THERE CAN BE NO LIGHT
WITHOUT DARK

Join Christina and Nick on a spiritual pilgrimage to the woods of Michigan. On this 3 day 2 night retreat we will play with the Emotion of Fear. With fear being the theme for this retreat, please do not fear, for we will be focusing on the light just as much as the dark! Surround yourself in the beauty of Mother Nature in a bright divine cabin. This retreat includes 4 yoga classes lead by Chicago alignment teachers Christina Corso and Nick Florino, vegan meals cooked by Jennifer Lynne Le Vine, herbal classes, and more! Just like nature, there can be no light without dark. We will play with this idea through fun interactive workshops and activities. All optional of course. Register below for a weekend of fun, ease, and awaken the power within your heart.

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DATES

October 16th, 2015 - October 18, 2015


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Friday
4:00 pm - Arrive
5:30 pm - Grounding Yoga Practice
7:30 pm - Dinner
8:30 pm - Opening Circle - Sauna/Steam Room/Hangout 

Saturday
7:00 am - 7:45 am - Tea/Coffee/Fruits
8:00 am - Backbend Yoga Practice - Playing with Fear
10:15 am - Breakfast
12:00 am - 2:00 pm - Free Time
2:15 pm - Workshop with Jen
3:00 pm- Lunch
5:30 pm - Inversion Practice with Pranayama and Meditation
7:30 pm - Dinner
9:00 pm - Meditation / Sacred Forest Walk Under the Moon / Bonfire

Sunday
7:15 am - 7:45 am - Tea / Coffee / Fruits
8:15 am - Yoga
10:15 am - Brunch
12:00 pm - Workshop
2:00 pm - Light Snack / Closing Circle


THE PROPERTY


ACCOMODATIONS

*COST FOR RETREAT PER BED - BEDS CAN BE SHARED

  • UPSTAIRS LOFT - NO DOORS - SHARED ROOM & BATHROOM - $300 (SOLD OUT)
  • UPSTAIRS LOFT - NO DOORS - SHARED ROOM & BATHROOM - $250 (SOLD OUT)
  • UPSTAIRS BEDROOM - SHARED ROOM & BATHROOM (1 TWIN) - $300 - (SOLD OUT)
  • UPSTAIRS BEDROOM - SHARED ROOM & BATHROOM (2 QUEEN) - $350 - (1/2 QUEEN BEDS AVAILABLE)
  • MAIN FLOOR BEDROOM - PRIVATE ROOM & SHARED BATHROOM (1 KING)- $400 - (SOLD OUT)
  • MAIN FLOOR BEDROOM - PRIVATE ROOM, BATHROOM & STEAMER SHOWER - $500 - (SOLD OUT)
  • BASEMENT MASTER - PRIVATE ROOM, EN SUITE BATHROOM WITH SHOWER - $500 - (1 KING BED AVAILABLE)

INCLUDES

  • 2 nights at a beautiful, picturesque farmhouse located in Michigan
  • 6 vegan meals cooked by Jennifer Lynne Le Vine and daily snacks
  • 4 yoga classes with Christina Corso and Nick Florino
  • Supplies for all workshops

* BYOB & Bring Your Own Instruments


CLASS & WALK DESCRIPTIONS

Friday Night Grounding Class: Enjoy a grounding class of hip openers and forward folds to help you relax and get grounded physically and energetically to the space.

Saturday Morning Backbend Practice - Playing with Fear: In this class we will focus on challenging poses that bring up fear and resistance in your body. We will play with this fear and turn it into power and motivation! This will be a safe place to explore your body and mind deeply through asana.

Saturday Evening Inversion Practice with Pranayama and Meditation: As we dive deep into the practice of inversions and hip openers, we will continue to investigate fear, and through meditation, explore where this fear comes from and how to find peace, ease, and understanding beyond the emotion.

Sacred Forest Walk Under the Moon: After dinner we will take a walk through the woods. On this walk we will play a fun game still exploring this emotion of fear. At the end of this magical journey we will have a bonfire where we will release the fear and unwanted energy into the agni (fire). We will celebrate life and have story time, dancing, a jam circle with music and dancing, and of course s'mores! Feel free to bring any instruments!


REGISTRATION

$150 deposit to secure spot. Registration form and complete payment due by October 9th. Deposits are non-refundable. Register here. Once registered, you will receive a detailed information packet after October 9th. It will include directions, phone numbers, packing list, and more. 


CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY

Cancellation 2 weeks or less before due arrival date, 0% refund
Cancellation 2 to 4 weeks before due arrival date, 25% refund
Cancellation 4 to 8 weeks before due arrival date, 50% refund
Cancellation more than 8 weeks before due arrival date, 100% refund