NIYAMA | THE EIGHTFOLD PATH

Crestone, CO, USA

KC
Kevin Courtney
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Apr 6 - 13, 2019
Group size: 1 - 40
NIYAMA | THE EIGHTFOLD PATH
Crestone, CO, USA

Kevin Courtney
  • Email address verified

$2095
Deposit: $500
Apr 6 - 13, 2019
Group size: 1 - 40

About this trip

  

THE EIGHTFOLD PATH

In the Spring of 2019 The Eightfold Path continues with NIYAMA: The yoga of purification.
 

Tucked away in the mountains of Colorado, in an environment perfectly conducive for self inquiry, we’ll enter into deep inquiry through the wisdom of the second limb of yoga.


THE TEACHINGS

The art of self-study

The yoga of contentment

Cleanliness (internal and external)

A practical path to surrender and receptivity to grace

Cultivation of internal heat for healing, transformation and illumination


THE PRACTICES

- Daily Tantric Hatha Yoga

- Daily Meditation and Pranayama


- Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga 

- Philosophical lecture and discourse | 5 sessions (one for each limb)

- Individual Contemplative INSIGHT exercises

- Interpersonal group work


- 2 5Rythms movement meditation sessions with Amber Ryan

- 1 Gong Sound Meditation with Richard Gentile, HC, AADP


THE LOCATION

Set in the truly majestic backdrop of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains
Blazing Mountain Retreat Center is a longtime refuge for Tibetan Buddhist spiritual study.


The accomodations are simple and clean.  


Stunning mountains to the east. 

Vast vistas and open plains to the west.


http://blazingmountainretreat.com


THE INTENT

NIYAMA is open to all levels of practitioner.  The common denominator will be our intent for meaningful and rich self-study.


To be clear, NIYAMA is not a yoga vacation. 


It is an experience designed to ignite an initiatory fire and bring you deeply inward.  

This spirit and passion is fueled by the desire to serve those seeking something deeper.


Our greatest hope is NIYAMA inspires to awaken presence, illuminate awareness,
and stoke your felt sense of vitality, clarity and luminosity.


The circle is open.


If you feel the call.

Please join us.


NIYAMA is a TECHNOLOGY FREE retreat.  

NO CELL PHONES | NO COMPUTERS | ALL NATURAL

FAQ

Who can attend NIYAMA?  Do I need to have attended YAMA to be able to attend NIYAMA?   NIYAMA is open to all students who have been practicing yoga for at least one year, and who desire an immersive exploration of the self through the ancient technologies of yoga.  


* A Welcome Questionnaire will be sent to each registrant.  This is simply to insure that your experience level and interests are in alignment with this special retreat.  Please note that your registration is not considered complete until your questionaire has been reviewed.  


+ What if my room choice is already sold out?   Please contact Jan at jan@soulbeingwellness.com if you would like to join us but your room choice is already sold out.  There may be more room options that we can release to suit your needs.  


+ Can I share my Queen or Full bed room with another person and what are the rates?  Yes, you can share only Queen and Full bed rooms with one other guest, for a reduced fee for the second guest.   Please contact jan@soulbeingwellness.com to learn about room rates and make your booking.  


+ What is the cancellation policy?  A $500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is required to register.  Final payment is due February 1, 2019.  Cancellation on or before February 1, 2019  will receive a refund minus the $500 deposit plus a cancelation fee of $100.

Cancellations after February 15, 2019 will mean forfeiture of all money rendered.  This cancellation policy is firm. We recommend you purchase travelers insurance to protect your investment. Please do not make any travel plans until receiving confirmation of your registration.


+ What is the retreat schedule?  We will send a welcome email soon with more details but in general you can expect 4-6 hours per day of practice including asana, meditation, contemplative practices and philosophical discourse, as well as additional movement and creative explorations with guest teachers.  There will be down time each day for rest, walks in nature, etc.  Any additional activities will reflect the introspective and contemplative nature of this retreat.


+ How do I get to Blazing Mountain Retreat Center?  Expect an email after you register with travel suggestions and information.  In general,  most people fly into Denver International Airport (DEN), which is a four-hour drive from Crestone. We will be helping to arrange shuttles from Denver airport to Blazing Mountain and will offer suggested arrival times.  Other ground transportation is available from Denver to Crestone including rental cars and bus transport.  You can also fly into Alamosa County Airport (ALA), a regional airport which is a one-hour drive to Crestone. You will need to arrange your own ground transportation from Alamosa. Denver flights tend be less expensive and involve fewer connections.


+ What are options for extending my stay in Crestone if I want to arrive early or stay late?   Crestone is a very small community but there are a few guest houses and many AirBnB options.  Consider as well breaking your trip up by staying overnight in Denver or Alamosa or a neighboring town.


What’s included

  • Practice & Teachings
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Additional Activities
  • TRAVEL
    Travel to and from Blazing Mountain

Available Packages

Quad Room
Sold Out

4 Bunks

Shared Bath

$1695
Deposit: $500
Double Room
Sold Out

2 Bunks

Shared Bath

$1895
Deposit: $500
Double Twin Room
only 3 left

2 Twin Beds

Shared Bath

$2095
Deposit: $500
Single Room (Twin)
only 1 left

1 Twin Bed

Shared Bath

$2575
Deposit: $500
Single Room (Full)
only 2 left

1 Full Bed

Shared Bath

$2775
Deposit: $500
Private Double Room (Twin)
4 left

2 Twin Beds

Private Bath

$2775
Deposit: $500
Private Single Room (Twin)
4 left

1 Twin Bed

Private Bath

$3175
Deposit: $500
Premium Single Room (Full)
only 1 left

1 Full Bed

Private Bath

$3375
Deposit: $500
Premium Single Room (Queen)
only 3 left

1 Queen Bed

Private Bath

$3475
Deposit: $500
$2095
Deposit: $500

Double Twin Room

Your Organizer


KC
Kevin Courtney
Kevin Courtney has dedicated the last two decades to the pursuit of awakening consciousness by focusing on awareness, energy cultivatation, strength, and mental clarity. Internationally acclaimed as both a teacher and teacher trainer, Kevin has contributed his knowledge, energy, and passion to events like Bonnaroo Music Festival, Wanderlust, Envision and the Burning Man Arts Festival. His work has been featured in Well + Good, VOGUE, the New York Times, VICE and most recently in Francesco Mastalia’s photography book - YOGA The Secret of Life. In 2013, Kevin founded INSIGHT - a program which awakens the consciousness of business leaders using the art and science of meditation and contemplative self-reflection. He offers workshops, classes and retreats worldwide and is a featured teacher on GAIA online. To practice with Kevin online visit gaia.com/kev