The Transformative Nurse Coach Certificate Program

By AOLRC
May 17, 2018

 

Overview

The Transformative Nurse Coach Certificate Program is a world-class learning experience that provides nurses with all training necessary to become a Board Certified Nurse Coach. This in-person intensive is the culmination of a six-month online journey, inviting each learner to fully embody their learning.

After this in-person intensive, you will have a deeper understanding of what it means to truly live and work as a Transformative Nurse Coach, and how to move forward with your practice in an intentional and dynamic fashion.

Pulling from evidence-informed practices in positive psychology, lifestyle medicine, plant-based nutrition, mindfulness, and human change theory, Transformative Nurse Coaching invites you to elevate your nursing practice and step into your power as a healer and agent of change.

 
  • 6 months of online learning, support, and supervision.
  • 3 Day In-Person Intensive at Art of Living Retreat Center near Boone, NC (April 29-May 2, 2019).60 hours supervised coaching, completed at your own pace.
  • 60 hours of learning and practicing coaching methodologies, both scheduled and at your own pace.
  • A total of 120 CNEs.
  • State-of-the-art remote learning, with exclusive access to all online modules, course work, and group video-conferences.
  • Food and lodging at In-Person Intensive.
 

About the teachers

Peter Giza and Heather Lapides are registered nurses and board certified Nurse Coaches. As co-founders of The Nurse Coach Collective, we are fully committed to providing the most accessible and extraordinary training to empower nurses to become world-class Nurse Coaches.

 

Schedule

April 29 – Arrival Day

3:00 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 7 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Program Session

April 30 – Daily Schedule
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Optional:Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm– Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm– Program Session
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner

May 1 – Daily Schedule
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Optional:Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm– Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm– Program Session
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 9:00pm – Program Session

May 2 – Departure Day

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am -11:00 am– Program Session
11:00 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!


Radiant Child Yoga Training

By AOLRC
May 16, 2018

Sharing Yoga and Mindfulness With Children

 

Radiant Child® Yoga (RCY) is an innovative 30-hour training program designed for anyone interested in teaching children yoga and mindfulness. One of the first child yoga training programs worldwide, RCY provides self-empowering and self-regulating tools for ALL kids, including those with sensory challenges.
What you will learn:
• To create and deliver fun, effective lesson plans for children from tots to teens
• A wide variety of yoga poses to use on the mat and at the desk
• Mindfulness tools for quieting and focusing the mind
• Fun, creative yoga songs, stories, and games to encourage positivity
• Special yoga techniques for children with ADHD, Autism, anxiety, and trauma
• Cooperative communication and listening skills for effective teaching
• Yoga for your own wellbeing while working with children.

Radiant Child Yoga founder, Shakta Khalsa, is teaching this training. As both a life-long yoga practitioners and certified Montessori educator, she has over 40 years of experience with both children and yoga. She is a direct student of Kundalini yoga master, Yogi Bhajan. She has been named one of the top five Kundalini yoga teachers by Yoga Journal Magazine.

When students become part of the Radiant Child Yoga family by taking Radiant Child Yoga 1-3 foundational training, receive a certificate of completion at the training’s end. As well, they are forever supported through online social media Radiant Child Yoga groups, through the opportunity to list themselves as a teacher on our worldwide registry, and through free downloads of children’s yoga lesson plans. Additionally, the 30-hour certificate course may be applied to Radiant Child Yoga 95- and 200-hour certification trainings which are accredited through Yoga Alliance.

 

Participants will pay $130 material fee, payable at the training with cash or credit card. Materials include: 90-page manual, two yoga books, one DVD/mp4 video, one workbook, five CD/mp3 audios, all packaged in a Radiant Child Yoga cotton tote bag. Retail value: $225

 

About the teacher

Shakta Khalsa, ERYT-500 and IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, is a leading expert on children and yoga, having worked with both since the mid-1970s. She is a parent, Montessori educator, and a yoga professional recognized by Yoga Journal magazine as one of the top five Kundalini Yoga teachers in the world. Shakta has authored several books: Fly Like a Butterfly: Yoga for Children, The Five Fingered Family, Kundalini Yoga, Keep It Simple Series (KISS) Guide to Yoga, Yoga for Women, and her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same. She has produced several albums and DVDs, with her Yoga in Motion DVD winning the Mom’s Choice Award.

