Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Retreat
Jul
7
Jul 9

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Retreat

Teachers often express that they don't know how to help their pregnant or postnatal students other than have them do Cat-Cow or Child's Pose or lie down. Often times, pregnant and postnatal students simply get ignored in class.

But this doesn't have to be!

As the teacher, you can go beyond your 3 go-to poses by learning how to effectively and powerfully use a vast array of yoga practices to support mamas. For example, yoga can be used as a great way to prepare for labor or provide support through postpartum. Yoga also teaches mamas how to integrate emotional and spiritual support into these major life changes that we call pregnancy, birth, and parenthood.

Join Cat Allen at her 3-Day Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Retreat on July 7 - 9, 2017 at Soma Ranch, Texas. This training is for teachers of any movement style or background. You will learn a rich and vast repertoire of yoga practices that help your pregnant and postpartum students in both the group class and private class settings. You will learn how to tailor practices for different experiences within pregnancy and postpartum (e.g., pregnancy pains and imbalances, vaginal vs. surgical birth, common postnatal imbalances)

Save your spot here: http://catallen.yoga/event/delight-your-heart/

Blue Electric Storm
Jul
24
Jul 26

Blue Electric Storm

BES17 Natural Time Retreat with Helen Terry

Join our 10th Annual event celebrating Natural Time and all the joys of living an alive, connected, fully vibrant life!

This Fun and Fabulous 3 day, 2 night retreat with Helen, includes

  • Nia classes (Pink Floyd, ChakraDancer + more)
  • Natural Time Workshop + Movement Experience
  • Ageless Grace Taster Class & Guided Meditation
  • Boat Ride on Lake Conroe 
  • Hike in the National Forrest
  • Walk a Labyrinth
  • Special T shirt

Pricing
(all prices are for one person)
$350 Dorm
$450 Semi-Private
$260 Non-residential, includes meals, workshops and amenities.

Availability is limited. 
Sign up early to avoid disappointment. 

Prices increase by $100 on May 25th, 2017

BES17 Retreat with Helen ~ July 24-26, 2017
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Soma Summit Retreat
Sep
22
Sep 24

Soma Summit Retreat

  • Soma Ranch

With great pleasure, our 7th annual Soma Summit is a Simple Nia Retreat with Helen Terry

Enjoy a weekend retreat guided by one of Nia’s fabulous trainers here at Soma Ranch, in the heart of Texas. 

You are invited to a remarkable experience with Helen Terry, with a splash of pizzaz grand finale from a Team of great Nia teachers. (a jam class!)

 

Treat yourself to weekend of simple Nia ease and fun.

Soma Ranch Owner and Nia training faculty member Helen Terry invites you to a fabulous Nia retreat where you

  • connect with like minded Nia fans
  • make new friends, dance and play
  • have fun, eat great/healthy food and relax
  • explore how to simplify, adapt and hone your Nia skills.

Deepen your Nia Practice

Come experience how to simplify Nia routines, how to learn Nia routines rapidly, how to adapt Nia routines and hone your Nia 52 moves skills.

We're shifting gears for the 6th Annual Soma Summit at Soma Ranch with simplification as our focus. Enjoy a weekend retreat of exploration with Helen Terry. Beginners through all the colors of the belts come together to have fun and dive deeper into their Nia practice.

  1. Learn the Nia 52 moves
  2. Simplify how to learn Nia routines
  3. Create Nia experiences with a simple “one Kata per song” technique. 

Bathe in the Joy with a Nia Grande Finales Jam, led by an assortment of Nia teachers.  

Discover how you can bring more Joy and Aliveness into every cell of your body, every day of your life.

VIEW AND DOWNLOAD FLIER

Soma Summit is an epic annual event. Enjoy a weekend for your Body, Mind, Emotions, and Spirit.

Party includes the invitation to Boogie by Bonfire, Swim in the moon light, Roast S’mores over Fire Pit, Dance and Play! 


