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Thanksgiving Yoga and Wine Tasting Retreat

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 3:00pm
from $595
Westerbeke Ranch
2300 Grove Street
Sonoma, California 95476
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Contact: Sally Mitchell
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Enjoy a weekend in nature with yoga, meditation, journeying inward, hiking or running, delicious homemade and nourishing meals, and local organic wine tasting. The intention is to help you to feel energized, rejuvenated, and relaxed. The theme of the Thanksgiving Yoga Retreat is gratitude. This theme will be weaved throughout all sessions, reminding us to feel gratitude in everything in our life. Through the practice of gratitude, you can manifest more happiness, joy and well being into your life, and appreciate every moment as a gift. The yoga classes will be a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, linking movement with the breath, moving your body through both power and restorative poses. The classes will be theme-based, creative and balanced and will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, detoxing, energizing, and meditation. You will experience a safe and nurturing practice, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized. You will learn ChiRunning and ChiWalking, making running or walking effortless by letting gravity do the work. Blending principles of Tai Chi with running and walking, you move from your core muscles, allow gravity to assist your forward momentum, and let your legs relax. This reduces impact and eliminates the cause of injury, helping you to run or walk more safely, for longer, feel lighter and more relaxed, go faster, and enjoy running or walking for a lifetime! You will learn proper alignment and posture, body sensing, injury prevention, core strengthening, energy efficiency, lean, ankle lift, arm swing, stride length, cadence, gait analysis, joint loosener exercises, breathing techniques, and mindful and meditative running techniques. All levels are welcome and encouraged.