This is also a good time to make plans for getaways and vacations. It's very easy to get stuck in the rut and regular routine of our day-to-day doings and sometimes forget to take a break; to take care of ourselves.
I'd encourage you to think about the possibility of a yoga retreat. These can be wonderful vacations to rejuvenate, relax, and unwind. Retreats can be a way to recharge ourselves, to cleanse, and to heal. They may also be wonderful adventures that encourage you to do things you have never done before. Yoga retreats can be found all over the world. Low on funds? You may find One-Day Retreats right in your own town. I happen to be offering one in February at the beautiful Cliff Spa at Snowbird Ski Resort in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you're a resident, consider taking some time for yourself to discover the healing power of the yoga pose.
I have been fascinated not only by the power of the yoga posture (asana). They have done so much to help transform my own body. At one time in my life, I was a dancer. I THOUGHT I was very flexible, but it wasn't until I started practicing yoga that I discovered that I wasn't as flexible as I thought! I'm older now, but I am MORE flexible than I was just 10 years ago.
The yoga practice can bring physical growth and development, but yoga can take us deeper. This one-day yoga retreat at Snowbird will allow us to look at the healing power of the yoga pose. We will read and discuss some ot the storied behind the yoga poses. Many of the poses that we practice in a yoga class have names that actually refer to mythical Hindu dieties. Along with these dieties comes their history, their origin, their significance. When we practice these poses, we can actually embody the significance that they represent (i.e. devotion, love, strength, honor, pride, etc.). These yoga stories can be life lessons for us. We can learn more about devotion and love just by stepping onto the yoga mat and practicing these postures.
At the retreat, we will come to a better understanding of these stories AND we will align them with our own personal stories. For instance, If we are experiencing stress, fatigue, lonelilness, lack of motivation, we can surely find a pose or a set of poses that can help us move through these life stressors. Then, when we step back onto the yoga mat and experience the physical expression of common yoga poses, we can recall the lessons and intentions these postures hold to help us move forward in our life journey.
The retreat is called, "Yoga With Intention," which, of course, is the same name as this blog that I have been writing for the last few years. Now you can take what I've been writing about and actually put it into practice. You will see asana from a new perspective. You will experience a greater depth. This can assist you in making your yoga practice more meaningful and powerful. You will easily be able to practice yoga with intention.
So, I invite you to come to a one-day local retreat. Learn more about the yoga you are practicing. Apply it to your own personal life. Experience shift, change, growth, and enlightenment. I am offering it on two days in February: Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th. The cost is only $95.
You can visit my website (www.JohnCottrell.com) to read more about the retreat, register, and make a payment.
If you have any questions about this retreat or other upcoming retreats, please don't hesitate to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org