November 6-8 , 2020
"Laughing Bodies Yoga Retreat"
with Rebecca Dennis, e-ryt 500
Each year we come together to enjoy a respite from the pressures of the modern world. The natural beauty of Gray Bear coupled with the yoga practice will enable us to rest and rejuvenate.
We will explore a variety of yoga practices including postures, vinyasa, pranayama and meditation. There will also be time to explore the natural beauty of Gray Bear Retreat Center which includes the wood burning sauna, hot tub, cold spring dips, hikes, and lounging in the hammock!
- Four Yoga sessions
- Two Meditation sessions
- Double occupancy in the lodge (upgrades to private cabins are available)
- Vegetarian meals prepared with organic food
- Full use of Gray Bear facilities
Workshops will be limited to 30% of our regular capacity, allowing approximately 15-18 participants per weekend.
Priority will be given to couples or duets who have quarantined together, or in a pod, and would like to share a cabin. Space is very limited, early registration is highly recommended.
Weekend fee is $435 per person plus $200 per cabin, which can be split amongst those in your cabin.
Some retreats may have the option to pitch a tent. If you are interested please email Adam@graybear.org. In the subject line write: Tent Options for Laughing Bodies Retreat.
Confirmation letter and additional information (including directions to Gray Bear) will be sent.
Please be sure to read Gray Bear's page regarding safety measures put in place for Covid 19: http://graybear.org/covid.html. Om!
In a 40-year Hatha yoga practice and a 26-year meditation practice Rebecca Dennis has developed the unique Laughing Bodies method based on extensive studies of Ashtanga, Iyengar Jivamukti, Integral and Bhakti yoga. Her joyful, non-dogmatic approach is a result of over 25 years of teaching in New York City, Tennessee, and California. Starting in New York City, her teaching experience spans yoga studios, health clubs, and Beth Israel Medical Center. She also designed programs for corporate stress reduction which included the New York Times and Gillette Corporation. She moved to Tennessee in 2001, where she founded Laughing Bodies Yoga and Pilates. She was voted favorite yoga instructor in this area for 10 years in a row. She has offered trainings for established teachers and led 20 retreats in the US and Central America. In 2011 she brought her practice to the San Diego area. She has added courses designed specifically for actors and is on faculty for the Summer Conservatory Program at the La Jolla Playhouse. Rebecca's practice is informed by a parallel career in the performing arts. She resides in Escondido, CA. Rebecca’s passion is to help people experience the miracle of being in human form and fall in love with their very own Laughing Body! For more info on Rebecca visit laughingbodies.com
This retreat is open to beginners and will have enough depth for advanced practitioners and teachers. All Bodies Welcome!
We'll begin with guests arriving Friday, between 2:00-4:00 pm. First yoga class is 4:30, dinner is 6:15. Orientation & opening circle follow. Sunday finishes with closing circle followed by lunch. Checkout time is 2:00 PM. Gray Bear is a two hour drive from the Nashville airport, four hour drive from Crossville and 3.5 hours from Memphis. Please plan arrival/departure time with this in mind.
Workshops will be limited to 30% of our regular capacity, allowing approximately 12-15 participants per workshop. Priority will be given to couples or duets who have quarantined together, or in a pod, and would like to share a cabin. Space is very limited, early registration is highly recommended. Price will be based on private cabin. Those wishing to share the cost of a cabin, can do so. Those wishing to pitch a tent: some retreats will have an option to do so; please email Adam for details. Write “ Tent options” in the subject line and the retreat you are interested in attending.
Confirmation letter and additional information (including directions to Gray Bear) will be sent. Listed price is for shared occupancy in the main lodge (upgrades to private cabins are available; please inquire).
Gray Bear Lodge P.O. Box 682 Hohenwald, TN 38462