Learn how to incorporate essential oils into your wellness routine with Christine Nichols!
If you're interested in deepening your practice, our Fall/Winter 200 hour Teacher Training dates are set! For 11 weekends starting October 20th - February 18th (with a break from Thanksgiving through the New Year), you'll immerse yourself in the 8 Limbs of Yoga, its history and connection to our modern lives, learn anatomy, physiology, asana alignment, sequencing, be guided through led meditations and gain a greater understanding of Self. Email us to learn more!
October 20th - November 19th; January 12th - February 18th
Saturdays 2-9pm (with an hour dinner break)
Saturdays 2-9pm (with an hour dinner break)
Are you somewhere in between and want to learn some of the finer points of taking your practice to the next level? Join Keri on Saturday, October 14th from 4-6pm and learn cleaner transitions, jump backs and jump forwards, work your inversions and tune in to a deeper level of breath and awareness.
Price is $35
Join Ossi and Mikki at Metta Earth in Lincoln, Vermont October 13-15 to nourish your mind, body and soul with inspiring yoga, peaceful meditation experiences in nature, delicious, home-grown, completely organic food, the beauty of a mountain farm, and warmth of community.
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Join BE for SLOWER + DEEPER, a 20-hour training for yoga teachers and enthusiasts alike, all levels welcome. Enhance your yin yoga study, including but not limited to the following:
• Internal energetic movement, identification and modification
• Exterior energetic factors - seasonality, lifestyle, environment
• Relationships between the vital organs and the physical/mental/emotional self
• How to move with a yin-mindfulness within the yang/vinyasa practice
• How to read the body as a somatic, geographic map. Aka learn the language of the body.
Friday from 5:30-9:30pm
Saturday from 2-8:30pm
Sunday from 2-4:30/7-9pm
Price is $300
Ayurveda is known as the sister science to yoga just as Acupuncture is of Tai Chi and Qigong. It is both a complimentary health science and a holistic lifestyle. In general, people turn to yoga to reduce stress while they take care and connect to their bodies; Ayurveda helps supports those goals while heightening one's internal awareness of their mind, body and spirit. This workshop will provide a basic overview of Ayurvedic philosophy, how it correlates to yoga, and tips on how to move, eat, and live according to one's unique constitution.
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal, and pen. No prior yoga knowledge necessary.
The workshop will cover:
• Basic Ayurvedic Principles
• Discovering Your Constitution & Imbalances
• Ayurvedic Diet & Lifestyle Tips
• Relationship Between Yoga & Ayurveda
Price is $50
Join BYP on the journey of your life. This Yoga Alliance certified 200 Hour Teacher Training takes place over the course of 11 weekends in Brooklyn. Throughout the training you will explore the history of yoga and its philosophy, study asana and the movement of the body, dive into meditation, and deconstruct the layers of your heart.
Learn and explore the Ashtanga Primary Series from which vinyasa yoga originated.
Mother Earth : An Essential Oils Workshop w/ Christine Nichols
We will be focusing on using essential oils to nurture and care for ourselves.
Many times it is much easier to take care of others, rather than ourselves.
In this workshop we will discuss the best oils to help create a space for receiving as well as giving. Also, we will look at oil energetics, and how to create a balanced personal treatment for yourself and the ones you love.
September 16-18, 2016
Metta Earth institute Autumn Yoga RetreatNurture your body with Autumn’s vital healing foods and crisp weather. Join us at Metta Earth to nourish your mind, body and soul with inspiring yoga, peaceful meditation experiences in nature, delicious, home-grown, completely organic food, the beauty of a mountain farm, and warmth of community.
- Enjoy four expert yoga teachers guiding you with enlivening yoga classes
- Nurture your body with teas, juices, the ripeness of autumn harvest, and vital healing foods
- Cleanse with pure mountain air and water
- Connect with the healing presence of nature
- Find new ease and a sense of wonder in meditation
- Breathe consciously to revitalize every cell and calm the mind
- Relax into the comfort and companionship of a yoga community
- As autumn comes into fullness with bountiful squashes and the rich nutritious flavors of harvest, a returning of energy to plant roots, and changing colors of the leaves, give yourself this gift of a rejuvenating yoga retreat!
