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June 8th - 10th, 2012
Naramata Centre in Naramata BC
Here we are, blessed again with the opportunity
to learn from the great yoga masters of our time! For the year of
transformation, 2012, we are so fortunate to have Ganga White and
Tracey Rich from White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA
share their teachings with us!
Those of you who have come to our annual
retreats know what a special gathering they are!
If you haven't been to our Annual SOYA Yoga Retreat before,
it is time to join us!
EVENT POSTER here. Bring a friend!
You can hear an Interview with Ganga and Tracey with Drishti Point radio
from Vancouver at www.drishtipoint.ca
See photos and read feedback
from previous amazing SOYA Retreats:
2011 with Shri Dharma Mittra,
2010 with Rod Stryker
2009 with Erich Schiffmann
We are VERY PLEASED to announce that the Saturday Evening BHAKTI KIRTAN
at the SOYA Annual Yoga Retreat with Ganga White and Tracey Rich is going
to be led by Sandra Leigh and Friends! Get ready for a wonderful
evening of singing bhajans together! Sandra Leigh will play Harmonium and
Vox, Stefan Cihelk on Tabla, Georin Costello plaing Bass and singing harmonious
vocals with Andria Li! Join them also in a musical morning meditation on
Sunday! BHAKTI KIRTAN extracts its flavour or RASA
from the devotional music of India. For over a decade, Sandra Leigh and
friends have held community gatherings that imbibe heart energy into the
pure sounds of the Divine Name in All Forms. By listening to, chanting and
remembering Divine Names, we are able to feel love and devotion and serve
something much greater than ourself. Sing and dance or simply rest your
heart and mind, and meditate with the healing sound vibrations of traditional
Bhakti Kirtan Yoga.
Early Registration Tuition
ended April 1st, except for special promotions.
Friday June 8th
begins at 3pm.
Please note a large
group is leaving Naramata Centre so some rooms may
not be available until 5pm.
Welcome and Introductions
- 7:00pm-9:00pm (or to 9:30pm) Inner Journey
and Outer Dance
Saturday June 9th
- 7:15am-7:45am Morning Meditation in Chapel
- 7:45am-8:15am Breakfast
Finding the Ah-Ha in Hatha
- 7:30pm-9:00pm Bhakti Kirtan in the Chapel
with Sandra Leigh and Friends.
Sunday June 10th
- 7:15am-7:45am Morning Meditation in
Chapel with Sandra Leigh and Friends
- 7:45am- 8:15am Breakfast
The Nature of Balance
to noon Closing Ceremony
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Registration Form to REGISTER!
WEEKEND PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Asana: Balancing the Spine:
Learn important rules
and principles of spinal extension. Learn how the
structure and relationship of the psoas, hamstrings and quadriceps
affect the spine and can cause or relieve back pain. Mostly
practice, all levels.
The White Lotus Flow Series:
The world renowned Hatha
Vinyasa Flow Series—a complete, balanced practice
with all seven classes of asana. The Flow Series was developed
in 1980, and was the first yoga workout video that launched
the genre. This Flow Series is for fit students of all levels,
with more challenging options for experienced students. Three
Videos take one through the Flows for Earth, Water and Fire.
Breath is life. It is
our constant reminder of and connection to life force.
There are five levels of pranayama: 1. Learning to use the
respiratory structure. 2. Strengthening and toning the respiratory
system. 3. Using breath to recharge and restore. 4. Using
breath to change mental, emotional states. 5. Using breath
to enter altered states. Instruction will include: Kapalabhati,
Various Bhastrikas, Siva Pranayama, Ujjayi, Anuloma Viloma, A
balanced 20 minute practice.
A practice for stilling
the mind, for concentration, and focus. It can also
be a quality of attention that is an awakening pervading all
of life. We will discuss meditation in a way that aims to free
one from compulsory and regimented viewpoints that are often
A portion of the sessions
will be reserved for dialogue and discussion from Ganga’s
book, Yoga Beyond Belief, as well as topics across the field
of asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga in daily life. Each
segment will also include sessions of asana, pranayama, vichara,
TUITION: $315 plus
Meals and Accommodations
available at Naramata Centre for additional cost. Go to
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15% cancellation fee
up to Dec 31, 2011
25% cancellation fee
Jan 1 - May 30, 2012
No refunds after May
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