WEEKEND BEACH RETREAT
- WEEKEND YOGA RETREAT with Ellen Shapiro
You are invited to a weekend yoga retreat at St. George Island over
the weekend of May 4th-6th, 2007. This will be a time to renew our
spirits and deepen our yoga practice. The theme of our time together
will be self-discovery--connecting with our essence-- through the
transformative practices of yoga. Through this experiential retreat,
you will learn practices to: use yoga asanas and breathwork to
strengthen the mind and body, develop mindfulness, release negative
self-talk, contain and transform emotions, activate energy and
vitality, and open the heart and mind. As we practice, we naturally
access inner stillness and the truth of who we really are. Come drink
from the deep well of healing beach energy with other like-minded seekers!
The retreat will start on Friday evening, May 4th, and end late Sunday
morning. For those who wish to come earlier, the house will be
available starting late Thursday afternoon.
During our time together, we will spend a lot of time on the yoga mat,
and review basic yoga principles of alignment and movement. There
will also be guided meditation, visualization, and breathwork
sessions. We will work mostly with our own energies, with some time
also for moving in pairs (always optional).
There will also be early morning yoga classes (on the beach if we all
decide that) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, for those who wish to
join in. (You may choose to sleep in!) There will be time to be
alone, to hang out at the beach, and to play.
Please bring your own food for breakfast and lunch and a dish to share
for a potluck feast on Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday night we
will share optional music and dancing. Bring any instruments you care
to and any favorite music.
By setting an intention to love and support one another, an atmosphere
of safety and openness can blossom, allowing each to go deep into
their own process. Individuals and couples of all sexes, genders, and
orientations welcome! I hope you can join us!
About the instructor: Ellen Shapiro, Ph.D., is a Clinical
Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT), Certified Kripalu
Yoga Teacher, and graduate of Loretta Armer's Namaste Yoga teacher
training. She has been practicing yoga since 1990 and teaching yoga
classes in our community and beyond for seven years. She has long
been interested in positive health and wellness, and in the
integration of mind/body/spirit/sexuality though psychotherapy, yoga,
bodywork, and energy transformation. She is delighted to be offering
The house we will be in has bedding for 16 people. Individuals will
be sharing king and queen beds, or choose to sleep on mats on the
floor. The cost is $250 for those arriving Friday, and $300 for those
arriving Thursday evening. This covers the lodging and instruction.
Space is very limited so please register early. Email or call Ellen
with any questions, ellsha@..., 222-0003. No prior yoga
To Register: VERY IMPORTANT: Please email me immediately if you
intend to come, and then in order to secure your place, send a check
ASAP to Ellen Shapiro. You may send in a deposit of $125 if you
choose, with the remainder due March 16th.
Please fill out the information below and send or email it to me. Thanks.
Ellen Shapiro, 922 East Lafayette St, Suite 1,
Tallahassee, FL 32301.
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