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maui2014retreatwith Skeeter Tichnor & Jen Mitchell
February 14-19, 2015

Escape the cold, gloomy winter and retreat with us to Maui, where we’ll join local yoga teacher Skeeter Tichnor for 6 days and 5 nights dedicated to the attributes of humility and joy.

Through rest, relaxation, daily asana practice and afternoon seminars with Skeeter, we’ll discover how the practice of Yoga guides us to see the root of humility as the root of pure Joy: Ananada. During our retreat at Lumeria Maui, named a top yoga retreat destination by Yoga Journal,  Skeeter will hold a series of lectures, asana practices and Feldenkrais somatics exercises. Combined with a beautiful setting, good food, great company and a dose of much needed relaxation, we’ll discover the how to unite the principles of humility and joy and the value of introspection and self expression.

Jen and Skeeter will lead you through the delicious balance of expansion, introspection and rest.  You will nourish yourself, meditate, practice asana, and, if you wish, participate in daily afternoon seminars (see offerings below) that will allow you to study yogic concepts on a deeper level.

maui3Why Retreat?  In removing ourselves from our familiar surroundings, daily activities and responsibilities, retreats afford us the opportunity to see accumulated habits of distraction which build an internal wall between ourselves and our experience. These unconscious patterns of unaware living shield us from the inherent joy of our true nature. Daily practice helps us to become aware of these habits, while retreats emphasize continued mindfulness. This allows us to sustain an unconditional presence and an awareness unbound by circumstance. Why not treat yourself to Maui this winter? 

skeeter Topics to be covered in afternoon seminars with Skeeter ($60 per seminar)

  • Arches are stronger than flat surfaces.  Learn why curves are Beautiful and Necessary: Students will learn to understand how to create and strengthen the arches of the feet, hands, palate and spine.
  • Students will learn the 3 curves of the human spine and how to move the spine in a variety of intricate relationships.
  • Personal practice: By the end of the training you will be practicing Backbends and forward bends in a variety of Asana: Including Handstands with backbends, arm balances with backbends, twists with forward bends and backbends, and hip openers and thigh stretches with forward bends and backbends.
  • We will examine practices to help us develop sweeter relationships, equanimity in life and a gracious gentleness toward ourselves.

skeeterhookipa-55 Schedule (subject to change):

Feb 14:
4:30- 6:30 Invocation + Gentle asana with Jen

Feb 15:
7:30 – 9am: Asana with Skeeter
9am – 10:00 Breakfast
3:00 – 6:00 Afternoon seminar with Skeeter: How Curves are stronger than flat surfaces
7:oo – 8:15: Yin Yoga with Jen

Feb 16:
7:30 – 9am: Asana with Skeeter
9am – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00am – 2:30: Standup Paddle/Whale watching with Skeeter
3:00 – 6:00 Afternoon seminar with Skeeter

Feb 17
7:30 – 9am: Asana with Skeeter
9am – 10:00 Breakfast
10:30 – 1:30: Guided Bamboo Forest Hike w/Jen
3:00 – 6:00 Afternoon seminar with Skeeter
7:oo – 8:15: Restorative Yoga with Jen

Feb 18
7:30 – 9am: Asana with Skeeter
9am – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00am – 2:30: Optional Activity with Skeeter
3:00 – 6:00 Afternoon seminar with Skeeter

Feb 19:
7:30 – 9am: Asana with Skeeter
9am – 10:00 Breakfast

 

skeeter2about Skeeter. Skeeter has been a Student of Yoga for more than 30 years. She has lived in Hawaii for the last 20 years. Over that time people have traveled from all over the world to study with her. Internationally, Skeeter teaches Yoga Immersions, Teacher Trainings, Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement within Yoga, therapeutic trainings, retreats and workshops, in addition to, offering daily classes, private yoga sessions, and private hands-on Feldenkrais Therapy. She has taught in Europe, Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia, Hawaii and on the Mainland U.S.A. Skeeter is an ocean enthusiast and an avid skier who was formerly a member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. She is currently writing a book detailing her method of teaching. Click here to read more about Skeeter.

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about Jen. Jen teaches with humor and humility, weaving life’s lessons with asana… ultimately so we may live a sweeter life off the mat.  She began teaching in 1998 after a training with Shiva Rea.  Since then, her teaching (and practice) has evolved by encounters -brief or lasting – at Kirtan Camp with Jai Uttal, exploring loving kindness with Stephen Cope at Kripalu, a Mysore practice with Ashtanga teacher Maty Ezraty (and her assist, James Browne!) during a 2012 trip to India, and Judith Lasater, with whom she studied Level I and II Restorative Techniques in spring, 2011 and summer, 2013, respectively.  Jen’s classes combine physically challenging asana sequencing, with gentle, restorative poses. Expect japa mantra, pranayama and kriya in addition to asana.

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Accommodations: We will stay at Lumeria Maui, luxurious eco boutique retreat located near Paia, on the north shore of Maui.  A sanctuary of peace and tranquility surrounded by natural tropical beauty, Lumeria is a place that inspires guests to recalibrate the mind, restore the body, and return to the whisper of the soul.

Included in retreat tuition.
Overnight luxury accommodations for 5 nights and 6 days. -  Delicious, organic breakfasts (grown on Maui papaya, pineapple & strawberries, local eggs!) -  Morning meditation & asana classes with Skeeter  - All classes/seminars with Jen – Use of Lumeria Maui facility, including saltwater swimming pool, gardens, library,  jacuzzi, Lumeria+Maui+Buddha+courtyardand meditation spaces.

Investment:
Cost of the Maui retreat includes morning asana & meditation classes, lodging, & breakfasts.
* Triple room, private bath: $1,199 early registration*, $1,349 after.
* Double room, private bath: $1,699 early*, $1,849 after.
* Single room, private bath: $2,699 early*, $2,849 after.
* Locals/Off site: Make your own lodging accommodations and join us for morning yoga, breakfast, and guided activities: $299 early, $449 after.

lumeria-MauiRetreat registration – Secure your spot in this relaxing retreat by submitting a $300 deposit here

We will confirm your deposit and contact you for lodging preference.  You will be invoiced in two additional increments, which must be paid by check or money order. Credit cards assessed a 3% service charge.  Final payment due Feb 1.

* Early registration discount: You may secure the early-bird discount if we receive your deposit by Dec 15, 2014.
** Transportation to/from Lumeria Maui is not included in the retreat tuition. Tax (sales tax and Hawaii visitor’s tax) is not included in the retreat tuition.  Dinner may be purchased for additional cost.  Students interested in studying in-depth afternoon seminars with Skeeter, please plan on an additional $60 per 3 hour afternoon training session. Stand up paddle board rental additional cost.

Submit your deposit now!

Retreat Refund Cancellation Policy: All Maui retreat deposts are non-refundable and non-transferable. Payment is due in full 17 days prior to the start of the retreat. If you cancel 60 days or more prior to the retreat start date, you will be issued a refund, less your $300 non-refundable deposit.  We strongly recommend trip insurance, as we offer no refunds, no transfers and no credits for cancellations due to any circumstances, including unforeseen scenarios like illness or injury or family emergencies, within 60 days of the retreat start date. No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the Maui retreat.