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Sparking Inner Connection

A Yoga-Inspired Journey

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

This week we will awaken our senses, refine our skills of perception, and turn on our curiosity to experience a new quality of inner alignment and the courage to trust. Putting the pause on life, we engage in full self-attention and self-acceptance, remembering that like any good relationship, the one with ourselves requires our time and attention.

Our intention is to practice pratyahara—the yogic term for turning the senses inward. During our time together, we will develop this skill in many ways, orienting again and again to our inner wisdom. This is not a sweaty yoga workshop, though we will move. We will also sit, converse, laugh, and investigate. We will practice yoga postures, breath awareness, and meditation, and engage in discussions.

You will learn:

  • Philosophical insights from ancient yogic texts made accessible for contemporary minds and lives
  • Core practices for turning the senses inward that you can continue at home
  • The benefits of wonderment to hold the mind and heart steady.

With pratyahara as the touchstone of your experience, you will discover a new freedom, a harmonious alignment with your heart, and the courage to trust yourself.

You will take home a much clearer sense of your amazing self and a renewed commitment to putting time and attention in your own direction on a regular basis in order to bring your best, most confident self to everything you do.

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Kira Sloane

September 10 - 15, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$375 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

This week we will awaken our senses, refine our skills of perception, and turn on our curiosity to experience a new quality of inner alignment and the courage to trust. Putting the pause on life, we engage in full self-attention and self-acceptance, remembering that like any good relationship, the one with ourselves requires our time and attention.

Our intention is to practice pratyahara—the yogic term for turning the senses inward. During our time together, we will develop this skill in many ways, orienting again and again to our inner wisdom. This is not a sweaty yoga workshop, though we will move. We will also sit, converse, laugh, and investigate. We will practice yoga postures, breath awareness, and meditation, and engage in discussions.

You will learn:

  • Philosophical insights from ancient yogic texts made accessible for contemporary minds and lives
  • Core practices for turning the senses inward that you can continue at home
  • The benefits of wonderment to hold the mind and heart steady.

With pratyahara as the touchstone of your experience, you will discover a new freedom, a harmonious alignment with your heart, and the courage to trust yourself.

You will take home a much clearer sense of your amazing self and a renewed commitment to putting time and attention in your own direction on a regular basis in order to bring your best, most confident self to everything you do.

Faculty Bio

Kira Sloane

Kira Sloane is grateful for all her teachers and the teachings that have been so generously shared with her. Fascinated by the opportunities of relationship, Kira’s teaching style has evolved to help cultivate an understanding of the practicality and global necessity of self-love. With keen attention to the subtle currents, her teaching emphasizes tuning into the alignment within your own heart.

From 2002 to 2015, Kira was the den mother of Lulu Bandha’s yoga studio and hostess of the beloved International Ojai Yoga Crib in Ojai, California. She now travels and teaches internationally and is president of Yoga Anytime—a new and widely popular approach to online yoga featuring classes with Kira and some of her favorite teachers: Erich Schiffmann, Dana Trixie Flynn, and Robert Sidoti.

Why Attend

  • Take time to step away from the distractions of life and intentionally deepen your connection to inner wisdom, equilibrium, and joy.

  • Cultivate increased self-trust for living your life from your inner knowing and personal truths.

  • Recharge yourself with nourishing, supportive yogic practices focused on self-awareness and self-acceptance that will sustain you as you move forward in your life.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    Some experience with yoga is recommended.

  • What to Wear

    Clothing that is easy and comfortable to move and sit in

Accommodations

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

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

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 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.
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.
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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