Friday 30 October 2015
Fall Yoga Retreat
BALANCING DARKNESS WITH LIGHT
Join JonniLyn Friel for a weekend of Jivamukti and restorative Yoga at the magical ReGreen . As we watch leaves fluttering to the ground in the fall, we are reminded that nature’s cycles are mirrored in our lives. Autumn is a time to move forward, letting go of the past and into the selfreflection of Winter. It is traditionally a time of harvest and reflection, finding the balance between the light of Summer and the coming darkness of Winter.
On the autumn equinox, day and night are of equal length. This signals the need to balance light and darkness within us. Far too often, we fear the dark and adore only the light. Joyce Rupp, a Catholic writer and poet says: “I gratefully acknowledge how darkness has become less of an enemy for me and more of a place of silent nurturance, where the slow, steady gestation needed for my soul’s growth can occur. Not only is light a welcomed part of my life, but I am also developing a greater understanding of how much I need to befriend my inner darkness.
You will enjoy yoga classes, organic vegetarian/vegan food, mountain walks, waterfall hikes, outdoor cob-built sauna and amazing accommodation at an old renovated mansion.
JonniLyn Friel is a bright, exuberant and compassionate Jivamukti teacher. Teaching Yoga combines all of the great loves and practices of life for JonniLyn and she feels honored to be able to be a part of this tradition. A perpetual student, she continued to travel, seek out and study with teachers of every tradition. From famous teachers to teachers living in a jungle, she is grateful to to have studied, gained skills and knowledge from them all. Based in Athens, Greece she is a partner in the sweet Swaha Yoga Center, located at the bottom of the Acropolis. Through this center she has the opportunity to reach out to more people in the community, to teach, uplift and encourage them to grow and be happy. As CoDirector in the 200 hour Swaha Yoga Center Teacher Training program, she specializes in Bhagavad Gita studies and Vinyasa Krama . A 500 hour teacher, she is in the process of finishing her 1000 hour Yoga Therapy training. This course has enabled her to combine her desire to help people learn how to heal themselves and love of yoga. Truly thankful for where life has taken her, she continues down this path of Yoga to see where the next adventure awaits.
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