Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spring Tune-Up: A weekend retreat in the North Cascades

Awaken to the vitality of spring with a weekend of nourishing food,  herbs and yogic presence. We will explore the idea of 'food as medicine', preparing simple ayurvedic recipes and herbal teas, supplementing this with asana and pranayama practice, sauna time and silence. Support body and mind as we move into the season of heightened energy and activity! 

Led by

- Rosalee de la Foret, traditional herbalist and Structural medicine Specialist. Rosalee is the author of dozens of articles and several ebooks on herbal healing.

- Becky Studen, certified yoga teacher, has studied various types of yoga including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Pre- and Post-natal, and Power Core and Yin yoga. Yoga has reminded her to breathe deeply when parenting, love her body and to take time to simply be.


Friday night ~ Restore
Arrive at 5:00
5:30 - 6:30 
Grounding yoga practice
7:00 - 8:00 
8:00 - 9:00 
Opening circle; introductions, intentions

Saturday ~ Rejuvenate
8:00 - 8:30 Awakening yoga practice 
8:45 - 9:30 Breakfast 
9:30 - 10:30 Free time (outside time encouraged) 
10:30 - 12:00 Discussion: Exploring the therapeutic value of taste 
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch 
1:30 - 3:30 Free time, sauna 
3:30 - 5:30 Deepening yoga practice 
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner 
7:30 - 9:00 Laughing yoga, spring seed-planting ritual

Sunday ~ Radiate
8:00 - 8:30 Awakening yoga practice 
8:45 - 9:30 Breakfast 
9:30 - 10:00 Free time 
10:00 - 11:00 Discussion: Nourishing Herbal Infusions 
11:00 - 12:00 Completion yoga practice
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 2:00 Closing circle

All meals will be eaten in silence, and silence will be encouraged in common areas. Participation in meal prep and clean up is part of the weekend experience.

We are joyfully offering this weekend at an exceptionally low price in order to serve those who need this retreat. Space is limited to 11 participants - register early to ensure your spot. 

$175 before March 4, includes meals and lodging

$190 after March 4th

Please visit Skalitude Retreat Center to register. Or email Linsdey here.