$75 per workshop or

$275 full weekend (4 workshops)

Friday May 5 – Sunday May 7

We are happy to welcome Beryl Bender Birch back to The Center for a weekend of yoga and meditation practice. Beryl is the author of 4 books on yoga and has been teaching yoga, as many of you know, for over 40 years. She brings a down to earth approach to the practice of this ancient methodology and believes that the whole point of practicing yoga - other than for the benefits of clarity, peace of mind, and good physical and mental health - is to have the experience of yoga, of awakening!! Awakening to what? Awakening to the realization that we are all connected. And not just holding that as a worldview, although it is a good world view to hold. But actually getting it in every cell in our body! That transformational moment of boundlessness, of connecting to Great Spirit, opens us to the realization that if we aren’t using our yoga practice, and the resulting awareness it hopefully brings, to serve the planet and it’s inhabitants, then we aren’t really doing yoga.

FRIDAY, 6-9pm: Why are You Here?
Introduction to weekend. Light Asana, meditation, and Yoga Nidra

SATURDAY, 9am-12pm: Why Alignment Matters—Present Power Practice - a powerful sequence of postures designed for detox and healing - can be gentle or vigorous - adaptable for all

SATURDAY, 1:30-4:30pm: Pranayama and the Vayu / Cultivating Loving Kindness, Compassion, and Joyfulness, and Balance (Sutra I:33 & II:33-34)
Pranayama practice, Yoga Sutra Study. (Bring a copy of the yoga sutras), Meditation

SUNDAY, 9am-12pm: Mindfulness Meditation & Present Power Practice.
Meditation and Present Power Sequence