Have you heard about alchemy? I first remember hearing one of my teachers, Rod Stryker explain alchemy about 10 years ago in the context of yoga. Originally, alchemy was the medieval study and process of trying to change ordinary metals into gold. It was based on working with and changing matter. Two important concepts at its core are also at the core of yoga: matter is energy and energy can be changed to create transformation. Now science has proven that everything is energy, even things that appear solid. Amazing!
As yogis, we want transformation. We want to become better versions of ourselves and better citizens of the world. We work with our energy to do this. The formula is: matter to energy to consciousness. We work with our bodies (matter) and our breath (energy) to become conscious. It’s a process of awakening; a process of transforming.
When Hillary Skibell and I sat down to create our theme for this year’s Greece Retreat, we wanted to offer more. We wanted to go deep and use the inspiration of our incredible surroundings on the island of Amorgos to foster more transformation for our students on this special journey with us. We chose alchemy as our theme because it’s the perfect metaphor for moving from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
Each day will include yoga, meditation, breathing practices, delicious food, adventures and lectures on the energy system. You will have time to explore the island, take a hike, rest by the pool, jump in the ocean and enjoy a spa treatment. There is much to explore on the island including ancient ruins, hillside villages, Chozoviotissa Monastery, museums and more.
Our early bird rates are still available but end January 31st. Save $300 if you sign up and pay in full by January 31, 2020. Come with us on this incredible journey to the beautiful island of Amorgos and stay at the 5 star Aegialis Hotel and Spa. For all the details click here. Shoot me an email if you have any questions!
Love & Yoga,
PS- I am still accepting students for my Seasonal Mentorship Program, to book a call with me click here