Slow Down Enough to Open Your Heart
Lena Madsen started teaching yoga in New York City in 1996 while serving on the faculty of the Swedish Institute, where she taught Swedish massage, shiatsu, and Chinese medicine. Inspired by B. K. S. Iyengar,…
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For all levels.
Share yoga teacher and massage therapist Lena Madsen’s deep knowledge of the eight limbs of yoga and the body’s energetic pathways in a summer week of heart-opening yoga practice. Slow down with asanas, breath observation, deep relaxation, and meditation.
The practice of yoga encourages you to open the chest and soften the heart so that the energy of the heart can move freely. When your heart is open, you
- See who you truly are
- Recognize your own needs and desires
- Can be true to yourself
- Connect deeply and fully with others
- Experience gratitude for all you have
- Have a richer experience of life
- See the magic of life in each day.
Come explore how you can encourage your own heart to open so you can live, act, and speak from a place of love and compassion.
Note Please eat lightly on opening night.
- 23.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $20 additional charge
- 23.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More