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African Dance and Drumming Workshop

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September 6 – 8, 2019

Mari-Liis Pruul (Estonia)

We are sorry to inform you that the African Dance and Drumming Workshop has been cancelled due to a health issue

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Whole Foods Cooking Classes

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September 21 – 22, 2019

Marika Blossfeldt (Estonia/USA)

We like to call this the cook, eat, sleep, repeat retreat.

Learn to make easy, delicious whole foods salads, soups, baked things, desserts, grains, legume and vegetable dishes from Polli Talu’s kitchen repertoire.

In the mornings we practice Kundalini yoga and Saturday evening we relax in the sauna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule

We will begin with morning yoga on September 21 and end with dinner on September 22.

Cost for retreat

USD 250 includes meals and accommodations, classes and sauna (transfer to Polli Talu and international travel is not included)

To register email

marika@pollitalu.org

Polli Talu Lemmikroad

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Terviktoidu kokalaager

21. – 22. september 2019

Marika Blossfeldt (Eesti/USA)

Õpi tegema terviktoidu salateid, suppe, küpsetisi ja sooje rooge Polli talu repertuaarist, kasutades selleks värskeid puu- ja köögivilju ning maitsetaimi nii Polli aiast kui ka turult.

Hommikuti teeme joogat ning laupäeva õhtul pakume sauna.

Kava
Alustame laupäeval kell 10.00, ja lõpetame pühapäeval õhtusöögiga kell 18.00.

Hinnad
kursusest osavõtt 180.00 EUR (hinna sisse kuuluvad kõik söögid)
ööbimine voodis 21.00 EUR/öö (voodipesu Pollilt)
ööbimine madratsi 16.80 EUR/ öö (voodipesu Pollilt)
ööbimine oma telgis 10.50 EUR/ öö

Registreerimine
marika@pollitalu.org

Kundalini Jooga Puhkus

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23. – 29. juuli 2019

Marika Blossfeldt (Eesti/USA)

Laagri põhirõhk on asetatud süva puhkusele, lõõgastumisele, tasakaalustamisele, energiaga laadimisele ja endale aega võtmisele.

Joogatundidele lisaks, teeme vaikusekõnde looduses, iga osavõtja saab 2 massaaži ning ühel päeval teeme valjasõidu, kus õpime tundma tänu inimetegevuse ohjamisele säilinud unikaalset Eestimaa looduspärandit.

Päevaplaan

6:45   jooga/sadhana

9:00   hommikusöök

12:30  jooga

14:00  lõunasöök

17:30  joogitee

17:45  vaikusekõnd

19:00  õhtusöök

21:00  meditatsioon

Tagasiside Terjelt
“Polli talu kundalini joogapuhkus on kui omaette imedemaailma minemine. Looduse toetav rahu, maakoha mugav ja hubane olemine, tervislikud ja maitsvad toidud, kosutav saun ning Marika suurte kogemustega juhendamine loovad väga hea täiuslikkuse. Kõike on paraskjagu, piisavalt joogat, mantraid, meditatsioone, jalutusi looduses aga ka aega endale, ujumiseks ning soovi korral raamatu lugemiseks, teistega suhtlemiseks. Toredaks pärliks selles nädalas on väljasõit, mis seekord toimus Osmussaarele ning tänu väga heale giidile tõi täitsa uued teadmised sellest väikesest saarest. Aitähh Marika, et aitasid tõeliselt kvaliteetselt puhata, endale aega võtta ja luua väga mõnusat olekut iseendas.”

Kava
Alustame teisipäeval lõunasöögiga kell 13.00, ja lõpetame esmaspäeval hommikusöögiga kell 10.00.

Hinnad
kursusest osavõtt 480.00 EUR (hinna sisse kuuluvad kõik söögid, 2 massaaži, 1 valjasõit)
ööbimine voodis 21.00 EUR/öö (voodipesu Pollilt)
ööbimine madratsi 16.80 EUR/ öö (voodipesu Pollilt)
ööbimine oma telgis 10.50 EUR/ öö

Registreerimine
marika@pollitalu.org

Dancing with the Lindworm

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Clarity, Love and Intuition in Dance

with Cornelia Freise (Germany)

July 10 – 16, 2019

We live by mystery and not by explanations.

