Chosen Text: Bhagavad Gita 
Anatomical Focus: The Shoulder Girdle (including sequences for neck, upper back and chest, arms, wrists and hands)
Nature's Celebration: The Colorful Fall Leaves!
Practice Focus: All categories of asana including workshops on Shoulder Stability, Neck Release, Thoracic Mobility, Inversions and Backbends, Self-Care for your Forearms, Wrists and Hands and so much more! 

 

Location and Activities:

This week-long training is designed to provide you with a turbo shot of inspiration for your personal practice, your teaching, and your life!  This program is capped at 10 people and will be held at a luxurious oceanfront retreat on Deer Isle. 

I could not ask for a better backdrop for the soul-stirring week that we will be spending together than the raw and wild beauty of coastal Maine. Treat your lungs to some of the freshest air you can imagine. You'll breathe in smells that you'll wish you could bottle up to bring home with you! Twice daily yoga practices will take place in the great room with hardwood floors and radiant heat and a wall of windows overlooking Penobscot Bay. These trainings are rooted in the vinyasa methodology but will include hatha, MFR, yin, pranayama and meditation practices as well. Between classes, we'll spend plenty of time outdoors hiking through mossy woods, climbing up to granite overlooks, and along narrow paths that lead to secluded beaches. Afternoons will include lively philosophy discussions inspired by some of yoga's most beloved and time-honored texts. Evenings are sure to be filled with laughter and games. 

These retreats will be fully catered by Margie Litman whose quiet delicacy, passion for her craft, and enormous creativity are sure to feed not only your bellies but your hearts and minds as well. And of course my wonderful partner Kerry will bring lobster and other fresh seafood off the boat for those of you who like!

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Program focus:

There is a great difference between a yoga instructor and a true teacher. If your vision and hard work serve as the keyhole, I believe it is ultimately self-trust that opens the lock, transforming you from the former into the latter. This week-long program was created to nurture both vision and self-trust. I'll provide you with an endless number of techniques and tools that you can put into instant application in your own personal practice, in your group classes, and in your private sessions with clients. You will be able to take what you learn during these weeks and immediately translate it into workshop format or into specialized offerings that will bring enormous added value to the experience of your retreat guests. 

For those of you enrolled in a 300-hour Teacher Training with me, each of these week-long programs may count as 45 hours towards your certification. Each participant will be awarded a certificate upon completion of the program stating that you have completed 45 contact hours with me. This certificate can be submitted to Yoga Alliance to satisfy the continuing education requirement for teachers of 30 hours per 3-year cycle. Please note that these trainings do NOT including teaching practicum hours. 

If you are not a yoga teacher, but are a devoted and curious student with a minimum 2 years of consistent practice experience, you may apply to attend these trainings. 

Prerequisites:

  • a passionate love of yoga!

  • a deep respect for the sacredness of the yoga tradition of which we as teachers are a living part

  • good physical and mental health. Due to the rigor of these programs, these trainings are not suitable for those in the early stages of recovering from acute illness or injury or from any condition that might limit full participation and enjoyment of the day's activities.


Program costs:

$2,995 per person (private room, shared bath)

$4,495 per person (private room, private bath)

$5,995 per couple (private room, private bath)

Program costs include:

  • round-trip transportation to and from the Bangor or Bar Harbor airport

  • 7 nights accommodation at a luxurious eco-smart retreat with private beach

  • all meals during your stay (gluten-free and vegetarian options provided at every meal)

  • a day trip to Isle au Haut - a remote and uniquely tranquil part of Acadia National Park

  • twice-daily yoga practices including vinyasa, hatha, MFR, yin, pranayama and meditation. Although each training has a specialized focus, the retreat will offer a balanced practice that addresses the entirety of you - not just your physical body but your, mind, heart and soul

  • much much more!

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve your spot.  Please note that due to the limited number of spaces available, I am unable to hold spots without a deposit.

For inquiries and to apply, kindly e-mail me at carolinebjayne@gmail.com