Women’s Yoga Retreat with Megan Marie Gates & Ally Boothroyd – Full Moon Saturday May 18th 2019 ~ 16 person maximum
A full day women’s yoga and sound healing retreat with Ally Boothroyd & Megan Marie Gates.
The intention behind this yoga retreat is to dive into the healing alchemy of sound medicine. Sound healing is rooted in the principle that everything in existence is made of micro-vibrations and to keep our body/heart/mind in good health we must keep ourselves in tune. Through vocal practices, healing instruments, intention and tuning ourselves back into nature, we are able to bring ourselves back into vibrational alignment.
The medicine of sound works to bring balance and deep relaxation to our whole system. With the harmonic vibrations created by crystal singing bowls and other resonant instruments, we shift our brainwaves into both alpha (creative + calm) and theta (deep meditation) states which can provide deep healing for our whole system.
We listen not just with our ears but with every cell in our body and vibration effects every part of our being.
Megan is a renowned Sound Healing Practitioner who leads at Yoga Conferences and Festivals all over the country and I am beyond exciting and grateful to be welcoming her to Sarovara Yoga in our little Bobcaygeon. Read more about Megan.
We’ll integrate the energy of the lunar cycle, the dark moon through chandra namaskar (moon salutations) restorative practices, self care, sound healing and yoga nidra.
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.
– Balances our nervous system
– Improves mental clarity
– Enhances creativity
– Helpful in meditation + dream-work
– Helpful in stress relief
– Pain management, due to endorphin release
– Boosts immunity
– Can provide relief of anxiety, stress, depression
– Helps bring healing to areas of physical upset
– Helps with insomnia and sleep disorders
– Provides states of deep relaxation
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.
Our meal time will include another opportunity to deepen knowledge and skillfully cultivating health and sustainability. Discover the benefits of a plant-based diet and how it can encourage a thriving, intentional, and energized lifestyle. Ally & Lisa will create us a healthy and wholesome vegan lunch which will leave you feeling nourished by delicious, fresh and flourishing plant-based food!
The morning sadhana (practice) will begin at 10:00am so please arrive around 9:50am to settle into savasana in the space. Meal time will be around 12:30pm and the day will end at 6:00pm.