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WEARY TRAVELER YOGA
East Wing of the Base Lodge | 6-7pm
Settle, stretch, and unwind from your travels. Soften your gaze and your mind with this sequence of relaxing poses designed to release any lingering stress from your week. A perfect precursor to the healing gong bath!
East Wing of the Base Lodge | 7:15-8:15pm
Nourish and anointe yourself with an array of beautiful essential oils. Learn how to safely and effectively apply oils to support vibrant health and well- being. We will weave the oils into some gentle breathing practices, energy medicine exercises, and meditation to induce deep relaxation and a state of heightened presence. Oils will be provided. Guaranteed to leave you smelling and feeling great.
Let the Sun Shine In – Sunrise Summit Vinyasa
Summit Yoga Deck | 8-9:30am
Greet the sun, the festival and your fellow yogis with 27 Sun Salutations with Mantras.
Learn the classical 12 asanas that honor the twelve aspects of the sun in the sky from dawn to dusk as well as the 12 mantras that describe twelve characteristics of the Sun. Assisted by Teddie Jones.
BLISSED AND BLESSED
Backyard of Black Bear Lodge | 12-1:30pm
Flow is the essence of our being. Breath is a force that both brings us home to ourself and connects us to universal energies. When flow and breath come together we have a recipe for BLISS! Join Bethany for a fluid, dynamic and joy filled Blissology inspired yoga class, where we celebrate our connection to our bodies, our community and the planet. We will create a Nature appreciation mandala to honor the nature spirits of the land. Feel free to bring your own piece of nature (flower, feather, rock, etc.) to add to the alter. Come enjoy and be blessed. Multi-level, with lots of modifications offered. Assited by Tyler Jeffries.
INITIATING YOUR INTUITION: A SPEAKEASY WORKSHOP
West Wing of the Base Lodge | 12:00-1:30pm
Join Katie in this heartfelt speakeasy of how she recently saved her own life by listening to her intuition, admitting something was wrong and how she fought back to become an advocate for herself and others. This conversation will also include an invitation for others to share their own stories of intuition, time for others to begin the process of intuition, and end with a meditation of loving kindness. Assisted by Sabrina Bonaiuto.
Just as you are
East Wing of the Base Lodge | 12-1:30pm
Explore what lights you up with poses that enhance creativity, calm, and joy. Steadiness, ease and curiosity are the guideposts. Includes guided visualization as well as a culminating luxurious relaxation into your true nature. Assisted by Mary Hawkins.
Mala, Meditation and Movement
The Living Room |12:00-1:30pm
Align yourself with the grounding benefits of Jasper as you are guided in ‘om-making’ your very own mini stretch Mala prayer necklace. During this immersive workshop, you will infuse your piece with individual and group intentions as you meditatively string beads and connect with other Yaksha community members. Kaitlyn will share information about the significance and metaphysical qualities of Jasper and you will be guided on how to use your Mala necklace in conjunction with meditation to ease stress and tension in your life. You will enjoy the benefits of several gentle restorative poses to move prana through the body while energetically charging your mala. When practiced regularly, these traditions will inspire peace, calm and happiness within. You will leave feeling recharged with a beautiful, earthy and treasured tool for elevating your practice! Assisted by Jessica Padula.
Yin and Yoga Nidra
East Wing of the Base Lodge | 2:30-4pm
Join Jo Kirsch for an hour of Yin Yoga followed by a guided Yoga Nidra experience. Yin Yogauses gentle long held postures practiced with an attitude of compassionate acceptance to awaken the more Yin parts of our physical, emotional and spiritual selves. Holding poses for 3-5 minutes allows for a deep release of tension through the muscles and connective tissue. All poses will be practiced sitting or lying on the floor and will target the hips and front body.
Yoga Nidra, which means yoga sleep, is a technique for entering into a deeply relaxed state that swiftly heals and repairs the physical, mental, and emotional body. Minutes of Yoga Nidra are equivalent in their regenerative power to hours of deep sleep. Once settled into Savasana (relaxation pose) you will be asked to privately create a sankalpa, an expression of your heart’s deepest desire, stated as though it's already happening in the present moment. You will then be led through body scanning, rotation of consciousness, breathing, and guided imagery techniques, inducing a deep state of relaxation and healing. It could be said that the main purpose of yoga nidra is to realize one's sankalpa. Throughout yoga nidra class, students remain lying down in Savasana. Unlike more athletic forms of yoga, yoga nidra does not require familiarity with additional yoga poses and is intended purely as a meditative, restorative class where deep healing takes place. Open to all levels.No experience necessary. Assisted by Barbara Lowes.
Bhakti Groove: Devotion in Motion
In this sublime exploration of bhakti yoga, the path of re-membering our soul identity and the eternal connection to the Most High through love and devotion, ancient yoga scriptures and chants will serve as the launching pad to deep spiritual discovery on our mats. An always uplifting and skillfully sequenced Jivamukti Yoga vinyasa-based practice will flow fluidly with the equally inspiring and slickly assembled Bhakti Groove music mix, creating the ideal space and conditions for the bhav, the enlightened divine mood or sentiment, to spontaneously awaken and arise. Assisted by Kristin Beavor.
The Power of Concentration
West Wing of the Base Lodge | 2:30-4pm
Short introduction of Patanjali's 8 Limbs of Yoga, focusing on the importance of Yama, Niyama, Asana and Pranayama to support the other 4 limbs. Diving a little deeper into the importance of daily sense withdrawal (pratyahara) and daily concentration (dharana) to support daily meditation (dhyana). Workshop includes: lecture, light asana, pranayama (breathing techniques), sense withdrawal, concentration and meditation. Assisted byTeddie Jones.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INVERSIONS & ARM BALANCES
Backyard of Black Bear Lodge | 2:30-4pm
My mission is to show you that you are capable of ANYthing you put your mind too. How often have you been in a yoga class where the teacher said: "if you have an inversion practice you can do one now." There is very little instruction given and students often feel they are either born inverting or they'll never be able to try one. This workshop will debunk this with a clear and precise examination of what skills are needed for balance and how to develop them QUICKLY. Start practicing in the middle of the room with confidence. This workshop is for ALL LEVELS. Bring pen and paper and an open mind. Assisted by Camacha Wolfer.
SPINAL WAVES MASTER FLOW W LIVE AFRICAN DRUMMING -SUNRISE SUMMIT CLASS
Summit Yoga Deck | 8-9:30am
"You are as young as your spine." Chinese Proverb: A strong supple spine is the key to a long lasting playful life with your body. Get ready to move and explore the grace, intelligence and fluidity within you when moving from your center. You’ll learn to connect to each posture through articulating the spine in unique ways. We’ll breakdown fundamental movements and show you how they progress into more complex, dynamic movements. Unlock movement patterns and possibilities through sharpening your awareness in-between poses. This class is fun, energetic and informative! Suitable for all levels, all students are encouraged to attend. Assisted by Camacha Wolfer.