Get Unstuck: Forrest Yoga

Explore the Forrest Yoga Approach to Life

Heidi Sormaz

Boone, North Carolina

Sept 26 – 29
September 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Retreat Type
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Self DiscoverySelf Discovery
Retreat Goals
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Description

Do you feel stuck? Do you have a sense that you are holding yourself back?

  

Join Forrest Yoga Guardian Teacher Heidi Sormaz as she leads you through a transformative exploration of the Forrest Yoga system; focused on change and the release of habitual patterns.

 

With Heidi’s expertise, the wisdom of modern psychology, pragmatic dharma, and Forrest Yoga are weaved together to create inner harmony and personal transformation. It’s an opportunity to find freedom in your yoga practice and unlock your mind.

Through meditation, yoga practice, and group sharing and discussion, you will:

  • Discover key tools spanning modern psychology, meditation, and yoga that you can use to unwind the habits that keep you stuck both in your yoga practice and in your everyday life
  • Move physical and emotional stress or trauma out of your body
  • Easily bring the simple, focused attention and awareness developed in meditation straight into intensive, hot, and sweaty asana practice in the morning
  • Release what you no longer need in your body and mind during evening sessions of deep Yin yoga

You will leave with an understanding of how to bring embodied mindfulness techniques into your asana practice and your everyday adventures.

 

Open to yoga practitioners of all levels, and may be of particular interest to yoga teachers.

Presenters

Heidi Smoraz headshot

Heidi Sormaz, PhD

Heidi Sormaz, PhD, E-RYT 500, is the founder and owner of Fresh Yoga in New Haven, Connecticut. A Forrest Yoga (FY) Guardian Teacher, Heidi’s classes are a unique combination of her expertise in psychology, meditation, and yoga. She currently teaches the Forrest Yoga 200 hour and advanced teacher trainings; designed and teaches the Fresh Yoga 200 hour and 300 hour teacher trainings; and has co-taught a 300 hour advanced vinyasa training with Rolf Gates. Heidi travels nationally to present workshops and trainings, and has been featured in the Yoga Journal as well as regularly live streaming classes for StudioLiveTV. She is a former university psychology professor and author of the book Performing Under Pressure.

Find out more at: www.heidisormaz.com

Rooms & Pricing

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out. (Rates below are Per Person)

Private Hotel Room

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$303/Night/Per Person

The private hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

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$236/Night/Per Person

The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

 

Private Retreat Room

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$225/Night/Per Person

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

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$185/Night/Per Person

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you. 

 

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

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$162/Night/Per Person

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

 

Schedule

Meditation and A Forrest Yoga Approach to Life

September 26th-29th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-4:00 pm

Departure Day 9:00-11:00 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

General Guest Information

We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:

Arrival Day

3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)

7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only

9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only

2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)

8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

 

Mealtimes

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.

Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt. Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment.

Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

Location

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in a pristine natural setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a tranquil sanctuary. The perfect place to begin your journey to wellness. *NOTE* Please avoid using GPS…It will take you up a private road to a locked gate.  Use directions provided on this site.

Distance from Nearest Airport

2 Hours by car without traffic

FAQs

For room reservations & spa retreats, we have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.

Happiness Retreat Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following the date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.
 
If a participant attends no sessions of the course, the course registration and full course fee can be transferred to another course of the same course type within 60 days after the end of the course originally registered for. If a participant is unable to finish the course s/he can take another course of the same course type for no additional fee.

To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however guests may enjoy these items in their rooms. That being said our property is always smoke-free.

Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy and nuts.

Tuition
$385
Add 3 nights all-inclusive lodging and meals

Art of Living Retreat Center

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