Discover Your Inner Guidance On and Off the Mat
Since time began, people have had to learn various navigation skills to help them find their way through unknown territory. Some learned to chart their course by starlight, some by listening to birdsong, others through reading faint water patterns off the bows of their boats. No matter the culture or method of travel, the art of wayfinding has always been a skill to be mastered requiring focus, sharp listening skills, and an eye for subtle clues.
Journeying through life requires similar skills. Even if you don’t know where you are or which direction you’re going, you can learn how to find your way home. You have a built-in navigation system, a fail-proof tool to help you steer your life. You’re probably already aware of your inner voice, and maybe you already use it.
But, the question is: Which inner voice are you listening to?
There’s the Mind Voice who’s trying to make everything predictable and safe. There’s the Heart Voice who’s relaying directions through a vast range of emotions. There’s the Body Voice who’s driven by animal instincts. And then there’s the Soul Voice that propels you to live the fullest expression of who you are. Each of these voices holds its own sense of direction, a unique piece of the puzzle, and its own corner of the map. When used together, the Four Voices become a powerful inner-guidance system.
This event is an invitation to learn the art of wayfinding by using the wisdom of each of your Four Voices.
The Art of Wayfinding is a unique and powerful inquiry process experienced on the mat through a customized strong restorative yoga sequence combined with thought-provoking inquiry prompts, all set to a heart-opening soundtrack.
This will not be a typical yoga class. It will challenge your Mind, your Heart, your Body, and your Soul.
No previous yoga experience necessary. This class is for every fitness level and body size, and will be customized to accommodate any injuries or illnesses, and to challenge even the most advanced practitioners.
What You’ll Experience
During the yoga practice, you’ll journey through each of your Four Voices. This means that you’ll experience your Mind Voice, your Heart Voice, your Body Voice and your Soul Voice in vivid detail. This often means tears as you break through inner barriers and open to deeper truths. As you let go of your layers, you even find a sense of stillness and peace within the cathedral of your body—a sense of connection with your whole self.
After the practice, we’ll take what you’ve learned on the mat and apply it to the rest of your life. Through discussion and inquiry, you’ll begin to chart your course that honors your inner wisdom as you venture back out into the world.
You'll learn to take yourself (and this work) lightly—with ease and a sense of humor. Although we’ll go through plenty of Kleenex boxes (because tears happen when real work is being done), there will also be plenty of laughter and levity. You will leave different, changed—and with a clearer path forward.
Union Yoga is located at 244 Pearl Street, downtown Monterey, California. There are many hotels within walking distance, plenty of cafes, restaurants, and markets nearby.
3:45 Doors open
4:00 Opening discussion
4:15-5:45 Yoga Practice
6:00-6:30 Closing discussion and Q&A
Please bring a journal, a pen, and a yoga mat. If you forget, no worries. We’ll have extra supplies to share.
Plan on getting sweaty. The room will be packed and we will be doing intense physical and emotional work. Union Yoga is heated with infrared heat. This means your experience will be continuous warmth that does not rely on forced hot air and humidity blowing into the room—typically around 80-85 degrees. Dress accordingly.
The Teacher: Meadow DeVor
Meadow is an internationally recognized yoga and self development teacher with a modern approach to spirituality, money and personal leadership. Since 2007, she has led teacher trainings, inquiry classes and retreats both online and throughout the United States.
She's the author of Money Love: A Guide to Changing the Way You Think About Money, and The Art of Wayfinding: Discover Your Inner Guidance On and Off the Mat. (Spring 2020, Llewellyn). She hosts the popular podcast Spiritualish. Meadow has been published in Woman’s Day Magazine, and has been published on many renowned blogs including Rebelle Society, Teach.Yoga, Enemy of Debt, and has had the pleasure of being a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
She speaks, writes, and coaches extensively on our deepest held beliefs about our own worth. She lives with her daughter in Carmel.
This event is designed for an intentionally small number of students and it will sell out quickly.
All sales are final. No refunds will be issued for any reason, but you are free to transfer your registration to another attendee.