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Ever wonder what your dreams are trying to tell you? Looking for ways to dive more deeply into understanding yourself? Need some deep restoration? Join Heather Sanderson for a rejuvenating yoga and dream work retreat where we’ll enter deep states of dreamland to explore release, restoration, and healing insights. This is a chance for you to find the space and time to connect with yourself, away from the routines of everyday life, in a safe and supportive space.
This weekend retreat will be held at the gorgeous Growing Heart Farm in Pawling, New York, where you will be surrounded by nature and connection to the land of this working farm. Growing Heart Farm is dedicated to sustainable living and education in the New York City Region.
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation technique practiced laying down in savasana. It’s based on the tantric technique called Nyasa, which aims to make every single cell in the body conscious. Through the practice of yoga Nidra, you bring yourselves into a hypnagogic state, a state in between being awake and being asleep. In this state and through the different stages of guided meditation, you have more access to your subtle bodies and subconscious and unconscious mind. Yoga Nidra promotes deep relaxation, relieving physical stress and tension, as well as emotional, mental and energetic stress.
Restorative yoga is a practice where props are used for support. This allows you to feel safe and supported which gives your sympathetic nervous system (responsible for your fight, flight, and freeze response) an often much-needed rest and gives your parasympathetic nervous system space to do what it does best (rest and digest). It’s a tool designed to bring both aspects of your nervous system into balance.This retreat is open to all levels of experience.
This special weekend retreat offers daily yoga coupled with a guided yoga Nidra practice, a hands-on workshop making herbal dream pillows, sharing and learning about the meaning of dreams, and time to rest on a beautiful farm. During your time together on retreat, you’ll explore the dream space in many ways. All classes and offerings are here for you throughout the weekend and you’re also free to do as you need to, so all are optional. Arrive at Growing Heart Farm on Friday afternoon anytime after 14:00.
Morning free time (optional time to write down dreams from night before), there is a free time from 14:00 to 16:00
Yoga found Heather Sanderson in 2005 when she first started attending classes to help with health concerns. Since then, yoga has taken her on an unexpected, challenging and beloved journey of exploration and transformation. She completed a 340-hour healer training including a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Puerto Rico and Brooklyn. She is trained in Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, meditation, and Restorative yoga with a focus on Tantra philosophy. Heather believes in the power of yoga to help heal physically, emotionally, psychologically, and energetically.
This retreat will take place at Growing Heart Farm in Pawling, New York, USA.
You will be provided six delicious meals including breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
Growing Heart Farm in Pawling, New York, is accessible from New York City via the Metro North Train to Harlem Valley Wingdale Station.
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