Mexico Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat

An 8 Day Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat

Casa del Manzanillo & Yoga del Pacifico
February 4 -11, 2023
Troncones, Mexico

Join Kathleen and Carol on a blissful retreat to Troncones, Mexico. Troncones is a small fishing village with unspoiled beaches, sea turtles, whales and colorful sunset. It’s a quiet and quaint place to build a foundation of bliss with yoga, ayurveda and meditation practices.

Your retreat is at the beachfront Casa Manzanillo Bed and Breakfast along the Manzanillo Bay. Imagine your days bookended with baby humpback whales (la ballena jorobadas) practice their breaching while enjoying breakfast to colorful sunsets from a private cabana. Retreat to bed for a blissful night of sleep to the lullaby of ocean waves.

Each day starts with a light breakfast before a morning Yoga Class at Yoga del Pacifico, just a 5 minute walk down the beach. Return for an early Ayurvedic lunch and learn session. Throughout the week, we’ll build the foundation of an Ayurvedic lifestyle in the Kitchen and how to bring these practices home with you. Your afternoons will provide additional yoga classes, relaxation and activity time, concluded with a light dinner.

We’ve scheduled in plenty of time to relax in a hammock, book a massage, explore the beaches and tide pools, visit the quaint town of Troncones, go whale watching, surfing, help sea turtle hatchlings into the ocean and sunset horseback rides along the beach.

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Tibetan Children’s Village Documentary

Oak Park filmmaker and Triton College faculty member Seth McClellan brings his new documentary OTHERS BEFORE SELF to the Lake Theater in downtown Oak Park for a noon screening on Sunday, June 19. Stay afterwards for a Q&A with McClellan and members of the Tibetan Alliance of Chicago.

OTHERS BEFORE SELF is an hour-long portrait of Tibetan Children’s Village, a boarding school started by the Dalai Lama for refugees from Tibet and their children. Through candid interviews and stunning footage of the young people and the community they share with their teachers and elders, the film engages with the Tibetan religious beliefs and traditions taught at the school and how they inform the students’ worldview. The film spotlights how the students are keeping Tibetan culture alive after China’s devastating occupation of their country drove the Dalai Lama and many others into exile.

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Ayurveda Approaches to Release Depression

Ayurveda Approaches to Release Depression

with Rose Carol, M.A. LPC  – Monday, May 2 at 6:00 pm CST

  • Understand the cause of suffering according to Ayurvedic Psychology
  • Discover Ayurvedic Techniques such as a home nasya treatment, specific pranayama that works on the brain to increase neurochemicals resulting in feelings of well-being and happiness
  • What to do if you can’t get out of bed
  • Ancient Vedic Scriptures –  to enliven the memory of joy
  • Enlivening vata and pitta to get sluggish kapha moving
  • Nutrition and herbal support for reducing balancing the mind and emotions
  • Social connection to combat the blues in an online world
  • Ayurvedic detox of the colon to improve mental states
  • Releasing depression and moving forward

Rose Carol is a Shaka Vansya Ayurveda Health Practitioner, licensed counselor, and founder of Ayurveda Amritanam Learning Center offering Ayurvedic Education and Professional Training 847 636 2744

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Thank you and I hope to meet you soon!  This will be recorded, if you can’t attend it live please email Rose to receive the replay.

IN-STUDIO Restorative Aroma Yoga

May IN-STUDIO Restorative Aroma Yoga

Time & Location

May 8, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

About the Event

Come enjoy the art of stillness with a supported restorative yoga practice. Join us to open space for wisdom and inspiration. We will create relaxation and healing at the deepest cellular levels.  Using natural scents from mother earth, learn the art of revitalization through breath and supported hatha yoga postures. In this practice, we feature Aroma Point Therapy treatments.

Sunday, May 8, we join for an in-studio practice. We will limit the size of the class to eight students plus your teacher. Based on current state of Illinois mandates, mask are optional.

Class is 90 minutes from 11:00 am -12:30 pm CT

The price of this class includes all essential oils needed. Oils will be applied using q-tips and can be saved in your own baggy to take home that sweet bouquet of healing essence. This in-studio class is $25.00.

Bring your own towel and yoga mat. We will provide the rest! Studio protocols are posted here to help you understand the COVID safety precautions. 1) No drop-ins allowed at this time. 2) If you are feeling unwell in any way the day of class, please remain home and notify Meg (you will get a full refund if cancellation is due to illness). 3) Sanitize hands upon entry. Your temperature will also be taken. 4) Come ready to practice (no changing facilities available). 5) Keep personal items in your car.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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18th Annual Summer Solstice Retreat

18th Annual Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat with Janet MacLeod, Jul Chandralekha Forger, Carol Nace, Kati Walker, and Kathleen Wright

June 23-26, 2022 at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg, PA

We are delighted to conduct the Summer Solstice Retreat in the Ashram this year. However, please do the following to complete registration:

  • Provide proof of vaccination when you register
  • Payments for tuition and lodging should be made directly to AVG – either by sending a check or calling: (570) 992-2339 ext. 1210 with credit card information
  • No drop-ins accepted. All students must be pre-registered by June 16, 2022. This applies no matter how many classes you plan to attend.

Thank you for your consideration. As you know, things are different now.

Get the complete schedule and more information.

Register here.

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