Are you ready to pump up the volume in your physical being? The BadAsana Series is perfect for you. The awareness of breath and body alignment gained through yoga is a great compliment to weight bearing exercises. Boost your strength and confidence with this dynamic practice that combines a sweaty vinyasa flow practice with intervals of isometric weight bearing exercises.
Students report feeling pumped, energized and ready to take on life as a Spiritual Warrior with your #badass self. While open to all levels, the BadAsana Series is especially suited for those who already have a consistent yoga practice and are looking to amp things up a notch.
Scripting Your Joy is an integrated yoga and writing, experiential workshop where, by engaging in active dialogue and conscious listening, we bring awareness to how we communicate. This process involves journaling, short writing exercises, shared listening, breathwork and meditation. Benefits include deeper and more effective levels of communication in all interactions, and reconnection with your voice through grace, truth and power.
This dynamic one-day workshop uses breathwork and body movement to explore dharma, or life’s purpose, uncovering the limitless possibilities for our lives and the unique reason we are here. The authentic art process is used to showcase the artist and author that resides in each one of us through the stories we have created, that both serve and block our growth. This workshop will increase clarity and direction around one’s life purpose, provide practical tips to keep committed to our path and highlight methods of integrating the principles of yoga into all areas of our lives.
Groundation, describes a potent Jamaican way of life – being balanced, grounded and centered within one’s purpose. The journey through this groundation workshop begins slowly with a supportive and grounding practice. Next, we rise into writing, breath, joy and release. Then we soften into sharing, cultivating courage and setting intention. Drums, movement and writing are integrated throughout the experience. This workshop is led in collaboration with Prana Flow certified yoga instructor, Sienna Creasy, and is most effective in a retreat setting for a duration of 3-5 days.
Join me for this week-long immersion that combines yoga with deep inquiry through writing, discussion and reflections, re-connecting you to your life purpose.
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“I have been an academic for 22 years and writing has been for long an existing and substantial part of my work. Over time however, my ‘inner writer’ has gotten tired, exhausted and bored by some circumstances of contemporary academia. The little boy within me who substantially kept the writer awake and curious had turned elsewhere, leaving the writer fallen silent. It’s being in the presence, focus and warmth of Nadine, lead the writer to re-encounter the little boy. The combination of physical, meditative and expressive exercises held by Nadine’s frame of awareness, spirituality and trust helped to suspend self-criticism, over-cognition and emotional disengagement. Nadine could powerfully give and hold a safe space to let the hidden and hiding forces within me come forward and touch each other again. As a result, both, the child and the writer realized how much they missed and how much they need each other.”
Prof. Dr. Ralf Wetzel, Vlerick Business School, Brussels, Belgium.
“Yoga can be a calming tonic to the whirlwind of the mind. A settling force that I now know can also free the words that are caught behind our minds for no reason other than we let them be. In focusing on the mind / body connection that yoga brings, Nadine, through her Scripting your Joy seminar, showed me how this connection can help with the mind / body / expression state. The state that writing can require when we want to release into a state of oneness, of ‘no mind’, where our consciousness no longer dictates and we can reach into our truer selves unclouded by judgement, the audience or our feelings of worth. With yoga followed by writing prompts again and again, the words flowed in a succession of greater ease. It’s a pathway I’ve felt before, though with the gentle and knowledgeable guidance of Nadine, I was able to walk it, again and again. While not yet well worn, I now recognize the path through the woods, and the way is no longer as dark. Thank you Nadine for bringing light to a space of former darkness. I now journey my writerly path with less fear, more empowerment and an increased state of wonder. Whether beginning or deep inside your writing, this is a valuable seminar to add to your toolkit in which you wrestle with writing, yoga, or simply the act of being.”
Kent de Groot, Writer, Californian
“I long ago realized that writing anything, even a simple one line quote, becomes an anything comparable to a work of art. It could be a great work of art or a not so great work of art – that will be for the reader to decide. Whatever the decision though, it is true that the work of art will be interpreted subjectively by each and every reader. It was perhaps this single fact that had always intimidated me about writing and for years and years prevented me from sharing my writing with the world.
However, if you are born to write and share what you write with the world then that is what you were born to do and sooner or later, whatever it is that holds you back will be released.
I found my great release when I met Nadine McNeil and took her workshop, ‘Scripting Your Joy.’ Through her guidance and instruction, something, some fearful little nitty gritty thing inside me vanished and since then, I have written well over 170 articles, published 2 E-books and shared it all with the world!!! And who knows?! I may one day even share the first book I wrote during my 10 day silent meditation retreat. In the meantime, I continue to cultivate the habit of writing as Nadine taught me and continue to let the art take care of itself from there.”