|Yoga Beach Retreat
Alive and Well Yoga Retreat
October 17-20, 2013
WHY COME TO A RETREAT?
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 full moon celebration with lovely people,
and do lots of yoga, yoga, yoga!
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Prior yoga experience is helpful but not
necessary, and this retreat is best suited for those free from current major physical
challenges. Space is very limited so please register early.
Registration is $500. 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 below.
Please contact Ellen to check on availability or with any questions,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 850-222-0003. When space is
confirmed, you may register by making a deposit of $150 online
with PayPal or by sending a check.
Minimum deposit $150 due now to hold your
place. Please confirm availability before paying.
Partial pay $150:
Partial pay $50:
Full pay $500:
To pay by check, send a check to Ellen Shapiro to the address
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 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, October
17th and end late Sunday morning on the 20th. 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 a full moon
celebration 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 rhythm.
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 guide you
throughout the weekend. Her passions are
mind/body/spirit though yoga, bodywork,
dancing, positive psychotherapy, and energy
transformation practices of all kinds.
Ellen is delighted to be offering this program