Free Your Mind
Free Your Asana
Create a new relationship with your mind and free your asana.
Join Heidi and dive into the transformative qualities of Pragmatic Dharma and Forrest Yoga. Her expertise is combining psychology, meditation and yoga to help you unwind the habits that keep you stuck in your practice and in your life. Learn how to easily, strategically work with your mind within your asana practice. Stop using your yoga practice to control or get rid of your mind. Instead, use your practice to develop a natural, inspired relationship with yourself.
Each retreat session includes simple, layered meditation and attention exercises. Heidi then assists you in weaving the felt experience of your new awareness into either an intensive sweaty Forrest Yoga asana practice (in the AM) or a releasing yin yoga practice (in the PM). You’ll leave understanding how to bring embodied mindfulness techniques into your asana practice and your everyday adventures.
Throughout the retreat you’ll learn simple, practical tools from traditional wisdom and modern psychology to balance the meditative aspects of seeing clearly what’s happening in the moment and creating an internal experience that’s more of what you want and need. Through this process you come to understand the fundamental skill of making the uncomfortable comfortable. This is what allows us to be with all of who we are.
Day 1: Learn how to orient toward and move forward on a spiritual path. We will examine how the mind naturally works and how its organic functioning requires a multifaceted practice. Movement forward on a spiritual path requires the development of a practice that includes tools to increase your ability to see clearly and cultivate a compassionate presence.
Day 2: We examine the 4 Noble Truths of Buddhism, our mind’s negativity bias, and our ability to increase the level of positivity we absorb through embodied practices.
Day 3: We learn about our window of tolerance for change. We learn how to embody our meditation practice in order to stay within that window in asana. This will allows us to easily take our practice off the mat and embody our practice in the rest of our life.
Day 4: We apply everything that we have learned! Today we practice choosing and embodying our meditation practice and leave with a practice path and plan.
*This event can also be credited with Yoga Alliance as 24 hours continuous education*
Heidi Sormaz, PhD, E-RYT 500, is the founder and owner of Fresh Yoga in New Haven, Connecticut. A Forrest Yoga (FY) Guardian Teacher, Heidi’s classes are unique combining her expertise in psychology, meditation and yoga. She currently teaches the Forrest Yoga 200-HR and Advanced Teacher Trainings, designed and teaches the Fresh Yoga 200HR and 300HR Teacher Trainings, and has co-taught a 300 Hour Advanced Vinyasa Training with Rolf Gates, travels nationally to present workshops and trainings, and live-streams classes for StudioLiveTV.com. Heidi has taught at Kripalu, The Esalen Institute and at the Windhorse Forrest Yoga Conferences. She has been featured in Yoga Journal and was selected by The Great Courses to design their first course on yoga; Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body. Heidi is a former university psychology professor and author of Performing Under Pressure. Her classes are designed to help people develop a relationship with their body and their mind that is comfortable even when life isn’t.
To learn more about Heidi, visit www.heidisormaz.com
Date: May 9th - 12th
Time: AM 9am -12pm
PM 2pm - 5pm*
*these are approx- subject to change closer to event*
Price: 290€ EARLY BIRD PRICE until 9/04/20
This event will be in held in English
Limited spots available
Minimum participants needed for event to run
Full prepayment is needed by 18/04/20
Payment and Cancellation Policy:
Before 14th of March 100% refundable
After the 14th 50% refundable
After 17th April 0% refundable