Aṣṭāṅga Mysore and Sanskrit Spring Retreat May 17-19
Join us for a relaxing Mysore/ Sanskrit immersion retreat in the beautiful mountains of Western Virginia, just 1.25 hours from Washington and Northern Virginia. You can choose whether to come for the Mysore practice alone or Mysore and Sanskrit workshops. If you choose the Mysore only option, you will have free time in the afternoons to explore the on-site hiking trail or nearby vineyards, state parks, and/or local shopping. Either option includes lodging for two nights and all meals. Breakfast will consist of fruit, bagels, and gluten free oatmeal and will be available throughout the morning so you can either eat before or after your practice. Lunch and dinner will be vegetarian and inspired by South Indian cuisine. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available. The afternoon Sanskrit workshops will include 7 hours of study, specifically geared toward the Aṣṭāṅga Yoga system. ASI Level 1 Sanskrit is required for all Sanskrit workshops. Participants will explore Aṣṭāṅga opening and closing mantras, pose names and dristis. By the end of the workshop, participants will better understand their basic grammatical structures and fundamental meaning and have gained more precise pronunciation. Friday night practice will be a trigger point release and meditation class as we ease into the weekend. Saturday's morning practice will be Mysore style. Sunday’s practice will be a Led Primary series that will integrate the Sanskrit workshops and be a chance to revisit/ practice pronunciation.
Schedule: Friday, May 17 5:00pm arrive 6:30 dinner 7:30-9:00 Trigger point release and meditation
Sunday, May 19 8am-10am Led Primary 11am Lunch 12pm-2pm Sanskrit Head home
The fees are listed below*. They include weekend lodging, asana practice and meals. The prices listed DO NOT include Sanskrit workshops. The optional Sanskrit workshops will be $75 for all sessions per person.
*Earlybird Pricing: After April 15th prices go up $50 per person Private Queen room (up to 2 people) [1 available] $300 Shared Queen (2 queen beds in shared room up to 4 people)[1 available] $250 (for one Queen $500 for both- whole room) Tatami Mat (twin futon) in shared space [3 available] $200 Shared Twin room [1 available] $225 ($450 for both)