Don’t grow up. It’s a trap!
We are programmed and encouraged from pretty early on to start acting like an adult, to “grow up.” We’re expected to rush toward that cluttered adult mind labored with the stress of responsibilities and worries of goals. Children for the most part know nothing of stress. As a young child you could run around in public making silly sounds and no one worried about your sanity. You were full of wonder and curiosity, you were playful, open to adventures and spontaneity. You took time to enjoy the simplest things in life…
You can again… for a weekend at Kripalu.
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 2: Join Debby Siegel, Rebekah Jarchow, & JQ Williams, for a weekend of unwavering, childlike joy. Find a renewed zest for life, laughing, bonding and making memories. Welcoming courage and creativity through dance, art, journaling, yoga, acroyoga and laughter, we’ll rekindle the passion and spirit of our childhood. You’ll return home as a fresh new being.
Friday, Nov 30: 7:30-9:00pm
- Welcome Ceremony
- 60 minute Ecstatic Dance Flow with JQ
Saturday, Dec 1: 8:30-11:30am
- Create Your Narrative: Journaling and Slow Flow Yoga Class with Debby
- Partner Play Yoga. Basic beginner AcroYoga stretches and flying with Debby, Rebekah & JQ
Saturday, Dec 1: 1:45-3:45pm
- Yoga Outside the Lines with Debby & Rebekah
Sunday, Dec 2: 9:00-11:00am
- Mandala Flow vinyasa yoga class with Rebekah
- Closing Ceremony with Debby, Rebekah and JQ
Join us at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, North America’s largest residential facility for holistic health and education. While there, you will enjoy world-class natural-foods cuisine (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free all available), Healing Arts, hiking and walking trails, a lakefront area, sauna, labyrinth, and extraordinary views—all in the natural beauty of the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Kripalu Center can accommodate more than 650 overnight guests, so bring a friend!
Debby Siegel MSA, 200 RYT (working on 500 RYT!)
A plant-fueled daydream believer who calls herself the Yoga Evangelist, Debby attempts to inspire joy and crush fear while leading yogis through mindful practices all over the world. Her fresh ideas engage people’s imaginations as students are whisked away from routine and carried along on magical yoga journeys with Debby’s creativity woven into every class, workshop, and event she leads. On her YoGoGirls.com blog, readers share in stories she and her friends write about a variety of active, healthy, conscious-living experiences. A dedicated mom to 2 teens, find Debby teaching kids mindfulness through puppetry, creating kinetic art with her body, and bending and balancing on a paddleboard, while arriving everywhere via one of her trusty two-wheeled steeds. With no shortage of causes she champions, Debby lives her mantra – “I possess infinite potential” – daily.
Rebekah Jarchow 200 RYT (working on 500 RYT!)
Rebekah Jarchow is a St. Louis-based ironworker, artist and yogi. She found yoga in 2011 and after developing a soulful home practice, in 2013 she became certified as a 200-hr RYT through St. Louis Yoga Source. Currently, Bek is pursuing her 500-hr certification from Agape Yoga Studio under the skillful direction of Jen Jones, Michael Johnson, Joe and Luna Taft, Cat Matlock and Bryan Legree. Along with this diverse background of teaching methodology, Bek combines her love of physiology, psychology and creativity to encourage open minds and hearts in her students both on and off the mat. Through art, yoga and the pursuit of balance, she hopes to empower students to find peace within themselves, ignite passion, live life and be well.
JQ Williams 200 E-RYT (working on 500 E-RYT!)
JQ Williams loves backbends and arm balances and has a strong practice, but her secret love is the depth of her restorative practice. Her classes are always different (silent, deep house yoga, you name it, providing a variety of ways to access the poses through flow, alignment, and inquiry.
‘‘My aim is to build conscious and supportive communities through movement and mindfulness’ – JQ
Having a background in dance, gymnastics and pole vault taught her to value the technical aspects of the poses and alignment. The deeper practices of yoga have taught herabout the subtle body, emotional body and spiritual connection the poses bring. With over 29 years of different movement practices, her kinesthetic awareness is diverse and deep. She is a 200hr e-RYT, and is in progress towards becoming at 500hr e-RYT within the year.