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Fall Info Self Care – Yoga and Spa Retreat

Fall Info Self Care – Yoga and Spa Retreat

Self-care is developing the awareness of and then honoring what you really need—on every level—and developing the rituals and practices that ensure you’re looking after your total well-being every single day. It includes habits that make you healthier, happier, and help you to feel more connected.

This retreat will focus on work shopping topics such as:

  • Self Care & Energy
  • Making the most of nutrition – with special guest Carrie Ann Bacon

Included in attendance:

  • Daily Yoga practice with Melissa Tungl
  • Nutritious meals prepared by Carrie Ann Bacon
  • An afternoon at world renown Crystal Spa, with one Massage, Facial, or Specialty Pedicure
  • Also access to spa amenities such as steam, sauna, showers, lockers, hot tub, relaxation room, light refreshments
  • Access to Crystal Mountain Amenities (walking trails, mountain biking, indoor pool, hot tub, golf course, mountain slide and more)
  • Shared accommodations in large, newly renovated home at Crystal Mountain
    • 2 private rooms available, shared bed occupancy
    • Twin bunks in other rooms

Optional experiences:

  • Private Chinese Medicine consultation with expert Carrie Ann Bacon
  • Additional spa treatments (cost varies per service)
  • Access to restaurants and pubs on property

Give yourself the gift of relaxation, pampering and community.  Self care is not selfish.

Fall Into Self Care- Yoga and Spa retreat at Crystal Mountain Resort Spa
When? November 10-12

sign up $399

Lunar Vinyasa & Vino Flow

Lunar Vinyasa & Vino Flow

In this workshop we will explore the energy and influence of the Lunar cycle through a dynamic vinyasa flow and an introduction to biodynamic wines.  Throughout history we have recognized the strong pull and effects of the relationship between the earth and moon, from the tides in the ocean to the growing cycles of plants and beyond.

Here we will explore a 1.5 hour practice integrating asana, pranayama and meditation with a strong connection to the energy of the moon as it reaches it’s peak of the cycle.  This will be followed by a free wine tasting and introduction to the winemaking philosophy known as Biodynamics.  Used for generations in farming practices biodynamics moves beyond sustainable and organics and focuses on the relationship between grape, moon and glass.  We will discuss this integrated winemaking style as we sip a few wines and enjoy a night full of full moon splendors from practice to glass.
All levels of yoga practitioners and wine enthusiasts welcome as this is meant to be an evening of exploration and enjoyment for all.
Lunar Vinyasa & Vino Flow

Friday November 3rd 6:30-9:00pm

sign up $35

Josh Feister

Josh Feister

1.  What originally brought you to yoga?
My whole life I had been interested in Eastern Spirituality and its connection to science and a modern scientific worldview, and its claims on being able to master and understand the mind. I was always a lay fan of Buddhism and esoterism until I moved to Grand Rapids. It became clear that I need an outlet to center myself and express myself as a way to balance a stressful work environment. A friend of mine invited me to Yoga at Seva and I haven’t left since.

2.  What keeps you coming back?
No matter how stressed or tense I am, I know I can do something holistically positive for myself on my mat.

3.  What is your favorite asana and why?

4.  What do you love about Seva?
The eclectic background and interests of all of the teachers makes every class a new experience.

5.  What do you bring off your mat from your practice?
Willpower, mindfulness and compassion

6.  Favorite Book:
Thought as a system by David Bohm

7.  Favorite Place to Visit:
Northern Michigan

8.  Food:
No bake cookies