Registration

Exclusive Retreat ~
NO a la Carte Prices

The Retreat is exclusive, the price includes the entire program, meals and accommodation. The only exception being the Sunday Jam, which is open to the public.

3 Day Inclusive Retreat, Non Residential $295

3 Day Incl. Retreat, Shared Accommodation $395

3 Day Incl. Retreat, Semi Private Accommodation $495

3 Day Incl. Retreat,  Private Accommodation $595

Sunday 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Jam: Team Nia Class $20

Spaces limited to 18 residential & 4 non residential.

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Here’s a taster slideshow of our 2011 Soma Summit: Men of Nia Retreat

Transportation Recommendations ~
Fly into Houston, IAH.

Arrive at airport by 2pm Friday 9/22, Depart from airport after 5pm Sunday 9/24
Friday: Arrive by 2pm, for 3pm limo pick up, to arrive at Soma Ranch by 4pm.
Sunday: Depart after 5pm. Limo leaves Soma Ranch 3pm, arrive at IAH 4pm.
(cost of the ride is split by passengers, about $30 per person)

Plan B. 
Rent a car (often very reasonable) enjoy the 1 hour drive to Soma Ranch and freedom.

Compassion Fitness Retreat
Oct
27
Oct 29

Compassion Fitness Retreat

Join Shannon Mairs, Nia First Degree Black Belt and Jan Hoff, Nia Black Belt Instructor for their FOURTH ANNUAL fun filled weekend of self-care, dance, fun and commUNITY. The retreat is being held at beautiful Soma Ranch in Montgomery, Texas. Located approximately 3 1/2 hours from the DFW Metroplex, the ranch is the perfect setting relax and unwind. 

The ranch offers both Dorm style accommodations and semi-private rooms. (2 per room) in the main house. The Dormitory is part of a beautifully converted barn with 3 bathrooms, a kitchen and a large social area. The spectacular 2000 sq. foot mirrored dance studio has state of the art electronics / audio visual system. 

SPACE IS LIMITED TO TEN DANCERS IN THE DORM AND SIX IN THE MAIN HOUSE

Amenities include delicious meals, a mineral water hot tub, a beautiful lap pool and an infrared sauna for your use.

The weekend consists of a special 1 1/2 hour Nia Experience Friday Night, two classic Nia classes and a Moving to Heal Class. Participate in as many activities as you wish or decompress and unwind at this beautiful location.

I'm ready to have the time of my life!

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

The Schedule

Friday, October 27TH

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm   Arrival
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm   Dinner
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm   Nia Experience with Helen Terry (Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon!)

Saturday, October 28TH

  • 7:30am - 8:30am   Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 10:00am   Moving to Heal Class
  • Noon  - 2:00pm      Lunch and relax
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm   Classic Nia with Shannon and Jan
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm   Dinner
  • Post Dinner             Free Night with Friends (Fire, S'mores, Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna...)

Sunday, October 29th

  • 7:30am - 8:30am      Breakfast
  • 10:00am - 11:00am   Classic Nia with Shannon and Jan
  • Noon  -  1:00pm       Lunch
  • 1:30pm   Departures

Click to learn more about Nia, and  Journey Dance and Bodyhoops


Retreat, Renew, Return
Nov
3
Nov 5

Retreat, Renew, Return

Join Megan and Katy as we retreat to Sweet Soma Ranch for a weekend of authentic connection to Self, community, and the natural world. Our retreat will offer a blend of form and freedom to renew your body, mind and spirit. The class offerings will include a balance of both yoga and Nia.

During your free time, enjoy the beautiful surroundings, wrap around porch with swings, hammock, massage, far infrared sauna, mineral therapeutic spa and a sparkling olympic length lap pool.
Our hope is that you will return grounded, inspired and connected to self-love.

Pricing (includes meals):
Semi private $450
Dorm $350

Click here to view and download the flier.

