Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Wise and Wild Women: A Retreat, A Remembrance, A Call To Rise

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How do we know when we are in touch with our intuition? Often, we can feel that there is a wisdom beyond the intellect of the mind and the instinct of the body. But that still, quiet voice is hard to hear as the problems of the world rage around us.

It is time to reconnect and own the subtle and precise POWER of the intuition. It is time to unleash the wild women within, to return to our roots, and reclaim the feminine ways of being and knowing. Ourselves, our society, and our Earth are in need of a big shift and we cannot do it without YOU.

Join the movement as we connect to the magic, strength, and intelligence that is our birthright. Step into the responsibility of the modern medicine woman and connect with a community of those who are ready to manifest their wisdom and wildness. By sitting in the light of our individual intuition and collective power, together we can heal the world.

This workshop is held on the night of the new moon as an opportunity to connect and be with the subtle power of intuition. The evening will include yoga, meditation, dance, community and discussion. This workshop is open to anyone who identifies as a woman.

Come to explore. Come to be seen. Come to RISE.

This course provides 2 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF’s 300 Hour Program [2 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].

For more about our 300 Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE.

Tuition is $45, or $35 if you enroll on or before 8/25.

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

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Oct
27
to Nov 3

Wise and Wild Women: A Retreat, A Remembrance, A Call to RISE

October 27th-November 3rd, 2018

Sayulita, Mexico

Haramara Retreat 

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The Time is NOW

Explore the divine feminine through meditation, movement, and mindful creative expression at the Wise and Wild Women’s Retreat October 27 - November 3 with Meredith Holt and Chelsea Owens. Empower and transform yourself with fiery compassion, emotional healing, and unbridled femininity at the Haramara Retreat Center in Sayulita, Mexico. Whether you’re a beginner at yoga or a regular meditator, this intentional gathering of women will leave you abundantly inspired, restfully restored, and filled with wise and wild wisdom from the women who have come before us and for the women who will come long after we're gone.

Come to explore. Come to be seen. Come to RISE.

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Sankalpa (intention)- connect to the feminine energy of intuition and the subtle and fiery powers of creation and healing

Kriya (action)- ritual, yoga, meditation, art, dance, and dialogue

Sangha (community)- open to women of all ages and abilities


We will connect to our roots and be grounded in the nurturing and renewing land of Haramara Retreat.


EARLY BIRD SALE! Book today and save $208. Price will go up when offer ends June 1st.


What is Included:

- 7 nights of accommodation in a private, shared or dorm-style ocean view cabaña

- 3 daily gourmet vegetarian meals from local farms (fish/tofu optional)

- 2 daily flowy and intuitive yoga and meditation classes, embodying the feminine

- Open dialogue, exploring and supporting the life cycles of womanhood: menarche,  menstruation, sexuality, creative expression, pregnancy and birth, postnatal, perimenopause and menopause

- Ritual and intentional gathering of women- women's circles

- Dia de los Muertos celebrations, honoring the women who came before us

- Creative art workshops: writing, painting, drawing, altar space, etc.

- Infinity pool and private beach access

- 19% state & hotel tax

- Payment plans available (simply email me)

Optional:

- Open Studio time

- One-on-one art therapy session with Chelsea Owens, MFT

- Purification ceremony

-Adventures: surfing, hiking, cooking classes, standup paddle board, etc.

- Journey to local and traditional Mexican town of Sayulita to visit shops and community

Your Hosts

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Meredith Holt, RYT-500

Meredith Holt is a certified yoga and meditation teacher committed to connecting her students to the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of being, mindfulness, and the infinite possibilities of life. A yoga instructor in San Francisco, CA, Meredith is known for balancing strength and structure with grace and ease. The creator of the Wise and Wild Women’s Retreat, Meredith eagerly looks forward to offer resort participants the opportunity for individual and collective healing, empowerment, and transformation. For more, please visit Meredith at www.spiritwellness.net

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Chelsea Owens, MFT

Chelsea Owens is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified art therapist committed to restoring balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Based in San Francisco, CA, Chelsea uses creativity, reflection, and expression with her clients to help illuminate communication from the inside out. Through joyful, light energy and her passion to empower resort participants to access their true potential, Chelsea looks forward to help creativity flow at the Wise and Wild Women’s retreat. For more information, please visit Chelsea at www.chelseaowenstherapy.com

 

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Let's Gather, Create, and Inspire!

