October 18th - 20th, 2019
with Diann Fuller and Laura Tyree
This Fall will mark the 24th year, of yoga, laughter, fabulous food, relaxation and nature. The nurturing union of Diann's and Laura's teaching styles draw students to experience the practice of living yoga in each moment. Silent walks in the forest, murmured conversations on the rustic front porch, our Full Moon Celebration, and the fullness of a yoga posture all combine to create a memorable retreat.
Many who have been a part of this weekend say they leave with a new sense of self appreciation and a feeling of true community. This feeling reaches beyond societies normal borders, into rich and lasting friendships and the deeper meanings of yoga. We invite you to come share with us this beautiful environment that has inspired so many.
- Live Music
- Diann's Chocolate Cake!
- Meditation under the Pines
- Massage with Adam Available
- Yoga: Sun Salutations
- Timeless Moments
- Old Friends
- New Smiling Faces
- Full Moon Celebration
Diann Fuller is the co-director of Gray Bear Lodge and High Forest Institute. She began her yoga practice in 1985. Diann combines her love of the Earth and her gentle teaching style with harmony and balance.
A longtime member of the Nashville yoga community, Laura brings more than eighteen years of experience in yoga to Gray Bear. She is the founder of the successful Dragonfly Yoga Studios in Destin, Florida, where she currently lives. Laura welcomes each participant to discover the balance of yoga posture and breath in an atmosphere of humor, directness, and creativity..
Friends since their first meeting in 1992, Laura and Diann share a love of yoga, flowers, and fun! Their teaching styles blend together to create an environment of support and deep appreciation of the self.
Any level of yoga student is welcome for this weekend. A perfect weekend for the first time/beginning yoga student or more ongoing student. Intermediate students will also find classes which will provide just the right amount of challenge.
Workshop discounted at $420 if paid in full by Sept. 1st. Space is consciously limited. To reserve your place please register by sending your $100 non-refundable deposit to: Gray Bear Lodge, PO Box 682, Hohenwald, TN 38462. Price includes tuition, lodging, meals and full use of facilities. Late registration fee increases to $470 with balance Oct 1st. Confirmation letter and additional information (including directions to Gray Bear) will be sent.
We'll begin with guests arriving Friday (4-6pm arrival) dinner is at 6:00pm, Orientation & opening circle follow. Sunday finishes with closing circle, lunch, and checkout is at 2:00pm. (*) Gray Bear is a two hour drive from the Nashville airport, so please plan arrival time/ departure time with this in mind. Or a 3.5 hour drive from Memphis.
Gray Bear is home to 400 acres of rolling hills, thick forest, natural springs, and even a waterfall. You can experience the wonders of nature while sitting in a hand-built wood fire sauna; hear the silence of nature's symphony lying on a hammock while curled under a blanket; and revel in clear air and water while using shower outdoors.
With all of this nature we have some suggestions to consider when packing:
- Working flashlight ...it gets dark with only the light of the stars to guide you!
- A bathing suit ... good for the hot tub, sauna, and Watsu massage pool
- Water bottle ...Gray Bear does not use disposable cups. Purified water is available in the Main House and the Yoga Room
- A bath robe/sarong
- House slippers or socks to wear indoors ...no shoes inside please
- Comfortable walking shoes/sandals for an inspired nature hike
- Warm clothing ...mornings & evenings can be cool
- Comfortable clothes for exercising/yoga
Please do not bring any drugs, alcohol, or pets. Gray Bear is a non-smoking, pet-free and alcohol-free facility.