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Yoga Meditation Retreat: Aldermarsh, Whidbey Island
Mar 9, 2018| $395
Welcome to our first retreat at Aldermarsh, on Whidbey Island. We have heard glowing reports on Aldermarsh for many years, and finally will visit this sacred space in Marsh.
The Theme of this Retreat
The theme of this retreat will be Integrity: Being Yourself. Many of us learn to hide our true selves behind an assortment of masks and faccades, trying to be whoever is needed to gain approval. We also hide our true feelings and do not allow ourselves to express ourselves. Most importantly, fear has us hide the Sacred Self, our most beautiful, powerful essential nature. We will explore this theme and invite us out into the full expression of our true nature.
- Friday – Sunday
- March 9th-11th, 2018
Please plan on arriving any time after 3 pm on Friday. We will have a gentle, meditative yoga class at 5:30 for those who can make it by then. IF not, try to arrive for the dinner at 7 pm, followed by meditation, intros, and sacred circle. We finish by 1 pm on Sunday.
About the Location: Aldermarsh
Aldermarsh is both a beautiful wetlands and a human-created space where community, collaboration and sustainability thrive. Aldermarsh is dedicated to educate and inspire spirit and soul-based stewards of the Earth. We host programs and retreats for individuals, groups, and organizations who share our commitment to deeply listen to and steward Earth and human communities in sustainable ways. All who come to Aldermarsh become part of the expression and co-evolution of this environment and contribute to an energy that nourishes this community for future generations
What Else will We Do:
Besides twice-daily yoga, we will do some hiking in beautiful, bug-free forests. We will do some breath and meditation playshops, as well as kirtan (call and response chant-song) to help us connect on all levels.
Aldermarsh on Whidbey Island is a beautiful accommodation with good energy and everything we need: sacred yoga space with hardwood floors, meditation spaces, sauna, full kitchen from which we will serve three organic meals daily, and access
You! We usually have about 15 people, a chance to make new friends and connect, but also quiet time to read, relax, and rejuvenate. You are invited to do as many or as little as the classes and activities as fits you and your needs.
$395 per person (shared room).
Two nights shared room lodging, organic, delicious meals, yoga, meditation, breath classes, playshop, nature meditation walks, kirtan, community & more.
About the Teachers:
Liz Gross and Roy Holman will be teaching meditative, body friendly, traditional viniyoga, and also cooking up healthy meals, and leading meditation walks, and some kirtan. Liz will also bring her energy healing tools and expertise.
Roy Holman: 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. 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).
Liz Gross: “I believe all healing involves alignment of the soul with the body.” Liz is a gifted sound and vibration healer, and teaches with Roy on retreats. Liz teaches yoga, meditation, Oneness and often does some of the cooking on our retreats. “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.”
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