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Charleen McKay2010-07-04 20:36:45 +0000 #1
Namaste; Like most fellow yoga practitioners I began my journey after a difficult time in my life. I have truly enjoyed what yoga has brought into my life. My next challenge is to attend a yoga holiday or retreat. I have practiced for about 9 months and will be traveling solo. Is it to soon, as I have not perfected all the asana's? I am practicing short form Ashtanga but I am having a difficult time finding a Ashtanga retreat or holiday location. I am looking for a 4 - 5 day trip preferably US, Mexico or Costa Rica. Any suggestions. I would like to study yoga philosophy, meditation and asana's. Any suggestions?
Nichole2010-07-04 20:41:25 +0000 #2
There is a Yoga community that is outside of Boulder that is in a lovely setting, especially this time of year: Shoshoni yoga retreat and residential ashram: www.shoshoni.org/

I attended a short overnight retreat there when I was in college and I enjoyed it. It is not based in Jois' Ashtanga, but more complete and classical than much of the Ashtanga that is presented here in the States. Perhaps you will get a good feel of it from their website.

Kind regards,
sarahy2010-07-04 21:18:36 +0000 #3
Richard Freeman, a noted ashtangi is in Boulder. you can view his website here: Yoga Workshop: www.yogaworkshop.com/index.php

have you considered going to Mysore, India to deepen your ashtanga practice? this is a lot further than the destinations you mentioned, but it could proove to be a profound experience.

you may also find retreats listed here: AshtangaNews Workshops & Retreats - Ashtanga Yoga Matters (as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois): ashtanganews.com/cat.../workshops-retreats/

and here Ashtanga Yoga Workshops: www.ashtanga.com/workshops.lasso

or perhaps find a teacher you think you'd enjoy studying wiht and contact them to ask if you can have your own retreat centered around their facility.

i hope that helps.

sarah

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