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Ease Into the Holidays

Yoga and Chanting to Tend Your Inner Light

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Open to your inner light by taking time to turn inward, restore, and release the year’s busyness. Solstice means “a time when the sun stands still”—and the winter solstice is the perfect time for reflection, rest, rejuvenation, and for finding a deeper connection to ourselves and our conscious community.

Join yoga teacher Christa Reynolds and professional kirtan musician Mirabai Warkulwiz on a journey of resounding joy. Slow down, breath deeply, and open your heart and voice to connect with the inner harmony of your soul.

You will experience:

  • Cleansing and rejuvenating “kunda-hatha-lini” yoga to move and energize your body and breathing
  • Restorative yoga to relax the body and calm the mind—the first step to truly understanding your inner power and your potential to heal
  • Chakra meditation and clearing to nourish a sense of centering calm and clarity through all your energy centers
  • Kirtan and song to open your heart, empower your voice, and uplift your spirit
  • Sound healing and gong bath to integrate the energy and harmony you connect to through these practices.

Give yourself the gift of time, space, community, and self-love before the holidays. You will go home connected to a deeper place inside yourself from which to share love, joy, and harmony with your loved ones over the holiday season.

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Christa Reynolds | Mirabai Warkulwiz

December 15 - 17, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Open to your inner light by taking time to turn inward, restore, and release the year’s busyness. Solstice means “a time when the sun stands still”—and the winter solstice is the perfect time for reflection, rest, rejuvenation, and for finding a deeper connection to ourselves and our conscious community.

Join yoga teacher Christa Reynolds and professional kirtan musician Mirabai Warkulwiz on a journey of resounding joy. Slow down, breath deeply, and open your heart and voice to connect with the inner harmony of your soul.

You will experience:

  • Cleansing and rejuvenating “kunda-hatha-lini” yoga to move and energize your body and breathing
  • Restorative yoga to relax the body and calm the mind—the first step to truly understanding your inner power and your potential to heal
  • Chakra meditation and clearing to nourish a sense of centering calm and clarity through all your energy centers
  • Kirtan and song to open your heart, empower your voice, and uplift your spirit
  • Sound healing and gong bath to integrate the energy and harmony you connect to through these practices.

Give yourself the gift of time, space, community, and self-love before the holidays. You will go home connected to a deeper place inside yourself from which to share love, joy, and harmony with your loved ones over the holiday season.

Faculty Bio

Christa Reynolds

Christa Reynolds is a spiritual director, Ayurvedic lifestyle practitioner, and a Jyotish, or Vedic astrologer. For over 20 years, she has studied various yoga traditions, including Ashtanga, vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini, Anusara, and Iyengar, developing her own unique style of flow, alignment, and meditation.

Christa’s primary teachers have been Tias Little, Manouso Manos, Sara Powers, Jack Kornfield, Phillip Moffitt, and Yogi Bhajan. An educator above all, she helps people move away from bad habits and create healthy new conscious habits that bring them back into balance in an authentic way.

With a degree in interfaith spiritual direction from the Chaplaincy Institute of Berkeley, Christa guides people in individual sessions to greater communion with the divine through meditation and emotional release work.

Christa is also a member of New York’s Global Peace Works and has facilitated 27 individuals from around the world, from 20 different faith traditions, in working together to build a library and community center in the slums of New Delhi.

Mirabai Warkulwiz

Mirabai Warkulwiz is a full-time yoga teacher and professional kirtan devotional musician who was inspired to teach by her own physical and spiritual growth thorough yoga. She holds over 1,000 hours of certifications in asana, pranayama, meditation, and kirtan in the classic Integral Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, YogaWorks, and Restorative traditions.

Mirabai has been teaching yoga and leading kirtan for over 13 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering a synthesis of unique yoga teachings to help people strengthen mind and body and open their hearts, and to lift collective consciousness. She invites her yoga students to transcend physical, emotional, and mental blocks to experience more spaciousness, comfort, happiness, clarity, and inner peace.

She began her yoga and meditation practices in San Francisco at the Sivananda Center in 1998. Inspired by how her practice helped her heal a back injury and generate other positive life changes, she decided to become certified to teach. Mirabai has completed 200-hour teacher training programs at the Integral Yoga Institute and at the Greenpath Ashtanga Studio. She has also completed a 170-hour Intermediate Teacher Training program in asana and pranayama through the Integral Yoga Institute.

Mirabai is also a kirtan musician and leads devotional chanting gatherings in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her classes combine chanting, sound, and music with asana, pranayama, yoga nidra (relaxation), and meditation to offer a spiritually uplifting and holistic experience.

 

Why Attend

  • Make time for stillness, for spirit to visit, for love and peacefulness to reign supreme in your heart as you prepare for the return of the light.

  • Be reminded of who you really are—connect with your true nature, embrace your life, and bask in gratitude through the practice of yoga and meditation.

  • Sit with what is, see yourself fully, and embrace your divine nature and the peace that has always been there.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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