1:00pm - 3:00pm
Early online registration: $40
At the door: $45
Yin yoga retreat offers an environment to learn and experience the benefits of Yin yoga on the physical, mental and energetic body. Yin is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles and other types of exercise that are predominant today. In Yin yoga, seated and other floor postures are held passively for 3-5 minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deeper layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically and energetically yin yoga opens the body and mind for a more unobstructed energetic flow, releasing tension and encouraging relaxation.
In today’s world of constant digital distraction, hurried meals, quick hello’s and packed daily schedule…Yin yoga is a perfect antidote to creating stillness for yourself. Give yourself the gift of retreat for two hours of yin yoga education and practice!
We will spend a brief amount of time learning the what, why and how of yin and practice yin using blankets, blocks and other bolsters to support the body. This practice is appropriate for all, including those with challenges or injuries. No experience necessary. Come celebrate yourself and reduce stress, recharge your inner batteries and unleash your spirit!
Lisa’s journey with yoga began as a teen, falling more in love with yoga as a way of life over the past 15 years. Her practice has helped her to become more grounded and fearless both on and off the mat, inspiring her to live each day more mindfully. Desiring more depth of understanding of yoga philosophy and history, and inspired by Kia Meaux, she has completed her 200hr teacher training in 2019. Also, as a Life Coach, Lisa blends her nurturing and curious nature to influence the development of her classes creating creative sequencing to help students deepen their own experience. Lisa seeks to guide people to reach their highest potential and her hope is that you step out of her classes feeling revived and inspired.
Visit her web page: focusedpathcoaching.com
Everyone is invited!
Suggested donation: $10
The practice of kirtan, call and response chanting, is a participatory music experience that originated in India about 500 years ago. It is a devotional practice known as Bhakti Yoga.
Like other forms of yoga, Bhakti Yoga, is about connection. Connection to divinity, connection to our true selves, connection to others.
Kirtan uses the repetition of Sanskrit mantras, mystical vibrations encased in a sound structure, to help us to tap into sacred energies that serve to quiet our mind and open our heart.
My journey with Kirtan began during a Yoga Teacher Training in South India in 2009. There was something about chanting the names of the Divine on a daily basis that stirred something deep inside me. Having grown up in a strongly religious environment in the South, I was very familiar with devotional practices. However, nothing had ever touched me the way that Kirtan did. I witnessed its power to open the heart and to transcend both culture and religion. In India I sat with Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, and people with no religious affiliation, all singing these sacred Sanskrit mantras with such joy and devotion.