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Event Category: Yoga Event
Are you ready to experience peace, contentment and wonder? Immerse yourself in the vast beauty that is Montana and refresh mind, body and spirit with daily yoga practices, meditation, nature excursions, delicious meals and opportunities for relaxation. Let this retreat reawaken your appreciation for your life, or inspire you to make the changes you seek!
The question that continuously echoes through my mind, and has inspired the Walk Lightly retreat, is this: If the intention of our yoga practice is to establish wakefulness in mind, body and breath, how can we reflect this awakened state in our daily life?
I believe 90% of yoga exists beyond the yoga mat. Yoga means “to yoke” or “to unify”; it is a mindset that we generate through practice on the mat and reflect through the choices we make in everyday life. Yoga is existing in a continuous state of attentiveness, openness, discernment and compassion; it is minimizing our destructive impact on the earth (i.e., to “walk lightly”) and strengthening our relationships to Self and others. Some of the best “yogis” I know do not practice yoga on the mat; they live mindfully. Therefore, this retreat is an opportunity to practice and reflect upon these ideas and the choices we make, whether for the first time or the millionth time, both on and off the mat…Walking Lightly Ranch is the perfect place to do this! I hope that you feel nourished upon returning to your everyday life: more connected, mindful, inspired and balanced.
One of the signature aspects of Shivatree retreats is the structure of our days, as always, our days will coordinate with the rhythms of nature by sharing invigorating yoga practices in the morning and calming practices in the evening, eating locally sourced and organic meals with our largest meal in the middle of the day, immersing ourselves in nature and providing plenty of time for true rest and reconnection to oneself and one another. If yoga is not “your thing”, in addition to perhaps trying new things…like yoga ;)… there will be plenty of other ways to participate and receive a well-rounded retreat experience. And do not stress: our yoga o’hana is down-to-earth, kind, and mindful; we are not judging the quality of your downward dog or your ability to sit in meditation, even if you may be judging yourself; we all know how it feels to begin yoga and the challenges that arise as you continue yoga…it is called “practice” for a reason!
Please read through the travel details and itinerary; travel forms will be due June 1, 2018. Deposits required to reserve your space. You may give them to me in person or return them via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail (see registration form for address). If you have any questions, feel free to email, text or call me: 808.209.7979
P.S. I am posting here because I live on the big island, and teach both here and on Oahu.