Fall Retreat at Hidden Forest in King City

This Fall Retreat Detox with Yoga, Raw Cooking & Tibetan Honey  fall-foliagewill focus on Detox in order to prepare for the winter and boost the immune system.

  • Date and Time: October 18
  • Place: 300 Spruce Hill Rd., King city
  • Cost: $135 ($20 off if registered before October 1st)
  • Contact: 416-277-5432
  • Itinerary:
  • 10:30-11:00 am Arrival
  • 11:00-12:15 pm Yoga Detox
  • 12:15-1:45 pm Cooking Raw together
  • 1:45-3:00 pm Enjoying what we cooked
  • 3:00-3:30 pm Walking meditation (if you like to truly immerse we suggest that you walk barefoot with us)
  • 3:45-5:00 pm Honey Detox treatment (please, make sure you wear loose pants to work on your knee)
  • 5:00-5:30 pm Tea Break
  • 5:30-6:30 pm Detoxing mind Meditation – Clearing your past that affects your life
  • 6:30-7:30 pm Fire Ceremony – Burning your guilt
  • How to Register: email Jane Kabarguina at snejulya@gmail.com or call 416-277-5432

If you decide to work on your face

What type of activities do you have to look at when you decide to make your face beautiful?

Let’s list all of the steps that we usually go through during our Mini Retreats/Workshops :

HairwhorlMeasuring Hair whorl, how far is it from normal state and how to correct it

Opening meditation to discover the areas of work in the face

Releasing nervous clamps to free up blood flow to the facial muscles

FaceFace Yoga and special exercises for the facial muscles to improve circulation and prepare the face for the work with the honey

Yoga session designed specifically for the postural alignment, head, neck, upper back release, as well as working on the major train of fascia and feet

Relearning how to walk properly

Lunch at Hidden Forest Studio from Nourish Restaurant and Cafe

Lunch at Hidden Forest Studio brought by Nourish Restaurant and Cafe

Raw lunch outside (weather permitting)

Identifying your areas of work, the levels of severity of wrinkles or other face abnormalities

Learning raw honey techniques with the face, letting honey to get absorbed and release toxins, get rid of dead cells and regenerate,

Forgiveness Meditation designed to let go the negative emotions that are printed on the face

If your work requires a lot of standing

Plantar Fascia

Drawing of Plantar Fascia: yellow – ligaments, purple – plantar fascia

If your work requires a lot of standing or walking a foot here, two there, turning around, then this variation of Vajrasana (or Virasana, or Hero pose) is for you. This is for people who have issues with their feet such as swelling, pain in feet after work, pain in heels, etc. This can also be applied to runners, especially the ones who strike the ground with their heels.  Most likely the back of the legs are very tight and it affects the major train of fascia that runs at the back of the body.

If this is not looked after then it could lead to Plantar Fasciitis, if it is not there already. Let’s take a look at why and how modified Vajrasana can help in this case. Let’s get into the pose, but with a different approach. Let’s curl our toes under and sit on our heels.

stretching plantar fascia

Modified Vajrasana

If it is absolutely impossible to lower your buttocks to your heels then place a rolled towel between your calves and thighs to create some space so you can relax into the pose (even though I have never heard anybody who could possibly be relaxed in this pose).

Please, don’t sit in this pose longer than 4-5 minutes. When you finish gently (and this is important, because joints become truly fragile when you stretch them close to 5 minutes!) rock forward into tabletop position and tap your toes off the floor like crazy.

After this you can get into Adho Mukho Svanasana and/or Prasarita Padatonasana (and sankrit spelling really varies from book-to-book).

Adho Mukha Svasana and Prasarita Padotannasana

Adho Mukha Svasana and Prasarita Padatonnasana

 

 

 

 

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Shoulders and Yoga – 100% that you DON’T know that you are ruining your shoulders

Shoulder Clinic Workshop at a glance

shoulder anatomy diagramIdentifying how much the joint is open and points of work

Meditation with Unwinding technique

Dangerous Yoga for injured shoulder poses and how to modify them to make these poses beneficial for you

meridian map

meridian map

Stretching along Meridians: Heart, Lung and Pericardium

Strengthening all of the areas around shoulder joint

Posture, posture, posture and POSTURE

Homeopathic movements’ technique

Including Yin Yoga poses

Complimentary Yoga Class and Raw Food Potluck at Hidden Forest in King City

Oh, yes, we got the date – July 27th!  11 am  –  Complimentary Yoga Class and 12 pm – Raw Food Potluck. Cross your fingers for the weather above our property, because we want to do everything outside!

The rules are very simple – come for Yoga class (if you like) and/or come to the

dandilaions at Hidden Forest

What you can eat from your backyard

Potluck with the Raw Food dish that is enough for 20 people to taste. Like us on Facebook to stay tuned with the updates on this event and to RSVP, because we are going to have some surprises and place is limited. The first one is related to Nourish Restaurant and Cafe

Bring your plate, fork and spoon (who knows, may be there will be some soup?). If you have no idea what to bring just search the Internet or buy from reliable sources such as Nourish, Rawlicious or Nature’s Emporium.

Your investment – $5

Face Yoga & etc. at a Glance (workshop at Hidden Forest Studio)

Face Restore with Yoga etc.

Facial nerves

Opening meditation to discover the areas of work in the face

Checking major nervous branches in the facial area and releasing nervous clamps with the vedic methods of self sacral cranial manual techniques

Finding scull holes, opening them up and moving the bones to the original places in order to restore the blood flow, to release nervous unbalances and release pressure in the scull

Face Muscles Diagram

Facial Muscles diagram by Frank Netter

Working the base of the neck – releasing tension, creating space between vertebraes, lengthening the neck, opening shoulders and chest

After releasing the nerves, muscles and spine at the base of the neck working with the facial muscles including Yoga for the face and other types of facial movements

Including emotional component for releasing facial tension – Forgiveness Meditation (Make sure to prepare a major wish to use released energy)

Virasana Pose

Virasana or Vajrasana

Virasana or Vajrasana

If this pose looks pretty simple to you, then your eyes deceive you. Although it may seem like this pose is one that lets you relax on your knees, it actually requires much flexibility from the ankles, thighs and hip flexors. You are indeed a hero if you can master this pose delicately without feeling pain eventually, but not all warriors feel pain. As its name indicates, vira, meaning ‘hero’ and sana, meaning posture, the hero pose will lead you to become a conqueror of your own mind, bring to it a sense of peace and tranquility, and master the conflicts in your mind. When you are in this pose, it is important to elongate not only your spine but also your neck, your chin and your sense of understanding with both yourself and the world. Now relax and take a deep breath as you envision yourself freeing your mind from desire.

This pose stimulates Vajra Nadi, activates prana in Shushumna and redirects sexual energy for spiritual purposes. Vajra Nadi is located within Sushumna.

Not recommended to perform right after prolonged kneeling poses. The best preceding poses would be standing such as Vrksasana (Tree pose), Trikonasana (Triangle pose) and any variation of Virabhadrasana (Varrior poses).

The best pose to get right after is Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward facing dog pose) or Prasarita Padotanasana (Standing forward bend pose)

Sources:

http://www.yogajournal.com/basics/2339

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03448/Hero-Pose.html

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

sequencing is as per dowsing