Just as the hand, held before the eye, can hide the tallest mountain, so the routine of everyday life can keep us from seeing the vast radiance and the secret wonders that fill the world.
18th century Chasidic saying from the book The Brain's Way of Healing by Norman Doige
Step outside the routine of everyday life for this 6 hour retreat on Vashon Island. In this liminal pause, enter the healing para-sympathetic state through restorative practices, leading to a sense of deep ease. We'll shape shift in fully supported postures that gently allow us to unfold, soften, and let go of habitual tension.
Subtle movement and profound resting with attention are powerful ways to integrate and process your experiences through sensation, healing and creating space for what is to come. Allow what no longer serves you to fall away through these deep resting practices.
Take with you a few practices and internal resources that easily integrate into daily life to support finding balance and neutrality in the mind-body; a state of being that helps you to access your inner healer, and inner knowing.
Bring a notebook and pen, a yoga mat, and layers that are comfortable for movement, including socks.
Tea, light lunch and snacks catered by Cordon Blue trained chef, Pattie Hanmer of Vashon Retreats.
$150 for a day of deep nourishing restoration and gentle learning. support tailered for your body, your life, and your goals.
Great workshop yesterday. In the meditation class I am taking the instructor discusses having two wings, wisdom and compassion, and that one needs both to have a good practice. I can’t think of a better compliment than to say that both of these qualities, wisdom and compassion, truly exist within Heather. She also has the ability to awaken these qualities in others. That is a true gift.
Restorative Yoga is a beautiful antidote to stress, and a powerful method of supporting our natural ability to heal physical and emotional trauma. We know stress is the underlying cause of 95% of disease, and practices that help us rest and digest are incredibly important. Practice in fully supported postures, incorporating subtle breath and gentle movement, coming into a state of balance and ease.
Gentle movement practices that help us to not just move, but learn to be in our bodies in a way that we can let go of old habits of mind and body, and try on something different, new, and lasting.
Heather Danso is a Feldenkrais Practitioner and Restorative Yoga trainer. She combines subtle awareness and movement practices into her teaching to create a deeply personal and transformative practice, which empowers students to become their own guides on their healing journeys.
Location: Vashon Retreats
Parking instructions and directions upon registration.