Gray Bear Lodge is where we are holding our Spring Retreat located down the Natchez Trace in Hohenwald, TN. Diane and Adam who own and operate Gray Bear are trying to save the wooded land that surrounds their property. If you have ever been to Gray Bear, you know how beautiful and serene it is there. They have a magical place set aside for people to unplug and rejuvenate in nature. They offer a hike to a waterfall during the retreat weekends and the entire property is set in the trees. Trees are the lungs of the earth and it’s up to us to preserve them. So many natural areas are disturbed with development and they are asking for help to save the woods near them so they can continue to be the caretakers of the land and continue offering magical getaways. Check out their website www.graybear.org and look for their project Protecting a Forest: One Tree Pose at a Time and look for their mosaic of images! You can make a contribution of $25 or more and $1000 saves an entire acre. If anyone gifts $108 by 4/30/18 they will be entered to win a R&R weekend at Gray Bear and these can also be donated in memory of someone if you choose. Be sure to add you heard about this through Robbie at Half Moon Yoga.
Moonbeam Yoga Teacher Training is led by Robbie Michelle Short and Stephanie Jones, both experienced yogini’s and wounded healers. Stephanie began her yoga journey at 16 years old and Robbie began hers at 26. Stephanie is now 32 with 9 years of teaching experience and a wealth of life experience. Robbie is now 44 with 15 years of experience teaching and has owned Half Moon Yoga for over 8 years. They both have strong leadership skills, adventurous spirits, and compassionate hearts. Yoga is their passion and the way they live their life and they instruct from a place of synergy, mysticism, & love. Moonbeam brings in other gifted teachers such as Dani Williamson from Integrative Family Medicine and Missy Eisenhauer from Physical Therapy Specialists of TN, as well as and teachers that hold specialties in certain traditions of yoga.
Take a moment and check out our wonderful studio, excellent teachers and several examples of our many styles of classes offered weekly. We have created a wonderful atmosphere & community at Half Moon that welcomes all with open arms. Come and explore this ancient art & science of yoga and see why we take it beyond the mind/body into the heart/soul!
The Half Moon Yoga Book Club will meet again on Friday April 27th, 2018 at 10:45 in the studio. Please feel welcome to join us even if you haven’t read the book. Below is a description of the March and April selection: The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer.
What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul— a #1New York Times bestseller—offers simple yet profound answers to these questions. Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book promises to transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.
Visit www.untetheredsoul.com for more information.
WITH Stacy Novak $40 (including product package)
There is a power when like-minded souls come together to support each other in their journeys. When sacred space is shared, power, intentions and healing is magnified. It is time to gather ourselves to create, extend, and receive support & love! Our first gathering will be about aligning with the full moon. The Pink full moon will occur on 4/29. The Pink moon was named by the American Indian tribes for the little pink flowers called Wild Ground Phlox that BLOOM this time of year.
During this gathering, we will begin with a short guided meditation. During this process, we can open up our chakras and harvest the full moon energy. This will allow us to become aware of and release old beliefs/habits that are no longer serving us. When we release, we can move forward in our journeys and life path.
Next, we will journal any old feelings, emotions, or thoughts no longer serving us and simulate release by shredding the paper. Finally, we will close our gathering with affirmations of love, self-confidence and healing! We will also be able to share any intuitive information we receive through the gathering.
Stacy’s purpose is to guide intuitively and answer any questions that come up in the process. **For those attending and who have registered, please email your preference of the scents listed below to Stacy. She will provide clearing and healing product packages customized to your choice of scents. Please choose from : Lavendar, Rose, Green Tea, or Lemongrass
Saturday & Sunday 4/28/18- 4/29/18
3-8:00pm both days
With ALISON LEDBETTER $300 early bird discount or $330 day of event
Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy that heals the body, mind, and spirit simultaneously. Reiki energy is passed through the hands of a practitioner. The knowledge and energy of Reiki is learned through an initiation process called attunement. Each attunement connects your energy with a specific Reiki symbol, corresponding mantra and the flow of specific energy. The attunements empower you with the ability to give Reiki to yourself and others. The Reiki energy will serve as a catalyst for very deep healing in your life.
Experience: During the workshop, you will learn three symbols’ meaning, purpose, and mantra. Then you will receive 3 attunements. We will discuss the history and philosophy of Reiki. Talk about Chakras and the emotional qualities behind stuck physical energy. And, we will practice all the Reiki hand positions by giving and receiving a full Reiki session. This weekend will also be devoted to learning, self-healing, and meditation.
