Central Iowa Yoga Retreat

2020 Central Iowa Yoga Retreat OCTOBER 9, 2021

Each year gardens bring change as well as grounding. 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're also keeping true to our roots and bringing your favorite aspects back. We hope you'll use our new location to have fun experimenting. We are!

We're beginning with this schedule but making some big and small changes as we grow. Please keep an eye on it!

CIYR Schedule 4.4.2020

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. Lindsay 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.  

Restoratives

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.

Yoga Nidra

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.

 

Strength Yoga

Strengthening postures linked together with vinyasa flow. Confront your fear and doubt as you play with arm balances and inversions. Remember we are stronger than we think we are. Sheng’s teaching is influenced by Ashtanga yoga with insight from Iyengar and Anusara yoga. So dive in, enjoy the ride, and be amazed where the practice takes you.

Strength Yoga

Strengthening postures linked together with vinyasa flow. Confront your fear and doubt as you play with arm balances and inversions. Remember we are stronger than we think we are. Sheng’s teaching is influenced by Ashtanga yoga with insight from Iyengar and Anusara yoga. So dive in, enjoy the ride, and be amazed where the practice takes you.

Confront your fear and doubt as you play with arm balances and inversions. Remember we are stronger than we think we are. Sheng’s teaching is influenced by Ashtanga yoga with insight from Iyengar and Anusara yoga. So dive in, enjoy the ride, and be amazed where the practice takes you.

Strengthening postures linked together with vinyasa flow. Confront your fear and doubt as you play with arm balances and inversions. Remember we are stronger than we think we are. Sheng’s teaching is influenced by Ashtanga yoga 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!