Women’s Weekend Retreat: Aug 20-22, 2021
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
At the Living Juicy Women’s Summer Retreat we be exploring the real medicine of Tantra and tuning into ourselves and each other on the subtle realm. This is not about sex practices, although there may be some juicy discussions, the real Tantra is about finding the simple and subtle pleasures in all of life, and using the energy of pleasure and satisfaction to manifest our dreams.
Tune in to Nature • Tune in to Desire • Tune in to Spirit
Using practices such as yoga, mudra, mantra, mandala and more, will take us into the stillness of the heart where we will call forth and activate our dharma – or truest heart’s longing. From this place we will find our powerful intention or sankalpa and utilizing the practice of yoga nidra, we will imprint it on our subconscious. Participants will be given the tools to make lasting change and the work we do in the retreat will help immensely towards the fulfillment of life purpose and deep longings.
Living Juicy is learning to love ourselves, our family, and this earth so that we can live the juiciest, most fulfilling life possible.
The word Tantra: is Sanskrit and literally means, “a continuum, or unbroken stream [of energy].”
The term Tantra refers first (1) to the continuum of vital energy that sustains all existence, and second (2) to the class of knowledge and practices that harnesses that vital energy, thereby transforming the practitioner.
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. The literal Sanskrit translation is the ‘science of life’. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit and utilizes the elements available in all things to bring balance and well being.
In Sanskrit Yoga means ‘to yoke’ or to find union with your higher self. It is more than just stretching, yoga is a spiritual practice that incorporates many tools, all with the intent to help quiet the mind and prepare the body to connect deeply to the heart.
A mantra is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit that has psychological and/or spiritual powers. Mantra, whether chanted, whispered, or silently recited, is a powerful meditation and therapy tool.
A mudrā (muːˈdra; “seal”, “mark”, or “gesture”) is a symbolic or ritual gesture performed by the hands, often used in practicing Hinduism and Buddhism; it is a spiritual gesture that acts as an “energetic seal of authenticity”. Mudras act to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of energy in the body and even one’s mood.
The retreat will be held here at Anahata Education Center and includes meals, lodging and the hot tub! Early bird pricing at below the cost of a hotel room for two nights, makes this an amazing opportunity to connect with women, practice heart centering techniques and immerse in nature.
Early Bird Pricing:
June Price : $275
July 1-14 : $300
July 15 – Aug 1 : $325
Aug 1 – 22 : $350
- Or Commuting
- Riverfront Campsites
- Fun for Connecting
- Limited Quantities
47 acres of nature on the Little river.
Hot tub on the deck for star gazing.
Private rooms available.
Wryn’s deepest heart’s longing is to be of service to the divine in all beings by cultivating vibrant health and sharing her most sacred gifts: healing touch, devotional song, self-care practices and the teachings of yoga.
She has been a student of yoga for 20 years with teachers such as Jeff Tiebout and Mary Brown and has received her 200-hr yoga teacher training at In Balance with Nicole Boyle and Noelle Whittington. Wryn is a certified massage therapist through the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga and is also trained in Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Focusing, Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu, Myofacial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Reiki. She is certified as an Ayurvedic Wellness Coach and is honored to be the recipient of this 5000 year old oral tradition with teachers such as Katie Silcox, Indu Aurora and Mary Thompson.
Katie Wells is a movement teacher, dance artist, mother, spiritual activist and perpetual student. Her conscious performances are an offering to express what others can’t or won’t. Her classes are an array of practices that can open realms of connection with one’s self and beyond as well as expand the expressive toolbox for creative purposes. She is fascinated with designing movement curriculums and weaves many tools and topics that continue to aid her in her own personal growth and hopefully others.
She offers seasonal Goddess Retreats here at Anahata and personal one-on-one sessions using somatic embodiment therapies in addition to her many ongoing classes and workshops.