Shakta is the Founder and Director of Radiant Child® Yoga, an internationally-known training program for teaching children yoga and working with/raising children consciously. Radiant Child Yoga offers two Yoga Alliance approved teacher training schools; 95-hour and 200-hour. Through Radiant Child Yoga, Shakta has trained over 10,000 students, and has trained several RCY trainers, bringing the total of trained RCY teachers to around 25,000 worldwide. In the children’s yoga community, Shakta is considered the “godmother” of the children’s yoga movement. She lives in Sterling VA.

 

Schedule

Arrival Day

3:00 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 7 pm – Dinner
7:05 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Program Session

Daily Schedule
6:30 am – 8:00 am – Morning Practice
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:30 pm – Program Session
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Program Session
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:15pm – Meditative Chant — Kirtan (optional)

Departure Day

6:30 am – 8:00 am – Morning Practice
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am -11:00 am – Program Session
11:00 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!


Practices at sunrise at yoga retreat center.

Happiness Retreat

By AOLRC
May 16, 2018

Create Lasting Happiness

In today’s racing world, the mind has a tendency to get stuck either in the past or the future. But happiness is here and now. You miss the present moment when you are distracted, regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. Yet with practical, self-empowering tools using the breath, we can successfully counter the increasing demands of contemporary life.

During our signature Happiness Retreat, you will find out how to access the present moment and tap into your inner power and freedom — not just as a concept, but as a direct experience. This is the source of abiding happiness.

  • Reduced stress
  • Greater sense of happiness and enthusiasm
  • Less social anxiety
  • More ease in interpersonal relations

In the Happiness Retreat, you will learn to master practical techniques that can benefit you for the rest of your life. The centerpiece of the Art of Living Happiness Retreat is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique that uses precise natural rhythms to get you unstuck. You will also learn a form of this practice that you can continue at home for further growth.

Experiences: Helping You Thrive

Happiness Retreat

“I’m much more optimistic about my future. I feel that I’m not alone. I feel happier, more energetic and just better all around. I just feel fulfilled.”
– Valerie S.

“As for the Happiness retreat itself… Words cannot describe it. Literally. I arrived with 25 strangers and left with a deep love of each one of them in their own unique and special way. I was moved to tears, I laughed, I smiled, I worked, I relaxed more deeply than I thought humanly possible. If you are here reading this, then run (don’t walk) to the program nearest you and let the next beautiful chapter of your life begin.”
– FullPack, TripAdvisor.

“I’ve learned from the course to be happy exactly where I’m at at this point in time. I can feel the lightness and the shine in myself – just free and calm.
– Vera P.

“The breathing techniques that I learned, particularly the Kriya, I found very calming and very relaxing and something I hope to incorporate into my daily life.”
– John S.

These are just a few of the many transformative experiences that people have had in the program. The Happiness Retreat offers not just a comfortable weekend, but a chance for emotional release and inner peace. What you need is only a willingness to explore new things and an open mind.

A Retreat in the Mountains 

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is an Abhyanga massage (“Abby” for short), followed by a relaxing steam to further release stress.

