Aparigraha: A Retreat in Non-Attachment with Yoga & Medicine
to Jul 22

Aparigraha: A Retreat in Non-Attachment with Yoga & Medicine

Join Peruvian Shamaness, Mary Ann Eddowes, and certified yoga teacher, Ashley Hayes, for our first retreat together! This weekend together will focus on Aparigraha, the yama of non-attachment. Aparigraha is an important principle for both the medicine path as well as the yoga practice, on and off the mat. It's with this intention that we set the theme for our weekend together.

Our yogic traditions will be beautifully coupled with Native American Shamanic healing, co-hosting this 3-day retreat with a powerful shamaness, Mary Ann Eddowes. We will be blending yogic aspects of movement, meditation, and mindfulness with the healing ritual of medicine ceremony.

Each day will bring lessons on both yoga philosophies with Native American traditions, with yoga practice each day, nourishing meals prepared on-site, and a medicine ceremony on Saturday, with options for microdosing during and after the weekend available. Wachuma, or San Pedro, will be one of several medicines offered, a powerful medicinal cactus in the mescaline family. 

San Pedro, the legendary cactus of vision, has been used by the shamans of Peru for at least 3,500 years. Referring to St. Peter, who holds the keys to Heaven, its name is suggestive of the plant’s visionary power to open the gates between the visible and invisible worlds, allowing passage to an ecstatic realm where miraculous physical and spiritual healings occur, love and enthusiasm for life are rekindled, the future divined, and the soul’s purpose revealed. 

This exclusive event is conveniently located near the San Francisco Bay Area in a private farm outside of Livermore, and can even be reached by Bart! Prices start at $600 for two nights, three days, and all meals.

To sign up or have any questions, please email us at info@conscioushedonist.com. Be well!

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night moves

We are thrilled to bring night moves to The Center SF! 

night moves is a candlelight sexy flow practice, rooted in principles of yoga, dance, pole dancing, burlesque, intention-setting, meditation, and pleasure. Together, we will practice, stretch, move, sweat, explore, and release our innermost desires. 

Our practice begins once you walk into the calming warmth of The Center, feeling the heat rush on the skin as you enjoy a glass of tea in the Tea Room, relishing the butterflies of excitement as the doors opening, candlelight beckoning you in. Taking a candle in hand as you enter, you unroll your mat, look to your friend, and give her hand a squeeze. It is now time to begin.

Each of us lights our candles together, setting our intention for the practice, lighting our way for our own journey within. Anticipation builds as we begin our practice, slowly unwinding the tension and stories from before, to embark on a new path of openness and pleasure. Layers of clothes and anxiety peel off effortlessly, enjoying moving in our own skin, however it looks and feels and stretches that day. Sweat drips, temperature rises, bass throbs, chanting louder, as we go deeper together, with healing touch adjustments and savasana provided to encourage this profound experience. Finally, we emerge united, free, and full.

All are welcome in whatever feels best to move and sweat within. Sexy attire always encouraged.

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