Living Your Yoga: Taking Your Yoga off of the Mat

Sunday, September 11 – Friday, September 16, 2022

Are you curious about the deep benefits of yoga beyond the physical?

Have you been wondering about the history and philosophy and yoga?

Would you like to learn more about the Subtle Energies of yoga such as Chakras and Nadis?

Then consider joining RYT-500 and teacher of teachers, Jenny Jackson, for this 5-night immersion retreat which will help you take a deep dive into all of the 8-Limbs of yoga. This retreat is a beautiful opportunity to immerse yourself in the yoga lifestyle and learnings to enrich your own practice, whether you are brand new to yoga, or have plenty of experience. This retreat is open to all.

This 5-night getaway offers the experience of stepping away from the demands of daily routine to be curious and introspective as you deepen your knowledge & understanding of yoga and self through wisdom, compassion & community.

Yoga is much more than a physical exercise practice. Traditionally it is a philosophy for life.  The focus of this retreat is to explore the classical roots of Yoga by delving more deeply into what is known as “the 8 Limbs of Yoga” (Yamas/External Disciplines, Niyamas/Internal Disciplines, Asana/Posture, Pranayama/Breath Control, Pratyahara/ Withdrawal of Senses, Dharana/ Concentration, Dhyana/ Meditation, Samadhi/Union) through the lens of a contemporary Western lifestyle.

You will leave this immersion with a richer awareness of what ‘living your yoga’ looks like and feels like to you as a unique individual, and with tools to practically apply to everyday living. In addition to theoretical learnings, we will discover insights within the practice of the asanas/poses. This form of self-study supports a more intimate awareness of your own physical body in postural expression, increasing your autonomous ability to support your individual needs & limitations on and off of the mat.

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary.  All bodies are welcome – no level of physical fitness is required.  You will do what serves your body, your mind, your soul.  Everything offered is optional:)

 

Sunday

3-5 pm      Arrive and settle in to your cabin

5:00           Meet and greet in the studio 

5:30           Dinner

7:00           Evening restorative practice – rest deeply and let yourself arrive

 

Mon – Thurs

7:30 am     Yoga & Meditation class – or sleep in if that’s what you need

(various styles will be offered throughout week including Flow, Hatha, Yin)

9:00                  Breakfast

10:00-11:15      Exploring the 8 limbs of Yoga

11:30-12:30      Mindful Movement (walk, gentle strength, Pilates)

12:30 pm          Lunch – some days this will be in silence

1:30 -2:30         Group Activity (meditation, guided art, mala making)

3:30-5:30          Free Time

 

5:30                  Dinner

7:00                  Evening activity – will vary daily and may include: a crystal singing bowl   

                         sound bath, restorative yoga, Chakra balancing guided relaxation, a bonfire

 

Friday

7:30 am         Yoga & Meditation class 
9:00                Breakfast

10:00             pack up your cabin and load up your car

11:00             Closing Circle – Taking the practice home

12:30 pm        Lunch 

Depart at your leisure or linger and enjoy the property.

 

The group will be limited to 15 people in order to deepen the intimacy of the group discussions.

Meet Your Teacher

Jenny Jackson has been immersed in Movement Education for more than 20 years. Jenny is a seeker of inner well-being, and she consciously aligns herself living with an open mind, an open heart and embodies joy & vitality which is reflected in her welcoming & inclusive style of instruction. She teaches with a strong anatomical influence while still deeply honouring the classical roots of yoga. Jenny believes that feeling vital and in harmony with others & within our own selves is the primary goal (in life and in our bodies), and practice should reflect this.

Expect well-planned, responsible, creative & intuitive instruction within Jenny’s classes and retreats. Trust that your needs will be supported and a sense of inclusion & community will always be a focus. Jenny takes her offerings (but not herself) very seriously, so you can relax and be yourself as she leads with humour and vulnerability.

Jenny is a certified and experienced schoolteacher, yoga teacher, personal trainer, group fitness coach, and Health & Wellness coach. Jenny finds her own sense of centering while mountain biking in the forest and enjoying her stand-up paddleboard. She is the founder of Body Balanced Wellness, which offers registered Yoga Teacher Training Programs, both online & in person.

Registration Details

Date:
Sunday, September 11, 2022 @ 2:25 pm – Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
2022-09-11T14:25:00-04:00
2022-09-16T13:00:00-04:00
Cost:

$1475 + HST semi-private accommodation, all meals, classes – 2 people share a cabin

$1995 + HST  private accommodation, all meals, classes – private cabin all to yourself

Are you curious about the deep benefits of yoga beyond the physical?

Have you been wondering about the history and philosophy and yoga?

Would you like to learn more about the Subtle Energies of yoga such as Chakras and Nadis?

Then consider joining RYT-500 and teacher of teachers, Jenny Jackson, for this 5-night immersion retreat which will help you take a deep dive into all of the 8-Limbs of yoga. This retreat is a beautiful opportunity to immerse yourself in the yoga lifestyle and learnings to enrich your own practice, whether you are brand new to yoga, or have plenty of experience. This retreat is open to all.

This 5-night getaway offers the experience of stepping away from the demands of daily routine to be curious and introspective as you deepen your knowledge & understanding of yoga and self through wisdom, compassion & community.

Yoga is much more than a physical exercise practice. Traditionally it is a philosophy for life.  The focus of this retreat is to explore the classical roots of Yoga by delving more deeply into what is known as “the 8 Limbs of Yoga” (Yamas/External Disciplines, Niyamas/Internal Disciplines, Asana/Posture, Pranayama/Breath Control, Pratyahara/ Withdrawal of Senses, Dharana/ Concentration, Dhyana/ Meditation, Samadhi/Union) through the lens of a contemporary Western lifestyle.

You will leave this immersion with a richer awareness of what ‘living your yoga’ looks like and feels like to you as a unique individual, and with tools to practically apply to everyday living. In addition to theoretical learnings, we will discover insights within the practice of the asanas/poses. This form of self-study supports a more intimate awareness of your own physical body in postural expression, increasing your autonomous ability to support your individual needs & limitations on and off of the mat.

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary.  All bodies are welcome – no level of physical fitness is required.  You will do what serves your body, your mind, your soul.  Everything offered is optional:)

 

Sunday

3-5 pm      Arrive and settle in to your cabin

5:00           Meet and greet in the studio 

5:30           Dinner

7:00           Evening restorative practice – rest deeply and let yourself arrive

 

Mon – Thurs

7:30 am     Yoga & Meditation class – or sleep in if that’s what you need

(various styles will be offered throughout week including Flow, Hatha, Yin)

9:00                  Breakfast

10:00-11:15      Exploring the 8 limbs of Yoga

11:30-12:30      Mindful Movement (walk, gentle strength, Pilates)

12:30 pm          Lunch – some days this will be in silence

1:30 -2:30         Group Activity (meditation, guided art, mala making)

3:30-5:30          Free Time

 

5:30                  Dinner

7:00                  Evening activity – will vary daily and may include: a crystal singing bowl   

                         sound bath, restorative yoga, Chakra balancing guided relaxation, a bonfire

 

Friday

7:30 am         Yoga & Meditation class 
9:00                Breakfast

10:00             pack up your cabin and load up your car

11:00             Closing Circle – Taking the practice home

12:30 pm        Lunch 

Depart at your leisure or linger and enjoy the property.

 

The group will be limited to 15 people in order to deepen the intimacy of the group discussions.