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Embodied Thanksgiving Retreat: Come Home to the Matter of Your Being
November 22 @ 5:00 pm - November 24 @ 5:00 pm PST$300 – $500
- Deva Daaru YogaFarm
- 11669 Keasey Road
Vernonia, OR 97064 United States + Google Map
When we are worn out by the demands of everyday life, we quite literally become a drag. We cannot take a full breath, our shoulders curl forward, and our backs (seats of our history) tighten. We harbor tension in our jaws/necks/brains and experience mind pain. How can we meet ourselves where we are at? Counteract the “startle response” that becomes far too habitual?
As the holidays approach and families of all kinds gather together, our schedules quickly become insane—taking a full breath is even more challenging. It is the most vulnerable thing we do for each breath brings the exterior inwards and releases the interior outwards. What if we took a breath first? Gave ourselves the chance to notice what we value and sensed the elegance in recognizing what matters most to us—what becomes the matter of our beings?
Join Tess and a sangha of curious hearts the weekend before Thanksgiving—explore how to:
—Prepare the shoulder girdle for both back and forward bending action
—Position our shoulders on our backs (not so easy due to chronic tension and “up creep”)
—Notice when our posture caves in and what is surfacing in our hearts
—Embody structural changes to create more space for our breath and drop our minds into our hearts
—Allow ourselves to let go of something so we feel that we have all that we need
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