12-19 September 2021, ENERGY IN MOTION YIN & YOGA NIDRA RETREAT with Kristen Sprague

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About This Project

PRACTICE DESCRIPTIONS

Yin Description

Yin Yoga is the practice of engaging with the gentler Yin energy. Yin energy is the feeling you get while in a spa – deep softness, relaxation, opening, groundedness, and release. With the incorporation of breath work and meditation, the physical practice of Yin will leave you feeling melted and relaxed in a post massage or acupuncture kind of way. A regular practice of Yin Yoga keeps the joints strong and healthy, the body flexible and open, and the mind calm and centered. We are so excited to offer this practice to you every evening of our retreat, followed by journaling and reflection. Yin Yoga has the potential to bring us into a state in which deep reflection, intuition, awareness, and creativity may flourish.

Nidra Description

Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep,” is a unique and ancient form of restorative meditation that helps us to learn new ways of connecting with our true self. It allows us to get in touch with our deepest callings and highest potential, leading us to feel more awake and more abundant in life. Yoga Nidra has become a huge focal point as an effective mind-body therapy for several common disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, addiction, hypertension, and diabetes.

New to Nidra? For more information about this ancient and sacred practice, visit https://www.energymotionyoga.com/blog/what-is-yoga-nidra-1

 

MEET YOUR GUIDES

Kristen Sprague, RYT 500:
Kristen is a certified Vinyasa, Yin and Yoga Nidra Instructor.

Kristen has been passionately practicing and studying yoga for over a decade. With a teaching foundation in classical Ashtanga Vinyasa, Kristen continued on to study Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, as well as Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Over the years her practice and teachings have evolved to focus more on restoration and healing. In addition to her spiritual training, Kristen has an extensive background in biology, anatomy, and medical sciences, which gives her teaching style a unique and harmonious balance between mind, body and spirit.

To learn more about Kristen, visit https://www.energymotionyoga.com/our-team

 

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

6:30 – 7:00 – Tea/coffee
7:00 – 9:00 – Morning meditation & practice
9:00 – 9:30 – Shower break
9:30 – 10:30 – Breakfast
10:30 – 12:00 – Educational workshop (optional)
12:00 – 16:00 – Free time
16:00 – 17:30 – Nidra or alternate afternoon practice
17:30 – 19:00 – Dinner/break
19:00 – 21:00 – Yin or alternate evening practice
21:00 – 22:00 – Sharing circle & journaling/reflection time
22:00 – 6:00 – Quiet hours

 

Package Includes:

• 7 nights accommodation (single, double, or triple occupancy)
• 2 organic vegetarian/vegan meals per day
• 2-3 guided yoga/meditation practices per day
• Daily Yoga Nidra
• Access to additional on-site yoga classes
• Workshops on the philosophy and science of yoga
• Full moon ceremony
• Option to book additional on-site healing sessions (i.e. Reiki, Massage, Ayurvedic Consultation, Psychospiritual Reading)

 

Does not Include:

• Airfare
• Additional meals/snacks
• Daytime excursions/activities of your choice
• Additional spa/healing treatments (visit https://www.okreblue.com/massage-and-treatments/ for more information)

 

Pricing:

**Early Bird Discount (Pay in full before May 31)**

Deposit (non-refundable)
300 USD (250 EU)

Single Occupancy
Early bird 1350 USD (1100 EU)
Full price 1600 USD (1300 EU)

Double occupancy
Early bird: 1100 USD (900 EU)
Full price: 1350 USD (1100 EU)

Triple occupancy
Early bird 950 USD (775 EU)
Full price 1150 USD (950 EU)

For more information & booking contact energymotionyoga@gmail.com or visit www.energymotionyoga.com/new-events

 

About Paros Island

Paros sits in the heart of the Aegean sea and belongs to Cyclades, the most popular Greek island group. Being close to famous Cyclades islands, such as Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos, Paros Greece offers the perfect chance for island hopping!
Combining modern with traditional elements in the most unique way, Paros is a mix of traditional Cycladic architecture, vivid nightlife, magical Paros beaches, enchanting rural villages, and historical monuments. Whether you’re after a relaxing holiday or you are more of a thrill seeker, Paros island Greece will give you exactly what you want!
Are you a water sports enthusiast? Then, you won’t be able to peel yourself away from Paros beaches, which are perfect for water adventures thanks to the island’s ideal wind conditions. On a break from the beach life, you will get lost in the narrow alleys of Parikia and Naoussa, the island’s most popular villages. Or, if you seek serenity, you’ll get lost in the isolated villages of Paros…

 

About Okreblue Seaside Yoga Retreat Center

Okreblue Seaside Yoga Retreat Center in Paros is the most authentic and ideal space for yoga retreats, yoga holidays and yoga teacher trainings in Greece. Okreblue is a passion that became reality for Angelo Malamatenios & Sasy Malamatenios-Chasomeri who run the center and stay at the premises all year round. Their love for nature, yoga and heathy living creates a welcoming atmosphere at Okreblue for guests from all over the world.

Located on Filizi beach in Paros, Okreblue is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty, with sand dunes, aged cedar forests, “secret” coves and sandy beaches. This prime locale provides guests with easy access to activities such as windsurfing, swimming, scuba diving, or simply lounging on the beach. Okreblue has its own restaurant on site which sources ingredients from the retreat center’s organic garden. Retreat guests are welcome to 2 complimentary vegetarian meals per day during the retreat.

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