Research

Sudarshan Kriya research

Independent research has shown Sudarshan Kriya, the key technique of the program, significantly:

  • Reduces levels of stress
  • Supports the immune system
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Increased levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging. [6, 23, 27]

Read Additional Peer-Reviewed Results and References
Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older


Schedule

Session 1, Friday evening, 6:30-9pm: The Secret of the Breath
Session 2, Saturday morning, 7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
Session 3, Saturday morning, 9:30am-12:30pm: The Rhythms of Life
Session 4, Saturday evening, 5:15-6:15pm: Deepening Our Experience
Session 5, Sunday morning, 7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
Session 6, Sunday morning, 9:30am-1pm: New Start: Home Practice

Optional Saturday Activities:
Guided Nature Walk: 1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm
Pottery Class: 2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm


200 Hour Teacher Training Immersion

By AOLRC
May 12, 2018

Overview

For thousands of years, the lotus flower has symbolized enlightenment…the ability of the spirit or soul to transcend the muddy waters of physical embodiment. Whether you realize it or not, your yoga practice has been inviting you to do just that, to awaken a deep and sustaining relationship to your true Self, that aspect of you that is infinite, eternal and always whole.

This connection brings new found peace, equanimity and mindfulness to the foreground of your life. In this 200 hour teacher training, you will dive into a deeper experience of your yoga practice and awaken a profound connection to your own soul. Immersed in the beauty of nature, you can disconnect from the responsibilities of your daily life and focus your attention completely on the inner work of meeting yourself anew. For 8 days and 7 nights, we will practice yoga, meditation and pranayama and learn the history and philosophy of Yoga that informs our practice. For full certification, you can continue with your 2nd 200 hours of training as required by the National Yoga Alliance at our beautiful studio in Johns Creek, Georgia.

 

About the teacher

Sheila McVay is an ERYT 500 certified teacher who has been practicing and teaching for many years. She is the founder of both Johns Creek Yoga and Duluth Yoga in Georgia and relishes the opportunity to share the practice that has so powerfully transformed her life with as many people as she can. She completed her 200 hour training at Peachtree Yoga in Sandy Springs, Georgia and her 500 hour at Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts. She holds additional certifications in Yin Yoga and Thai Yoga Bodywork. In addition to daily classes at both studios, Sheila facilitates Yoga Teacher Training and offers retreats and workshops both locally and internationally. As a former Professor of American literature, she loves to explore the intersection between philosophy, poetry, religion, nature and yoga and often brings that synthesis into her classes. . She continues to take advantage of every opportunity to train and learn and will forever consider herself a student of this ancient and beautiful practice.

   

Silent Retreat

By AOLRC
May 12, 2018

Overview

A Mystic Journey Within

The Silent Retreat provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting mental chatter, and experiencing profound rest and inner silence. The practice of silence — of consciously withdrawing energy and attention from outer distraction — has been used in different traditions throughout time as a pathway to physical, mental, and spiritual renewal.

This program combines the Happiness Retreat and several days of silent contemplation with unique guided meditations as well as advanced breathing techniques. The first two days include various talking processes, which actually deepen your experience of silence. You will also take home a beautiful practice to sustain inner quiet and peace in daily life.

Why take 3-4 days out of your busy life for a meditation retreat?

These few days make the rest of your year more alive, productive and full of energy. When you emerge, you feel recharged and refreshed, ready to take on all your responsibilities with greater focus and joy.

  • Get much-needed rest in an all-inclusive guided retreat
  • Go deeper with advanced guided meditations, silent inquiry and rejuvenating yoga
  • Emerge rejuvenated

Your whole stay is carefully guided and crafted to give you as relaxing and transformative an experience possible. There’s morning yoga, nature walks in the mountains, delicious plant-based dining and a supportive atmosphere for your inner journey. It’s no wonder that many course participants refer to it as the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.

What People Are Saying:

I have been to other silent retreats… but basically, we were just silent and did our own thing, with optional classes we could attend throughout the day. But what we did here is so much more. What you guys offer is a full curriculum—the guided meditations, the service, the wisdom, the music—all of this took me on a journey far deeper than I thought possible.” — Silent Retreat participant

I feel more like myself after the Silence Retreat. My life goes smoother after it, and I feel the difference for a good 3-6 months.” — Daniel Moss

It was very, very powerful. I gained such a sense of calm, more than I ever could have imagined.” — Max Goldberg, livingmaxwell.com

Igniting the Power of Your Intuition & Empathy

By AOLRC
May 7, 2018
   

Overview

There is a powerful connection between your emotions, intuition, and empathy. The magic comes when you learn how to tap into each of them to fully access your sensitivities without going on overload or becoming drained.

