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Sample Daily Personal Retreat Schedule

The day consists of four sessions, morning, after breakfast, after lunch and evening session. 


Novice

4 x 2 hours sets, sit & walk alternating every 

30 mins

06:00 – 08:00 Sit & walk 

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast 

09:00 – 11:00 Sit & walk 

11:00 – 02:00 Lunch and personal time 

02:00 – 04:00 Sit & walk 

04:00 – 07:00 Tea/Dinner & hike

07:00 – 09:00 Sit & walk 

09:00 –  ~ Late night walk and sit

Total 8 hours of practice


Skilled

4 x  2.5 hours sets, sit & walk alternating every 60/30 mins

05:30 – 08:00 Sit & walk 

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast 

09:00 – 11:30 Sit & walk 

11:30 – 02:00 Lunch and personal time

02:00 – 04:30 Sit & walk 

04:30 – 06:30 Tea/Dinner & hike

06:30 – 09:00 Sit & walk 

09:00 –  ~ Late night walk and sit

Total 10 hours of practice


Adept

4 x 3 hours sets, sit and walk every 90 mins or 2 hours sitting + 1 hour walking

05:00 – 08:00 Sit & walk alternating 

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast 

09:00 – 12:00 Sit & walk alternating 

12:00 – 02:00 Lunch and personal time personal time/ yoga / hike

02:00 – 05:00 Sit & walk alternating every 

05:00 – 06:00 Tea/Dinner

06:00 – 09:00 Sit & walk alternating 

09:00 –  ~ Late night walk and sit

Total 12 hours of practice

Intensive

4 x 4 hours sets, Alternate when you see fit

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04:00 – 08:00 Sit & walk alternating 

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast 

09:00 – 01:00 Sit & walk alternating

01:00 – 02:00 Hike

02:00 – 06:00 Sit & walk alternating

06:00 – 07:00 Tea

07:00 – 11:00 Sit & walk alternating 

11:00 –  ~ Late night walk and sit

Total 16 hours of practice

We require a minimum of 8 hours of formal practice, dedicated practitioners here often do 10-16 hours of practice per day.

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