Yoga Therapy A La Carte - A Weekend Retreat in Joshua Tree On the menu: Essentials to rediscover, define and enhance your Strength and Flexibility
Prepared by RoxAnn Madera, Yoga Therapist (E-RYT-500 USA and YTRx-800c)
And served at the international renown JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER, which is the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States; a unique architectural landmark on a sacred site, dedicated to support the education and nourishment of the infinite human potential.
Most of the unique buildings at the center were built by world-renowned architects, Frank Lloyd Wright and his son, Lloyd. Joshua Tree Retreat Center is unlike the more commercially oriented Hotels. They have created open spaces, meditation locations, and serene vistas filled with native plants.It is their goal to blend and balance with their mission and needs.
For our retreat we booked the Ding Le Mei House. This private, simple, functional and yet comfortable 10 bedroom (twin beds)and 6 bath house was designed and built by Frank and son Lloyd Wright. The Retreat starts Friday, May 27, 2016 at 3:00PM And ends Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM after Lunch. Participation is limited to min 15 and max 20 guests. RETREAT LOCATION: JTRC, 59700 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252 Phone: 760.365.8371 Price $355 to $425 p. person (double occupancy) Also included: 6 Healthy vegetarian meals and non-alcoholic beverages. (2x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner) All yoga therapy lectures, classes and hand-outs. (Participation in lectures and classes optional) Not included: travel / transport, tips, spa services, book store purchases,excursions, additional drinks or meals.
My workshop will be based upon two key elements in life:
Strength and Flexibility.
Currently when we think of strength we most often think directly of muscle power but there are many different forms of strength both physical and mental. When you ‘google’ strength the photos archives are mostly about muscles. The dictionary says‘ a good or beneficial quality or attribute of a person or thing’, power, force, resistance, moral vigor, power by reason of influence, authority, resources, numbers. Strength has been used and interpreted many different ways through the decades.
Types of strength can be: Character strengths, talents, skills, interests, learning styles and resources. Our character strengths are usually our driving forces. What does this have to do with Yoga? We will look at and discuss the Principles of Yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas. Of course, we will also work on our physical strength in each session going through the various muscle groups. You will take home guidelines, how to implement strength promoting routines into your life based on your ability.
Approaching Flexibility - Again an attribute which can be worked with both physically and mentally and in a yoga practice they merge to be one and also become one withyour muscles. Some definitions from the dictionary: Flexibility is the range of motion in a joint or group of joints, or, the ability to move joints effectively. Flexible applies to something which may or may not be resilient or elastic but which can be bent or folded without breaking, Flexibility is defined as the ability to change, to bend or to persuade. When used in business it has been called: The New Definition of Success.
Looking forward to welcome you.