North Carolina

Beginning & Intermediate Yoga for Wellness & Daily Living

Connect mind, body and spirit at this wellness retreat as expert instructors introduce yoga postures and principles during lectures and classes, and develop practices to use at home.
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Program No. 22381RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Join Road Scholar for a week of limber learning as you deepen your understanding of yoga and how you can use it to vitalize your daily life. During this yoga program for beginners, expert yoga instructors will introduce styles, postures and breathing techniques. Each day will include a morning and afternoon yoga practice for strengthening, healing and relaxation, as well as lecture time to address yogic concepts.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Designed for beginner to intermediate yoga enthusiasts.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Find out how you can improve your physical and mental well-being with yoga postures, meditation techniques and breath-work, and develop your own practice to continue at home.
  • Learn from expert yoga instructors as you discuss yogic principles and concepts in the classroom and then put the poses to practice.
  • Begin to develop core strength and learn how it can support overall mental and physical health, prevent injuries and help you get better sleep.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event and a value-priced single room. Opportunities are available for traveling companions to attend a different program at Montreat during the same week. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Martha Nelson
Martha Nelson is a yoga instructor, potter and workshop leader. She graduated from Warren Wilson College with a B.S. in intercultural studies and had her first experience on the potter's wheel while living in a village in Sri Lanka. She completed her advanced yoga certification, 500 CYT, at the Asheville Yoga Center. Martha balances her time teaching pottery and yoga, playing old-time bass and enjoying family life in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Martha Nelson
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Easy Does It Yoga
by Alice Christensen
ISBN 0-684-84890...Regain your health, vitality, and independence through this age-old approach to fitness! Whether you're an older adult just beginning to exercise,you’re physically weak due to an illness or injury, or you haven’t worked out in a while, The American Yoga Association's Easy Does It® Yoga is a safe, easy-to-use guide to renewed physical and emotional wellness. For thousands of years people have turned to yoga to enhance their quality of life. Yoga gradually builds physical flexibility and strength, improves concentration, relieves stress, increases energy, and develops the ability to relax at will. Alice Christensen, founder, of the American Yoga Association, guides you through the program, showing you: -The basics of yoga exercising, breathing, and meditation with specific, easy-to-follow illustrations throughout -Specific postures such as the Gentle Full Bend, the Easy Sun Pose, and the Elbow Twist to help you target your weaker spots and increase your overall flexibility -The unique benefits of Yoga for alleviating chronic health conditions ranging from arthritis to depression -A six-week program to get you started and to help you develop a basic understanding of essential movements -Specially designed sequences to boost energy or bring calm, depending on your specific needs -Strategies to incorporate the yoga lifestyle into your daily routine, not only with exercise, but also with tips on creating a healthy diet and ways to develop a more peaceful, positive mental attitude Regardless of your age or physical condition, The American Yoga Association's Easy Does It® Yoga will inspire you to awaken your body and mind and experience the well-being and fulfillment that yoga brings.

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