There are 2 requisites that Mr. Iyengar so elegantly states in the beginning of this manual of manuals for the practice of yoga. Under the title “Yogasanas – Hints and Cautions for the Practice of Asanas..”
1. Without firm foundations a house cannot stand. Without the practice of the principles of yama and niyama, which lay down firm foundations for building character, there cannot be an integrated personality. Practice of asanas without the backing of yama and niyama is mere acrobatics.
2. The qualities demanded from an aspirant are discipline, faith, tenacity, and perseverance to practice regularly without interruptions.
Being in the present moment with what actually “is,” accepting who we are and how things are, can be the most powerful challenge of our practice in yoga and in life. It calls us to a deeper place of surrendering, listening and awakening to the hard-to-believe wonder that we already are. The present moment is truly our only contact with life, where we step into a conversation with Grace. In this weekend retreat, you are invited to step into the moment and remember, reconnect and savor the perfection that already lies within you.
Andrea Fotopoulos and Julia Novina, Anusara-Inspired teachers, will co-lead 4 rich yoga sessions, including some restorative yoga and meditation, with ample free time for walking, journaling, soaking in a hot tub, connecting with friends.
Located on 20+ acres of private woodlands and meadows in the foothills of Western MA, the elevation of Angels’ Rest offers breathtaking views of the mountains to the east and south. The center boasts a delicious seasonal and local menu, simple but comfortable accommodations.