Wednesday, December 16, 2009

silence


"Within each of us, there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe. We are afraid of it. And we long for it. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are." ~Gunilla Norris

I'm thinking about a short, solo two day silent retreat. Andy and I will be traveling over the holiday season and it will be a great big family celebration. We will drive lots (14 hours each way, plus the 3 to and from Owensboro), eat a lot, celebrate a lot. I can already see that it will be a lil bit indulgent in many ways.

Upon returning home, I'm teaching a full day retreat at the studio (which are you registered cause space is limited and it's gonna be really really good?) then the six month long yoga teacher training will begin.

It seems to me that it will be the perfect time to get away and reflect, contemplate, meditate, move, dance, create, and just be. And it excites me to think about planning a retreat of my very own.

This is the place I've just emailed about a cabin....the writers cabin. Seems sweet....

Yay for silence.
Yay for retreats.

4 comments:

Crystal said...

I think that's a perfect time for a retreat Sharon, and the cabin sounds wonderful. Good for you.

Debbie A. said...

i have stayed here, about 5 or 6 years ago. Lago Linda used to be a horse camp. We had a family retreat with the horses and it was very nice. Sounds great! Enjoyed catching up today,Be safe in your travels!!

jindi said...

Yoga holds that a person’s health condition depends on himself. It lays emphasis on physical, mental and emotional balance and development of a sense of harmony with all of life. There’s nothing mystical about it.Nor is it external. Rather it is an inner faculty. Yoga endeavors to re-establish inner balance through a variety of ways, ranging from the gross to the subtle. Which is why it is considered a holistic art.Rather than prescribe treatments, yoga therapy encourages awareness. Through age-old yogic techniques, we get to know ourselves better.From that knowledge, comes the ability to more easily accept and adapt to change, resulting in enhanced well-being in body, mind, heart and spirit. Hence its applicability to almost all chronic conditions.

What approach does yoga therapy take?

Contrary to modern medical science that tries to identify the pathogenic factor (be it a toxic substance, a micro-organism, or metabolic disorder) then eliminate it, Yoga takes a totally different point of view. It holds that if a person is sick there must be a deeper reason behind it – that illness doesn’t arise by chance. It is the result of an imbalance, a disruption in the body-mind complex that creates the condition. Here the symptoms, the pathogenic factors, are not the issue. Yoga believes that the root cause lies somewhere else.
yoga therapy

jindi said...

Yoga holds that a person’s health condition depends on himself. It lays emphasis on physical, mental and emotional balance and development of a sense of harmony with all of life. There’s nothing mystical about it.Nor is it external. Rather it is an inner faculty. Yoga endeavors to re-establish inner balance through a variety of ways, ranging from the gross to the subtle. Which is why it is considered a holistic art.Rather than prescribe treatments, yoga therapy encourages awareness. Through age-old yogic techniques, we get to know ourselves better.From that knowledge, comes the ability to more easily accept and adapt to change, resulting in enhanced well-being in body, mind, heart and spirit. Hence its applicability to almost all chronic conditions.

What approach does yoga therapy take?

Contrary to modern medical science that tries to identify the pathogenic factor (be it a toxic substance, a micro-organism, or metabolic disorder) then eliminate it, Yoga takes a totally different point of view. It holds that if a person is sick there must be a deeper reason behind it – that illness doesn’t arise by chance. It is the result of an imbalance, a disruption in the body-mind complex that creates the condition. Here the symptoms, the pathogenic factors, are not the issue. Yoga believes that the root cause lies somewhere else.
yoga therapy