NOURISH YANTRA & YOGA RETREAT
with Sarah Tomlinson & Nianna Bray
Friday - Sunday March 30 - April 1, 2018 with option to extend to Monday April 2nd
In the spring we experience a new found joy that blossoms naturally with the Earth's own renewal. With the support of nature and the elements we will explore the nourishing relationship between the sun and the moon and the radiant effects that yantra and yoga have on the body, psyche and soul.
Through the lens of traditional tantric ritual and sadhana of the Sri Vidya lineage we will explore the many ways to nourish ourselves and our intimate relationships. From an holistic approach and the use of asana (posture), pranayama (breath), dhyana (meditation), mantra (sound), yantra (sacred geometry) and the healing wisdom of silence we will resonate with a wider view, prolific creative flow, and wild generosity of heart and spirit.
The teachings shared in this weekend workshop and retreat will help dislodge stuck energy around your creative process, awaken vital currents to ward off exhaustion, and expand your awareness and willingness to participate fully with life.
Yantras are geometric symbols that contain the specific energy of a planet or deity. Each Yantra imparts a healing energy that you can harness in your life. Yantras come from Northern India around 2,000BC. They are from the tradition of Tantra which gave rise to Mantras (audible sounds used for healing) and Yantras; their visual counterpart. LEARN MORE ABOUT YANTRAS
We will gather in the lush greens of Portland, Oregon amidst the towering Douglas Fir trees and beside the gently flowing Clackamas river. We are located on Three Goats Farm in the country only 33 minutes from Downtown Portland and the PDX airport. A beautiful large wood lodge on 40 acres of forested and cultivated farm land will be our home for the weekend. To accompany the nourishing teachings you will have access to walks in nature, communion with the river, patio and yard space to rest and reflect, a warm fire place and a spacious yet cozy atmosphere to connect with tribe.
Sarah Tomlinson is an internationally acclaimed Yantrika (Yantra teacher and practitioner), yoga teacher and artist, with renowned fans across the globe including Elena Brower and Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga. Sarah worked extensively with her mentor Harish Johari in India, he initiated her into the spiritual practice of painting Yantras. She leads retreats and Yantra workshops around the world and enjoys lots of time by the ocean with her husband and two young boys.
Nianna Bray a lover of life, dedicated yogini and compassionate friend. She has traveled the world connecting with men and women from different cultures to distill the essence of our common humanity. Her teachings touch the heart of our daily lived experience. She empowers her students to step bravely onto their path and love with a vulnerable and open heart. After over 20 years of practice and 12 years of teaching in the USA and internationally, she has cultivated a unique voice and approach while honoring her lineage. niannabray.com
Nourish Weekend Retreat can be experienced as either a residential retreat or full program with off-site accommodation. There is an option to stay an extra night and on Monday receive one-on-one private sessions with Sarah, or healing bodywork with Nianna.
Full Weekend Program $250 Friday - Sunday, 5 meals, tea, fruit & snacks $75
Friday & Saturday Program $170, 3 meals, tea, fruit & snacks $50
Saturday & Sunday Program $200, 4 meals, tea, fruit & snacks $60
Saturday only $125, 2 meals, tea, fruit & snacks $35
Sunday only $125, 2 meals, tea, fruit & snacks $35
* Please order meals in advance
FARM FRESH FOOD all meals and snacks will be healthy fresh mostly organic, local when possible, grown/harvested from Three Goats Farm or other local farms, lacto-ovo or vegetarian, tasty, delicious and made with love.
ROOM FEE, MEALS INCLUDED
Weekend Residential Guests Friday afternoon - Sunday evening
Shared Dorm Style room 10 beds $150/pp (10 single beds, bathroom ensuite)
Private Front Room Single $210/ Shared $160pp (2 rooms, 4 beds, shared bathroom)
Private Back Room Single $250/shared $175pp (2 rooms, 4 beds, jack & Jill ensuite bathroom, separate entrance, direct porch access)
Master Room 2 people $395, 4 /people $95pp (4 beds, or 2 queen beds, private ensuite bathroom, Jacuzzi bathtub, private balcony)
Sleeping Alcove $125 ( 2 avail)
4- 5 arrive, settle into rooms, tea
5 - 7 sharing circle, intro to yantra & Sri Vidya and breath/meditation
7 - 8 dinner
8 - 9 pranayama & mantra
* Arrive early on Friday for massage. Schedule in advance only. Please contact Nianna 3104256850 or email@example.com
6 - 8 tea & fruit - quiet time
8 - 10 morning yoga and meditation - clearing
10 - 11 yummy brunch
11 - 3 yantra drawing and coloring
3 - 5 - free time, fruit, tea, nature, massage, journal
5:30pm - 6:30 - dinner
7 - 9 evening session - wind down
9 - 10 fire side chats
6 - 8 tea & fruit - quiet time
8 - 10 morning yoga and meditation - intention setting
10 - 11 brunch
11 - 3 yantra
3 - 4 fruit, tea, nature, journal
4 - 7 Sri Chakra ritual- wealth of god coming to form
7 - 8 dinner
Depart after dinner or stay until Monday 2nd for a day of relaxed wellness, massage and private one on one healing sessions. Please prebook private sessions and additional nights stay with Nianna 310.425.6850 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
One on one with Sarah Tomlinson "I’m here to share time-tested, tools and wisdom that have transformed my own life; tools that have helped me birth my Goddess; more fully become the woman I am meant to be. In my case, that was a mother at 40. It’s different for all of us. If “Goddess” sounds hokey and the word doesn’t work for you, think of Her as the self you want to be, the you of your dreams.I offer one and two-hour counseling sessions. By working with the Ancient Art of Yantras, and Ayurvedic Astrology we will uncover and unleash your personal Goddess. She is in fact who you already are. So, this isn’t “self-help,” it’s a clearing away of the cobwebs that are simply getting in the way of you seeing the whole truth of your unique amazingness. You’ll realize that there’s nothing “wrong” with you and that whatever your dream beholds; in business, health, love, home, and spiritual life, you can step into it, with grace and abundance." ~Sarah