Nov 24-26: Heart & Art Yoga Retreat
Nov 24-26: Heart & Art Yoga Retreat
Heart & Art Yoga Retreat with Maria Toso and Brant Kingman:
Deep yogic and artistic practices to clear out anxiety and strengthen the voice of your Spirit
Date: November 24-26, 17
Time: check-in Friday at 6:00 - check-out Sunday 2PM (lunch on Sunday included)
Location: ARC Retreat Center, 1680 373rd Ave NE, Stanchfield, MN
ARC is a beautiful retreat center in Stanchfield, MN (about and hour and fifteen minutes from the Twin Cities) situated on 87 acres of pristine wetland and woodlands featuring a majestic white pine forest with trails for walking and skiing. The log cabin has a cozy homelike atmosphere with 15 individual rooms. The kitchen offers healthy homemade vegetarian meals featuring fresh ingredients, often organic or locally grown. ARC is the ideal setting for renewal, growth and creativity
During this retreat we will address and dissolve stubborn tension in body and mind; so often caused by unconscious fear that has taken root. When we access and release the tension, we become present and can make room for new experiences to enter our lives. During this weekend away from the demands of everyday life, you will learn yogic and artistic practices that help you release the burden of fear and tension and deepen the inherent connection to the authentic Spirit voice that we all carry within.
Through therapeutic soma yogic practices, breath work and guided meditation, you will achieve a deep sense of peace in your physical body and a quiet mind. From this place of inner calm, you will be guided through artistic exercises that will reveal in more details what your Spirit is up to, where you may feel stuck and how to move forward.
The artistic process that you will experience during this retreat is not about producing an object; it's about creating a tool that enables you to remove the debris of previous trauma and the filings of your daily grind that obscure the intelligent emanations of your own Spirit. Brant Kingman will show you art tricks he's developed to help you recognize what your Spirit knows. You will be amazed at how your Spirit speaks to you once you clear the space to hear it.
"We are all visionaries but many of us have lost touch with this aspect of ourselves. We get stuck on autopilot as we rush through life. The clear voice of our Spirit cannot rise above the chatter of the intellect. So it's imperative that we learn to turn off the inner dialogue and focus our intent. Once we accomplish this, we can use art as a simple tool to refine our state of being," explains co-teacher, Brant Kingman.
This retreat is a pause, a deep breath, a long sigh and an invitation for your Spirit, your authentic voice, to come through and speak to you, reveal overlooked information, and gently (re)direct your course. In order to access the voice of truth within, we have to learn to slow ourselves way down and shut off the busy mind.
The practices taught during this retreat will take you to the next level whether you have never done yoga before or if you are a professional yoga teacher -- and anything in between. It's for you if you are a professional artist and it's for you, if you haven't touched a crayon since you were 8 years old.
This retreat is taught as a collaboration between Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Maria Toso and Artist, Brant Kingman.
The fee covers art materials and your accommodations: cozy single room with a desk and shared bathroom on each floor, 5 vegetarian meals and tuition.
I am always so inspired by these painting and sharing sessions. Both from internal perspective gained as well as hearing the feelings and thoughts from others about their creations - awesome how we all are naturally talented artists in the moment. - Michelle Heerey, Heart & Art Yoga workshop participant
Through the yoga and meditation practice, Maria created a liberating space in which everyone's kundalini energy could rise. This enabled us all to take that energy into the art space with Brant and create freely with out the internal censor getting in the way. - David Sheild, Heart & Art Yoga Workshop participant.
Cancellation Policy for retreats:
Pre-registration and payment reserves your space, and is required for all workshops, events and retreats. There are no refunds, but if you cancel more than 7 days prior to the beginning of a retreat, your payment is transferred to a credit you can use for any Breath of Life product or service. Such credits have no expiration date. If you cancel less than 7 days prior, you forfeit your payment. Please register early as space is limited.