Namaste yogis and yoginis!
Namaste yogis and yoginis!
Happy summer, yogis and yoginis!
First, let me tell you how humbled and heartened I am by the many positive responses I’ve received regarding my November Deepen Your Practice yoga retreat. What an amazingly beautiful yoga community we have, and what a great opportunity it will be to deepen your ties to your community and your own practice for a week in India! I know it isn’t possible for everyone to make the trip, but you will all be there in spirit.
For those who have been considering the trip, or who have asked, here is some clarification on the pricing. (And if you have had trouble accessing the Ashok Tree website, they have had technical difficulties recently, so try it again – or you can email or contact me through the form below regarding booking or any questions. Sorry for any inconvenience!)
Early bird pricing, which lasts until the end of July, is as follows:
Such great deals, don’t miss out!
Answers to a few other FAQs:
Q: What airport should I fly into?
A: Ground transport from Chennai (airport code MAA) is included in the retreat package. Bangalore (BLR) is also nearby, and transport can be arranged for a nominal fee.
Q: Do I need a visa for India?
A: Yes, you do, and it’s quite simple. You can get a 30-day e-visa online just a few days before you travel. You present the print-out for your approved visa upon arrival at the airport in India. (There is even a special queue for these visas at immigration, which is generally much shorter than the regular one!)
Any other questions or concerns about travel to India? Give me a shout.
No more excuses now, I’ll see you on the mat in India!
Namaste! I’m so pleased to be able to announce the dates for my upcoming retreat in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, South India: November 12-18, 2017.
Imagine awakening to the sun rising over holy Mount Arunachala, followed by a nice invigorating morning yoga practice, and then a delicious healthy breakfast. And that’s just the start. Local treks and tours and/or ayurvedic treatments at the on-site clinic fill the day. More yoga and meditation practices, more scrumptious food, and social activities round out the evenings; and a beautiful, remote, and peaceful location in nature make this the ideal retreat environment. 7 days to rest, rejuvenate, and return to your practice. 6 nights to return to your self. 0 regrets. Infinite benefits.
Booking details soon to follow. Contact me with any questions or for further information.
Om shanti shanti shanti
Wow, where has this year gone?! It seems like just a few minutes ago I was trying to convince all of you Mainers to take time out of your sporty summer days soaking in the coastal sun to remember your yoga practice. Now it’s frigid, approaching winter solstice, and the yoga mat is calling in a different way. “Please, help me stretch out this cold, creaking skeleton,” your body whines. Or maybe it says “YAY! Give me more yoga! I hope we do plenty of those leg balances!”
In any case, winter’s here, the holiday season is in full swing, and, if your mind’s like mine, it’s constantly listing all of the things that need to get done before the holidays or the end of the year. Best antidote to all of the madness – and the cold and dark weather? Yoga and meditation, of course.
Through yoga you can find the inner calm, the inner light that will literally make you feel warmer and sunnier in the darkest month of the year. It’s a great practice; try it. Dynamic movement and steady breathing is also a powerful way to stay grounded and centered through all of the busyness of the holidays. Give yourself the gift of that hour or so of being present on the mat; it’s one thing that you never regret!
Then I get to be a student again: In January I fly south to India for warm sun and yoga sadhana. Exhale…. Beyond that, I’m planning my teaching schedule for 2017, which will include yoga retreats at the ashram where I’ll be in South India, and in Stowe, Vermont. Watch this space for more info regarding dates for these.
Looking back, it’s been a great year of teaching for me, and I feel so much gratitude for all of my lovely students from whom I’ve learned so much. Wherever you are, I wish you the best on your yoga journey and hope that it carries you through many more seasons.
Sending warm wishes and blessings for this holiday season and the new year.
Weekly Schedule – December 2016
Tuesday, 5:30p – Vinyasa Flow @ The Dancing Elephant, Rockland
Wednesday, 9a – Vinyasa Flow @ The Dancing Elephant, Rockland
Wednesday, 6:30p – Yoga+Meditation @ Thomaston Yoga Studio, Thomaston
Friday, 9a – Prana Kriya Yoga @ The Dancing Elephant, Rockland
Friday, 4p – Hatha Yoga @ The Samoset, Rockport
Saturday, 8:30a – Gentle Yoga @ Thomaston Yoga Studio, Thomaston
Saturday, 10:30a – All Levels Yoga @ The Dancing Elephant, Rockland [December 17 only!]
Sunday, 10:15a – Hatha Yoga @ The Samoset, Rockport