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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Sadhana: Awaken and Energize Your Home Practice

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Do you want to cultivate a consistent home practice? One that feels alive, nourishing, and sustainable? One that you can integrate into your life, using it to be more AWAKE, energized, and engaged in the world?
This training is for you!

It will be offered four times in 2018 and you can attend a single session or commit to a year-long investigation in philosophy, community, and life practice. Together, with Meredith, you will explore, discuss, and practice asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and so much more. Community is a large part of this program for support and accountability to integrate the teachings into your daily life.

Themes Explored:

  • Sankalpa (intention) – explore, discuss, and practice elements of a home and life practice
  • Kriya (action) – pranayama, mantra, asana, meditation, and contemplation
  • Sangha (community) – open to new and curious, and seasoned yogis alike

Suggested Reading:
Yoga For a World Out of Balance by Michael Stone

Schedule & Structure:
This training will be offered four times in 2018 (1/14, 3/17, 8/12, 12/9). Students can either attend a single session OR commit to a year-long investigation in philosophy and life practice.*

*Meredith’s Tues/Thurs morning classes FOLLOWING the session are included in this program.

This course provides 3 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF’s 300 Hour Program [3 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].

Tuition is $75, or $55 if you enroll by 11/25.

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

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Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Sadhana: Awaken and Energize Your Home Practice

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Do you want to cultivate a consistent home practice? One that feels alive, nourishing, and sustainable? One that you can integrate into your life, using it to be more AWAKE, energized, and engaged in the world?
This training is for you!

It will be offered four times in 2018 and you can attend a single session or commit to a year-long investigation in philosophy, community, and life practice. Together, with Meredith, you will explore, discuss, and practice asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and so much more. Community is a large part of this program for support and accountability to integrate the teachings into your daily life.

Themes Explored:

  • Sankalpa (intention) – explore, discuss, and practice elements of a home and life practice
  • Kriya (action) – pranayama, mantra, asana, meditation, and contemplation
  • Sangha (community) – open to new and curious, and seasoned yogis alike

Suggested Reading:
Yoga For a World Out of Balance by Michael Stone

Schedule & Structure:
This training will be offered four times in 2018 (1/14, 3/17, 8/12, 12/9). Students can either attend a single session OR commit to a year-long investigation in philosophy and life practice.*

*Meredith’s Tues/Thurs morning classes FOLLOWING the session are included in this program.

This course provides 3 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF’s 300 Hour Program [3 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].

Tuition is $75, or $55 if you enroll by 7/29.

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

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Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

Demystify Sun Salutations

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If you frequent a Vinyasa, Power, or any form of “Flow” class, chances are you are all-too familiar with Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation), including the challenging chaturanga dandasana (low plank). These movements are so fundamental to these styles of yoga that they are not often broken down and taught outright.

In this workshop, students will develop a functional understanding of individual postures and the flowing links between them, including:

  • Alignment and anatomy of individual postures, with special attention to chaturanga dandasana
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced transitional movements, including jumping
  • How to build strength and awareness to progress in transitional movements
  • Movements and poses that help prepare the body for full postures and advanced transitions
  • How to access the postures safely without straining wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, and lower back
  • Ways to modify sun salutation movements and postures for safety and ease

We will strip Sun Salutations and down to the core, examine the movements piece by piece, then rebuild and reintegrate them into practice, layer by layer. Sun Salutation variations, including origin and history, will be presented as well. The workshop will leave you with a safer approach and a stronger foundation of these crucial vinyasa movements.

