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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22 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
22 reviews
My hope is to inspire people to live healthier, more wholehearted lives, through Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation. I began practicing yoga and meditation in 1996 and have been teaching since 2000. My yoga teaching draws from the Krishnamacharya lineage, having completed teacher trainings in Alignment, Ashtanga, and Therapeutic Yoga. I am registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500-E level. My primary teachers are Scott Anderson and Michael Stone. My classes integrate meditation and a mindful approach to asana that brings attention to anatomy, optimal alignment, breath, and inner awareness. This practice cultivates abounding health in body and mind while inspiring you to live a more grounded and compassionate life. If you prefer an individual or therapeutic approach, my private yoga lessons address the intricacies of adapting the practice to honor individual needs and health concerns. I am the Assistant Director and a lead instructor for Alignment Yoga’s teacher training programs. I offer a variety of trainings, workshops, and retreats, both locally and abroad. Additionally, I am a licensed massage therapist specializing in Neurovascular and Aroma Acupoint Therapy. My studies continue in Ayurveda, India’s science of longevity and health. I am currently enrolled in Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda and also have had the privilege of studying with Dr. Robert Svoboda and Dr. Claudia Welch. I have a deep love for travel, local food, and spending time with my pitbull Lucy. I look forward to working together. Gratefully, Andrea

Reviews

DS
Amazing experience, special place with incredible instructor!
AM
When I decided that I wanted to do a yoga retreat, I considered several options in different countries. What drew me to Andrea's retreat was how it was structured - a mix of meditation, yoga, local excursions and great food seemed like a nice, balanced way to rest and recharge my batteries. Not only was my instinct right, but the retreat went far beyond my expectations! Whether you are a total yoga and meditation newbie like myself, or an experienced practitioner like a number of the other retreat participants, everyone can find so much to enjoy and learn on this retreat. Andrea's positive energy, combined with the stunning setting (and food!) of the Ahki sanctuary and nearby Nosara, made this retreat a unique and memorable experience as well as a perfect way to start the new year.
You couldn't ask for a better combination of remote, stunning Costa Rican surroundings and Andrea's top notch teachings. AHKI Retreat Sanctuary Staff are so kind, and the organic food is delicious. A highlight: the Howler monkeys climbing through the trees to view class and learn a few new yoga poses. :)
ET
This trip was absolutely transformational! The retreat center was beautiful and the food was amazing - I truly enjoyed the focus on vegetarian, fresh food. I was never hungry and it helped me start my year on a good note. Andrea was the best retreat leader, you can tell she pours her heart and soul into teaching us about yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. I would go back in a heartbeat. We got to see monkeys - feet away from me! I felt very calm, safe and supported here.
MH
The transportation and availability was wonderful. Enjoyed daily opportunity to go out to beach or on other excursion. Housing was amazing and housekeeping was fabulous. Grounds and physical plant very well maintained. Inviting and relaxing. Would have been helpful to have more information about food offered. Was very low carb. Expected more 'typical' Costa Rican food. Seemed like a lot of pureed, and finely minced or chopped foods with nearly all mixed together and hard to identify what was being offered. Onions, and garlic, in nearly every dish. Surely there are other herbs and seasoning available to provide balanced and varied tastes. Had expected less spices and larger pieces of food that could be more easily picked around. Would suggest that the type of food being offered be better explained so those with specific food sensitivities (especially newcomers) are aware of challenges. Schedule of retreat itself was good. Wouldn't have minded starting meditation at 6 or 6:30 am.
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