Dr. Judith Orloff, a UCLA-trained psychiatrist, NY Times best-selling author and an empath herself, will show you how to awaken your intuition and empathy to enhance your health, work, relationships, resilience as a parent, and emotional & physical well-being. Nurturing your sensitivities yet staying grounded, allows you to model for others how to be sensitive, heart-centered, and strong, a way to positively change your life and the planet.

This workshop, based on Dr. Orloff’s new book, The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People, will offer practical skills to help everyone, including, healthcare practitioners, increase their empathy and intuition to improve the quality of their lives and clinical practice. Dr. Orloff passionately believes that the future of medicine lies in using intuition to access deeper insight, empathy, and greater wellness.

Participants will learn how to:

• Access intuition & empathy and recognize what blocks them
• Tell the difference between intuition and fear
• Identify if you’re an empath and/or highly sensitive person
• Use strategies to prevent sensory overload which can lead to addictions, overeating, anxiety and exhaustion
• Avoid emotional hangovers & compassion fatigue
• Stop absorbing other people’s stress
• Combat narcissists & other energy vampires
• Express your empathic needs in relationships
• Heal with intuition and empathy
• Use oracle cards to receive intuitive guidance
• Read the body language of friends, family, co-workers and clients

 

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Apply techniques to connect to your intuition and empathy when working
with clients.
2. Discuss the traits of an empath with your clients and strategies to help
them manage their sensitivities.
3. Utilize techniques to protect your energy so as not to take on your client’s
stresses.
4. Observe demonstrations of different types of body language and detecting
subtle areas of discomfort.
5. Practice methods to replenish your energy to avoid emotional hangovers
and compassion fatigue.

 

Please inquire for CE credits for nurses, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs and massage.

   

Schedule

Friday, April 12th

3:00 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Program Session

Saturday, April 13th
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:30 pm– Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm– Program Session
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:15pm – Meditative Chant — Kirtan (optional)

Sunday, April 14th

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:30 am -11:30 am– Program Session
11:00 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!


Meditation Retreat

By AOLRC
May 4, 2018

Calm the Mind, Effortlessly

Have you ever wondered what prevents each of us from living each moment fully and with joy? Often, we may feel that the mind is just too busy, too tired or too overwhelmed by thoughts. However, a simple, powerful technique of meditation can quickly calm the mind. Even if you feel like you cannot meditate or are often overwhelmed by your “monkey mind”, millions of meditators have found it is possible to experience a calm and centered mind on a regular basis.

Truthfully, anyone can learn to meditate. The key to success is a powerful technique, experienced guidance and some practice. In the Meditation Retreat, you are offered all this — you work personally with an experienced teacher, learn a technique you can practice at home, and receive individual guidance during the critical first few days of practice. After the retreat, you will have the knowledge and experience to calm your mind and launch a lifelong practice.

  • Access deep rest and greater energy effortlessly on a regular basis
  • Tap into greater creativity and intuition
  • Experience a calm and centered state of mind in the midst of your daily routine and responsibilities
  • Explore your potential for inner peace

This is the experience of Sahaj Samadhi, an ancient tradition of meditation and wisdom.

Experiences

“It brought me to what I called an inevitable meditative state that I haven’t been able to achieve trying to meditate on my own, by reading books and listening to guided meditations. It was more meaningful, more helpful, more profound than I expected.”
— Jack H., Teacher

“I tried many meditation techniques over six years before coming to this practice. This technique has made all the difference. The impact is immediate, and the practice is enjoyable and doesn’t take a lot of time. It’s exactly what I needed.”
— Sean K., Writer

“After taking the course I feel an overall improvement in my energy although I sleep much less than I used to. I’m also more present for the everyday moments of my life and in my relationships with friends and family. I find that I’ve become a lot calmer and less reactive to events that would have bothered me before and have even noticed an increase in my creativity.”
— Raphael T., Branding and Marketing

Personal Guidance and Ongoing Support

The Meditation Retreat begins on Friday evening with personal instruction from a certified teacher. Many people have found that learning in person makes a huge difference over learning online, due to the experiential nature of meditation. Over the next few days, you’ll enjoy interactive sessions with plenty of time to ask questions and practice. After the weekend, your teacher will continue to be available to answer your questions about your practice, even after the course!