Full Room in Main House: $575.00
Metta Earth Autumn Yoga RetreatRate Includes:
- Two nights shared accommodations in the main house, yurt, or camping.
- Organic & locally grown meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, & dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch)
- Daily morning and afternoon yoga asana classes
- All other program sessions
- *Does not include transportation to Metta Earth.
Chaturanga dandasana is that dreaded pose that comes between plank and upward facing dog. It's the pose that may hurt your shoulders, that you swoop through as a transition, or that you skillfully bypass in hopes that the teacher doesn't notice. Or maybe you LOVE chaturanga!
Whatever your relationship is to the pose, this 90 minute workshop with Meg McNeal will go over the principles of alignment in chaturanga, the "trifecta of integration" that can unlock the secret to a sustainable chaturanga and other poses (like inversions), and the art of jumping back during your vinyasa practice.
Bring your friends, bring your questions, this workshop is for all levels and will transform your practice!
ANATOMY OF INVERSIONS:
Join Braxton and Allegra on Sunday July 10th from 2pm-4pm for a 2 hour workshop exploring Arm Balancing and Inversions. By taking a deeper look at the biomechanics of the arms and torso, we will bring light to the structure of the upper body to create stability. We will explore: Handstand (adho mukha virasana), Headstand (sirsasana), Forearm Stand (pincha mayurasana) and Crow/Crane (bakasana). All levels welcome!
Say goodbye to crash diets, detoxes, and resolutions that never stick and hello to a whole new way of feeding your body and fueling your life.
Take your yoga practice to your plate! In this 90 minute workshop, you will learn the basics of mindful eating and food energetics. You will learn to connect with your food, practice mindful eating, and feel truly nourished by what you eat. We will discuss how to practice mindfulness in your shopping, cooking, and consumption, plus the impact of different types of food and preparation methods on your energy levels.
Often Restorative Yoga is viewed as a practice with a lot of requirements -- space, time, props. However, with just a few household items, it can become an accessible practice. Integrating Restorative Yoga into my daily life has had profound effects in my mental wellbeing as well as my physical practice. As a restorative teacher, my goal is to make this a practice that anyone can embrace and bring into their life.
In this 2 hour workshop, we will move through a restorative sequence using minimal props to yield maximum relaxation. Participants will need to bring 1 blanket (any size is fine) and 1 bath towel to use during the sequence.
This workshop is open to all levels, including those new to yoga.
Vermont Spring Yoga Retreat
Metta Earth Institute, Lincoln, Vermont
May 13-15, 2016
Spring is a time for awakening and renewal and a perfect time for a yoga retreat. Celebrate more daylight and warmer weather and join us at Metta Earth to nourish your mind, body and soul with inspiring yoga, peaceful meditation experiences in nature, delicious, home grown, completely organic food, the beauty of a mountain farm, and warmth of community.
Enjoy four expert yoga teachers guiding you with enlivening yoga classes
• Nuture your body with teas, juices, spring greens, and vital healing foods
• Cleanse with pure mountain air and water
• Connect with the healing presence of nature
• Find new ease and a sense of wonder in meditation
• Breathe consciously to revitalize every cell and calm the mind
• Relax into the comfort and companionship of a yoga community
As spring comes into fullness with apple blossoms and tender, wild edible greens, lambs sprinting, and mountains alive with new leaves, give yourself this gift of a rejuvenating yoga retreat!
See the Bios for the yoga teachers below
Gillian Kapteyn Comstock
Shared room in the Metta Earth Main House, meals, and program fee = $575
Shared space in one of the Metta Earth Yurts, meals, and program fee = $550
Camping, meals, and program fee = $470
• Two nights shared accommodations in the main house, yurt, or camping.
• Organic & locally grown meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, & dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch)
• Daily morning and afternoon yoga asana classes
• All other program sessions
*Does not include transportation to Metta Earth.
For more information or to REGISTER FOR THIS RETREAT:
Email email@example.com or call Metta Earth Institute at 802.453.8111.
