Breath of Fresh Air: A Summer Yoga Getaway on Moon Acres
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Breath of Fresh Air: A Summer Yoga Getaway on Moon Acres

  • Yoga House on Moon Acres (map)
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Come away with me this summer for a weekend getaway to southwest Michigan. We will unwind from the city energy, connect to the surrounding nature vibes, practice yoga and eat delicious vegetarian food.

The house sits on Moon Acres, 14 acres of wooded trails, open fields and sky. The house has a bonfire pit, organic gardens, a large family style dining table and lots of space to relax and connect. In season, there are pear, apple and mulberry trees, black raspberries, a 1.5-acre garden that we cook from, herbs, chickens, ducks and honey bees.

The owner, Clare, is our fabulous host who will cook us nourishing, local and seasonal meals and will guide us through a hike in the dunes.

On the land are 2 puppies, 5 barn cats, 10 ducks, 8 chickens, and bee hives.  

There are 4 bedrooms: 3 are doubles and 1 is a triple with shared bathrooms.

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On late Friday afternoon we will meet in Michigan for a sweet, flowing practice at 5pm, followed by our first delicious meal together. Feel free to arrive anytime after 3pm to settle in and explore the land.

Saturday, we will start off with an energizing yoga practice followed by a nourishing breakfast. The day really is yours to explore. An option for a guided hike, drive to Weko Beach (10 minutes), Silver Beach (20 minutes) to soak in the water of Lake Michigan, or explore the local town. We will gather up at Haymarket Tap Room for a tour and lunch (food and drinks included). As the day winds down, we will settle in for a more restorative yoga practice. Our final dinner followed by a bonfire with s’mores.

Sunday morning will be our final yoga practice in the oasis away from the city followed by a decadent brunch.

Departure at Noon.

What’s Included?

Clean, Zen-country accommodations

5 Curated Organic Meals

Tour, lunch and tasting at Haymarket Tap Room

4 Yoga Classes taught by me

Nightly bonfires with s’mores

Guided hike

Extras:

60-minute private intuitive Reiki session $150

Card Readings $35

*Aside from drinks at Haymarket Brewery, booze is not included so feel free to BYOB for the weekend!

DATES AND PRICE:

Friday August 9th to Sunday August 11th

$600 with a $100 non-refundable deposit to lock your spot.

Please e-mail me at alison.riazi@gmail.com for inquiries and to sign up! Space is limited!

In the occurrence of a cancellation within one month of the retreat, you will receive a 50% refund.

 

FYI: There are 2 dogs and one kitten within the house. The indoor animals are a part of Yoga House experience and are trained to be in service to people. The kitten does not go into the bedrooms and the house will be cleaned of any pet dander. The barn is a growing adventure and expecting new life to arrive all summer.

The house is in the woods and lives amongst Michigan’s wildlife. If you chose to hike the Dunes there is risk of ticks, bees and other bugs as well as poison ivy and sunburns. Long pants, shirts and socks for your hiking adventures is strongly recommended.

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Heal Your Hormones Intuitively Workshop
Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Heal Your Hormones Intuitively Workshop

Come sip on some hormone healing tea (provided by Supermama Foods), and join women's hormone health healer Angie Walker (The Balance Warrior), and myself on a 2 hour journey in healing your hormones intuitively.

Angie will begin by leading a lecture sharing in depth information on the endocrine system, women's hormones, what causes imbalances and how you can heal them naturally.

Following the lecture I will lead you on a yoga flow that is designed to slow down and realign your hormones and get you reconnected with your body.

End the workshop with Angie leading you on a relaxation guided meditation that will leave you (and your hormones) feeling calm, light and balanced as you go through the rest of your day. During the meditation Angie will infuse Reiki healing to each of you.

Please BYOM and water.

This event is for women.

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Mystical Morocco: Yoga Off The Mat & Onto A Magic Carpet Ride
Feb
16
to Feb 23

Mystical Morocco: Yoga Off The Mat & Onto A Magic Carpet Ride

Join Souljourn Yoga  and Alma Retreats for a cinematic adventure to Morocco that re-imagines "spring break" to epic proportions.  Join myself and Jeanette Doherty for a magical 7 night/8 day carpet ride from city, to beach, and lastly, mountains, all while supporting Education For All Morocco, an organization that provides secondary education and boarding houses to Berber girls from the High Atlas Mountains who we will be meeting with. Upon arrival you will be whisked off to the coast to Essaouira where we will be laying out on the beach, stargazing, practicing yoga, and of course riding camels along the shore at Riad Rebali. Part two of our adventure is in Marrakesh, in the stunning Riad Zamzam in the oldest part of the city with a guided tour of the Medina, experience traditional Moroccan cuisine and feel the vibrancy of the city. The final part of our adventure will be in the picturesque High Atlas Mountains at Kasbah Du Toubkal where we will be hiking, going to the hammam, and meeting the girls from EFA. 


