What is a Yoga Immersion?
A yoga immersion is like an overload of all things yoga – in a very good way! It is a weekend where you take on the role of a shishya (disciple/student) and surrender to learning the wisdom that yoga has to offer. A variety of topics are covered in various formats- from asana, or physical practice, to discussions on yoga philosophy, ancient texts, and more. Our small class sizes means for plenty of chances to ask your teacher questions, discuss with your classmates, and assures an optimal setting for learning and growth. Meant to be a time of self-exploration, self discovery and self-mastery, you will work with discipline and joy to deepen the bond within your own self.
Who Should Participate?
Yoga practitioners! It is open to beginner yoga students with reasonable vinyasa experience as well as advanced yoga students. Yogis should be ready to look within, yearn for transformation, and willing to cultivate community.
Saturday January 28
8:00 - 8:45am: Introduction
9:00 - 10:30am: Asana Practice
10:44 - 11:45am: Connecting to desires & purpose
11:45 - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00 - 2:30pm: Discovering our core values
2:45 - 4:15: Defining Purpose & future vision
4:30 to 6:00pm – Evening asana & meditation practice
Sunday January 29
7:45 - 9:00am: Asana & pranayama practice
9:15 - 11:00am: Identifying influences & influencers
11:15 - 12:45pm: Incorporating 8 limbed path of yoga
12:45 - 1:15pm: Lunch
1:15 - 2:30pm: Creating space & design your plan
2:45 - 4:00pm: Asana & Closing Practice
Authentic Self Immersion
Discovering Your Dharma
Saturday and Sunday, January 28 -29 19, 2017
This is your life!
Are you ready to indulge in a weekend of yoga immersion – learning, practicing, cleansing, breathing, meditating, and challenging yourself in new ways? Do you get giddy with excitement at the idea of new beginnings and opportunities? Do you think to yourself as the new year begins, “This is it! This is the year I am going to make all of my dreams come true. I am going to lose 10 pounds, get my dream job, do yoga every day, and take over the world!”? But, two weeks later, your obligations and old habits haven’t gone anywhere, all that enthusiasm has faded away, and you are back in your usual routine. Has this ever happened to you?
What if there were tools you could utilize to make accomplishing your goals and discovering your dharma a reality? Part of our yoga practice includes ritual. Rituals of our practice, our mindfulness, and our devotional practices. Rituals play a powerful role in fostering a healthy and enjoyable outlook on life, and imparting significance in what we do. The most important part of ritual is making the time and space to wholeheartedly align ourselves with the things that matter most to us, and align us with who/what we were created to be.
What is Dharma?
Dharma is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates to righteous living, but the original word itself has a far deeper meaning than its direct translation. The ancient yoga texts describe Dharma as an inner wisdom, or a divine guidance that governs not only the individual, but the universe itself. For a person to follow their Dharma, all they need to do is to follow that inner guidance. Easy, right? Not always.
The reason why you might find it difficult to listen to that inner voice is because there are so many other voices vying for your attention. There’s the voice of your own mind, the voices of the people around you, the voice of culture ingrained through generations, the voice of your conscience, the voices of beliefs/expectations/fears and a whole cacophony of others.
In this immersion weekend, you will be given a place to dream, craft, and forge new rituals. You will be given a space to listen to your inner voice and discover how your yoga practice can help you tune in to live authentically to what you have been created to be/do. In our time together we will clarify and emphasize our true priorities, and establish a plan to bring them to the forefront of our life. Our time together will instill the idea we are not to sacrifice our physical, psychological, or spiritual health as we align ourselves with who God created us to be.
"It is better to live your own Dharma imperfectly, than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection." -Bhagavad Gita
Invsetment in Self: $149