Title: Summer Sattva : A Vinyasa Yoga Retreat with Marisa Sako
Location: Heathen Hill
Description: 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.
Marisa teaches vinyasa yoga at Bend & Bloom right here in Park Slope, Shambhala Yoga & Dance in Prospect Heights, Kula Yoga Project, and Yoga Effects on the Eastside of Manhattan.
Her classes are slow-flowing but intense, creative but safe, challenging but never competitive. She completed her 200-hour training with Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi at Laughing Lotus. She went on to study with Neuromuscular Therapist Susan Hefner and yoga anatomy educator Leslie Kaminoff. Over the past few years, she has been practicing regularly with Schuyler Grant and the teachers of Kula Yoga Project, who have helped her learn how to bring alignment and bandha work into the vinyasa flow. This year she has begun practicing with Alison West, which greatly influences her teaching these days as well. Marisa tries to pass on to her students what yoga has given her: an understanding of how to use the breath as a bridge between the body and mind; how to imbue action with mindfulness and heart; and how to quiet the mind through moving meditation. Each day her students amaze, inspire, and humble her. For this, she is grateful.
Start Date: August 21, 2009
End Date: August 23, 2009
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