The benefits of yoga are many, and they are well documented and promoted even outside of the yoga world. Yoga helps to relieve chronic stress, teaches us how to truly relax, and can support our physical and mental health. But how does yoga help us get stronger, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well?
This weekend yoga intensive will give you the knowledge and direct experience to learn how to expand your capacity—not only for making progress in your asana practice—but for having increased stamina for handling life’s ups and downs with greater ease and balance.
In this engaging and dynamic weekend yoga intensive, you will learn about and experience 4 focus points for developing and continuing a comprehensive yoga practice to steadily build deep and abiding physical, mental, and emotional strength. You will simultaneously increase your stamina and shed feelings of complacency so you can keep moving forward in your yoga practice and your life.
1. Create a foundation with diaphragmatic breath training
Learn how diaphragmatic breathing will infuse your practice with strength and vitality, and how you can sustain this breathing practice and build it over time.
2. Build the “container” and elevate your energy level
If you do not have strength and awareness of your own physical and energetic container, you will not be able to hold the energy gained through practice, and you may experience depletion. Discover how strength and awareness of the container transforms your practice and your experience of life.
3. Move the energy
Learn skillful and controlled movements of the body and breath to remove struggle, avoid injury, and connect to a deeper energetic flow. Use this newly discovered energetic awareness to safely challenge yourself and experience deep reserves of power and strength you were previously unaware of.
4. Learn to assess your state of mind for long term success
The practice of yoga is not complete without mental alignment. Learn to layer in techniques to enhance your asana practice and help you to effectively and accurately assess the state of your mind. This practice will you help you see yourself and your relationship to the world around you more clearly and enable you to become more present with what is happening now.
After this yoga retreat, you will have built a supportive foundation, nurtured an enlivened “container”, and accessed deeper reserves of strength and stamina. You will return home practicing in a way that will put you on a trajectory for balance, happiness, and success in all areas of your life.