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Balancing Yin & Yang Retreat


  • The Nexus Center 1436 Howard St #201 San Francisco, CA 94103 United States (map)

ABOUT

PHILOSOPHY

Yoga practice aims to re-establish our innate wholeness, our natural state of equilibrium. Ancient Chinese philosophy suggests that health and harmony are created when yin and yang aspects are in balance. When yin and yang are balanced, we return to the Dao - the center of tranquility. 

INTEGRATING YIN AND YANG INTO PRACTICE

Our time together will integrate both physical, movement-focused asana practices (Yang) with softer, more contemplative practices of being (Yin).  This retreat will provide students with the framework to design an effective and balanced home practice that supports optimal well being. Students will return home feeling refreshed and invigorated. Come and join us on this extraordinary journey to wholeness and health! 

BLISSFUL RETREAT OFFERINGS & ITINERARY

SATURDAY

  • Sound bath and chakra sound healing with Amber Field
  • Warming and energizing cacao beverage
  • Deep stretch yin yoga practice
  • Nourishing and delicious local meal (gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options available)
  • Happy hour yoga flow - vinyasa yoga with music

SUNDAY

  • Freedom of Sound with Brittany Gilmore
  • Warming and energizing cacao beverage
  • Vinyasa flow practice -  balancing asanas
  • Nourishing and delicious local meal (gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options available)
  • Individual massages with Tankut Denker (donation-accepted & optional)
  • Healing restorative yoga with hot stones

GUEST TEACHERS

SATURDAY

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Amber Field

Amber Field is a performer, teacher and sound healer featured in San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay for yoga music. They have performed and taught at SF Jazz, Wanderlust, Esalen, and UC Santa Cruz. Amber specializes in world fusion music and plays didgeridoo, djembe, esraj, flute, piano, and sings like an angel. They love to free people's voices to sing, sound and speak their truths. For more info on private and group classes, performances, and music, please visit her website here

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Brittany Gilmore

Freedom of Sound was created by singer and songwriter Brittany Gilmore to create an environment that encourages both personal and musical growth. Brittany believes that everyone has a unique voice that has to be discovered in order to flourish. Brittany offers a variety of workshops, classes, and retreats for anyone from professional musicians to self proclaimed "non-singers". Connect with Brittany on her facebook page here.

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Tankut Denker

Tankut has completed 500 hours of the CMP program at the San Francisco School of Massage with an additional 1500 hours of practice & over 5 years of body work experience. He believes massage is more than a touch, it is meditative, energetic and therapeutic. He is the founder of Tantara Massage. Tankut connects his client’s mind and body with his touch and guides them through healing process. CMP #59799

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IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Students of all levels are welcome to attend, no prior yoga experience necessary! The vinyasa classes on Saturday and Sunday will offer modifications for new students and variations for experienced yogis.

  • Please inform us of any dietary restrictions, injuries and/or medical conditions that we should know about 
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own mat. We will have a limited number of mats available for use at no charge - first come first serve! To keep comfy, feel free to bring your own meditation cushion, yoga bolster, blanket, or eye mask
  • We recommend that you bring your own water bottle to keep hydrated
  • Students are encouraged to leave their phone at home to minimize distractions :)
Earlier Event: July 29
Free Yoga: Yin and Yang Flow