This course provides 4 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF 500 and/or 4 Yoga Alliance® CEUs

For more about our 300 Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE

Tuition is $80, or $70 if you enroll on or before 3/10.

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

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Yoga For AIDS/LifeCycle
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Yoga For AIDS/LifeCycle

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Come do yoga among the trees in Golden Gate Park to help us raise money for AIDS/LifeCycle! Only one month until my dear friends, Chelsea and Jeff will be biking to LA to support the SF AIDS Foundation. 

I will be leading an all-levels yoga class. Everyone is welcome!

What: Yoga 

Where: Conservatory of Flowers, SF

Suggested Donation: $20 or more is welcome!! 

If you'd like to donate, please venmo either Jeff (jeff-johnson-23) or Chelsea (chelsea-owens-3) with your donation and reference ALC Yoga! 100% of your donation will go proportionately to our ALC rides. You can also donate whatever way you'd like on Saturday.

If you'd like to donate directly to ALC for tax purposes, please follow this link to donate!
http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR/Events/AIDSLifeCycleCenter?px=3370148&pg=personal&fr_id=2050

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Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Wise and Wild Women: A Retreat, A Remembrance, A Call To Rise

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How do we know when we are in touch with our intuition? Often, we can feel that there is a wisdom beyond the intellect of the mind and the instinct of the body. But that still, quiet voice is hard to hear as the problems of the world rage around us.

It is time to reconnect and own the subtle and precise POWER of the intuition. It is time to unleash the wild women within, to return to our roots, and reclaim the feminine ways of being and knowing. Ourselves, our society, and our Earth are in need of a big shift and we cannot do it without YOU.

Join the movement as we connect to the magic, strength, and intelligence that is our birthright. Step into the responsibility of the modern medicine woman and connect with a community of those who are ready to manifest their wisdom and wildness. By sitting in the light of our individual intuition and collective power, together we can heal the world.

This workshop is held on the night of the new moon as an opportunity to connect and be with the subtle power of intuition. The evening will include yoga, meditation, dance, community and discussion. This workshop is open to anyone who identifies as a woman.

Come to explore. Come to be seen. Come to RISE.

This course provides 2 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF’s 300 Hour Program [2 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].

For more about our 300 Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE.

Tuition is $45, or $35 if you enroll on or before 3/31.

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

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Mar
17
1:30 PM13:30

Sadhana: Awaken and Energize Your Home Practice

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Do you want to cultivate a consistent home practice? One that feels alive, nourishing, and sustainable? One that you can integrate into your life, using it to be more AWAKE, energized, and engaged in the world?
This training is for you!

It will be offered four times in 2018 and you can attend a single session or commit to a year-long investigation in philosophy, community, and life practice. Together, with Meredith, you will explore, discuss, and practice asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and so much more. Community is a large part of this program for support and accountability to integrate the teachings into your daily life.

Themes Explored:

  • Sankalpa (intention) – explore, discuss, and practice elements of a home and life practice
  • Kriya (action) – pranayama, mantra, asana, meditation, and contemplation
  • Sangha (community) – open to new and curious, and seasoned yogis alike

Suggested Reading:
Yoga For a World Out of Balance by Michael Stone

Schedule & Structure:
This training will be offered four times in 2018 (1/14, 3/17, 8/12, 12/9). Students can either attend a single session OR commit to a year-long investigation in philosophy and life practice.*

*Meredith’s Tues/Thurs morning classes FOLLOWING the session are included in this program.

This course provides 3 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF’s 300 Hour Program [3 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].

Tuition is $75, or $55 if you enroll by 3/3..

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

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Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

Sadhana: Awaken and Energize Your Home Practice

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Do you want to cultivate a consistent home practice? One that feels alive, nourishing, and sustainable? One that you can integrate into your life, using it to be more AWAKE, energized, and engaged in the world?
This training is for you!

