Weekend Yoga and Writing Retreat
October 23 - 25, 2015
Led by Poet & Yogi Leslie St. John, MFA/RYT
Join us for Sagrada's 3 day Yoga Retreat
in Santa Margarita, San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast California.
Leave your city life behind and join me, Leslie St. John of Prose and Poses, for a weekend of rejuvenation and inspiration at Sagrada Wellness. This is a convenient way to recharge your batteries, soak up some pristine natural countryside, practice your yoga asanas, eat nourishing gourmet meals and enjoy the company of new friends.
Wake to the beauty of birdsong and mist rising off grapevines. Meditate, journal, or take in the pristine, natural countryside. After a light breakfast, we will practice yoga to stretch, energize, and awaken the body; pranayama to open channels for breath and energy flow, and meditation to sensitize the intuitive mind. At the end of class we will focus on writing exercises to inspire ideas, clarify existing ones, and refine expression. This retreat is designed to give you time and space to enjoy yoga and allow your creative juices to flow. Evenings include organic meals lovingly prepared by Scott and Eva; blue-hour walks; hot-tub soaks; and quiet reflection under the stars.
Rates for 3day/2 night yoga retreats: prices are per person
Communal bedroom shared bathroom - $595 + tax
Private bedroom shared bathroom - $865 sgl / $695 dbl + tax
(All prices are subject to change without notice.)
Prices are per person and include the following:
Accommodations with comfy bedding and towls
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (Alcoholic beverages not included)
Yoga and Restorative classes
Writing time guided by Leslie St. John
Plenty of free time on the majestic grounds for hiking, journaling, meditation and self-reflection.
Acupuncture can be arranged for additional fees.
(Check in is after 2pm on the scheduled retreat date. Check out is around noon on the scheduled last day of the retreat.)
Don't miss this great opportunity to Re-Treat yourself!
This intimate yoga and writing retreat is limited to 10 people, and spots are filling up quickly. Sign up today!
Contact Eva or Scott at Sagrada by calling 805-550-7636 or email at email@example.com.
I look forward to sharing yoga and writing with you in this most sacred space!
Love and Light,
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Learn about Leslie
An Arkansas native, Leslie St. John came to yoga through competitive figure skating and modern dance as a way to heal injuries and continue to explore the body’s range of performance and play. She immersed herself in this dynamic practice and studied to be a yoga teacher with Tias Little, whose methods synthesize the safety and stability of Iyengar with the strength and mobility of Ashtanga. She continues to deepen her practice and hone her teaching skills by studying with renowned yogi Noah Maze. Leslie's Vinyasa classes emphasize “right effort”— the balance between exertion and surrender.
Poetry is a source of inspiration and balance in her life. While earning an MFA in creative writing from Purdue, she served as poetry editor for the Sycamore Review and hosted Looseleaf community writing workshops. Author of Beauty Like a Rope, by Word Palace Press, she has published poems in various journals. She won the MacGuffin Prize, judged by Thomas Lux, was runner-up for the Florida Review prize, and nominated by Lisa Lewis and Ai for a Pushcart Prize. As a dancer and yogi, she is interested in intersections between body, movement, and poetry. In addition to Prose and Poses, other current projects include: “Sun and Moon Flow: Yoga to Support Women with their Cycle.” co-taught with Alycia Kylie and “Two Voices,” a Poetry tour with Lauren Henley, and “Unveiling Self,” an anthology of student memoir essays. She teaches Composition, Romanticism, and Poetry at Cal Poly and Sweet Vinyasa at Smiling Dog Yoga in San Luis Obispo, CA. To learn more visit: www.proseandposes.com, IG: @proseandposes.