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|Ashtanga in Alaska
Discover A Deeper Yoga Practice
in the "Last Frontier"
September 3-10, 2013
with Tish Hegel
Seven days and six nights in a private mountain home surrounded by seven acres of beautiful landscape of the drive
to property or can be picked up and brought to the house.
Daily Schedule: Each day will consist of morning Yoga classes and workshops to improve technique and greater understanding of the principles of
Ashtanga Yoga. Asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), meditation and philosophy of yoga will be taught. Yoga will be based in the Ashtanga Vinyasa
and the Viniyoga traditions, giving a nice balance of strength and heat generation with Ashtanga and slower movements with finer breath integration in
Viniyoga. Each day will contain content that will build upon the previous days, leaving you with a greater understanding and a solid foundation for a
practice you can sustain at home. The Yoga classes are designed for all levels. Practices and content will be modified to fit the current level of each
participant. We will have a small group of a maximum of six participants, allowing for individual instruction for each person.
9/4: How to identify and utilize the bandhas in your practice, why it can make all the difference. Special Emphasis on Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations)
and the technique of Ujjayi breathing.
9/5 & 9/6: The Sixteen Standing Postures ~ Learn why this sequence makes so much sense. Detailed instructions on postural alignment, breathing and
transitions for fluidity, grace and control from beginning to end.
9/7: The Finishing Sequence ~ Closing With Style. Learn the details of how to draw your awareness more inward with each posture and each breath.
Each posture in this sequence will be covered, explaining why and how they are done.
9/8: Floor Postures of the Primary Series: A break down of each group of postures within the sequence. What not to ignore and how to move beyond
blocks in your practice.
9/9: Putting It All Together: Ashtanga Primary Series.
9/10: Morning practice before departure.
Things to Do: Optional activities in the area include the Chena Natural Hot Springs, Tolovana Hot Springs, or the Manley Hot Springs, fresh water
fishing, hiking, exploring the cities of Fairbanks, explore Mt. McKinley and Denali Park (120 miles from Homer), viewing the Aurora Borealis (Northern
Lights), mountain climbing, wildlife viewing and RELAXING! See http://www.explorefairbanks.com/ for more information on the area.
Meals: Meals are provided. Vegetarian dinners will be prepared each night and shared family style. Breakfast foods will be available and prepared
family style as a group after our morning Yoga sessions. The kitchen is open for you to prepare your lunch or may choose to have lunch while you are out
exploring the area.
Housing: We will be sharing a beautiful private home with four bedrooms, each with a private bath. The "Knoll House" provides guests with privacy,
beautiful views and comfortable surroundings. A great room combines living, dining and kitchen into one spacious area, and each of the four bedrooms
has a private bath and spectacular views of forested hills, Mount McKinley and the Northern Lights. The house also has a fully equipped laundry room,
high speed Internet, and satellite television. Yoga classes will be held at the house in the great room.
Knoll House: Costs Per Person or Per Couple (couples rate for queen bed only):
SHARED: Twin bed with one other roommate (two per room) and a private bath per room: 1900.00 early bird, 2000.00 after July 10, 2013
(Two rooms w/ four twin beds total available).
PRIVATE: Private room for a single participant with a queen bed and a private deck: 2200.00 early bird, 2300.00 after July 10, 2013
COUPLE: Couples 2600.00 early bird, 2700.00 after early bird deadline oj 7/10/13 ( one queen bed available)
Balances are due 4 weeks before the retreat (August 3rd). Airfare not included. Transportation can be provided from Fairbanks to Homer on Sept. 3
and to Fairbanks on September 10th if needed. Dinners will be provided and prepared for you as of 9/3/13, breakfast foods will be available but not
prepared for you. The kitchen is open for everyone for lunch or snacks. Food preferences can be indicated on the registration packet you will get
upon registration and payment of the deposit.
To Register: A 300.00 non-refundable deposit per person holds your space. Please indicate which sleeping arrangement you prefer when
registering. After your deposit is made a questionnaire will be email to you for meal preferences, allergies, special needs and more information to help
us create the best experience we can for you! CLICK HERE FOR NON REFUNDABLE 300.00 DEPOSIT TO HOLD YOUR SPACE.
|"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Knoll House in the Winter
Moose seen from front of 'Knoll
REVIEWS of KNOLL HOUSE:
"I stayed with my entire family at the Knoll house end of May and I
am short for words for how beautifully appointed this home was. It
has the most gorgeous views from every room in this house. It
had all the amenities you would need to spend a memorable
vacation. Normal was a wonderful host and was quick to respond
to any questions we had during our stay and prior to making the
reservation. I would make a trip to Fairbanks just to stay at this
~ Guest from Los Angeles, CA
"A team of research scientists and educators stayed here for 2
weeks while studying the Aurora. This house well exceeded our
expectations as did Norman - He was great! Every time we had a
question he was quick to reply and he was very attentive the whole
time we were there. The pictures do not to it justice - the house is
gorgeous. We hope to come back next year and would stay here
again without hesitation. Its close to everything in Fairbanks and
the view is phenomenal!"
~ Guests in May 2012
Knoll House from the road
Private Suite w/ Queen Bed Portion of Common Living Area
Private Suite Bathroom
|FREE TIME: When we are not practicing Yoga each person will have free time to explore Fairbanks, spend the day at Chena Hot Springs (105
degrees all year round), hike, fish (dinners will be vegetarian unless you choose to catch and prepare your own fish), mountain climb or just plain
relax with a good book. Evenings will consist of group meditation sessions for ultimate relaxation before bed.
About Fairbanks: 360 miles north of Anchorage, is at the end of the Alaska Highway from Canada and definitely at the end of the road for most tourists
Its central location makes a great base for exploring a hinterland of gold mines and hot springs, and a staging point for trips into the surrounding
wilderness and for journeys along the Dalton Highway to the Arctic Ocean oil community of Prudhoe Bay. Alaska's second most populous town was
founded accidentally, in 1901, when a steamship carrying trader E.T. Barnette ran aground in the shallows of the Chena River, a tributary of the Yukon.
Unable to move his supplies any further, he set up shop in the wilderness and catered to the few trappers and prospectors trying their luck in the area.
The following year gold was found, a tent city sprang up, and Barnette made a mint. In 1908, at the height of the rush, Fairbanks had a population of
18,500, but by 1920 it had dwindled to only 1100. To thwart possible Japanese attacks during World War II, several huge military bases were built and
the population rebounded, getting a further boost in the mid-1970s when it became the construction center for the trans-Alaska pipeline, causing the
population to reach an all-time high. The spectacular aurora borealis is a major attraction. Fairbanks suffers remarkable extremes of climate, with
winter temperatures dropping to -70°F and summer highs topping 90°F. Proximity to the Arctic Circle means over 21 hours of sunlight in midsummer,
when midnight baseball games take place under natural light, and 2am bar evacuees are confronted by bright sunshine.
Weather: The month of September in Fairbanks is characterized by very rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 61°F to
45°F over the course of the month, exceeding 70°F or dropping below 35°F only one day in ten. Bring layers of clothing to be prepared for average highs
in the low 60's and lows in the mid 40's (F). Rain is likely, the month of September averages 1.31 inches of rain.