deepening the journey of awareness and collective liberation
Led by stone circles founder and Executive Director Claudia Horwitz and Triangle favorite Michelle Johnson, our Yoga of Social Change retreat is a integrated approach to mind-body awareness in the service of liberation.
Participants in this retreat will use the tools of asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breath work), meditation; teachings from the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras; discussion and individual reflection to explore:
- The relationship between movement and stillness, will and surrender, freedom and suffering
- What the physical body is capable of holding and releasing
- The mind as it wanders between various places of concentration
- How softening opens us to greater understanding
The retreat will begin at 5pm on the 14th and end after lunch on the 16th. Space is limited. Registration is required. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
There is a sliding scale fee of $160 – $250 for this retreat, which includes all meals, indoor housing and materials. Lower cost camping rates are available. In keeping with tradition, participants will have the opportunity to offer “dana” or generosity for the teachings at the end of the retreat.
Please register online here and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you!
Claudia Horwitz is the director of stone circles and The Stone House. She is trained as a Kripalu yoga teacher, has studied yoga in India, and the author of The Spiritual Activist: Practices to Transform Your Life, Your Work and Your World (PenguinCompass, 2002). She practices a yogic path of awareness on and off the mat.
Michelle Johnson completed 200 hours of Power Yoga Teacher training in the Baptiste tradition at Franklin Street Yoga, instructed by Lori Burgwyn. Michelle believes yoga is a gift of life, breath, spirit, love, and soulfulness and that it offers people the opportunity to learn how to breathe in their own time and way.