- Join Sherri Baptiste as she shares her wisdom and love of
yoga with you. During these weeklong retreats, conferences, and
weekend workshops, you will experience the unique quality and depth
Baptiste Method of Yoga. Since the 1940's the Baptiste Method of
Personal Development has offered world-class instruction for integration
and well being of body, mind, and spirit. A highly refined style
established in the West Coast by yoga legends and pioneers Magaña
and Walt Baptiste. this method includes not only hatha yoga and
meditation, but also a variety of techniques and tools for accessing
mental, emotional, and physical well being and optimal health and
fitness. Sherri will skillfully guide you through practices that
offer profound life-changing effects, in a simple way that is accessible
to everyone from all walks of life. Participants will bring home
new skills, improved health, greater awareness, deeper understanding.
Come for Empowerment, Renewal and Inspiration. All levels welcome.
- Sherri Baptiste, is the daughter of two of America's
yoga-health-fitness pioneers Magana & Walt Baptiste, Sherri is an inspirational teacher
at the forefront of yoga training in America. A presenter at the
LA Yoga Conference, Body Mind Spirit Conference, ECA NYC, IDEA & INNER
IDEA World Fitness Conferences, Rancho La Puerta Spa, and Green Gulch
Zen Center, Feathered Pipe Ranch, Kripalu and Omega Centers. Registered
with The International Association of Yoga Therapists, she has served
as yoga teacher for the Dean Ornish program, Bridgepoint Yoga Program
Director, and is the columnist and yoga expert for Voice of Dance.com.
of Yoga with Weights for Dummies –Wiley Publishers 2006,
and the founder of Baptiste
Power of Yoga™ offering Retreats,
Training program recognized by Yoga Alliance.
A few common asked questions about the retreats and workshops:
- Who are these retreats appropriate for?
These retreats and
workshops will be great for anyone interested in yoga, meditation,
and health. This is for the layperson, beginner to expert, and householders
to CEO's, anyone wishing to develop a deep intermediate practice
over time and with consistency. Excellent also for Yoga teachers,
health and fitness professionals wanting to bring in yogic depth
to their classes and clients too. The Yoga Alliance and a Registered
Yoga Alliance School recognize Sherri Baptiste and the Baptiste Power
of Yoga Programs.
- How do Participants learn?
You learn through personal experience,
group discussion, writing, lecture, hiking and yoga related:
You will be skillfully and gently guided through each practice
given throughout the practice. You will be encouraged to work
at your own level of ability while working towards mastery
of an intermediate
practice to bring home.
- How is best as a participant to prepare for this workshop
Recommended but not required to prepare for this week,
would be to practice with Sherri
Baptiste's Power of Yoga and Meditation DVD. Recommended reading would include Yoga
with Weights for Dummies
by Sherri Baptiste for principals of breath and consciousness
in practice, and Journey
into Power by Baron Baptiste for mental
and the yoga postures, all
available through Amazon.com.
- Are these workshops or retreats physically rigorous?
Baptiste Method of Yoga. You will be skillfully and gently guided
through each practice, with modifications given throughout the
practice. The practice is based on postures for serenity, strength,
Working towards mastery of an intermediate practice, morning practices,
each day at retreats, and workshops will give extended time to
develop and establish your series of flowing movements with breath
strengthen the muscles of the mind as well as toning, and sculpting
the body. You’ll experience breakthroughs in your practice
and in what you bring home. Breath work is at the heart of it all.
You will experience many personal benefits from this natural process,
bringing peace of mind, while strengthening the body's immune system,
slowing biologic aging processes, awakening regenerative energies,
balancing the nervous system, and nurturing enhanced creative abilities.
You’ll learn first hand through your own practice, with ways
to bring this home, why Physicians, psychologists, and other professionals
endorse yoga, meditation, and these techniques and practices as
a powerful tools for relieving stress, maintaining health, and
creativity and vitality. You will be encouraged to work at your
own level of ability while working towards mastery of an intermediate
practice to bring home.
- What equipment is needed?
It’s very simple and always
comfortable and casual. A complete list of what to bring is sent
you by the Host Retreat Center/Institute hosting the event, or
by Baptiste Power of Yoga, LLC when appropriate.