Early Morning Progressive Practice
December 18-21 2017
This intimate early-morning retreat will be led by authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Jill Manning.
There is something cosmic about the end of the year, and carving out this early-morning time to dedicate to yourself and strengthening your yoga practice can be a powerful way to let go of the old and prepare for what’s coming,” Jill says.
Open to all skill levels, the physical aspect of this workshop will focus on Jill’s specialty: Helping you move confidently into poses that have previously frustrated you and making small tweaks in your practice where you didn’t know you needed them.
The skills you learn will help you develop strength, flexibility, and stamina--even if you’ve been feeling stalled. You’ll leave the workshop with new knowledge in your body that will allow you to not only to deepen your practice but continue progressing as a student long after the workshop is over.
Each morning session will be a complete yoga practice, covering the full range of poses throughout the workshop, but this is only one aspect of the learning experience. All yoga is a mind-body discipline. There will also be mindful silence and the vibrational medicine of traditional yogic chanting.
Rising before dawn during winter’s darkest days invites introspection and self-examination. “This workshop is an opportunity to immerse yourself not only in yoga but also to immerse yourself in your deepest self,” says Jill.
Come with an open heart, curious mind, and be prepared to sweat. Space is limited to 20 students.
What past early-morning workshop students are saying:
“I wanted to thank Jill so much for such an amazing, educational, and difficult week.”
“This past week has seemed to spark something in me and awakened a deeper passion for yoga.”
“I think something that really clicked for me was the complexity of each pose, especially poses that I thought I had under my belt. Jill’s attention to detail takes the practice of yoga to a different level.”
About the teacher:
Jill was recently asked, “What was your life like before yoga?”
She started practicing yoga in early 1998 because her sister needed something to distract herself from a recent breakup. Jill was only 19 at the time.
For the next two decades, she's maintained a daily practice while teaching students through all stages of their life and her own. She's studied with yoga giants Shri K. Patabbhi Jois and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. She's travel to India six times.
The truth is, she had no adult life before yoga. She was just a kid.
Jill believes everyone connects with yoga at whatever stage of life they to, including her. Currently she runs a Mysore group in Farmville, Virginia, while tending to her own practice, chasing after her three year old, and putting in long hours as a university development officer. She is so excited to be able to offer this intensive at Palo Santo Wellness Boutique in her hometown of Philadelphia.