This class is a stress BUSTER. Each posture is typically held for 4-10 minutes and is completely supported by props. No stretching, no muscular stress, just sweet, mellow release. Recommended at least once a week for maximum benefits that extend into all aspects of your life. All levels, 75 degrees.
A 2-hour practice on Sunday mornings dedicated to the union of self with spirit. Arrive with an open mind in order to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of yoga– chanting, meditation, energy work, pranayama, physical movement, yoga philosophy… nothing is off-limits in this powerful practice. At least a year of regular practice is recommended before attending this class. 80 degrees.
Please note that beginning June 1, Sacred Sunday will be from 9:30-11am (just for the summer months!).
This is a practice that stays low to the floor, but works deep into the connective tissues, fascial networks and joint capsules of the body. Primary focus is placed on the pelvis. Postures are held for extended periods of time to allow for muscular release. Once muscles release, the deeper “yin” tissues of the body are able to receive the benefits of the posture. For many, this class provides a deep energetic release as well. Because Yin Yoga targets ligaments, bones and joints, it is not recommended for those working with an active or recent injury, or for women in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy. 75 degrees.
Savasana: Corpse Pose
A 30-minute deeply intentional rest. You have the option to stay upright, in a seated position (such as in meditation) or to recline on props for a more physically relaxing experience. You will be guided slowly into a deeper state of calm, emerging from this mini yogic "nap" with greater clarity of mind, more evenly distributed energy and a renewed zest for life!
A regular savasana practice can help alleviate anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, gastrointestinal challenges and even skin conditions.
Please note that this class is limited to 12 students; please register online to save your spot!
Make your Monday evening even more intentional by staying afterwards for Megan's Yin Yoga class, which runs from 7:15-8:30pm.
*This is a Community Class, which means that the drop-in fee is $10 (instead of $20). Members, you may use your membership and Pass Holders, you may use your pass!
This is our introductory class. It’s great for students that are new to yoga, those interested in sprucing up on alignment or for those recovering from an injury. This practice will help ALL yogis build a solid foundation and will prepare them to move into the Vinyasa classes, if they so choose. While this practice is alignment focused and moves slowly, you will still work hard! All levels, 75 degrees.
DIVINE PLAY … a yoga retreat
exploring the practice of yoga & meditation amidst the sun, sand & jungle of Oahu
*** November 3-9, 2018 ***
A week filled with sacred ritual, yoga, delicious local vegetarian meals, lots of time in the water, under the sun, on the sand. Hikes to waterfalls, volcanic formations, chocolate plantations, fruit orchards, COFFEE. Snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing! Our home base will be on the northeast shore of Oahu at the Windward Retreat Center.
Our morning yoga practices will include chanting, traditional pranayama practices, alignment-based movement, and plenty of time spent in meditation. Our evening yoga practices will be a bit more fluid - depending on our group energy we might explore yin, restorative, gentle, kundalini, dancing, chanting... whatever calls to us! Every practice will be all-levels, with options to enhance or modify. :)
We will spend the week cultivating and deepening our connection, gratitude and love for the out-of-doors, for our yoga & meditation practice, for those we spend time with and of course for and with ourselves. This is a beautiful way to reTREAT yourself - on the island of Oahu with your yoga peeps!
Your guide(s) for this week of bliss:
- Megan Piersma, E-RYT500, owner of Deha Yoga
- Martha Piersma, E-RYT200, RYT500, owner of Red Bird Yoga
What is included in the retreat cost:
- all yoga, meditation & movement classes
- all on-site meals (3 per day, local vegetarian fare)
- some off-site meals (depending if we are on a tour or if our retreat center has packed us lunches-to-go!)
- all adventure & excursion fees
What is not included in the retreat cost:
- your flight(s)
- car rental (if you choose to rent)
- tips for tour guides, kitchen & cleaning staff, etc
- some off-site meals are not included
- if there is anything extra you would like to do... get a massage, shop for gifts, etc.
We are currently full, however, if you are interested in being put on the waitlist in the event that a cabin or room does open up, please email us at email@example.com.
Please note the "fine print" below:
Refund policy for Retreat DEPOSITS:
Retreat deposits are final sale and non-refundable.
Refund policy for Retreats:
Payments made toward Retreats are refundable up to a certain percentage (LESS THE DEPOSIT), depending on how far away the Retreat start date is.
> If start date is more than 90 days away = 90% refund to original payment method
> If start date is 30-90 days away = 70% refund to account
> if start date is within 30 days, no refund is given (this is because retreats are costly to host, plan and execute!)