To reserve your space, email mrskatyhobbs@sbcglobal.net

and mail a check to:

Megan Reece
2301 Mistletoe Blvd.
Fort Worth, Tx 76110


May
19
May 21

Dwell In Possibilities

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Lori Lynn Meader, Psychotherapist and Black Belt Nia Instructor and Teresa D'Angelo, Healing Movement Coach and 1st Degree Black Belt Nia Instructor share Dwell In Possibilities!

"DIP" is an experience that is near and dear to our hearts. We have been offering meaningful, transformational and fun retreat experiences for women for half a decade. This year we are thrilled to bring Dwell In Possibilities Weekend Retreat for Women to Soma Ranch. Helen Terry is our special guest presenter and, together, we are bubbling with excitement and plans to help make your weekend an adventure to remember. Are you ready to DIP in? We are!

 

Send a non-refundable deposit of $175 by February 28 and SAVE $100! (After February 28 all prices increase $100)

REGISTER HERE or contact lorilynnmeader@gmail.com for more info and to pay by check.

Power of the Pause
Mar
24
Mar 26

Power of the Pause

Do your body and mind feel overwhelmed by an ever growing to-do list? Is your attention often scattered? Would you like to experience the benefit of taking a PAUSE? If so, Yoga Therapists Beth Knudson and Angel Brownlee have co-created an enriching weekend retreat just for you at beautiful Soma Ranch. Located in Montgomery, Texas (near Houston), the ranch is a lovely setting to soak in therapeutic yoga, enjoy organic wholesome food, community and reflection.

Questions contact Angel at (817)727-0936 or Beth at (267)638-8829.

Or Visit www.templeroadyoga.com and check out Retreat Tab

Click HERE to register.

Ageless Grace
Feb
22
Feb 26

Ageless Grace

Seminar, Certification + Educator Workshop

Denise Medved is a woman with a vision formed by a lifetime of facing struggle with optimism, grit, and perseverance. She is the creator of Ageless Grace, a brain fitness program with the purpose of changing the model of aging in this world. Read more

 

Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain – analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination – and simultaneously addresses all 21 physical skills needed for lifelong optimal function. In the simplest terms, neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain and central nervous system to change form and function throughout one’s lifetime, specifically when stimulated by various physical activities.

 

  1. Personal Practice Seminar: Learn to include Ageless Grace in your daily life! Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1:00 - 5:00pm, $55 for Seminar Only.                            REGISTER
  2. Educator Certification: Become certified to teach Ageless Grace.               Wednesday, Feb. 22 1:00 - 9:00pm AND Thursday, Feb. 23, 9:00am - 5:00pm  Certification fee: $380 includes training materials (book, DVDs & cards)                                    REGISTER
  3. Educator Recertification Workshop: Friday, Feb. 24, 8:30am – 12 noon, $50  REGISTER 
  4. 4-HOUR Ageless Grace Aroma™Sunday Feb. 26 8:30am-12:30pm $55      REGISTER 

    INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR for Certified Educators, Trainers and Anyone Who Wants to Care for Themselves and for Loved Ones.  Learn how each AG tool is paired with specific Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to enhance the purpose of each tool while learning about their origin, components and common benefits.  Presented by Lana Gelb MS. 

Click HERE to Download Ageless Grace Flier

Click HERE to Download Ageless Grace Aroma Flier

Copy this link to share this fabulous event: http://agelessgrace.com/training-events/montgomery-tx-february-22-24-2017/

Brown Belt Retreat
Feb
1
Feb 7

Brown Belt Retreat

This is a Nia Training week. Enjoy daily public classes, meals, the company of folks on the training. When trainees are in session, enjoy quite time by pool, rocking on the porch, relaxing in the hot tub , soothing in the sauna, walking around the property, visiting with horses + donkeys (no riding) or taking a trip to local boutiques and antique shops in downtown Montgomery.

If you are already a belt of this level consider joining us for the whole course. 

