Ready to unplug, unwind, and tap into your creativity for a weekend? Join Mandala Moon Yoga founder Dena Beratta for our second annual retreat. Enjoy a spiritually rich and restorative weekend of yoga and meditation, delicious and nourishing vegetarian food, and the therapeutic use of mandalas. If you came last year, you’ll enjoy some of the great content you remember, but you can look forward to some wonderful new additions as well!
A mandala is a design that radiates from a central and unifying center, a sacred circle. Yoga is a practice designed to help us connect with our own core and become established in our essential nature. Connecting the two is a natural fit.
A mandala is a tool for healing, a meditation practice, a work of art. It is a symbol of wholeness. We’ll be exploring mandalas through color and symbols to get a clearer picture of what is going on in our own psyches; creating several versions of mandalas, and using our mandalas as a meditation tool.
We’ll spend time practicing japa, a form of meditation using mala beads as a counting tool to recite or chant mantra, usually 108 times. And new this year, we’ll be making our own gemstone malas! The mala you create will be yours to keep.
It wouldn’t be a Mandala Moon event without some moon salutations. Much of our yoga practice, like our lives, is spent in doing, accomplishing, striving. Sun sSalutations, a sequence of yoga postures common in many yoga classes, are strong and heating. This is in line with cultural pressures and, in terms of yogic philosophy, our more solar and masculine energies. Our moon, or feminine, side connects us with our cooling, calming, and nurturing nature. And who in this culture doesn’t need a bit more of that energy in their life?
This retreat provides 10 contact hours toward your Continuing Education Units (CEU). Dena Beratta is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).
Retreat Tuition is payable directly to Mandala Moon Yoga. Tuition cost is $229. Register early to save!! For those registered by September 30, tuition is only $179!
Space is limited! Program is limited to the first 20 registrants.