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Yoga Meditation Retreat with Roy & Liz in Whidbey Island
May 10| $395
Welcome to our second retreat at Aldermarsh, on Whidbey Island. We have heard glowing reports on Aldermarsh for many years, and finally visited this sacred place in March of 2018. It has everything we look for in a retreat center: 1) outstanding, sacred yoga space, 2) beautiful land and grounds, 3) lots of room options, 4) awesome Japanese soaking tub and great sauna, 5) wonderful hosts to welcome us, 6) nice kitchen to prepare you great meals, 7) nice hiking trails within walking distance, and even singing frogs and owls!
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
The theme of this retreat:
(Sauna pic at left). The theme will be Honoring the Divine Feminine energy within both women and men. We will explore feminine and yin qualities of patience, surrender, slowing down, compassion. We will practice deep connection with Mother Earth, and compassionate listening, to others as well as to ourselves, to Spirit, to the Earth.
Schedule: May 10th – 12th, 2019
Please plan on arriving any time after 1:00 pm on Friday. We will have a gentle, meditative yoga class at 5:30 pm for those who can make it by then. If not, try to arrive for the dinner at 7:00 pm, followed by meditation, intros, and sacred circle. We finish by 1:00 pm on Sunday.
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 is managed by a volunteer-led nonprofit organization. Our inspiration and guidance comes from the spirits of the land, our hearts, and our community. Community support is essential for the long-term sustainability of Aldermarsh
Kirtan (call and response singing or chanting):
Kirtan is an easy way to calm the mind and access higher energy vibrations.
From Peggy Black (channeling The Team): There have been many suggestions and methods offered as to how to access the higher dimensions. We will always recommend the use of sound vibrations. Sounds and sound vibration always alters consciousness. Breath and breathing techniques will allow you to travel consciously, just as meditation and many forms of yoga will support your shift.
Aldermarsh on Whidbey Island is a beautiful accommodation with good energy and various room situations, from individual small cabins, to rooms with up to 4 or even 5 people.
Price: $395 per person (shared room).
Two nights shared room lodging, organic, delicious meals, yoga, meditation, breath classes, playshop, nature meditation walks, kirtan, community & more.
Teachers, Cooks and Hike leaders:
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.”
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.
Aldermarsh Retreat Center, Holman Health Connections, Liz Gross, Roy Holman, Yoga Retreat Whidbey Island