Updates from Rē / Retreat Schedule / Retreat Guides / Book Recommendations / Seasonal Ayurvedic Tips
In this week’s newsletter, we invite you to take a deep belly breath in and out with us. We spotlight our revitalizing retreat that will be taking place NEXT WEEKEND, on our gorgeous farm in Fayetteville, Tennessee! Are you busy? If you don’t have any plans yet, we would love for you to join us! Keep reading for more on our retreat guides, schedule, and related resources!
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Updates from Rē:
Blossom Into Spring: A Revitalizing Retreat
May 13-15, 2022 in Fayetteville, Tennessee
Thana Nu of Nourish Me Wellness, Caitlin Smith of Within Wellness, and Ashlei Laing of Rē : The Regenerative School will be facilitating an incredible weekend, holding space, and helping us bloom. We will use Ayurvedic dietary and herbal techniques to clear and open physiological and psychological channels in the body and mind. Consider our invitation and lean into a beautiful, practice to clear the accumulated energies that no longer serve us.
All are welcome! No experience needed, only open minds.
Keep scrolling for more on our retreat!
One step closer to growing year round! Our second drop to local Hands Of Mercy food bank was this past Thursday. More photos to come!
RēMembering the Origins of Climate Change
New Short Course Coming Soon!
According to educator and theologian Parker Palmer, “the opposite of to remember isn’t to forget, it’s to dis-member.” Course facilitator Sara Jolena Walcott applies this framework to our fragmented, short-term understanding of climate change. In this new, three-part course, participants will trace the roots of climate change back 500 years to its roots in colonialism, racism, and theology. Along the way participants in the course will also delve into their own family histories to make sense of the deep history of how we have arrived at today’s climate crisis and how we can instead choose to build a more regenerative future. Click here to learn more about this upcoming course! Stay tuned for more details!
Meet Our Retreat Leaders!
Thana is an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and is a Therapeutic Yoga Instructor. After taking her first class in Yogic Philosophy in 2016, she was inspired to pursue her 300HR Yoga Therapy training based on the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya and Mr. TKV Desikachar. The teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda deeply resonated with her not only on a spiritual level, but helped her heal from chronic health challenges as well. In her current studies, Thana is pursing a three-year 1,000 hour yoga therapy certification in this lineage through Yoga Well Institute, an International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) accredited program. Thana’s classes incorporate a deep awareness, guided breathing, and visualization with mindful movement. She practices in clinical settings, but has created Nourish Me Wellness to make the teachings of Ayurveda and Therapeutic Yoga accessible to those who seek personal healing.
Ashlei is a is a co-founder and co-director of Rē. Ashlei’s background is in art & design, conservation, community development, permaculture, regenerative agriculture and sustainable food systems. She completed her MA in Applied Community-Based Conservation at Future Generations University in 2014, where she was a Peace Corps Coverdell Scholar. She also holds a BA in Studio Art-Ceramics & Education from the University of New Hampshire, a degree in Interior Design from Wentworth Institute of Technology, and a Teacher Certification from the Bulgarian Ministry of Education. From 2010-2012, Ashlei was a Peace Corps volunteer based Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, where she focused on educational development, teachers’ leadership and women’s empowerment activities.
Caitlin Smith, DC
As the owner and founder of Within Wellness, Caitlin has been studying health and wellness throughout her entire life. A student at New York Chiropractic College, she learned that health is so much more than food and exercise; it includes everything that nourishes the body on and off the plate, including spirituality. As she peeled back the layers of her own health and her patients, she saw the importance in creating a space for people to learn and be guided on their path of overall well being, including guidance on their awakening/ascension journey. She has prepared well-thought-out classes, courses and workshops to guide, support, and empower you on your journey to health and wellness. With these teachings and trainings, you will have the opportunity to go in-depth over the principles of inner energy and how to find true healing from the source. EDUCATION & TRAINING Chiropractor (graduated New York Chiropractic College, 2013) Yoga Instructor (200hr YTT Frog Pond Yoga Centre) Massage Therapist Energy Worker/Healer Caitlin’s mission in life is to help you realize your potential, your innate abilities, and your power through mind, body and soul. She bridges spiritual wisdom in a modern, practical way that resonates with people from all walks of life, to consciously create satisfying success and an abundance of health in the real world.
Take a Look At Next Weekend’s Schedule!
Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature by M. Amos Clifford
Forest bathing is a gentle meditation practice of connecting with nature. Rē’s co-founder, Ashlei Laing, found this book to be an incredible resource when she went on a vision retreat last summer. It has been an inspiration to her as she has helped plan this spring retreat with us!
This book is both an invitation to take up the practice of forest bathing and an inspiration to connect with nature as a way to help heal both the planet and humanity… Learn about the roots of the practice, how to deepen your relationship to nature, and how to begin a practice of your own. Practical matters such as finding a suitable trail and what to bring are also included.
Click here to read more about the book and where to find it.
Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Vasant Dattatray Lad
Thana Numan, our retreat Ayurveda and therapeutic yoga guru, recommends this book for any and all interested in learning more about the principles and practical applications of Ayurveda, the oldest healing system in the world.
This beautifully illustrated text thoroughly explains history & philosophy, basic principles, diagnostic techniques, treatment, diet, medicinal usage of kitchen herbs & spices, first aid, food aid, food antidotes and much more.
Click here to read more about the book and where to find it.
Seasonal Ayurvedic Tips
Thana Numan recommends shifting your lifestyle and diet to assist pulling the winter energy, which is cold and liquid, out of the body. Keep reading for some of her tips:
- Wake up earlier (before the sun).
- Exercise (ideally in the morning, break a sweat!).
- Do light oil application and then massage with broad strokes toward the heart. Shower the oil off without soap, except for underarms and private areas.
- Shower with warm to hot water (except head, do not run hot water on top of head).
- Do not over drink liquids. Drink only when thirsty.
- Simplify your meals. No heavy or cold foods, try eating warm, cooked foods.
We hope you consider our invitation!
All are welcome! No experience needed, only open hearts!
As always, we at Rē are grateful for your attention and support. If you liked this newsletter, consider donating at https://regenerativeschool.org/redonate/
Thank you and see you soon!