yoga philosophy talks with Swami Abhishek, and witness the Aarti ceremony at the world-famous Parmarth Niketan.
Our retreat venue is nestled in the jungle and exudes yogic tradition with the amalgamation of the best of ancient Indian traditions – Yoga, Auyerveda, Meditation and spirituality. Taste delicious vegetarian and vegan sattvic dietary foods, and balance your ayurvedic dosha with the option of taking traditional ayurvedic massage treatments.
LOCATION : RISHIKESH, INDIA
DATES : FEB 2024
YOGA : Yin, Vinyasa
LEVELS : All Levels
4 DAYS OF RESET
DATES : 19th-22nd, May, 2023
2024 dates TBC
Film by Hannah Tyson; Music by Bonobo
Dav and I are super excited to announce the return to our Wales Retreat at the stunning Racquety Farm. The retreat is located in woodland on the banks of the River Wye. The yoga shala attracts glorious light through its grand windows and the accommodation boasts its geodesic-shaped rooms, warmed by wood burners and views that look out into the forest. It’s such a wonderful location, with charming facilities and even lovelier people.
During this four-day retreat, Dav and I will share teachings of Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation as well as an introduction to Energetics and Somatic awareness.
LOCATION : Hay-On-Wye, Wales
DATES : TBC
YOGA : Yin, Vinyasa, Restorative
LEVELS : Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Creating a Self-Practice Retreat
2023 completed, 2024 TBC
Dav Jones Yoga & Salma Ohm Illuminated are excited to share with you a week-long retreat in the stunning countryside of Sicily. This retreat will be a great opportunity to create a consistent yoga practice, enjoy the peaceful scenery, take afternoon swims, and of course, get to indulge in locally sourced vegetarian Sicilian food cooked by maestros of the kitchen.
The retreat will be held at the beautiful restored farmhouse estate villa with swimming pool, wifi and large garden. Villa Ruggero is an old olive oil farm which has been restored to a very high standard to provide accommodation for large groups of family or friends to enjoy a holiday together on the fascinating and historic island of Sicily.
It’s set in the typical landscape of the Sicilian country-side, at 800 meters of altitude, on the edge of the natural park of Madonie and only 30 minutes from the sea at Cefalù.
LOCATION : Sicily, Italy
DATES : 2nd-9th, September, 2023
YOGA : Vinyasa
LEVELS : Beginner, Intermediate