MINDFUL STRENGTH Weekend Immersion with Kathryn Bruni-Young

Quarry Arts Building, 715 Hill Street, suite 150, Madison, Wisconsin

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Andrea Russell
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Nov 11 - 12, 2017
Group size: 1 - 35
MINDFUL STRENGTH Weekend Immersion with Kathryn Bruni-Young
Quarry Arts Building, 715 Hill Street, suite 150, Madison, Wisconsin

Andrea Russell
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32 reviews

$250
Nov 11 - 12, 2017
Group size: 1 - 35

About this trip

Join Kathryn Bruni-Young for an insightful weekend workshop. You will learn how to use different methods of practice to enhance strength and mobility. Workshops will include an innovative approach to yoga and mindful strength, breathing and rest.  Kathryn makes sense of the science of getting strong. You will learn how different types of movement achieve varying results. Come prepared to take notes and move around.


The Science of Strength, Practice and Theory : Saturday, 10 am-noon

In this introduction workshop, Kathryn explains how to use different methods of practice to

enhance strength and mobility. Outlining information on different types of muscle contractions,

warm-up, mindful attention, breathing and rest, Kathryn makes sense of the science of getting

strong. During this class students will experience a few examples of how different types of

movement achieve varying results. 


Upper Body Preparation, Strength and Mobility : Saturday, 1:30-4:30 pm

This workshop is all about the upper body, starting with the wrists and ending with the upper

back and core. Kathryn teaches powerful exercises and movements which enhance strength

and mobility for any upper body poses, sports or activities. In this class students will learn the

ins-and-outs of poses like plank, push-up, downward dog and handstand. Kathryn will outline in detail how to develop body awareness and control with an emphasis on biomechanics and injury prevention.


Mastering the Hips and Hamstrings, Lower Body Strength and Mobility : Sunday 9 am-noon

In this workshop Kathryn describes the difference between active and passive stretching, and

how we can create better mobility and control through the lower body. Working through

different posterior chain exercises, students will address ankle, quad and hip mobility. This

workshop will also reconstruct squatting, crawling and other functional movements.


Mindful Strength Master Class : 1:30-4:30 pm

Kathryn will conclude the weekend with a flowing mix of yoga postures, pilates exercises, strengthening movements and dynamic mobility.  There will be an opportunity for Q&A and she will share tips on sequencing and class development.  You will experience how to create a hybrid style practice, lifting the boundaries of yoga practice.  


About Kathryn Bruni-Young

Kathryn has been teaching yoga and movement for ten years. She teaches and practices her

own style of movement called Mindful Strength. Her method is a mixture of yoga, corrective exercise, fascial manipulation, strength training and mindfulness. She teaches workshops all over the country and has a small studio in Cornwall Ontario.  To learn more about Kathryn, check out www.kathrynbruniyoung.com

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Andrea Russell
32 reviews
I’m an Ayurvedic health counselor, yoga and meditation teacher, and neurovascular therapist living in Madison, Wisconsin. I have been in private practice and teaching since 2000. My classes and retreats integrate Ayurvedic wisdom, meditation and a mindful approach to asana that brings attention to anatomy, optimal alignment, strength, breath, and inner awareness. This practice cultivates abounding health in body and mind while inspiring you to live a more grounded and compassionate life. I offer a variety of trainings, workshops, and retreats, both locally and abroad. I have a deep love for travel, local food, and spending time with my pitbull Lucy. I look forward to working together. Gratefully, Andrea P.S. Head over to http://andrearussell.com/about/ to get my full story!

Reviews

JS
What an amazing retreat! From the moment I registered to the moment I returned to the airport a week later, every detail for our comfort and ease was taken into account. Many thanks to Karen for her vision for AHKí and seeing it through with such exquisite attention! Andrea Russell is a supremely gifted yoga and meditation teacher. Her instruction of Alignment Yoga and meditation provided rich insights into my body, mind and spirit as did her daily dharma talks on Ayurveda with experiential treats each evening. As for AHKí, such sublime comforts! The yoga shala offers spectacular views of the surrounding jungle, ocean, tropical birds, occasional gifts of friendly Howler monkey families passing through in nearby trees. Time around the pool observing birds and chatting with new friends was a daily delight. Hanging out in the hammock-chairs up in the shala for sunsets each evening imprinted indelible memories of beauty. Food was delicious and photo-worthy; our rooms were spacious and beautiful; the beds & pillows were wonderfully comfortable. (OMG, the open-air showers were incredible!) While there was an option to go into town each afternoon, I chose to luxuriate at AHKí on most days as it is truly a special sanctuary; however, I joined the group one afternoon for an enjoyable kayaking outing. One afternoon, I opted for a fantastic massage there at AHKí; Karen provides a menu of available masseuses with various specialties. The entire week deeply nourished and restored me on every level. I will most certainly return on another retreat with Andrea Russell at AHKí! Blessings to all! Julia
The entire trip was fantastic. Andrea is a well spring of yogic and ayurvedic knowledge, the location is beautiful with monkeys and birds, delicious food, the beaches, the chocolate, swimming in the infinity pool while the sun , the yoga, meditation, the list goes on an on. I spent the entire drive back to the airport trying to savor all of the memories, almost too many to recall. Honestly, words cannot really do this retreat justice. Life changing and inspiring. If you are reading this to figure out whether or not to commit to going, the only answer is yes. I'm now trying to figure out how to live my life like I am always on this retreat. Thank you Andrea!
Andrea is really good at what she does. She is deeply knowledgeable about the topic, has wonderful energy and is funny to boot. The Christine Center is the perfect, welcoming respite. I really enjoyed my massage and the food is delish. The accommodations are pretty rustic so if you are looking for fancy this is not the place. A lovely experience.
I enjoyed this retreat very much. Andrea sets a grounded and steady pace and gradually walks participants into deep calm. The classes were an interesting and effective part of the process, and there was also permission to miss a class if one felt the need to be by oneself. The space at the Christine Center is so lovely and the atmosphere so peaceful, it perfectly supports the retreat. And the food is delicious and healthful.
KJ
It was a breakthrough weekend for me. Andrea is knowledgable and compassionate. I recommend her retreats to anyone looking for a welcoming approach in a calm environment. Im looking forward to sitting with Andrea again soon. Thanks Andrea! Namaste.
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