alleyCat Yoga Pilgrimage to Kripalu: Yoga, Restoration and Loving Kindness Retreat

Yoga, Deep Restoration and Loving Kindness Retreat

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lenox Massachusetts

Sunday, October 20-Sunday October 27

with Trip Leader, Susan Mathis

Join Susan Mathis on an epic week of yoga, meditation, study, and deep restoration at our first alleyCat group pilgrimage to Kripalu. Relax into the retreat atmosphere and restore yourself through daily yoga and meditation while drinking in Fall on the beautiful grounds of Kripalu while partaking of nurturing meals. Supported by powerful teachers, yoga practice and study will guide you into the heart of yoga. Choose from a 5-day Yoga and Deep Restoration Retreat with Jennifer Reis or a 5 day R & R Retreat, each followed by a weekend of The Practice of Loving Kindess led by Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope. Find deep connection to the roots of yoga at Kripalu and experience transformation, growth and restoration.

In addition to the program selected, registrants may participate in early morning, noon and afternoon yoga classes as well as a variety of other quality offerings at Kripalu. Shared accommodations and private rooms are available for this experience. As dorm and shared housing is a priority, early registration is encouraged. Those choosing dorm accommodations will be housed with others in the group and shared rooms can specify roommates. The group may travel together or independently under the guidance of Susan as she takes you to her spiritual home. Find out more about this retreat and registration by contacting susan or by calling her at 573-864-4132 .  Pre-register through the link below and Susan will contact you with specific details on how to register through Kripalu

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the spiritual center of the Kripalu tradition and experience the powerful essence of Kripalu Yoga. Reset and renew at Kripalu this October. 

Retreat programming begins at 7:00p Sunday, October 20 and ends at Noon Sunday, October 27

Pre-Register Here for More Details at No Cost or Commitment
Kripalu Trip – Kripalu Retreat Option 1

Sunday-Friday Yoga and Deep Relaxation Retreat Led by Jennifer Reis
Friday-Sunday The Practice of Loving Kindness Retreat led by Sharon Salzburg & Stephen Cope

October 20-27, 2019

Program Cost *Room Cost Accommodations Total Cost*
*20% Discount applied on Housing when 5 or more guests register
670
668
Dormitory
1338
Hall Bath
670
872
Shared Room
1542
 
Hall Bath
670
1501
Shared Room
2171
Private Bath
670
Options available
Private Room
from 2200
Private Bath
  * Private Room Rates depend on specific room location
Kripalu Trip – Kripalu Retreat Option 2

Sunday to Friday: R & R Retreat Led by Kripalu Center Faculty
Friday-Sunday The Practice of Loving Kindness Retreat led by Sharon Salzburg & Stephen Cope

October 20-27, 2019

Program Cost *Room Cost Accommodations Total Cost*
*20% Discount applied on Housing
 
750
668
Dormitory
1418
when 5 or more guests register
 
Hall Bath
 
750
872
Shared Room
1622
Hall Bath
750
1501
Shared Room
2251
Private Bath
750
Options available
Private Room
from 2300
Private Bath
  * Private Room Rates depend on specific room location

 

What is Included:

  • 3 amazing organic and locally grown meals per day
  • Twice Daily Gentle, Intermediate or Vigorous Kripalu Yoga Classes
  • Outdoor Guided Hikes and Activities-morning and afternoon
  • Access to the spa, lake, hiking trails, labyrinth and grounds
  • Kripalu Evening Program
  • R & R Only Workshops and Programs for R & R Registrants

Restorative Yoga

What is not included:

  • Bodywork and Ayurvedic treatments
  • Transportation from airport (Shuttle Available or Group Car Rental can be arranged)
  • Airfare 

Registration is done through Kripalu Registration 866.200.5203. Specify the group trip alleyCat Yoga Pilgrimage to Kripalu

Please read the Retreat Options through the links below. An additional program option is available for teachers and advanced asana students. 

Kripalu Trip – Kripalu Retreat Option 1

Kripalu Trip – Kripalu Retreat Option 2

Learn More and Pre-Register for More Information by registering below. There is No Cost or Commitment to Pre-Register. Susan will contact you personally and provide more details.

Register for alleyCat Trip to Kripalu: Pre-Registration for Information

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training: The Art of Deep Rest

Friday, November 15, 6:15-8:15p

Saturday November 16, 1-4p

Restorative Yoga is a powerful practice that resets the nervous system, opens the body and creates ease and quiet in the mind. Explore the power of deep rest and learn to facilitate a relaxing practice of stillness and rest in your students in this 2 days training.

