As the name suggests, an Immersion means going deep down into something and surrounding yourself in the subject. Think of how you might immerse a Tim Tam in a cup of tea and use it as a straw, sucking the hot drink through it. The tea permeates the whole biscuit, softening the crumb and melting the chocolate.
A Therapeutic Immersion in this case, means completely immersing yourself in your health and wellness journey. It involves completely surrounding yourself in a nourishing environment in every sense so that all the nourishing practices permeate through you to the deepest depth. It is the combination of healthy food, therapeutic yoga, time to unwind and the use of bodywork to help address physical obstacles and restrictions within your body that are in your path.
Why does a Therapeutic Immersion work?
Aristotle apparently once said “the whole is worth more than the sum of its parts”. He recognised that it is much more powerful when all components exist and work together side by side, rather than as separate entities. Just as a working car is more useful (to most of us) than a pile of car-parts. An intelligently and individually designed Yoga practice can have amazing health benefits. So if you combine it with healthy food, beautiful and tranquil surroundings, sleep and down-time from our face-paced life and you have just supercharged the benefits.
How the Immersion works
A Therapeutic Immersion is an effective way to kick start change because it gives you an opportunity to change things up from the “normal”. You are suddenly in an environment where you have a distinct lack of excuses as to why you can’t do what YOU need to.
You are participating in “Deliberate Practice” – ConnectTherapy allows us to break down your movement goals into bite-sized chunks and train you to move differently. This may wake up new muscles and work them in a way they haven’t been worked before.
And it helps you break habits you didn’t even know where there: instead of just running through the motions of your regular work-out or Yoga practice or daily routine, you are suddenly in a novel environment and you are getting the opportunity to experience new ways of doing things. New routines. Or a break from the old ones.
Who benefits from a Therapeutic Immersion?
Anyone who wants to move better, feel healthier or take some down-time are perfectly suited to this program. There are no pre-requisites.
If you’re feeling like your mojo has taken a holiday without you (I’m looking at you self-employed business-owners) this could be the recharge you need (and for Yoga Teachers, this could mean CPD points too!).
Basically, if you’re unsatisfied with how your feel or how you move, then this program is for you.
What happens on a Therapeutic Immersion?
This is what you can expect from one of my Therapeutic Immersion programs.
- Arrive at our venue, settle into your room and acclimitise.
- If you are taking the Therapy Stream (Chikitsa), you will have your 60 minute ConnectTherapy Assessment
- Welcome Yoga Class
- Welcome Dinner
Days 2 & 3
- Morning: Group Yoga Session
- If you are taking the Therapy Stream (Chikitsa), we will spend 60 minutes in a ConnectTherapy treatment session which will include hands-on bodywork and releases
- Free time during the day: swim in the pool, or perhaps rest, relax & read. You may choose to visit local markets or participate in cooking classes or other cultural activities. If you are bringing friends or family, take the time connecting.
- Late afternoon Yoga Session
- Optional evening program, exploring further yogic techniques such as meditation, breathwork (pranayama) and philosophy
- Morning: Group Yoga Session
Your next step…
Go to www.emilyeglitis.com.au/bali for all the details of our current Therapeutic Immersion. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place today. Due to the personalized nature of this program, numbers are strictly limited.