Nurturing Mind, Body, & Voice with Sweethome

Sweethome Teacup, a devoted yogi since 1993, is leading 4 days of combining asana, Qigong, mantra meditation and chanting. Guests arrive Sunday, December 3rd at 3:00pm and depart Thursday, December 7th at noon. 

This retreat will be an opportunity to establish a daily practice which nurtures the body, mind, and voice (breath). We will have the time and space to dive in to a beautiful investigation of what it means to be here on this incredible planet with all the challenges and discoveries of being human in this time in history. The physical practice is a weaving of asana and qi gong, we will cultivate our voice through mantra meditation and chanting together. We will discover our voice through various writing prompts as well. Sessions will focus on the elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space.
 

Offerings provided by Sou’wester include:

  • Full access to our Weekly Wellness Offerings
  • Use of our Garden Spa and Finnish Sauna
  • Discounted rates with Mamook Wellness for on-site therapeutic massage and bodywork
  • Complimentary bikes for cruising the Discovery Trail
  • Endless walks on the beach

*** Retreat fee is $150 per person. Lodging fee is $200 for four nights and rooms can be shared, so bring a friend or two!

To register email souwesterwellness@gmail.com

MORE ABOUT THE HOST:

Sweethome has studied Yoga since 1993. She approaches the practice of yoga and life with devotion and awe. Her style is unique and dynamic, poetically blending vinyasa with yoga philosphy, chanting, pranayama, and meditation. Her desire is to inspire all to experience life with compassion, patience and reverence. Within the Portland-based studios where she teaches (North Portland Yoga, SunGate Studio, and Yoga Bhoga), Sweethome has become notorious for her instinctive ability to nurture, guide and challenge her students through an impeccable combination of both a spiritual and physical practice.

Sweethome’s dedication to the equality, peace and well-being of all sentient beings is felt within each of her classes. After 25 years of teaching, her classes incorporate her learnings from key teachers in her life (Colleen Swantner, Sharon Gannon, David Life and Tias Little, Michael Stone and many more), as well as her connection to music/sound and Qigong.

In addition to her studies with Sharon Gannon at the Yasodhara Ashram in Canada, another notable journey for Sweethome was in 2010 when she traveled to India to study vedic chanting at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Sound and vibration have a huge influence her classes, workshops and retreats, as well as within her ongoing journey of self inquiry.