One's whole being, starting from the physical body, can be refined and strengthened so it acts as a medium for the higher cosmic force. The system of hatha yoga was designed to transform the gross elements of the body so they can receive and transmit a much subtler and more powerful energy. — Hatha Yoga Pradipika (6th century text)
Yoga is a practice of ever-unfolding metamorphosis (sadhana—a spiritual journey). This is accomplished through the physical postures (asanas), conscious breathing (pranayama), and the clearing and focusing of the mental consciousness (meditation, or dhyana).
In this weekend retreat, we will engage these practices. Days will begin with pranayama and meditation, followed by an active morning session. In the afternoons, we will practice more restorative poses, forward bends, and twists. With all the yoga there will still be plenty of bath time, play time, and group time.
Please have a minimum of 3 months' yoga experience, and bring your yoga mat.