Rebuild and Expand Trust in Challenging Times with Embodiment Practices of Yoga, Dance and Sound Meditation
March 12 – April 8, 2022
March 12, 2022
 - 
April 8, 2022
with Jovinna Chan
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Trust — a key ingredient in the web of life — can calm and boost our immune system, uplift our spirit, and make us braver to take risks, speak our truth, and listen deeply to others. During this month of yoga, dance, and sound meditation, our journey together fosters personal wellbeing and community harmony as we consciously orient toward trust in ourselves, others, and the unknown.

The rhythm of our month:

Week 1: The Foundation of Embodiment Practices
Explore the alignment principles of yoga asanas, breath practices, sound meditation, conscious dance, and self-care rituals.

Week 2: Devotion and Discipline
Practice, practice, practice. Dive deeply into your own personal daily practice.

Week 3: Experiment in Trust
Apply what you learn in class to work and the larger community. Establish new habits that nurture trust.

Week 4: Integration
Integrate our experiences. According to the yogic study of the koshas, the five multi-dimensional layers of being are body, breath, mind, consciousness, and soul. When all five layers are aligned, we experience our authentic self.

Immersion in embodiment practices provides direct, purposeful ways to help you:

  • Expand trust in yourself
  • Embrace your vulnerability and your strength
  • Improve your overall health
  • Feel the power of aligning your words, thoughts, and actions
  • Show up for yourself and all lives on earth
  • Realign your life with purpose

When we trust, we can respond with confidence and resilience in crisis time. As you work wholeheartedly, allow yourself to be nourished by Esalen’s sacred land and hot spring waters, the healing and energizing practices we share together, and the friends you make, so you return home with renewed trust that you have everything you need to dance with the great unknown.

Recommended reading: The Yoga Sutra translated by Mukunda Stiles; The Heart of Understanding by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Jovinna Chan

Jovinna Chan

Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, YACEP, co-founded Shakti Initiation Yoga Leadership School and A Wild Life Sanctuary™. She served as the assistant dean and 200- and 500-hour teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga and is a certified Soul Motion™ and LetYourYogaDance Teacher. Jovinna is a co-founder of Pranotthan School of Yoga and leads transformational programs around the world.

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COVID Update

Effective January 14, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in, in addition to proof of vaccination. The test must be taken within 5-7 days (if PCR/NAAT) or 24 hours (if antigen). If you are unable to secure a PCR/NAAT or antigen test from a test provider, we will allow an at-home rapid test to be taken on your arrival day. Bring it with you and have it ready to show at the gate when you arrive. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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