Yoga Retreats

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Yoga Therapy for Stress- Reduction 

Sivananda Bahamas

November 14-18, 2013

Learn how to relieve tension, stress, and stagnant energy and work through injuries, chronic pain, and restlessness by working with acupressure points and massaging main energy lines (meridians, sen lines, or prana nadis). Moving through specifically selected yogic postures, incorporating breathing exercises, and following ayurvedic and Thai Yoga massage principles, you will practice freeing the flow of the precious life force and feel vital and serene.

 

Restorative Yoga and Healing Therapies

Sivananda Bahamas

November 19-23, 2013

Learn how to restore yourself regularly to take on another day with less pain, a more positive outlook, strength, and vigor. Explore restorative prop use, self-healing techniques, releasing acupressure points, breathing exercises, meditation, and visualization. This program is perfect for those needing to know how to relieve stress and tension as well as for those working through injuries, chronic pain, and restlessness.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (30hrs)

Sivananda Bahamas

November 26-30, 2013

Learn a full series of restorative postures (25), with proper prop placement, visual cues, verbal cues, guided breathing and meditations. Through direct experience, practice teaching, and feedback, you leave with the ability to confidently teach a primary series of restorative poses to your students as well as incorporate them into your own practice.

The Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is an experiential and fundamentals course designed to provide teachers with a foundation for teaching a safe and effective restorative practice. Students will learn how to meet each student where they are, no matter the age or ability, and teach safe effective postures to heal the body and relax the mind.

Healing Yoga Workshop

December 9-12, 2013

Use yoga therapy to help you let go of  tension on a deeper level and work through discomfort and pain. In this healing and restoring workshop you will be moving slowly through specially selected yogic postures, incorporating breathing exercises and learning energy releasing exercises. Learn how to relieve tension, stress and stagnant energy in to free the flow of the precious life force. Perfect for those wishing to learn ways to relieve their own stress and tension or work through injuries, chronic pain and restlessness.

Yoga & Self-Thai Yoga Massage

December 16-19, 2013

Self Thai Yoga Massage therapy is based on the principles of the ancient practices of Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage. This workshop fuses a spectrum of techniques: acupressure work, therapeutic yoga, breath work & energy line massage. Learn how to find acupressure points and how to release blockages in the energy flow. Relax deeper than ever before and learn to channel the life force into congested areas of the body. Discover ways to create better mobility in the joints and increase overall flexibility bringing your yoga practice to a whole new level. You will learn how to soothe tired feet, ease a headache, release tension from the face, chest, abdomen, hips, shoulders, back, neck, arms and hands.

This workshop will help you feel brand new and move you beyond your previous limitations in your yoga practice and in your overall well-being.

Office Yoga/ Chair Yoga

December 23-24, 2103

If you work at a desk all day, this form of yoga can be a great pick-me-up and tension reliever. When you get caught up in an assignment — especially when working at a computer (and who doesn’t these days?) — your body just locks into one position and muscles get tense. Your breath gets shallow, your circulation weakens and your concentration does too. In these states of mind you ignore signs of hunger and then later you end up grabbing the easiest, but not necessarily most nutritious, snack (which you may feel guilty about later causing you more stress). You usually feel the results of this stress at the end of the day and may have trouble sleeping which carries into the next day.

Did you know you can perform most yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation techniques from a chair? Chair Yoga is for everyone. No matter what age you are or what condition you are in, you can experience the health benefits of yoga. Even if you are the laziest person in the world you’ll love Chair Yoga. Plus after learning the basics you can just taking a few minutes out of your work day to perform just one or two Chair Yoga postures to reduce tension in the shoulders and back or even tension headaches. You will feel relaxed, revived and rejuvenated. This adapted style of yoga is ideal for office settings.

 

Teen Yoga Holiday program

Sivananda Bahamas

December 27 – January 3, 2014

Teens, ages 11-17 will get to explore the ancient practice of yoga while making friends. They will be challenged physically and mentally in this week-long intensive program. Teens will learn the foundations of yoga including postures, breathing, meditation, hygiene practices and the history and philosophy for a well-rounded introduction to a beneficial life long yoga practice.

The physical practice of yoga (Asanas) helps to develop balance, strength, flexibility, discipline, mental focus and concentration. Included is information on anatomy, physiology and the energy system. Deep breathing exercises (Pranayama) promote internal cleansing, the release of toxins, negative/restless energy and helps to build the vital force. Meditation promotes self-awareness, the clearing of unnecessary or harmful thoughts, develops the ability to look within, think for oneself, trust oneself and increases mental powers. Karma Yoga develops a sense of service in the community and teaches cooperation and valuable life skills that can be taken out into the world.

A regular practice of yoga develops a feeling of peace and self-confidence, helps to maintain hormonal balance, keeps the mind and body healthy and the spirit vibrant thus planting positive seeds for tomorrow.

It is required that an adult accompany the youth as a guest while at the retreat. Teen students will spend 4 hours a day learning and practicing yoga, 1 hour a day of karma yoga, plus attend evening Satsangs daily and live fully immersed in the teachings yoga.

Therapeutic Yoga Workshop

December 29-31, 2013

Bring in the New Year with this series of therapeutic workshops, we will learn and practice safe and specific therapeutic yoga postures for spinal health, hip and shoulder mobility. We’ll explore safe and effective modified yoga poses that yield optimal therapeutic results by combining therapeutic sequences and strategic prop placement to meet individual needs. Even a small misalignment caused by muscular tension can cause great discomfort. Experience relief from pain and increase in energy flow. Acquire tools such as prop placement, specific postures and breathing exercises that can be used preventetively and therapeutically for conditions such as acute and chronic back pain, scoliosis, Kyphosis, Lordosis, and degenerative disc disease. Improve your spinal and joint flexibility and strengthen up for a healthy life.

Required props:

  1. pillow
  2. blankets or large towels

 

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