Connecting Meditation

One of the most profound impacts of going on retreat is connecting to others in a unique eco-system we call a tribe. This is also a favorite meditation. Here it is to enjoy! Hope to see you as part of our tribe soon. Peace in all ways!

Connecting Meditation

This exercise provides balance and connection upward and downward. Close your eyes and breathe deeply and regularly. Visualize clean white light pouring from above down into the top of your head, down through your body, and out your feet into the center of the earth. As the light flows through you, allow it to illuminate and cleanse every cell of your body. Imagine every cell bright and alive with light.

Visualize bright clear emerald light coming up from the earth, into your feet, up your legs, up your back, out the top of your head. Allow it to swirl through every cell, healing and nourishing and connecting you intimately to the very core of the earth of which you are a part.
Now allow both lights to flow through you, white from above and green from below, and combine them in a bright blend throughout your being.

Feel the connection to the earth and the heavens, feel the calm nourishment of the energy, feel that the universe is truly your home.

How To Inspire Adventure in Your Life

Explore a New Place in the World
Expand beyond ordinariness into experiencing
someplace extraordinary and inspiring.

Make a Full Commitment
Set your intention/sankalpa and stay with it. Practice
Sun Salutes everyday or set the date for a retreat.

Do Something that Scares You
Push your limits and get out of your comfort zone.

Taste Something New
Savor new flavors in wine, beer, and food;
either locally or in new part of the world.

Practice Relaxation

Make time to meditate, spend time near the water,
watch more sunsets, unplug from technology.

Learn a New Language
Set your mind up to try speaking another language. If you’re
going to Italy, then learn some Italian phrases, or try Spanish
if you’re going to Mexico or South America.

STILL TIME TO JOIN US ON RETREAT IN 2012 OR EARLY 2013:

October 14 – October 20, 2012 Big Island Hawaii Eco-Adventure Stress Relief Yoga Retreat

November 17 – November 20, 2012 Moab Utah Yoga & Mountain Biking Adventure

December 8-15, 2012 Prana Del Mar Yoga, Eco-Chic Beach & Mountains Rejuvenation Retreat

Jan 12-19, 2013 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Xinalani Eco-chic-spa Yoga Retreat

What Kind of Yoga Do We Practice On Retreat?

While on retreat we get an opportunity to try out all sorts of different yoga. Some of the key areas we include:

Partner Yoga Practice
This is where two people practice poses together. A key yogic philosophy is that we are all one, so through partner yoga we establish this connection and support for one another. You will get to experience this in a number of ways including; vinyasa flow sequences with a partner, partner balance poses, some acro-yoga where one partner supports the other and some guided thai massage techniques. Partner yoga is suitable for all levels.

Inversion Practice
Often times in regular 60 minute classes there isn’t much time to really delve deep into the family of inversion poses. It is more than just going upside down. There are a number of physical benefits but even beyond that the psychological benefit if simply experiencing life from a different perspective pays forward forever. We will safely explore inversions such as headstand, handstand, forearm balance and shoulderstand. There will be modifications for everyone and we will work at our own pace.

Meditation Practice
We will explore various styles of meditation together.
• Silent meditation
• Guided meditations seated and in savasana
• Active Movement Meditations: yoga poses linked with breath.
• Kriya yoga: repeated movement as form of japa meditation
• Teaching stories: Readings from various eclectic traditions related to meditation.
• Student interactions and sharing.
• Breath Control: Techniques designed to enhance our ability to be alert, sensitive and observant
• Journaling

Journaling Your Yoga
You will receive a personal journal. We will offer guided journaling exercises and encourage you to journal on your own as well. You will be guided through chakra/journaling exercises as well to help you see your own answers.

Manifestation Yoga Practice
You create your reality. A simple concept, yet one that is difficult to remember.
While holding a difficult pose, we often create a story in our mind. Through the power of meditation, we calm our minds and harness the power of our ~60,000 thoughts per day. From this peaceful place, we can more clearly see the inner messages that reveal themselves about life’s direction. Meditation leads the way to the strength of manifestation.

In Manifestation Creation, we take this one step further: “To hold an image in our mind increases the possibility that it will materialize.” Think about that. Say it aloud, write it down, repeat it. If you see something in your mind, you will manifest it. But if you don’t know how to harness the power of your mind into that image and stay with it, then you water down the opportunity to tap into your greatest potential.