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Tantra Yoga of Emotions

explore, release & re-center

May 17 - 22, 2023 in Creston, Colorado

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Tantra Yoga of Emotions is a 6 day retreat designed to help people learn the power of simply being with their emotions. In Tantra, emotions are seen as divine movements of energy that flow through us.  As individual egos and people we can feel overwhelmed and restricted by our emotive experience. When we take the time to remember that we are expansive awareness, we are able to open ourselves up to all of life's experiences, even those that may be difficult or unwelcome. Instead of turning away from these experiences, we can choose to welcome them and find joy in them. This allows us to create a better relationship with ourselves and the world around us, as we are no longer afraid of the unknown. By embracing all of life's experiences, we are able to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

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Where & When

May 17 - 22, 2023 at Creston Mountain Zen Center in Creston, Colorado, USA.

Creston Mountain Zen Center is a peaceful refuge tucked away in nature. With beautiful cabins, endless walking trails and delicious vegetarian/vegan food, it si the perfect place to rest & recharge. 

The retreat begins after dinner on May 17, check-in is at 3pm, and check-out is 11 am on May 22. 

Flights can be booked to San Luis Valley Regional Airport. 

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During this retreat, participants will learn tools to come into radical acceptance and loving relationship with their internal experience without judgment or fear. It includes daily mantra chanting, yoga, meditation, breathing & movement exercises, nature walks, mindfulness, yoga nidra, and techniques for processing emotions. These tools will help participants find balance and clarity in their lives. Through this retreat, participants will learn to find continuous inner peace, regardless of the external experience.

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What's Included

  • Daily guided yoga classes to release tension, open the breath, and restore the body

  • Take-home techniques for managing anxiety & stress

  • Guided relaxation classes (Yoga Nidra) to reset your nervous system and tap into deep rest

  • 3 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals a day 

  • Training & tools for processing big emotions in the retreat and afterward on your own

  • Daily guided meditation classes 

  • Accommodation at Crestone Zen Mountain Center 

  • Mantra meditation to recharge your mind, body & soul

  • Learn how to be in the present moment with mindfulness practices

  • Guided sessions to help you effectively and efficiently be with your emotions, physical sensations, and mental blocks without judgment or criticism 

  • Ample time to journal, reflect & wander in nature

  • Learn tools for building self-love and personal resilience 

  • Guided mindful walks in the forest to take in the beauty of nature

Benefits of this retreat...

  • Find freedom from you mind 

  • Let go of mental blockages 

  • Release tensions from the mind & body 

  • Gain tools to reduce the inner critic

  • Improve mental health & reduces stress 

  • Increases energy levels 

  • Enhances physical and mental well-being

  • Take time to rest, reset, relax, & recharge

  • Develop and deepen into Self-Love and Resilience 

  • Opportunities to practice & strengthen in mindfulness and meditation

  • Connecting with nature 

  • Stress and anxiety management techniques

  • Opportunities to practice self-care

  • Space to process emotions

  • Experiences to help build resilience 

  • Strategies to help cope with anxiety

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Meet the Facilitators 

Artemis Emily Doyle (she/they)

 

Artemis is the founder of Anuttara’s Turyatita School, and co-founder of Anuttara Ashram. She initiated and co-created the Anuttara Teacher Trainings and courses along side her partner Bhairav. She is a lead facilitator in the Anuttara school, co-author of the Power of Tantra Meditation, the co-host of the Tantra & Yoga Podcast, and an empowered teacher within the Shivoham Tantra lineage. 

 

Artemis has been studying yoga, meditation and other spiritual practices since 2008. Artemis has been leading Shivoham tantrik festivals and sadhana with the blessing of Guruji Maharaj alongside her partner Bhairav since 2015. She has been initiated in a rare Tantrik sadhana in Tantrik moon time practices and has been empowered to share sacred rituals and ceremonies for Chandalini.  

 

She is a registered forest therapy guide and was initiated as a healer in ceremonial cacao in the traditional Mayan rite. Artemis has a deep connection with Bhakti Yoga and a powerful ability to guide others in deep meditation through kirtan. Artemis shines when singing and guiding kirtan.  She sets souls on fire, as she conveys her genuine connection with Spirit through song.

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Bhairav Thomas English (he/him)

Bhairav is the founder of Anuttara Ashram and a co-creator within the Anuttara Turyatita School. He co-created the Anuttara Teacher Trainings and courses along side his partner Artemis. He is a lead facilitator in the Anuttara Teacher Trainings, co-authour of the Power of Tantra Meditation, the co-host of the Tantra & Yoga Podcast, and an empowered teacher within the Shivoham Lineage.  

 

He moved to India in 1998 and has been studying and practicing Yoga and Tantra for over 20 years. First, under the direct guidance of his first teacher in India, and later in 2009, he met Guruji Maharaj of the right-handed Shivoham Tantra Tradition. In 2018, Bhairav completed a 6-year initiation with Guruji Maharaj. The completion of this intense Sadhana empowered him as a Guru and lineage holder in the Shivoham Lineage. 

 

Bhairav is not a scholar but a practitioner with deep and authentic experiences with many masters and yogis throughout the East. He has been empowered by Guruji Maharaj to initiate all who are interested into the power of Mantra Meditation. To be in the presence of a yoga teacher of his stature is not an everyday event. Bhairav is incredibly easy to talk to and approachable. He happily answers those large philosophical questions that might have otherwise gone unanswered.

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Sample Schedule

Each day will begin with a yoga session, focusing on stretching and breathing exercises to help you to come into presence and peacefulness. After yoga, you will have the opportunity to participate in different guided sessions that have been carefully curated to help you effectively and authencially be with your emotions, physical sensations, and mental blocks without judgment or criticism. 

 

In this retreat, you will learn tools for building your self-love and personal resilience.

7:00 am - Morning Yoga Class with Mantras & Guided Meditation

8:30 am - Breakfast & Free Time

11 am - Lecture or Experiential  (i.e.meditation, chanting, or forest walk)

12:30 pm - Lunch & free time 

2 pm: Pranayama (breathing exercises) & Guided Meditation

5:30 pm - Dinner & Free Time

7:30 pm - Guided Meditation & Mindfulness 

Time to unwind, journal, and reflect 

Quiet time from 10 pm onwards

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Mantra 

Mantra japa is the practice of repeating a mantra, or sacred phrase, as a form of meditation. Mantra is a powerful tool that can be used to awaken kundalini; the spiritual energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine. 

 

Awakening kundalini energy can be a powerful and transformative experience. When we awaken this energy, it can help us to become more connected to our spiritual selves and to the universe. It can help us to become more aware of our true potential and to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. It can also help us to gain insight into our own inner wisdom and to be more in tune with our intuition. Awakening Kundalini can help us to live in alignment with our purpose and to manifest. 

 

Kirtan and chanting mantras as a group can be a powerful and uplifting experience. Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting in which a group of people sings mantras to invoke spiritual energy. 

 

The practice of kirtan and chanting mantras as a group can have many benefits. It can help to reduce stress and anxiety, as the repetition of the mantra can be calming and meditative. It can also help to promote positive emotions, such as joy and peace, as the collective energy of the group can be uplifting. Additionally, mantras can help us to release negative self-talk.

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