Workshops & Retreats
Coming up in 2017/2018
September 22 to 24, 2017 – Yoga and The Five Yamas Immersion
March 12 to 19, 2018 – Bali Retreat: Yoga Culture, and the Balinese New Year
YOGA & THE FIVE YAMAS: The Healing Practice of Living Your Yoga
September 22, 23, and 24
Friday 4pm-6:30pm | Saturday 11am-3pm & 3pm-6pm | Sunday 12pm-3pm
YogaWorks Larkspur Landing
The five Yamas—harmlessness, truthfulness, non-stealing, moderation and non-grasping—are beautiful practices that can guide us towards living a peaceful and steady life. They support us in connecting our yoga practice on the mat with our relationships and the society we live in. Each Yama has a special gift for the one who practices it regularly and can be the missing link in creating more harmony in your daily life.
This weekend immersion is designed like a “stay at home” yoga retreat. It will include asana practices, cleansing and pranayama techniques, meditation and lecture.
In this “stay at home” yoga retreat, we will:
• Explore the asana practice more deeply through sequences that include standing postures, strong twists, opening backbends, inversions and seated postures for balance
• Understand what it means to “live our yoga” more completely thru a closer study of the Five Yamas
• Enhance our well-being thru the addition of pranayama & basic cleansing (kriya) practices
• Learn some foundational Ayurvedic rituals for balance
• Incorporate meditation practices as part of daily ritual
• Experience the benefits of attending a yoga retreat without having to go far from home
*This workshop is suitable for the community at large, including teachers and teachers in training. It is not recommended for beginners.
Cost: Full Weekend: $200 | $175 by August 31
Drop in: $45 each Fri/Sat 11am | $55 each Sat/Sun 3pm
Yoga, Culture, and the Balinese New Year
March 12 to 19, 2018, Ubud, Bali
Join Erika Trice for a weeklong retreat at a beautiful location nestled in the center of Bali, Ubud. Our home for the week is a perfect environment for expanding your practice and classes will be designed in harmony with this auspicious time of year. You will dive deep into the Balinese culture and learn about the significance of their New Year and its unique rituals, while embarking on an exploration of asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy. Each day will be a mixture of both practice and participation as you experience the distinctive ceremonies done in preparation for the day of silence. This is Erika’s 5th time leading this retreat in Bali and each time has offered a unique opportunity for students to both strengthen their yoga and intimately experience this heavenly culture.
This is truly one of the most incredible weeks of the year to be in Bali as they prepare for the Balinese New Year, called Nyepi or “The Day of Silence.” For the Balinese, it’s a time for self-reflection and cleansing as they observe 24 hours of total silence, preceded by firecrackers, singing, laughter, parades and general excitement everywhere. It’s an unforgettable experience to witness the whole island shutting down (no electricity, no driving on the roads, no one working) and to be a part of this powerful ancient tradition. We, as guests, will also take part in the authentic Nyepi rituals and celebrations, which happen just once a year. It’s truly an experience that will invite you to go inward and stay with you forever.
The Bali Institute, Ubud’s premiere cultural organization, will guide us on exclusive immersion experiences to some of Bali’s most colorful markets and sacred local temples. We will observe ancient spiritual practices and meet community leaders and dignitaries to develop a better understanding of this unique culture.