This training will cover:

  • The benefits of restorative yoga including the impact of restorative yoga on the nervous system and subtle body
  • Restorative pose repertoire—learn how to practice and set up and guide postures for comfort and ease
  • Sequencing, cuing, voice and guidance—a complete methodology for teaching Restorative Yoga
  • Learn effective prop use and how to modify props and postures for different bodies
  • How to cultivate a restorative environment
  • Problem solving common barriers and effective teaching of deep rest
  • Guiding Restorative postures in a traditional yoga class

This course is designed for those trained at the 200 Hour Level or beyond who desire to learn the foundations of teaching restorative yoga as a specific practice and as part of a traditional yoga class or in private sessions. Very experienced yoga students who wish to learn more about the practice of Restorative Yoga contact Susan for more information about this course.

Contact Hours:6 CEU’s: 6

Cost: $135

Led by Susan Mathis, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP

Susan began her intensive study of yoga at the Kripalu Center in 2001, completing both the 200 and 500 Hour Teacher Training at the Kripalu School of Yoga. She is deeply committed to the practice of yoga, pranayama and conscious living. She brings the elements of Kripalu Yoga to each class, inviting students to use yoga as a means to explore the space on the inside in order to access deep layers of awareness. Susan has taught Yoga Teacher Trainings for the past 8 years, offering steady guidance, practical knowledge and infusing yoga philosophy into her training courses. She continues to deepen her study of yoga through the 1000 Hour Teacher Training at Kripalu as well as through personal study of yoga philosophy, poetry and writing. 

Purchase

Yoga 103: Build Confidence, Gain Experience

Thursdays, September 5-26

7:00-8:15 pm

4 Week Series

Build confidence, understanding and experience in the practice of yoga in this class series. Yoga 103 builds on the momentum of Yoga 101 & 102 and is appropriate for any student seeking to build confidence and bring growth to their practice of yoga. Bring a sense of curiosity, ready to explore deeper avenues of awareness as Luna guides you toward building your understanding, confidence and experience. 
 
Learn how to:
• Make adjustments of postures for your body, supporting deeper opening
• Integrate breath into asana (yoga poses) to create more ease and expansion within each asana
• Explore the Eight Limbs of Yoga and bring deeper meaning into the overall practice of yoga
• Explore and feel the subtleties of the energy flow within each asana and use this sense to find better alignment
• Expand your pranayama and meditation practice
• Learn Sun Salutation variations that make this practice accessible to your body 
 

$60 or 16 Credits

Led by Luna Langer, DYT 200

Luna discovered yoga over 15 years ago. Having always enjoyed athletics she was impressed with the strength, flexibility and stamina that yoga develops, however, she was most delighted by the serenity she felt after practicing. In order to better understand how to intentionally cultivate this inner peace, Luna entered the Life of a Yogi Teacher Training with Sri Dharma Mittra. Luna teaches Dharma yoga which blends a strong physical practice with pranayama, relaxation and meditation to bring about self-transformation. Her classes emphasize healthy form, improved focus and a joy of movement.

Register Here.  Click on the Sign Up Button On September 5

Advancing Your Practice: Connecting to Ground

Thursdays, October 3 – 24

7:00-8:15 pm

4 Week Series

Learn how to intentionally connect with the ground energy and explore how to direct this current to create further opening within the yoga poses. Based on the foundation of this simple concept, alignment organically develops from the inside out and more energy is available to fuel your practice. When alignment blossoms intrinsically, our learning fires up and our potential grows. Tap into the wisdom of your body, give your analytical mind a rest and practice an experiential way of learning.

This practice is appropriate for you if you can do two Sun Salutations in coordination with your breath.

$60 or 16 Credits

Led by Luna Langer, DYT 200

Luna discovered yoga over 15 years ago. Having always enjoyed athletics she was impressed with the strength, flexibility and stamina that yoga develops, however, she was most delighted by the serenity she felt after practicing. In order to better understand how to intentionally cultivate this inner peace, Luna entered the Life of a Yogi Teacher Training with Sri Dharma Mittra. Luna teaches Dharma yoga which blends a strong physical practice with pranayama, relaxation and meditation to bring about self-transformation. Her classes emphasize healthy form, improved focus and a joy of movement.

Register Here. Scroll Forward to October 3

Friday Night Restorative Yoga

Friday, October 4, 6:30-7:45 pm

Restorative yoga is a specialized practice for those who desire deep relaxation, rest, nurturing and restoration. Restorative class will have a contemplative, restful energy and aim to enhance freedom in the body while calming the nervous system and grounding you energetically. This special manner of practicing utilizes bolsters, cushions, blankets and chairs to completely support the body through a selected sequence of postures. The body then deeply relaxes while the posture is being held. All of the benefits of yoga are received without any expenditure of energy.

