WITHIN

Yin Yoga and Breath Movement Retreat
Sept 6 – 8

BOONE, NC

Kiesha Battles

Kiesha Battles

Sept 6 – 8
Tuition:
$260
Add 2 nights all-inclusive lodging and meals
Sept 6 – 8
September 8, 2019 1:00 pm
Retreat Type
Self-DiscoverySelf-Discovery
SpiritualSpiritual
Yoga & Teacher TrainingsYoga & Teacher Trainings
Retreat Goals
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Description

Are you an experienced Yin Yoga practitioner or do you usually choose a more dynamic style? Or have you never practiced any kind of yoga at all?

 

No matter your experience, this retreat is the ideal introduction to the profound connection between body and breath. Discover the meditative focus of pratyahara, or going within.

 

Experienced yoga teachers Kiesha Battles and Candace A. Jennings will guide you with sensitivity and reassuring confidence as you explore the ancient wisdom of classical Hatha yoga, blended with the depth of Yin Yoga and the healing touch of Thai Yoga.

Through yoga practice, breath work, and discussion you will learn:

  • The principles of Yin Yoga and the benefits of opening your body in this slow, deep practice

  • How to weave breath and movement or stillness together to create a more profound experience

  • The foundations of pranamaya (breathing techniques), meditation, mantra, mudra, and yogic philosophy

  • The power of balancing Yang and Yin energies – as Zen and Taoist philosophies are fused with Hatha yoga

  • How to use your body to bring about a meditative state and move towards an insightful understanding of yourself

You will take away an embodied understanding of Yin Yoga, and the experience to continue working with the practice at home. And you will feel calm, centered, and grounded in yourself after a nurturing exploration of body and breath.

 

Open to all levels

Presenters

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Kiesha Battles

Kiesha Battles, E-RYT 500, is a full time yoga teacher who, over the past seven years, has created and lead numerous yoga programs and retreats, and was recently appointed as Co-Director of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color at Kripalu Retreat Center. Known to many as the original black girl yoga magic, Kiesha is a humble soul who connects to all beings first at their core. She was awarded the inaugural Self Care Charlotte Ambassador Award; and in 2017 she opened her own studio and yoga school, IAMYOGA. Find out more at: www.kieshabattles.com

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Candace A. Jennings

Candace A. Jennings, RYT-500, comes to the yoga community with more than 40 years of experience in theatre, dance, and arts education. She used yoga to recover from paralysis after spinal surgery. The practice helped her to develop more stability and confidence in her body, becoming her therapy, her strengthening practice, and her hope. Since then, Candace has trained in Restorative Yoga Training for Race Based Trauma with Dr. Gail Parker, and she is a Level 2 Certified Thai Yoga practitioner for In Touch Thai Yoga, LLC. She also co-leads teacher trainings and retreats with IAMYOGA.

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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$285/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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$224/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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$233/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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$190/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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$165/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

WITHIN: Yin Yoga and Breath Movement Retreat

September 6th-8th, 2019

 

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Friday 7:30-9:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  1:30-4:00 pm

Sunday 9:30-11:30 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

 

 

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 Onsite Activities

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:

 

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, North Carolina 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in our tranquil sanctuary set amidst 380 pristine acres high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina—the perfect place to begin your journey to wellness.

NOTE Avoid using GPS—it will take you up a private road to a locked gate.  Please use the directions provided on this site.

Distance from Nearest Airport

2 hours by car without traffic

FAQs

For room reservations, spa retreats, and Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) signature retreats, we have the following 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 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.  For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.

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.

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
$260
Add 2 nights all-inclusive lodging and meals

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