Cecil Collins

Foto: Malle Kosk

A Nordic fairy tale tells the story of a lindworm. He appears as the unknown older brother of the prince as he searches for a bride. The prince realizes that there must have been something secretive about his birth. The king and the queen agree to shed light on the secret story and invite the lindworm back into their castle. In the night of their birth, the first born son was born a small lindworm, upon which the midwife immediately threw him out of the window.

The king and the queen also look for a bride for the lindworm. After many women have been eaten by the lindworm, there is but one courageous young woman left, who has a closeness to the natural world. She makes it a condition, to be granted one year and a day to prepare for the wedding. She looks for guidance in nature and follows the advice of an old woman whom she meets by an old oak tree. On the wedding day she openly meets the lindworm and negotiates her terms with him. If she takes off one of her 12 embroidered wedding shirts, the lindworm must take off one layer of his scales. Thus it happens that the lindworm lets go of more and more of his protective shields. At the end a badly wounded male being appears, whom his bride scrubbs clean and then bathes in milk, at which point the transformation comes to a happy end. The prince and the bride spend a wonderful wedding night together.

When we dance this story with the attitudes of courage, simplicity and truth, we can get access to deeper parts of ourselves, and are able to confront what we have exiled from ourselves. Dance offers a playful and easy way to experience the power in our body and to express it. While dancing, we can feel connected to the Whole and become whole again.

Cornelia works with dances out of the space of the heart, circle dances, dreams and heart meditation.

No prior dance training is required.

Each participant is herself responsible fro what happens during the dance sessions.

Cornelia Freise, born in 1957, lives in Bremen, Germany. As a lawyer she worked on several scientific projects. In 1986 the direction of her life changed and she began to teach sacred dance. Since 1992 she has worked as a freelance dance therapist (HPG). In 1996 she founded „The Dancing Wild Sow – Institute for Transformation through Dance, Meditative Dancing and Dance Therapy“ in Bremen which offers „Dancing from the Space of the Heart“ as a 2-year dance education for people from different professional back grounds. Since 1985 she follows the mystical path of the golden Sufis which inspires and carries her work. Since 2002 she conducts dance workshops in California, Singapore and Estonia. In 2010 Cornelia published a book on her way of dancing in German. The Estonian translation „Tantsi! oma südamest“ was released in 2013.

Schedule

We will begin on Wednesday with dinner at 18.00 and end on Tuesday with breakfast.

Cost

Euro 683 includes the workshop fee, meals and housing (transfer to Polli Talu and international travel is not included).

Transfer from the airport to Polli Talu by car costs Euro 100 – and can be shared by max 4 participants.

Register

marika@pollitalu.org

Blissful Kundalini Yoga Vacation

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with Marika Blossfeldt (Estonia/USA)

July 23 – 29, 2019

A week of awareness, relaxation and deep rest

Sometimes a week away from your everyday surroundings works wonders. It can put you in touch with who you really are, what you really want from your life and provide insights, inspiration and support to start things moving in a fresh direction.The week at my arts and wellness center gives you the opportunity to explore your passions and connect to your purpose while enjoying a most pleasurable time with blissful yoga, delicious vegetarian food, aromatic yogi tea, luxurious massages, breath walks and soothing meditations.Relax and rejuvenate in the serenity of the Western Estonian countryside. Experience white nights, juniper groves and wooded meadows filled with wildflowers and herbs. Explore beautiful sites as we set out on a day trip to visit local museums, medieval castles, bird sanctuaries, bogs and islands.

Kundalini yoga is based on Yogi Bhajan’s teachings. A dynamic form of yoga, combining postures, stretching, movement, meditation, breathing, and chanting, it stimulates the glands, strengthens the nervous system, opens meridians, and balances chakras. The practice of Kundalini yoga brings with it a sense of wellbeing that is immediately tangible. After a yoga session one feels grounded, energized and uplifted. It helps to relax the body and calm the mind, increasing our capacity for concentration, creativity and intuition. Ultimately, it brings us to a deeper understanding of our potentials and ourselves and allows for a harmonious merging of body, mind and soul with the universal energy surrounding us.I invite you to delve in and immerse yourself into a holistic way of being and living, where body, mind and spirit are integrated and deeply cared for.