A Practice to Enjoy

This meditation is effortless and enjoyable both to learn and practice. The technique can be learned by anyone, does not involve a change in belief or lifestyle and does not require that you have a naturally quiet or focused mind. During the practice, both mind and body relax into a state of deep and profound rest in which stress dissolves and inner peace unfolds.

A Retreat in the Mountains

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is a Shirodhara Relaxation Therapy (“Shiro” for short).


Schedule

Friday

• 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Dinner

• 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Session 1

 

Saturday

• 7:30 am-8:30 am Yoga

• 8:30 am-9:30 am Breakfast

• 10:30 am-12:30 pm Session 2

• 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

• 1:30 pm-5:00 pm Free Time

• 5:15 pm-6:00 pm Session 3

• 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Dinner

• 7:30 pm-8:15 pm Kirtan Meditative Chant (Optional)

 

Sunday

• 7:30 am-8:30 am Yoga

• 8:30 am-9:30 am Breakfast

• Check-out Please vacate room and return keys before the start of the Final Session

• 10:30 am-12:30 pm Session 4

• 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

 

Optional Saturday Activities:
Guided Nature Walk: 1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm
Pottery Class: 2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm


Meditation Retreat

By AOLRC
May 4, 2018

Calm the Mind, Effortlessly

Have you ever wondered what prevents each of us from living each moment fully and with joy? Often, we may feel that the mind is just too busy, too tired or too overwhelmed by thoughts. However, a simple, powerful technique of meditation can quickly calm the mind. Even if you feel like you cannot meditate or are often overwhelmed by your “monkey mind”, millions of meditators have found it is possible to experience a calm and centered mind on a regular basis.

Truthfully, anyone can learn to meditate. The key to success is a powerful technique, experienced guidance and some practice. In the Meditation Retreat, you are offered all this — you work personally with an experienced teacher, learn a technique you can practice at home, and receive individual guidance during the critical first few days of practice. After the retreat, you will have the knowledge and experience to calm your mind and launch a lifelong practice.

  • Access deep rest and greater energy effortlessly on a regular basis
  • Tap into greater creativity and intuition
  • Experience a calm and centered state of mind in the midst of your daily routine and responsibilities
  • Explore your potential for inner peace

This is the experience of Sahaj Samadhi, an ancient tradition of meditation and wisdom.

Experiences

“It brought me to what I called an inevitable meditative state that I haven’t been able to achieve trying to meditate on my own, by reading books and listening to guided meditations. It was more meaningful, more helpful, more profound than I expected.”
— Jack H., Teacher

“I tried many meditation techniques over six years before coming to this practice. This technique has made all the difference. The impact is immediate, and the practice is enjoyable and doesn’t take a lot of time. It’s exactly what I needed.”
— Sean K., Writer

“After taking the course I feel an overall improvement in my energy although I sleep much less than I used to. I’m also more present for the everyday moments of my life and in my relationships with friends and family. I find that I’ve become a lot calmer and less reactive to events that would have bothered me before and have even noticed an increase in my creativity.”
— Raphael T., Branding and Marketing

Personal Guidance and Ongoing Support

The Meditation Retreat begins on Friday evening with personal instruction from a certified teacher. Many people have found that learning in person makes a huge difference over learning online, due to the experiential nature of meditation. Over the next few days, you’ll enjoy interactive sessions with plenty of time to ask questions and practice. After the weekend, your teacher will continue to be available to answer your questions about your practice, even after the course!