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Battle of the Classes
Feb
3
12:30 PM12:30

Battle of the Classes

Join myself and Jacqueline Stewart in a flow of movement from Pilates, taught by Jacqueline, and Yoga, taught by me. In this collaboration of movement practices you will feel your body, mind and spirit come alive.

Proceeds from this special class will support Dancing to Dream , supporting artists and choreographers have a platform to support and showcase their works with an added support towards Make A Wish Foundation.

How can us movers use all of our different talents to share with our community and give back as well? It truly is Yoga Off The Mat.

Refreshments will be provided post class!

Sign up here: Free Mvmt Shop

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The Journey Within: A Yoga + Mindfulness Intensive
Feb
2
to Mar 2

The Journey Within: A Yoga + Mindfulness Intensive

You are invited to join Angie Starz, Lauren Bellagamba, Alison Riazi and Claire Ridge for an incredible journey of inquiry and investigation!

🎇 This intensive style training was created out of necessity.  Over the years, we collectively saw the need for an in-depth exploration of Yoga and Mindfulness that was structured to support a curious student of life - someone who wanted more than they were getting from group classes, workshops or private sessions.  This year, we heeded the call to curate a training that did just that.  We are thrilled to invite you on a thoughtful, comprehensive and collaborative experience aptly called, The Journey Within - A Yoga + Mindfulness Intensive.

🎇 If you choose to accept this invitation you can expect to:

  • Dive into an interactive exploration of the systems of Yoga + Mindfulness

  • Discover tangible techniques and practices that will empower you to develop a sustainable home practice

  • Rekindle your relationship with your Self in a safe space through deep practice and reflection

  • Recharge your connection to peace and ease by learning how to better manage stress

  • Peel back the layers of self doubt and fear that hold you back from practicing and living from your heart

  • Awaken to your true potential as student and human being in body, mind and heart

Each session will begin with a full length practice incorporating Asana (physical postures), Pranayama (breathwork), Meditation, Mantra, Mudra and Mindfulness techniques.  We'll spend the rest of the day exploring the following topics through experiential learning (i.e NOT sitting in lecture, but rather engaging with the content in a meaningful way):

  • Asana: posture dissection (including challenging shapes like arm balances and inversions), safe and sustainable alignment, physical anatomy + biomechanics

  • Pranayama: breath exercises, energetic anatomy including the Koshas, Nadis and Chakras

  • Meditation: interdisciplinary exploration of meditation including mindfulness meditation, yogic meditation, intuitive meditation

  • Ayurveda: overview of Yoga's sister science that gives more insight into living life in accordance with your unique Dosha

  • Mindful Living: eating, sleeping, self care and communication strategies for greater overall wellness

  • Philosophy: interesting conversation about the ethos and philosophies of Yoga + Mindfulness

 

 

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Crafternoon: An afternoon of craft beer, yoga, and natural crafts
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Crafternoon: An afternoon of craft beer, yoga, and natural crafts

Join myself and Erica Lubetsky for an afternoon of crafts and yoga! Erica will lead you in a craft for holiday gifting: learn to make your own set of coasters made from natural materials and while your project is drying, participate in an hour long vinyasa yoga class led by me! During and after the workshop, please enjoy some craft beer courtesy of Tapster,included in your ticket price!

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Seva Siem Reap
Sep
21
to Sep 30

Seva Siem Reap

  • 0307 Wat Bo Road Siem Reap Cambodia (map)
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Souljourn Yoga invites you to explore 10 magical days with us in the Kingdom of Wonder to support the Ponheary Ly Foundation Girls’ Dormitory that houses, feeds and shelters 60 of the brightest and academically ambitious female students who are from districts in Siem Reap where no secondary education is provided. This amazing journey will ask you to give back to yourself by compassionately giving to others through volunteer teaching and having an open mind to fall in love with this amazing country where you can still feel and see the fragmentation post Khmer Rouge and Civil War.

