March 16-18, 2018
We are all made of the five elements:
earth, water, fire, air, and sky.
Masterful living is achieved when these elements are balanced within. When out of balance, you may feel “contracted” (too much earth), “under water” emotionally stressed out (too much water), unmotivated (not enough fire) or over working (too much fire), scattered and fearful (too much air), or spacey and ungrounded (too much sky).
The Ashaya Yoga® practice brings about a flowing integration of all five elements that leaves you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly from a place of worthiness.
Friday, March 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m.: Open Sky: Bask In Your Vastness Enjoy a spacious, heart-opening practice including standing poses, backbends, hip openers, twists, and forward bends. Includes a sky meditation and deep relaxation.
Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Rich Earth: Transform Challenges Into Life-Enhancing Change Challenges never come to put you down. They only come when you are ready to rise up and stand strong in your power. Learn how to engage with life’s challenges with an open heart that transforms obstacles into opportunities. Build core strength, flexibility, and balance with standing poses, hip openers, inversions (with modifications and prep poses), and backbends.
Saturday, March 17, 3:00-5:30 p.m. Delicious Water: Gentle Yoga and Therapeutics For the Lower Back and Hips: Release strain and stress and allow yourself to enjoy a sequence of flowing, soothing, and restorative poses. Gently open the body and practice therapeutic applications to soothe, restore, and strengthen the lower back and hips in order to flow better with the currents of life. Water always finds its way back to the source – the ocean of consciousness.
Sunday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bright Fire and Soothing Wind: Flame Of the Heart Masterful living is about tapping into the infinite light of the universe deep in your heart in order to source your true passion and vision for your life. Practice an inspiring sequence of postures that reconnects you to your heart where you recognize you are already whole and complete. End with a deep relaxation integrating all five elements.
Early bird (by 2/23): $180,
After 2/23: $200.
A la carte: 2.5 hour sessions are $50, 3 hour sessions are $60.
Starting on January 7th, 2018
Join us for a transformative journey, led by talented healers, life coaches, energetics masters and internationally sought-after teachers. We are creating a space for incredible growth opportunities in 2018, on a personal and community level. If you are ready to go deeper, learn more about yourself, your passions and the reasons that you grace this Earth, we invite you to join us.
Our first gathering/workshop will be held Sunday, January 7th, with a focus on learning and understanding the Energetic Body – the life force that we each have – and how to raise your vibration to meet your goals and purpose. Part 1 of a multi-session gathering, intended to span the first half of 2018.
Who: Intended for anyone who is interested in or regularly practicing healing work and/or ANYONE who is looking for transformation. Hoping to have a mix of experience levels in the group!
Where, When: Coastal Retreat, Easton Studio, January 7th, 1:30-5PM)
How much: Investment is individually priced. Determine what the value of this experience will be for you and pay accordingly. There is no minimum and no maximum. We only ask that you make a commitment to yourself and to the group to be present and support your transformation and the transformation of others.
Sherry brings decades of awareness and “being the work” to all that she does. An intensive care nurse for twenty-one years, Sherry is also a CranioSacral therapist and an early graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing (BBSH), both the undergraduate and advanced teacher training programs. Continuing at BBSH as a teacher, Sherry became an academic advisor to its founder and to the American and European curriculums, as well as an innovator and head of departments such as Integrative Care and Advanced Studies. Sherry also served as a class dean, a school dean and as vice-president of BBSH.
Sherry expanded her study at the Center for Intentional Living, graduating from their program in integrative psychology. She is also an authorized Continuum teacher. Sherry’s education incorporates psychology and the human energy field as well as a deep understanding of the human body. She has taught throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and in the Middle East, combining her knowledge of the physical body, energy and consciousness in the service of awakening and healing.
Sherry’s current focus is serving as founder, elder counsel and facilitator for The Spirit of Ubuntu, a non-profit association that supports individuals and groups in consciously living with the awareness “I am because of you, we are because of one another, and how we are in relationship with one another and all life determines our humanity”.
Patricia Pfost, MBA, CCEP:
Patricia is Director of Education and Communications at the RA/CE Institute. She is a Core Energetics practitioner, a Brennan Integration Work practitioner and a consultant to spiritually aligned institutions (and those who would like to be) where she creates intentional bridges between spiritual inspiration and practical program implementation. She has been a faculty member of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in the U.S. and Europe since 1995 and is currently dean of the Advanced Studies, Brennan Integration Work Program at BBSH in Miami. Patricia earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of the Center for Intentional Living program in integrative psychology and the undergraduate and teacher-training programs of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and the Institute of Core Energetics under the direction of John Pierrakos, M.D. She is a student of non-dual teachings and a resident of the Zen Center of Los Angeles. A Dynamic Facilitation practitioner since 2004, Patricia pursues a passion for family and community conversations that access the peacemaking wisdom and breakthrough creativity of the collective.
Yoga-body Yoga-face Yoga-mind w/ Ann Smith
Coming soon, dates to be announced!
Stretch, strengthen, breath, relax in this 2-hour workshop designed to de-stress and deepen meditation. In this workshop, we use yoga to align and strengthen our bodies, and facial exercises and facial self-massage to reduce tension and enhance well-being. The overall effect is a yoga-body, yoga-face, yoga-mind, preparing us for a deeper experience of mindfulness meditation. Welcome!
Ann E. Smith, PhD sits a lot during her work as a clinical psychologist, national trainer and consultant for the treatment of Substance Abuse and PTSD. Prior to that, she moved a lot in her work as a drama therapist, a yoga instructor, and as a general overall New Yorker who walked everywhere rather than sit a lot. These days, instead of walking to work, she does face yoga during her commute, and shares her love of yoga and meditation with her patients. Currently, her husband and daughter keep her moving as they live, love, and play on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.