Forrest Yoga Training
Oct
28
Nov 22

Forrest Yoga Training

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ABOUT 

The Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training is a comprehensive program for aspiring or experienced teachers and yoga practitioners who want to work deeper with themselves.

This 27-day training is taught by Forrest Yoga Guardian Teachers:

Cat Allen
www.yogasublime.com  

Heidi Sormaz www.freshyoga.com/instructors_heidi.

Curriculum themes & content:

  • Yoga as a healing path: Using yoga to transform physical and emotional pain towards freedom and healing.
  • Walking the path of your Spirit: Understanding your own challenges, teaching from a place of truth
  • Teaching through discovery: Learn through experience- principles of alignment, class sequencing, working with injuries and energy, modifying poses, teaching private and all levels.
  • 200 hours of focussed and rich training: including a daily Ceremony, a 2 hour morning practice, lead by Catherine and Heidi, a variety of teaching tools and group processes, practice teaching with       supervision and feedback from Cat and Heidi, 3 days of anatomy with Ellen Heed and a 2-day yoga business course
  • Philosophical enquiries: Ethics, teaching integrity and boundaries.
  • Authenticity: Learn to speak your truth and listen open heartedly
  • Support materials: 300 page FY manual, functional anatomy manual and business course manual.

This course is 200hr Yoga Alliance accredited course. 

About Forrest Yoga

Forrest Yoga was created by Ana Forrest (www.forrestyoga.com ), author of “Fierce Medicine” over the last 40 years, is renowned as an intensely physical and internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life.  The practice challenges students to access their whole being and to use Forrest Yoga as a path to finding and then cleansing the emotional and mental blocks that dictate and limit their lives.  Students cultivate an acute awareness of their own practice and life process, creating a unique and powerful opportunity for them to make practical life decisions based on their own experiences. 

Price:

3975 early bird/ 4375 for people NOT staying at the ranch.
All inclusive, residential package: from $5875

Feb
19
Feb 21

MELT Nia Retreat

Treat your body and mind to a luxurious weekend MELT retreat at SomaRanch near Houston, Texas. Give your body and mind the stretch, rest and release that you need and that you deserve. During your retreat weekend, you will be treated to both MELT and Nia classes.

MELT will rebalance and rehydrate you from the inside out by hydrating your connective tissue. You will learn MELT Hand & Foot treatments, MELT Length treatments on the soft foam roller and get a taste of MELT NeuroStrength techniques. You will go home with a toolbox full of simple and luxurious self-care treatments.

Nia will invigorate your body and spirit in your dance of self-care and fun.
All meals are included with your stay. Rejuvenate your body with delicious gluten-free meals that are full of probiotic, wholesome organic food, with most offerings based upon the Body Ecology Diet. Coffee and tea are available, along with fruit and snacks.  You are welcome to bring your own wine and/or beer.

Soma Ranch offers Dorm style accommodations and semi-private rooms (2 people per room in the main house). The Dormitory, a large, carpeted, room with 4 single beds and 3 bunk beds (sleeps a total of 10), is part of a beautifully converted barn with 3 bathrooms, kitchen and large social area, adjacent to the main studio room.

Amenities for your enhanced pleasure! include a mineral water hot tub, beautiful lap pool and far infrared sauna.

The first 10 people to register will be entered into a drawing to win an hour private MELT session with Kristie. Valued at $80.


Friday
Arrivals 03:00pm onwards
Dinner 05:30pm - 06:30pm
MELT Intro 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Saturday
Breakfast 07:30am - 08:30am
MELT 09:00am - 10:15am
Nia Class 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch 12:15pm - 01:00pm
MELT 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Dinner 05:30am - 06:30pm
MELT 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Sunday
Breakfast 07:30am - 8:30am
MELT 09:00am - 10:15am
Nia Class 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch 12:15pm - 01:00pm
Depart between 12:00pm & 2:30pm

Pricing
(all prices are for one person)
$350 Dorm
$450 Semi-Private
$260 Non-residential, includes meals, workshops and amenties.

