A Special Vinyasa Flow Experience with Jacqui and Leigha — Saturday, April 1st, 5:00-7:00pm — A Fundraiser

 Hanuman: A Mythical Journey into Consciousness

A Special Vinyasa Flow Experience

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Co-Taught by The Yoga House Owners

Jacqui Nash and Leigha Butler

Saturday, April 1st

5:00-7:00pm

$25 – A fundraiser to benefit The Yoga House’s expansion project.

Location: BSP! The upstairs dance space at 323 Wall Street in Kingston

 

The mythical hero Hanuman took an epic leap across the continents in honor of service, dharma, and friendship. This year, Jacqui and Leigha prepare to take a leap of their own — into a more spacious abode of movement, meditation, and spiritual awakening for The Yoga House community. Join us for this special two-hour class that promises song, story, and myth in motion.

Journey through the jungle of Hanuman’s birth. Flow through phases of Hanuman’s development as an exemplary and celebrated yogi-to-emulate as we share poetry and passages from this beautiful fable. Learn the origin of many yoga asanas. Expect to listen, to flow, to sing, to meditate, and to share in conversation with the many uplifting yogis in your midst. Wear comfy yoga clothing and bring your vocal chords.

 


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Tulum Retreat – Yoga, Meditation, Flow & Song – with Leigha Butler & Corinna Rae – April 15-22

Be Love Retreat in Tulum Mexico

The mission behind this retreat – Be Love – is to nourish the spiritual warrior in each of us.

Join my wonderful guest teacher Corinna Rae and me for a beach yoga retreat in beautiful Tulum, Mexico at the all-inclusive bohemian-style resort Maya Tulum in April of 2017. This is a chance to explore the Mayan ruins and jungle landscape of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea, all while deepening your yoga practice, absorbing a gentle ocean breeze, and setting life-affirming daily intentions.

Tulum Yoga Retreat Leigha ButlerThe sea in Tulum is as bright an aquamarine color as you can imagine. The sunrise boasts pastels and contrasting colors that are tough to capture on camera, and the friendly community is off the grid but features comfortable amenities, fantastic food, and many healing services, from massage to clay baths to sweat lodges.

Tulum Mexico Yoga Retreat Leigha ButlerThe mission behind this retreat – Be Love – is to nourish the spiritual warrior in each of us. As yoga practitioners, we are already inclined to lead lives of compassionate action, and I aim to support you as you develop and awaken the super soul-dier within. When “Be Love” is your guiding mantra, the right choices seem to simply present themselves and life unfolds like a flower delicately, sensuously revealing its precious inner essence. Think of this week as a time to renew your commitment to letting love light the way.

ThrSunrise in Tulum Mexico Yoga meditation retreat leigha butlerough self-care practices, intelligently sequenced warming flows, (optional) sunrise meditations, restorative afternoon yoga, and powerful daily intentions, we will become the embodiment of love and the bricklayers of a cooperative human future.


SAMPLE SCHEDULE

6am – Sunrise Meditation

8am – Warming Yoga Flow

9am – Breakfast

Mid-morning – Free time for swimming and exploring Tulum

12pm – Lunch

Afternoon – Free time for swimming and exploring Tulum

4pm – Restorative or Yin Yoga & BE LOVE Dharma Talk

6pm – Dinner


PRICING

Pricing options hover around $2000. This price includes your accommodations, two yoga sessions per day, a meditation nearly every day, and three meals a day. Please note, airfare is not included in this price.

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THE CABANAS

For images of each cabana and a map of the resort, click here.

THE FOOD

The food at Maya Tulum Resort is healthy, clean and primarily vegetarian; but fish is available. Be sure to let the reservations desk know if you have specific dietary needs.

THE SCHEDULE

We are arriving to Tulum on Saturday, April 15th. The retreat orientation and first session will begin on Sunday, the 16th. Plan to depart on Saturday, the 22nd.

ADVENTURES

You’ll find much to do in your off-time in Tulum. The city features Mayan ruins, cenotes (underground water lagoons), wind surfing, nature preserves and more. The reservations desk can help you book these trips, which tend to be quite affordable.

THE YOGA

We are experienced, mindful teachers who will meet you where you are at in the practice. Morning classes will be open-level Vinyasa style, appropriate for most practitioners with some yoga experience. Experienced practitioners will be invited to deepen the practice according to the body’s needs. Afternoon classes will be cooling, gentle, yin, and restorative classes. You are welcome to take both classes or just one. The time in Tulum is YOURS!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Book before January 15th and get $100 off of the regular pricing.

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Reach out to Amanda, the very helpful woman doing reservations for us. She is easy to reach via email at reservations@mayatulum.com, or call Maya Tulum at 1-888-515-4580 x231.

TRANSPORTATION

Airport Code – “CUN” – Tulum is located about 75 miles south of the Cancun Airport. Last year it took us about an hour and twenty minutes to get to our resort.

Getting from Cancun to Tulum – Maya Tulum is very happy to arrange transportation for you from the airport to the resort. It’s a good idea to confirm this when you book or ask about alternatives. There is a public bus, for instance; but we believe the shuttle is worth the price.

