Retreats

Flowing Upon Sacred Ground, A Weekend of Yoga at Timberline Lodge with Michele Loew

Location: Mount Hood, Oregon Timberline Lodge
Dates: May 3-5th, 2019

Cost for Weekend of Yoga in the beautiful Mount Hood Room at Timberline looking out at the mountain:  $150:  If staying at lodge/  $200 for non-resdiential off site bookings. 

  Pay below to reserve your spot. 
Lodging cost separate, Book your 2 night stay at Timberline here:  LODGING AT TIMBERLINE

Friday night May 3rd:   7pm-8:30pm  “On Sacred Ground, Vinyasa & Classical Hatha Yoga for awakening Infinite energy and creative potential”:   Our first practice will help us to tap into the beauty and majesty of Mt. Hood, our practice space for the weekend.   This will be a powerful Vinyasa practice which will include Pranayama & Kriya practice to access the mountain base of our own spinal column upon which our infinite creative potential resides.  We will work with standing poses, hip openers, kriya, breath, & visualization techniques.  

Saturday, May 4th 7:30-9:30am:  “The Power in Your Yoga Practice”:   This will be a vinyasa flow practice designed to inspire and challenge students to new levels in their practice through dynamic, fun and creative sequencing.  We will work with the power of intentions and the energy of the mountain to come into full alignment with our higher selves.  


Saturday, May 4th 5:30-7pm  “The Heart of Silence”:  A Yin, Pranayama, & Yoga Nidra Practice  After a day of play at the lodge, good food and friends, we will enjoy a practice utilizing classical restorative yoga poses and the breath to feel revitalized, relaxed and renewed.  This will be followed by a Yoga Nidra practice, the yoga of awakening through deep yogic sleep in a lying down guided meditation.  

Sunday, May 6th  7:30-9:30am:  “The Deep Life Force of Yoga”  This Vinyasa practice will focus on Backbends, Twists, & inversions for all-levels, and bring our weekend to an inspiring close.

Michele Loew is an international yoga teacher and the founder and director of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon.  She is known as a teacher’s teacher and is respected for her 200 Hr & 500 Hr. Yoga Schools and her ability to combine Western knowledge of the body (Anatomy & physiology and modern kinesiology techniques) with the Eastern tradition of yoga.  

She has practiced and taught yoga since 1998, having studied extensively in the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions as well as the Sri Vidya lineage.   She is known for her keen observation skills and her ability to guide a student towards aligning the physical and energetic body through the use of expert hands on assists and intelligent verbal cues. She brings to her teaching a warm and engaging style that reflects her own internal understanding of the practice.  

Michele is an avid student of Eastern & Western Philosophy and continues to study with her principal yoga teacher Richard Freeman with whom she has practiced with since 2000.   She has been Richard’s assistant in his teacher trainings and workshops, and has a close understanding of his brilliant middle path teaching.  She practices Tibetan Buddhism, and received several Kalachakra initiations with HH The Dalai Lama and practices Vajrayana as guided by her beloved teacher in Buddhism, Dr. Robert Thurman.  

Michele teaches regular classes and trainings in Portland, as well as retreats and workshops internationally.  For more information on Michele please visit:
www.micheleloew.com and follow her on instagram @micheleloew

 

Timberline Retreat

Ladakh, India with Michele Loew "Illuminating the Subtle Body Meditation & Yoga Retreat"

Location: Ladakh, India & Golden Triangle- Taj Mahal Agra, Jaipur, Delhi
Dates: June 28-July 7th, 2019 (extended stay add-on avialable starting June 25th o the Golden Triangle (Agra, Jaipur, Delhi)

Join Michele for a trip of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Ladakh, India.  Home to the Dalhi Lama's Summer Palace, and a pilgrimage place for yogis and Tibetan Buddhist practitioners.  This sacred center is located between the highest mountains in the world, the Himalayas in the South and the Karakoram in the North. 