With a degree in Dance and Choreography from Hollins University, and a teaching certificate in Hatha Yoga, Leia’s personal practice is rooted in the unification of yoga and dance. Through this combination she brings mindfulness to movement inspiring us to quiet the mind, come deep into the body, and connect to our joyful-spirit.
Winter is an herbalist, priestess, and creator of amazing ceremonies, medicines and experiences. She has harnessed the power of her Divine Feminine to create and heal the deep wounds of our time. Through her unique gifts and her loving heart she is a bringing of change and a seer of truth.
Kyra is a multi-talent artist, musician and yoga teacher. Her art reflects all of the many facets of her being – sometimes loose and painterly, sometimes tight and concise, but always stunning. She can also be found drumming or teaching dance alongside her partner Casey and their little boy Anu. Kyra can often be found in her studio in downtown Floyd, Threefold Arts.
A centering metaphor for Aida´s work is that of nourishment and sustainance. Body food, soul food, sensual food, intellectual food, elemental food, spiritual food—these are her media, her loves, her offerings.
After experiencing an idyllic childhood in rural Mexico, Aida’s coming of age as a young adult in the concrete metropolis of Mexico City brought her life’s purpose and the Earth’s needs into sharp clarity: feed the World goodness.
This has taken Aida far down the paths of Biodynamic Agriculture, the Aztec and Lakota Temazcal (sweatlodge) ceremony, indigenous and holistic medicine, women circles and Yoni Egg tribes. Aida is a certified Shiatsu practitioner through the Buddhist Center of Mexico City, a Reiki and massage therapist through the Massage School of Mexico and a Magnified Healing practitioner.
Aida is a truth speaker. A mother. A pollinator. A medicine woman. An intellectual. An entreprenuer. A seer. A human.
Alice is a mother of two daughters currently living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, Virginia. Days are enjoyed crafting with wood and herbs, gardening, unschooling and surfing the land and ocean waves.
Ali lived in Ecuador for seven years, learning the depths of the Latino culture by witnessing their relationship with Mother Earth and their elders. Ali was introduced to the indigenous communities of Ecuador and realized life is a ceremony and is woven throughout our daily activities. Thus, she began her journey of awakening and traveling throughout Ecuador and Peru experiencing cultural celebrations and ceremonies honoring Pachamama. Ali cultivated her relationship with the Spirits of the plants, which opened the doors of extrasensory communication to knowing the plants offering
Maya is a passionate, Earth-loving, entrepreneurial Visionary commited to BEING that Change we wish to see in the world. Maya graduated with a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition and has been a practicing licensed Massage Therapist for 11 years. She recently created a Healing Modality called Therapeutic Rewilding which incorporate several elements of Mind and Body Wellness. Therapeutic Rewilding weaves Ancestral Nutrition, Therapeutic Bodywork, Primal Movement, Earth skills and Spiritual Mindfulness practices together to create a comprehensive modality designed to reconnect us to the deepest parts of ourselves, the Common Origin of all that is. Through direct experience and communion with the Earth/our Body and Spirit which animates all things, we start becoming attuned and fully ALIVE again, filled with Joy, Purpose and Connection.”
Eden is a delight and it reflects in her food. Her unique combinations of flavors and ingredients always amaze. She holds a degree in nutrition and is a license massage therapist and a yoga teacher. When she is not preparing food for someone she cares about, she is practicing massage or creating artwork out of something she has crafted, collected or finds fascinating. She will be creating the food for the weekend and we are honored to have her as part of the team.
Mahadevi has been practicing yogic exercise and studying yogic philosophy for over 20 years. Her explorations have taken her through ashrams at home and abroad, studyiny, serving, and teaching in the US, India, and Thailand. She enjoys sharing the devotional practices of bhakti yoga, and is interested in the vibrational power of Sanskrit and chanting as a direct path to personal transformation. She now lives in Floyd VA, where she teaches regular asana classes, and offers Thai massage.
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