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SmartFLOW® Yoga

Strong and Soft

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Yoga is a remarkable method for focusing attention on what is happening moment to moment. It is also a path capable of leading us through transformation on all levels. Yoga reminds us of who we truly are—the light radiating from within. Through our practice, we connect with our source of compassion and radical acceptance.

Enjoy a weekend exploration of the depths of yoga as a practice of awakening through SmartFLOW yoga with SmartFLOW creator Annie Carpenter, MS, E-RYT 500, and yoga therapist Leslie Kazadi, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500.

You will experience a perfect balance of strength and softness by embracing all aspects of self-care: intelligent strength, resilience, and relaxation. Through yoga asana, restorative yoga, meditation, and pranayama, you will explore:

  • SmartFLOW vinyasa morning practices to strengthen the body and cultivate awareness through self-inquiry
  • Restorative afternoon practices to calm the body and soften the heart/mind
  • Walking meditation in the redwoods to ground your sense of being
  • Resting in the still point between effort and ease
  • Celebrating your body’s innate wisdom with mindful movement, fluid transitions, and supported stillness.

 

Annie Carpenter, MS, E-RYT 500 | Leslie Kazadi, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

June 1 - 3, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

Program Description

Yoga is a remarkable method for focusing attention on what is happening moment to moment. It is also a path capable of leading us through transformation on all levels. Yoga reminds us of who we truly are—the light radiating from within. Through our practice, we connect with our source of compassion and radical acceptance.

Enjoy a weekend exploration of the depths of yoga as a practice of awakening through SmartFLOW yoga with SmartFLOW creator Annie Carpenter, MS, E-RYT 500, and yoga therapist Leslie Kazadi, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500.

You will experience a perfect balance of strength and softness by embracing all aspects of self-care: intelligent strength, resilience, and relaxation. Through yoga asana, restorative yoga, meditation, and pranayama, you will explore:

  • SmartFLOW vinyasa morning practices to strengthen the body and cultivate awareness through self-inquiry
  • Restorative afternoon practices to calm the body and soften the heart/mind
  • Walking meditation in the redwoods to ground your sense of being
  • Resting in the still point between effort and ease
  • Celebrating your body’s innate wisdom with mindful movement, fluid transitions, and supported stillness.

 

Faculty Bio

Annie Carpenter, MS, E-RYT 500

Annie Carpenter, creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, is an international yoga teacher based in northern California. Known as a “teacher’s teacher,” she has created a well-respected system of yoga practice and teaching methodology. A committed student, Annie continues to bring her curiosity and love of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation, and classical philosophy into her teachings.

Annie is the author of RelaxDEEPLY, a CD of restorative yoga, and Yoga for Total Back Care, a DVD produced by Yoga Journal, and several SmartFLOW manuals. She contributes regularly to Yoga Journal. An influential teacher trainer since 2003, Annie leads 200-hr and 500-hr trainings and workshops globally and at YogaGlo.com.

SmartFLOW Yoga is a modern approach with an anatomically sound foundation and inspired, creative sequencing rooted in deep respect for the lineages of Integral, Iyengar, and Ashtanga Yoga. SmartFLOW Yoga guides you to know your true self. With that knowledge comes compassion, peace, and appreciation for all life.

Annie is committed to mindfulness, which inevitably leads to spiritual development and light-heartedness. Respected widely in the yoga community, Annie is known for being direct, yet compassionate, playful, and loving.

Leslie Kazadi, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

Leslie Kazadi is a yoga therapist certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and co-author, with Annie Carpenter, of a restorative yoga book, Sukha: A Guide to Restorative Yoga. Leslie has worked with adults of all ages with many complex medical conditions.

Her knowledge and experience have opened the doors to western medicine. She has designed and implemented protocols in physical therapy clinics and for yoga research studies. With her research experience came authorship—she has contributed to articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

As the former director of an IAYT school, she and Sherry Brourman co-created a yearlong internship program for new yoga therapists. Certified as a SmartFLOW teacher, she has collaborated with Annie Carpenter on workshops for SmartFLOW advanced trainings in older adults, therapeutics, and restorative yoga.

Leslie’s yoga school, Alchemy Yoga Therapy, offers 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training programs registered with Yoga Alliance. Known for her creative and perceptive style, Leslie teaches in an inclusive and approachable way.

Believing in laughter as medicine, Leslie balances deep knowledge with light humor to empower students to trust their intrinsic wisdom, shine their inner light, and dwell in possibility.

Why Attend

  • Retreat into nature for a rejuvenating and relaxing weekend of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.

  • Create a sense of spaciousness with a sweet weekend of self-care and deepen your practice as the path to more joy in your life.

  • Rest in the awareness that relaxation is who you really are through asana, breath work, guided meditation, and restorative postures.

  • Discover the deep benefits of balancing the strength of dynamic movement with the softness of restorative yoga practices.

Things to Know/Schedule

  • Experience Level

    All levels welcome.

  • Things to Bring

    Yoga mat, if desired.

  • What to Wear

    Yoga clothes for active and restorative yoga.

  • CEs Available

    Previous CE credits for yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance.

  • Recommended Reading

    Sukha: A Guide to Restorative Yoga by Annie Carpenter and Leslie Kazadi

  • Special Interest to

    Yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and anyone who tends to give too much.

Accommodations

Standard Rooms
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.

Deluxe
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available from mid-February 2018.

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.

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.

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