Availability is limited. 
Sign up early to avoid disappointment. 
$50 price increase February 14, 2015. 

Specials
$25 off “bring a friend rate” when you bring a friend.

Cancellation Policy:
No refunds after Oct 1, 2015. 
If you cannot attend, you can transfer your registration to another person.


If you have MELT equipment, please bring it. Equipment will be provided for those who do not have their own. MELT products will also be available for purchase.

Your hostess for the weekend:
Kristie Bryant is Co-Owner of NiaMoves. Kristie is a Nia Black Belt and MELTInstructor. She is very excited to have a luxurious weekend to share MELT with you. Kristie found MELT in 2013 when Sue Hitzmann visited Houston with The MELT Method book tour. Kristie became immediately hooked on MELT when her plantar fasciitis symptoms subsided within 10 minutes of working with the MELT balls during the intro class. Kristie is passionate about MELT. Kristie has been fortunate to train directly with Sue to offer you MELTHand & Foot, MELT Length and MELT NeuroStrength classes.

Sign up at http://niamoves.com/classes/melt-houston

Compassion Fitness Fall Retreat
Nov
6
Nov 8

Compassion Fitness Fall Retreat

$350 Early Registration Dorm Style Accommodations  SIGN ME UP NOW
$550 Early Registration Semi-Private Accommodations  SIGN ME UP NOW

Price includes all classes, workshops, meals, lodging, use of hot tub, lap pool and infrared sauna.
This retreat SOLD OUT very quickly last year. ~ Be an “Early Bird” :-) 
Prices increase by $100, October 1, 2015.
Public Classes are $15 each and presently available, sign up now to avoid disappointment:

Fri., Nov. 6, 8:00pm Nia Experience SIGN ME UP
Sat., Nov. 7, 10:00am Classic Nia SIGN ME UP
Sat., Nov. 7, 2:30pm Hoop Dance SIGN ME UP
Sat., Nov. 7, 8:00pm Journey Dance SIGN ME UP
Sun., Nov. 8, 10:00am Classic Nia SIGN ME UP

Join Shannon Mairs, Nia First Degree Black Belt/White Belt Trainer and Journey Dance Facilitator and Jan Hoff, Nia Brown Belt and BodyHoops Level II Instructor for a fun filled weekend of self-care, dance, fun and commUNITY. The retreat is being held at beautiful Soma Ranch in Montgomery, Texas. Located approximately 3 1/2 hours from the DFWMetroplex, the ranch is the perfect setting to relax and unwind.

Amenities include delicious meals, a mineral water hot tub, a beautiful lap pool and an infrared sauna for your use.

The weekend consists of a special costumed HalloweeNIA class on Friday Night, two classic Nia classes, a Hoop Dance Class and Saturday Night Journey Dance. In addition, there will be an optional hoop making workshop on Saturday for $40 if you wish to create your own hoop masterpiece. Participate in as many activities as you wish or decompress and unwind at this beautiful location.

Click to learn more about Nia, and  Journey Dance and Bodyhoops


The Schedule

Friday, November 6th
4:00pm - 6:00pm Arrival
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm Nia with Shannon and Jan

Saturday, November 7th 7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 11:00am Classic Nia with Shannon and Jan
Noon Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm Optional Hoop Making Workshop with Jan (+$40)
2:30pm - 3:30pm Hoop Dance with Jan
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:30pm Journey Dance with Shannon

Sunday, November 8th
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 11:00am Classic Nia with Shannon and Jan
Noon Lunch
1:30pm Departures

Oct
23
Oct 25

MELT Nia Retreat

Treat your body and mind to a luxurious weekend MELT retreat at SomaRanch near Houston, Texas. Give your body and mind the stretch, rest and release that you need and that you deserve. During your retreat weekend, you will be treated to both MELT and Nia classes.

