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      Intersections of Yin Yoga, Poetry & Sound NY Weekend Workshop in Pawling

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      August 16, 2019

      Friday   5:00 PM

      25 Jeans Drive
      Pawling, New York 12564

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      Intersections of Yin Yoga, Poetry & Sound NY Weekend Workshop

      Exploring the Intersections of Yin Yoga, Poetry, and Sound: A Weekend Workshop  This workshop will explore how connecting Yin Yoga with the practices of Poetry and Sound create an embodied form of meditation that supports opening, reflection, and healing.  Through experiential group sessions, participants will collectively study, discuss, and practice together to deepen their own understandings within these foundations of the Jamtse School of Yin Yoga.  Participants will also receive invaluable opportunities to develop their own voice, both poetically and musically, while sharing in the creation of classes and meditative experiences for each other within the weekend’s sessions.  Furthermore, group discussion and feedback will help hone each individual’s relationships to these three practices, and help support further exploration and offering in their own lives.   Those familiar with Biff Mithoefer’s work, and the practices of Jamtse Yin Yoga, understand the powerful synergy of Yin, Poetry and Sound. Biff is the author of The Yin Yoga Kit and co-author of The Theraputic Yoga Kit. Through years of offering and refining one expression of this fusion, Biff has led Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings as deeply connective circles around the world.  In doing so, Biff and his practices have facilitated a unique community of practitioners and collective wisdom which builds on tradition, while also embracing the true heart and meaning of our own stories.   This weekend workshop provides a rare opportunity to directly explore these facets of the Jamste Yin Yoga approach, while also creating a setting where students may offer their own insights and experiences from this combination of healing traditions.  Students will be invited to memorize two simple poems in preparation for the weekend workshop, in which to directly explore and expand within the weekend’s sessions.   The Retreat will include:  - Evening practices of Jamtse Yin Yoga with live poetry, drumming, and sound.  - Group practices directly engaging the recitation and memorization of poetry, while also using the voice to explore our own held stories.   - Vocal exercises in toning and Ragas - one tradition of sacred sound.  - Nature connection; pairing the process of nature with Yin postures, poetry recitation, and sound creation. - Break-out groups where students directly discuss and gain hands-on experiences in incorporating Poetry and Sound into a Yin Yoga context.  - Group discussions of selected poems from the Jamtse Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings.   - The beautiful setting of Growing Heart Farm in Pawling, NY. - 5 vegetarian meals with fresh seasonal produce from the farm.   The retreat will take place at Growing Heart Farm, a beautiful and bountiful space just a short train ride/ drive from New York City. The Farm is nestled in the Catskills, close to the Appalachian trail. On the property itself there is a swimming hole, an outdoor shower, hammocks, a fire pit, and ample space for outdoor camping. Indoor accommodations are available in the communal farmhouse. During our stay, we will be nourished by seasonal farm fresh food with every meal! Please email Kristen for dietary restrictions and requests about accomodation at:  Preperation:If you are camping please bring with you any camping and gear you need to make your stay comfortable.  Please prepare for this weekend with a memorized poem of your choice, and bring along with you any additional poems you like or have written. In addition, please revisit the excerpt from the Hafiz Poem below and try your best to memorize it! You are also invited to bring any instrument(s) you feel called to bring. And please remember to bring a journal! Hafiz Poem Excerpt to memorize: " This place where you are right nowGod circled on a map for you.Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can moveAgainst the earth and the sky,The Beloved has bowed there –Our Beloved has bowed there knowingYou were coming"  We look forward to sharing this weekend exploring Yin Yoga , Poetry, and Sound with you #yinyoga #yinyogateachertraining #natureretreat #weekendworkshop #newyorkretreats #yoga #biffmithoefer #nature #sound #soundhealing #soundmeditation #poetry #storytelling #naturetraditions #yin #jamtse #jamtseschoolofyinyoga #jamtseteachertraining #yogalife #jamtseyinworkshop #yogateachertraining 

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