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This is a group for LGBTQ+Allies people only (18+ years old) who wish to practice yoga, meditation, qigong/tai chi, in a welcoming space as a means to deepen their spirituality and meet new friends. Join for classes, workshops and LGBTQ+Allies socials. All yoga classes are suitable for beginners to experienced yogis. We seek to create a sangha (community of practitioners) who support and inspire each other to reach our full human potential and realize our inner Divine nature. We seek ways to share the beauty and depth of yoga and meditation with other marginalized groups who have been historically disenfranchised from access to these spiritual practices. We wear name tags with pronouns so everyone is gendered correctly. First 30 days free. Thereafter $17 per yoga class which helps pay for our excellent instructors and rental of our beautiful studio. Come out, Come home! Namaste!

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Journey Back Home: Self-Love, Self-Acceptance ~ Silent Yoga & Meditation Retreat

We are organizing an LGBTQ contingent that will carpool to participate in this silent retreat being co-facilitated by Anjali Desai, one of our wonderful instructors. RSVP'ing Yes/Attend on this meetup simply indicates interest. To actually register for the retreat, go to: https://www.wetravel.com/trips/journey-back-home-the-quest-for-self-love-and-self-acceptance-laura-thomas-claverack-18688931 Immerse into the contemplative practices of yoga and meditation for a restorative weekend. Yoga include active flowing practice and passive yin combined with walking and sitting meditation. Enjoy the pristine landscape as you delve into ancient wisdom. Anjali and Laura will create a safe and welcoming sanctuary for you. Silent Yoga and Meditation Weekend " Silence is not a deprivation, an empty void. The more space we make for stillness and silence, the more we have to give both to ourselves and to others." -Thich Nhat Hanh Silent meditation retreats have been attracting meditators for thousands of years because of their many benefits. Would you like to enjoy more peace and calm,? Do you need better sleep? Are you looking for less stress and anxiety, ? This time in the quiet of nature can be the step in that direction. A weekend in silence can help you gain clarity in your life and to fully exist in the moment. while cultivating inner equanimity. Friday: Arrival day Check in starting at 3 pm 6 pm: Dinner 7:30-9:00 pm : Welcome Session 9:30 pm : Silence begins = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Saturday: Full immersion day 7:30-8:00 am: Meditation 8:00 am Breakfast 9:30-12:30 pm : Program session 12:30 pm: Lunch 3:00-5:30 pm program session 5:30 pm Dinner 7:00-7:30 Meditation = = = = = = = = = = = = = Sunday: Closing day 7:30-8 am : Meditation 8:00 am Breakfast 9:30-11:30 am Closing session/End of silence 12:00 pm Lunch and check out = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = What’s included Lodging: 2 nights Food: 2 Dinners, 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts. All meals are delicious vegetarian. Unlimited Coffee and tea throughout retreat Available Packages: Quad room: $395 Double room (shared room with 2 single beds) $500 Single room Private room (limited availability) $625 = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Anjali Desai is a 200 hour Himalayan Institute certified yoga instructor with over 12 years of teaching experience. She is an initiate of the Himalayan Tradition and continues to be a student of this living tradition studying yoga in all its aspects. Anjali’s style of teaching combines breath connected movement where she leads her students on a journey of inner peace and connectedness. Laura Thomas is a Kripalu trained, master level, Yoga instructor with more than 20 years of yoga experience. She is a staff member at Kripalu center as a yoga mentor and program assistant. Laura loves to infuse yoga into her varied interests and has lead retreats internationally. Laura is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and opened Heartspace Therapy and Yoga in 2018. She is an outdoor enthusiast who believes in the power of nature and yoga, combined together, to bring deep healing. She offers workshops and retreats in Paddleboard yoga, Ayurveda and mindfulness techniques. https://www.wetravel.com/trips/journey-back-home-the-quest-for-self-love-and-self-acceptance-laura-thomas-claverack-18688931

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