Nurture in Nature
New Year Mini-Retreat to Awaken and Balance Your Energy Centers in Harmony with Nature
1:10 Welcome Tea and Opening Circle
1:30 Mindful Nature Walk and Forest Bathing (shinrin yoku) to ground with Mother Earth and awaken root energy center (Muladhara Chakra)
2:00 Visit garden and nature preserve highlights and harmonize sacral (Svadhistana Chakra) and solar plexus (Manipura Chakra) energy centers
2:40 Free Time for restrooms, personal care and reflection
3:00 Gather at the grass amphitheater for breathwork (for heart energy center or Anahata Chakra), vocalizing or chanting (for throat energy center or Vishuddha Chakra) and meditation (for brow center or Ajna Chakra and crown center or Sahasrara Chakra)
3:30 Closing Circle, Tea and Healthy Snack
My intention for this afternoon retreat is to hold space for loving awareness and connection with nature within and around.
May this afternoon immersion in the thriving nature of Taft Gardens align us with our source of peace and wellbeing, awakening inspired action to joyfully actualize our vision for 2022.
Michelle Chua has been practicing yoga since 2001 and facilitating it since 2010. She's devoted to integrating yoga philosophy and practice into mindful living. Read more in here bio here.
REviews of Root 2 Rise Yoga with Michelle chua:
Michelle truly lives out what she teaches. She is so much more than a yoga teacher - I learned this when I went on her exquisitely curated trip that she organized to Costa Rica this past June 2018...Hopefully like me, you'll be delighted by her effervescent love of movement, nature, and all people!
Michelle clearly stands out with her beautiful and bright energy. I love how her practice and teaching encompass body, mind and spirit. She not only teaches yoga but lives and exudes it.
Michelle not only teaches 'yoga', she embodies it fully with her heart and soul...
Michelle is by far one of the best instructors I've ever had, period. Patient, clear in her explanations and demos, and so encouraging...
My first yoga class was with Michelle years ago. You can have the best (yoga pose) sequence and not teach from your heart. With Michelle, I also feel her passion when I'm in her class. I can see she loves what she does, and she inspired me to want to teach yoga, too.
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I'm so grateful to have met Michelle! Her kind energy opened up my interest in pursuing yoga and meditation. She is such an incredibly light and soul. She starts with grounding ourselves through mindfulness and breathing exercise. She brings the most authentic energy to the class by sharing the history and understanding behind poses, names, and techniques. I truly appreciate her work and impact on my well-being!
I’ve had dozens of instructors over the years, but Michelle is far and away the best yoga mentor I’ve ever practiced with. She epitomizes grace during these difficult times. Michelle has saved my sanity and my back while working from home, keeping me grounded with her sharing of yogic teachings and meditation techniques. Her repertoire of physical asanas is encyclopedic, and I’ve loved learning new poses and stretching my boundaries. Jump in, all. You’ve got this!