There is a connection between self-nurturing and self-respect.—Julia Cameron
Imagine three hours devoted to self-care and personal growth without having to leave the comfort of your own home.
Join me for a half-day online retreat on Saturday, October 20 (12-3 ET) carefully crafted to help you reflect, set intentions, and soften into the fall season among the company of like-hearted women. Bask in inspiration, education, and the practice of tranquillity tools such as yoga, mindfulness, and creativity.
Here’s what Kirsten had to say about her spring virtual retreat experience:
The chair yoga was greatly appreciated and made me realize how much more I need to do of it to ease those constantly-sitting-in-front-of-computer muscles. And would agree that your version of art journaling is so fun and eye-opening. I am always surprised by what comes out on the pages after creating them. When I closed the page yesterday at the end, I felt so refreshed and relaxed after the retreat and full of energy.
This retreat provides a chance to hit the pause button, reflect, learn new skills, and focus on what’s most meaningful to you. If you can’t join us live, you will receive the replay to retreat at your own time. Hope you can join us!
The Magic Ten with Sharon Gannon. In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, we discuss the components of the Magic Ten, the importance of daily practice, how an ancient Egyptian cartouche inspired her, and more.
Sharon Gannon is a 21st century Renaissance woman who excels in many artistic, spiritual and social mediums. Sharon is best known for creating, along with David Life, the Jivamukti Yoga Method—a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings. Blessed by her teachers Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Shri Swami Nirmalananda, Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and Shyamdas, she is a pioneer in teaching yoga as spiritual activism and is changing the way that people view, spirituality, life, themselves, each other, animals and the environment.
The Jivamukti Yoga method emphasizes asana, Sanskrit, scriptural study, devotion, prayer, music, chanting and meditation as well as animal rights, veganism, environmentalism and political activism. Jivamukti’s passionate focus on the original meaning of the Sanskrit word “asana” as seat, connection—relationship to the Earth is as practical as it is radical at this time of global crisis and consciousness shift.
The Jivamukti Yoga method is taught worldwide at Jivamukti Yoga Schools, and affiliated centers, in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, Turkey, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Sharon travels extensively teaching and lecturing throughout the world.
YOGA JOURNAL Magazine has called her an innovator and VANITY FAIR gives her credit for making yoga cool and hip. JANE Magazine nominated her as Gutsiest Woman of the Year and THE FARM SANCTUARY awarded her the compassionate living award. She is a long-time vanguard member of PETA and has helped with many of their campaigns.
She has produced numerous yoga-related DVDs and music CDs including the 2010 release of Sharanam, her solo debut album, which Sting describes as, “inspired, daring and essential.” She is a prolific writer and has authored several books: Jivamukti Yoga, (also translated into German, Russian & Italian) The Art of Yoga, The Jivamukti Chant Book, Yoga Assists, Simple Recipes for Joy (also translated in Italian) and Cats and Dogs are People too! (also translated into Italian) and Yoga and Vegetarianism (also translated into Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Turkish), which has been acclaimed as the seminal work on the subject of how a vegan diet relates to yoga.
Along with David Life she is the founder of the Jivamukti Yoga School, New York City and the Wild Woodstock Forest Sanctuary, a 125-acre wild forest sanctuary in upstate NY, USA.
a recording of the event to retreat as often as you’d like
Slow down, shake up your Saturday routine, learn new skills, and connect with like-hearted ladies. Return with what’s most meaningful to you this spring. Peruse FAQs,testimonials, and YOUR former retreat photos.
If you can’t join us liveor will miss some of it, you’ll receive the replay within 48 hours.
As always, a portion of all proceeds benefits the work ofPigs & Pugs Project. Pleaselet me knowif you have any questions about the experience. We’d love to have you with us!Bisous. x
Here’s what previous participants had to say:
I can’t thank you enough for such a clearly thought out virtual retreat. It was such a blessing not to need to get dressed, drive to an airport, not have to put on make-up, and to be comfortable in my own home without distraction.
Participating has reminded me how good it feels to slow down and give myself the time to recharge. Feeling a new spark of creativity.
I have to say, being the introvert that I am and loving my quiet time, this was something I would do again and again. Being in my own familiar space, relaxed but at the same time connected with everyone. You thought of everything!
The hallmark of an enlightening retreat, presentation, email, or post are the moments a heart is touched, a thought is planted, or a direction changed. I realize that the virtual retreat was more powerful than I thought it would be. In fact, it’s helping me to change direction, well, actually, to reconnect to my core being.