Dates: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2
Do you want more out of your practice? Would you like an entire weekend of complete immersion into the practice as a reset, rekindle or retreat for your body mind and soul? Do you want to learn more about chanting? Do you want time to explore the philosophy and how it relates to your actual life? Would you like more detailed asana instruction and technique? Do you want to understand how to engage in sacred devotional practices at home? If you want more, this was made for you.
This Bhakti Immersion module is based on Goddess Lakshmi and her qualities of abundance, purpose, beauty, grace, spiritual wisdom, generosity, harmony, and sustainability. We will invite these aspects into our practice and lives through chanting, meditation, lecture / discussion, a detailed asana lab, inner personal work and Steph’s signature full-on vinyasa flows. Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion and calls on us to integrate the practice into every aspect of our lives.
This weekend is appropriate for strong beginners, advanced practitioners, and teachers. These hours are certified CEU by Yoga Alliance.
Friday: 6 - 9pm
Chanting: Invoking Lakshmi, learn the English translations of the chant, understand the why and how of chanting.
Lakshmi Practice: sweaty vinyasa flow
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Meditation: learning practice simple techniques that will support a home meditation practice
Philosophy: lecture/discussion on sacred texts and how we can pull the beautiful and encouraging teachings into our lives.
Asana Lab Practice: Detailed technique and focus on shoulder and heart openers. We will explore the alignment of the shoulders, chest and spine in backbends. You will learn different ways to use props, how to modify for physical restriction or how to add variation for those who are ready to advance their backbends.
Break: 1 - 2pm
Saturday: 2 - 5pm
Pranayama: sustainability and nadi shodhana breath
Philosophy: accessible and lively instruction
Vinyasa Practice: Goddess Flow
Sunday: 9am - 1pm
Meditation Practice: engaging techniques learned, further instruction
Philosophy: Continued exploration and constructive follow up on philosophical guiding principles of texts
Vinyasa Flow: Love, Sweat, and Prayer
Break: 1 - 2pm
Sunday: 2 - 4pm
Philosophy: wrap-up including very powerful personal values exercise.
Restorative Yoga: a deep release, gentle restorative and somatic yoga for a sweet end and integration of a full weekend.