New Year’s Retreat

with Kimberly Dahlmann
Sunday, December 29th | 10am - 5pm

Members $100 | Non-Members $125

This day-long retreat is designed to take a long, deep sigh during the holiday season and to reset and create time for reflection as we move into the New Year.

The Niyamas are the second of Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga: 8 Limbs of Yoga. They are moral codes or social contracts which guide us toward positive behavior, especially toward ourselves. In this class, we will look at the Niyama, Tapas, which means discipline, austerity or burning enthusiasm. Tapas is paired in the yoga sutras with Svadhyaya, self-study, and Ishvara Pranidhana, surrender to something larger than our self. We will use these guiding principles as a way to form our sankalpa and move toward our highest potential in 2020.

This class will be woven with moments of silence and reflection as well as movement and transformation.

All levels of practitioners are welcome.


SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Welcome Circle & Meditation
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Class
Ayurvedic Lunch
Group Sharing & Intention Setting
Restorative Yoga
Mantra Chanting
Closing Circle


Solitude has always been my companion through life. People came and went, but solitude stayed. I don’t mean the solitude of loneliness, but rather the solitude of the spirit, which may well exist even when we are surrounded by others…For those of us who need solitude to function, work, or just to cope with the turmoil of life, it is a question of how much solitude we allow ourselves, and what we do with it.
— Vincent Mars

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Kimberly Dahlmann has been a student of yoga and meditation since 1994.  

A dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, Kimberly began practicing under to guidance of Nancy Gilgoff and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1999, traveling to Maui for extended periods to study with Nancy and to India to study with "Guruji" Pattabhi Jois.  

Although Kimberly’s yoga roots run deep in the traditional practice and methods of Ashtanga, in recent years Kimberly has continued personal study and practice in the Iyengar tradition of yoga with her teacher Kofi Busia, where she has discovered a deeper understanding of the healing, therapeutic potential of yoga.  

As a teacher of yoga, Kimberly forms a careful synthesis, bridging reverence for traditional vinyasa practice and the lineage from which it originates, while also teaching the importance of postural, structural alignment, and the innately therapeutic nature of asana practice. Kimberly integrates, pranayama (breath practices), meditation, and therapeutic approaches with traditional Ashtanga practice.