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  • Day of Chill A half-day retreat for all things C H I L L

    Join Octavia Raheem and Meryl Arnett for a Day of Chill: a half-day retreat 11:00 am to 3:30pm on Sunday, January 26, 2020. We will do as little as possible. We will chill out, rest, connect to an unhurried rhythm. We will simply be.

    The retreat includes:

    – Meditation
    – All-levels restorative yoga+ yoga nidra
    – Creative ritual & exploration of everyday Chill
    – Journaling
    – Lunch {vegan & vegetarian options} available + herbal teas available through out day
    – Time to be in community with like minded people
    – Closing circle
    – Special ‘chill’ gift

  • Metta Meditation Day Retreat Self-Care, Self-Love, Self-Connection

    My February Day Retreat is a deep dive into the heartfulness of meditation. This is a day devoted to connection to self as a pathway to deeper, more compassionate connection to the world at large.

    We will practice the deepest forms of self-care through mindful self-compassion meditation and the practice of Metta meditation {also known as Lovingkindess meditation}. This ancient meditation technique was originally offered as an antidote to fear, and today, it helps us to shift our mindset from “I’m a hot mess…” to, “I’m a compassionate mess!”

    This retreat includes:

    – A deep dive into Metta Meditation: What is it, and how does it differ from traditional mindfulness?
    – Extended meditation practices {both seated and walking}
    – Gentle, heart-opening yoga movement
    – Guided Journaling reflections
    – Discovering your personal relationship to self-love {and how to work with it}
    – How to expand your circles of love to even the most difficult beings
    – Ways to employ these practices on-the-spot and in difficult situations
    – Heart-warming, soul-nourishing vegetarian lunch

  • Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training 210 Hour Certification

    September 20202

    From a more centered and grounded place every single movement – whether it’s in our bodies, hearts, family, the front lines of a protest, service, work, or leadership – every movement born from stillness is exponentially more powerful. Our lead teachers Octavia and Meryl {O+M} ‘s most powerful “moves” in the yoga room and beyond were born from stillness This is why we teach – Be still, then move.

    The stillness based practices of yin and restorative yoga are at the heart of our training. Meditation is the breath of our training. Movement and mindful flow-based practices are the vessels and lungs. They are all essential and equally emphasized. Beyond the traditional postures that we can take on the mat, our training is a course in the cultivation of Self and an invitation to be in deep inquiry about how we can build community, real connections, and effect change; how we can create movement(s) grounded in yoga beyond our mats.

    This training will cover:

    Restorative Yoga
    Yin Yoga
    much, much more


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