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Ayurvedic Yoga Half Day Retreat

As the wheel of the year spins & we gaze, in anticipation,towards the promising light of spring’s splendor it’s a perfect time to reaffirm our commitment to our own healing, remembering the light of our own true nature.  However, we may not be experiencing our innate lightheartedness.  Generally speaking, during this time of the year, in the northeast, we may feel symptoms of kapha dosha being out of balance; lethargy, depression, lack of motivation & respiratory issues. As we shift the way we practice yoga to pacify kapha dosha our practice becomes powerful medicine to energize, brighten & balance us, holistically. Join Nancy Rich & Celia Gordon for an Ayurvedic, kapha pacifying half-day retreat as they guide you through an uplifting day of yoga, pranayama, self-massage (abyanga) & nourishing food, & treats to take home.

Dress in cozy layers & wear something that you don’t mind spilling oil on. Bring a towel, yoga mat, pillow, journal & water bottle.

$120 per person

Your Instructors


Nancy Rich

Nancy Rich, E-RYT 500, a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook with a dual bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and Psychology, is a partner at Abhaya Yoga, BK., where she has received a 500 hr. Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification.  Nancy is thrilled to be a representative for the California College of Ayurveda’s Classical Yoga Nidra Certification course, where she’s also enrolled in the Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program.  Additionally, she has earned her E-RYT 500 hours; Yoga Alliance approved Restorative Teacher training and 100 hr. Anatomy & Therapeutics Certification;  Ayurvedic Massage & Body Therapy Certification course and 126 hr. Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Certification through The California College of Ayurveda.  Nancy is a Reiki Practitioner, at the Master Level, of the Usui System, aromatherapy practitioner and delights in the ability to offer different healing modalities to her students.


Celia Gordon

Celia is a 500 hour RYT, having received her 200 hour certification from The Funky Om Yoga & Wellness in Huntington, New York, a 500 hour yoga teaching certification from Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and an additional 500 hour Ayurveda yoga teaching certification from Kripalu's School of Ayurveda.  She is currently pursuing her Ayurveda Health Counselor Certification, also at Kripalu School of Ayurveda.  In addition to teaching weekly yoga classes at The Funky Om and Absolute Yoga in Woodbury, Celia is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law and was a Criminal Defense Attorney for 17 years.

Earlier Event: March 16
Introduction to Movement
Later Event: April 12
Pajama Yoga!