It is time to create new pathways in our lives. Time to Prioritize our own Fulfillment. Time for Integration. For a life of Wholeness. It is a time to understand how life can be Holistic and how we can access “the Flow”.
All of these concepts are familiar to you. You’ve heard them discussed somewhere as being important for happiness, joy, and peace in life. But how do we attain these states? I have a question: when was the last time you went outside to play all day in the sunshine or laid under a tree for an hour to marvel at its majesty? Or the last time you spent quiet time observing the outer world, contemplating life? Play, Nature and Movement are such integral ingredients in meeting the goal of physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual balance. However, our modern lives may promote a different set of priorities. So, what is vital for true Self-fulfillment may be lost in a sea of constant responsibility.
“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir
Perhaps we don’t create the time to Contemplate, Envision and Embody our own sense of fulfillment and true joy. But as we move through these unprecedented times, many of us sense a different way of life emerging. Persons of all ages are longing to connect with something more meaningful; to find a deeper expression of our highest Self, to find our life’s calling, or to live from a higher integrity and a life of purpose.
Throughout time the great Mystics and Spiritual masters have guided the student toward the wonders hidden in Nature, to access the inherent wisdom found in the moment. Doctors have also historically sent patients to heal in nature, which has gained popularity again through the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing (or Shin Rin Yoku). In connecting with our Earth Mother, a wellspring of wisdom can emerge from our inner landscape. As we make space, opening our minds and hearts, we open to the magic that is available in the elements and details of nature. What emerges in this subtle beauty of the natural world… is a profound Connectivity and Holistic Healing that is always within our reach. Nature is our way to re-member and to re-connect with our deepest truths, a place to hear our inner voice. It is here that we ignite our relationship to the Source within us.
Your guide, Kristin English, has been making the choices and lifestyle changes, for over two decades, to excavate these experiences on this great journey of change. She has dedicated herself to decades of embodiment and study in Traditional, Therapeutic and Adaptive Yoga as well as a dedicated Meditation practice. She is a lifelong enthusiast of the outdoors and fuses natural and outdoor movement in her practices. She will guide you into the beauty of the Majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains while taking your innate self into the silence available when you let go and allow space to be in simple observation of what IS. Together we will learn to listen inwardly, to develop awareness beyond the surface chatter of the mind, while peering into the nature of our energetic existence.
Our days will be blessed with Gentle, Restorative & Biomechanically infused Yoga, as well as a powerful Pranayama sequence that you will practice that will help you reduce daily stress in your life. You will experience indoor and outdoor guided meditations as well as a sacred sunrise Cacao ceremony to soften into the heart. One evening you will be treated to a luxurious, 3-hour, Restorative Yoga workshop called “Yoga for the Spirit” to rejuvenate the entire body structure, from gross to subtle. We will experience Shin Rin Yoku (Forest Bathing) excursions on our land and in the nearby forests, creating ample silent time for healing and introspection.
Come join us in the pleasure of the late Spring and early summer to enjoy the beautiful walking trails, wildlife and skyscapes nestled here in our mountain oasis, as we play like children in the warmth of the sun and remember how wise and dynamic our BEings truly are.
All prices include Accommodations, Course Material & Organic Vegetarian Meals.
*Limited work trade/financial assistance available
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