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Local Weekend Yoga Retreat June 9-11th!!!


Transform from Amazing to “OHM”azing!!!!  Connect to the fire within

Everyone need a little “me” time, where you can escape the day-to-day and restore the body and mind.  Yoga has long been a practice of choice to help find clarity, calm and the ability to focus on your inner self.

Join us for a local weekend retreat located on property overlooking the Oso Bay. Meditate with the sound of gently swaying palm trees, the natural sounds of the bay and watch as exotic birds fly by. There is a wild bird refuge only steps away. This retreat will focus on personal growth and transformation.

Study with the teacher training students as they explore the many facets of yoga. Asana classes will include Chakra opening, candlelight yoga, restorative yoga, inversions 101, arm balancing 101, yoga nidra, and more! There will be time for meditation, journaling, yoga philosophy and energetic lectures, creating vision board, a nutrition workshop with a registered dietician and spending time with like-minded individuals. Explore the effects of pranayama. This will be a weekend full of self-exploration. The yoga practices will be outdoors. Enjoy organic vegetarian and pescetarian meals. Non-yoga activities can include walks through a bird sanctuary, lounging around the pool or enjoying a comfortable chair on 2 separate decks.

The retreat will be for all skill levels. It will be held primarily outdoors.

This workshop/retreat qualifies for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours

Dates June 9th-11th, 2017.

Questions or early reservations contact Michelle at 361-779-0183 or michelle.acebo@gmail.com


5:00-6:00 Welcome

6:00-6:30PM  Meditation/Journaling

6:30-8:30 Chakras Explained. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres

8:30-10:00PM  Candle light Restorative Yoga

10:00 PM conclusion for evening


6:00AM-7:00AM  Meditation/journaling

7;30AM  light breakfast

8:00-10:00AM  Working Through the Chakras~ Yoga Class

10:00AM  vegetarian snack

11:00AM-1:00PM  Yoga Class~Inversions 101  Benefits, step by step

1:00PM-2:30PM  Lunch, Free Time, Walks, Naps, Showers, etc

2:30-4:00PM  Nutrition Workshop with Jeri Hall, RD

4:00 PM-5:30PM Ashtanga Yoga  8 Limbs of Yoga lecture/discussion

5:30-7:00PM  Dinner/ Free Time

7:00-8:00PM Meditation/Journaling

8:00PM-10:00PM  Yoga Nidra Yoga Class

10:00 PM -12:00AM Happy Hour Vision Board Activity

Conclusion of evening


6:00AM-7:00AM Meditation/journaling

7;30AM  light breakfast

8:00-10:00AM Yoga Class~ Arm Balancing 101

10:00AM Snack

11:00-3:00 Asana 180 Class.  Jivamukti Open Class Backbends!!!!

3:00PM Program Conclusion~Snacks  Goodbyes

Participation Choices  and Lodging Options

SAMADHI OPTION: Activities for All Weekend:  $445 after May 1~Early Bird Registration (Register by May 1) Fee:  $400

SHAKTI OPTION:  Double Occupancy Room (1 bed sleeps 2) 2 rooms Available:  $595 per person After May 1. Early Bird Registration (By May 1) $550

SHIVA OPTION:  Gypsy Space for overnight stay: (inflatable mattress with bedding) $75 extra  (5 available)

Per Diem Rates:

Friday:  $80

Saturday:  $250

Sunday:  $115

Per Class:  $30

Lecture/Vision Board:  $35

Continuing Education Certificate: $10

All Workshops are non-refundable for any reason.  Your payment secures your spot!



Please Note Evening Class Time Changes!

Beginning Monday May 14, 2012 The Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi will change the 5:00pm classes to 5:15pm and the 6:30pm Regular Yoga Classes to 6:45pm. All of the Hot Yoga Classes will stay at the same time. No changes to the Hot Yoga schedule. We hope this small change will be helpful to those of you who get off work at 5:00pm. We are always open for suggestions. Please let us know your thoughts and needs. Send an e-mail to yogastudioofcc@yahoo.com or call us at 361-883-1052

Jivamukti Yoga Focus of the Month, May 2012


Vasamsi jirnani yatha vihaya navani grhnati naro parani
tatha sharirani vihaya jirnany anyani samyati navani dehi
Just as a man, having cast off old garments, puts on other, new ones,
even so does the embodied one, having cast off old bodies, take on other, new ones.
-The Bhagavad Gita, Chap. 2, verse 22

We are born again in each breath that we take and every step we make. The idea of being reborn, or born-again, signifies a rebirth or revival. For the yogi, the breath indicates that life exists, and each new breath is a new living moment. The choice we have is to consciously partake of the construction of our reality or to remain the victim of fate (really unconsciousness). The one who strives to be reborn consciously into life is the jivanmukta. When our life is consciously re-vivified, it has been reconnected to its source and nourishment. When we trade in a love-less life for a love-created life, we are reborn. Our sense of purpose and our core values are re-ignited. Re-incarnation is another word that refers to this continuous process-lifetime after lifetime.

In the Yoga Sutra, Master Patanjali tells us that the substrate of existence contains all possible characteristics whether latent, active or future. Through yoga practices, we can gain access to this substrate of existence and bring forth our greatest vision. When we create variation in causes, they become changes in the results. Yoga practices get to the root causes for unhappiness. When we create change on a causal level-for example, the purification of intention or the removal of fear or ignorance-the results of those changes will be felt automatically in our lives. Knowledge of past, present and future is the result of samyama-perfect balance, perfect equilibrium of mind-on the three kinds of transformation that lead to enlightenment (nirodha, samadhi and ekagrata-parinama; see PYS Chap. III, sutras 9, 11, 12, 16). By observing past impressions (samskaras), knowledge of previous incarnations is obtained (PYS III.18). Samskaras are evident in the difficulties we encounter in yoga practices from unconscious breathing and movement to a fragmented mind. Knowledge of your own death may be obtained through samyama on the two types of karma-active and latent-in shavasana. The goal for the yogi is to be freed from the cycle of rebirth and samsara, the coming and going. It is only through understanding how the cycle of rebirth continues that we can overcome it. This goal is achieved through the disassociation from the movements of chittam (the mind stuff).

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
And all the King’s horses,
And all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Religare, the Latin root of the English word “religion,” like the Sanskrit word hatha, means “to bind up,” and the traditional task of religion and yoga has been to bind up the pieces that have broken away from the ecstatic Oneness of Being-to heal the separation and be reborn whole and complete.

-David Life