Materials: You will receive two Reiki manuals: one from William Lee Rand, the founder of the International Center for Reiki Training, and one Alison developed with extra information.
Certifications for Reiki I and Reiki II will be received.
What to bring: Wear comfortable clothes, bring snacks and water for both days and Sunday, you will be provided with a vegetable pasta salad (chicken optional).
Commitment: You Must Attend Both Days!
Homework and Self-Care: Be prepared to give yourself a daily Reiki treatment for the 3 weeks. be very gentle with yourself and others because the attunement will initiate and accelerated, spiritual, healing journey. Alison will be available for support afterwards.
Presented by Alison Ledbetter, Reiki Master (2004)
WITH Robbie Michelle Short & Holly Garcia $400 “Early Bird Price” before 4/20/18 and $430 after
Robbie Michelle Short & Holly Garcia are teaming up together to offer a much needed local retreat! Gray Bear is a local TN yoga retreat you can access from a beautiful drive down the Natchez Trace and somewhere both Robbie & Holly visit once a year to getaway and unplug. The accommodations are simple yet warm and comfortable. The land is magical and the food is phenomenal. They have a sauna with a cold plunge and a hot tub for your enjoyment. There are hammock’s and reading areas, massages available, as well as a hike to a waterfall. We want to introduce the studio to this location and experience so we’ve planned it for this Spring, May 4-6th, and hope you can join us. There is the option for both private and shared accommodations when you book. Lodging, meals, and practice all included and $100 of the fee is non-refundable.
Check in anytime between 2-4pm, Practice 4:30-6pm, Dinner at 6pm
Mindfulness- We will practice and set intention to practice mindfulness through the weekend
Mantra & Movement- Saturday we will meet using Mantra & Movement to recharge and stay centered for our enjoyable day and that evening we will use Mantra, Music, and Meditation to seal the day with fun and pure intention
Sadhana- Sunday’s practice will hold spiritual reverence called sadhana
Check Out Sunday at 2pm
WITH Robbie Michelle Short $40 early bird discount or $45 day of event
Every May in honor of Mothers Day, we add in Aromatherapy with our monthly Restorative Yoga one week early. This way you can honor yourself as a mother or offer it to another. Being a mother does not require being a woman or the experience of birthing a child or raising an adoptive one. Mothering comes in many forms and crosses over gender. Sometimes we just need to nurture and mother ourselves with self care and self-love. If you are in the need for conscious relaxation mixed with the medicinal & spiritual benefits of essential oils, you should join us! If you feel the need to gift it to someone who could use a little TLC or even gift it to your own mother, register them now. One of the greatest gifts we can offer ourselves or a loved one is the experience of inner peace and tranquility.
- with Karen & Massood $20
Experience Nada Yoga, the yoga of sound and vibration. This Sound Therapy will include soundscape using indigenous instruments and ending with a Total Sound Immersion of large sized Gongs ranging from 32″-36″. The gongs will be played by Gong Master, Karen Stephens. The soundscape session will include Indigenous sound instruments such as antique Himalayan Singing Bowls and kyeezee bells and an array of magical woodwinds such as Japanese Zen Shakuhatchi, Indian Bansuri(Krishna) and Peruvian Panpipes. The Indigenous instruments will be played by Massood Taj. This workshop was our special Sound Meditation offering for the month of January and has continued to be offered every other month. This will be your perfect antidote for melting away any residual stress that built up during the holidays. Give this offering to yourself and have a firsthand experience of its medicinal effect on the mind & body! Sound Meditation can help one feel Pure Bliss!
3:00-5:00pm. $35 early bird discount or $40 day of event
WITH Holly Garcia
We offer a Quarterly Beginners Yoga Workshop to visit and lead the basics of yoga. These basics can be used whether you are a true novice to yoga or if you want to review the basics as an experienced practitioner! Holly Garcia leads this practice and she can answer any of your questions that day as it is meant to provide an open forum unlike regular classes. She will go over some of the yoga language, emphasize the importance of breath work and teach you some breathing techniques, offer clear instructions of the poses from an anatomical alignment and safety standpoint, and she will guide you into the art of relaxation which is also an important element to this art & science. Holly has many years of teaching experience and leads classes at Half Moon Yoga and at Sanctuary in Nashville.