BODY OF LIGHT: 4-Day Exploration of the Subtle Body

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June 8-June 12, 2018

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The Body of Light, also known as the Subtle Body or the Bliss Body, is the energetic form underlying and expanding beyond your physical body. When this is harmonized and humming, it is responsible for those wonderful feelings that you experience after a great yoga class or meditation session. It consists of chakras, which are the major archetypal energy centers, and nadhis, the rivers that flow through these centers. Together they form a powerful map for healing, insight and transformation. 

Though there are slight variations from one tradition to the next, every ancient spiritual system that I have encountered includes a similar map. I will draw on my own deep understanding of various lineages of Yoga, Buddhism, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Native American Shamanism, as well as a bit of contemporary science and Western philosophy and psychology in order to guide you to personal experiences with your own body of light.

You can expect daily yoga, meditation, community, ceremony and concise and insightful lectures about the most important spiritual themes--themes that often come across as woo woo or vague in other contexts. 

You will leave feeling healed, aligned, invigorated and transnformed. Most precious of all, you will return to the world with a connection to your own resources which no one else can sever, plus a trusty toolbox packed with resources for returning to those resources again and again.

Recommended minimum of 1 year yoga asana practice. No exposure to the chakras, chanting or meditation necessary.

REFUND POLICY: Full refund available until May 1, 2018, no questions asked. After that I will ask that you help me fill the spot. 

  Pumpkin Hollow is a stunning space. Ingredients for the delicious, vegetarian meals are sourced from their garden. You'll have lots of time for walking the lush 130-acre property and, if it's warm enough, for swimming in the river!    For NYC folks: we organize a ride-share among retreat members, but taking the Amtrak train to Hudson, NY is also an option.

Pumpkin Hollow is a stunning space. Ingredients for the delicious, vegetarian meals are sourced from their garden. You'll have lots of time for walking the lush 130-acre property and, if it's warm enough, for swimming in the river!

For NYC folks: we organize a ride-share among retreat members, but taking the Amtrak train to Hudson, NY is also an option.

Retreat is the perfect setting for going deep into the vibration that makes up your being. We leave behind the environments, endeavors and relationships that keep us stuck in old patterns. This allows us to access the wisdom, serenity, wholeness, joy and freedom that normally lives under the surface, just out of reach. Here's a little video I made on the subject:

 

ITINERARY

FRIDAY 6/8
4-6:30pm
Arrive, settle in, have dinner
7-9pm Intro + Logistics + Opening Circle

SATURDAY 6/9
7am Chakra 1 Meditation 
8am
Breakfast 
10am
Chakra 1 Workshop (study, grounding vinyasa yoga + yin)
12:30pm Lunch & Free afternoon
4pm Chakra 2 Workshop (study, fluid vinyasa + dance + qi gong)
6:30pm Dinner
7pm Check-in and Dedications for the Day
8pm Chakra 2 Meditation

SUNDAY 6/10
7am Chakra 3 Meditation
8am Breakfast 
10am
Chakra 3 Workshop (study, vigorous vinyasa/core work)
12:30pm Lunch & Free afternoon
4pm Chakra 4 Workshop (study, heart-opening vinyasa)
6:30pm Dinner
7pm Check-in and Dedications for the Day
8pm Chakra 4 Meditation

MONDAY 6/11
7am Chakra 5 Meditation
8am Breakfast 
10am
Chakra 5 Workshop (study, chanting, vinyasa with mantra)
12:30pm Lunch & Free afternoon
4pm Chakra 6 Workshop (study, vinyasa with visualization + yin)
6:30pm Dinner
7pm Check-in and Dedications for the Day
8pm Chakra 6 Meditation

TUESDAY 6/12
7am
Chakra 7 Meditation
7:30am Breakfast
9am Chakra 7 Workshop (study, vinyasa and meditation)
10am Meditation + Closing Circle
12-2pm Lunch + Packing Out

Note that our group will be in silence from 10pm to 10am every day of the retreat. This cultivates an inner quiet necessary for the proper digestion of the rich material and arising of deep, personal insight. 


"What a great class. Thank you. My head--and body and space around it--felt so strangely clear at the end, like a perfectly clear day, just... clear! Can’t explain it. Have had that feeling a couple times after a long and deep meditation, but today was truly significant. Thanks again, you’re a genius, really." 

- Shayna Wellington, after the Chakra Seven workshop in Brooklyn, April 2018


For more testimonials go to  forevermarvel.com/aaron and scroll down.

For more exposure to Aaron's teachings on the chakras go to forevermarvel.com/chakras and check out the various posts.

For more info you can't find here, write to aaron@forevermarvel.com.