Yoga and the Art of Being
July 14 - 21, 2012
with Sharyn Galindo
About the Retreat
In the world of multi tasking, high technology and hectic schedules it is difficult to relax in the face of multiple stimulations. Finding balance in our lives and functioning in the present moment (being) without the constant concern of performing a task or doing something constructive (doing) is difficult. Being and doing are in fact two separate entities, but with practice, the fusion of the two worlds can be achieved. In this workshop, whether in asana, pranayama, or meditation we will focus on the "being", emphasizing that sadhana should not be confined to the yoga mat. Spirituality truly can exist outside of the yoga studio, away from yogic retreats, and even without the company of fellow yogis. We can learn to be and do at the same time. When the realities of the day sink in, from our practice on the mat we become conscious of being and doing. We can clearly look at our hectic lives, decide where our priorities lie and combat the issues that relate to our frame of mind. From this work we learn to deepen our yoga on and off the mat, and combine these two mental states to live a more balanced life.
Morning Practices will begin with Meditation and Pranayama , followed by asana practice that will include Led Ashtanga, Mysore, and some creative and fun Vinyasa Flow.
Afternoon sessions include: Q & A, more detail on philosophy, ayurveda, poses, breathwork, meditation and follow with a yin/restorative style asana.
About the Teacher
Sharyn spends her days dividing her time as wife, mother of two boys, yoga practitioner, studio owner and teacher! She is the owner and studio director of North Shore Yoga, with two locations in Northfield and Evanston, IL. She began her yoga studies in the late 1990s, and has completed numerous teacher training courses specializing in the Ashtanga and Vinyasa Systems. She has been to Mysore, India to study with the late Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute but spends most of her available travel time visiting Thailand to study with Paul Dallaghan who she considers her primary teacher. She is ever grateful to him for introducing her to Sri. O. P. Tiwari of the Kaivalyadhama Institute, with whom she continues to study Pranayama in Thailand and the US.
In 2007, Sharyn expanded her studies to include a Masters program in Holistic Nutrition. In 2010, she completed over 1800 hours of study to receive a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS.) certificate from both the California College of Ayurveda and the American Institute of Vedic Studies. She now offers her own 200 & 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course at North Shore Yoga.
Sharyn believes that only with a strong, healthy body-attained through proper diet, asana practice, pranayama, and meditation-can one begin to move towards true spiritual growth.
She lives in Northfield, Illinois with her husband, Steve-who is also a teacher at North Shore Yoga-and their two boys, Joey and Louis.
For more on Sharyn's studios in Chicago
The Daily Schedule
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7.30 am||Opening breathwork and meditation|
|8 am||Guided asana sessions and self practice.|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4 - 6 pm||Q & A, Philosophy, Yin/Restorative Yoga & Meditation|
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|8 pm||Optional evening program or quiet time.|
* Special group excursion during the week to some of the natural wonders of Koh Samui or its neighboring islands.
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.yoga-thailand.com/yoga-holidays.html