Saturday July 28th 2018 ~ 15 person maximum (2 SPOTS LEFT!) (Please Sign Me Up!)
A full day women’s yoga retreat with Ally Boothroyd & Lindsay Vandenhurk.
Lindsay & I are very excited to announce our third retreat together! Lindsay is an all-time favourite teacher of mine and I am constantly inspired by her classes and teachings. Our last retreat made my heart soar! This is definitely a dream come true for me. I’m so excited for this day!
The intention behind this yoga retreat is to dive into the energy of fire, summer and the full moon. We will learn the ancient ways of working with the rhythms of nature and about this phase of light, the element of fire, the direction of the south and the full blossoming of life. We’ll integrate the energy both of the lunar cycle and the sun through surya namaskar (sun salutations), chandra namaskar (moon salutations).
We will dive in to an immersive experience in the a gentle yet fun way. We will re-enchant our souls with the natural surroundings. Allow women the space to relax and breathe and also to take some new tools home with them to support their own self-care regimens.
We will invite women to let go of the busyness of life and its demands and pause to listen to their own mind-body-spirit-heart’s desires & needs. The intention of this retreat is to allow women the space to heal.
Together we’ll explore the ayurvedic principles of healing through self care, food, and personal sadhana (practice). We’ll re-enchant our individual souls within the presence of the natural surroundings. This immersive day-long experience will allow you the space to nurture yourself in the most gentle and restorative way. You’ll take home new tools that will not only support your own self-care regimens, but will help you to support and serve your family, your community, and beyond.
We will let go of the busyness of life in order to pause and listen to your heart’s desires. We’ll replenish and fill our cups. We’ll slow down, let go, embrace, nourish, and heal within a safe, welcoming, and supportive space.
Meet Lindsay: Lindsay has always fearlessly lived her life with passion, curiosity, trust and an open heart. Following the breadcrumbs the universe lays before her, she is a seeker of truth, a dreamer of dreams and a lover of this beautiful practice. Known for her inspirational teaching style and ability to create a safe and sacred space for her students, she supports students in finding their own expression of each posture while exploring and flirting with their growing edge. Her classes are a blend of Kripalu/Vinyasa Flow yoga infused with yoga philosophy, technical alignment and her heartfelt humour.
Meet Ally: Ally is the founder of Sarovara Yoga, a space which fosters local community and supports health, personal growth, authenticity, awareness, and awakening. Ally is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of yogic traditions. She brings an openhearted, inclusive view to her teachings, which are a rich blend of Kripalu Yoga along with Yoga Psychology, Yoga Nidra, Integrative Restoration, Amrita Yoga, Classical Hatha & Tantra, Energy Medicine, and Preistess Mystery School ceremony. Read more about Ally’s story of healing her anxiety attacks through yoga.
“It’s been my dream of mine for a while now to create an immersive & healing space for people in the most accessible way possible. To allow individuals to take this much needed time for themselves without having to commit (both time-wise and financially) to a full week long yoga retreat or yoga teacher training. To offer an accessible space that people can come back to throughout the year to reboot, rebalance and reintegrate the multidimensional aspects of themselves.” – Ally Boothroyd
The day will start off with an afternoon yoga practice (asana, pranayama & meditation) over-looking our secluded bay on Pigeon lake. We will be taking some time to reflect, integrate and spend time in nature. Our afternoon will consist of yoga, meditation, some learning on the deeper wisdom teachings and knowledge of the yoga practice as well as ayurveda and ending the day with a beautiful sunset stand up paddle board yoga session. Plus time for yourself. Quality time for yourself. We are so excited to offer this wonderful healing experience together.
The afternoon sadhana (practice) will begin at 12:00pm so please arrive around 11:50am to settle into savasana in the space. We will take a dinner break before SUP (which begins at 6:30pm) and the day will end just after sunset.
$135+HST/person for the day – includes a nourishing vegan dinner/meal time. Please register well in advance as space is limited to 15 people. (SIGN ME UP!)