Perfect Your Yoga Daily Praxis*
April 24, 25, & 26, 2020

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Spring is the time for rejuvenation as we emerge from the cold winter temperatures and short days. This spring retreat will focus on boosting your personal daily practice routine.

When & Where

Guadalupe Abbey Monastery, set in the Pecos Mountains, will invigorate you because of the peaceful natural surroundings, where you can escape your daily routines and switch off from technology. Delicious and healthy meals that are appropriate for yoga practice are prepared by the Monks.
Throughout the weekend you will have time to enjoy nature and connect with your own body and spirit.

The focus

We all love our routines, the warm shower that warms and wakes us up, the smell of coffee, or the morning walk with the dog. All are important to our wellbeing and happiness. Yoga practice is also an important part of the balance in our lives.

When we consider our busy lives, we are overwhelmed with all the chores. Even though we know that relaxation, exercise, and taking time-off is important, we cannot imagine adding yet another task to our routine. So how do we create a Yoga Praxis that is helpful?

Therefore, during this Spring Yoga Retreat, we will focus on building your personalized yoga sequence that is restorative, relaxing, and strengthening. Initially, by identifying your physical concerns, we will focus on a few poses that can address these needs. From these poses, we will design routines that you can apply throughout the day whether you have 5, 10 minutes or half an hour at your disposal.

Ultimately, this retreat will give you a sequence of poses, and your own routines that you will be able to inject into your day and achieve a work-life balance that includes yoga.

The flow

Friday afternoon will start with the traditional Iyengar Yoga practice that starts to warm up our body with standing poses, and then we will transition to twists and forward bends. This initial 2-hour practice will be rounded-off with inversions. After dinner, we will listen to an anatomy and physiology presentation focusing on the cervical and lumbar spine, and conclude the yoga practice with restorative poses.

Saturday, as the sun rises, begins with your personal practice before a light breakfast. During the 3-hour morning session, we will work on strengthening our legs and arms. After a nutritious lunch, the digestive session will focus on our hips and shoulders. After dinner, the 2-hour session will include a presentation on the function of our lungs, and conclude with restorative yoga poses that address the respiratory system.

Sunday, as the sun rises again, you can start with your personal practice before a light breakfast. Students can also join a Catholic mass at the Monastery church that is open to the public. During the morning 2-hour session, we will identify your needs and refine your personal practice. After a nutritious lunch, we will resume the design of the personal practice by breaking it up into daily sequences.
After dinner, we head on our separate ways, or together, back home, with more energy than we came with.

Schedule

Friday, April 24th

2:30 PM Arrival
3:00 – 5:00 PM – 2-hour traditional Iyengar Yoga practice
5:30 – 7:00 PM Supper
7:30 – 9:00 PM – 1.5-hour yoga practice & anatomy and physiology presentation focusing on the cervical and lumbar spine

Saturday, April 25th

6:00 – 8:00 AM – personal yoga practice
8:15 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 AM – 3-hour yoga practice focusing on strengthening the legs and arms
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:30 – 5:30 PM – 3-hour yoga practice focusing on the hips and shoulders
5:30 – 7:00 PM Supper
7:00 – 9:00 PM – 2-hour restorative yoga poses for the respiratory system & a presentation on the function of the lungs

Sunday, April 26th

6:00 – 7:30 AM – personal yoga practice
7:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 AM Mass or Free Time
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – 2-hour yoga practice when we will identify your needs and refine your personal practice
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:30 – 5:30 PM – 3-hour yoga session will resume the design of the personal practice including daily sequences
5:45 – 7:00 PM Supper
7:00 PM – Saying Goodbye

Price

All-Inclusive 3-day Yoga Retreat $590

Price includes 16.5 hours of yoga instruction with personal detail, accommodation with private shower/bath, all healthy meals.
If you are unable to attend the entire 3-day weekend, you may choose to participate on Saturday and Sunday only.

You are also welcome to participate in selected individual classes that are priced accordingly:
1.5-hour class – $32
2-hour class – $42 
3-hour class – $63

Next Steps

If you have additional questions,
please do not hesitate to contact Jo Ann.


Reserve your space! Do not delay, the deadline is Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.