The Enlightened Rest 108 Serenity Retreat • April 21-24, 2023

A Yoga & Wellness Retreat Presented by Pathways Productions and Align with Grace Yoga!

Enjoy a long weekend fortifying bodies and spirits and learning to rest in sublime serenity. This Yoga retreat — suitable for all levels of yogis, advanced to beginner — will include asana sessions (all levels), meditation instruction, Yoga Nidra (The Yoga of Sleep), guest speaker(s), and a special practice to harness the power of our subconscious minds.

Pathways Retreat Schedule (Subject to Change)

Friday, April 21

3pm – 5pm – Arrivals

6:30pm – Dinner

8pm – 8:30pm – Orientation

Saturday, April 22

7am – 7:30am – Morning Meditation (optional)

8am – 9am – Breakfast 

9am – 10:30am – Free Time

10:30am -12:30pm Yoga Session, Theme: Nurturance and Grounding

The Yoga Tradition states that the premise of yoga practice is to bring what is unconscious to the conscious mind and be present for whatever comes up. Therefore we will begin the practices with poses and breath work that promote stability, calm, grounding and nurturance. We will work on balancing the body and mind while we slow down the chatter in the mind.

This practice will include prana yama (breath work), Asana (poses) and Savanna (deep relaxation – integration). It will culminate with a short meditation.

12:30pm – 4pm – Lunch and Free Time (massage, hot tub, hike, journal, read, rest)

4pm – 6pm –  Enlightened Rest Yoga Session, Theme: Deep Healing

This practice will include the Joints and Glands exercises, a Yin Yoga session, and a 30-40 minute Yoga Nidra (the Yoga of Sleep) practice.

6pm – 8pm – Dinner

8pm – 8:30pm – Gathering

Sunday, April 23

7am – 7:30am – Morning Meditation (optional)

8am – 9am – Breakfast 

9am – 10:30am – Free Time

10:30am – 12:30pm – Yoga Session, Theme: Melting Resistance

The emphasis of this practice will be to move through the first three layers of our most familiar modes of being in the world, the physical, mental and energetic. This practice will start to stir energy that is dormant, and culminate in poses that are quieting and centering.

This Yoga session will include prana yama (breath work), asana (poses) and savanna (deep relaxation) and culminate in a meditation.

12:30pm – 4pm – Lunch and Free Time (massage, hot tub, hike, journal, read, rest)

4pm – 6pm –  Enlightened Rest Yoga Session, Theme: Healing Cognition

This practice will include the Joints and Glands exercises, a Yin Yoga session, and a 30-40 minute Yoga Nidra (the Yoga of Sleep) practice.

6pm – 8pm – Dinner

8pm – 8:30pm – Gathering

Monday, April 24

7am – 7:30am – Morning Meditation (optional)

8am – 9am – Breakfast 

9am – 10:30am – Free Time

10:30am – 12:00pm – Yoga Session, Theme: Remembrance

The emphasis of this practice will be on building the power of memory. We will start with an Integrating Yoga practice that will work primarily with twists and forward bends. We will have a shorter Yoga Nidra session when this is complete.

Students will have time to write and share with one another.

12:00pm – 12:30pm – Closure

12:30pm – 2pm – Light lunch, departures

RETREAT REGISTRATION

Space is limited! Register early to secure your spot. 20 CEUs are offered for Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers. To contact us: 240-247-0393; pathwaysads@gmail.com. 

Pricing:

$1195 — Single Occupancy

$895 — Double Occupancy (2 King Beds)

$695 — Double Occupancy (2 Twin Beds)

$595 — Dorm Style Occupancy (4 Twin Beds)

Lodging, Food, Beverage & Full Program Included

Massage Body Service Add-On: $150

Program designed and led by Claudia Neuman, MSW, ERYT-500. A YACEP Certified Parayoga Nidra Instructor, and creator of Align with Grace Yoga, Claudia brings her 30+ years of teaching experience and her encyclopedic knowledge of Yoga to her students.