Barefoot Movement Single Day Yoga Retreat

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Barefoot Movement

Barefoot Movement Single Day Yoga Retreat

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:30am to 7:00pm
Karen Johnson


EarthRise Transformative Learning Center
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma, California 94952
United States

This yoga retreat will be held at the beautiful EarthRise Retreat Center just south of Petaluma, (often) less than an hour’s drive from the SF Bay Area.

EarthRise is housed on 194 acres of beautiful rolling hills where hiking trails meander through pristine native live oak woodlands, and the surrounding open space offers panoramic vistas of the California landscape. Enjoy the hot tub, a beautiful permaculture garden that provides fruits and vegetables for the kitchen, a labyrinth, a meditation hut nestled in a peaceful oak grove, and sitting areas for quiet contemplation.

Karen Johnson will lead yoga classes for beginning and intermediate level students. In Barefoot Movement terms, this is a Level 1 / Level 2 retreat.
The first class will begin on Saturday at 10:30am, and you are welcome to arrive earlier to enjoy the labyrinth, hiking trails, hot tub and gardens. The retreat will finish after dinner on Saturday evening. EarthRise has a fully equipped yoga studio; you will not need to bring your own yoga props.

Local ingredients are the inspiration for the food at Earthrise and include luscious organic fruits and vegetables, free range poultry, hormone-free meat and dairy products, and extraordinary cheeses. Organic produce from local farmers and the on-site permaculture garden are used whenever possible. Earthrise’s chef draws upon flavors and techniques from around the world to create a diverse cuisine with alluring flavors.

About the Presenter(s): 

In 1980 Karen Johnson used crutches to walk into to her first yoga class. It was a great type of physical therapy that led her to a career in barefoot movement and modern dance. She studied at Cal State University Long Beach, winning a Dance Magazine award and an A.D.F. national title. After leaving Los Angeles to live in the Bay Area, she received her degree in the LEAP program at St. Mary’s College then studied with Leah Gillman in her first flow yoga teacher training. Karen loves the way yoga allows the mind to find itself inside the body, awakening the physical to allow the practice of mindfulness and the letting go of judgment. Her classes honor the moments between asanas as opportunities to deepen the breath and be fully in each moment. She connects the poses in a playful manner with the goal to guide others through their journeys in a non-intimidating and fun environment. When Karen isn’t practicing inversions and half moons she is happy making messes as an art teacher at Lakeview Preschool and Redwood Day School.

Event Cost: 

$200 if Registered & Paid by August 5
$240 if Registered & Paid by August 19
$280 if Registered & Paid after August 19

The cost of the Full Retreat includes:
2 meals
2 yoga classes
Not included in the cost:

Transportation to or from the retreat center
Gratuities for the EarthRise staff
Any extra food, beverages, etc.