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Celebrate the Here & Now - Without Expectation: Winter Yoga Retreat

January 14 - January 17, 2022

Valerie Zimring Schneiderman

At the start of a new year, we often set personal expectations or resolutions for ourselves. What if we took a mindful step together, without expectation, and allowed the spaciousness and refuge of the Sangha to alight us in present time? When we are collectively mindful, compassionate in support of each other, and fully present seeing and listening to each other,  the radiant flame within ourselves and all beings is illuminated. This is why we gather together.  Our winter retreat is an invitation into deep practice among a supportive, warm and welcoming community of friends on the path. Engage your passion for practice through  meditation, pranayama, asana, guided relaxation and sound healing sessions. Our time together will be balanced with individual free time, to integrate the teachings, connect with nature, and enjoy all that Menla Mountain Retreat Center has to offer…..a winter hike, a seat by  the fire, a nourishing meal, a healing treatment at Menla’s Dewa Spa, etc… Valerie’s approach is drawn from many years of practice and teaching experience in the living  lineage of ashtanga vinyasa yoga. She believes everyone can practice and all are welcome. “What we strive for in perfection is not what turns us into the lit angel we desire.” - David Whyte
ScheduleFriday, January 14th 
  • 3 - 4:30 pm Check-In 
  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm Asana/Guided Relaxation  
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner 
  • 7:30 - 8:15 pm Opening Circle, Intro to Menla  
Saturday, January 15th 
  • 7:15am Morning Meditation 
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast 
  • 10 - 12 am Asana  
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch 
  • 1:30 - 4:45 pm Afternoon Free Time: spa treatments, hiking, rest, etc…
  • 4:45 - 6 pm Pranayama/Guided Relaxation
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner 
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm Sound Healing Session 
Sunday, January 16th 
  • 7:15am Morning Meditation 
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast 
  • 10 - 12 am Asana  
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch 
  • 1:30 - 4:45 pm Afternoon Free Time: spa treatments, hiking, rest, etc… 
  • 4:45 - 6 pm Pranayama/Guided Relaxation 
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner 
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm Evening Circle - Practice Q&A 
Monday, January 17 
  • 7:15 am Morning Meditation 
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast 
  • 7 - 10 am Check-out of Rooms
  • 10 - 12 pm Asana, Pranayama, Closing Circle
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch and Departure 
*Please note - schedule is subject to change

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Valerie Zimring Schneiderman

Valerie Schneiderman (ERYT-500) has studied ashtanga yoga for over 28 years and  was the owner/director of The Yoga Shala in Ridgefield, CT from 2001 to 2018.  Valerie believes that the traditional yogic teachings of mindful movement,  breathing technique and meditation are of...

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