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“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” — Maya Angelou


Daylong Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat 
Just Breathe

Sunday September 22nd 9:30 – 3:30

When life feels overwhelming and you feel at your wits end, the best first step is to Just Breathe. In this day-long retreat, the breath will be our touchstone as we move through a variety of mindful practices including indoor and outdoor yoga, hiking, walking meditation, pranayama and compassion practices.

You’ll have an opportunity to unplug from your digital life and from other things on your mental plate, in order to nurture yourself in the serenity of Mother Nature.

I am such a big believer in the power of Nature to help heal our addled minds and bodies. That’s why I am so enthusiastic about this rare opportunity to practice together outside. If you have yet to do ourdoor yoga, you are in for a real treat.

The retreat includes a delicious al fresco lunch together.

Come rest and rejuvenate your mind and body amidst the company of like-minded friends. Give yourself the gift of a day of retreat.


Cost:  Sliding Scale:  $65+ – includes lunch.  

Location: The Opener Studio – Oakland Hills

Register:  email Domonick.


Transformational Breathing 

Eight Monday evenings, Aug 12th – Oct 7, 7:15 – 8:45

We all recognize that breathing is important; but since it happens automatically, we tend to take it for granted. However, the breath is the cornerstone of yoga. Breath is directly related to Prana – our life-force energy. Without breath there is no energy, and there is no yoga.  Breath is the cornerstone of my own home practice; my husband and I start each day with the Pancha Sahitas, one of the advanced pranayama techniques I include in this training.  

Yogic Breathing can help develop good physical and mental health, build life-force energy to support longevity and cultivate states of relaxation and focus.

During this 8-week pranayama program, you will:

-Develop an easeful diaphragmatic breath.
-Develop a daily pranayama home practice.
-Explore breath techniques to calm the nervous system.
-Examine the anatomy of advanced pranayama techniques.
-Develop a greater sensitivity to how and where the breath moves in your body.
-Learn yoga postures for effectively opening and strengthening the accessory muscles of breathing to make your   breath flow more easily.
-Practice advanced Pranayama Techniques to lead you to deep meditative states of relaxation and focus.


Cost: $325 / $275 Early Bird by August 1

Location:  Namaste Yoga, Grand Lake Studio.

Register:  with Namaste Yoga.