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[Postponed] Together at Home Retreat: A Summer Yoga Retreat with Chiara Guerrieri
Aug 24, 2019| $400 – $700
For many months, most of us have been sheltering in place, with minimal opportunity to connect to community of any kind, let alone a spiritual community. This week-long retreat is designed to offer you daily support in your yoga practice from an experienced instructor and your fellow practitioners. Come to enjoy the sweetness of spending inward time with yourself while also in community.
Yoga retreats have many powerful, meaningful qualities – the intimacy of being on the mat with your teacher’s voice, engaging topics and discussion, the relationships you build with kindred folks, and the experience of coming together in the fullness of a community that knits together your discoveries.
We will use the available technology to experience the unique joys a 5-day retreat can offer, from the comfort of our own homes!
Give yourself an opportunity to:
✓ Stretch outside of the constraints of these trying times and spread your wings
✓ Find commitment and inspiration to use the challenges you face to transform your life
✓ Renew your body and mind
✓ Recommit to presence and awareness
During this retreat, you will experience a deeper dimension of yourself by peeling back the layers of stress and distraction that come with modern life and can be more pronounced during the pandemic. We will discuss several layers of sustainability – in the body, the spirit, relationship, geography & society. This is an invitation to carry the most useful elements of the retreat experience into your daily life. Our hope is that you will leave with a refreshed spiritual toolkit for mindful living, strengthened personal relationships, and a renewed openness to life’s treasures.
Dates: Monday – Friday, August 24-28, 2020
Approximate Daily Schedule:
✓ (8:30-9:00am – Optional Silent Sit)
✓ 9:00-9:30am – Check-in and introduction of daily theme
✓ 9:30-10:30am – Asana Practice
✓ 10:30-11:30am – Pranayama, Meditation Instruction and Practice
✓ 11:30am-12:30pm – Inquiry into daily theme (discussion, breakout groups and practice)
✓ (2:00-3:00pm – Optional Asana Practices, Tues/Thurs only)
Cost: Tiered, $700/$550/$400
Tuition includes one-hour Zoom private session with Chiara, to be scheduled between August 22 and September 22, 2020.
Please Note: To best support the unfolding of this retreat please have a Somat in addition to any yoga props you regularly use. You may substitute a yoga blanket for the Somat, or purchase one here (curbside pick-up available for Seattle-residents, email email@example.com).
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.
About the instructor: Chiara Guerrieri
What to expect in Chiara’s Classes: Chiara teaches us how to connect with the body through the breath, how to track physical sensation moment to moment and how to find an internal sense that guides movement and choices for wellbeing. In both her SoulMat & Hatha yoga classes, expect to go slowly, to pay attention to your body and breath, and to explore alignment. An important aspect of Chiara’s teaching is to help students learn when – and from where – to stabilize or mobilize. Expect the wisdom of a 30-year teaching career, plus a good dose of humor, to infuse each class.
Main Influences/Styles/Traditions: SoulMat with Patrizia Gavoni, Hatha Yoga with Bob Smith, Forrest Yoga with Ana Forrest, Shari Fredrickson, ParaYoga with Rod Stryker, and dance from around the world.