ONLINE • Befriending Your Inner Critic: An Online Yoga, Meditation & Psychology Retreat

Sara Avant Stover

August 7–8, 2021

  • $150.00 – Program Price
  • $75.00 – Generosity Policy - Subsidized
  • $200.00 – Generosity Policy - Supporter

Experiencing hardships in our external and internal lives is an experience we all know well. While we often don’t have control over external hardships, we do over internal ones.

How we speak to ourselves in the privacy of our own minds is something that no one else knows about, and no one else can do anything about. Thus, shifting this self-talk from negative to positive is one of the most profound gifts we can give ourselves to improve the overall quality of our lives.

During this weekend retreat we’ll take a closer look at our inner critics— those often heavy-handed internal voices that push, judge, and oppress us. Rather than demonizing these parts of ourselves, we’ll use the Internal Family Systems (IFS) psycho-spiritual therapeutic model to befriend them. With compassion and curiosity, we’ll take a closer look to understand how some of the most challenging parts of your psyche came to be and what they need to become your allies, rather than your enemies.

Through wisdom talks, embodiment practices of yin and slow flow yoga, Buddhist meditation, journaling, psycho-spiritual inquiry, group sharing, self-care, and sacred silence, you’ll leave feeling more integrated, enlivened, and at home in yourself.

All genders, with all levels of yoga and meditation experience, are warmly welcome. Please bring your journal, as well as whatever yoga and meditation props you may need.


This program will be recorded, and participants will have access to download the recordings for 30 days after the program ends.

Registration and Tiered Tuition

This program is being offered with tiered tuition. At the time of registration, choose whatever amount best reflects your financial situation within the tiers provided. If you are still in need of financial assistance, we have some scholarships available. Please complete the form at this link by Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Registration closes two hours before the start of the program.

Program Schedule

All times listed are in the Mountain Time Zone. Of course you may join from any time zone

Saturday, August 7: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 8: 9:30 am -12:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm




Sara Avant Stover

Sara Avant Stover is a bestselling author and teacher of feminine spirituality. After a cancer scare in her early twenties, Sara moved to Thailand, embarked on a decade-long healing and spiritual odyssey throughout Asia, and has since gone on to uplift tens of thousands of women worldwide. The founder of the world’s first Women’s Yoga Teacher Training, Sara has also been featured in Yoga Journal, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Natural Health, and on ABC, NBC, and CBS. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Visit her online at

Program Details

This virtual retreat will be conducted on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, you will receive another email with a link to join the retreat.

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