In & Around Tulum – Most everything is accessible in Tulum by foot or by bicycle, including the Mayan Ruins. Maya Tulum Resort has bicycles for rent.

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Yin Yoga Intensive Training — Now Just One Weekend in May

Yin Yoga Intensive Weekend

With Bobbie Marchand

One Weekend, May 19-21

Friday, 7:00-9:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11:30-4:30pm

 

Come explore the depths of Yin Yoga and the philosophy behind teaching this practice with Bobbie Marchand of Prema Yoga in Brooklyn, NY. This course will meet the guidelines for a 30-hour Yin Certification for Continuing Education with the Yoga Alliance. The Yin training is open to both teachers who want to add this to their set of teaching skills and to those students who want to deepen their knowledge of the Yin practice.

In this training student will explore:

  • a deeper place of connection and understanding of your own practice (that’s where your teaching voice comes from)
  • Yin Yoga history & philosophy
  • Connective Tissue: the star of the show in this method and how is relates to the physical, mental/emotional and subtle bodies
  • how to set the ‘mood’ of the practice; evoking and maintaining the space of quiet, thoughtful attention
  • Support: the appropriate use of props, touch and language
For those interested in teaching, a separate, final teaching examination will be scheduled.
Outside practice and study time is strongly encouraged.

 

2017 Training Dates & Times:

Weekend 1–May 18-21
Friday, 7-9:30pm; Saturday 11:30-4:30pm, Sunday 11:30-4:30 pm

 

Required Text:

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga, Bernie Clark. 2012.

Tuition:

Tuition is $300 or $375 for graduates of The Yoga House’s 200-hour Yoga teacher Training programs. A non-refundable $100 deposit is due by May 5th, 2017, to secure a place in the intensive. The remaining balance is due the first night of the weekend (May 19, 2017). Payment plans available for additional fee. Tuition does not include the required text.

Yin Weekend Intensive




bobbie marchandBobbie Marchand, in pursuing her love of dance, moved from her native Toronto to NY in 2005. Though the transition of dancer to yoga teacher is a common one, it was an illness that tuned her in to the power of a daily, dedicated practice. Bobbie’s Vinyasa classes are creative, challenging and fun. Drawing on her dance background, the sequencing is expressive and fluid while encouraging alignment (and a healthy use of props!). Her yin/stretch/restorative classes are an invitation to pause, yield to the sense of support, turn inward and take the practice to a quiet, nourishing place away from the external stress of our busy lives. Endless gratitude to teachers Diana Lockett, Amanda Harding and Raghunath for their encouragement, support and loving guidance on this incredible journey.

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Ashtanga Yoga Workshop – Friday, Feb. 24th, 7-9pm

Ashtanga Yoga:

Self-Discovery Through Practice and Patience

With Jacqui Nash

Friday, February 24th, 7-9pm

$25

The principles of the traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga can bring a deeper sense of awareness and connection to your practice no matter what style of of yoga you practice. Join E-RYT and The Yoga House co-owner Jacqui Nash to learn about the systems of energies, breath and focus established in the Ashtanga lineage which help create a stronger practice, both physically and spiritually. We’ll dive into the incorporation of these elements to bring you into a fuller awareness of the self while practicing any style of yoga. We’ll also go over some sticking points in the Ashtanga practice in order to feel comfortable with where your body is in the asanas and to find your full potential every time you practice, whether it be Ashtanga or Vinyasa Yoga. All practitioners, new and experienced, welcome.

*3 Continuing Education credits earned for existing RYTs with the Yoga Alliance.


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Yin Yoga Workshop, Saturday, Mar. 11th 2:30-5pm

Exploring the Practice and Principles of Yin Yoga

with Bobbie Marchand

Saturday, Mar. 11th, 3:30-5:30pm

unnamedA quietly passive, though deeply challenging practice, yin yoga is designed to elongate the connective tissues of the body (ligaments, tendon and fascia) resulting in a greater sense of space within. For a therapeutic effect, poses are sustained for along period of time; practitioners are encouraged into the depth of the pose by the guidance and patient listening to their own breath.

 

This workshop will offer information about a full yin yoga practice; the principles behind Yin and Yang; the desired effect of a yin practice on our begin as a whole; connective tissue and it’s relevance to the practice of yin; how and when to incorporate yin principles into a traditional practice; and pranayama for a yin practice.

 

bobbie marchandBobbie Marchand, in pursuing her love of dance, moved from her native Toronto to NY in 2005. Though the transition of dancer to yoga teacher is a common one, it was an illness that tuned her in to the power of a daily, dedicated practice. Bobbie’s Vinyasa classes are creative, challenging and fun. Drawing on her dance background, the sequencing is expressive and fluid while encouraging alignment (and a healthy use of props!). Her yin/stretch/restorative classes are an invitation to pause, yield to the sense of support, turn inward and take the practice to a quiet, nourishing place away from the external stress of our busy lives. Endless gratitude to teachers Diana Lockett, Amanda Harding and Raghunath for their encouragement, support and loving guidance on this incredible journey.

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