Carly Forest, Krassi Harwell and Jaclyn Long

Carly, Krassi and Jackie believe that yoga and mindfulness are paths of awakening. These practices help us open to our true nature as we more fully accept, integrate and embrace our unfolding experiences.

Facilitating international yoga retreats for over 12 years, Carly, Krassi and Jackie weave the well-researched and evidenced-based practice of mindfulness into each yoga class, helping students to cultivate present-moment, non-judgmental awareness. Mindfulness practices help us develop compassion, as we shed habitual patterns of striving.

Krassi’s invigorating vinyasa classes challenge the body while inviting a gentleness of mind and openness of heart. Her teachings encourage self-discovery, growth and expansion. She offers accessible modifications for students of all levels. Krassi is a certified yoga instructor, a Thai massage therapist, a certified doula, a Hakomi counselor (mindfulness-based somatic counseling), and facilitator of Mindful Moms groups through Mind Body Moms. She is also the author of Morning, Zora, a lovely children’s book, as well as Yoga Cards for Children.

Carly believes that retreating form our own busy lives is a deeply supportive act of remembering: remembering ourselves, our deepest longing and heartfelt intentions to live a meaningful life. It helps us to stretch time and access liminal space. It helps us see, hear and feel life differently. Drawing inspiration and wisdom from the natural world, Carly offers Yin yogamindfulness and psycho-spiritual inquiry as a way to assist you in attuning to your external environment and your inner landscapes. Carly will help us explore the themes of surrender and expansion, yin and yang, descent and ascent and how to hold the paradox of being human with grace and courage. Coupled with writing, self-inquiry work, and luminous poetry, Carly will help awaken your senses and encourage you to connect with a rhythm that is naturally yours. Her evening yin yoga classes will help you drift off into a deep, restful sleep, and will empower you with mindfulness tools that you can carry with you for your entire life. You can read more about Carly on her website: www.carlyforest.com/about

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Jaclyn’s mindfulness meditation classes will help you establish a more compassionate relationship with what is. With an invitation to practice non-judgmental awareness, she will help you cultivate a more kind and caring relationship with yourself, with all that unfolds within you and with all that unfolds around you. Jaclyn will teach you mindfulness tools that you can carry around with you wherever you go, weaving these practices into your everyday life. Jaclyn is a Marriage & Family Therapist, a certified yoga teacher, a mindfulness teacher, and Founder & Director of Mind Body Moms. Jaclyn graduated with highest honors from Princeton University with a degree in Psychology and a specialization in Neuroscience, and went on to receive her Masters in Transpersonal Psychology in 2003 and Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2004. She has been teaching yoga and mindfulness since 2001 and leading international retreats since 2004. Jaclyn is also a mom. She draws from the stress-reduction practices that she teaches to sustain, ground and resource herself as a mom. She makes a living offering therapy, facilitating moms groups, leading international retreats and directing two organizations. She makes a life by hanging out with her husband and son, walking on the beach, surfing and practicing yoga and mindfulness. Jaclyn is on a mission to support people on their journey of wellness, and is passionate about introducing people to yoga, mindfulness meditation and self-compassion practices.