Date: Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August

Retreat Leader: Dr Liza Weber

Requirements: Everyone Welcome

Cost: Generosity ModelDonation only (via the donation form at the bottom of the page; no suggested amount).

Format: Onsite

Start and Finish times: Please arrive at the centre by 5 pm on Friday for supper at 6 pm. The finish will be Sunday afternoon around 3pm.

Accommodation: Land of Joy wishes for everyone who visits the centre to feel welcome, accepted, safe and secure. Our accommodation options are very limited, with mostly single-sex shared accommodation and only one single room (which is sometimes needed by volunteers). This means single accommodation can only be offered to those who need it the most, but still won’t always be available. Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited. Please read the relevant sections of the booking form carefully.

About the Retreat

Aimed at all levels, Liza’s ‘Tasting “Kum Nye”: Tibetan Yoga, Massage, and Visualisation’ course is meant as an introduction to a series of Tibetan yoga exercises and massage techniques that will guide participants on a journey to deep relaxation. Indeed, a level of relaxation that, as the founder of the Nyingma Institute, Tarthang Tulku, describes it, “has a vital and lasting quality greater than the feeling of well-being”.

Drawing on the sacred symbolism of Tibetan Buddhist iconography, the course is designed to enrich participant’s understanding of “Kum Nye” exercises with visualisation techniques. After all, “Kum Nye” is as much a yoga of the mind as it is the body. Suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike, the course upholds Tarthang Tulku’s teachings that there is no one or ‘right’ way to perform the exercises.

You do not need to be able to touch your toes, but you do need to be able to touch the feelings and sensations that will arise in your body from this simple, but no less profound, form of yoga.

Yoga mats, meditation cushions and chairs will be provided but, by all means, bring your own.

About the Teacher

Dr Liza Weber is a Buddhist practitioner who specialises in “Kum Nye” Tibetan yoga and
healing practices, as well as the art of Tibetan Buddhist iconography.

Having completed the Nyingma Institute Kum Nye Teacher Training Programme, and trained under the master thangka painter, Andy Weber, Liza brings together her knowledge and experience of sacred
movement and imagery to deliver classes and courses that, with playful curiosity, explore the
wellspring of the “energy body”.

Her teaching is motivated by the wish to remind yoga of its roots as an aid for meditation, first and foremost, and the joy to be discovered therein.

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As we don’t receive any subsidies from other organisations we rely solely on the kind generosity of others. If you would like to make a donation to help us cover our considerable monthly costs (including via an online bank transfer or postal cheque), please choose the amount you would like to offer using the form below (or enter a custom amount), click ‘Donate’, then choose a payment method and provide all the details we require to process your donation. Your generosity will help us continue to offer beneficial services to yourself and others.

You may also like to make a regular contribution to the centre by becoming a Branch of Joy. This kind of support gifts us a steady and ongoing income, which in turn provides the confidence and means for us to continue to flourish for many years to come.

Thank you and may you be happy.


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