A Daisy In The Meadow
SEPTEMBER 20TH-22ND 2024
Spend Time Consciously.
Live Your Days With Intention.
Enliven Your Spirit Through Joyful Experience.
This is a weeklong study-retreat, 5 days of directed study, practice, and discussion of yoga that stretches way beyond asana.
The week will set out on the same path as a yoga teacher training but without the emphasis of learning to teach.
Victoria will lead talks and practical experiences around the philosophy of yoga and lifestyle choices that support practice. We will work with excerpts from classical texts such as The Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and The Bhagavad Gita.
Together we will explore the what and the why’s of classical yoga.
Full Details & Outline
PRACTICE hatha vinyasa classes & learn techniques for self-care to add to your personal practices
EAT the most delicious vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
EXPLORE the beautiful surroundings of the Himalayan Institutes grounds and campus.
UNPLUG and CONNECT, enjoy meaningful conversations and time with our growing sangha.
Arrive on Sunday 22nd September at any time between 3pm and 6pm. Leave on Friday 27th after 4pm.
Who I think this program is for?
Well, firstly it is dedicated to the kind and wonderful friends that I have made via teaching yoga. People who are touched by the practices and have a longing to learn more.
But also - to those budding yoga teachers out there who have undergone a 200-hour training, but feel that they need a little repetition, grounding - personal contemplation time around what they have learned - without the stress that inevitably comes along when trying to teach for the first time.
AND also - for those people who love yoga and who would like to be able to share it with friends and family in a relaxed and natural way, who have a strong yoga asana practice and possibly a long-term relationship with yoga but who aren't considering a change of career to yoga teaching. Those who
feel inclined to be able to weave yoga theory into everything that they already do.
Location and schedule.
I can not think of a better location to lead this week than at The Himalayan Institute in PA. A place that I know well and that many of you know too. The staff and faculty at HI, are just so happy to support this endeavor and I know that being there will imbue the whole experience with authenticity and love.
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Poconos, the Himalayan Institute’s picturesque 400-acre campus offers breathtaking views, scenic trails, and peaceful spaces for reflection and contemplation.
The natural beauty of the landscape is one of the most captivating aspects of the Institute’s Retreat Center experience. Each season offers its own unique display, from brilliant autumn foliage to the quiet, snowy blanket of winter to the richly colored fields and flowers of spring and summer.
Sample daily schedule.
7am: We will start our day with a yoga class led by me where I will introduce the themes of the day.
10am: Session #1
2:30pm: Session #2
5:00 pm - Class led by me OR HI faculty (Who are brilliant teachers).
6:00 pm Dinner.
Most evenings will be free to absorb the work and complete reading assignments but on special nights there will be led experiences. Throughout the week there will be time sprinkled in for guided walks and outdoor experiences.
To swim in the pond and to enjoy your time on campus.
I ask that if you decide to join this program, you prepare to study and participate in discussions. You engage with the work wholeheartedly and allow yourself to be open to new ideas and contemplation around the subject of our human capacity for spiritual endeavor.
Costs are fair at the Institute for a shared room with 3 meals a day. There are lots of spaces outside of your room to relax, study, or read and so you may just find yourself retiring to your room to sleep. The shared option is a comfortable and cost-effective one ($115 per night - food included). Single rooms, deluxe rooms and rooms with en-suite bathrooms are available at a higher rate.
Yoga teachers and money have a complex relationship.
I have set the program fee for this week at $800. This is to honor of my time and commitment to the program and for the experience of yoga I have acquired in my life to share with you. I will provide you with a small study booklet and excerpts from the texts we will study. If the price tag of $800 means you cannot attend but dearly want to - please reach out as there may be option of sliding scale program fee.
At the Himalayan Institute, the rooms are modern and well appointed.
All accommodations are to be reserved by you personally as soon as you confirm your attendance with me. You can select the room that is most suitable to you. If you wish for a room-mate to share with, you will be assigned someone else from our group.
Access to a car is necessary, but please reach out if a) You have a car and can offer a lift to someone or b) You want to come but would need to be offered a ride or car-share with someone in order to do so.
A range of rooming options are available to meet your comfort level of pricing, all rooms have private bathrooms. Most rooms can be single or double occupancy - with the note that some have stylishly (and European style) open plan bathrooms & toilettes. So a level of intimacy or comfort with your room-mate is appropriate. Please submit your request to me and we can assign the most appropriate room to you.
Email: Victoria@victoriagreeneyoga.com and receive details about how to pay your deposit to secure your place.
Step 2: Book your accommodation as soon as you receive the booking code.