The Site: Metta Earth Institute is a non-profit educational retreat center in Lincoln, Vermont. With 158 beautiful acres, we are nestled in a bowl of mountains with stunning views in all directions. Meadows, pastureland, and horticultural fields are interspersed with hardwood and evergreen forest, old orchards, stonewalls, seasonal streams, and an enormous variety of wild life habitat. Walking and hiking places abound, and a magnificent, pure river with clear pools and waterfalls is just a few minutes walk down the road. The center is based on a small scale diversified farm operating an acre-sized CSA and retreat garden along with Milking Shorthorn cows, Icelandic sheep, and heritage breed chickens. Other Metta Earth spaces include a sunny dining and kitchen space, a light filled yoga room, a heritage barn, a greenhouse, and gardens.
Living at Metta Earth: Meals are vegetarian and are lovingly prepared with seasonal, local and organic foods. Much of our food comes from our acre organic garden and farmstead, while the rest is sourced from local organic farmers in the bioregion. We are able to accommodate many special dietary needs, so please let us know your requests ahead of time. Being close to the farm, participants have the opportunity to learn about harvesting, cooking, putting food by, and other aspects of organic, local food.
Join Brooke Farrell and Ossi Raveh in a Guided Pathway to Intuitive Birth.
This course will be divided into 4 parts.
Preconception/early weeks: Preparing your mind and body for conception and early pregnancy.
12-32 weeks: Discovering the pathway to the birth you want and finding the right guidance.
32+ weeks: This hands on workshop will focus on bringing mom and support system together with the goal of discovering the intuitive nature of birth.
Postpartum & Bringing baby home.
Dates: Join us on Sunday March 6th for an informational gathering about these classes. Cost is $25 which will go towards the class fee if you choose to sign up.
$50.00 per class or $150 for the series
In this workshop with Christine Nichols, Learn how using Essential Oils can clear perspective and create change!
Our thoughts create our reality. Essential oils can shift our perspective and Align our spirits so we can connect to our intuition.
In this workshop we will begin to look at our belief system, our thoughts about life, love, relationship and success.
Specific oils will be introduced and protocols taught, that help to promote clarity, movement, and possibility.
A workshop just for girls!
Give your tween/teen an afternoon of play, positive energy and the power to be her true beautiful self.
Sunday January 31st
Mikki Raveh and Al Hoberman are the founders of PlaYoga, which was designed by combining their backgrounds in Itsy Bitsy Yoga(R), adult yoga, early childhood education, and music therapy. The classes are a playful approach to teaching young children self-expression through music and movement while introducing them to the fundamentals of vinyasa yoga.
Starts: Wednesday January 6th, 2016
Ages: newborn-pre crawlers
Time: Wednesday's 11am-11:45am
Price: $150 for 6 week series
It's holiday time! Got festive parties to attend? Family times to be had? These celebrations are often as fatiguing and stressful as they are fun, and it's our hips that bear these burdens as we overextend our lives. Often referred to by yoga instructors as the “junk drawer” of the body, our hips are considered a site of storage for emotional and physical stress.
As New Yokers we are notorious for walking fast, moving quick, and getting things done. In fact, we're experts. Often, the hardest thing for us to do is slow down. And I mean, take a pause, notice the breath, and BE with it, without needing to change or alter the present circumstance or outcome. It is when we slow down, though, that layers of our body armor soften and we are able to sink in to the depths of our true, authentic, real selves. In this YIN workshop, we will address the layers beneath the physical body by holding postures for an extended period of time to melt away tension and liberate the flow of qi that moves through the meridians of the subtle body.
ContWhile joyous, the holidays can be stressful. Often, we don’t live up to our best selves. In order to be present and loving with those we love – as well as ourselves, we need to prepare ourselves and cultivate a varied tool box. This time around, carve out the time to find ways to stay centered, loving and connected.
The Alchemy of Essential Oils workshop, with Christine Nichols, is practical guide to transforming your lead into gold. Alchemy is an ancient tradition whose goal is the transformation of an ordinary person into an extraordinary Human Being.
Essential oils are natures gift to help us through this transformation. In this workshop we will discuss using essential oils and the principles of toaist alchemy to address modern complaints such as pain, stress, and anxiety.
Join Rita Sverdlova & Mariah Dharana McCauley for an integrated chakra balancing workshop that combines yin & restorative yoga, essential oils, affirmations, and discussion. This hands-on, educational, and nourishing program will help you through times of transition and leave you feeling both renewed and empowered.