Fully Alive withYoga
Beach Retreat 4/21 - 4/23, 2017
WHY COME TO A RETREAT? To take time for yourself!
To relax, renew, and restore your health and well-being. To find
your own inner rhythms. To awaken your innate inner powers of
self-discovery and joy through the ancient yet timeless practices
of yoga postures and breathing, mindfulness, and community
connection. To take the time to stroll the beach, swim, gaze at
the stars, and quiet your mind and body. To be with a
supportive group when you want and also have time for
solitude. To move, dance, swim, circle, meditate, rest, enjoy
spring at the beach, and do lots of yoga!
Space is very limited, so please register early to hold your place by making a
minimum deposit of $100.
RETREAT COST (Friday through Sunday): $299
PLUS THURSDAY NIGHT (if available): add $ 50
MINIMUM DEPOSIT to hold your space: $100
Deposit of $100 will hold your space. Deposit is non-refundable after 3/15/17.
Payment in full is requested by 3/31/17 to assure your space.
No refunds after 4/07/17. No exceptions.
We encourage you to purchase travel insurance if you are concerned about this.
I hope you will join me for this special time of diving into yoga, rejuvenation,
and fun! Prior yoga experience is helpful but not necessary.
The retreat is best suited for those free from current major physical challenges.
Contact Ellen to confirm availability or with any questions:
YogaLifeWithEllen@gmail.com or (850) 556-2625
REGISTER NOW with PayPal or send a check:
To pay by check: Ellen Shapiro, 1003 N Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
WHAT WILL WE DO? The theme of our time together will be awakening our natural
aliveness, vitality, and good health. The natural beach environment in late spring/early
summer will invite us to engage with the energy of new beginnings and growth. Through
the transformative practices of yoga and mindfulness, we will experience the delight of
connecting with body, mind, and spirit. During this experiential retreat, you will learn to:
use yoga postures and breathwork to strengthen the mind and body, develop mindfulness
as an ongoing practice, release negative self-talk, contain and transform emotions,
activate energy and vitality, and open the heart and mind. There will be guided
meditations, visualizations, and pranayama. You will learn and practice easy, natural
approaches to mindfulness that we will apply throughout the weekend and that you can
take home with you. You will have the chance to listen deeply to your own needs and be
guided by your intuition.
RETREAT STARTS: 4/21/17 at 7:00 p.m.
RETREAT ENDS: 4/23/17 at 1 p.m.
You may arrive as early as 4 p.m. on Friday.
There may be an option to arrive on Thursday afternoon and spend an extra night and
day, with additional yoga instruction. Details on this will be forthcoming soon.
The daily schedule includes:
** morning and afternoon yoga teaching sessions
** early morning Sunrise Yoga on the beach (optional)
** group dinner on Saturday night
** group experience on Saturday night (optional)
** free time between the structured sessions
ABOUT OUR ACCOMMODATIONS: The house is located in St. George Plantation, a
private, gated community. The large great room where we will have our classes overlooks
the bay with a spectacular view, and a long dock leads out over the bay from the house.
We are three blocks from the beach—a leisurely 10-minute stroll from door to water. The
silent walk to the beach for sunrise yoga will be part of our meditative practice each
morning. The exact accommodations for sleeping depends on the number of participants,
but includes some shared beds and some singles, in shared rooms. The house is very
comfortable and just right for all of our retreat activities. We will bring food to share for
our group dinner and our own food for other meals.
ABOUT YOUR RETREAT LEADER: Ellen has extensive experience as a group/retreat
leader, yoga teacher/yoga therapist, and psychotherapist. The annual St. George yoga beach
retreats have become highly anticipated gatherings that are always full of great delight!
Ellen will skillfully guide you throughout the weekend in yoga, pranayama, and meditations.
Ellen's passions are positive health and wellness, the integration of mind/body/spirit though
yoga in all its forms, bodywork, movement, and healing on all levels. She is excited to be
headed to the beach and looks forward to being with a wonderful group! Come join us!