4th Annual Sanctuary for Yoga - Gray Bear Retreat

A Weekend of Grounding , Gratitude & Grace 

November 13 - 15, 2015

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A Weekend of Gratitude, Grounding and Grace Treat yourself to a special weekend away right before the holidays. Indulge in the peaceful setting of Gray Bear, delicious and lovingly-prepared vegetarian meals, yoga and meditation. Settle into the stillness of this retreat led by Sanctuary teachers: Daphne, Liz, Page and Jessalynn. Our offering to the community: 

 Gratitude - Set an intention to recognize the gifts around and within us 

 Grounding - Take time for yourself and come back to your roots 

 Grace - Flow into your daily lives with a renewed sense of fullness

The weekend includes:

     - Lodging

     - All local, vegetarian meals

     - Yoga and meditation practices

     - Relaxation/free time to enjoy the amenities and beauty of Gray Bear

There will be a 30 minute meditation in the lodge every am.  One yoga class on Friday night after arrival. One yoga class Saturday morning & Saturday afternoon. Last yoga class on Sunday am before lunch.

Massage therapist and Watzu practitioners are available during the weekend for appointments. 

Cost - $400*
$100/non-refundable deposit required to secure space (due by October 1, 2015)
Full payment required by Monday, November 1, 2015

If you would like reserve a spot early, please email

For other inquiries, call the studio at 615-297-8797.


The Journey to India Retreat
Kerala, Varanasi and Taj Mahal, India
with James Bailey & Daphne Larkin 
January 25 - February 4, 2015

The Kerala Sacred Sap Retreat
Part 1 : January 25 - February 1
Also known as the Spice Coast and Malabar Coast, Kerala defines the southwest coastline of India with miles of beaches, coconut trees, backwaters, waterfalls and nature reserves unparalleled elsewhere on the planet. 

Kerala is famous for it’s ayurveda, considered the deepest ayurvedic traditions in India. Here you will find beautiful healing foods, pure fragrant oils used on the body in soothing warm oil massages, marma point treatments, shirodhara third-eye oil streams, and full body warm oil baths which combine to erase years from your body and mind. 

The intention of this retreat is complete rejuvenation. Daily treatments are deeply relaxing and nourishing, the food is purely satvic, dinner is served under the stars with live traditional Indian music and dance performances. The mind and the senses are made pure and calm. Vegan, vegetarian and seafood options available.

Retreat Package Includes:
  • Seven (7) nights accommodations at Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort located on the beach just south of the city of Trivandrum (state of Kerala)
  • Three meals per day with your choice of traditional Kerala cuisine or cleansing ayurvedic diet tailored to your constitution
  • Daily 90 minute Ayurvedic full-body rejuvenation massages and treatments from trained ayurveda doctors and body therapists
  • Daily morning gentle yoga practice overlooking the sea with James and guest teacher Daphne Larkin from Yoga Sanctuary in Nashville, TN.
  • Daily lectures on ayurveda, swasthavritta (enlightened self-care), rasayana, the fluid body, ojas, rejuvenation, and healthy aging
  • Special Sunset Ganesh Puja at Shiva Temple: throw and crack coconuts for removal of inner and outer obstacles + Shiva temple ceremony
  • Half day boat tour of the lush jungle “backwaters” of Kerala
  • Half day visit to Kappukadi Elephant Reserve and Rehabilitation Center to see elephants up close!

Kerala House Standard & Special Cottages

Tour of Varanasi and the Taj Mahal
Part 2 : February 1 - February 4

After seven days of de-stressing and rejuvenation at Somatheeram,we will depart to the north on a four-day tour to the holy city of Varanasi and the Taj Mahal!
  • 3 nights, 4 star accommodations in Varanasi and Agra
  • Guided tours of the Ganges in Varanasi and the Taj Mahal
  • Auto transport from Agra to Delhi included
    (flights to Varanasi and Agra not included)

INVESTMENT: $3,700.00 per person
(airfare and tips not included)

For full details and/or TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.

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