Join Jenny and Leslie on a 4 day immersive retreat into the natural beauty and wonder of Taos, New Mexico, the “Land of Enchantment.” You will experience the adobe architecture which Taos is known for as your stay will be in a historic adobe style lodge built in 1925. In this 4 day immersion you will have daily yoga classes and nourishing home cooked meals. Purify and awaken with invigorating vinyasa practices and restore and melt away deeply held tensions in grounding yin practices. These practices will bring both balance and harmony to your own natural rhythms… to both the yin and yang aspects of yourself. Within these practices you will also experience the healing power of mantra and meditation.
The Blue Sky Retreat is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, with hot springs and hiking trails nearby. You will find yourself immersed within the 5 great elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether. Your yoga practices will cultivate the recognition of these very same elements that reside within you, expanding your vision and giving you deeper insight into your infinite Self.
Leslie has been practicing Yoga since her teens. She was first drawn to Yoga for the physical practice and learned how we can benefit both spiritually and mentally. Leslie loves any type of Hot Yoga and is drawn to fiery, flow practices. She also has a love for Gentle, Yin and Restorative practice, recognizing the need for balance. Teaching is her way to give back and share the benefits with her students. We all need to heal in some way and Yoga helps us to do that. If we are not learning, we are not growing, Yoga gives us a gift of building a relationship internally, so that we can share our gifts with others. We find peace through consistent loyal dedication to the practice.
Leslie became a 200 hour certified Teacher through Yen Yoga and Fitness in Traverse City Michigan with Jenny Lintvedt. She recently attended her 500 hour certification with Janet Stone Yoga at Esalen Institute in Big Sur California, developing a love for Bhakti Yoga finding devotion through mantras, music, and chanting.
She is also certified in SUP Yoga through Bliss Paddle Laguna Beach California, and has lead SUP Yoga Teacher trainings for the last 7 years bringing together the connection of Yoga Water and Nature. Leslie facilitates workshops sharing her studies and learning of the 8 Limb Path of Yoga the foundation for her practice and teaching.
Jenny brings to her yoga teaching a background in Exercise Science as well as an
intense interest in eastern religion and philosophy. She received her B.A. from the
University of Michigan and her Master’s in Exercise Science from Oakland
University. She has completed the 500 level yoga teacher training program through
Union Yoga and is a registered yoga instructor with the national governing body
Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching yoga for the past 16 years. Jenny has been
the primary teacher trainer for the Yen Yoga Teacher Training Program for the
past 8 years where she has certified over 95 teachers. In her Vinyasa classes, Jenny
emphasizes functional alignment and incorporates the teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga
Sutra, and the Buddhadharma. She was drawn to yoga as way to find inner peace
and stillness through flowing movement, pranayama and meditation. She is
committed to honoring the mind/body connection and the continual discovery of self.
Day 1: Arrive, check in
6:30pm – pm dinner
8:00 pm – Opening Circle and Evening Yoga practice of Yin/Meditation
6:45 – am Sunrise Yoga/Meditation
8:00 – am Breakfast
10:00 – am Walking the Labyrinth
12:30 pm – Lunch
Hiking the Devisadero Trail Head
Soak it up in the hot tub
4:30 pm – Yoga
6:30 pm – Dinner
8:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Yoga
12:30 pm – Lunch
Free Time: Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa – enjoy a spa service and or soak in the natural hot springs
6:00 pm – Enjoy dinner and exploring the town of Taos.
8:00 am – breakfast
9:45 am- Closing Circle (check out at 12:00 pm)