mINDFUL YOGA & SOUND HEALING RETREAT,
OCTOBER 21-22, 2017 -- cancelled

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I will hold a weekend residential retreat October 21-22, 2017 at the wonderful Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

Susan Wilkens of Dancing Cranes Yoga will join me to provide sound healing with her Gong during savasana in all Yoga sessions and during Yoga Nidra on Saturday night. 

Your investment (includes DOUBLE OR SINGLE OCCUPANCY rooms, three vegetarian meals, and four Yoga sessions) is $315.00 for a single room and double occupancy is $295.00.

THERE IS A $125.00 CANCELLATION FEE IF NOTIFIED IN WRITING BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7, 2017.  DUE TO RETREAT CENTER PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AFTER THAT DATE.

Yoga and Meditation both arise from the same nutrients: the development of concentration, mindful attention to the present moment, and compassion. Take time away from your busy schedule to indulge in Radical Self-Care and stillness in this residential retreat that will integrate and enliven body-mind-spirit.

Sound healing is an ancient method for taking the mind into a place of peace and relaxation, allowing the body to repair, heal, and re-tune its vibratory rate. One of the most beautiful instruments for creating this effect is the Gong. Sound is vibration that causes resonance and rhythm in our bodies, and because the Gong covers the full spectrum of sound it resonates all cells of the body simultaneously in a most powerful and effective way. The Gong is an energy generator with inherent power to transform an individual even on the molecular level. Susan will play a 34" Paiste Symphonic gong during savasana and during Yoga Nidra.

We will have three Yoga sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday morning. The Yoga sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings will incorporate both movement and stillness with Yang (slow flow movement) and Yin (stillness) asanas. Saturday afternoon will be an all Yin yoga practice. Saturday night will be a 60 minutes Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep) practice with Sound Healing throughout.

The Yin style encourages stagnant chi to flow throughout the joints and balances the organ and meridian systems. The Yang practice will encourage ease and grace in a moving meditation. Through a practice of Mindful Yoga we can enter the stillness at the heart of movement and experience the energy that moves in stillness.

ALL LEVELS OF YOGA EXPERIENCE, ALL AGES WELCOME!
PLEASE BRING A MAT AND ANY OTHER YOGA PROPS YOU USE AS THERE WILL BE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF PROPS AVAILABLE.

WANT YOGA ALLIANCE CEUs?  You can receive 7 CEUs for "Techniques, Training & Practice" from Linda as a YA Continuing Education Provider. 


SATURDAY
8-9 AM -- Intro and check in
9-11:30 AM -- Yoga practice (Gong during savasana)
11:30-1 PM -- LUNCH
1-4:30 PM - Free time
4:30-5:30 PM -- Yin Yoga practice (Gong during savasana)
6-7 PM -- DINNER
7:30-8:30 (approx.) -- Yoga Nidra practice with Gong

OPTIONAL:
During the break on Saturday afternoon Susan will offer Astrology -- a 30 min. session is $50.
Choose one:
1. Overview of your natal chart OR
2. Highlights of the upcoming year (November 2017-November 2018 OR calendar year 2018, your choice) OR
3. Information on ONE question or topic on the basis of your natal chart.

PLEASE ADD $50 TO YOUR ROOM PAYMENT IF YOU ARE BOOKING ASTROLOGY SESSION

Please book your session directly with Susan when you pay for the retreat.  Susan will need your birth day, birth time, and where you were born.  Email Susan at susan.wilkens@yahoo.com to schedule and to give her your information. Read more about astrology and what Susan can do for you at http://www.yourastrodharma.org/

SUNDAY
7:30-8 AM -- Morning Meditation
8-9 AM -- Breakfast
9-11 -- Yoga practice (Gong during savasana)

The Loyola University Chicago’s Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois has 100 acres of prairies, savannas, woodlands, wetlands, and ponds. The hotel-style suites are fully furnished with bed linens, toiletries, and towels and have a private bath/shower.

http://www.luc.edu/retreatcampus/packages/nonloyola/housingaccommodations/

Suitable for all levels -- starts at 8 AM on Saturday and ends at 11 AM on Sunday.

PLEASE MAIL CHECK PAYABLE TO
METTA YOGA AND MAIL TO
P.O. BOX 809, GENEVA, IL 60134-2271
or contact Linda for payment via Paypal or Square Cash

630.677.4501