I’m preparing for my Shine Yoga-Life Mini-Retreat this Saturday April 6th from 2 – 4:30.
(click for registration details.) I took the year off from teacher training* so that I could have some time to create opportunities for students who don’t want to invest in a 200 or 300 hour teacher training program to have the opportunity to really get to “the heart of yoga.”
Public yoga classes are amazing opportunities to take care of our bodies, clear our minds, and have a few moments of peace in our day. I’m going to be honest here and say that they also fall short in the arena of the core teachings – and promises – of yoga. Don’t get me wrong! I absolutely believe a little yoga in better than no yoga;-) Yoga has changed my life. It’s helped me shift my perspective and has given me tools to experience greater comfort, joy, confidence, connection, and empowerment in my life. I didn’t learn these things in “regular” yoga classes. I learned them because I had the curiosity to dive a little deeper into immersion studies. Even though yoga philosophy and mindfulness is a VERY important part of my practice, it’s still impossible to fit ALL the tools in to even a 90 minute class. Yes that’s right folks. I still teach a 90 minute class on Saturday mornings at Shine Yoga in Cincinnati. I try to weave in an element of yoga philosophy as well as a breathing technique or two and a couple of minutes of meditation but I know most people are coming to my classes to move and so we do. I’m offering these seasonal mini-retreats to give students some tools to use outside of the studio to really get clear in the energetic field so that the mind can actually settle as yoga encourages us to do so that we may indeed experience a sense of inner freedom no matter what is happening in the world around us.
I will be presenting a short morning and evening yoga asana practice that is suited for most people and that can be customized as needed. We will learn & practice several different breath and meditation techniques. We will take a little time for quiet contemplation, journaling, and group share for those who wish to crystallize life intentions for the spring season. Tea and snacks will be served. I’d love to see you there and support you in taking time to invest in your deep inner well-being. Getting clear, it’s easier to Shine.
*As far as teacher training goes, it is my passion and I am planning to be returning in the fall of 2019 to lead a 200 hour foundational immersion/training followed by the 300 expanded training in early 2020. Details are crystallizing now and will be available soon. Visit www.shineyoga.com for developing news.