Stepping Into Freedom – Summer Retreat

Hatha & Raja Yoga Sadhana Retreat

A retreat facilitated by Steve Brandon, IYN Yoga Elder

East Down Centre, Devon

July 29th – August 5th 2012

The Hathayoga-vidya is as a stairway for those who wish to attain the lofty Raja-yoga.

Hathayogapradipika Ch.1 V.1

Hatha and Raja yoga offer an integrated approach to Yoga practice aimed at cultivating proficiency in asana and pranayama (Hatha yoga) and meditation, leading to mental peace and spiritual insight (Raja yoga).

The retreat will comprise of guided practice sessions and evening study and practice sessions. We will begin the week with an easier schedule culminating in a full day of Yoga practice. There will be free time in the afternoons with two full afternoons free to rest or explore the beautiful Devon countryside.

Your personal practice can be adapted to suit your capacity and personal guidance will be available from the teacher.

Retreat Teacher – Steve Brandon

Steve is a student of Srivatsa Ramaswami, the Indian Yoga Master and lifetime disciple of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Steve has studied and practiced Yoga under the guidance of senior students of Krishnamacharya’s lineage for twelve years. For a number of years he has also been a student of the American Institute of Vedic Studies directed by Vamadeva Shastri (Dr David Frawley). He is Director of Harmony Yoga Academy.



East Down Centre, Devon

East Down is set in its own 18 acres amid farming country. It is on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, overlooking the Teign River Gorge and Dartmoor. The Centre is in a wonderful position with stunning views and an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. It is 20 minutes drive west of Exeter. 

Retreat Times.

Begins Sunday July 29th at 19.00

Ends Sunday August 5th at 16.00


£165 booking fee to cover venue hire and accommodation. Due by 31st May 2012 latest.

Meals will be group self-catering. Estimated cost £50. Due on first day of the retreat.

Dana (donation) will be invited for the teacher at the conclusion of the workshop.

Retreat is limited to 10 participants.

SIF Retreat Schedule and Code of Conduct

For further information and to book, please contact Steve, or simply send us your SIF Retreat Booking Form and fee.




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