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Bedside Yoga –Yoga and End of Life Training Retreat 2019
Apr 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am| $1700 – $2250
This six day (April 15th- 20th) training retreat is for yoga teachers, therapists, hospice workers, chaplains, clinicians and others in pastoral care, or for those simply interested in learning more about being with people at the end of life, offering solace, presence and appropriate movement and touch.
This retreat has also greatly benefitted people who are in bereavement, processing past or future losses, and those wishing to increase and deepen their spiritual life and connection to divine presence.
We will look at three broad topic areas of yoga: self- study, movement and breath and contemplative tradition – and explore how each aspect has something unique and powerful to offer in end of life care. We will then learn and practice specific techniques within each of these areas, including basic Thai yoga compressions and gentle passive stretching.
When we are not together practicing in the gorgeous wood studio overlooking the ocean, or eating fresh wholesome food family style, participants will have plenty of time to lounge on the private beach in the jungle, swim, kayak, hike to hidden clay pots where you can dig cool clay to rub on your body and refresh your skin, visit a nearby Orchid farm, or simply swing in the hammock.
This retreat is limited to 6 people. There are 2 double and two single rooms. If there is a group of 4 people who want to come together and stay in a 4 person room, we do have this available at a reduced rate. Single room rate is $1950, double $1700, early registration, if paid in full by February 15. After February 15, 2019, rates increase to: Single room rate of $2250, double $2000. $500 non-refundable deposit may be paid to ensure your spot.
About the instructor:
Molly has been developing Bedside Yoga since 2003 and has worked extensively with people at end of life, including assisting and attending at scheduled deaths. She is a master teacher and a dedicated spiritual practitioner who can deftly weave practical tools, deep philosophy, and individual practice with humor, humility and joy.
Training begins Monday evening with group dinner and practice. Students are recommended to arrive Sunday evening and spend the night in Puerto Vallarta (we can give lots of recommendations for hotels and restaurants). We will send a car to Puerto Vallarta to collect all the students at a central location on Monday afternoon.
Daily (Tuesday – Friday) schedule will be:
Morning practice: 7 -8:30 am
Breakfast: 8:45 – 10:30 am
Early afternoon session: 11 – 2
Lunch 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Late afternoon session: 4 – 7:30
Dinner 8:30 – 10 pm
Saturday will close with morning practice, breakfast and closing ritual. We will finish up by 11 am and provide transportation to the airport for flights leaving after 3 pm.
Payment includes lodging, tuition and three fresh meals daily, as well as use of kayaks and palapas at the private beach.
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