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Here we are about to approach what would have been our Summer/Fall Retreat. We want to be with you, still. Celebrate you. Support you and one another. Connect, laugh, play, sing, talk, dance, and cry whatever else we can share. I know one thing with absolute certainty and that is we have no idea what this life will bring. This has always been true but it is our constant reality now. So, I want to get as close as we can get, be with one another in whatever ways that we can in this moment.
We are an incredible community. We do our best and we grow along the way. Let's come together once again and support each other. Love on one another. Get to know each other a bit more. Listen to what this experience has been. What has been hard, good, transformative, what we have learned, and who we have become.
We have an incredible experience lined up for you on Sunday. Please bring your whole self ready to receive a wealth of goodness. Thank you for being a part. You are needed and loved and we MISS you!
As ever your OJAH community and Staff.
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We are offering a shorter virtual version of our upcoming Fall Retreat. Our meeting will be held over Zoom.
What's in store:
Meditation, yoga, community sharing, a vision workshop with Richelle, and a DJ Mystefy mix dance party and a special music performance by Be Steadwell.
Please GO HERE to purchase tickets.
When: Sunday October 11th, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
(Tech check is from 8:30 am - 8:55 am so sign on between these times to be ready to start meditation at 9:00 am)
Where: Zoom (you will be sent the zoom link in your registration confirmation email)
Ticket Price: $25-$200 (Pay what you can)
Your money allows us to pay artists and teachers whose work has been deeply affected by our current situation. You will receive more than any money can buy, I promise. OJAH is a gift that is truly priceless. Whatever you offer be ready to be Blessed.
"From abundance she scooped abundance and more abundance remained" ~The Upanishads.
About scholarships: Our scholarships are offered in the name of our beloved Chef, Yulandra Hendrix. To honor her spirit and work, we have created an Ojah Yoga Retreats scholarship for women of color - particularly Black women.
Please contact us directly to inquire about scholarships.
Ticket Cancellation Policies:
No returns please but your ticket is transferable. (It is yours to gift or sell. Please get payment from your buyer and give zoom info directly to your buyer.)
Donate to the Yulanda Hendrix Scholarship Fund
Ojah provides partial work-trade and scholarships for our Retreats to women who would not otherwise be able to participate in these most amazing, community building, healthy, self-inspiring retreats. Please be as generous as you are able.
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Richelle Sigele Donigan – Yoga, Dharma workshop
Richelle has studied and taught yoga in the Anusara style since 2003, when a major physical injury brought her to this practice. Over the years, she has studied with some of the most amazing Anusara instructors–Anusara founder John Friend, Katchie Ananda, and Jim and Ruth Bernhart.
Richelle combines her training with passion, love, and a great sense of universal union. Her martial arts, dance, and massage therapy skills together create her own unique style of teaching that provides students with a powerful yoga practice that builds strength, fluidity, and body alignment, while cultivating greater awareness of our connection to all things. Through her teaching and events like the twice a year women's yoga and meditation retreats, Richelle seeks to diversify the yoga community, create inclusive practice spaces and facilitate healing and well-being for one and all.
Skeeter Barker – Yoga
Skeeter honours the peaceful warrior nature that is uniquely revealed in each of us, through this journey called yoga. Skeeter’s purpose is to create a safe space for all students to arrive on their mat, practice the beautiful art of unfoldment and connection to true authentic self.
Skeeter very much enjoys the emotional evolution that comes from the practice of Anusara yoga. She has studied with Katchie Ananda, Noah Maze and has done trainings with John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh and Jim Bernaert.
Skeeter welcomes you to your mat, however you find yourself there.
Be Steadwell – