Winter Renewal Yoga Mini-Retreat

A day of ReCONNECTION, Nourishment & SPIRIT RENEWAL


GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF ELEMENTAL CONNECTION

In this mini-retreat, you will reconnect with the Earth Element inside of and all around you.
Discover how being rooted, and holding Earth, can be nourishing and liberating for your spirit and sense of self.
During the Winter, there is an important teaching from the natural world around us that we can turn to for reinforcement.
As the tall trees send their energy deep into their roots under the Earth and as many of our four-legged and slithering brother and sisters sleep beneath the ground, we too have bodies that crave connection to Earth at this time of year.
We will also chant and sing sacred songs from various traditions to support this work.

 

Morning Deep Roots Yoga* experience focusing on the lower body

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Lunch Lunch from Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

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Deeply personal time on the Grounds of The Eco-Institute

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Afternoon Inner-Yoga Exploration in the style of Angela Farmer


If you are considering this retreat, here are some questions you might ask:

 
  • Where is your energy right now? Have you been way up in your head figuring things out?
  • Have you felt overly mental recently or even too connected to modern technology?
  • Have you been wondering (or even worrying) about how to be clearer about who you are
    and what your values are?
  • Do you travel or move often? Is it hard to settle down or make decisions? Do you wish you
    felt more solid and firm?

If your answers are yes to any of these questions, this day may be a wonderful gift for yourself.


Bring Yoga Mat, Blankets, Pillows, and Journaling Supplies

We also suggest bringing a watch too, if you still own one of those.
We will encourage you to explore the Grounds of the Eco Institute without your cellular devices.
We all need a little time to disengage.



Deep Roots Yoga is a different approach to Yoga. Deep Roots is a process that uses hatha yoga specifically focusing on our legs and pelvis, positive psychology, tenets of creation spirituality and Original Blessing, off-the-wall humor, heart, self-honesty, group connection, elements of ritual/ceremony, unique breathing and energy-moving techniques, music, and intuition to create a completely spontaneous, grounding, and healing experience. I developed Deep Roots for all people and all levels, but I especially encourage experienced yoga practitioners to let go of the striving mind and return to their personal practice with renewed vitality and self-love. I treat the classroom as a sacred container and the class itself as a modern ritual to heal ourselves and the planet.
— Blake A. Tedder, MSW

DETAILS

Date
February 25, 2018

Times
9 AM - 5 PM

Location
Eco-Institute's Barn Loft
8519 Pickards Meadow Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Cost
Retreat: $86.24
Warm, Vegetarian, Gluten-free Lunch from Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe: $13.76
Total: $100
Student & Adult Scholarships Available,
Especially for Educators, Students, and Changemakers!

Meals
Option of Purchasing Warm, Vegetarian, Gluten-free Lunch from Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

What to bring?
Bring Yoga Mat, Blankets, Pillows, Journaling Supplies and a Watch


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

 
  Blake Tedder 's is a story about becoming ever-more resourceful in learning to heal and live well and sharing this with anybody who needs the same. As a teenager Blake survived a plane crash with his father in the mountains of Colorado. He found that Yoga, bodywork, chanting, and intuitive movement have been vital to the continued healing of his body and of those ever persistent traumas. Blake loves to share the methods and un-methods of healing in a fun, often silly, and a deeply meaningful way. Blake completed Yoga instructor training with Ti Harmony in Carrboro, NC in 2009. In 2011, he studied with Judith Hanson Lasater and also became a certified Relax and Renew® restorative yoga teacher.   Blake's style of Yoga marries traditional and spontaneous, structured and wild. His primary teachers are Angela Farmer and Victor Von Kooten, Judith Hanson Lasater, Ti Harmony, Swami Satchidananda, Mark Whitwell, and T. Krishnamacharya. He also incorporates elements of Qi Gong and dance in most classes.  Blake says this about Deep Roots Yoga, which he will be offering for the Winter Renewal Yoga Mini-Retreat:  "Deep Roots Yoga is an offering that I created between 2010- and 2012. It is a different approach to Yoga. Deep Roots is a process that uses hatha yoga, positive psychology, tenets of  creation spirituality  and Original Blessing, off-the-wall humor, heart, honesty, group connection, elements of ritual/ceremony, unique breathing and energy-moving techniques, music, and intuition to create a completely spontaneous, grounding, and healing experience.  I developed Deep Roots for all people and all levels, but I especially encourage experienced yoga practitioners to untie the striving yoga mind and return to their personal practice with renewed vitality and self-love.  I treat the classroom as a sacred container and the class itself as a modern ritual to heal ourselves and the planet."

Blake Tedder's is a story about becoming ever-more resourceful in learning to heal and live well and sharing this with anybody who needs the same. As a teenager Blake survived a plane crash with his father in the mountains of Colorado. He found that Yoga, bodywork, chanting, and intuitive movement have been vital to the continued healing of his body and of those ever persistent traumas. Blake loves to share the methods and un-methods of healing in a fun, often silly, and a deeply meaningful way. Blake completed Yoga instructor training with Ti Harmony in Carrboro, NC in 2009. In 2011, he studied with Judith Hanson Lasater and also became a certified Relax and Renew® restorative yoga teacher. 

Blake's style of Yoga marries traditional and spontaneous, structured and wild. His primary teachers are Angela Farmer and Victor Von Kooten, Judith Hanson Lasater, Ti Harmony, Swami Satchidananda, Mark Whitwell, and T. Krishnamacharya. He also incorporates elements of Qi Gong and dance in most classes.

Blake says this about Deep Roots Yoga, which he will be offering for the Winter Renewal Yoga Mini-Retreat:

"Deep Roots Yoga is an offering that I created between 2010- and 2012. It is a different approach to Yoga. Deep Roots is a process that uses hatha yoga, positive psychology, tenets of creation spirituality and Original Blessing, off-the-wall humor, heart, honesty, group connection, elements of ritual/ceremony, unique breathing and energy-moving techniques, music, and intuition to create a completely spontaneous, grounding, and healing experience.  I developed Deep Roots for all people and all levels, but I especially encourage experienced yoga practitioners to untie the striving yoga mind and return to their personal practice with renewed vitality and self-love.  I treat the classroom as a sacred container and the class itself as a modern ritual to heal ourselves and the planet."