A Practice to Enjoy

This meditation is effortless and enjoyable both to learn and practice. The technique can be learned by anyone, does not involve a change in belief or lifestyle and does not require that you have a naturally quiet or focused mind. During the practice, both mind and body relax into a state of deep and profound rest in which stress dissolves and inner peace unfolds.

A Retreat in the Mountains

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is a Shirodhara Relaxation Therapy (“Shiro” for short).


Schedule

Friday

• 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Dinner

• 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Session 1

 

Saturday

• 7:30 am-8:30 am Yoga

• 8:30 am-9:30 am Breakfast

• 10:30 am-12:30 pm Session 2

• 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

• 1:30 pm-5:00 pm Free Time

• 5:15 pm-6:00 pm Session 3

• 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Dinner

• 7:30 pm-8:15 pm Kirtan Meditative Chant (Optional)

 

Sunday

• 7:30 am-8:30 am Yoga

• 8:30 am-9:30 am Breakfast

• Check-out Please vacate room and return keys before the start of the Final Session

• 10:30 am-12:30 pm Session 4

• 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

 

Optional Saturday Activities:
Guided Nature Walk: 1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm
Pottery Class: 2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm


Meditation Retreat

By AOLRC
May 4, 2018

Calm the Mind, Effortlessly

Have you ever wondered what prevents each of us from living each moment fully and with joy? Often, we may feel that the mind is just too busy, too tired or too overwhelmed by thoughts. However, a simple, powerful technique of meditation can quickly calm the mind. Even if you feel like you cannot meditate or are often overwhelmed by your “monkey mind”, millions of meditators have found it is possible to experience a calm and centered mind on a regular basis.

Truthfully, anyone can learn to meditate. The key to success is a powerful technique, experienced guidance and some practice. In the Meditation Retreat, you are offered all this — you work personally with an experienced teacher, learn a technique you can practice at home, and receive individual guidance during the critical first few days of practice. After the retreat, you will have the knowledge and experience to calm your mind and launch a lifelong practice.

  • Access deep rest and greater energy effortlessly on a regular basis
  • Tap into greater creativity and intuition
  • Experience a calm and centered state of mind in the midst of your daily routine and responsibilities
  • Explore your potential for inner peace

This is the experience of Sahaj Samadhi, an ancient tradition of meditation and wisdom.

Experiences

“It brought me to what I called an inevitable meditative state that I haven’t been able to achieve trying to meditate on my own, by reading books and listening to guided meditations. It was more meaningful, more helpful, more profound than I expected.”
— Jack H., Teacher

“I tried many meditation techniques over six years before coming to this practice. This technique has made all the difference. The impact is immediate, and the practice is enjoyable and doesn’t take a lot of time. It’s exactly what I needed.”
— Sean K., Writer

“After taking the course I feel an overall improvement in my energy although I sleep much less than I used to. I’m also more present for the everyday moments of my life and in my relationships with friends and family. I find that I’ve become a lot calmer and less reactive to events that would have bothered me before and have even noticed an increase in my creativity.”
— Raphael T., Branding and Marketing

Personal Guidance and Ongoing Support

The Meditation Retreat begins on Friday evening with personal instruction from a certified teacher. Many people have found that learning in person makes a huge difference over learning online, due to the experiential nature of meditation. Over the next few days, you’ll enjoy interactive sessions with plenty of time to ask questions and practice. After the weekend, your teacher will continue to be available to answer your questions about your practice, even after the course!

A Practice to Enjoy

This meditation is effortless and enjoyable both to learn and practice. The technique can be learned by anyone, does not involve a change in belief or lifestyle and does not require that you have a naturally quiet or focused mind. During the practice, both mind and body relax into a state of deep and profound rest in which stress dissolves and inner peace unfolds.

A Retreat in the Mountains

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is a Shirodhara Relaxation Therapy (“Shiro” for short).


