page contents

SUMMER SELF-CARE RETREAT

RETREAT FROM WHAT DOESN’T MATTER
AND RECONNECT WITH YOURSELF


Weekend Retreat: June 27 & 28

IMAGINE…

Imagine a whole weekend to yourself.
No extra side-projects or chores around the house. No children jumping all over you while you are trying to fit in your practice.
A space where you can breathe, move, reflect, learn and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.
Imagine creating a warm and nurturing cocoon for your own contemplation and self-reflection and doing it within the comfort of your own home.

If all of this sounds appealing to you, then this is the perfect place to find yourself the last weekend in June!
This jam packed weekend retreat brings together the expertise of four master teachers, all with unique viewpoints and experience, who share a love for Ashtanga yoga.

Set aside some time for yourself to make an inward journey and focus on replenishing your energy in this truly epic summer vacation that you can take without even leaving home!

What’s Included:

  • 2 Early Morning Mysore Practices (online)
  • 6 Workshops Sessions with 4 highly acclaimed teachers that will include: chanting, philosophy, exploring science, deepening your learning, journaling, gentle movement practice, breath work, and meditation.
  • 4 Fun and informal Q&A periods
Investment

Please Note: This is a non-refundable investment. I trust you will make a wise and thoughtful decision

What Your Weekend Could Look Like

DAILY SCHEDULE

Day 1

  • 7am – 9am Eastern (Mysore with Lara)
  • 5am – 7am Pacific (Mysore with Harmony)
  • Break for Personal Time / Breakfast – meet back for first session at 11am Eastern (8am Pacific)
  • 11am – 1pm Eastern (8am – 10am Pacific) – Lara – How To Refocus On What Feeds Your Soul
  • 90 Minute Break for Personal Time / Lunch – meet back for second session at 2:30pm Eastern (11:30 am Pacific)
  • 2:30 – 3pm Eastern (11:30am – 12pm Pacific) – Chai and Chat – Grab your tea & questions
  • 3pm – 4:45pm Eastern (12-1:45pm Pacific) – Harmony – Radical Living – Yoga Sutras To Change Your Life
  • Break for 15 minutes
  • 5pm – 6:30pm Eastern (2-3:30pm Pacific) – Thimo – Mindful Movement and Meditation Practice
  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm Eastern (3:30-4pm Pacific) – Takeaways From The Day & Intentions For Tomorrow

Day 2

  • 7am – 9am Eastern (Mysore with Lara)
  • 5am – 7am Pacific (Mysore with Harmony)
  • Break for Personal Time / Breakfast – meet back for first session at 11am Eastern (8am Pacific)
  • 11am – 1pm Eastern (8am – 10am Pacific) – Russell – The Science of Yoga: How Practice Effects Your Central Nervous System
  • 90 Minute Break for Personal Time / Lunch – meet back for second session at 2:30pm Eastern (11:30 am Pacific)
  • 2:30 – 3pm Eastern (11:30am – 12pm Pacific) – Chai and Chat – Grab your tea & questions
  • 3pm – 4:45pm Eastern (12-1:45pm Pacific) – Lara – Trauma & Yoga: Adapting Your Practice During Challenging Times
  • Break for 15 minutes
  • 5pm – 6:30 pm Eastern (2-3:30pm Pacific) – Harmony – Restorative Practice & Loving Kindness Meditation
  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm Eastern (3:30-4pm Mountain) – Final Thoughts & Goodbyes

You Want To Know More

EACH WORKSHOP WILL INCLUDE: A MIXTURE OF EITHER CHANTING, PHILOSOPHY, BREATHING EXERCISES, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR DISCUSSION, JOURNALING OR MEDITATION PRACTICES

Workshop Outlines:

 

HOW TO REFOCUS ON WHAT FEEDS YOUR SOUL

In this workshop you will learn how to identify and make the time for the things which bring you joy and fulfillment. Harnessing the power of your own self knowledge we will build an awareness of the habits which are getting in the way of your soul filled living and replace them with activities which feed your soul.

RADICAL LIVING – YOGA SUTRAS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Yoga is the science of experience and a philosophy for living. In this workshop, Harmony will discuss how certain Sutras can act as a roadmap for leading a more fulfilling and powerful life. When you learn to integrate these behaviors into your daily experience you can cultivate a deeper connection to your yoga practice and as a result, to your true identity.

MINDFUL MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION PRACTICE

In this workshop we will focus on the different aspects and qualities of mindfulness which can help us to deepen our yoga practice and support well being in our daily life. Through the practices of mindful movement, body scan, and sitting meditation we will experience how mindfulness can clear our perception and lead to embodied awareness.

