On & Off The Mat – A Yoga Blog

by Christy DeBurton

 

This past Saturday a lovely group gathered for a contemplative day of yoga, meditation, journaling and self-reflection centered around the Chakras. We began with a little warm-up Kundalini Yoga kriya for our aura. From there retreatants spent time with each chakra–or energy center in our body–as they chose: listening to readings about how life situations affect our chakras, journaling, spending time in Yin yoga poses best suited for balancing each chakra, meditating, and some even gave their chakras a nice rest by taking little cat-naps! ;) We broke up our quiet time with a delicious plant-based lunch of Curried Red Lentil Coconut soup, hummus, crackers, bread and my favorite chocolate cupcakes with salted (vegan) buttercream frosting. It was very much an opportunity for rest, relaxation and self-reflection, which is so often missing in our day-to-day lives. I am so happy that this group took the time to invest in some uplifting self-care! If you are interested in doing the same, keep an eye out for upcoming Immersions and 1/2 Days Retreats HERE

 

Here’s what a few of the participants had to say: 

 

“I haven’t felt that blissful in a long time.  Learning about the chakras and their governing areas all in one day really made me feel as if my energy was bursting, yet there was a calm center. The delicious lunch was an added bonus!” -JW

 

“The half-day Chakra Retreat was so worthwhile. If you need a day to relax and reduce your stress this is the event for you. We learned, in detail, about Chakras, had time to meditate and think through things. The lunch was vegan and superb.  Do this if you need to take a break and slow down your thoughts and body, it is so healing. Also, Christy is a great cook. ” -SM

 

“Thank you Christy, I so enjoyed the Chakra Immersion day. The Kundalini warm-up was invigorating and the time to reflect and meditate were helpful. Your lovely lunch and conversation in your beautiful home was special.” -GJ

 

Here are a few pictures from the retreat. You can click on them for a slightly larger view.

 

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