Deep Healing Yoga Retreat

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This Deep Healing Yoga Retreat is a deeply nourishing weekend retreat at Liberty Advance, a beautiful high desert retreat center one hour East of San Diego. Enjoy time in nature, deepen your yoga and meditation practice and learn techniques for creating a healthier and happier life.

May 19-21, 2017

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What is Yoga Nidra and why is it so important?

If you’ve ever taken a Yoga class, you are probably familiar with Savasana. This is usually the final pose of the practice and, though it may not seem like it, also the most important. But why?

Savasana is important because you are giving your body the opportunity to completely relax and to integrate the practice, the physical postures, that you have just done. For many of us this alone is enough reason to practice Yoga. More than gaining flexibility and strength, most of us just need to relax for a few minutes each day.

And yet, for many Savasana is not enjoyable or relaxing at all. Why? Because as soon as we allow our body to

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Meditation Challenge

On day 5 of my meditation challenge.

Thanks to Equanimity, an app on my phone,  I’m able to easily track my sitting time. So far, I’ve spent almost 8 hours sitting in silent meditation in the past 4 days. It’s been frustrating, distracting, painful, and challenging as well as rejuvenating, calming, and insightful. It’s amazing how easy it is and, yet, it’s one of the most challenging things for me to do.

Fortunately, our landlord agreed to transform one of our rooms into a practice space with an amazing oak floor! A perfect place to meditate..

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Searching for Silence..

It’s a beautiful day in San Diego! I’m watching the city disappear, the landscape appearing to rush by me as myself and the train rush by it.

I’m headed to a retreat center just North of Joshua Tree where I will fully immerse myself in meditation for 10 days. I will be eating simple vegetarian meals, rising long before the sun to sit in stillness and experience myself, my thoughts, my mind and body, moving slowly through my day with others yet not speaking with others, and I will be far from any form of communication with the world in which I know.

I have no idea what to expect. I’ve never allowed myself the luxury of silence for such a great period of time. I’ve never sat in meditation without the everyday distractions, the patterns and habits which are so ingrained in me.

I am grateful for this opportunity to explore myself and to listen to my own wisdom. I know it’s there.

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