It will be offered four times in 2018 and you can attend a single session or commit to a year-long investigation in philosophy, community, and life practice. Together, with Meredith, you will explore, discuss, and practice asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and so much more. Community is a large part of this program for support and accountability to integrate the teachings into your daily life.

Themes Explored:

  • Sankalpa (intention) – explore, discuss, and practice elements of a home and life practice
  • Kriya (action) – pranayama, mantra, asana, meditation, and contemplation
  • Sangha (community) – open to new and curious, and seasoned yogis alike

Suggested Reading:
Yoga For a World Out of Balance by Michael Stone

Schedule & Structure:
This training will be offered four times in 2018 (1/14, 3/17, 8/12, 12/9). Students can either attend a single session OR commit to a year-long investigation in philosophy and life practice.*

*Meredith’s Tues/Thurs morning classes FOLLOWING the session are included in this program.

This course provides 3 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF’s 300 Hour Program [3 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].

Tuition is $75, or $55 if you enroll by 12/31.

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

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Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Wise and Wild Women: Dinner and Dialogue Edition

It is time to UNLEASH the Wild Woman within. It is time to remember our energized, creative, and soulful nature and it's time to stand up, speak up, and speak against. To continue this work, I invite you for dinner and dialogue. I will prepare a whole-foods and plant-based meal and together we will discuss the first story in the book, Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph. D.

Space is limited to 10 women, as I will be hosting this in my home in Berkeley, California. Exact location will be emailed upon registration.

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Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Wise and Wild Women: Intuitive Movement and Intention Setting

Join us for a New Moon gathering and an evening of intuitive movement and intention setting. The New Moon is a "dark" time that invites stillness and contemplation and is a powerful time for women, as we tend to be MOST connected to our sense of knowing during this time.

Together, we will explore intuition through movement of the body and set BIG intentions through ritual and community. Join us for an evening of remembrance, connection, and inspiration.

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Jul
9
to Aug 6

Sadhana: Awake and Energize Your Home Practice

July 9th - August 6th

Yoga Garden SF

Have you been wanting to cultivate a consistent home practice? One that feels alive, nourishing, and sustainable?   Join Meredith for a month-long supported workshop series to deepen your personal yoga practice.

Together we will explore asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and so much more. Through group dialogue and the ability to lean on the community for support and accountability, we will work to integrate the teachings into our daily lives.

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Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Wise and Wild Women: A Retreat, A Remembrance, A Call to RISE

June 24th at 7:00 pm

Yoga Garden SF

It is time to reconnect and own the subtle and precise POWER of the intuition. It is time to unleash the wild women within, to return to our roots, and reclaim the feminine ways of being and knowing. Ourselves, our society, and our Earth are in need of a big shift and we cannot do it without YOU.

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May
7
to May 14

Family Yoga Series

May 7th and May 14th; 12:15-1:00 pm

Thriveability SF

Join us for this fun family class series! Moms and dads partner-up with your little yogis. These classes help parents with flexibility and strength while inviting kids ages 4 – 8 in on the exercising, stretching and fun! Families can purchase both classes as a package or drop-ins are always welcome. Put some Zen back into your family’s hectic schedule!

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May
2
to May 23

Mindful Meditation Series

Tuesdays, 05/02 - 05/23, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Thriveability SF

In need of a reboot? Are you overwhelmed by the current state of our culture and amount of drama in the news in the world right now? Do you feel more anxious or stressed than usual and that there are just too many tasks and responsibilities to take care of? Then this series can help YOU! Through breath work, light movement, and sitting, we will create space and ease in the body and mind in order to see more clearly, listen more deeply, and understand more fully. Over the course of four weeks we will gather as a community to learn and practice short and simple techniques that can be easily integrated into your daily life so that you may remember and connect to your innate peace, power, and wisdom.

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