June 15 & 16, Saturday/Sunday
$100./weekend (by 6/8; $125. after)
Saturday: 2-5 pm: Dharana: Concentration ~
Focus on Balancing & Inverted Poses
Saturday Mindfulness Meditation: 7:30 pm
Sunday: 9 am-12 pm: Dhyana: Flow ~
Focus on Backbends & their Counterposes
Sunday Waterfalls Hike (optional) ~ 1-4 pm
Dharana & Dhyana are the 6th & 7th limbs of Yoga’s Eight Fold Path to uncover one’s true nature. These 2 limbs are key to integrating the benefits of yoga’s physical practices. They invite us to deepen our practice through an intentional inward focus and quieting of the nervous system. From dhar literally meaning “to support” and na means “the eternal cosmic vibration”. Dharana describes harnessing and cultivating a contemplative mind.
Dhyana or meditation, is an expression of absorption and a fluid awareness stream funneled naturally through Dharana. Much of the joy and peace of yoga can be found here…
Held by the meeting of mountain & water, this immersion will explore embodied presence within our yoga practice, applying an open investigation to that which is solid and that which is fluid. Unifying movement and stillness, Amy offers a spacious, contemplative pace threading together a well-rounded sequence that will include pranayama and meditation.
Amy Cooper, E-RYT 500: teaching yoga since 1981 and a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, Amy is founding director of the Shasta Yoga Institute where she teaches and leads Yoga Teacher Training programs. Amy’s teaching embraces a wonder for the human body, mind, heart continuum. Incorporating embodied anatomy in movement and full presence in meditation, her journey of Self inquiry invites students to explore their unique yogic path and awakened body/mind/heart intelligence.
*This is a non-residential retreat, however, within walking distance are restaurants, natural & grocery food stores, vacation rentals, hotels & bed & breakfasts.
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CALL: 530 859~5433
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Shasta Yoga Institute
315 S. Mt Shasta Blvd.
Mt Shasta, CA. 96067
Shasta Yoga Institute Retreats Disclaimer: We provide a nurturing and safe environment and all care and responsibility is taken throughout the retreat to each participant but, participants are asked to take personal responsibility for their own self-care and (in the unlikely case) for any injuries incurred during retreat. Modifications are given to students with specific needs. When provided, medical history forms are to be completed before retreat and if you are unsure of your ability due to previous injuries please see your healthcare practitioner beforehand.