- Created: Tuesday, 28 July 2015 15:03
This August Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge will be presenting Connecting with Nature: Garland’s First Annual Yoga Retreat Hosted by Lisa Cohen. This yoga retreat will take place from August 24-27, 2015 and will involve daily guided meditation and yoga sessions, delicious spa inspired meals and options to mold the retreat to your interests with hiking, spa treatments like facials and massages, or rendezvous into town. There will also be a Kriya Yoga Session, “Give Back to the Garden” in which guests will find themselves closer to nature and getting their hands dirty.
Garland’s is very excited to be putting on this yoga retreat and is thrilled that Lisa Cohen will be leading these events. Lisa Cohen has 35 years of experience and is the perfect person to bring our retreat guests closer to nature and to their partners. We recently did a Q&A with Lisa to help you get to know her better. Read all about Lisa below:
How did your yoga journey begin?
After a career overseas and a lifetime on the stage in theatre and dance, my sister brought me to Ashtanga Masters (Prem Carlisi & Tim Miller) and an Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series class in 1998. I continue the Practice & Meditate on my mat every day.
If you could describe yourself in 3 adjectives – what would they be?
Creative, Charismatic, Confident
What is your most memorable yoga experience?
Practicing with my teacher Guruji Sri K. Phattabi Jois, Master of Ashtanga Yoga.
What do you enjoy most when leading yoga classes?
Feeling and feeding off of the group energy and offering a unique, challenging, and fulfilling yoga experience.
What is your ideal setting for yoga? Outdoors? Indoors? Peace and quiet? Nighttime?
I enjoy all of these forums. Being creative and adapting to the surroundings is a great joy to me when I teach. I welcome feedback, requests, and a dynamic exchange between teacher & students in my classes.
If you had to describe what yoga means, and does for the mind/body/spirit in a few words – what would you say?
Practicing yoga helps me be a better mother, partner, cook, painter, sister, listener…. in other words, I wouldn’t
be very good at anything with my yoga practice.
What is the greatest lesson practicing yoga has taught you?
Yoga is an ego corrective experience. There is always more to do, to learn, and to let go of.
If you had a soundtrack to narrate your life – what would it be?
We are Family (Pointer Sisters)
If a movie was made about your life, what actress would play you in the leading role?
Julia Roberts or Angelina Jolie would be nice!
Why should people attend the First Annual Yoga Retreat at Garland’s this August?
It will be a feast for the eyes, mind, body, soul and stomach!!!
You can also learn more about Lisa at her website and check-out her Fitness Bucket List! This yoga retreatis open to any and all who are interested in bettering their yoga practice, relaxing with a loved one, and connecting with the beauty of Oak Creek Canyon and the Garland’s property. We hope you can join us!
Pricing: It is $350 per night for singles, $525 per night for couples. Alcohol, sales tax and gratuity are additional as well as massages and facials. Booking includes afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast and yoga retreat activities. (three night minimum booking required)
A la carte pricing available: $25 per yoga and meditation sessions (register for classes via phone or front desk)
For Reservations Call: 928-282-3343