Finding Delight:
Laughter & Lightness Weekend Retreat

with Dova Lewis

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Upside Down: An Introduction to Inversions

Saturday, Sep 3 2-4:30
El Cerrito

Why go upsidedown? First of all, because inversions are fun! They're also challenging and require keen body awareness and focus, so adding them to your practice is a great way to cultivate these qualities in your daily life. For most of us, learning to practice inversions is a long process of building techniques that we don't often have time for in regular classes. In this workshop, we will learn the fundamental skills to safely begin or further your practice of shoulderstand, headstand, handstand, and forearm balance. We will focus on process over results and see what happens! All are welcome!

 

*In-person only

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Strength and Balance: An Introduction to Arm Balances

Sunday, Sep 4 2-4:30
El Cerrito

Arm balancing can feel mysterious and out of reach for many of us, yet the reality is that if we're ok with chaturanga, we can safely practice most of these poses. Like all technical poses, arm balancing increases our body awareness, concentration, and strength. In this workshop, we will use props and detailed guidance to learn what is required to practice these joyful poses safely. As always, we will be concerned with process and principles over results. This workshop is open to everyone, and many modifications will be offered, but you will get the most out of this time if you can safely practice sun salutations that include planks and lowering yourself to the floor without using your knees.

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Entire Weekend
Includes Laughter Yoga and Kirtan with Dova Lewis

Saturday and Sunday 2-6 
El Cerrito

Join Katy Cryer and Dova Lewis for a fun weekend of laughter, lightness, and, ultimately, delight. The weekend retreat includes three workshops. Each workshop can be purchased individually. Save 20% when you register for all three!

Kirtan: The Joy of Song and Devotion with Dova Lewis
Kirtan is the joyful singing of mantra, prayer, and devotion. It is done in call and response format, so no previous knowledge or experience required. Come play and sing with us! 

Laughter Yoga with Dova Lewis
Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (pranayama). Anyone can laugh without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is initially simulated as a physical exercise while maintaining eye contact with others in the group and promoting childlike playfulness. In most cases this soon leads to real and contagious laughter.