GILI 2018: Global Innovation Through Local Implementation
A Yoga Training Retreat in the Heart of Nature
September 9-16, 2018 | Seguin, TX
"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." Alan Watts
Retreat into nature.
GILI is an immersive 8-day training in a retreat like setting. Secluded in the heart of nature with our own private creek. Together, we will explore the science of yoga in a systematic and practical way through many creative applications. You will journey through the 7 chakras diving deeper into the associated anatomy, physiology, poses, philosophy, social psychology, entrepreneurialism and more in a creative and engaging atmosphere. Explore the science of yoga in an artistic way to better understand and develop your own practice while enjoying our seclusive retreat site for a deeply immersive experience.
Your down time can be spent with the amazing community that comes together while enjoying the many amenities of our retreat site like SUP paddle boarding, kayaks, hot tub, hiking, relaxing in one of the many hammocks and so much more. It’s like summer camp for adults that has a way of shifting the trajectory of one’s perception.
The experience is led by Lindy Burns and teachers she brings together from across the US. Lindy has been teaching yoga for nearly 20 years and creating immersive, educational experiences such as this during that time. She has over 2000 hours in registered training programs and has been leading teacher trainings for the past 4 years. Her work has been instrumental in establishing yoga in many south Texas communities. She has been a professor of psychology and kinesiology almost 10 years.
Why and what is GILI?
The purpose of the GILI Retreat is to support Social Entrepreneurs on the front lines of positive social impact. Why GILI? Because Global Innovation requires Local Implementation. GILI is designed to provide you with support and personal and professional development needed to find success in a sometimes discouraging world.
This is an intensive yoga training in social entrepreneurialism and partner dynamics in a retreat-like setting. While we want you to enjoy yourself, we also want to support you in full commitment to this immersive experience. The partner dynamics will neurologically develop greater insight into the subtleties of our community, relationships, and what it takes to build great insight as transformational leaders.
The retreat is designed much like a cauldron so we can all step into a cooking, transformational process. This may not always be comfortable as we challenge our own ego container but from this, we will find greater freedom to live the life we love and carry out our life’s work.
This is also somewhat of a social experiment as it takes a high degree of emotional maturity for social innovators (energy workers) to thrive and sustain lasting impact for the betterment of society. Please take care of yourself over the course of 8 days and be especially considerate of each other and the teachers. The best teachers are the best students, rather than the mind of the knower step into the mind of the learner.
“It made me realize what I was meant to do. It solidified my direction. As much as you get out of it emotionally, physically and spiritually it was amazing. There’s no judgement, no ego, no one is on the spot, but you never feel like you’re the only person going through it. It’s practical for everyone. If you think now is not a good time, it is. Make it happen!”
Laura Criser Co-founder Lorelei Brewing Company Corpus Christi TX
Cost includes lodging at our own personal retreat complete with tree houses and teepees as well as our very own pond and creek for recreational activities such as SUP and paddleboarding.
Dinner will be provided.
Everyone who attends will receive certificates for continuing education accreditation through the Yoga Alliance. You will also walk away with the tools to build your own personal portfolio of high quality photos
All lodging is in shared cabins.
Early Bird $750/person until July 31, 2018
$1150 Shared bed after early bird deadline
$1650 Private bed after early bird deadline
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