“May each one of us build a temple of the body. May each one of us learn to worship at the shrine of our heart. May each one of us have great company along the way.”
– Christina Sell, from My Body Is a Temple, Yoga as a Path to Wholeness
For me personally, fall is the perfect time of year to offer or attend a Yoga retreat. It has a ‘new year’ feeling about it, perhaps due to the movement towards greater darkness and the plant world drying and changing colours. Our activities are shifting, slowing down, and we often find ourselves seeking greater insight from inner work and reflection.
As such, here is what you can expect on retreat with Lahari Yoga:
- Balanced times for sleep, eating, yoga, learning, exploring, meditation, and play.
- Reaffirming a commitment to yourself in all of these areas so that you can maintain these healthy daily rhythms upon your return home.
- Healthy, seasonally appropriate foods, lovingly catered by Milagro Retreats (sample Winter-Autumn menus http://milagroliving.com/winter-autumn-menus/)
- Beautiful accommodations to suit your needs (both shared and private still available at this time) in the Ecolodge at the Tofino Botanical Gardens (details http://www.tbgf.org/ecolodge/), full access to the gardens includes for the weekend. Our retreat group has reserved the entire Ecolodge and the spacious Yoga room is located on the second floor.
- Yoga practices designed to balance, ground, and stabilize your energy – allowing for plenty of opportunity to rest after each practice. Appropriate to the fall season, the meditation and Yoga practices are focused on letting go, moving inward, cultivating seasonal wisdom, and welcoming change. There will be options for stronger, more energetic and restorative physical (asana) practices. Yoga is offered twice daily (a.m. and p.m.).
Retreat is literally defined as “an act of moving back or withdrawing”. The balance of activity and rest offered at the Flow into Fall – Equinox Yoga Retreat in Tofino is an ideal complement the fall season. I would love to have you join us. To find out more, visit our events page http://lahariyoga.com/events-retreats/
“For the purposes for building a temple of the body, practice implies a way of life that aligns us with the Highest. It includes, but is not limited to: the things we eat and the things we do not eat; the way we talk to ourselves and the way we talk to others; the way we manage our minds as well as our behavior; the way we breathe; the way we conduct ourselves in relationships of all kinds; and the remembering of the reason behind our various choices.”
– Christina Sell