Restore, reconnect, renew. Awaken to your innate sense of well-being and open your heart to abundant joy, essential wholeness and freedom. Breath Sensing/Pranayama, iRest Yoga Nidra, BodySensing & Tandava as meditation in motion, self-inquiry and periods of silence form the foundation of this beautiful retreat. There will also be exquisite Thai food, jungle excursions, calm-water kayaking, cave meditation and a comfortable floating bungalow as your home on the remote Khlong Long Lake in Southern Thailand. This is a retreat you won't want to miss.
Embodied meditative presence reveals your natural state of peace-love-joy and an even deeper abidance as infinite peace and stillness. We can think of no better location to support this abidance.
Periods of silence, from 8:30 pm to 8:30 am and silent spaces during the day will support your inner inquiry and deep rest. The amount of time in group silence wil be at the discretion of the teaching team as they respond to the group. Participants are welcome to choose to remain in silence, as they wish, and will have support from the teaching team, staff and other participants.
Each participant will enjoy a private floating bungalow at a unique and spectacular venue offered by Jungle Yoga (www.jungleyoga.com). Register early as bungalow-availability is limited. Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary is a remote, pristine lake in the interior of Southern Thailand.
There is easy access from Koh Samui,, Kao Lak, Krabi and Phuket. Most participants will take a one-hour, inexpensive flight from Bangkok.
Recommended Reading before this retreat:
"Embodied Awakening" by Anne Douglas, Teacher
For millennia, humans have searched for the meaning of life, a connection to the natural order of things and to a higher or all pervading consciousness that is central to all of existence. It could be said that every philosophy or religion is rooted in these enduring contemplations and that Self-Realization, Enlightenment or Awakening is the resolution of them. Read more by clicking here to download the full pdf (three pages).
Julie is thrilled to announce Anne Douglas will be joining this retreat as our Featured Teacher:
Anne Douglas offers skillful facilitation through her compassionate heart, grounded intellect and gentle humor. Her clarity, sensitivity and passion create a strong and safe container for self-inquiry and to nurture one’s ground of well-being.
Anne Douglas has been practicing yoga and meditation for over three decades and teaching since 1989. She is a certified Kripalu senior level yoga instructor (RYT 500), Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Holistic Lifestlye Coach, iRest Yoga Nidra Instructor and is also a certified in Astanga Yoga. She has studied many hatha yoga approaches as well as Yogic and Buddhist Philosophy. Synthesizing all her studies, skills and experience, Anne created Anahata Yoga Therapy as a path of self-inquiry, loving kindness, integration and wholeness.
She works with Richard Miller, PhD., for whom she helped develop the iRest - Yoga Nidra trainings. Anne also served as a Director on the Board of the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI) in the U.S. and in Canada. She works as a supervisor, mentor and trainer of iRest –Yoga Nidra, where she specializes in therapeutic settings, dyads, customizing a practice and working with difficult symptoms, emotions and beliefs.
Anne lives in the beautiful resort town of Banff, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies. (www.anahatayogatherapy.ca)Julie Seibt:
Julie Seibt has a rich background of certifications and experience: Anahata Yoga Teacher Certification (Anne Douglas, 2006), IRI Certfied iRest Teacher® (www.irest.us (link is external)), Certified Yoga Therapist (2013, Functional Synergy) and teacher's training in Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers and Restorative Yoga with Andrea Peloso. She studies mindfulness under Steven Smith and Michele McDonald, teaching movement classes to support a meditation practice at their Vipassana Retreats in Thailand and Hawaii since 2010 in addition to her own retreats offered in Thailand, Hawaii and Canada. As an Asian Bio-Energetic Therapist, Master Reiki Teacher, and Thai Massage Therapist, Julie brings a holistic, compassionate and mindful approach to well being.
Julie lives in beautiful Canmore, Alberta Canada, a mountain playground just outside of Banff National Park. Julie’s passion in her work is to help her clients “do more of what they love, longer.”
Anne Douglas is an expert at delivering the ancient wisdom teachings of yoga in a manner that makes them easily accessible to all. Her innate curiosity, enthusiasm for life and inherent loving and compassionate nature provide a supportive, safe and nurturing environment that enables her students to deeply rest and relax while learning to intimately explore the nature of their own experience. I take special delight in being with Anne as a teacher as her classes call us to experience yoga as both a sensually delightful and effervescently joyful and playful experience, while at the same time revealing the deepest understandings that yoga conveys, calling us to move beyond our limited misperceptions of separation and dissatisfaction and awaken to our inherent freedom and interconnectedness with all of life.
Richard Miller, President: Integrative Restoration Institute
Julie's retreat was exquisite. Held in the most peaceful of places, surrounded by jungle, and led by a most talented teacher who guided us in an exploration of tranquility. Incomparable.