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Day of Chill Yoga Retreat

October 6, 2019
Let’s chill.
“When we live without listening to the timing of things, when we live and work in twenty-four-hour shifts without rest – we are on war time, mobilized for battle. Yes, we are strong and capable people, we can work without stopping, faster and faster… But remember: No living thing lives like this. There are greater rhythms, seasons and hormonal cycles and sunsets and moonrises and great movements of seas and stars. We are part of the creation story, subject to all its laws and rhythms.” – Wayne Mueller, Sabbath

Join Octavia Raheem and Meryl Arnett for a Day of Chill- a half day retreat 11:00 am to 3:00pm on Sunday December 1, 2019. We will do as little as possible. We will chill out, rest, connect to an unhurried rhythm. We will simply be.

The retreat includes:

  • Meditation
  • All-levels restorative yoga+ yoga nidra
  • Workshop on making space in your calendar for chill time
  • Journaling
  • Lunch {vegan & vegetarian options} available + herbal teas available through out day
  • Time to be in community with one like minded people
  • Closing circle
  • Special ‘chill’ gift


Early Bird- $169 (before November 15, 2019) Regular price- $189

Due to the intimate + super chill nature of this experience, space is limited.

Held: A Day Retreat for Yoga Teachers + Wellness Workers
Do you yearn for deeper and more authentic connections to other yoga teachers and individuals doing wellness work ?
Do you crave being in a place where space is held for you, the way that you hold space for others?
Do you need time to reflect on your journey, honor your present, and vision the future of your work?Spend a day away from giving, holding space, and teaching in order to receive, be held, and powerfully connect to the Teacher within you. At this Day Retreat you will be nourished on all levels while you share space with fellow wellness workers in an environment especially created to hold space for those whose life work is to make space for others.


At this nourishing retreat, you will:
-Engage in a two-hour yoga practice that fuses restorative, vinyasa, and ends with guided deep relaxation
-Be held in truly sacred and chill space
-Have an opportunity to learn, share, and discuss personal truths about doing the important work of teaching yoga on the side, part time, or full time
-Connect to yoga teachers and wellness workers with a range of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise
-Experience the power of being seen, heard, received, and acknowledged as a Teacher
-Participate in a workshop designed to help further connect you to your why, your vision, and how to manifest it.

This experience is for:

  • Any one who’s completed a yoga teacher training at the 200 Hr. level or more
  • Teachers in training (must be at least ½ way through training)
  • Massage therapists, chiropractors, reiki practitioners, or anyone who works with healing + wellness spaces

Price: Early bird-$149 (before February 20th, 2019)
$179 Afterwards

What’s included in price:
-2 Hour Restorative and Vinyasa Yoga Practice
-60-75 minute Visioning Session
-Talking Circle to share triumphs, challenges, and truths about doing our work
-Snacks and Tea throughout day
-Lunch from Sama Buckhead (vegetarian and vegan friendly)

What to bring:
Your mat, water bottle and/or mug, journal

*This experience is intended to be intimate and space is limited to 12.

This is not a training. It’s an immersion. It’s not a place to come, sit on a mat or cushion, take copious notes and maybe reference them again. It’s a place to come and steep in the practice of intentional and supported stillness. To soak it in. To feel it in your body, mind, heart, and soul, and in that way trust it, and come into deeper and more respected relationship with it.
It is about the power of rest, anchored in restorative yoga.

Restorative Yoga offers opportunities to rest our bodies, process emotions, release tension, and find clarity on the mat. The result is often a more integrated connection to the self, more ease+ energy, and a greater sense of wellbeing.


Restorative Yoga is a subtle and chill practice that requires a different approach than more active styles. Yoga teachers and students of yoga of all traditions are invited to attend this immersion in order to deeply experience, and in that way learn, more about this nurturing, nourishing style of yoga that is beneficial for all.


Designed to feel like a retreat, over the course of the weekend you will experience, learn, and embody:

  • What Restorative Yoga is and how it differs from other forms/styles of yoga.
  • How restorative yoga is powerful and revolutionary.
  • Sequencing for restorative yoga, timing, and length of holds for your everyday+ real life
  • Restorative poses and how to modify for your body and holding patterns
  • Uncovering your personal relationship to rest and how it impacts your wellbeing
  • How restorative yoga supports the nervous system
  • How to practice restorative- like poses when you have minimal props and limited time
  • Why Restorative Yoga is both powerful squad care and self care
  • The art of holding space for yourself and others

But wait, I’m a teacher. Will I know how to teach restorative yoga after this? You’ll be introduced to the basics of how to share restorative yoga in the most experiential way possible. You will come and be cared for while taking really good care of yourself. You’ll also receive 11 hours of CEU credits if you’d like to.


Um, I’m a student is this a teacher training? It’s not a teacher training. It’s an immersive experience which means we’ll dive much deeper than we have space and time to in a regularly scheduled class. It’s a place for both serious students and teachers of yoga to practice restorative yoga, chill, and rest.


Weekend schedule:
Saturday 2:00-7:30pm
Sunday 8:30-3:30pm

Please note that healthy snacks, teas, and spring water will be provided both days.

You will need to bring:
-Something to write with
-Lunch for both days

To learn more about Octavia visit:

Pricing: $300- 30 days in advance/ $375 after

Space limited to 16.

No Refunds

A silent, half-day meditation retreat
led by Meryl Arnett
Sunday, Sept. 23
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“We make a space inside ourselves,
so that being can speak.”
~Martin Heidegger

The exploration of silence is one of our most sacred practices; it is an exploration of the soul. This half-day retreat is an opportunity for inner listening, for reflecting, and for intention setting. We sit on the first day of autumn to welcome in the harvest of all our work thus far. This is a rich time to broaden your awakening and deepen your understanding of yourself and your practice.

This retreat in broken into alternating sessions of seated meditation and walking meditation. Our program will begin with an introduction and explanation of both practices as well as a review of our different options for seated practice.

Tea and light snacks will be available throughout the half-day experience. Please bring a journal and pen with you.

Give yourself the gift of not only this experience but time and space afterwards. Don’t schedule a noisy, busy afternoon. Stay at home. Get your grocery shopping/meal planning/to-do-list-making done earlier so that this day seamlessly shifts from the silent retreat to the comforts of home, whether alone or with the company of your family.

Some meditation experience is recommended.

Space is limited to 12 participants. Register Today.

$65 per person if registered by August 23, $75 thereafter.

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