Mindful Strength Workshop with Kathryn Bruni Young

Mound Street Yoga Center, Madison, Wisconsin

44 reviews
Oct 13 - 14, 2018
Group size: 1 - 39
Mindful Strength Workshop with Kathryn Bruni Young
Mound Street Yoga Center, Madison, Wisconsin

44 reviews

Oct 13 - 14, 2018
Group size: 1 - 39

About this trip



This session will begin with a talk outlining the key principles of Mindful Strength, which include topics such as adaptation, the nervous system, strength and aging, joint preparation, mobility, recovery, and stability. Kathryn will dispel myths around what core activation is, how it feels, and how a strong core truly supports us.


This is Kathryn’s signature session and overall favorite topic. Different ways to work with upper body strength with be highlighted in detail including wrist and shoulder strength and rehab, push-ups, arm balances and maybe even handstand. This workshop will guide students through a progression that can be adapted to meet the specific needs of the individual. This workshop, along with the others will begin with simple isolation, then progress to whole body movement, followed by less linear patterns and highly variable practice.


This session will begin with a 75 minute Mindful Strength flow practice. Students will get a chance to experience how strengthening movements can start to feel like a system of mindful movement. The class will be followed by a brief snack break, before diving into lower body strength and mobility. Glutes, and hamstrings will be covered, as well as ankle health, and how to support the knees, ankles and hips with strengthening movements. Balance will be a main theme in this workshop, how we can improve our balance using novel movements and building stability through dynamic movement.


In this final session Kathryn will discuss how strength, movement and mobility all fit hand-in- hand for an overall balanced approach to practice. More strengthening exercises will be given, as well as ideas on how to stretch, blend yoga with strength, and develop a method of practice that suits YOUR body. Sequencing, programming, and class structure will also be outlined, to give students an idea of how to practice Mindful Strength on their own.


Kathryn is the founder of Mindful Strength, the host of the Mindful Strength Podcast, a dynamic teacher with over a decade of experience and a creative thinker in the yoga revolution. She has been named one of the fifteen millennial teachers to watch by Yoga Journal Magazine, her online courses are enjoyed by people all over the world and she is currently writing a book on the topic of strength training with a mindful approach. Kathryn has a small studio in Williamstown Ontario, she is an avid knitter and loves learning about movement, rehab and how the human body and mind coexist. www.kathrynbruniyoung.com




  • 10:30-12:30pm| Intro to Core Principles
  • 12:30-2:00pm | Lunch (not provided)
  • 2:00-5:00 pm | Upper Body Strength & Movement


  • 9:00-12:00pm| Lower Body Strength & Balance
  • 12:00-1:30pm | Lunch (not provided)
  • 1:30-4:00 pm | Mindful Strength Method & Mobility

Travel & Arrival

  • Please plan to arrive at The Mound Street Yoga Center, 1342 Mound St, Madison, Wisconsin, between 10-10:20 am.
  • There is street parking.
  • There is no lodging provided, if you are coming from out of town and need lodging recommendations please contact me.

Your Organizer

Andrea Russell
44 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!


Wonderful retreat , fist time at the Christine Center and meeting Andrea Russell. The setting was amazing but even better was our instruction and program with Andrea Russel - I had an amazing time and will be back.
Beautiful location, if a bit remote. Tranquil surroundings, healthful meals, and amazing yoga and meditation instruction.
I had a great weekend in Willard WI with Andrea Russell and the other people who attended her retreat May 3-5, 2019. The yoga sessions were excellent and the meditation was very special. The helpful and useful information regarding Ayurvedic principles gave me much to think about. We were blessed with warmth and sunshine for the retreat. Attendees could choose to be in silence for part or all of the weekend and of course during yoga and meditation it makes sense to not talk. I was surprised that outside of the group sessions silence was required at the beginning and end of the day. I went with a friend to be able to re-connect with her and found silence cumbersome in that regard.
This is a fantastic retreat at a wonderful location.
Christine Center was lovely, except for the tick threat (and some people actually got ticks embedded). The sisters were wonderful, bed comfortable and yoga company was mellow to be around. I assume there will be a questionnaire for the actual retreat activities.
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