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Fall Retreat: Oct. 7-11, 2020 – Ely, MN

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Travel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Join us for our 14th Annual Fall Yoga Retreat:

 October 7- 11, 2020.

 The retreat will be held at the pristine Camp du Nord, located 20 minutes outside of Ely, MN, a stones throw from the Boundary Waters.    The retreat will feature two yoga sessions and two delicious vegetarian meals each day. There will be plenty of free time for hiking, canoeing, sauna, massage, reading and relaxing lakeside and fireside, and enjoying quiet reflective time or the company of friends.  Our intention is that this retreat is not just time away. Retreat is sacred space from which to view yourself and your life clearly.   We will explore the practices and wisdom teachings of yoga, as a means to realizing your innate capacity for meaning, freedom and joy within life.

The Place: Camp du Nord, near Ely, MN.  A stones throw from the Boudary Waters, Camp du Nord is set amongst the pine, maple and birch forest alongside Lake Burntside.  It has been a natural place of retreat, relaxation and reflection for more than 50 years.

 

The Yoga: We will practice for two hours each morning and afternoon.  Morning sessions will consist of an invigorating asana, pranayama and meditation practice.  Afternoon sessions will focus on the subtler aspects of yoga, including: restorative postures, pranayama, meditation, self-reflection, yoga philosohpy and dharma.  

Lodging & Meals: Our lodging will be communal in modern wooden cabins, beautiful and simple.  Each cabin features a full kitchen, indoor bathroom, central air & heat, fireplace, living & dining room, bedrooms and sleeping loft.   No T.V.’s, no phones, no distractions- essentially everything you’ll want, nothing you won’t.  We will share two delicious vegetarian meals for breakfast and dinner, in the camp dining hall- a beautiful 15 minute hike through the trails of the forest.  We can accommodate special dietary needs, and we may be able to arrange private cabins for families.  Preference for lodging requests will be given in the order in which registrations are received.  To view one of the cabins, please click here

Activities: 

Hiking, Canoeing + Kayaking,  Sauna + Lake Plunge, Massage, Relaxing lakeside and fireside    

( *massage not included in the price of the retreat)

 Transportation, Arrival & Departure

Our welcoming ceremony will be at 8:30 pm on Weds. Oct. 7th,  and we will depart after brunch and cleanup on Sunday Oct. 10th.  You re responsible for your own transportation.  We encourage carpooling, and will assist in finding you a carpool if you like.  For Directions, click here.

Rates & Registration:

Based on past years, we expect the retreat will fill up this year. If you are planning to attend, please send registration and deposit as soon as possible to reserve your space.  Thanks!

The cost of the retreat includes:

  •    All yoga classes
  •    Recordings from all our sessions for home practice
  •    Vegetarian Breakfast and Dinner Feast (Thurs.-Sat..) & Brunch on+ Sunday
  •    Four nights lodging
  •    Use of canoes, kayaks and sauna
  •    All the fun you can have, with new and old friends!

Accommodation Options + Rates:

Shared Loft Space (Twin Beds): $575                                                                               Shared Bedroom Space (Two Twin Beds or Queen for couples) : $645                           Private Bedroom w/ Queen Bed: $775 

There are a few private cabins which can be specially arranged for families or those desiring more privacy.  Email ben@vincentyoga.com directly for more info or to reserve a private cabin.

Early Registration Discount –  $50 off  when you register + pay in full by August 6.

To reserve your space: please email your Fall Retreat Registration + Waiver to ben@vincentyoga.com and submit a $150 deposit per-person (non-refundable). Payment can be made by Venmo (@ben-vincent-9), PayPal (bvrocksteady@gmail.com), check (see directions below), or CC. There is a 3.5% fee for paypal or CC to cover costs.  Contact us directly to pay via CC or paypal.

All payments are due by Sept 15.  All payments are final.  There will be a $50 fee for payments, payment plans and registrations received after Sept 15.  Other discounts and scholarships are not available.  For those unable to pay-in-full before Sept 15, payment plans are available through paypal credit.

Checks are payable to:

Angela or Ben Vincent (not Vincent Yoga)                                                                           5354 40th Ave S.                                                                                                       Minneapolis, MN, 55417

Please contact us with any questions or inquiries

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Fall Retreat: Yoga and the Sacred Act of Self-Care – Oct. 9-13, 2019 – Ely, MN

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

 

Join us for our 13th Annual Fall Yoga Retreat,

October 9- 13, 2019.

 The retreat will be held at the pristine Camp du Nord, located 20 minutes outside of Ely, MN, a stones throw from the Boundary Waters.    The retreat will feature two yoga sessions and two delicious vegetarian meals each day. There will be plenty of free time for hiking, canoeing, sauna, massage, reading and relaxing lakeside and fireside, and enjoying quiet reflective time or the company of friends.  Our intention is that this retreat is not just time away. Retreat is sacred space from which to view yourself and your life clearly.  We will explore the practices and wisdom teachings of yoga, as a means to realizing your innate capacity for meaning, freedom and joy within life.

 

The Place: Camp du Nord, near Ely, MN.  Up the Echo Trail, a stones throw from the Boudary Waters, Camp du Nord is set amongst the pine, maple and birch forest on pristine Lake Burntside.  It has been a natural place of retreat, relaxation and reflection for more than 50 years.  Its one of our favorite places in the whole world!

The Yoga: We will practice for two hours each morning and afternoon.  Morning sessions will consist of an invigorating asana, pranayama and meditation practice.  Afternoon sessions will focus on the subtler aspects of yoga, including: restorative postures, pranayama, meditation, self-reflection, yoga philosohpy and dharma.  

Lodging & Meals: Our lodging will be communal in modern wooden cabins, beautiful and simple.  Each cabin features a full kitchen, indoor bathroom, central air & heat, fireplace, living & dining room, bedrooms and sleeping loft.   No T.V.’s, no phones, no distractions- essentially everything you’ll want, nothing you won’t.  We will share two delicious vegetarian feasts for breakfast and dinner, in the camp dining hall- a beautiful 15 minute hike through the trails of the forest.  We can accommodate special dietary needs, and we may be able to arrange private cabins for families.  Preference for lodging requests will be given in the order in which registrations are received.  To view one of the cabins, please click here

Activities: 

Hiking, Canoeing + Kayaking,  Sauna + Lake Plunge, Massage, Relaxing lakeside and fireside    

( *massage not included in the price of the retreat)

 Transportation, Arrival & Departure

Our welcoming ceremony will be at 8:30 pm on Weds. Oct. 10th,  and we will depart after brunch and cleanup on Sunday Oct. 14th.  We encourage carpooling, and will assist in arranging transportation.  For Directions, click here.

Rates & Registration:

Registrations are coming in quickly this year, and we anticipate the retreat will fill up.  If you a re planning to attend, please send registration and deposit as soon as possible to reserve your space.  Thanks!

The cost of the retreat includes:

  •    All yoga classes
  •    Vegetarian Breakfast and Dinner Feast (Th.-Sat.) & Brunch on Sunday
  •    Four nights lodging
  •    Use of canoes, kayaks and sauna
  •    All the fun you can have, with new and old friends!

Accommodation Options + Your Investment:

Shared Loft Space (Twin Beds): $575                                                                               Shared Bedroom Space (Two Twin Beds or Queen for couples) : $645                           Private Bedroom w/ Queen Bed: $775 

Priority for private bedrooms will be given to couples.  There are a few private cabins which can be specially arranged for families or those desiring more privacy.

Early Registration Discount –  $50 off  when you register + pay in full by August 6.  

