Spring Awakening Retreat: A Weekend For Women
with Michelle Befus
Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28
Yoga steadies the mind, facilitating self-discovery, clarity and a sense of personal awakening. It teaches us to be present with our experience, allowing a deeper understanding and connection with ourselves and those around us. With steady practice, we learn to feel subtle sensations within the physical body, notice habitual thought patterns within our minds and recognize the emotions that arise through the observation of both. This awareness allows us to stay curious, awake and authentic in our relationship to life.
Through the course of the weekend, you will be immersed in the practice of yoga. You will be led through alignment based vinyasa and restorative classes, accessible meditation and breathing techniques and healing crystal singing bowl sound baths. The schedule is designed to provide balance between activity, inner exploration and group connection. You will be nourished with delicious local, organic meals, surrounded by lush forests made for long walks and introduced to new, like-minded friends. All levels are welcome and encouraged to join.
For over 20 years, Michelle has studied movement, breath and balance; earlier as a professional ballet dancer and as a yoga teacher today. Her accessible, grounded classes integrate anatomical precision, thoughtful vinyasa transitions, breath awareness and intelligent sequencing. Michelle’s articulate, down-to-earth approach educates and inspires, offering techniques that facilitate healthy movement patterns and elevate mind-body awareness. Her primary teachers are Theresa Elliott and Kathryn Payne of Pacific Yoga, with whom she completed her 500 hour Advanced Studies Certification.
Michelle offers teacher trainings, retreats, group and private classes and sound baths across the Pacific Northwest
To read more about Michelle, please visit www.michellebefusyoga.com
Schedule of Activities
3-4: Arrival / Check In
4:30-6: Opening / Yoga
7:45-9: Sauna / Free Time
9:30-11:30: Yoga / Meditation
1-4: Free Time
4-6: Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra
7:45-9: Sound Bath
9:30-11:30: Yoga / Meditation
12-1: Lunch / Checkout
To register for this retreat, please contact Michelle Befus at email@example.com. She will provide instructions and a registration form.
The lodge accommodates 11 and the retreat is limited to 15 people. Fees include all yoga classes, meditations and sound baths, 3 nourishing meals per day, sauna sweats, and shared accommodations/bath.
Lodge: $555 before 03/15/19, $595 regular
Camping: $525 before 03/15/19, $575 regular
Offsite: $395 before 03/15/19, $445 regular
Deposit of $195 will secure your space in the lodge. Balance due 04/01/19.
Refunds offered minus a $195 administration fee. After 04/01/19 refunds will only be granted if your space can be filled with a new participant.
For any questions or to register, please contact Michelle Befus at firstname.lastname@example.org