Yoga Meditation Hiking Retreat Day
Jul 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm| $45
We will start with some fresh ginger tea at our home in North Everett (optional), with a short opening meditation. Then we carpool from Everett (or wherever you live if possible). It is an hour drive north of Everett. We will meet around 9am in Everett, and return around 4pm. Bring your own lunch. We will bring delicious healthy desserts.
The theme or focus for this hiking meditation day will be Living a Righteous Life. With humility (not shame) and courage (but not arrogance or ego), we will explore our life in relation to all life and people and Spirit. How can I align with Divine, use my body and life as an instrument of peace and love. How can we align our words, our work, our actions with our soul?
What we will do
On both dates, we will hike about 5 miles round trip, little elevation gain. We will mix in some walking meditations, and do some riverside standing yoga poses. We will eat lunch on the hike, so please pack a lunch. We will provide healthy dessert. On the July hike, some of us may choose to take a cold river plunge! Great for the immune system! (maybe even on the February winter hike??)
Trail and Road conditions
The road is paved and an easy drive. In the summer hike, you have the option or returning over the Mountain Loop Highway, beautiful, but part of it is unpaved with some potholes. The trail itself is normally in great condition, pretty flat, a great trail for meditation walks.
$45 per person. Includes, guided hike with guided meditations and some gentle meadow yoga and forest bathing (the forest bathing is donated free from the generous forest!). Come escape your indoor, electronic and wired world and get some fresh air, move your body, and meet some good people.
July 29, 2023, 9am – 4pm
You! We usually have about 6-10 people, a chance to make new friends and connect, but also quiet time to walk and meditate.
About the teachers and hike leaders: Roy & Liz
Roy & Liz have been teaching meditation for many years, and Roy has led hikes professionally with various organizations.
“I have been teaching yoga, meditation and healing arts since the year 2000. My best training has been my life, working through challenges with depression, eating issues, and many other “speed bumps” that life has generously offered me. I teach quite imperfectly with as much joy, humor, kindness and grace as I can access! ” Roy Holman
Yoga Style: I am a 500 hour Certified Yoga teacher, in the Viniyoga tradition. I teach a safe, gentle, body-friendly, grounded, breath-connected, meditative, flowing traditional hatha yoga – a meditation in motion really. I like to move slow, give time to breathe deeply and savor the poses. Classes are very affordable, generally $10 a class.
Meditation Style: I also teach breath-work (pranayama) and meditation, and also try to incorporate the many aspects of emotional healing and balancing I have learned. The meditation is a mindfulness style, with focus on breath awareness, heart opening, body senses, emotional clearing, and connection on all levels (body, breath, emotions, Earth, Spirit).
Sacred Journeys: I have led over 60 retreats globally since 2000. The journeys are a profound chance to connect deeply with each other, and your true self, purpose and desires. They are an excellent balance of inner discovery and outer fun, food, hiking. . . . Prices range from about $250 – 350 for a weekend to $995 for 6 days in Sedona to about $1,495 for a 7-10 day journey abroad.
HeartMath and Life Coaching: In July of 2018 I was certified as a HeartMath Coach. HeartMath offers simple tools and techniques to help us move some of the energy out of our busy mind and to access our heart intuition and intelligence. I enjoy being with you as accompaniment for your personal journey, whether a one time visit or ongoing support. Depending on your needs, we may include HeartMath techniques and technology (I have tools to measure your heart coherence and well being) as well as breath, meditation, healing and yoga support, or simply listening and offering feedback and suggestions on anything from diet to exercises to life tips. Rates are sliding scale, $50 to $75 an hour. Or co-coaching with Liz at $75 – $125 an hour sliding scale.
“I believe all healing involves alignment of the soul with the body.” Liz Gross
Liz is a gifted energy, sound and vibration healer and intuitive, and also helps people clear scar tissues and energy blocks in the body. She also teaches yoga, meditation and healing with Roy on retreats. Liz often does some of the cooking on our retreats, and is an amazing cook!
Liz also helps people with her knowledge of astrology, Human Design, and the Gene Keys, which help people know themselves and their purpose.
“When you’re consciously in touch with the life energy within yourself, you have awareness & communication with the flow of energy that connects you to spirit. I feel very passionate about Vibrational Medicine and love working with others in this way & helping others to connect with their purpose and passion in life. Vibrational Energy Medicine brings the physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual bodies back into balance, which opens the way for rebuilding the healing systems of the body.”