October 11 - 15, 2021

"The Eight Diaphragms, Mudras & Bandhas"

with JJ Gormley


Another magical time at Gray Bear—JJ’s favorite yoga space. In this retreat JJ will introduce the eight diaphragms of the body and their importance in our health and healing. JJ has been successful using the synching of these diaphragms with her current clients. Issues associated with these diaphragms include: plantar fasciitis, knee pain & alignment, pelvic floor issues, numbness in the hands, headaches and migraines. Experience how simple movements associated with these diaphragms can be used on yourself and/or your students for health and healing. This five-day retreat will allow time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation, including yoga twice daily with JJ and three simple, delicious, mostly organic, and mostly vegetarian meals. Walks to the waterfall, fabulous massage therapy, watsu (water therapy), hot tub and sauna, and relaxing on the front porch all await you.

Prices start at $1200 for Main Lodge housing, upgrades available:

$500 deposit required upon registration, upgrade housing cost required at time of registration.

Balance due August 15, 2021.

Space is consciously limited. To reserve your place please register by sending your payment to: Gray Bear Lodge, PO Box 682, Hohenwald, TN 38462. Price includes tuition, lodging, meals and full use of facilities. Confirmation letter and additional information (including directions to Gray Bear) will be sent. Check is preferred, all major credit cards are accepted.

Please be sure to read Gray Bear's page regarding safety measures put in place for Covid 19: http://graybear.org/covid.html. Om!

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JJ Gormley-Etchells has been a student of yoga since 1979 and a teacher since 1989. She began teaching teachers and using yoga therapeutically in 1994. She has studied from many traditions including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Anusara and Viniyoga. She calls her yoga education well-rounded and draws from each tradition that which she loves. She teaches online classes in Yoga Therapy as well as Hands-On Modules offering free yoga for clients in need of yoga used therapeutically. Yoga Teachers in her 1000-hour Yoga Therapy Training program learn how to use yoga therapeutically to help with many ailments including auto-immune diseases.

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This retreat is open to beginners and will have enough depth for advanced practitioners and teachers. All Bodies Welcome!

We'll begin with guests arriving Monday, between 2:00-4:00 pm. First yoga class is 4:30, dinner is 6:15. Orientation & opening circle follow. Friday finishes with closing circle followed by lunch. Checkout time is 2:00 PM. Gray Bear is a two hour drive from the Nashville airport, four hour drive from Crossville and 3.5 hours from Memphis. Please plan arrival/departure time with this in mind.

Gray Bear Lodge P.O. Box 682 Hohenwald, TN 38462

Telephone: 615-782-0469

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