Workshops & Retreats
Retreating from our own busy lives is a deeply supportive act of remembering: remembering ourselves, our deepest longings and heartfelt intentions to live a meaningful life. It helps us
to stretch time and access liminal space. It helps us see, hear, and feel life differently.
Drawing inspiration and wisdom from the natural world, this day retreat offers Yin yoga, mindfulness and psycho-spiritual inquiry as a way to assist you in attuning to your external environment and your inner landscape. We will be exploring the themes of surrender and expansion, yin and yang, descent and ascent and how to hold the paradox of being human with grace and courage.
Coupled with writing, self-inquiry work, and luminous poetry, this retreat promises to stir your senses and help you connect to a rhythm that is naturally yours.
Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror
up to where you are bravely working.
Expecting the worst, you look, and instead,
here’s the joyful face you’ve been wanting to see.
Your hand opens and closes, and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
you would be paralyzed.
Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding,
the two as beautifully balanced
as birds' wings.
-Rumi, 13th Century Persian Poet
Namaskar Yoga, Parksville, BC
November 4. 2017
Register at: http://namaskaryoga.ca