Come away upstate to lush pastures overlooking a gorgeous green valley. Unwind, relax, reinvigorate. Revel in four of Marisa’s energizing and creative vinyasa yoga classes with emphasis on alignment and ending with deeply restorative savasanas. Enjoy home-cooked goodness fresh from the organic garden and eggs courtesy of the Heathen Hill hens. Spend your time in between classes doing what brings you into balance. Take a swim, do a handstand or two off the dock, practice walking meditation in the labyrinth, admire the flower beds, play Bocci/badminton/horseshoes, or simply lounge under a shady tree with a good book. Explore the middle path if you wish to sip a glass of wine in the hot-tub, star-gaze and toast marshmallows on the campfire. Fall asleep in the quaint farmhouse or snug in your tent to the sound of crickets. Wake up refreshed and ready for more.
In Marisa’s class, you can expect emphasis on creative transitions to keep the practice interesting and innovative. She manages to geek out on alignment in just the right dose as not to disrupt the flow. After completing her 200-hour teacher training in 2006, she found Kula Yoga Project where she first learned to slow down and let herself be in really intense places while finding comfort in the sonorous sound of the collective ujjayi breath in the room. After a few years of practice with Schuyler Grant, she participated in her 75-hour intensive training. You’ll get a healthy serving of anatomical information and breath instruction needed to free you up so you can sweat and flow safely and delve into the deeper layers of your practice. She first studied anatomy with neuromuscular therapist Susan Hefner, later with Leslie Kaminoff. In 2010, she completed her 500-hour certification and certificate in Yoga for Backcare with preeminent alignment stickler Alison West. She tries to pass on to her students what yoga has given her: breath as a bridge between the body and mind, and the ability to imbue action with mindfulness and heart through moving meditation.
Your check for the full amount reserves your spot.
Transportation is separate. If you have a car and would be willing to car pool, please let me know. Car owners get hooked up with a $25 discount on the retreat and they don’t have to chip in for gas or tolls. In the event that not enough car owners sign up, car rental will be arranged.
Register with Marisa at firstname.lastname@example.org www.yogawithmarisa.com
Start Date: July 15, 2011
End Date: July 17, 2011