The Benefits of Participating in a Yoga Immersion
Have you ever wondered where yoga really comes from? Or how you can incorporate all the valuable lessons from a yoga class into your daily life? Or are you curious what in the world a chakra is? Then a yoga immersion might be for you! The four-week New Year’s Yoga Immersion offered at Pilgrimage of the Heart is an opportunity to dive deeper into the teachings of yoga and connect ancient philosophy with modern wisdom…all in the name of finding balance and bliss in your own life! In each class meeting, we will practice yoga asana, participate in guided meditation, and discuss and explore the benefits of topics such as Ayurveda, Bhakti Yoga, Eight Limbs of Yoga, Chakras, Seva/Karma Yoga, Happiness, Compassion, and more! Each class meeting has some consistent elements such as journaling, mantras, and mudras, as well as unique experiential activities based on the planned topic. The Yoga Immersion is ideal for someone interested in deepening their own practice and sharing creative space with other like-minded yogis. Though participating in this program may inspire a desire to join in a yoga teacher training, you will not leave this course with a yoga teaching certification.
Here are some of the benefits of participating in an immersive yoga experience such as Balance & Bliss!
Connection: Yoga is designed to help bridge the connections between the body, mind, heart, and spirit. One benefit of a yoga immersion is spending time focusing on those connections. Similarly, the connection between the lessons available through the yoga teachings and everyday life is highlighted during the program. Also, one benefit of an intensive course is the valuable relationships forged between students.
Personal Growth: Students immerse themselves in yoga programs for many different reasons: a curiosity for the history of the yoga practice, a wish for more in-depth knowledge of the benefits of daily sadhana, or a life event that has manifested a time of transformation. Investing dedicated time and energy into gathering resources for one’s personal journey has a positive payoff, no matter the initial motivation.
Community: The word “yoga” means “to yoke” or “to bring together,” and a special program like this often brings together wonderful people. The group creates a safe space, physically and emotionally, within which participants grow, create, and experience the curriculum as individually needed. Students often stay connected outside of the class, and this brings the kinship of the yoga studio out into the world.
Sustainable Practices: Whether you are interested in immersion to learn new things, start the year off on an inspired note, or simply reset, you’ll come away with practices you can do on your own. You may be interested in developing a yoga routine you do at home each day or finding the motivation to sit in meditation daily. When you practice yoga and the other healing modalities consistently as one does during an immersion, you come away with the wisdom that comes from experience. From there, these holistic rituals become sustainable habits within your daily life even after the conclusion of the program.
- Balance and Bliss Program Dates: 1/11/2019 – 2/2/2019
- Information Session: Monday, January 7th at 5:30 pm on Adams Ave.
- Pricing: $445. Enrollment in this program includes one month of studio membership.
Be sure to pick an information packet and application form. To sign up, simply call either location or talk to us at the front desk!
About the Author:
With a background in gymnastics and dance, Lena Schmidt finds the physicality of yoga to be a delightful and challenging way to move the body without competition. The spiritual aspects of yoga have aided Lena in the never-ending search for peace, calm, and positivity within and she is passionate about sharing these tools with others. Lena is intentional about taking yoga off the mat and loves finding the bridges between the heart and mind, the individual and community, and mindfulness and expression. To complement the creative practice of yoga, Lena holds degrees in ethnic studies and women’s studies and is dedicated to making the joyfulness of yoga accessible to all people.