Schedule

Friday

• 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Dinner

• 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Session 1

 

Saturday

• 7:30 am-8:30 am Yoga

• 8:30 am-9:30 am Breakfast

• 10:30 am-12:30 pm Session 2

• 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

• 1:30 pm-5:00 pm Free Time

• 5:15 pm-6:00 pm Session 3

• 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Dinner

• 7:30 pm-8:15 pm Kirtan Meditative Chant (Optional)

 

Sunday

• 7:30 am-8:30 am Yoga

• 8:30 am-9:30 am Breakfast

• Check-out Please vacate room and return keys before the start of the Final Session

• 10:30 am-12:30 pm Session 4

• 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

 

Optional Saturday Activities:
Guided Nature Walk: 1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm
Pottery Class: 2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm


Meditation Retreat

By AOLRC
May 4, 2018

Calm the Mind, Effortlessly

Have you ever wondered what prevents each of us from living each moment fully and with joy? Often, we may feel that the mind is just too busy, too tired or too overwhelmed by thoughts. However, a simple, powerful technique of meditation can quickly calm the mind. Even if you feel like you cannot meditate or are often overwhelmed by your “monkey mind”, millions of meditators have found it is possible to experience a calm and centered mind on a regular basis.

Truthfully, anyone can learn to meditate. The key to success is a powerful technique, experienced guidance and some practice. In the Meditation Retreat, you are offered all this — you work personally with an experienced teacher, learn a technique you can practice at home, and receive individual guidance during the critical first few days of practice. After the retreat, you will have the knowledge and experience to calm your mind and launch a lifelong practice.

  • Access deep rest and greater energy effortlessly on a regular basis
  • Tap into greater creativity and intuition
  • Experience a calm and centered state of mind in the midst of your daily routine and responsibilities
  • Explore your potential for inner peace

This is the experience of Sahaj Samadhi, an ancient tradition of meditation and wisdom.

Experiences

“It brought me to what I called an inevitable meditative state that I haven’t been able to achieve trying to meditate on my own, by reading books and listening to guided meditations. It was more meaningful, more helpful, more profound than I expected.”
— Jack H., Teacher

“I tried many meditation techniques over six years before coming to this practice. This technique has made all the difference. The impact is immediate, and the practice is enjoyable and doesn’t take a lot of time. It’s exactly what I needed.”
— Sean K., Writer

“After taking the course I feel an overall improvement in my energy although I sleep much less than I used to. I’m also more present for the everyday moments of my life and in my relationships with friends and family. I find that I’ve become a lot calmer and less reactive to events that would have bothered me before and have even noticed an increase in my creativity.”
— Raphael T., Branding and Marketing

Personal Guidance and Ongoing Support

The Meditation Retreat begins on Friday evening with personal instruction from a certified teacher. Many people have found that learning in person makes a huge difference over learning online, due to the experiential nature of meditation. Over the next few days, you’ll enjoy interactive sessions with plenty of time to ask questions and practice. After the weekend, your teacher will continue to be available to answer your questions about your practice, even after the course!

A Practice to Enjoy

This meditation is effortless and enjoyable both to learn and practice. The technique can be learned by anyone, does not involve a change in belief or lifestyle and does not require that you have a naturally quiet or focused mind. During the practice, both mind and body relax into a state of deep and profound rest in which stress dissolves and inner peace unfolds.

A Retreat in the Mountains

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is a Shirodhara Relaxation Therapy (“Shiro” for short).


Schedule

Friday

• 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Dinner

• 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Session 1

 

Saturday

• 7:30 am-8:30 am Yoga

• 8:30 am-9:30 am Breakfast

• 10:30 am-12:30 pm Session 2

• 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

• 1:30 pm-5:00 pm Free Time

• 5:15 pm-6:00 pm Session 3

• 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Dinner

• 7:30 pm-8:15 pm Kirtan Meditative Chant (Optional)

 

Sunday

• 7:30 am-8:30 am Yoga

• 8:30 am-9:30 am Breakfast

• Check-out Please vacate room and return keys before the start of the Final Session

• 10:30 am-12:30 pm Session 4

• 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

 

Optional Saturday Activities:
Guided Nature Walk: 1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm
Pottery Class: 2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm