Each year gardens bring change as well as steadiness. The Tenth Annual Central Iowa Yoga Retreat is like a garden that way. If you’ve attended before, you’ll see some familiar blooms on the schedule.
We love to bring your favorite teachers back again and again. But it’s fun to experiment with some things you’ve never tried before, and we’re using our new location to do just that.
We’ll be working off this schedule as the new retreat date is set.
Experience the power of music-driven movement with this fusion of yoga and dance. Vibe Vinyasa combines traditional vinyasa sequencing principles with dance to improve functional strength, core stability, and cardiovascular endurance, and it's set to an energizing playlist and inspired by the beat. Modifications are available for all levels.
Flow & Restore
Yin & Yang--a dynamic flow for the first half of class. Vinyasa Yoga synchronizes movement with breath to develop self-awareness, balance, and harmony. Lindsey will lead a restorative practice the last part of class to help you renew, and soak in a special essential oils savasana at the end of class. Please bring your own straps or blocks if you can.
Air Plant Sculpture
From beautiful flowers to unique adaptations, learn about the fascinating world of air plants. Then use natural materials, wire and more to create a small sculpture with your very own air plant.
Find a chance to really soften into the end of the day with this relaxing session of deep poses supported on blankets and blocks. Poses are held for longer periods of time and gravity helps to renew body and mind. Although this class is slow, it is deep. You must bring two blocks and a blanket or two to enjoy this class.
Just as seeds rest during the Iowa winter, Yoga Nidra practice allows the body to deeply relax into adynamic sleep, and the mind stays alert. Stephie will guide you to the threshold between alpha and theta waves—the knife's edge where the body “sleeps” while the mind is lucid. You must bring two blocks and a blanket or two to enjoy this class.
Thai Yoga Massage
This ancient healing practice was born in Thailand and has flourished in North America. You'll have a "hands-on" experience with some basic techniques of this therapeutic style of massage. Learn to combine soft tissue manipulation with yoga postures, breathing and meditation to bring the body into a state of deep relaxation.
Confront fear and doubt as you play with arm balances and inversions--strengthening postures linked with vinyasa flow. We are stronger than we think. The class will draw on Ashtanga with insight from Iyengar and Anusara yoga. So dive in, enjoy the ride, and be amazed where the practice takes you.
Go ahead! Try this at home! And stay tuned for more news about the Central Iowa Yoga Retreat. It’s your best next step!