Like the whales who gracefully navigate their winter migration down the California coast each year, we must cultivate a fluid mixture of perseverance, clear reckoning, skillful navigation of life's currents, and devotion to arrive at the extraordinary health and spiritual insight that yoga and Ayurveda promise. It is a deeply personal journey that is nourished by a fulfilling and sustainable personal practice. Three essential questions to ask before setting off are, What do I really want in my life? What do I really need? What are the most effective means for tapping into the source of healing and wisdom within myself?
This five-day retreat will explore how to find truly satisfying answers to these questions and encourage a flexible approach to committed practice using the tools of Shadow Yoga and Ayurveda. A set sequence of Shadow Yoga practices will be taught in a step-by-step progression to promote body memory, refinement, and to facilitate home practice. This year’s retreat will focus on practices that promote mental/emotional balance. We are happy to be joined again by Ayurvedic expert, Robert Svoboda, who will lecture on Ayurvedic psychology. For more about Robert, please visit www.drsvoboda.com. All levels are welcome; yoga experience is recommended. Please bring a yoga mat.