The high elevation and this sacred ground will support our practice of Yoga Nidra, Gentle Yoga Asana, and Pranayama to support a deeper meditative state of being, clarity and illumination of our Subtle Bodies. 

The Retreat and lodging will be held at Nimmu House:  http://ladakh.nimmu-house.com/

Our guide in Ladakh, is a wonderful leader I met in 2014 when I was there with Robert Thurman.  His name is Jigmet, and he owns Mantra HImalya.  Read more about how he approaches trekking in the Himalayas and this sacred land he loves here:  jigmet-wangchuk.squarespace.com

Students can choose from Glamping in luxury tents with En-suite bathrooms, or guest house rooms.  Vegetarian meals will be included, and dietarty restrictions accommodated.  We will have outings with expert Ladakhie guides to nearby temples & monestaries such as Alchi, hiking, and also shopping excursions optional. 

Michele has chosen this time of year in India because it is the best for the Himalayas, but also there will be a Total Solar Eclipse the week of our retreat.  This will not be visible from Ladakh, but it will be felt and support our practice profoundly.  What you are practicing and committing to during an eclipse can be felt for at least 6 months if not much longer. 

We will fly into Delhi and stay for 2 nights at the Trident Gurgaon Hotel.  https://tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-gurgaon

The Basic Retreat is based on 2 nights in Delhi & 7 nights in Ladakh. 

Extended Trip with Golden Triangle tour:  1 night Agra, 2 nights Jaipur, 2 nights Delhi, 7 nights Ladakh.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

•    7 nights lodging Glamping in Ladakh or accommodations inside Heritage House.

•    Three vegetarian meals daily in Ladakh

•    Two Yoga Practices & Meditation Practices a day with Michele

•    Transportation to and from airports to hotels.

•    2 nights hotel room Trident Gurgaon Delhi, breakfast included

•    Day Trip to Alchi Monestary (optional)

NOT INCLUDED:

•    Airfare to India & Ladakh

•    Optional excursions or spa treatments

•    Alcohol

•    Gratuities for Staff

•    Personal Items or Souvenirs

•    Travel insurance (We Always Recommend)

*    Meals in Delhi outside of included breakfast

*    Indian Visa

ROOMS:

-Glamping In Ladakh (Tent with bathroom) & Deluxe room in Delhi – Single:  $2900

-Glamping In Ladakh (Tent with bathroom) & Deluxe Delhi - Shared double per person: $2000

-Heritage house Room Ladakh & Deluxe Room in Delhi- Single:  $2850

-Heritage house Room Ladakh & Deluxe Room in Delhi- Shared Double per person:  $1950

A $700 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the retreat’s start date. Refunds – less deposit – are available 45 days prior to the retreat. Cancellations WITHIN 45 days of retreat will not receive a refund. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, inclement weather, etc.) but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels.

To be safe, we highly recommend travel insurance.

For more infor, please contact Michele at:  http://michele@theyogaspace.com

GOLDEN TRIANGLE ADD ON PRE-TRIP:  June 25th-28th:  See the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Pink City in Jaipur, and the traditional culture of Delhi in 5 star style.   We will stay at the Trident Hotels in all 3 cities and practice yoga with Michele daily.   Cost is an additional $500 if paid by March 20th for standard hotel room with breakfast in all 3 cities, yoga with Michele, and transport between cities.  $700 after March 20th. Upgraded class rooms available. 

GOLDEN TRIANGLE ITINERARY:

-June 25th:   Delhi to Agra High Speed train 8:10am.  Transport to Agra Trident Hotel.  Yoga & Restore & optional site seeing.

-June 26th:  Sunrise at The Taj Mahal;  Breakfast at the hotel, travel to Jaipur via AC vehicle.  Check in to Jaipur Trident, dinner and site seeing in the pink city.

-June 27th:  Yoga with Michele Jaipur, site seeing pink city. 

-June 28th:  Flight to Delhi.  Check in to Trident Gurgaon Hotel.  Yoga with Michele & meet rest of our Ladakh bound group. 

 

 

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