Thu, Nov 02|
Late Winter Retreat (2023)
Move into and out of hibernation with the rhythm of nature using Ayurveda, yoga and meditation in this four-day, 3-night retreat in Destin, Florida.
Time & Location
Nov 02, 2023, 8:00 AM – Nov 05, 2023, 12:00 PM
Destin, Destin, FL 32541, USA
About the event
In preparation for the coldest and darkest parts of the year, all of nature instinctively moves into protective mode. Animals retreat deeper into their dens after putting on extra layers of fat to insulate against the cold. Most vegetation lies dormant so as not to expend much energy when sunlight is limited. But over thousands of years, humans have learned to forge ahead for the sake of productivity. Although we might eat heavier meals during the winter, our ingrained mantra of 'do more with less' doesn't create the ideal condition for a long winter's nap. It's the perfect time to fall victim to sickness.
Prepare for late winter in this educational, hands-on retreat where we'll provide ways to combat the accumulating mucus often a result of too much Kapha dosha. Using food, tea, yoga, pranayama and intention, we'll teach you how to move gracefully in and out of late winter without the residual side effects of depression, lethary, brain fog, heaviness and dullness common during this time of year.
What you can expect:
- Lectures about the Kapha dosha with handouts, slides and group work
- Daily yoga practices designed to increase heat and agni (digestive fire)
- Tips on what to eat and avoid during the season
- Identifying the signs and symptoms of imbalance due to accumulating Kapha
- Twice a day pranayama practices using breathwork ideal for releasing stagnant energy and improving sluggish digestion
- Daily guided meditations
- 3 cooking lessons appropriate to the season (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Daily sound baths
- Accommodations (shared rooms) for 3 nights*
- All meals, beverages, snacks for the duration of the retreat
- Time in nature either walking the beach, snorkeling or swimming in the ocean, fishing or meditating in Destin, Florida
- Socializing and connecting with our lovely community