France Yoga Retreat
September 19 – 26, 2020
Power Up Your Heart France Yoga Adventure: Benefiting Susan G. Komen
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~ Anais Nin
Benefit YOU, Benefit OTHERS in a Heart of Courage Yoga Adventure set in France!
Where does courage come from? It comes, quite literally, from the heart – the word “courage” is derived from the French word for heart “coeur”. The source of our bravery is also the seat of our emotions. To face life’s challenges and live with more joy, a strong connection to the heart is needed. A connection to our compassion, love, joy, and even vulnerability leads to a willingness to take risks to live a life in line with our innermost convictions. The link between the words for courage and heart is a recognition that bravery and compassion are necessary to clear the way for love to rise. When you learn to be brave, you learn to be joyful.
The heart of the French countryside provides the perfect setting for our retreat dedicated to finding our way to the heart of our own courage. Through twice daily yoga we’ll practice ways to increase our capacity for compassion and courage. Compassion to use our practice to nurture our body, mind and spirit….to gain strength, resiliency, and a more open heart. Courage to explore how to be more open to taking risks both on and off the mat and to face our own vulnerability. As Brene Brown says “Courage is not just about putting our life on the line… courage is about putting our vulnerability on the line.” We will practice all of this in little ways, with a foundation of safety and support, so that we will feel more empowered to live and speak from our heart. We’ll feel more comfortable to step out of our comfort zone and feel the joyful exhilaration of exploration, trust, and self-confidence.
Twenty years ago, I experienced the intimate ties between the heart and courage when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. This diagnosis rocked our world. It forced us to face our own vulnerability with courage….and, of course, compassion. Through the Susan G. Komen Foundation we were provided support, comfort, facts, and hope. My mother survived and in gratitude, we both became life-long supporters and advocates of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I am so honored for this opportunity to serve via this Benefit Retreat where 100% of the trip’s profit will be donated to Susan G. Komen Foundation.