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Yoga Retreat: September 1st - 4th 2017

Yoga Retreat
Yoga for Clarity and Peace of Mind
Location is the beautiful Windhorse Farm, Nova Scotia
with Sheree Theresa Gurnell
September 1st - September 4th 2017
Windhorse Farm
Retreat location is the tranquil setting of Windhorse Farms on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. The 19th century farmhouse includes a working farm in 200 acres of old-growth Acadian forest with 20 km of trails, along with a 4-acre organic permaculture garden. On your own, you are welcome to swim or canoe in or on Wentzells Lake and the La Have River, or enjoy the sauna at the edge of a forest pond. Aimless wandering always is appropriate. Meals are prepared on site using fresh and local produce. The retreat will take place in the Juniper Lodge, renowned for hosting retreats, health & wellness & leadership programs. The lodge is a gateway to the magical forest and overlooks the farm.
Prerequisites & Intention
This course is open to all students, practitioners and teachers of yoga from any tradition wishing to deepen their understanding of the connection between the body and mind as it relates to yoga practices and mental wellbeing. It will be a very useful introduction to newcomers and a further investigation for those already immersed in this tradition.
An individual session with Sheree is essential preparation for this retreat. Please schedule a private session over the summer months.
This course provides 20 contact hours of professional development for yoga teachers.
Yoga in the Tradition of T. Krishnamacharya
The teaching stems from TKV Desikachar and his father, the great T. Krishnamacharya, who is the source of many principal schools of yoga today. The tradition provides a complete teaching, offering strong practices suitable for young people, while giving emphasis to a breath centered and meditative approach as one moves along in life. Specially tailored practices may help to restore health and balance. Techniques include asana, pranayama, chant and meditation, with teaching grounded in texts such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. At the heart is relationship with a teacher, so individual study and personal practice are key. These allow for individualizing practice and teaching to suit the needs of each person at a given time. Then yoga serves its true purposes: to reduce suffering, to support personal transformation, to bring peace of mind.
Sheree Theresa Gurnell C-IAYT, E-RYT Gold
Sheree’s lifelong interest in Eastern philosophy led her to begin her formal study of yoga after immigrating to Canada in 1989. She has been student and practitioner of yoga for 25 years and has been teaching for 18 years. She received her initial 500 hr teacher training certification through the Yoga Studio College in Calgary, AB. In June 2013 she completed a further 500 hr teacher training in the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar with Rosemary Jeanes Antze of Toronto after 10 years of study with her mentor. In September 2016, Sheree was awarded certification as a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists
Fees include taxes, 3 nights accommodation, all meals, yoga tuition (20 hrs), written practices to take home, a night walk in the forest
Shared accommodations: Total $ 795
Deposit due June 1st: $ 395
Balance due August 1st: $ 400
Private room: Total $ 895
Deposit due June 1st: $ 395
Balance due August 1st: $ 500
Space is limited so do register early.
Cash, cheque and email transfer accepted.
Deposit is non-refundable. Other fees refundable only if place is filled by another participant.
Contact Sheree at danspirations.pei@gmail.ca
Private lesson: 1 ¼ hours $ 75
Please include a brief outline of your current yoga practice and/ teaching, main interests.