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Spring Retreat-Clean out, Lighten Up, Let Go
April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 5 @ 5:00 pm$375
It’s Spring. Time to clean out, let go, lighten up, and make way for what’s to come. Easton Yoga’s gifted teachers and team of body workers will help you restore, rejuvenate, and grow yourself anew here at Copper House. We will meditate, move, bond with nature, and enjoy delicious, nourishing food. It’s your chance to begin again, re-evaluate and welcome the gifts of spring.
In traditional Chinese theory, spring highlights the wood element–trees, plants, people. It’s time to strengthen roots and trunks, limbs and joints and to sharpen mental clarity for the discernment and decision-making which will come.
In that spirit we begin outside around the fire pit and warm our bellies with with turmeric golden tea on Saturday morning, followed by yoga on the deck. After our movement practice we’ll nourish ourselves with a seasonal breakfast, hot out of the wood-burning stove. Bellies satisfied, we’ll be led into the forest by horticultural therapist, Trey Wilson, where we will be awakened and rejuvenated by nature’s sights, sounds, and scents. After returning from the forest walk, Alissa will lead us in a mental cleanse workshop.
With the oven fired up and an array of bright fresh ingredients, Pam will demo how to make, stretch, top and bake the perfect pizza. Then everyone will have a chance to create their own pizzas featuring spring ingredients. After a day of rich experiences and satisfying food, we’ll head out with some digestive tea for an evening of rest, ready to take in all that tomorrow brings.
We’ll gather this second morning to sip on Pam’s special Golden Tea and move onto our mats where Alicia will lead us through a practice geared to open the body to the day’s potential.
After meditation, Alicia leads a discussion on eating mindfully and how to easily adjust our diets to spring’s cleansing theme. Carey Frick will join us and offer a hands-on practice of hara (naval center) care. She will teach us self massage techniques that will relieve physical and mental stress, allowing our intuition and strength to flourish.
Using her How to Cook Without a Book style of cooking, Pam will teach us how to think intuitively in the kitchen, demonstrating several formulas and techniques which will help us nourish ourselves and those we love quickly, simply, satisfyingly.
Getting our hands in the dirt enhances health and provides feelings of well-being. In that spirit of connecting with the earth, we’ll end our retreat by making mini kokedamas, the simple variation of Japanese bonsai.
For those who need overnight accommodations, please be in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Alicia’s practice, both personal and professional, reflects a joyous curiosity and nurturing progression in her quest to live healthfully and fully. She has explored Ashtanga, restorative, yin and prenatal yoga, creative yinyasa flow, hatha, bhakti, breath-work, Ayurveda, holistic nutrition and more. With over twenty years as a teacher, teacher training instructor, Ayurvedic wellness practitioner, studio owner and creative director, Alicia feels most alive when sharing her life’s work with kindred spirits in the practice and further exploration of wellness.
With 20 years in the natural heath field, Carey’s passions for wholistic health led her five years ago to become a licensed massage therapist. She enjoys blending her love of herbalism, naturopathy, self-care, movement and massage together through one-on-one work and workshops. Carey uses her knowledge to introduce participants to what is considered in many wellness practices to be the center of your being, the hara. Carey teaches hands-on techniques/self massage of our own power center that release both physical and mental stress and allow personal intuition and strength to flourish.
Combining western psychology and eastern philosophy to help clients develop a greater sense of well-being and a healthier relationship with their minds and emotions, Alissa strives to support her clients on their own personal journey. As a strong believer in the power of our minds, Alissa knows that without self-awareness it is much more challenging to notice the thoughts and attitudes that keep us stuck in that state of burnout – struggling with insecurities, anxiety, and overwhelming stress. Alissa offers journaling, self-practice and guided mediation to initiate a mental cleanse, lightening the mind and clearing the way toward an abundant spring!