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Great News! Spilt Milk Yoga Spring Retreat Update — Yoga Teacher Announced

By August 30, 2017News

GREAT NEWSI’m very excit­ed to announce that the yoga teacher on the Spilt Milk Yoga Spring retreat Nov 10–12 will be Ayurve­da and Restora­tive Yoga teacher Kirstie Cleary. Kirstie’s work will be the per­fect bal­ance of rest and nur­tur­ing, along­side the focused and dynam­ic Spilt Milk Yoga  guid­ed self-inquiry ses­sions. Here’s Kirstie;

My name is Kirstie Cleary.

I’m an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Prac­ti­tion­er and Restora­tive Yoga teacher, and I’m pas­sion­ate about reju­ve­na­tion – the San­skrit word is Rasayana and means the Path of Juice! Ayurve­da and Restora­tive Yoga are juicy prac­tices that gen­tly encour­age inte­gra­tion, whole­ness and recep­tiv­i­ty. This reju­ve­nat­ing com­bi­na­tion con­tin­ues to inspire every aspect of my life.

I exten­sive­ly explored the prin­ci­ples and prac­tice of Ayurve­da in my own life before com­plet­ing my Diplo­ma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Man­age­ment and Advanced Ayurvedic stud­ies under the renowned exper­tise of two won­der­ful teach­ers – Dr Vijayen­dra Srini­vasa Murthy, and Dr Ramadas. I trained as a Restora­tive Yoga Teacher under the excep­tion­al guid­ance of Judith Han­son Lasater, a mas­ter teacher in every sense of the word. I con­tin­ue to learn from, and be inspired by, my yoga teacher Lyn­da Miers-Hen­n­eveld, who deep­ens my dai­ly prac­tice from a place of abun­dance, joy, and acceptance.

Why Kirstie wants to be a part of the Spilt Milk Yoga Spring Retreat;

 “Moth­er­hood: All love begins and ends there.” Robert Browning.

Nav­i­gat­ing moth­er­hood is a dai­ly invi­ta­tion to play to our edges. How do we jour­ney on this glo­ri­ous nev­er-end­ing adven­ture of par­ent­ing and still retain a sat­is­fy­ing sense of who we were before we became a moth­er. When we hold the space for our chil­dren, part­ners, friends, and com­mu­ni­ties, there’s often very lit­tle left over for ourselves.

Restor­ing pre­cious ener­gy lev­els and the radi­ance of our heart space is a prac­tice that can be gen­tly infused into our dai­ly rou­tine along­side the myr­i­ad of moth­er­ing tasks that make up the moments of our lives. Sti­ram Sukham Asanam (Patan­jali II v 46) is a yoga sutra — a wise thread — that speaks to abid­ing in ease. Abid­ing implies a will­ing­ness to stay. Hon­our­ing self-care as a busy moth­er is a sacred choice that allows us to abide more eas­i­ly in the some­times messy, always divine delight that moth­er­hood brings. We become will­ing to be present for all of it.

I’ll be offer­ing nour­ish­ing ways to reju­ve­nate our bod­ies, minds, and spir­it. Ways to keep moth­ers juicy and joy­ful. Ways to help us stay con­nect­ed to the essence of who we were before we became moth­ers, so that we can cel­e­brate the full­ness of who we are now as we nur­ture our fam­i­lies. Reju­ve­na­tion is an art that dials up your deli­cious­ness. It feels good. And if we feel good, we are more like­ly to be cre­ative, play­ful, pas­sion­ate moth­ers to our beau­ti­ful children.

Kirstie is a moth­er of three fab­u­lous teenagers. She not only sur­vived but thrived dur­ing years of Play­cen­tre and school lunch­es. Kirstie is cur­rent­ly com­plet­ing teacher train­ing that focus­es on inti­ma­cy, heart, and attraction.

Kirstie’s Cre­den­tials

Dip Ayurvedic Lifestyle Man­age­ment (Aca­d­e­m­ic Excellence)
Well­park Col­lege of Nat­ur­al Ther­a­pies, Auck­land, NZ

Ayurve­da Vig­nana Sibiram
Purnar­na­va Ayurve­da Trust, Vaidya­gra­ma, Coim­bat­ore, India

Relax & Renew Restora­tive Yoga Teacher Training
YogaYo­ga West­gate, Texas, US

Advanced Restora­tive Train­ing (Ther­a­peu­tic Aspects)
Yoga­cam­pus, UK, Lon­don, Relax and Renew® Judith Lasater Certified.

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