Meghan Maris and Anne Witmer are coming together again to host the Darkness, Stillness & Rest Yoga Retreat at Breitenbush Hotsprings. This retreat will be 3 days of embracing the season of darkness and resting into the stiller practices of yoga. Our morning practice before breakfast will consist of meditation and pranayama. We will continue in the late morning with a slower and more meditative hatha yoga practice before lunch. The late afternoon practice will be a yin yoga focus. The days will also include yoga nidra, guided meditation with journaling and warm oil self massage. There will also be plenty of breaks throughout the day to enjoy soaking, hiking, resting, reading and simply relaxing with good company.
Anne and Meghan will be focusing their teaching around the practice of pratyahara. Pratyahara is often translated as, “sensory withdrawl,” or, “control of the senses.” In fact, these two definitions are practices within the larger umbrella of the term. Pratyahara can also be approached as a way to create a hositic relationship with our senses. Our senses are bombarded on a daily basis, causing tremendous disturbance in our minds and nervous system.
Since we are raised in a culture of sensory indulgence, we often don’t even realise how overworked and undisciplined our senses are. By unplugging from our devices, being quiet in nature and in our bodies, we will have the opportunity to witness our normal sensory overload and find new tools to apply to our daily lives so we can live more presently and honestly.
This retreat is for anyone needing to restore their system and for those who simply wish to enjoy the beauty of nature, inspiring community and the quieter practices of yoga including pranayama, meditation, yin and meditative hatha yoga. This retreat is also ideal for those seeking the time and space to dive deeper into their practice of yoga and meditation.
To learn more about Breitenbush Hot springs visit https://breitenbush.com/
Retreat will be held December 15th - 18th, 2019 (Sunday 3pm arrival - Wednesday departure after lunch)
Early Bird Pricing, registration by October 31st: $499
Registration after November 1st: $599
Breintenbush room and board included in cost