$16 or 4 credits

Led by Brockell Briddle, RYT 500.

Register Here. Click on the Sign Up Button on October 4

Yoga 101 4 Week Series for Beginners

Wednesday, September 4-25

7:00-8:15 pm

4 Week Series

This class is designed for the new yoga student wishing to start at the beginning and learn the foundations of yoga asana, breath work and philosophy. Offered as a 4-week series and designed for those who are new to the practices of yoga, the emphasis will be on learning yogic breathing and common yoga postures while developing body awareness. We will study alignment and techniques for common postures, building the practice from the ground up in a safe manner suitable to beginners.

A regular yoga practice allows you to:

  • establish a deeper inner spiritual connection
  • stabilize your emotional responses
  • develop focus and concentration
  • release stress
  • build strength
  • increase flexibility
  • improve your posture
  • prevent injuries
  • improve your mental outlook
  • strengthen your immune system

No previous experience is necessary. This class is for every body type, level of strength and flexibility. Come as you are.

$60 for the series  Registration is required.

Led by Susan Mathis, E-RYT 500

Susan began her intensive study of yoga at the Kripalu Center in 2001, completing both the 200 and 500 Hour Teacher Training at the Kripalu School of Yoga. She is deeply committed to the practice of yoga, pranayama and conscious living. She brings the elements of Kripalu Yoga to each class, inviting students to use yoga as a means to explore the space on the inside in order to access deep layers of awareness. Through meditative movement, pranayama, postures, and exploration of subtle energy, her classes are designed to bring students into deeper connection with the present moment and themselves. 

Register for Yoga 101

 

Yoga for Women’s Health

Saturday, October 26, 2-4 pm

True yoking and balance in the yoga practice is achieved when we honor and adapt our practice to meet the natural rhythms and changes of our bodies over time. As women, our bodies have a natural rhythm that ebbs and flows like the tides. This workshop is designed to teach the art of personal practice and to inspire students to adapt and modify practice to support all the phases of a woman’s life. We will practice a sequence that will encompass dynamic and restorative yoga asanas and both open and strengthen the hips and pelvis while inviting deeper understanding of normal hormonal fluctuations. You will learn the how to approach your practice during different cycles and phases of your life and will be given basic posture adaptations and contraindications that are beneficial to use during menstruation, pregnancy, peri-menopause. 

Led by Brockell Briddle, RYT 500

Brockell is a passionate yoga teacher and bodyworker. She brings over a decade of study and practice to her students in both group and private settings. She is passionate about the practice of yoga as a tool for healing both physically and emotionally, and offers classes which address healing within the gross and subtle bodies. Brockell teaches through the lens of contemplation and seeks to bring awareness to internally held somatic patterns. As a dedicated student of Tias Little, her teaching style draws influence from her studies in the Iyengar Yoga method, Somatic Experiencing practices, Structural Integration, and anatomy.

Register Here.  Click on the Sign Up Button on October 26

Deep Stretch Extended Practice

Saturday, October 5, 2:00-4:00 pm

Go beyond a superficial asana experience and reveal the deeper layers of our human experience. In this gentle, floor-based practice, we will use guided meditation techniques and slow, sliding and gliding movements to unlock and explore the sensations and emotions of the subtle body. Through this exploration, we will seek to access deeply embedded sensations and work to unfold them from the inside out. You will gain tools for cultivating a sensitive body awareness that will make room for the possibility of more potency and feeling in your asana practice and your everyday life.

The practice will close with discussion, chanting and cultivation of a deeply restorative savasana. This workshop is open to all students. No previous experience required.

$28 or 8 Credits

Brockell Briddle, RYT 500

Brockell is a passionate yoga teacher and bodyworker. She brings over a decade of study and practice to her students in both group and private settings. She is passionate about the practice of yoga as a tool for healing both physically and emotionally, and offers classes which address healing within the gross and subtle bodies. Brockell teaches through the lens of contemplation and seeks to bring awareness to internally held somatic patterns. As a dedicated student of Tias Little, her teaching style draws influence from her studies in the Iyengar Yoga method, Somatic Experiencing practices, Structural Integration, and anatomy.

