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24011
North Carolina

Movement Meets Mindfulness: Intermediate Yoga at Montreat

Deepen your practice by connecting mind, body and spirit during lectures and classes with the introduction of mindfulness and meditation techniques from expert instructors.
Program No. 24011RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
799
North Carolina

Movement Meets Mindfulness: Intermediate Yoga at Montreat

Deepen your practice by connecting mind, body and spirit during lectures and classes with the introduction of mindfulness and meditation techniques from expert instructors.
Length
6 days
Starts at
799
Length
6 days
New
Starts at
799
Program No. 24011RJ

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DATES & starting prices
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Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2023
Starting at
799
May 28 - Jun 2, 2023
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799
Aug 13 - Aug 18, 2023
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799
Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2023
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799
Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2023
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799
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2023
Starting at
999
May 28 - Jun 2, 2023
Starting at
999
Aug 13 - Aug 18, 2023
Starting at
999
Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2023
Starting at
999
Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2023
Starting at
999

At a Glance

Link breath, movement and mindfulness with Road Scholar during a week of limber learning as your understanding of yoga and how it can vitalize your daily life grows. Expert instructors will help connect a base knowledge of postures and breathing to mindfulness and meditation techniques during this yoga program for intermediate students. Each day will include a morning and afternoon yoga practice for strengthening, healing and relaxation, as well as lecture time to address yogic concepts. Join expert yoga instructors and other intermediate students as you integrate an understanding of yoga history, mindfulness and meditation into your practice.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Designed for intermediate yoga enthusiasts, those that have a moderate amount of yoga experience.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Connect mind and movement as instructors help you introduce mindfulness, meditation and awareness of your energy centers into your yoga discipline.
  • Develop your understanding of yogic principles and concepts with expert yoga instructors in the classroom, then put what you’ve learned into your practice.
  • Learn how improving core strength supports overall mental and physical health, prevents injuries and helps 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. For an easier yoga experience, check out "Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living: The 8 Limbs of Yoga" (#22381).
Featured Expert
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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 View biography
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.
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Tracy Bailey View biography
Tracy has been on the program staff of Montreat Conference Center since 1986. She began working with Elderhostel programs in 1989, and in 1997 assumed the additional role of on-site coordinator. A native of the area, she graduated from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College in 1981. Her favorite hobbies are hiking, pottery and reading. Tracy married Sam in 2007, and added three daughters to her family. In addition to her own grown children, she and Sam have been foster parents since 2010. They have four grandchildren.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Yoga For Wellness: Healing with the timeless teachings of yoga
by Gary Kraftsow
Mainstream America is finally catching on to what Eastern countries have known for thousands of years--that yoga is not only a great, low-impact way to increase flexibility and reduce stress, it is also useful in healing any number of afflictions, from common aches and pains to chronic diseases and emotional setbacks. In this easy to follow guide for practitioners at all levels, America's leading teacher of Viniyoga emphasizes the physical as well as the spiritual components of healing through yoga. Beginning with a general introduction, he then includes case studies and specific yoga sequences designed to address individual ailments. Best of all, each step of each posture in a sequence is clearly illustrated with its own photograph. The exercises in this book are truly transformative and certain to help those searching for alternatives to mainstream medicine and those looking for a way of becoming more involved in their own physical well-being.
The Inner Tradition of Yoga: A guide to yoga philosophy for the contemporary practitioner
by Michael Stone
There is more to the tradition of yoga than toning and strengthening. At the root, there is a vast and intriguing philosophy that teaches the ethics of nonviolence, patience, honesty, and respect. Michael Stone provides an in-depth explanation of ancient Indian yogic philosophy along with teachings on how to bring our understanding of yoga theory to deeper levels through our practice on the mat—and through our relationships with others.
