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About Melissa

Writing has always been my first love. Finding inner peace has always been my deepest wish. Through mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and writing, I fuse these practices to help others connect to their own creative spark and the peace that exists within.

I am the editor of the essay collection Going OM:

Real-Life Stories on and off the Yoga Mat (Viva Editions 2014), featuring a foreword by Cheryl Strayed, and the author of two poetry chapbooks.

 

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CHAKRA YOGA IMMERSION 

for yoga teachers & YTTs

of all schools

with Melissa Carroll & Val Spies

in the Blue Ridge Mountains 

October 4 -- October 10, 2019

CHAKRA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

 

The Chakra Yoga Teacher Training offers yoga teachers an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the chakra system, vitalize their own energy centers, develop a stronger inward connection, and teach chakra yoga classes and workshops to their students.

The chakra system provides a brilliant map to navigate life, and offers powerful tools to open, cleanse, and harmonize the energy centers within yourself and for your students.

 

Designed for yoga teachers of all levels and yoga teachers in training, The Chakra Yoga Teacher Training will give you greater depth, insight, and practical techniques for you to lead Chakra Yoga classes, workshops, and private yoga sessions for your clients. The first step is to experience the profound personal healing that can occur through the practices of chakra yoga. Through asana, meditation, pranayama, mudra, and mantra, you will deepen

your own inner connection, vitalize your energy centers, and then learn how to guide students

safely and effectively through these techniques.

Throughout your retreat you will enjoy:

  • Sunrise yoga classes (appropriate for all levels)

  • Creative writing sessions

  • Guided meditations to harmonize and balance your prana

  • A beautiful half-day hike through the forest to a waterfall

  • Daily inspirational philosophy talks on yogic wisdom through the lens of the 7 major chakras

  • Time for reflection in nature, spa treatments (extra costs apply)

You’ll leave feeling deeply relaxed and vibrantly inspired. The changing of the season is also the perfect time to reflect inward, invigorate your creative energy, create new work, or make progress on an existing project. A perfect way to discover your inner creativity.

Who Is This Retreat For?

An ideal retreat for yoga teachers and YTTs (200 or 300hr from any school).

The program is accredited for Yoga Alliance CEU and YACEP workshops.

Retreat reservations will be made through The Art of Living.

Call the Lotus Pond at 813-961-3160 with any questions,

or email me at melissacarrollyoga@gmail.com.

What to Expect During Your Retreat 

Each day begins with a beautiful sunrise yoga practice designed to uplift, energize, and find peace within our subtle energy body. In the morning and afternoon sessions we will dive into our exploration of the chakras through meditation, asana alignment breakdowns, sequencing for classes, interactive exercises, and opportunities to hone your teaching skill. 

Accommodations

 

Retreat prices start at only $632 for the weekend retreat experience 

and $1318 for the full week. Prices include full retreat cost, meals, AND lodging!

*varies according to style of room and is per person, taxes not included

 

Lovely hotel rooms or simple retreat rooms are available (prices vary). Options for single, double, and triple occupancy available.  

Learn more here  and book your stay~ we hope you'll join us for this unforgettable experience in the mountains this fall!

The Art of Living Retreat Center is located in Boone, North Carolina

The Hotel Rooms

Located on a mountain ridge, these rooms offer beautiful vistas of either the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains or the quiet magic of the forest.

  • Queen beds

  • Private bathrooms

  • Include amenities such as TV, fridge & writing desk

The Retreat Rooms

 

Comfortable and simple, these rooms are located along the Eastern mountain slope and are a great option for those who desire serene simplicity and affordable rates.

  • Two or three twin beds per room

  • Private bathrooms

  • Simply furnished

Any questions about the retreat?

Email me at melissacarrollyoga@gmail.com