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Women’s Mental Health Labor Day Retreat with Ajeet, for your mind to be at peace, let your soul labor and release. (Full)
September 2 - September 4
GOALS & HIGHLIGHTS
Awaken inner joy and connect with others on the path of peaceful freedom. This Labor Day mental health retreat promises to nurture and nourish your mind-health and well being.
Are you at a crossroads?
This weekend will uplift your spirits while revitalizing your mind and body with yoga specially designed to work on your parasympathetic nervous system, relieving stress, pain and tension from deep in your heart and subconscious. Learning the path of acceptance, integration and mind penetration, you tap into pleroma-the bliss state of your true being. One of the surest ways to have true and lasting mental health is to give your mind time to delicately and diligently labor with what is causing you pain, and lovingly release it.
Daily morning yoga classes that revitalize and nourish the body and quiet the mind
Evening yoga sessions to remove self-doubt and limited thinking to awaken intuition
Daily Meditation sojourns in nature quietly listening to the secret sounds of your soul
Therapeutic and Restorative yoga practices to dissolve deep pain and bring about trust
Group labor sessions to become present, awakening, integrating your inner bliss states
Arrive and Settle in from 3:00-5:00pm
Bountiful Blissful Yoga: 5:30-7:00pm
Vegetarian Dinner: 7:00-8:30
7:30am Silent Meditation on the River
8:00am Spirit Vinyasa Yoga Practice
Labor of Love Yoga Workshop
11:30am -1:00 pm
Learn how to bring a deeper awareness to your inner conflicts with a self-healing technique known as Acceptance and Integration. This technique allows you to resolve reactivity and uncloak your true self.
After coming to a serene place of acceptance, we’ll practice yoga, chanting and a deep relaxation.
3:00—5:00pm Nature Outings in Groups
Choice of kayaking, SUP, hiking and bicycling down country roads
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to remove haunting thoughts
Vegetarian Dinner followed by Yogi Tea
7:30 Silent Meditation at the River
8:00-9:30am Slow Flow Yoga Vinyasa
Labor of Love Healing Journey and Meditation Workshop
11:30am -1:00 pm
Learn how to listen deeply to your inner voices with a self-counseling technique called “Pair-A-Day”. As a group, we will take two opposing thoughts we have, known as polarities, and see if we cannot find the good in each of them. By doing this, we learn to labor with our discomfort and let go of it’s hold on our mind. We will go over 3 sets of polarities so each participant fully understands the process and can go home with a safe and steady daily mind practice to continue the healing journey.
1:00pm to 1:30pm Closing Circle
Weekend Retreat Cost: $200
Room & Board, Meals: See website
Over the weekend, you’ll learn Svaroopa© yoga, a simple and slow yogic practice that helps you easily absorb the poses, go deeper into your mind and body, have a reliable relief from stress in your spine and apply these changes to your life. You’ll learn through these and other yogic practices, how to get to some deeper places of your mental processes so you can have lots of connection and process time to slow down and HEAL naturally with self and others. You’ll learn why fatigue and tightness is not your fault and how to work with your body, not against it; you’ll see how the simple use of props in meditation is a game changer for increased core release, strength and freedom from pain so you live the life you are meant to live.
About Ajeet Khalsa
Ajeet is a tree hugger and forest lover. She is a counselor, yoga teacher and mom. She is seen here kissing her husband-tree in Baxter Park on the Howe Brook Trail. She has been leading and training professionals in healing journeys and yogic modalities since 1996. As a performer in her 30’s, she had the honor of working with Jim Henson and Disney. As a former theater professional living on the road, she knows from the inside out, how depression and mental fatigue can stop you in your tracks, from living your dreams, even if you are successful. She is a gentle and loving facilitator, spiritual guide and mental health counselor.
She began studying and training vigorously in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation beginning in 1987. In 2006, she began studies with the Svaropa Vidya Ashram. She is an E-RYT Teacher-Trainer with Sewall House and is a registered Yoga Alliance Children’s Yoga Teacher-Trainer. Her first kids book, Color Me Yoga, will launch in 2022. Made for schools and families to find enlightenment and inner peace through yoga, art and rhymes, she is excited to finally put her yoga labor into form.