with Kirsten Beverley-Waters & Keith Mitchell
Explore the asana as it was intended on your mat– as a firmness in the body, a steadiness of intelligence and benevolence of spirit. Experience the fusion of meditation and movement with yoga teacher Kirsten Beverley-Waters and former NFL Linebacker turned Yogi, Keith Mitchell that will transform the way you practice. Transporting you to the beautiful Xinalani Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Kirsten and Keith will focus on meditation, movement and manna. The gorgeous landscape will encourage attendees to deepen their practice through self-exploration.
- 7:00AM | Meditation
- 7:30AM | Yoga Practice
- 8:30-10:00AM | Breakfast
- 10:00–11:30AM | Free Time or Lecture
- 11:30–12:30PM | Lunch
- 12:30–4:00PM | Free Time: Rest or Explore Regional Attractions
- 4:00–6:00PM | Restorative Yoga Practice
- 6:00PM | Dinner
- 7:30PM | Social Activities on Select Nights
They are expressed in US Dollars and include accommodations, 3 meals a day, yoga classes, lectures, transfers to and from the airport and resort and taxes.
About the Teachers
Kirsten Beverley-Waters is a teacher that approaches life bothon and off the mat with a healthy dose of humor, focus and gratitude. As the founder of THRYVE, she is a warrior for self-acceptance, perseverance and finding life balance. Like many athletes, Kirsten was initially drawn to fitness as a competitive athlete.
By taking her experience as a fitness instructor, endurance and olympic weightlifting coach, nature lover, adventurer, water sports enthusiast, and rock climber, Kirsten applies her adventurous, athletic spirit into her teachings providing a real world application to each practice she creates. Her personal experience with cancer drives her passion for fusing fitness with primary health care and mental wellness. Step onto the mat with her and engage in a practice that will empower, challenge and transform you.
Kirsten is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, a Yoga Medicine Certified 200 Hour Registered Yoga Instructor, and has earned CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Endurance and CrossFit Rowing certifications. She also taught in the Exercise Physiology Department at Kent State University for five years. Her passion for fitness and health is evident with every athlete she trains.
NFL All-Star Athlete Keith Mitchell #59, a former linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars, found himself respected on the field for making record-setting defensive tackles and quarterback sacks. He was a modern day warrior, hero-worshipped by adoring fans and experiencing an elite earning bracket very few people in the world ever achieve. He was living the American Dream. And it all ended in a moment.
At the apex of all of that success, a paralyzing tackle caused a spinal injury that ended his football career and forced him into the agony of retirement at only 31 years old:
Transition was unavoidable…his choice was to either enter the depths of defeat or to find a new North. Keith dug deep. He was unwilling to surrender to the plague of emotional depression and the physical atrophy he had seen happen to many NFL peers after similar traumas. But what was the other option?
“In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams. ~African Proverb”
In his darkest hour, Keith discovered conscious breathing, mindfulness and meditation. He found that these daily practices not only helped him physically recover from his injury, but created a refreshing sense of self-awareness and fulfillment that far surpassed his love for football.
After experiencing a profound, life-changing transformation from daily yoga and meditation disciplines, Keith developed a desire to share these liberating tools with others. He soon realized that many audiences had no exposure to such tools. Unable to keep such secrets to himself, Keith started on his new life path: To speak out and lead by example.
Today, Keith has again risen to the top of his game. He is a Master Certified Yoga Instructor with more than 12 years of experience, and an International Teacher/Speaker, presenting at such prestigious locations as The Omega Institute in New York, and Sleepy Hollow Country Club.
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