The Heart of Yoga: Developing a personal practice
by T.K.V. Desikachar
The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. • A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher. • This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya's son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value. In The Heart of Yoga Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level--physical, mental, and spiritual." This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga--poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy--and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle.
Meals
15 Meals
5 Breakfasts
5 Lunches
5 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Low Fat, Low Salt, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Apr 16, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
  • Apr 16, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
  • May 28, 2023 - Jun 02, 2023
  • Aug 13, 2023 - Aug 18, 2023
  • Sep 17, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
  • Oct 22, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023
5 nights
Montreat
Located at the heart of the Montreat Conference Center overlooking Lake Susan, the historic and impressive stone Assembly Inn has 100 comfortable guest rooms. Guest rooms have either a king, a queen, or two twin beds. The majestic 1928 Inn and guest rooms, updated in 2014, have small tiled guest bathrooms (all private baths) with tub/shower units, contemporary in-room sinks with granite countertops, large mirrors, individual heating and air conditioning units, clocks, and information on local dining and shopping options. Wifi service for your personal devices is included. To encourage guests to better appreciate Montreat’s beauty and serenity, guest rooms do not have television sets or telephones (but there is a television in the main lobby). It would be helpful to bring an umbrella, a flashlight, an individual make-up mirror, and shampoo and conditioner, if desired. Loan of an iron or hair dryer can be arranged, and needed amenities can be purchased at the front desk. In the beautiful Assembly Inn Lobby, one will find comfortable furnishings, a large fireplace with hearth, and a baby grand piano. This impressively pillared public space with quiet corners and a cozy reading room invites fellowship, enjoyment of puzzles and games, or individual relaxation. A large screen TV and a public computer are offered. Two attached patios beckon, with outdoor seating and views of the lake. The Inn is equipped with both an elevator and passenger lifts for those who wish mobility assistance. These lifts service the Inn’s meeting spaces as well as the Galax Dining Room and all guest rooms. ADA compliant guest rooms feature a walk-in shower and raised toilet seat. The front desk is staffed around the clock for your stay. Montreat is a private, non-profit conference center with roots in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We strive to demonstrate intentional hospitality to all. We will not tolerate discrimination on our campus. All are welcome.
5 nights
Montreat
Located at the heart of the Montreat Conference Center overlooking Lake Susan, the historic and impressive stone Assembly Inn has 100 comfortable guest rooms. Guest rooms have either a king, a queen, or two twin beds. The majestic 1928 Inn and guest rooms, updated in 2014, have small tiled guest bathrooms (all private baths) with tub/shower units, contemporary in-room sinks with granite countertops, large mirrors, individual heating and air conditioning units, clocks, and information on local dining and shopping options. Wifi service for your personal devices is included. To encourage guests to better appreciate Montreat’s beauty and serenity, guest rooms do not have television sets or telephones (but there is a television in the main lobby). It would be helpful to bring an umbrella, a flashlight, an individual make-up mirror, and shampoo and conditioner, if desired. Loan of an iron or hair dryer can be arranged, and needed amenities can be purchased at the front desk. In the beautiful Assembly Inn Lobby, one will find comfortable furnishings, a large fireplace with hearth, and a baby grand piano. This impressively pillared public space with quiet corners and a cozy reading room invites fellowship, enjoyment of puzzles and games, or individual relaxation. A large screen TV and a public computer are offered. Two attached patios beckon, with outdoor seating and views of the lake. The Inn is equipped with both an elevator and passenger lifts for those who wish mobility assistance. These lifts service the Inn’s meeting spaces as well as the Galax Dining Room and all guest rooms. ADA compliant guest rooms feature a walk-in shower and raised toilet seat. The front desk is staffed around the clock for your stay. Montreat is a private, non-profit conference center with roots in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We strive to demonstrate intentional hospitality to all. We will not tolerate discrimination on our campus. All are welcome.
5 nights
Montreat
