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Guest Teacher Retreat The Bridge: Gateway to Freedom A Yoga, Dance, Sound, Song, & Mantra Retreat November 28 – December 5, 2015 with Daphne Tse, Ellen Watson and Cristi Christensen About the Retreat
- Find your voice
- Sing your song
- Dance your dance
- Deepen your yoga practice
Yoginis with thousands of hours of practice and teaching under their belts, Daphne, Ellen, & Cristi bring their love of dance, sound & song to the mat to create The Bridge.
The Bridge was developed to awaken students and teachers alike to the idea that music, mantra, breath, dance, and asana are all yoga. These time honored embodiment practices are designed to connect you to your own personal power, strength, and authenticity.
With their expertise and unique gifts of SpiritDance SoulSong and Core Awakening, Daphne, Ellen and Cristi will guide you in daily practices that will tune your whole instrument through chakra based techniques of ecstatic dance, core vinyasa, sounding, singing and chanting.
Whether you are a teacher or a student, this retreat will inspire you to reclaim your unique creative self expression.
During this retreat we will take you from the asana to the dance to the mantra.
- Activate and balance your chakras
- Strengthen your body through core integration
- Rediscover your voice through transformational breath and vocal techniques
- Empower yourself through writing, poetry, song and movement
- Celebrate your childlike essence of play, wonder and joy
- Liberate your Life and gain a greater sense of integration of being complete just as you are!
About the practices:
- SpiritDance created by Ellen is a moving meditation practice that opens the energies of your 8 chakras, shakes your 206 bones, and moves your 660 muscles. A physical and metaphysical workout to integrate your body, spirit, mind and soul.
- Daphne’s SoulSong invites you to experience the power of your unique voice. Your voice is one of your finest tools for expressing your heart and soul; for healing your body and letting your spirit soar. You will learn tools and techniques for opening your voice, explore mantras and chants from a variety of cultural traditions from around the world. Reclaim your voice and get to know how to use it as medicine, not only for yourself, but for everyone you touch in your life!
- Cristi’s creation of Core Awakening is an empowerment practice, which is designed to build core strength, stability, confidence and courage.
Many people have become disconnected from the core of their own being. When this happens we lose a sense of power and awareness of who we are. Through breath work, meditation, yoga asana, play, and specifically design core exercises you will reignite your physical and energetic connection to your own sacred flame. As you strengthen your vessel you will gain the courage to reclaim your power, your voice, and your dance so that you can truly shine your light into the world.
Daphne Tse is a spirited, soulful artist originally from Texas. Since her initial yoga class over 15 years ago, she has merged her spiritual practice with her contemporary folk singer/songwriter style. Daphne will share sound meditation practices and secrets of professional singers for vocal development. Under Daphne’s skilled and loving guidance, we will develop our voices for personal pleasure, empowerment in professional settings, and prepare you to lead sound meditation, kirtan chants & SoulSongs. Daphne’s has released two CD’s, Mata and Finding Water and currently in production for the new Live from Samahita CD to be released December 2015. www.DaphneTse.com
Ellen Watson danced into life 66 years ago, and keeps on dancing, singing, touching, playing and praying through her one wild and precious life.As a somatic artist and educator, Ellen practices, teaches and trains students eager to learn skilled, caring, conscious touch. A senior trainer of Esalen Massage & Bodywork, Ellen developed her own body of work, “Touching Essence” combining touch with essential oils and sound healing… a multi-sensory healing arts practice. She has taught thousands of hours yoga and movement practices, and created the DVD: Wake Up 101 which combines Tibetan, Taoist, and Indian yoga practices. www.movingventures.org
Cristi Christensen: A former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, Cristi trained with the US Olympic diving team as a young adult. After an injury cut her Olympic dreams short, Cristi shifted her focus to helping others improve their level of fitness through personal training, Pilates, Core Fusion, and yoga. After earning her degree in Kinesiology, Cristi studied extensively for over 10 years with world-renowned teachers including Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Elisabeth Halfpapp, and Fred DeVito. From 2006-2014, Cristi served as the Director of the internationally renowned Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA, where she continues to teach yoga and Core Fusion. Cristi combines her teaching, practice, and bright energy into a dynamic and unique classroom style that translates into an infectious energy that her students can’t help but feel during each class. She spreads this energy across the globe, leading workshops, retreats, and has graced the covers of Yoga Journal and LA Yoga. www.cristichristensen.com
The Daily Schedule
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
6:30 am Early breakfast 7:30 – 10:00 am Morning practice 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Brunch Buffet 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Snack and refreshment 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Afternoon practice / workshop 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner buffet 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Steam room available 8:00 pm Evening program: music / meditation / movie
Retreat Rates Share two bedroom loft € 940 per person Semi Private room € 1,040 per person Single superior room € 1,140 per person
The Bridge: Gateway to Freedom, A Yoga, Dance, Sound, Song, & Mantra Retreat, Nov 28–Dec 5, 2015 w/Daphne Tse, Ellen Watson and Cristi Christensen