MELT will rebalance and rehydrate you from the inside out by hydrating your connective tissue. You will learn MELT Hand & Foot treatments, MELT Length treatments on the soft foam roller and get a taste of MELT NeuroStrength techniques. You will go home with a toolbox full of simple and luxurious self-care treatments.

Nia will invigorate your body and spirit in your dance of self-care and fun.
All meals are included with your stay. Rejuvenate your body with delicious gluten-free meals that are full of probiotic, wholesome organic food, with most offerings based upon the Body Ecology Diet. Coffee and tea are available, along with fruit and snacks. Wine and beer are not provided, although you are welcome to bring your own.

Soma Ranch offers Dorm style accommodations and semi-private rooms (2 people per room in the main house). The Dormitory is larger, carpeted room with 4 single beds and 3 bunk beds (sleeps a total of 10) part of a beautifully converted barn with 3 bathrooms, a kitchen and a large social area, adjacent to the main studio room.

Amenities include a mineral water hot tub, a beautiful lap pool and an infrared sauna for your use.

The first 10 people to register will be entered into a drawing to win an hour private MELT session with Kristie. Valued at $80.


Friday
Arrivals 03:00pm onwards
Dinner 05:30pm - 06:30pm
MELT Intro 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Saturday
Breakfast 07:30am - 08:30am
MELT 09:00am - 10:15am
Nia Class 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch 12:15pm - 01:00pm
MELT 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Dinner 05:30am - 06:30pm
MELT 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Sunday
Breakfast 07:30am - 8:30am
MELT 09:00am - 10:15am
Nia Class 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch 12:15pm - 01:00pm
Depart between 12:00pm & 2:30pm

Early Bird Pricing
(all prices are for one person)
$350 Dorm
$450 Semi-Private
$260 Non-residential, includes meals, workshops and amenties.

Availability is limited. 
Sign up early to avoid disappointment. 
$50 price increase October 1, 2015. 

Specials
$25 off “bring a friend rate” when you bring a friend.

Cancellation Policy:
No refunds after Oct 1, 2015. 
If you cannot attend, you can transfer your registration to another person.


If you have MELT equipment, please bring it. Equipment will be provided for those who do not have their own. MELT products will also be available for purchase.

Your hostess for the weekend:
Kristie Bryant is Co-Owner of NiaMoves. Kristie is a Nia Black Belt and MELTInstructor. She is very excited to have a luxurious weekend to share MELT with you. Kristie found MELT in 2013 when Sue Hitzmann visited Houston with The MELT Method book tour. Kristie became immediately hooked on MELT when her plantar fasciitis symptoms subsided within 10 minutes of working with the MELT balls during the intro class. Kristie is passionate about MELT. Kristie has been fortunate to train directly with Sue to offer you MELTHand & Foot, MELT Length and MELT NeuroStrength classes.

Sign up at http://niamoves.com/classes/melt-houston

Sep
18
Sep 20

I'm Worth It! Retreat

The intention of the “I’m Worth It!” weekend retreat is create a vessel of sacred space so that you can take a breather (literally!) to get grounded, connect with others and most importantly, connect with yourself. What if you take some time to breathe in nature and focus on what matters to you? And while we are at it we might have just a little fun along the way and PLAY!

Click HERE more information and to download the flier.

Price includes lodging, food and materials

Dorm $450 Sign up Now

Semi Private $550 Sign up Now

Together through illuminating experiences we will learn to:

  • Build trust through connection and give ourselves permission to be MESSY! Imperfection is perfect and fun!
  • Have courageous conversations about our strengths and values to cultivate resilience to our inner and outer critics
  • Bolster our empathy channel, model compassion and practice vulnerability
  • Bring forward our creativity, tap into innovation and allow ourselves to show up in a powerful way.

This weekend retreat will nurture your desire to play big and be brave. Being courageous and playing big while also being vulnerable allows us to lead more authentic and wholehearted lives. Grounded by a sense of purpose and guided by a resilient spirit we will be transformed as women and as leaders.

For more information contact Darla@coachdarla.com