Workshops/Retreats

Workshops/Retreats

Expand your horizons…

Explore ways to deepen your yoga practice, improve your health, or challenge your mind!  Join us for a workshop or yoga retreat to deeply nourish your whole self. Each year we offer specialized workshops on yoga for back care and yoga for scoliosis, as well as ones exploring the chakras and other modalities for healing. Return here often to find events that intrigue you to expand your understanding of yourself and yoga.

 

Restorative Yoga Classes restorative Cathy and Margie wp
Immerse yourself in deep rest to heal and nourish, to dream, and refresh yourself on all levels. Yoga poses are held for varying lengths of time, supported by a collection of bolsters, blankets, blocks, and other yoga props.

Restorative Yoga
Sunday  5-6:30pm  $20

 

Learn how to relieve stress!
Meditation Open Practicemeditation standing wp
with Pam McDonald, Meditation Coach & Integrative Psychotherapist
Thursday August 16  6:30-7:30pm  Donations accepted ($15 suggested)

Want to learn to meditate but don’t know how to start?

Join us for occasional drop-in meditation gatherings at Mountain Spirit. These meditation gatherings are a great way to learn and experience the benefits of meditation through a friendly, informal format.  At each gathering, Pam will begin with a guided relaxation meditation and then offer a mindfulness-based practice with time for silence. Questions and comments are welcome after the practices.

 

Yoga at the Vineyard! Wine glass + Barn wp
Antietam Creek Vineyards, Sharpsburg, MD

Saturday, August 18  11:30-12:30pm
$25 includes yoga class & wine tasting

Spend a blissful afternoon de-stressing with friends!
MSY is partnering with our friends at Antietam Creek Vineyards to host a yoga class + wine tasting. The hour-long yoga class will be held inside Antietam Creek Vineyards’ tasting room in their gorgeous refinished bank barn at the edge of Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD, and will focus on relaxation and stress relief. All levels welcome!

Immediately following the yoga session will be a wine tasting (included in event price), where you can sample several delicious Antietam Creek Vineyards logo wpwines made at Antietam Creek Vineyards. Bring your yoga mat and a picnic lunch to enjoy with friends after the tasting, while lazing away the afternoon by the pond.

 

Lee Albert head shot smallLee Albert returns this Fall! 
- teaching from his new award-winning book, Yoga for Pain Relief: A New Approach to an Ancient Practice

 

Yoga for an Extraordinary Life!Extraordinary Life - Sun Salutation
with Lee Albert, NMT, yoga instructor, award-winning author

September 8 & 9, 2018
9am-5pm (Saturday); 9am-4pm (Sunday)
$225 for both days; $195 Early Bird Discount by 8/1/18
Register now!

The ancient yogis considered asana, pranayama and meditation to be one practice, not three…
Learn three powerful practices of the ancient yogis to alleviate not only muscular pain but also mental and emotional stress. With these simple, yet powerful practices, you can easily learn to eliminate or reduce most painful conditions, reduce stress, manifest your dreams, and achieve a calm alertness in your life!

  • Learn specific yoga poses to balance your muscular system and achieve a pain free body;
  • Learn breathing patterns proven to balance your nervous system and elicit the relaxation response;
  • Learn to balance your brain and cultivate a calm, focused presence;
  • Learn the secret to manifesting anything;
  • Enhance your body’s natural healing response.

These ancient practices, which are now validated by neuroscience, will help you discover how it is possible to lead an extraordinary life!

Workshop appropriate for yoga teachers, yoga students, and those new to yoga.

Lee Albert head shot copyLee Albert, NMT, is a national presenter and highly popular neuromuscular therapist and yoga instructor at Kripalu Yoga for Pain Relief Cover wpCenter for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA. Dedicated to helping people help themselves. Lee is on a mission to deliver self-help pain relief tools to as many people as possible. Trained in neuromuscular therapy, orthopedic massage, positional therapy, yoga therapy, and myofascial release, Lee created practices and teaches Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT) – protocols to reduce and eliminate chronic pain. He has conducted seminars with thousands of people from all over the world and is the author of Yoga for Pain Relief: A New Approach to an Ancient Practice and Live Pain Free: How to Eliminate Chronic Pain without Drugs or Surgery. Visit leealbert.com.

 

Listening to Plants: Experience the Healing Power of Plant Spirits 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:30 to 12:30plant copy
with Karen Milgate

Are you experiencing anxiety and worry about a transition in your life? Does a walk in the woods calm you down and bring challenges back into perspective?  Come explore and deepen your relationship with the plant world. Throughout human existence people have turned to plants for support and healing.

At this workshop you will learn how to listen to plants in a new way by:

  • Observing and experiencing a plant.
  • Dreaming into the plant.
  • Listening to what it has for you.

Bring: Colored pencils, a notebook to draw and write in, something to sit on outside (blanket or sit-upon), hat, jacket or umbrella in case of rain.  Extras will be available.

Karen Milgate copyKaren Milgate practices Plant Spirit Medicine in Silver Spring, Md. and Keedysville, Md.  She was trained at the Blue Deer Center in the Catskills in New York in an intensive two-year program.  She has been listening to the wisdom of plants for many years and is now reaching out to find ways to help others develop a deeper relationship with plants.  The healing energy of plants has been profoundly helpful to her clients. Prior to this work, she had a 25 year career in health policy in Washington, DC. Learn more about Karen at www.karenmilgatepsm.com or reach out for a private session or workshop inquires to karen.milgate@verizon.net