Make the Journey
The Story in the Body Annual Retreat
June 20 - 24, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado
Connect to your personal story through Mythic Yoga™ by listening deeply to the body and chakras.
Explore ancient Hindu mythology and philosophy and how it has relevance to your life today.
Participate in master storytelling classes, memoir writing, gentle restorative yoga, yoga nidra, dream sharing, and more...
Express yourself and uncover your creativity as you receive personal coaching in the artistic storytelling process against the backdrop of the natural world of Boulder, Colorado, and Roosevelt National Forest.
For two days, create wands and staffs with Artist Wendy Rochman in her Blue Window Arts Studio (Rollinsville, CO) in Roosevelt National Forest, and explore art, hiking, meditation, friendship, and more!
Benefits of Attending the Retreat:
- Receive personal coaching from Sydney, plus commentary from other participants on your own stories and performances
- Interact with a small group of diverse students from around the world
- Have stimulating conversations
- Explore local shops, restaurants, and scenic areas
- Experience the outdoors
- Take part in a memorable group experience by getting to know Sydney and your fellow students!
Blue Window Arts Studio, Rollinsville, Colorado
Wendy Rochman helps Scottie Bruch of Whitewood, South Dakota with her mask at the 2008 retreat
Yoga at the 2010 retreat
Sydney leading family yoga class and Kirtan
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Cost is $549 for all 5 days if registration occurs before April 15; $599 if after.
Meals and lodging are extra.
Schedule of the Retreat
Times are tentative, but activities usually start around 8:30 a.m. and last until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MST).
Plan to be at the Boulder Inn hotel around 8:30 a.m. the first day. Sydney and Wendy will pick you up from there, and decide on scheduling for the subsequent days.
Mythic Yoga class – Narayana’s Dream – Personal Story
Memoir writing and the Body
Lunch in Nederland
Hike and Master Storytelling Class – Story Beginnings
Dinner on own.
Mythic Yoga Class – Kali and Durga
Personal Story and memoir writing
Lunch on own
Master Storytelling class – Story Middles
Dinner on own.
Story stick making with Artist Wendy Rochman in Rollinsville, CO.
Hike Roosevelt National Forest
Master Storytelling Class – Story Endings – Personal Story
Wand and staff making, continued.
Finish Story sticks
Mythic Yoga Class – The Birth of Krishna
Dinner together in Nederland, CO
Boulder is at an elevation of 5400 feet, with low humidity. Roosevelt National Forest is at an elevation of 10,000 feet. Altitude sickness is very possible! Plan to arrive a day early to acclimate! We spend two days in Boulder for this reason before climbing higher.
Meals are extra
Most evening meals are on your own
We will have lunch together on Monday in Nederland
Friday we will have dinner together in Nederland
After most sessions, we will be back at the Best Western Nederland by 5 p.m.
Please book your rooms as early as possible!
Group discounts and lodging available at:
Best Western Nederland
55 Lakeview Drive
Nederland, CO 80466
Fly into Denver International Airport.
Super Shuttle can take you to your hotel, or you may use any ground transportation. See www.Supershuttle.com.
Arrive at Best Western Nederland. Sydney and Wendy will pick you up from this hotel and drive you everywhere we need to go, including Wendy’s art studio in Rollinsville. If you stay elsewhere, you will need to arrange your own transportation to the hotel for pickup.
What to Bring
Several layers of clothing, as Colorado weather can change quickly and become cold!
Good hiking or walking shoes
Money for meals and discretionary spending
Also bring a story that you’re working on and want to receive coaching on. It should be no more than 10 minutes in length. Sydney will coach you on the beginning, middle, and end.
For wand-making, bring any found objects or items that have personal meaning to you that you might want to add to your wand or staff. Wendy suggests using special feathers and/or beads, or any natural objects that have a hole for stringing. You might also bring leather, lace, or corded ribbons for tying stuff on.
Questions / Comments
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or comments about the retreat and/or separate training session.