Nourish Yourself and Restore Balance!
February 9th, 2019 9am – 4pm
Sfeer Studios ~ 200 Britton Dr. Chapel Hill, NC
Our retreat will be a full day of yoga practice, connection, learning, healing, rest and nourishment. In the morning we will work a specific sequence and type of alignment that helps calm the nervous system. Through activating the parasympathetic nervous system we’ll open up to rest, restoration and receiving nourishment from our self-care practices. Many options will be given while we practice on the mat, so students of all levels can get what they need from the physical practice.
After our morning of asana there will be time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the wonderful food and each other. In the afternoon, we will be joined by Ayurveda practitioner Ivy Ingram, who will share some of the profound principles of self-care taught in the ancient healing system of India. Ayurveda offers inspiring guidance on how to offset the over-stimulation our modern technological age can create in the nervous system. We’ll explore a handful of potent practices we can take home with us to deeply nourish ourselves in the midst of our busy lives, so we can continue this deep rest and balancing work long after our dreamy day together.
You can expect:
- Time to arrive and settle into this beautiful venue with a cup of tea on us.
- A short opening circle to help us come together as a group, focus our intentions and create safe and sacred space for our day.
- An introductory talk weaving ancient myth, goddess archetypes and yoga philosophy and practice to help us orient to our practice for the day.
- A 90 – 120 minute all levels yoga class.
- 90 minutes to luxuriously savor our pot luck lunch and walk the grounds, rest, journal, pick a goddess card, visit and do whatever you need
- An in depth Ayurvedic exploration of daily self-care including some experiential work with the Marma point massage.
- Self-care techniques you can take home and put immediately to use!
- Time to fully rest and restore in restorative poses.
- Total support to do what feels right and supportive to you – it’s your day!
Olyndasmith@gmail.com to register
$80 for the full day / Teacher discount $65** / $40 for half day, if space allows. 9 – 12 or 1:30-4
** In an ongoing effort to support teachers and all those who work with children – I’m offering this Retreat at a discount to teachers! As you fill your cup it positively effects your students, your class culture and the entire school community you are a part of.
* I am also open to trade, so if cost is an issue, let’s talk! *
Ivy Ingram is an Ayurveda Practitioner and yoga teacher specializing in women’s health. With a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, she has been helping clients experience deeper health and healing for over 17 years.
Ivy is a former faculty member of the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico under the direction of the world-renowned Dr. Vasant Lad. She received her Ayurveda Practitioner certification from Dr. Lad after an intensive 2-year clinical training program. She also studied Ayurveda in southern India for 5 months in 2011 with her primary teacher there, Dr. A.R. Ramadas of Vaidyagrama healing village. She has returned to India nearly every year for further training or treatment. She has also participated in several mentorships with noted Ayurveda teacher Dr. Claudia Welch. In addition, she has engaged in professional coach training with the Presence-Based Coaching organization.
Ivy has drawn deeply on the wisdom of Ayurveda and yoga in her own ongoing healing from an autoimmune hyperthyroid condition. This exploration, including 3 months of treatment in India, continues to deepen her understanding of what healing actually means and how to support the inherent ability of the body-mind to experience wholeness.
A certified 500-hour advanced yoga teacher, Ivy began teaching yoga in 2002 after completing two 200-hour yoga teacher trainings, one with Integrative Yoga Therapy and one with Kripalu Yoga Center. She completed a 300-hour advanced teacher training in Ayuryoga at the Ayurvedic Institute, integrating the principles of Ayurveda and yoga as healing practices. She has also received specialized training to teach yoga to pregnant women and people living with cancer. She has taught yoga to cancer survivors, the clinical staff at a Harvard teaching hospital,
and inmates in the Oregon and Texas prison systems.
A dedicated student of Vedic chant and Sanskrit, Ivy is fascinated by the power of sound, poetry and the spoken word in healing. Her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology is from Boston College, and she has a bachelor’s degree in English from Brown University. She holds a life-long commitment to helping people find their unique path to health, fulfillment and joy.