Yoga Beach Retreat
Alive and Well Yoga Retreat
April 26- 29, 2012
To take time for yourself!  To relax, renew, and restore
your health and well-being. To find your own inner
rhythms. To awaken your innate inner powers of
self-discovery and joy through the ancient yet timeless
practices of yoga postures and breathing, mindfulness, and
community connection. To take the time to stroll the
beach, swim, gaze at the stars,and quiet your mind and
body. To be with a supportive  group when you want and
also have time for solitude. To move, dance, swim, circle,
meditate, rest, enjoy a spring welcoming ritual, and do
lots of  yoga, yoga, yoga!  
and this retreat is best suited for those free from current major physical challenges. Space is
very limited so please register early.

Contact Ellen with any questions,, 850-222-0003.

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Registration is $420  --  $510.   Please pay what is appropriate for your situation. This covers
the lodging and all instruction for all three nights. You may pay in several payments if you like.
Please make a minimum deposit of $150 to hold your reservation.  Some PayPal options are

REGISTER NOW--purchase now with PayPal or send a check:

Minimum deposit $150 due now to hold your place.

Partial pay $150:

Full pay $420:

Full pay $465:

Full pay $510:

To pay by check, send a check to Ellen Shapiro to the address below:

Ellen Shapiro, PhD
1003 North Adams St
Tallahassee, FL 32303
WHAT WILL WE DO?  The theme of our time together will be awakening our natural
aliveness,vitality, and good health. The springtime season should be fully upon us by then (if
not early summer, the way it’s been so far this year), giving us an opportunity to engage with
the energy of new beginnings that is activated in springtime through a spring welcoming
ritual. Through the transformative practices of yoga and mindfulness, we will experience the
delight of connecting with our body, mind, and spirit. During this experiential retreat, you
will learn to: use yoga postures and breathwork to strengthen the mind and body, develop
mindfulness as an ongoing practice, release negative self-talk, contain and transform
emotions, activate energy and vitality, and open the heart and mind. There will be guided
meditations, visualizations, and breathwork.  You will learn and practice easy, natural
approaches to mindfulness that we will apply throughout the weekend and that you can take
home with you. You will have the chance to listen deeply to your own needs and be guided
by your intuition.

SCHEDULE: The retreat will start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, April 26th, and end
late Sunday morning on the 29th.  The house will be available starting at 4:30 on Thursday
afternoon.  The daily schedule includes morning and afternoon yoga teaching sessions, an
early morning "Sunrise Yoga" session each day for those who wish to join in (you may
choose to sleep in!), and our spring welcoming ritual on Saturday night.  There will be plenty
of time between the teaching sessions to hang out at the beach, to play, and to be in your own

ABOUT OUR ACCOMMODATIONS: This lovely, well-appointed home on St.
George Island sits directly across the street from the beach with a clear view of the gulf and
easy beach access in beautiful St. George Plantation.  There is a private pool and lots of deck
space. Most of the participants will be sharing king and queen beds, two to a bed, and there
are also four twin beds available.  The house is very comfortable and just right for all of our
retreat activities. We will bring food to share for dinners and our own food for other meals.
Kripalu Yoga Teacher.  She is a psychotherapist and
yoga teacher who has been leading retreats and
workshops for over 20 years. Ellen will skillfully
guide you throughout the weekend. Her passions are
positive health and wellness, and the integration of
mind/body/spirit though yoga, bodywork, dancing,
psychotherapy, and energy transformation practices
of all kinds.

Ellen is delighted to be offering this program again!