Register Here.  Click on the Sign Up Button on October 5

 

Candlelight Yoga

Friday, November 22, 6:30-8:00 pm

Join Rebecca for a tranquil, slow-flowing class, uniting mind, body and breath by candlelight. This introspective practice strikes a balance between movement & stillness, strength & surrender, leaving you open, refreshed and at peace. Melt away tension with the simplicity and beauty of meditation in motion as you flow through this practice, and enjoy the benefits of letting go. We will practice postures, pranayama, meditation, and deep relaxation.

$20 or 6 credits

img_20150223_170959-e1427691989429Rebecca Peters, E-RYT 500

Rebecca’s classes bring awareness to the sweetness of the present moment through exploration of energetic movement and stillness. She believes yoga has the power to transform our lives and the lives of everyone we meet. Rebecca teaches to inspire students to connect with their inner resources of strength, compassion, and peace.

Register Here.  Click on the Sign Up Button on November 22

Yoga 102 4 Week Series

Wednesday, October 2-23

7-8:15 pm

4 Week Series

This class is perfect for the beginning yoga student wishing to build on the foundations of yoga asana practice and philosophy that was established in Yoga 101 or other new yoga students who wish to extend their knowledge.

Offered as a 4 week series of classes and specifically designed for those who are new to the practices of yoga, new postures will be introduced each week, including posture alignment details, breath work and introduction of simple meditation practices.  Each week will include a full 60 minute practice along with 15 minutes of discussion of new postures and techniques. All practices and postures will be appropriate for new and advancing beginners.

$60 or 16 Yoga Pass Credits

 

Led by Susan Mathis, E-RYT 500

Susan began her intensive study of yoga at the Kripalu Center in 2001, completing both the 200 and 500 Hour Teacher Training at the Kripalu School of Yoga. She is deeply committed to the practice of yoga, pranayama and conscious living. She brings the elements of Kripalu Yoga to each class, inviting students to use yoga as a means to explore the space on the inside in order to access deep layers of awareness. Through meditative movement, pranayama, postures, and exploration of subtle energy, her classes are designed to bring students into deeper connection with the present moment and themselves. 

Register Here. Click on Yoga 102 on October 2

21 Day Sunrise Yoga Adventure

July 15-Aug 4, 6:00-7:15 am Daily

Experience the power of a daily yoga practice! Immerse yourself this summer in daily practice of yoga during 21 Day Sunrise Yoga. Arise with the sun each day and cultivate the art of disciplined practice with daily asana, mantra, meditation, and inspiration from the Yoga Sutras. Join Brockell on this yoga immersion experience and witness how the power of practice is fuel for personal growth and transformation.

Early registration is strongly recommended!
 

$190 for all 21 days 

Led by Brockell Briddle, RYT 500

Brockell is a passionate yoga teacher and bodyworker. She brings over a decade of study and practice to her students in both group and private settings. She is passionate about the practice of yoga as a tool for healing both physically and emotionally, and offers classes which address healing within the gross and subtle bodies. Brockell teaches through the lens of contemplation and seeks to bring awareness to internally held somatic patterns. As a dedicated student of Tias Little, her teaching style draws influence from her studies in the Iyengar Yoga method, Somatic Experiencing practices, Structural Integration, and anatomy.

Register for 21 Day (Pay with check later)

Register + Pay Online for 21 Day

Deep Stretch and Subtle Movement: Unearthing Deep Awareness Series

October 8-29

Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:15 pm

4 Class Series

Go beyond a superficial asana experience and reveal the deeper layers of our human experience.  In this floor-based practice, guided meditation techniques and slow, sliding and gliding movements are used to unlock and explore the sensations and emotions of the subtle body. Each week will focus on a different area of the body such as feet and legs, hips and low back, spine and shoulders, neck and head. The experience is taken deeper through extended time for deep rest and integration in savasana.  In this exploration, we will seek to access deeply embedded sensations and somatic patterns and unfold them from the inside out. You will gain tools for cultivating a deep and sensitive somatic awareness, making room for more potency and possibility of feeling in your asana practice and your everyday life.  This series is open to all students.

$60 or 16 pass credits for the 4 week series

Led by Brockell Briddle, RYT 500

Brockell is a passionate yoga teacher and bodyworker. She brings over a decade of study and practice to her students in both group and private settings. She is passionate about the practice of yoga as a tool for healing both physically and emotionally, and offers classes which address healing within the gross and subtle bodies. Brockell teaches through the lens of contemplation and seeks to bring awareness to internally held somatic patterns. As a dedicated student of Tias Little, her teaching style draws influence from her studies in the Iyengar Yoga method, Somatic Experiencing practices, Structural Integration, and anatomy.

Register Here.  Click On the Sign Up Button On October 8. You can pay online with a credit card by visiting the Rates Page. Registration is required.