Travel advisory

Travel advisory: Highway 101 closed due to mudslides in the Santa Barbara area.

Learn

Shadow Yoga: Cultivating a Personal Practice Week of December 29-January 5, 2018

View general pricing information  

This workshop's start date has passed.

Workshop Details

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 seven-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. All levels are welcome; yoga experience is recommended.
Please bring a yoga mat and a journal.
Recommended reading: Remete, Shadow Yoga; Svoboda, Hidden Secret of Ayurveda and Prakriti.

Explore

Experience twenty-seven acres of Pacific coastline paradise.

Give

Make a difference and leave a legacy by becoming a Friend of Esalen.

About

A global network of seekers devoted to the belief that we are all capable of the extraordinary.