Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1895
*A $500 deposit is required to secure online registration.
Join Energy Medicine Yoga founder Lauren Walker for a week-long exploration of the hidden power of chakras. Embraced by the soft and immersive beauty of the Feathered Pipe Ranch, you’ll experience the depth of this magical system in a way that has never been taught before in modern yoga. Based on the work of Energy Medicine pioneer Donna Eden, who actually sees energy, Energy Medicine Yoga brings a depth, breadth and magic to this ancient practice.
During this week we’ll review the basics that most yoga students learn about chakras, which is based more on Jungian psychology than the ancient yoga scriptures. We’ll use this as a jumping off point to then understand the energetic structure – the seven layers of each chakra, each with oppositional spin force – and how that affects their role as the ‘hard drive’ of the body’s energetic systems. You’ll discover which chakras need balancing, more or less energy, and how to clear stagnant or disruptive energy from them. This work helps you to release issues from your past that may still be challenging your emotional or nervous system.
The most exciting part of this program is that you’ll receive a powerful and sacred practice to help you influence your future with the chakras. You’ll also learn how to work with your chakras in relation to the elements. All this will be supported by the power of the landscape itself. We’ll also look at the chakras through different spiritual lenses to help you understand the huge and powerful energy this system holds. You’ll leave this week with a comprehensive working view of this dynamic energy system. This course is one of Lauren’s favorites to teach, and you’ll soon see why!
Morning and afternoon practices will be a mixture of lecture, asana practice, and experiential work with the chakras, including some journaling and guided meditation. Lauren Walker has been studying yoga since 1996 and with Donna Eden since 2003, creating Energy Medicine Yoga (EMYoga), with Donna’s blessing. EMYoga is a dynamic yoga practice that raises your practice to the next level with the inclusion of these potent energetic techniques. Lauren will be assisted at this retreat by two advanced EMYoga teachers who will help guide you through this dynamic and magical week together, the secrets of this ancient system.
Learn more about Lauren and Energy Medicine Yoga through her delightful interview on J. Brown “Yoga Talks.”
AND, for those interested in exploring a little more deeply the Big Sky vibe, a gentle, guided rafting trip down the Missouri River will be offered on Wednesday afternoon-evening. An email will be sent out to all registrants for Lauren’s program with details and additional nominal cost. So don’t forget you swimsuit and license to laugh!
*25 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program credit hours are available for this retreat.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT EMYOGA AND LAUREN:
“I just completed a 4-day training with Lauren and I am blown away. I have over 30 years experience in the Wellness field and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health–the #1 ranked school in the world for Public Health. Lauren’s class is one of the BEST classes that I have ever attended. She is honest, authentic and so very knowledgeable about Energy Medicine Yoga. She walks her walk and talks her talk. If you are even thinking about taking one of her trainings–DO IT! The fact that you are reading my feedback are the angels above nudging you forward to a MAGICAL training session. Lauren teaches from the heart and teachers like that can change the world.”
~ Dr Grace T.
“Lauren’s Energy Medicine Yoga is magical and the love you feel transforms your mind, body, spirit, and soul. She challenges and empowers you to connect to your intuition as you experience the practice of EMYoga. It was an honor to be part of this wonderful EMYoga Tribe.”
~ Dr. Grace J. Ward
“After completing my 500-hour RYT certification, I was searching for a new focus to continue my studies in yoga. On day one of training with Lauren, I was spellbound and knew I had found my “home”. The intelligence of the movements incorporated into a yoga practice make it even more beautiful and magical. The knowledge has strengthened the commitment to my daily self-care routine as it has been healing and empowering to understand the importance of caring for the body’s energy systems.”
~ Jacqueline F.
“EMYoga with Lauren helped me through a major career transition that helped me recognize, manifest and then embrace the changes that I needed to make in order to stay on a healthy path. EMYoga also allowed me to uncover an enormous amount of old grief that I was unknowingly carrying….I have experienced several powerful energetic shifts by doing the practice.”
~ Ingrid W.
Summer Vacation Tip! Extend your time in peace and beauty while savoring Western hospitality by spending some time exploring the great West’s National Park treasures either before or after your retreat with Lauren at the Ranch. Glacier National Park is a glorious and scenic 3.5-hour drive north and west of Feathered Pipe, while Yellowstone is just a 4.5 hour drive south and east of the Ranch through some of the prettiest Western territory you’ll ever see.
LEARN ABOUT LAUREN WALKER:
Lauren Walker is the author of Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice (Sounds True, 2014) and The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription (Sounds True, 2017). Both book won the Nautilus Silver award for best Mind/Body book. She’s been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997 and created Energy Medicine Yoga while teaching at Norwich University. She teaches EMYoga across the US and internationally and has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra +, Yoga Digest, and The New York Times. She was named one of the top 100 most influential yoga teachers in America.
Learn more about Lauren at: energymedicineyoga.net
PRICING & REGISTRATION:
Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1895
*A $500 deposit is required to secure your online registration.
Basic Accommodations are shared room Main Lodge, Yurt, Sai Condo or single Tipi/Regular Tent, and include meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds.
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Registration deposit required: A $500 deposit is required to secure online registration. Full payment is due eight weeks before the start of the program.
Shuttle service: Starting in 2020, shuttle service from/to Helena Regional Airport on arrival/departure day will be complimentary (free) for all registered guests! Please note that if you are needing pick-up or drop-off on any other day, that there will be a $35 one-way charge.
Arrival and departure: Please plan to arrive at the Feathered Pipe Ranch no later than 5pm on the arrival day (Saturday, 22 August) of your retreat so you can join us for a tour of the grounds before dinner at 6:30pm and our group evening orientation following dinner. Please arrange to leave the Ranch in the morning or early afternoon of departure day (Saturday, 29 August). There are no classes or sessions on departure day. We request that our guests depart their lodging by 9am on departure day to give our staff sufficient time to prepare for incoming guests.
Off-campus lodging: Off-campus lodging during our retreat programs is discouraged, as we have experienced over the years that it affects group cohesion and continuity. Off-campus discount is $15 per day.
Thanks and look forward to seeing you!