To reserve your space: please email your Fall Retreat Registration + Waiver to ben@vincentyoga.com and submit a $150 deposit per-person (non-refundable). Payment can be made by Venmo (@ben-vincent-9), PayPal (bvrocksteady@gmail.com), check (see directions below), or CC. There is a 3.5% fee for paypal or CC to cover costs.  Contact us directly to pay via CC or paypal.

All payments are due by Sept 15.  All payments are final.  There will be a $35 fee for payments, payment plans and registrations received after Sept 15.  Other discounts and scholarships are not available.  For those unable to pay-in-full before Sept 15, payment plans are available through paypal credit

Checks are payable to:

Angela or Ben Vincent (not Vincent Yoga)                                                                           5354 40th Ave S.                                                                                                       Minneapolis, MN, 55417

Please contact us with any questions or inquiries

 

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Advanced Yoga Studies – Fall 2013

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

      I am delighted to announce…

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Advanced Yoga Studies & Self-Transformation Programbegins September 2013.

This unique 9-month program is intended for all sincere students and teachers, looking to deepen their experience and understanding of Yoga.  Through personal and group study and practice,  students will be guided on a transformative journey of healing, self-discovery and empowerment.  We will delve into the teachings and practices of Yoga, Tantra & Ayurveda – as a means to awaken our potential for meaning, happiness and freedom and in life.

The structure of the program will include:

 1) Weekly Master Classes: Teaching, discussion and practice ~ Tuesdays 7:15-9:15pm         September 17- December 17, 2013 + January 14 – May 20, 2014 at One Yoga

2) Three Private sessions to receive:

  • A personalized Hatha yoga + meditation practice
  • Ayurvedic dietary + lifestyle Consultation
  • Yogic spiritual guidance to uncover + empower you life’s purpose (dharma)

3) A weekend non-residential retreat in Minneapolis (Spring 2014)

4) Readings, journaling, audio recordings and home practice to support your growth. 

5) Group community building events

 Our in-depth study will include:

   Essential Teachings of Yoga:

  • What are Yoga, Tantra & Ayurveda?  Why are they relevant?
  • History of Yoga: Periods, Types, traditions and its evolution
  • The main branches of yoga:  Raja (Classical), Bhakti (Devotion), Tantra (ritual) + Hatha (Mind + Energy), Karma (Action), Jnana (Knowledge)
  • The Three Refuges of practice:  Teacher, teachings + community
  • Karma, Reincarnation and Samsara (the wandering of the soul)
  • The four aims of life – Dharma (meaning), Artha (the means), Kama (pleasure),  Moksha (freedom)
  • Dukkha:  Why do we suffer and how do we overcome suffering?
  • Overcoming Limiting Patterns & Conditioning – Samskara + Vasana
  • Hatha Yoga –  The spiritual science of awakening Mind + Energy through Asana, Pranayama + Meditation
  • Meditation- The essential yogic practice for awakening the Heart and Mind
  • Samkhya System- The foundation of Indian philosophy & spirituality
  • Essential Texts:  The Yoga Sutra + The Bhagavad Gita
  • Training in Essential Practices: Asana (posture), Pranayama (energetic breathwork), Meditation, Mantra (sacred sound), Chanting, Bandha (energy locks), Mudra(gesture), Kriya (visualization), Yoga Nidra, Self-Inquiry, relationship, Ayurvedic diet + lifestyle
  • Ayurveda- The Science of Self-Healing
  • Basic Sanskrit
  • The Koshas:  Layers of Being
  • For more thorough information on teachings covered, see below…

Pricing + Payment Options

Full Price – $2250. (Paid in full by Sept. 15)

Early Registration Discount – $2100 (Paid In full by August 15)

Yoga Teacher Discount – $1950                                                                                               (For teachers who have completed a 200-Hour Training and are currently teaching 2 or more classes/week.  Paid in full by September 15)

Payment Plan – $2500. (to be paid monthly over 9 months)

We will order books for the course wholesale as a group.  The cost of books will be about $75 in addition to the cost of tuition

Application and registration are available through One Yoga.  Follow this link to receive a copy of the application: Advanced Yoga Studies Application.  Space is limited and will be allotted in the order which application + deposit ($300, ) are received.  Once accepted, your deposit is non-refundable, and will be applied toward the cost of the program.

