Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) Retreat: Deepen the Practice
With Blanche Serban and Tristan Dorling
June 15 - 21, 2018
Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) is an open and integrated system of yoga practices
that allows the natural unfolding of lasting inner peace, ecstatic radiance, and outpouring love. The practice includes deep meditation using an efficient universal mantra, advanced spinal breathing pranayama, samyama, self-inquiry, and an integration of hatha, kundalini, and tantra techniques, cultivating enlightenment in daily living.
Learn more about AYP – please visit: www.aypsite.com and www.aypsite.com/plus.html
The retreat is open to any level of experience, from the beginners to the advanced practitioners. Tristan and Blanche will lead daily practical sessions for learning and/or fine tuning the main AYP practices, as well as lively discussions exploring the experiential and philosophical dimensions. Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of background or level of skill.
The yoga practice will be supported by two delicious gourmet vegetarian meals every day (lunch and dinner). The meals are based on local organic vegetables and fruit. Fruit and hot drinks will be available all day. Special diets (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, etc.) can be accommodated, if we let the cook know at least a week in advance.
Retreat participants will have access to Menla’s lovely pool. There are many trails in the beautiful pristine forest and up the ancient Panther Mountain surrounding the center. Pantherkill Brook runs on Menla’s grounds, and a clear still lake offers places for rest and reflection.
An easy drive from New York City, Menla is located in the picturesque town of Phoenicia, NY, and just 20 minutes away from the most famous small town in America, Woodstock, known for its deep-rooted culture of music, art galleries, and great restaurants.
About the Leaders
Blanche Serban has a degree in fine art painting, a B.A. and a license in psychology from the University of Bucharest, Romania, and a master in social psychology from Syracuse University, NY. Blanche started to practice yoga when she was nine years old, with her father. Quickly, yoga became a major interest, and she began […]Learn more about Blanche Serban
Tristan first began the practice of yoga in 1985 at school when he was 16 years old. At the age of 19 he travelled to the Himalayas to live in a Mahayana Buddhist monastery. This was really his first introduction to the higher teachings and to the spiritual life. He had his first awakening experience […]Learn more about Tristan Dorling