Retreat Details 

Two Kundalini Yoga classes per day and morning Sadhana

This ancient practice combines postures, stretching, movement, meditation, breathing and chanting. It is a stimulating work out for your body, mind and spirit. In the morning, yoga is followed by an hour of chanting to clear your subconscious mind of negativity, of thoughts that hold you back or cast a shadow on your divine inner being.

Massages

Enjoy the therapeutic and relaxing effects of classical massages or Reiki treatments.

Breath Walks

A safe and easy work-out that keeps your body and heart fit while increasing oxygen levels in your blood, helping to fire up your metabolism and optimize calorie burning capacity while at the same time clearing your mind and expanding your awareness of the here and now.

Evening Meditations

At the end of the day ground yourself and calm your mind in preparation for a restful and deep sleep.

Day Trip

Explore beautiful sites in Western Estonia as we set out to visit nature reserves, medieval castles, bird sanctuaries and bogs.

Click here to join us for a blissful week at my farm in Estonia!

Testimonials

Oh yes, Kundalini Yoga can be challenging, but it is also so much fun! Especially with the instructions given by Marika! Her friendly, charismatic voice guides you through the exercises, explains, encourages and helps to relax. It’s a great experience and combined with soothing massages, delicious healthy food and a nice excursion it was a bliss, I will never forget!     – Marion

I loved Polli Talu and its setting and felt it was a perfect getaway that allowed us to focus on body, mind and spirit. I liked the daily schedule but also the fact that we had free time each morning and afternoon to read, write, sleep, have a massage, walk, whatever. The mix of a schedule with definite times for meals, yoga, meditation with the free time was perfect and wonderful. The daily breath walks were amazing. After the retreat, I felt totally refreshed and more relaxed.     – Christina

We enjoyed the week-long retreat tremendously. The yoga program was very diverse and well-rounded, alternating between strenuous and deeply relaxing exercises. We also enjoyed the outing very much, a chance to get to know some of the stunning natural sites in Estonia. All aspects of the retreat came together as a beautiful whole, including the lovely food. Polli Talu is a special place on planet Earth which emanates peace and tranquility. The hostess is warmhearted and welcoming and made us feel like members of her family immediately.     – Kerstin and Guido

This yoga retreat is the perfect time out! For one week, I get to exchange my hectic and stress-laden life for a few peaceful days in nature, lots of yoga and time for myself, wonderful food (luckily you can now find most recipes in Marika’s cookbook), interesting encounters and enriching conversations with other retreat participants – and all of this at an incomparably beautiful and magical place! Ever since I went there the first time, I hold Polli Talu in my heart – all year long.      – Sandra

Marika was certified by 3HO Kundalini Yoga East in New York City. She has over 20 years of international teaching experience.

A licensed Massage Therapist from Estonia will administer massages.

No previous experience in yoga is required. Beginners are very welcome!

Schedule

We will begin with lunch on July 23 and end with breakfast on July 29.

Cost for retreat

USD 750 includes meals and accommodations, classes, 2 massages, and 1 outing per person (transfer to Polli Talu and international travel is not included)

Transfer from the airport to Polli Talu by car costs Euro 100 – and can be shared by max 4 participants.

BOOK NOW

EARLY Summer SPECIAL!

Book by July 13, come with a friend and both save $ 75 off the retreat fee. Pay in full now, and receive your discount when both of you arrive at Polli Talu Arts Center in Estonia.

View Retreat details hereBook here.

Cornelia Freise naiste tantsulaager …

… leiab aset 10. – 16. juuli 2019

Registreerimine algab 1. detsembril 2018

Lohemadu

 Selgus, Armastus ja Intuitsioon Tantsus

“Me elame saladusest, mitte seletustest.”