More information on teachings + practices to be covered

The Koshas:  Layers of Being                                                                                                    Humans are multidimensional beings.  The ancient yogis experienced being human as composed of 5 Koshas (layers/sheaths) which encompass the Atman (True-Self).  As part of the Self-Transformation process, we will explore the specific teachings and practices of each of these layers – designed to help us realize our fullest capacities and to minimize and overcome the limitations of each Kosha.

Annamaya Kosha ~ The Physical Body 

  • Systems of the Human body (Musculo-skeletal, Nervous, Respiratory, etc.)
  • Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology- The Spine, Shoulder + Pelvic Girdles, the Diaphragm(s)
  • Asana: Yoga postures – Anatomy, Alignment + Energetic Effects
  • Intro to Ayurveda- The Vedic Science of Self-Healing
  • Yogic Practices for the Physical Body: Asana, Shatkarma (Cleansing Actions), Ayurveda

Pranamaya Kosha ~ The Energetic Body 

  • Ayurveda- The Doshas, your constitution + balanced living through yoga, diet and lifestyle
  • Tantra- The path of Cultivating and Liberating our vital Energy
  • Prana- The Energy of Life
  • Pranayama: Breathing practices to awaken Vital Energy
  • The Nervous System
  • The Anatomy of The Energetic Body (Doshas, Nadis, Vayus, Chakras, Gunas, Kundalini)
  • Yogic Practices for The Energetic Body: Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Kriya (visualiztion)
  • Brahmana & Langhana – Creating practices that are balancing

Manomaya Kosha ~ The Lower Mind + Ego

  • Yogic Psychology + understanding of the Mind
  • The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali- Essential Teachings on awakening the Heart-Mind
  • The role of the mind in suffering and liberation
  • Ego + Memory – Our Subconscious Conditioning
  • Emotion- Understanding the energies of desire, memory, perception + reaction
  • Karma (Action) -> Samskara (impression) -> Vasana (patterns)- The cycle of conditioned behavior
  • Yogic Practices for the mind: Meditation, Karma Yoga, Witness Consciousness/ Self-Observation, Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation: Essential Teachings + personal guidance

Vijnanamaya Kosha ~ The Awakened Mind

  • Buddhi- The capacity of the mind to awaken
  • Awakening the forces of willpower, intuition + discernment
  • Overcoming obstacles as the path to Self-Mastery
  • The role of desire in spiritual practice
  • Yogic Practices for Buddhi:  Vichara (Self-Inquiry), Sankalpa (Resolution of the Higher Self), Mantra (Healing of Sacred Sound), Jnana Yoga
  • Mantra- “That which protects + empowers the mind”

Anandamaya Kosha + Atman ~ The Heart + True Self

  • The Four Desires process: Creating a life of purpose, prosperity, happiness and freedom
  • Dharma- Hearing the call of your life’s purpose
  • Cultivating compassion, joy + loving kindness
  • Practices for the Heart & True Self: Prayer, Devotion/ Bhakti Yoga, Metta (loving kindness), Chanting, Seva

Pricing + Payment Options

Full Price – $2250.

Early Registration Discount – $2100 (Paid In full by August 15)

Yoga Teacher Discount – $1950                                                                                               (For teachers who have completed a 200-Hour Training and are currently teaching 2 or more classes/week.  Paid in full by September 15)

Payment Plan – $2500. (to be paid monthly over 9 months)

We will order books for the course wholesale as a group.  The cost of books will be about $75 in addition to the cost of tuition

Registration is available through One Yoga.  Follow this link to receive a copy of the application: Advanced Yoga Studies Application.  Space is limited and will be allotted in the order which application + deposit ($300, non-refundable) are received.

 

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