The Art of Acceptance and Loving What Is
with Jill Knouse
Acceptance isn’t just a state of mind it’s a way of being that permeates each cell in our bodies. During our retreat time together, we will cultivate compassion in the mind, the body and the soul. Balance is KEY to this process. On a beautiful jungle beach near Yelapa, Mexico we will encourage this balance through both powerful vinyasa and more restorative asana practices. We’ll get quiet. We’ll sometimes get loud! We’ll practice. We’ll salsa dance! We’ll adventure and explore. We’ll be still and observe. We’ll reboot ourselves. Stepping out of our normalcies, we will create space for something new to be born. We will contemplate Radical Acceptance plus work to clear the clutter in our minds and our bodies. We will be in the breath, we will be at play in nature and we will be in the moment. Peace can be found in the moment. And, peace comes when we trade expectations for acceptance and loving what is.
Your Yoga Adventure Includes:
- 7 days/7 nights eco-luxury accomodations
- 2 Daily Yoga Practices + meditation with Jill Knouse
- 3 delicious, healthy chef-created meals daily (specific to dietary needs)
- Water, tea, juice w/meals
- Transport from airport to retreat center
- Hike to beautiful waterfalls
- Swimming at a pristine private beach
- Kayaking and snorkeling
- Salsa dancing lessons
Not included in your trip + available excursions:
- Airfare to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Mountain bike trip
- Swimming with dolphins
- Scuba diving
- Spa treatments
- Temazcal Prehistoric Ritual (aka Sweat lodge ceremony with Shaman!)
- Surf lessons
- Cooking classes
- Whale Watching (Nov – Mar)
- Alcoholic beverages
Your Yoga + Meditation Schedule (subject to change as we will be on “Xinalani-time”)…
7-8am Tea, coffee, fresh fruit for our early risers
8-9:30am Yoga + Meditation
9:30-10:30am Breakfast with an ocean view
11am–1:30pm Free Time: Relax in your room, go out and play, enjoy spa time
1:30-2:30pm Lunch – again…ocean view!
2:30-5pm Free Time: Explore, enjoy excursions or relax and find a hammock
5-6:30 pm Yoga + Meditation
7:30pm Dinner followed by socializing and/or quiet time
A $500 deposit holds your space. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the retreat’s start date. Refunds are available 45 days PRIOR to the retreat, less a $150 administration fee per registrant. Cancellations WITHIN 45 days of retreat will not receive a refund. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, inclement weather, etc.) but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels. To be safe, we highly recommend travel insurance.
About the Teacher
In 2005, Jill left the corporate world to pursue her love of yoga full-time. Since discovering the practice, yoga has been a foundation for great transformation in her life, cultivating greater self-awareness and overall well-being. Jill is passionate about sharing the healing power of yoga with her students and has been actively doing so for over a decade. Her mindful, heart-centered teaching style naturally leads practitioners to a state of strength, flexibility, health, vitality and overall peace of mind. While Jill’s classes may be challenging, she makes them accessible to everyone through variations, modifications, props and her nurturing way of being. She strives to hold space and support her students in cultivating a devoted, sustainable practice infused with lot of JOY.
Jill has completed and led numerous teacher trainings. In 2012, she created and successfully launched Elevate Yoga Trainings, a mentorship program for yoga teachers looking to catapult their teaching to the next level while dramatically deepening their knowledge base. In 2015, Jill launched her very own RYT200 Teacher Training Program. She is dedicated to helping students and teachers discover what makes them feel truly alive. As a trained massage therapist anatomy, safe alignment, relevant hands-on assists and nourishing support are a huge part of her classes. In addition to her trainings, Jill currently teaches yoga events and workshops, she offers private sessions, yoga for large and mid-sized corporations and offers weekly public classes at Yoga Pearl in Portland, Oregon. She participates in conferences and festivals plus leads group yoga adventures somewhere around the world twice a year. Jill’s deep caring, intuition and inspiration pour from her heart and into every one of her classes and trainings.
For more information on Jill: www.jillknouseyoga.com