Yoga and Spirituality

November 2, 2012 - November 4, 2012


Nov 2-4, 2012

Fri 6:30 dinner thru Sun lunch

Program $400

Come to Kirkridge for our fifth year of
this special program 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 as asana (physical postures),
meditation, and philosophy as it applies to
Christianity as well as other religions 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 both speaks of ordinary life as
well as a greater longing 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 poetry 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

Laurice D. Nemetz, 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 of NY. and is
a faculty member at Pace University. 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 and also enjoys creating art and
music. In addition, she is a mother to two
boys who enjoy practicing yoga too! More
information on Lauri can be found at www.

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