PALM DESERT - 5 DAY RETREAT
March 7 - 12, 2018
Workshop Fee $680
*Earlybird special - $625 before January 1, 2018
(A $100 Deposit will hold your spot & secure your Earlybird pricing)
• Five Ashtanga Classes (2 Led / 3 Mysore)
• Philosophy Workshop (Thursday)
• Bandhas Mini Workshop with Led Primary Series (Friday)
• Meditation Workshop (Saturday)
• Ayurveda Workshop (Sunday)
• Welcome Pool Party (hors d’oeuvres and an Organic Wine tasting after check-in)
• Sound Bath Field Trip to the Integratron (Friday)
• Vegetarian Dinner under the Stars (Saturday)
3pm - 5pm — Arrive / Check in to your Hotel
5pm - 8:00pm - Welcome Meet and Greet Catered Poolside Party (Vegan hors d’oeuvres) and Organic Wine Tasting (Organic Wine Exchange)
7am – 10:00am - Mysore
1:00pm – 3:30pm Optional Short Local Hike (includes travel time)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: CULTIVATING A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE IN THE MODERN WORLD *see description below
8am – 8:30am Short Pre-Practice Conference
8:30am - 10:30 am - Led Primary with Mini Workshop – STRENGTHENING THE CONNECTION TO BANDHAS *see description below
1:30 – 5:30 Field Trip - Integratron Sound Bath
7am - 10:00am - Mysore
3:00pm - 4:30 pm - Workshop: KAIVALYA – THE GOAL OF YOGA WITH METTA MEDITATION *see description below
6pm –Vegan Dinner Under the Stars
7am - 8:30am - Led Intermediate OR
9am – 10:30am - Led Primary Series
3:30pm – 5:00pm - Workshop: AYURVEDA – ANCIENT REMEDIES FOR THE MODERN WORLD *see description below
7am - 10:00am - Mysore Practice Followed by Chai and Goodbyes
CULTIVATING A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE IN THE MODERN WORLD
In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali gives us three essential components to Sadhana that address issues arising in the body, mind and spirit. Using the Sutras as a guide, we will see how these ancient techniques are related to current practices of yoga.
KAIVALYA – THE GOAL OF YOGA WITH METTA MEDITATION
Kaivalya is the ultimate goal of our yoga practice. Patanjali talks about several ways to cultivate more clarity and concentration in the Yoga Sutras. We will describe these various methods of mindfulness and which includes a form of Metta Meditation to help increase our overall sense of well-being, and loving-kindness.
AYURVEDA – ANCIENT REMEDIES FOR THE MODERN WORLD
Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. It is the traditional healing system in Indian and is 5000 years old. Ayurveda takes into account the entire person, mind-body-spirit in its approach to creating greater health. We will learn about Ayurveda’s 3 constitutional principles: vata, pitta, and kapha, and you will discover how to find your own unique constitution. From these principles we will learn how to cultivate more balance in your daily life in routine in relation to your individual nature, which will help to increase your overall sense of well-being and healing!
PRIMARY SERIES – STRENGTHENING THE CONNECTION TO BANDHAS
Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha are important keys to the asana practice. This Primary Series class will bring focus to what these "energetic locks" really are and how they can be used to create a greater sense of lightness, balance, and ease of movement. Learn to cultivate a deeper understanding and awareness of bandhas in your practice.
FREE TIME Local Attractions:
Shopping on El Paseo
Desert Adventures Eco Tours
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Local Hikes
Palm Desert is a 20 minute drive / Cab ride from Palm Springs International Airport.
WHERE TO STAY - PALM DESERT
There are many options for hotels and Vacation Rentals Nearby. Check AirBnB and VRBO or see below for suggested hotels nearby.
Please book EARLY as this is high season.
Yoga Classes will be at Yoga Center Palm Desert just off El Paseo.
Nearby (Short Walking Distance) Hotels:
El Paseo Hotel – Beautiful New Hotel finished Fall 2017
The Mojave - cute Mid-Century Motel with a pool in the center Casa Larrea Inn - cute Mid-Century Motel with a pool in the center
*The Pool Party (Wednesday Evening Meet and Greet) and
Dinner Under the Stars (Saturday Evening) will be at a private residence which is a short drive / Uber ride / Cab ride from the above hotels.
**We will carpool to the Sound Bath in Landers, CA – 1.25 hour drive away
REGISTER NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT:
Prices include all Yoga Classes and Workshop Sessions, Welcome Party, Integratron Field Trip, and Dinner under the stars.
Flights and Accommodations are NOT included
A $100 Deposit will hold your spot
You will also secure your Earlybird pricing ($625) with an extra month to pay full balance!
Balance due ($525) on or before February 1, 2018
After January 1st - the Workshop Fee will increase to $680
If canceled before by February 1st 2018 - 75% of the retreat payment will be refunded.
If canceled after February 1st - the full payment is non-refundable.
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