yoga practice with James

22-25 February 2024

Whole Life Yoga Early Spring Retreat

in the peaceful surrounds of Dvur Svata Mari, Southern Bohemia

Yogic movement, meditation, kīrtan, storytelling, practical philosophy

  • Claim time to recalibrate your nervous system
  • Experience whole life yoga principles to empower your life and practice through all the seasons and stages of life.
  • Deepen your connection to your own innate capacities to cultivate greater skilfulness, coherence and beauty through all aspects of life.
  • Savour nourishing movement practices, inspiring story and song, quiet time and time together.

Together we will explore:

  • Sound and silence, movement and stillness, practices to vitalise, relax and refresh the whole system, expand and tune up our yogic toolkit.
  • Teachings and themes from yogic mythology to help us work pragmatically with the elements and the reality of our human condition.
James Boag teaching

Collaborating with reality – working with the elements
Earth, water, fire, air, and space

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Kneeling next to wall of artwork
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Provisional Timetable

(subject to change depending on the weather)

Thursday 22nd
2pm Arrival
4pm Opening session
6pm Dinner
7:30 Evening satsang
9:30 Joyful silence and rest

Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th
6:30 Morning meditation and movement
8:30 Breakfast
10:00-1:00 Morning session*
1:00 Lunch
3:30-6:00 Afternoon session*
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Satsang
9:30 Joyful silence and rest

Sunday 25th
6:30 Morning meditation and movement
8:30 Breakfast
10:00-1:00 Morning session*
1:00 Lunch and closing

*Morning and afternoon sessions will include yogic movement explorations, storytelling and kīrtan, inquiry exercises and practical yoga philosophy, meditation, relaxation and exercises outdoors, including walks in the nearby forest.

The exact program will respond to the needs of the group and the weather!

Retreat Details

The Setting

Dvur Švata Marí provides a wonderful environment and beautifully peaceful accommodation for this type of work. The centre is an intentional space dedicated for healing, learning and remembering how to live in greater harmony with ourselves, each other and our environment.

We can enjoy a beautiful wooden floored pratice shala and outdoor deck, great walking right from the house and excellent, comfortable accommodation conducive to rest and relaxation.


The shared rooms are all spacious, peaceful and within the main building, steps away from the practice spaces and the dining area. Rooms have two to four beds, all with plenty of space, with beautiful views over the valley and in the attic rooms up to the stars.

Please let us know if you’d like to share rooms with friends. Single accommodation may be arranged at additional cost.


The food will be provided by Petra Šetelová. (@papacpetkahontas)

Petra is experienced catering for groups around the world and has catered and looked after many retreat groups at Dvůr Švata Marí. Petra’s food is hearty, nourishing and based on fresh, local ingredients as far as possible. The house runs a vegetarian kitchen and can accommodate dietary needs such as vegan or gluten-free on request.

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Course fees:

 GB£249 || approx 7200kc

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