Cecil Collins

Foto: Malle Kosk

Üks põhjamaine muinasjutt pajatab loo lohemaost. Selgub, et too on printsi vanem vend, kellest midagi ei teata. Alles siis, kui prints asub endale pruuti otsima, avastab ta, et tema sünnilooga on seotud saladus. Kuningas ja kuninganna on nõus saladusliku loo päevavalgele tooma ja kutsuvad lohe tagasi lossi elama. Kahe venna sündimise ööl tuli esimesena ilmale väike lohemadu, kelle ämmaemand kohe aknast välja viskas.

Seejärel hakkavad ka kuningas ja kuninganna lohemaole naist otsima. Kui lohe on kõik võimalikud väljavalitud nahka pistnud, jääb järele veel vaid üks julge noor naine, kes pole kaotanud oma lähedust loodusega. Naine seab aga tingimuseks, et talle antaks pulmadeks ettevalmistamiseks aega üks aasta ja üks päev. Ta otsib juhatust looduselt ja võtab kuulda vana naise nõu, keda ta ühel päeval tamme juures kohtab. Pulmapäeval astub pruut avasüli lohemaole vastu ja kaupleb tollega välja kokkuleppe: ta on valmis võtma ükshaaval ült kõik 12 enda poolt tikitud pulmahamet tingimusel, et iga seljast langeva hame puhul loobub lohemadu ühest oma soomuste kihist. Nii juhtubki, et lohe annab kiht kihi haaval üha rohkem oma soomuseid ja nahku ära, kuni lõpuks jääb temast järele vaid üks üleni haavadega kaetud meesolevus, kelle tema noor abikaasa esmalt puhtaks küürib ja siis piimas vannitab. Nii jõuab muundumisprotsess lõpuks õnneliku lõpplahenduseni ja mõlemad saavad veeta mehe ja naisena koos kauni pulmaöö.

Kui me seda lugu tantsime, julguses, lihtsuses ja tões, jõuame sügavamate osadeni endas ja oleme võimelised silmitsi seisma sellega, mille oleme endas välistanud. Tants pakub meile mängulise ja lihtsa võimaluse kogeda oma kehas väge ja seda väljendada. Nii saame tunda endas ühendust TERVIKlikkusega ja ise taas terviklikuks saada.

Tantsime Südameruumi tantse (originaalnimetus saksa keeles: Tanzen aus dem Raum des Herzens®), vaba tantsu, tegeleme unenägude ja südamemeditatsioonidega.

Juhendamine toimub saksakeeles – tõlkega eestikeelde. Eelnev tantsukogemus ei ole vajalik.

Cornelia Freise, sündinud 1957, elukoht Bremenis Saksamaal. Õigusteaduste magister ja psühhoterapeut (HPG). 25 aastane meditatiivse tantsu ja tantsuteraapia gruppidele juhendamise kogemus. Biodanza – Dance of Life täiendkoolitus. Alates 1992 vabakutseline. 1996 asutas tantsulise transformatsiooni, meditatiivse tantsu ja tantsuteraapia arenguinstituudi „Die tanzende Wildsau“, mis pakub erinevate elukutsete esindajatele kaheaastast tantsukoolitust „Südame ruumi tants®“. Alates 2002 rahvusvahelised workshopid Singapuris, Kalifornias ning Eestis. Cornelia Freiselt on ilmunud raamat, Tanze! dein Herz – weibliches Wissen in Bewegung, 2010. Raamatu eestindus Tantsi! oma südant – naiselik teadmine liikumises ilmus 2013.

Kava
Alustame kolmapäeval õhtusöögiga kell 18.00, ja lõpetame teisipäeval hommikusöögiga.

Hinnad
kursusest osavõtt 450.00 EUR (hinna sisse kuuluvad kõik söögid)
ööbimine voodis 21.00 EUR/öö (voodipesu Pollilt)
ööbimine madratsi 16.80 EUR/ öö (voodipesu Pollilt)
ööbimine oma telgis 10.50 EUR/ öö

Registreerimine

marika@pollitalu.org