Spring into Summer: Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Retreat
We are all part of nature, and as a result we are directly affected by the changes in the world around us. The elements that exist in nature exist within us as well, and so it is natural for us to experience imbalances with the change of weather, in particular during seasonal transitions. With the onset of spring, accumulated toxins start moving through the body and our immunity weakens, making us more susceptible to illness and imbalances. We cannot avoid the shift in seasons, but we can observe the shifts within us.
According to Ayurveda, we can support an improved state of balance throughout the year by making a conscious effort to live in harmony with the cycles of nature and by regularly adjusting our lifestyle and nutrition to accommodate the arrival of each new season. Join me and learn to use the power of food, movement, breath, nature and meditation to guide yourself towards a more conscious and creative way of life and living.
Gather in community to experience the combined healing power of yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation
Lisa will share the wisdom of balanced living according to Ayurveda, exploring simple ways to move closer to physical, mental and emotional health and healing. You will have the opportunity to deepen your yoga and meditation practice, immerse yourself in nature, and make space for silence, introspection and healing. Through a combination of yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, and plenty of time to explore nature, you will nourish yourself on every level of being so you can move forward into the summer feeling vibrant, healthy, and more balanced.
Move to release stagnant energy and connect to your natural rhythms.
Reconnect to your intuition and bring harmony back into your body and mind.
Attune to the elements and allow nature to rejuvenate and heal you.
During the retreat Lisa will provide guidance on;
- Living according to your unique body-mind constitution (dosha).
- Recognizing how imbalances manifest in your body and mind.
- How a nourishing daily routine can improve immunity and overall well-being.
- How to use Ayurvedic mudras and meditations to ground and support your energy.
- Which seasonal foods and cleansing practices support your natural detox system.
- How to nourish yourself with knowledge and self-care tools from Ayurvedic tradition.
- Specific asanas designed to release abundant energy and improve clarity and focus.
You will end the day feeling;
- Confident in how to use your unique strengths to detox, revitalize, and detox your body.
- A deeper sense of connection to Self and the natural rhythms in your body.
- Confident in incorporating simple Ayurvedic tools in your everyday life.
- More vibrant, grounded, and balanced - physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
- Awakened to the knowledge that you have the innate ability to promote self-healing.
- Nourished by nature and more connected to the elements within, and also the world around you.
- More confident in your yoga practice and how to adjust asana according to your personal needs.
- More knowledgeable about which seasonal foods and rituals help support the body.
- 10:00 - 10:30 Welcome and opening circle
- 10:30 - 11:00 Pranayama & So Hum meditation
- 11:00 - 12:00 Ayurveda workshop (Dosha assessments + Dinacharya)
- 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch + quiet contemplation time
- 1:00 - 2:00 Ayurveda workshop (seasonal eating + mindful eating meditation)
- 2:00 - 3:00 ‘Ignite the Fire Within’ Vinyasa flow (all levels)
- 3:00 - 3:30 Quiet contemplation time + journaling
- 3:30 - 4:00 Sharing and closing circle
This retreat is open to all who are ready to commit to feeling more balanced, connected, and joyful. There is no former knowledge or experience needed with Ayurveda, yoga or meditation.
*Each participant will receive a workbook, journaling materials, and an Ayurvedic gift bag!
*Register by May 23rd. Only cancellations made by May 20th will be entitled to a full refund.
AYURVEDA IS TO FREE THE MIND WHICH IS TRAPPED IN THE BODY.
YOGA IS TO FREE THE SOUL, WHICH IS TRAPPED IN THE BODY.”
- Babi Hari Dass