Cambodia’s rich and intense history is only amplified by the perpetual kindness and perseverance of its people. From daily yoga to exploring the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, getting lost in the textiles and food stalls of the glowing night market, and even laying poolside amidst the frangipani, this trip will crack your heart wide open from the inside out.  Led by Alison Riazi + Lisa Bermudez, and founder of Souljourn Yoga Foundation, Jordan Ashley, this trip promises be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Creating Compassion On & Off The Mat: An Evening to Support Girl's Education
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Creating Compassion On & Off The Mat: An Evening to Support Girl's Education

Join yoga instructor Alison Riazi for a 75 minute, live music yoga class and learn about her partnership with Souljourn Yoga and mission to support girls' education and her upcoming trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia.

All of the proceeds from this class will go towards The Ponheary Li Foundation, promoting access to public educational opportunities and the health and well-being to children and young people in Cambodia.

The Souljourn Yoga Foundation US 501 (c) 3 nonprofit inspired by seva, the Sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service. Our aim is to raise awareness and funds for girls education in developing countries by teaming up with both local and international non-profits. We create opportunities to explore, practice, and educate through yoga both on and off the mat by offering a spectrum of workshops and global retreats to continue to promote female empowerment and education to communities where equal opportunities aren't always readily available.

To sign up, click HERE

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Making + Moving with Souljourn Yoga
May
13
12:00 PM12:00

Making + Moving with Souljourn Yoga

DYE + DOWN DOG THIS MOTHER'S DAY

SUPPORT GIRLS' EDUCATION AROUND THE WORLD WHILE YOU GIVE BACK TO YOURSELF WHILE GIVING TO OTHERS!

Join Erica Lubetsky and I as we partner with the Souljourn Yoga Foundation for an afternoon of making and moving. You will learn about the mission of Souljourn and their non-profit partners supporting girls education globally while simultaneously learning to naturally dye your own piece, partake in an hour yoga class, and enjoy some of tapster's large selection of drinks on tap. Bring Your Own Mat! All proceeds will support the mission of Souljourn Yoga.

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Creating Compassion: Yoga + Reiki
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Creating Compassion: Yoga + Reiki

A SPRING FLOW FOR FEMALE EMPOWERMENT

WITH ALISON RIAZI AND SOULJOURN YOGA FOUNDER, JORDAN ASHLEY

Join us for a heart opening and restorative yoga practice as we create compassion both on and off of the yoga mat. Learn about the issues surrounding girls' education in developing countries, move and sweat in an all-levels vinyasa yoga class and unwind and recharge with reiki and aromatherapy. All proceeds from this afternoon will go directly to the Souljourn Yoga Foundation. Souljourn Yoga is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization with a focus on raising awareness and funds for girls' education in developing countries through global yoga retreats and local events. For every participant going on a Souljourn Yoga Retreat, $300-500 of the total amount of the cost of retreat will be donated directly to the participating girls organization that we will be meeting, embracing, and learning about on our trip abroad.

Saturday May 12th 1-3pm 

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Music + Yoga + Art
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Music + Yoga + Art

A CELEBRATION TO SUPPORT GIRL'S EDUCATION

WITH ALISON RIAZI, JORDAN ASHLEY, & JASON BRAMMER

Join the Souljourn Yoga team for a Friday night of giving to yourself while giving back to others! Learn about the issues surrounding girls' education in developing countries, move and sweat in an all-levels vinyasa yoga class with the musical accompaniment by Jason Brammer. All proceeds from this evening will go directly to the Souljourn Yoga Foundation. Souljourn Yoga is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization with a focus on raising awareness and funds for girls' education in developing countries through global yoga retreats and local events. For every participant going on a Souljourn Yoga Retreat, $300-500 of the total amount of the cost of retreat will be donated directly to the participating girls organization that we will be meeting, embracing, and learning about on our trip abroad.  

BYOM (Mat)

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, CLASS BEGINS AT 7PM

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Tacos, Tadasanas, and Tea Towels
Mar
25
12:00 PM12:00

Tacos, Tadasanas, and Tea Towels

Join Erica Lubetsky and I for an empowering workshop of creative expression, flowing, and mingling at Antique Taco.  Erica will teach you about the magic of Avocado dye and some resist techniques to add patterns to your pieces and while your tea towels are in the dye vat, and I will lead you through an hour Vinyasa yoga class. Guacamole, salsa, chips and dye supplies are included, but please bring your own mat. Sign up Here!

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Creating Compassion: A Fall Flow to Female Empowerment
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Creating Compassion: A Fall Flow to Female Empowerment

Join us for a heart opening and restorative yoga practice as we create compassion both on and off of the yoga mat. Learn about the issues surrounding girls' education in developing countries, move and sweat in an all-levels vinyasa yoga class and unwind and recharge with reiki and aromatherapy.

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