elements of bliss retreat (part one) October 20-22, 2017 Yokoji Zen Mountain Center Idyllwild, CA
Unleash your Creativity, Open to Transformation and Rediscover your Power Relax and nurture your body and spirit at a beautiful Zen center nestled in the serene San Jacinto mountains. In the first of two chakra retreats, you will be taken on a journey exploring the first three of the seven main chakras through physical yoga postures, breathing, chanting, meditation, self-inquiry, and discussion. We'll open, align and balance these chakras so we can tap into our innate strength & steadiness, creativity & fluidity, as well as our capacity to transform and become more empowered in our lives. The yoga classes will physically connect us to each chakra and the workshops will facilitate a deeper meaning and understanding to integrate these teachings into a more balanced life. We will also explore and discuss various gods and goddesses, their myths and stories and how we can seamlessly weave these teachings into our everyday life. Restore your peace of mind in the quiet surroundings, replenish your body with nourishing food, and rejuvenate your spirit in the good company of yogis.
About the Practice We will offer all-levels yoga classes, guided meditations, a walking meditation along a hiking trail, chanting, drumming, mandala creation and more. More specific information about practices and the itinerary will be made available as the retreat nears.
Details You will be fed quite well at Yokoji. All the food served is vegetarian. They use fresh, and often local and organic ingredients to create their simple, yet nutritious and delicious menus. A balance of vegetables, grains and plant-based proteins support their community year round. Complimentary tea and coffee is also provided throughout the day.
Pricing below includes two nights of accommodation, all meals, five yoga classes, and all other activities: Early Bird Pricing (until August 20, 2017) $275.00
Regular Pricing $325.00
*Limited availability for private and semi-private accommodations for an additional $40.00.
There is also an option to secure your spot with a non-refundable deposit of $50.00.
Ready to getaway, restore and practice with us? Click HERE for the registration and payment page.
About the Leaders Lindsay Zehren, RYT-200, MT-BC Lindsay is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher and level-one certified in healing touch and reiki. She is also a staff music therapist for MusicWorx as well as the special projects coordinator for Resounding Joy. She is passionate about incorporating her knowledge of yoga and energy therapies with music to create a holistic approach to music therapy for her clients and their families.
Lindsay’s favorite yoga mantra is lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu, which translates to “may all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may my thoughts, words, and actions in some way contribute to that happiness and freedom.” Ellen Browning Scripps said, “The most important and beautiful gift one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make life a little better to live.” These quotes help to guide her through her life, and she whole-heartedly believes that through music and yoga, she is able to increase the quality of life and happiness of her fellow human beings.
Jamie Martin, RYT-500 Jamie began her love affair with yoga in the heart of South Carolina. Her first teacher, Stacey Millner-Collins, transformed her approach to physical disciplines and taught her what it meant to live in the moment, breath by breath. After living with chronic leukemia for ten years, Jamie decided to change the course of her life and infuse it with more joy. She moved to San Diego in the summer of 2013 and enrolled in a teacher training program. After two and a half years of teaching, Jamie's insatiable thirst for knowledge and growth inspired her to take an advanced vinyasa teacher training with Jason Crandell in San Francisco. In those immersive trainings, she learned first-hand how yoga throws you directly into the mess of yourself and simultaneously pulls you out of it. It brought her face to face with her obstacles, mental and physical patterns, and crises of faith in a mindful, compassionate way. Through sadhana (daily practice) and svadhyaya (self-study), Jamie fully embraces the paradox of practicing yoga to change certain aspects of herself, yet fully and emphatically embracing all parts of herself.
elements of bliss retreat (part two) april 2018 sign up for both retreats and receive $50 off in April more details coming soon!