It is that time of year again- Retreat Time!
Big Basin Redwoods Yoga, Meditation, and Hiking Retreat!
May 13th – May 15th
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA
Living In Rhythm: This weekend we will practice Yoga and meditation in nature, how it was originally intended to be practiced. The traditions of Yoga and it’s sister science, Ayurveda, emphasize the importance of living in harmony with the natural rhythms of the world around us and within us. You will learn how to intelligently attune your yoga and meditation practice to the natural world’s seasonal and yearly cycles, even biological rhythms such as your heart beat, your breath cycle, and sleep cycle. In fact, the term vinyasa yoga means “to place intelligently in a cycle,” which could mean placing a peak posture in your sequence, or adhering to seasonally and age appropriate yoga, diet, and lifestyle routines. We will learn what practices are best for ourselves as unique individuals and how, through that inner connection, we connect to the entire cosmos.
One Yogi or Yogini: $ 219
Special for a Couple/2 friends: $199 per person
Please Note: Yoga practice will be moderate/all levels perhaps more gentle based on who comes; please speak with me on the phone if you are not familiar with my teaching style and we do not know each other already. We are “off-roading” our practice this weekend and we will not have an indoor space to practice. We are not going to be practicing on even ground, and we will probably practice in tennis shoes. This is an adventure! Yoga in nature means fresh air and vibrant Prana to pump us full of life’s energy, and it could also mean bugs and rain! Prepare for anything. Price of Retreat includes camping this time. It does not include your transportation to the park. I have a limited number of spots. My last retreat sold out, so sign up fast!
Please commit to this retreat when you sign up; no refunds will be permitted. I recommend you purchase travel insurance. Exception: this trip is subject to weather related cancellation. I do recommend travel insurance in any case.
Register above, or Click here to register and pay via Paypal. Or use this direct link to register: https://form.jotform.com/60618916983165
You can also pay by credit card via square, cash, or check in class where I can also provide you with a receipt.
After registering, about a week prior to the event, you will receive some more details and guidelines.* I am SO excited to see you there! Price Includes 8 hours of Meditation and Yoga practice, including lecture/discussion of Ayurveda and Yoga. Price does include camping this time- limited spots available. State Park Camping include restrooms and paid shower facilities. We will all be camping as a group between two campsites and one additional site will be kept clear for practice purposes.
Only two cars are allowed per camp site so ride sharing may be necessary. Vehicle fees will be charged by the park.
Updated Schedule: (please note, food is only provided if you enroll in the catering option for $75)
Friday and Saturday evenings: Community gathering and s’mores- 7pm-8:30pm (or until later- but quiet time starts at 10pm and we need to respect that wholeheartedly). Please, no beer or anything else this time. Last time, beers were fun and fine, but this time I want to challenge us all to build community while sober! Possible bonus evening meditation Saturday by a babbling brook at 7pm TBA…
Saturday and Sunday Mornings: Meet at site 170
Light Breakfast: 8am (probably fruit and energy bar/granola bar/cereal assortment)
9am-9:30am- Hike to Yoga practice spot (easy to moderate hike). There is a bathroom on the way.
9:30am-11am Prana Yoga session amongst the beautiful redwoods in one of our spots!
11am-Bathroom break and Hike to Meditation spot
11:30am- noon Hike back to camp for Lunch (we should arrive back between noon and 12:15pm** Saturday, Sunday we will get back earlier to check out on time)
Lunch: About 12:30pm -Fresh organic deli-made sandwiches will be provided to catering opt-in folks- you will be able to choose fillings. Plus chips etc.
Saturday afternoon: Lecture 3:30pm-6pm at campsite or quite nearby in nature- meet at site 170
Lecture Outline: Introduction to Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Dosha Quiz- Find out Your Type!
- What is Ayurveda? What is yoga?
- The 20 attributes of nature- to see the patterns of life/Ultimate Life Hack
- The 5 elements as they relate to yogic and ayurvedic philosophy, and most importantly, your life
- The three doshas (bodily types/humors), their attributes and elements
- Vikruti and Prakruti- Your type: genetics and epigenetics via Ayurveda
- Rtucharya- Seasonal Rhythms for your type
- Dinacharya- Daily Rhythms for your type
- Lifestyle practices for your type
- Yoga postures for your type
- Meditation for your type
- Breathing for your type
- The 3 mental humors to balance psychology (Prana, Tejas, and Ojas)
- The 3 Gunas or states of awareness and you (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas)
- The Seven Chakras (wheels of energy)
- Questions if we are not catatonic with information overload!
- Medicine Making for your type