Wind down 2019 with a refreshing deep dive: Omen Days Retreat

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Registration is now open! Only 10 spots available. Early bird pricing through November 4th 🙂

Anybody looking for a refreshing and deep-diving alternative to the holiday madness?  Come and join our Omen Days Retreat!  We will tap into silence and listen to our bodies and souls through a variety of powerful methods:  TIAVY (Trauma Informed Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga), meditation, shamanic journeying, expressive/creative arts and movement, chanting, group process and divination…  Prepare to enter 2020 rejuvenated, with a sense of clarity, purpose and readiness.

This retreat will take place at our home studio in Denver at the end of the year during the Omen Days from the Winter Solstice through the beginning of the New Year (December 20, 2019-January 1, 2020), a time considered by many cultures to be especially potent for doing inner work and setting the tone for the year to come. If you find you cannot join us for the entire time, a daily option will be opened after the Early Bird registration period is over. 

There will be free time each afternoon for nature walks led by Jiyu, drawing and journaling, doing restoratives using our extensive prop collection, and optional add-ons like IR sauna sessions. You may also choose to add on a juicing and/or V-GF organic kitchari cleanse package for turbo detox and renewal. 

The bulk of the retreat will be held in noble silence. For our purposes this means allowing ourselves to get away from talking about our usual concerns and identities and speaking only when necessary or when encouraged during group practices. (To whatever degree possible, you are invited to take a break from electronic communications as well, such a relief!) Through guided group and partner activities we will create space to feel seen, heard, held and thoroughly appreciated for the star beings we truly are.

New Year’s Eve will be an even bigger celebration than every other night  and additional members of the community may join in. We will have a healthy & delicious V-GF potluck, dancing, kirtan/sing-along, puja to bring our intentions for the new year into consciousness, and finally we will sit or move in silence for the last hour of 2019. At midnight, we will salute the new year with 108 repetitions of the mantra LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU (may all beings be happy) and have a brief toast with tea, snacks etc. before retiring so as to be fresh for 7am ceremony on New Year’s Day!!!

Jen-Mitsuke will be leading all of the activities and also practicing and retreating along with you. She will teach TIAVY self-practice on Sundays as well as Christmas Day and New Year’s Day during this period (4x), practicing yoga right beside you on other days. You must therefore be familiar with “Mysore-style” classes and be confident in your own practice, as group yoga instruction will not be offered. (Seasoned practitioners in other lineages are also welcomed. Just let me know where you’re coming from and we can decide whether it’s a good match.) Shamanic journeying, expressive practices and group processes will be thoroughly explained, so no prior experience with those is needed. Please contact Jen with any questions or concerns.

Locals may commute daily, and for those from out of town, we may be able to offer you a couple of competitively-priced options for staying here with us. These accommodations afford varying degrees of privacy and comfort, and all involve a shared bathroom. Please inquire if interested.

Additional Details Here! 🙂

Soulful Morning Sadhana 6-10am Daily in November!

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PLEASE NOTE: We have expanded our schedule this month so as to accommodate asana from 6:25-10:00am (details below)! We have also added a new 5-class Punch Card. You must pre-register to join…

Got Yoga? Sauna? Ceremony? Creativity? We do! Start each day the Jen-Mitsuke and Jiyu way! 😉 We invite you to join us each and every day in November for Soulful Morning Sadhana at our extremely well-appointed and pleasant home studio in Denver. We encourage you to undertake a diverse and individually-appropriate practice that helps to ground you and serve that which is most meaningful to you in life.

Schedule:

  • 5:55am–Doors Open
  • 6:00am–Meditation & Puja / Ceremony
  • 6:25am–Creative Free-Time (or Asana if necessary)
  • 7:15am–Ashtanga Vinyasa Invocations
  • 9:45am–Group Savasana & Closing Chant
  • 10:00am–Tea with Friends
  • 10:15am–Bring Your Best Self Out Into the World!

Description:

Feel free to include kriya, pranayama, meditation, strengthening exercises, preps with props and restoratives in your Trauma Informed Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga routines! We have a plethora of specialized equipment for your enjoyment and encourage a non-competitive, relaxed, loving and therapeutic attitude. Need help tailoring your personal practice or incorporating additional creative or healing elements? Set up a private session with Jen!

Creative Hour (6-7am) will consist of a brief neuroplasticity-stimulating meditation for happiness and resilience followed by puja, chanting and drumming/rattling led by Jen. You will then have about 35 minutes (or more if you are not in a hurry to begin yoga) to engage in personal journaling, dream analysis, divination, artwork, and/or movement exploration as you see fit.

We have a variety of animal, tarot and archetype card decks as well as very simple crayons, pencils, markers and play-doh, but you may also wish to bring your own tools for enticing Psyche to share her rich gifts. (For example, Jen loves to write stream-of-consciousness, practice Authentic Movement, play with rocks, do Active Imagination with items from Nature, draw on her iPad and cut up magazines, etc… If you aren’t yet convinced, don’t worry, inspiration will come!)

You may attend whatever times work for you, but in order to retain a sacred and restful atmosphere, please refrain from arriving or departing during ceremony or group savasana (6:00-6:25am or 9:45-10:00am). You are welcome to do creative work during yoga time or yoga during creative free time if your schedule does not permit staying the full morning. 45-minute IR sauna sessions can usually be booked (at least 24 hours in advance) as early as 5:30am and finishing as late as 10:45am.

Because we are looking to foster a sense of regularity and support in community we are not able to offer drop-ins. We offer monthly memberships or multi-packs expiring the month of issue. Our friends from out of town or locals looking for a retreat may purchase week-long memberships on a space-available basis. We will be a group of 10 or less.

Please note, PRACTICE WILL END EARLY (at 7:30am) on the following days due to Jen’s shamanic training: Thursday 11/07, Saturday 11/09, Sunday 11/10, Thursday 11/14, Thursday 11/21, and Wednesday 11/27. We will have a full practice on Thanksgiving! We celebrate moon days by practicing 😉

Jen will lead the chanting, puja, drumming/rattling & meditation each day. Additionally, she will teach TIAVY self-practice from 8:00-10:00am on Sundays (November 3, 17 and 24). At other times Jiyu is there to supervise as Jen practices beside you. Contact Jen with questions!

Investment:

  • November Unlimited (includes 2 IR sauna sessions) — $180
  • 15-day Punch Card (expires end of November 2019) — $150
  • 10-day Punch Card (expires end of November 2019) — $120
  • 5-day Punch Card (expires end of November 2019) — $90
  • 1-week Retreat Card (space permitting) — $80
  • 5-pack IR sauna 45-min Session (use in November 2019) — $75
  • Single IR sauna 45-min Session — $20

Click here for additional details and registration!