THE SCIENCE OF YOGA: HOW PRACTICE EFFECTS YOUR CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

In this workshop you will learn and understand the variant brain waves, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, the cortisol-oxytocin dynamic, and neuroplasticity. You will come to see how mindfulness practice demonstrably changes brain wave length, alters the nervous system, alleviates stress hormones, and channelizes new neural pathways for better executive function. Careful observers will realize why zebras don’t get ulcers and which Taylor Swift song accomplishes this behavior.

TRAUMA & YOGA: ADAPTING YOUR PRACTICE DURING CHALLENGING TIMES

Patanjai said that yoga practice becomes firmly established in us only when long termed, uninterrupted, and filled with devotion (YS 1.14). We all know how difficult consistency in practice is during hard times and yet we need that commitment in order to receive the full benefits of the practice. Through the exploration of trauma sensitive adaptations and habit forming mental activities, we will detail exactly what you can do to stay rooted in and get the rewards of your practice even during the toughest of times.

RESTORATIVE PRACTICE & LOVING KINDNESS MEDITATION

Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching.
In this workshop, Harmony will guide you through a short series of gentle and rejuvenating postures, introducing a practice of deep yogic breathing, and finishing with a guided loving-kindness meditation.

Meet The Teachers

Harmony Slater

Harmony Slater has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the Mysore method for close to 20 years. She was first introduced to Yoga in 1995, and began practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2000. In 2002, she traveled through China researching Buddhist meditation and in 2004 made her first trip to Mysore, India. That same year she moved to South East Asia where she began a five year journey of living abroad, studying, traveling, and teaching yoga and mindfulness internationally. She made fifteen trips to Mysore, studying for prolonged periods at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, with the Jois family. Harmony was given Authorization by Pattabhi Jois in 2006, and was granted Certification by Sharath Jois in 2015. She is one of 20 women in the world to hold this honor.

Harmony is a strong presence in the Ashtanga community worldwide having founded two Yoga Schools in Canada and has shared her experiences with the practice, pregnancy and childbirth in the books: ‘Yoga Sadhana for Mothers’ and ‘Strength and Grace: A collection of Essays by Women of Ashtanga Yoga.’

She has a wealth of knowledge to draw upon and openly shares her insights about experiencing the full integration of the many different practices of yoga during her workshops.

Russell Case

For the last ten years Russell has been Director of the Stanford Mysore Program—first of its kind in the nation. He had been blessed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2005 with Authorization to teach the Ashtanga yoga method. From 2006-2009, he was the founder of the largest Mysore program in Asia, outside of Gokulum, while living in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2009, he moved to San Francisco and began a decade of teaching Mysore in the Bay Area. He was asked by the Jones Family to help create and launch a Mysore Program at Stanford University. While there, he collaborated with the Jois Foundation, along with the child psychiatry team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and undertook the largest and most comprehensive longitudinal study on the effect of mindfulness and yoga on school age children in history. Russell was project manager of this 4 year research study which scentificaly measured with the B.A.S.C. exam, an fMRI machine, a sleep study, and cortisol swabs the effect these practices had on the endocrine system, brain development, and positive educational outcomes.

Currently, Russell is traveling internationally to share his knowledge and experience of the yoga practices. His humor and wisdom bring color and a more complete understanding to the science behind the yoga.

Lara Land

Lara Land is a Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga teacher with 10 trips of study in India and over 20 years yoga practice. She specializes in accessibility and adaptability in practice and has a unique knack for bringing together discipline and warmth in her offerings. Lara has traveled the world bringing yoga as healing to the neediest, most notably in India and Rwanda where she worked for months with HIV positive women and children. This experience led her to open her first studio, Land Yoga in Harlem. Lara is founder of the non-profit organization, Three and a Half Acres Yoga, which provides yoga, breathing and mindfulness techniques to under-served communities, supporting them to discover their innate power to create positive change. Lara is the co-producer of SOULFest, a national wellness festival, which highlights diversity in fitness. She is the author of My Bliss Book, a life-purpose undated daily planner and online coaching program. She works with individuals and corporations as a Wellness and Motivational Speaker and Coach.

Find Lara on Instagram:
@laralandyoga
@landyoganyc
@threeandahalfacresyoga
@soulfestrevolution

landyoga.com
.laraland.us
threeandahalfacres.org
soulfestrevolution.com

Thimo Wittich

Thimo has been studying yoga and Buddhism for over 15 years. He is an Authorized Level 1 Ashtanga yoga teacher. He trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University and currently is continuing his studies at Bodhi College under the close guidance of Christina Feldman, Stephen Batchelor, Akincano Marc Weber, John Peacock and Chris Cullen. Thimo runs an online magazine concerning health and conscious living in Germany, while traveling and teaching yoga and meditation practices to students in both the USA and Europe.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This