Energies Balanced Yoga Nature Retreat

By April 9, 2015Local

Lisa Johnson and Todd Johnson of Energies Balanced yoga studio, in Austin, invite participants to enjoy a weekend of yoga and tranquility May 1 through 3 at The Davis Ranch, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country about 60 miles from Austin.

Multiple, one-hour, all-level yoga classes from several traditions will be taught at the Yoga Nature Retreat, including hatha, kundalini, pranayama, yoga nidra, qigong and camping. In addition, there will be several guided meditations, including a walking meditation in which participants can resonate with the beauty and peace of the Hill Country in a new and insightful way. Attendees can participate in any of the events they wish, or just relax and enjoy the rolling Hill Country.

The weekend will offer a sitar performance, singing bowl concert and a Saturday night drum circle around a bonfire. “We would love attendees to bring their own drums and instruments to dance and celebrate freely under the stars,” says Lisa Johnson.

There will be a raffle for a variety of goods and services from local vendors. All meals will be catered by Sagra Italian Restaurant, which sources local ingredients whenever possible and makes everything in-house. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available. Local vendors have generously donated other snacks and beverages. Attendees are encouraged to bring preferred snacks or a dish to share with the group. Limited wine and spirits will be provided, and attendees can also bring their own if they desire extra.

Lisa Johnson has been teaching hatha yoga in the Iyengar and ashtanga traditions for almost a decade. Her partner, Todd Johnson, is a licensed massage therapist. Together, their goal is to enrich the lives of others by teaching high-quality self-care practices.

Cost (includes all classes, events and meals): $125 for a shared bedroom in the Casita House; $100 for a shared bedroom in the main house and $75 for camping; massages and acupuncture will be offered for an additional fee of $45 per session. Location: 1110 Peach Creek Rd., Waelder. For more information, email Carolyn@EnergiesBalanced.com or visit EnergiesBalanced.com.