Located at the heart of the Montreat Conference Center overlooking Lake Susan, the historic and impressive stone Assembly Inn has 100 comfortable guest rooms. Guest rooms have either a king, a queen, or two twin beds. The majestic 1928 Inn and guest rooms, updated in 2014, have small tiled guest bathrooms (all private baths) with tub/shower units, contemporary in-room sinks with granite countertops, large mirrors, individual heating and air conditioning units, clocks, and information on local dining and shopping options. Wifi service for your personal devices is included. To encourage guests to better appreciate Montreat’s beauty and serenity, guest rooms do not have television sets or telephones (but there is a television in the main lobby). It would be helpful to bring an umbrella, a flashlight, an individual make-up mirror, and shampoo and conditioner, if desired. Loan of an iron or hair dryer can be arranged, and needed amenities can be purchased at the front desk. In the beautiful Assembly Inn Lobby, one will find comfortable furnishings, a large fireplace with hearth, and a baby grand piano. This impressively pillared public space with quiet corners and a cozy reading room invites fellowship, enjoyment of puzzles and games, or individual relaxation. A large screen TV and a public computer are offered. Two attached patios beckon, with outdoor seating and views of the lake. The Inn is equipped with both an elevator and passenger lifts for those who wish mobility assistance. These lifts service the Inn’s meeting spaces as well as the Galax Dining Room and all guest rooms. ADA compliant guest rooms feature a walk-in shower and raised toilet seat. The front desk is staffed around the clock for your stay. Montreat is a private, non-profit conference center with roots in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We strive to demonstrate intentional hospitality to all. We will not tolerate discrimination on our campus. All are welcome.
5 nights
Montreat
Located at the heart of the Montreat Conference Center overlooking Lake Susan, the historic and impressive stone Assembly Inn has 100 comfortable guest rooms. Guest rooms have either a king, a queen, or two twin beds. The majestic 1928 Inn and guest rooms, updated in 2014, have small tiled guest bathrooms (all private baths) with tub/shower units, contemporary in-room sinks with granite countertops, large mirrors, individual heating and air conditioning units, clocks, and information on local dining and shopping options. Wifi service for your personal devices is included. To encourage guests to better appreciate Montreat’s beauty and serenity, guest rooms do not have television sets or telephones (but there is a television in the main lobby). It would be helpful to bring an umbrella, a flashlight, an individual make-up mirror, and shampoo and conditioner, if desired. Loan of an iron or hair dryer can be arranged, and needed amenities can be purchased at the front desk. In the beautiful Assembly Inn Lobby, one will find comfortable furnishings, a large fireplace with hearth, and a baby grand piano. This impressively pillared public space with quiet corners and a cozy reading room invites fellowship, enjoyment of puzzles and games, or individual relaxation. A large screen TV and a public computer are offered. Two attached patios beckon, with outdoor seating and views of the lake. The Inn is equipped with both an elevator and passenger lifts for those who wish mobility assistance. These lifts service the Inn’s meeting spaces as well as the Galax Dining Room and all guest rooms. ADA compliant guest rooms feature a walk-in shower and raised toilet seat. The front desk is staffed around the clock for your stay. Montreat is a private, non-profit conference center with roots in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We strive to demonstrate intentional hospitality to all. We will not tolerate discrimination on our campus. All are welcome.
5 nights
Montreat
Located at the heart of the Montreat Conference Center overlooking Lake Susan, the historic and impressive stone Assembly Inn has 100 comfortable guest rooms. Guest rooms have either a king, a queen, or two twin beds. The majestic 1928 Inn and guest rooms, updated in 2014, have small tiled guest bathrooms (all private baths) with tub/shower units, contemporary in-room sinks with granite countertops, large mirrors, individual heating and air conditioning units, clocks, and information on local dining and shopping options. Wifi service for your personal devices is included. To encourage guests to better appreciate Montreat’s beauty and serenity, guest rooms do not have television sets or telephones (but there is a television in the main lobby). It would be helpful to bring an umbrella, a flashlight, an individual make-up mirror, and shampoo and conditioner, if desired. Loan of an iron or hair dryer can be arranged, and needed amenities can be purchased at the front desk. In the beautiful Assembly Inn Lobby, one will find comfortable furnishings, a large fireplace with hearth, and a baby grand piano. This impressively pillared public space with quiet corners and a cozy reading room invites fellowship, enjoyment of puzzles and games, or individual relaxation. A large screen TV and a public computer are offered. Two attached patios beckon, with outdoor seating and views of the lake. The Inn is equipped with both an elevator and passenger lifts for those who wish mobility assistance. These lifts service the Inn’s meeting spaces as well as the Galax Dining Room and all guest rooms. ADA compliant guest rooms feature a walk-in shower and raised toilet seat. The front desk is staffed around the clock for your stay. Montreat is a private, non-profit conference center with roots in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We strive to demonstrate intentional hospitality to all. We will not tolerate discrimination on our campus. All are welcome.





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