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Take a day off to renew and make new friends on the healing grounds of Oakleaf Cottage. When you return from this retreat, you will have the skills to create a beautiful practice that takes you out of the daily grind and into an immersive, mindful state every time you take the yoga mat.
Just 20 minutes from Chattanooga, TN
9:00 - Noon
Noon - 1:00 pm
A vegan box lunch is included in the cost of the workshop. During this hour, you can also enjoy the beautiful wooded paths of the Oakleaf Cottage grounds.
1:00 - 4:00 pm
During the afternoon session, you will return to the event barn to learn how to create a mindful practice every single time you practice using specific triggers throughout your practice.
In this workshop you will learn to deliberately create a feeling of connection to yourself when you practice yoga so that it becomes a feeling you can return to over and over again every time you get on the mat.
This day retreat is designed for yogis of any level of practice. It is the perfect workshop for a more experienced practitioner to take along with a friend is new to yoga.
If you are new to yoga, you will learn how to perform a sun salutation along with instruction. This helps new yogis have one thing they can do well and practice on their own. Because the sun salutation is commonly taught in yoga classes, knowing one version really well makes it easier for beginners to feel at home in a class, Although new practitioners may not be able to create that lost in the moment feeling every time they hit the mat quite yet, they will have the skills to do it once they get the hang of the physical actions of the postures.
For those who have been practicing yoga for a while, you will have the tools to create a personal practice where you feel completely immersed in the moment. Intermediate level students will be able to perform a sun salutation on their own with a flowing quality of easy connection to breath throughout the sequence.
Advanced yoga practitioners will learn how to sustain postures for long periods of time without creating unnecessary strain. This will help advanced yogis to sustain poses longer, and work more deeply into them.
Yoga teachers will find this retreat help them to develop better cues to help their students understand how breathing and movements interconnect.
What You Will Learn
About Suzanne Dulin
Suzanne Dulin began her practice of yoga over 30 years ago, when she spontaneously entered a mindful state of consciousness for an entire day.
A year later, she took a PE class in yoga and found that she could more consistently return to that mindful state by practicing yoga.
She was determined to become an excellent teacher, and began a dedicated practice and study of yoga. She has studied many styles of yoga over her 3 decades of practice (Iyengar, Anusara, and Kripalu included).
Despite her years of practice and ability to get into all the pretzel poses, she still was not able to return to that deep state of mindful immersion in the present moment each and every time she took the mat. She sought out teachers that could help her understand exactly what created that state of awareness and how to practice deliberately to achieve it.
This search led her to her mentor Yoga Master Erich Schiffmann, who calls his style Freedom Yoga. In Freedom Yoga, you learn the skills to tune in to your own body's wisdom and to create a personal practice that leaves you energized and cared for.
Suzanne also trained with Donna Farhi, author of The Breathing Book, among many of her publications, and much of her work is the basis for this workshop.
She is the founder of Get a Bigger Boat, which provides services to yoga practitioners and teachers who want to create digital products such as videos, online courses, and audio recordings, in order to spread their own unique teachings to the world. She is currently producing her own online video based course: Breath by Breath: Immerse Yourself into a Mindful Yoga Practice Every Time You Take the Mat.
About Oakleaf Cottage
Oakleaf is conveniently located near Chattanooga TN, bordering Cloudland Canyon State Park. It is an easy and scenic 24-minute drive from downtown Chattanooga, just down the road from beautiful Mentone, AL.
The yoga retreat will take place in the rustic restored barn, which is sheltered by the trees in the 28 acres of wooded grounds.
Weather permitting, lunch will be served outdoors on the deck; in the case of rain, lunch will be served inside the barn.
To make this an especially restorative time of renewal, stay overnight in main house of Oakleaf Cottage. You can also inquire about affordable hotel options nearby.
– Sleeps 8-10 comfortably
– Has 4 Bedrooms and 3 Baths
– Includes a full kitchen with double ovens, 5 burner gas stove, and lots of counterspace
– Is remote but still has High Speed Wireless Internet and SmartTV
To Stay at Oakleaf Cottage, call Cris at (706)409-0218
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EARLY BIRD PRICING
ENDS JUNE 12
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Box lunch and snacks
THURSDAY, JUNE 13 - FINAL REGISTRATION THURSDAY, JUNE 20
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Enrollment is limited to 40 participants