A Mid- Winter Weekend Retreat at Laughing River Yoga with Jovinna ChanLaughing River Yoga is proud to present a Mid-Winter Yoga Retreat titled, Kripalu Yoga Immersion: Move Toward Love, with Jovinna Chan. This weekend long immersion will be held on February 23 – 24, 2013, with the option of students to immerse themsleves with Kripalu practice for one day or both. The main outcome Jovinna intends for this winter retreat is for her students to learn to build a “loving authentic relationship," with their self. During this special Mid-Winter retreat at LRY, Jovinna will help students understand why Kripalu is so popular. Kripalu yoga students feel benefits after practicing this form of yoga and describe feeling more skilled at facing the trials of everyday life. Although different people face different challenges, Jovinna realizes that at the end of the day, one must find contentment within oneself. Jovinna believes you must love yourself, for life is short and a wonderful journey. This particular Kripalu Yoga Immersion is aimed at aiding students in increased self-awareness and a higher rate of compassion. Practicing Kripalu requires firstly onjectively and truthfully assessing oneself, and cultivating the courage to embraces the truths of the world within us and that surrounds us. The Kripalu principles of deep self-inquiry, cultivating courage, and embracing truth enables students to develop a deeper self love and love for others. At the workshop, students will learn the Kripalu “Three Stages of Transformation.” These steps are as followed: (1) Learning Kripalu alignment principles, “building postures from the ground up,” meanwhile learning to get the body and breath to work synchronously. (2) Sustaining a pose, and furthering using proper alignment, body and breath to focus deeper into ourselves and focus on the sensations you feel from holding a pose. This will enable you to become more conscious of your body and strengthen the complex consciousness within yourself. (3) Lastly, Jovinna will teach her students how to surrender to the wisdom of prana, and students will gain an understanding of their own unique style of yoga focusing on meditation in motion. This is a perfect opportunity if you are looking to try a new form of yoga or a deep immersion of practice. As the Assistant Dean for the Kripalu School of Yoga, Jovinna is an experineced and kind yoga instructor you do not want to miss taking a class with! Check out her personal page here, and learn why Jovinna’s ability to love and teach others about love is a theme that fits into everyone’s life. At BYC, we give a special thanks to Jovinna as she has presented with BYC in the past and is also part of Liberate, our Annual Summer Yoga Festival located here in Vermont.