Fresh Start: Joining the Movement of Yoga with the Stillness of Meditation
De West and Brian Spielmann
March 11–13, 2022
If it’s time for a fresh start, yoga and meditation provide an ideal practice combo to bring us back to beginner’s mind – a sense of relaxation, effortlessness, and unconditional cheerfulness. We will alternate between meditation practices and yoga sequences to work with our mind and body in ways that can naturally bring us back to fresh start.
You will receive tools and techniques so you will be able to continue what you learn on this retreat into your daily life. Yoga and meditation provide a dual approach for mental clarity and calmness, increased body awareness and reduced stress.
The benefits of yoga and meditation are well documented in scientific studies. Yoga is known to reduce stress, improve balance and flexibility and help with back pain. Meditation improves one’s sense of well being, reduces stress and may improve overall health. This weekend program will set you on a course to enjoy the benefits of these complementary medicine practices.
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De West, Certified Yoga Therapist and a Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher is a leader in the Boulder, Colorado yoga community with over 29 years of teaching therapeutic yoga. She has developed a movement practice that allows people of all ages and abilities to experience a positive, relaxed, and transforming experience in both body and mind. Observation, listening, and respect of one’s unique anatomy contribute to her passion for helping students create more peace and freedom. De is the founder of Be Center in Boulder, CO. You can reach De at www.Be.Center
Brian Spielmann has been a Buddhist practitioner for 30 years and has studied with a variety of teachers including Ponlop Rinpoche, Tsokyni Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche, and Tulku Thondup. He previously served as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Shambhala Mountain Center and in 2010 he Founded Authentic Presence, Inc, a digital marketing firm that creates online courses with nationally known experts, particularly in the therapy, spiritual, and wellness fields.