Summer Retreat on Lopez Island
Jul
14
to Jul 16

Summer Retreat on Lopez Island

For the past 7 summers my sister Charlotte and I have hosted this weekend yoga retreat at our family home on Lopez Island in the height of its summer glory.  It is an intimate retreat and is appropriate for all levels of practice.  There is always a rich mix of regulars and newcomers. Charlotte makes excellent meals with fresh local ingredients, we practice meditation and careful clear asana and theres time to rest and wander or go the the Saturday farmers' market in the village.

Accommodations are rustic. There are 2 rooms in a cabin, shared platform tents and space to pitch your own tent.

 

$395 to pitch your own tent

$445 for a shared platform tent

$495 for a private cabin room 

 

Please email catrelease@gmail.com to make a reservation.  A $50 non refundable deposit is due by May 1 to guarantee your reservation.  (In the event that we fill up before then you will need to give us a deposit to secure your spot.). The balance will be due by June 24th.

Checks can be made out to Charlotte Trelease and sent to 1818 N 43rd St. Seattle, WA 98103.

Click on the images below to see past retreats.

 

 

 

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Feb
24
to Feb 26

Winter Weekend Yoga Retreat in Calistoga, CAlifornia

Join me, Margi Young and Christina Clark, the senior teaching faculty formerly from NYC's OM Yoga Center, for a weekend of deep yoga designed to wake your body and calm your soul. Christie, Margi, and I teach breath centered yoga that is alignment based and philosophy rich. With three teachers present you are sure to get personal attention and ideas for any modifications you need for your practice. All levels of yoga experience are welcome to join us for this exciting reunion.

 

 

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 Stability, Motion and Ease: Exploring the Gunas
Mar
26
1:30 PM13:30

Stability, Motion and Ease: Exploring the Gunas

Join Sarah at North Portland Yoga for a two-hour workshop investigating the dynamic balance between the three ever-shifting states of mind and body, which yogic philosophy calls the gunas. Through meditation, somatic movement and asana, we'll explore stability and ease in a constantly changing internal and external world.  

After the class there will be an open house for those interested in Sola School's 200-hour teacher training immersion, The Art of Teaching.

Workshop 1:30-3:30  $25.00

Open house 3:45-4:15  Free

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The Art of Teaching- 200-hour Teacher Training Intensive
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

The Art of Teaching- 200-hour Teacher Training Intensive

A 5-week immersion in beautiful Portland, OR with Sarah Trelease & Renee Sills of Sola School

This 200-hour program is a contemplative and alignment-oriented approach to the essentials of yoga practice and teaching. It is a study of the self in relationship: to the self, to others, to gravity, to space and environment. The immersion format is a transformative process that facilitates deep self-growth, clarity, and commitment to your deepest purpose and intention. You will develop your teaching skills, strengthen your working understanding of yoga alignment, anatomy, meditation, pranayama, and yoga philosophy. You will also develop your unique voice to lead, guide and share from your experience in integrated, authentic and meaningful ways.

We offer this program once per year as a 5-week intensive. Participants can expect an immersive experience that includes approximately 40 hours of class time per week as well as additional reading and group assignments. 

The 2015 training will take place between June 14 - July 17 with a 4 day break over the July 4th holiday. Training days are as follows:

  • Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9-5:30pm 
  • Wednesdays 9-1pm
  • Saturdays OFF

*Read more and download the application at Sola School. 

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Sola School: The Art of Teaching  200 Hour Teacher Training Immersion
Jun
14
to Jul 17

Sola School: The Art of Teaching 200 Hour Teacher Training Immersion

This 200-hour program is a contemplative and alignment-oriented approach to the essentials of yoga practice and teaching. It is a study of the self in relationship: to the self, to others, to gravity, to space and environment. The immersion format is a transformative process that facilitates deep self-growth, clarity, and commitment to your deepest purpose and intention. You will develop your teaching skills, strengthen your working understanding of yoga alignment, anatomy, meditation, pranayama, and yoga philosophy. You will also develop your unique voice to lead, guide and share from your experience in integrated, authentic and meaningful ways.

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Michael Stone: Yoga & Mindfulness Practice for Transforming Pain
May
15
to May 17

Michael Stone: Yoga & Mindfulness Practice for Transforming Pain

Our moods, emotions and internal stories affect our perception of pain and even our ability to heal. The experiences in our history influence our biology. Pain can be emotional or physical, but usually is both. While treatments like medication or physical therapy can be beneficial to the body, in order to maximise pain relief it is also necessary to learn skills to work with mental states, the breath, and reactivity.

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Integrity & Practice - Intro to the Advanced Studies Curriculum
Mar
6
to Mar 8

Integrity & Practice - Intro to the Advanced Studies Curriculum

This workshop is offered for those who are interested in the Sola Advanced Studies Curriculum as well as those wanting a "sample" of how we work. During the weekend, we will touch upon the core foundations of our program: embodiment and somatic practices, contemplative disciplines, and the yamas as organizational principles. In the full (eighteen-month) program, we spend three days with each yama, working with its lessons through ritual (embodiment), movement (somatics), and contemplative practice.

The 5 Yamas: ethics as organizing principles:

In each of five sessions we will explore one of the yamas through somatic practice, embodiment, meditation, contemplation on the role of the teacher, practice in teaching techniques, creative practice and discussion. Our aim is not to define or solidify but to work with the questions that arise when we explore our relationship to each principle.

Friday 6:00pm to 8:30pm - Ahimsa: Nonviolence and Compassion

Saturday 10:00am to 12:30pm - Satya: Truth-telling

Saturday 2:00pm to 5:30pm - Asteya: Non-stealing

Sunday 10:00 am to 12:30pm - Brahmacharya: Respect of Sexuality and Creative Responsibility

Sunday 2:00pm to 5:30pm - Aparigraha: Non-grasping, Non-possessiveness

Embodiment and Somatic Practices:

The word "embodiment" is a term that is becoming increasingly popular, but what does it mean? To us, embodiment means the body-mind relationship that manifests as our thoughts and beliefs take physical form. 

Somatic practices are sensation and body-awareness practices that we utilize to integrate mental learning and understanding.

Contemplative Disciplines:

Through consistent practice, bringing our awareness to what is arising in the present moment, we develop our ability to step away from the unconscious thought and behavioral patterns that keep us stuck in repetitive cycles of suffering. Meditation, felt-sense awareness, dialogue, and creative processes are all tools that we utilize to increase our capability to stay present in the moment and meet what is arising without reactivity yet with adaptability. 


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All- Levels Hatha Flow Series
Jan
6
to Mar 17

All- Levels Hatha Flow Series

A slow, mindful class, integrating alignment, fluid transitions and breath. Longer holds allow us to build strength and stability while the moving moments between teach us about steadiness in change. This class is accessible and challenging.

*Eleven Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7pm

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