April 26-30, 2017

Laughing Bodies’ Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training with Rebecca Dennis

Guest assistant: Ruth Anne Lundeberg



Rebecca Dennis



Bring yoga into your life in a deeper, more meaningful way. In our current yoga culture the 75 minute yoga class primarily focuses on postures and physical fitness. This is a fantastic way to start yoga. However, there is so much more! Experience the healing beauty and peace of Gray Bear. Whether you are a yoga student, yoga teacher or teacher trainee; you are welcome at this truly transformative retreat.

These five days will allow you to dive deeper into other aspects of yoga and merge it into your life in a practical way. The retreat is a Yoga Immersion and a Teacher Training. You do not have to participate in the full TT to attend the retreat. Extended R&R time: use as an extended Rest & Relaxation week: daily yoga, massage, soaks and time to contemplate. All bodies welcome!

This retreat is a Teacher Training AND a Yoga Immersion.

  • Development of a personal practice
  • Exploration of yoga that goes beyond the physical postures
  • How do we generate the creative juice to benefit our lives?

For Aspiring Teachers:

  • Get the first 50 contact hours to kick start your YTT

Yoga Teachers

  • Get required CEU’s for Yoga Alliance
  • Get coaching from two long-term teachers
  • Sharpen your teaching skills
  • Replenish your enthusiasm and creativity

You do not have to participate in the full TT to come to the retreat.

This retreat is open to: those interested in becoming teachers, current teachers who want to further their education and enthusiastic yogis who want to deepen their practice while spending five days in the paradise that is Gray Bear!

This retreat is the part of a 200 hour certified Yoga Alliance Teacher Training that will take place in 2017 in the Cumberland County area of Tennessee. For more information on the full training visit www.laughingbodies.com/teacher-training Rebecca@laughingbodies.com

Extended R&R time: You do not have to participate in the full TT to come to this retreat. These five days may be used a an extended Rest & Relaxation week: daily yoga, massage, soaks and time to contemplate. All bodies welcome!

Rebecca Dennis, E-RYT 500, has a 37-year practice that includes the styles of Bhakti, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti and Integral Hatha Yoga. She started her teaching career in New York City before relocating to Crossville,TN where she successfully founded and ran the first yoga and Pilates for 10 years. She now lives and teaches in the San Diego area, and returns each year to Tennessee to offer her teachings. More about Rebecca: laughingbodies.com

Ruth Anne Lundeberg, E-RYT500, has been a student of yoga for 34 years. She began teaching yoga full-time in 1992. She is founder and director of Nirvana Yoga (formerly Mama Nirvana’s New Yoga) since 1999. She has taught and co-taught multiple yoga teacher trainings since 1999. More about Ruth Anne lovenirvanayoga.com

Ruth Anne and Rebecca met at the age of 18 and have been best friends ever since. They have co-taught many retreats in the US and in Central America. Together they have over 60 years of yoga experience.

Workshop discounted at $695 if paid in full by March 15th. Space is consciously limited. To reserve your place please register by sending your $200 non-refundable deposit (or full payment) to: Gray Bear Lodge, PO Box 682, Hohenwald, TN 38462.

Price includes tuition, lodging for 4 nights/5 days (double occupancy in main lodge; private cabins are available as well. Please inquire), all meals and full use of facilities. Late registration fee increases to $750 with balance due before the retreat begins. Confirmation letter and additional information (including directions to Gray Bear) will be sent.

Workshop Sign-up Form

We'll begin with guests arriving 4-6pm on Wednesday 26th. Dinner is at 6:00pm, Orientation & opening circle follow. Sunday the 30th, finishes with closing circle, lunch, and checkout is at 2:00pm. (*) Gray Bear is a two hour drive from the airport, so please plan arrival time/ departure time with this in mind.

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. Read more about Gray Bear.

Workshop Sign-up Form