- 2 blocks,
- 2 blankets,
Arrive and meet yourself at the start of your retreat, so you can bring all of your aspects to this nourishing weekend. We'll focus on grounding standing poses, forward bends, and hip openers, while allowing ourselves to take some "me time" and giving ourselves permission to be here fully. Props Needed: A bolster, a blanket, two blocks, and a strap.
Begin the day by setting an intention for your personal retreat. We'll practice Savitri pranayama (the rhythmic breath) and nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), then drift into a meditation followed by a moment of journaling or silent contemplation to consider what you're calling in. Props Suggested: A blanket or bolster and a journal.
Connect the sky, heart, and core with this serenely sequenced class. We'll flow through sun salutations and lunging poses to tap into the radiating energy in our bodies, then end with counterposes like bow, bridge, and upward facing bow. Consider what is asking to be known as you move, there'll be time at the end for journaling. Props Suggested: Two blocks and a journal.
Indulge in an active Restorative practice full of long holds to help you ground and unwind. This series of lower body stretches and hip openers uses a variety of props for support, so feel free to get creative with what you have around you. We'll end with a rejuvenating inversion and sweet savasana. Props Needed: A bolster, two blocks, and two blankets.
Tap into your intuitive self with Savitri pranayama (the rhythmic breath), nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), Hamsa meditation, and a moment of journaling or silent contemplation. Props Suggested: A blanket or bolster and a journal.
In our final class of this retreat, we'll integrate all that we've uncovered throughout the weekend. Balance receiving and giving as you find yourself connecting the earth to the sky. Flow through a steady sequence of balancing and twisted poses, get deep into your hips with hanumanasana and upavistha konasana, then end with savasana and journaling. Props Suggested: Two blocks, a bolster or blanket, and a journal.