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Yoga, Literature, and Art Retreat

Reading the Body, the Word, and the World

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Are you interested in building community through yoga? Do you wish to learn more about the service aspects of yoga (karma yoga)? Ground deeper in purpose and (re)ignite your connection to community with yoga instructor Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD, E-RYT 200.

Dr. Roberts weaves her doctoral research on language, literacy, culture, and yoga into this weekend workshop on how to engage yoga, literature, and art as a method of self-care.

Delve deeper into your own practice with gentle yoga, restorative yoga, and yoga nidra, while discovering ways to use yoga as a tool to build bridges and connect to community.

Look forward to:

  • Restorative yoga, gentle yoga, and yoga nidra practice sessions to ground your practice and deepen your body-mind connection
  • An emphasis on restorative yoga and literature integration throughout the retreat
  • Group discussion, small group sharing, and journaling to learn how to use yoga, literature, and art as tools for self-reflection, self-discovery, and communicating with others
  • Learning specific ways to continue a sustainable self-care practice at home and contribute to your deeper sense of purpose in the world.

Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD, E-RYT 200

March 23 - 25, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Are you interested in building community through yoga? Do you wish to learn more about the service aspects of yoga (karma yoga)? Ground deeper in purpose and (re)ignite your connection to community with yoga instructor Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD, E-RYT 200.

Dr. Roberts weaves her doctoral research on language, literacy, culture, and yoga into this weekend workshop on how to engage yoga, literature, and art as a method of self-care.

Delve deeper into your own practice with gentle yoga, restorative yoga, and yoga nidra, while discovering ways to use yoga as a tool to build bridges and connect to community.

Look forward to:

  • Restorative yoga, gentle yoga, and yoga nidra practice sessions to ground your practice and deepen your body-mind connection
  • An emphasis on restorative yoga and literature integration throughout the retreat
  • Group discussion, small group sharing, and journaling to learn how to use yoga, literature, and art as tools for self-reflection, self-discovery, and communicating with others
  • Learning specific ways to continue a sustainable self-care practice at home and contribute to your deeper sense of purpose in the world.

Faculty Bio

Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD, E-RYT 200

Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD, E-RYT 200, is a yoga educator, educational researcher, and founder of Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp for Teen Girls at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Her work places emphasis on building community through practice, and she is deeply committed to using yoga as a tool to support how we understand our relationships with self and others.

Dr. Roberts’ research within the field of educational studies focuses on language, literacy, culture, and yoga and she consistently integrates literature, storytelling, and embodied movement throughout her offerings. She is cofounder of the Atlanta-based non-profit, Red Clay Yoga and facilities an online yoga community called Chelsea Loves Yoga that illuminates the images and stories of yogis who are often ignored, dismissed, or silenced.

Coeditor of Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis, Chelsea is also a faculty member of Off the Mat, Into the World®.

Why Attend

  • Learn to use yoga, literature, and art as ways to let go of stress.

  • Expand your self-care practices by engaging a variety of mediums to share or reflect on your personal lived experiences.

  • Study with Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts, inspiring Lululemon Global Ambassador and yoga teacher of actor, songwriter, and artist Janelle Monáe.

  • Build community through yoga and use yoga as a tool to understand and live a purpose-filled life.

Things to Know/Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    Accessible to all levels

  • What to Wear

    Loose, comfortable clothes for yoga

  • Special Interest to

    Practitioners who serve others and are interested in the service aspects of yoga (karma yoga)

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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