Since 2008, we have been holding these annual workshops at Kirkridge combining yoga and spirituality! For thousands of years, yoga has been a means to obtain a higher level of spiritual understanding. As such, it can be complementary to one’’s own religious background. During this weekend we will explore yoga through asana (physical postures), meditation, and philosophy as it applies to a variety of religious and belief systems. We will explore the transformative power of the body/ mind/spirit connection and the principles practiced to encourage peace in the body and the greater world. We will focus this year on the yogi mystic poet, Rumi, who was born in 1207 and has become among the best known and selling poets in America. His writing speaks both of ordinary life as well as a greater long- ing and search for God. His poetry reflects universal themes, and his spirituality is embraced by many from different religious backgrounds. The suggested books will be utilized for discussion during the retreat. In addition, please bring with you a favorite quote or piece of poet- ry to share with the group on Sunday morning. Our weekend will be a mix of hatha practice, discussion and time for reflection in this beautiful setting nestled in the mountains during the lovely changes of the fall season. All levels of yoga are welcome!
Laurice D. Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, E-RYT, LCAT, works as a yoga teacher and dance/movement therapist throughout Westchester County, New York. As a therapist, she has worked with geriatrics, children with special needs and 9/11 survivors among other varied groups. She is the current co-President of the Yoga Teachers’ Association (YTA) and is a faculty member at Pace University, and Ananda Ashram and is an Associate teacher for Anatomy Trains ®. She has published several articles on dance/movement therapy and yoga and appears in a book entitled, Creative Arts Therapies Manual. She leads trips on yoga and sea kayaking, studies and teaches applied anatomy worldwide and also enjoys creating art and playing music. In addition, she is a mother to two boys who en- joy practicing yoga too! She teaches in the U.S. and abroad, including Canada and Costa Rica and enjoys exploring the rich world of yoga practice. More information on Lauri can be found at www.wellnessbridge.com.
Cost $400 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition.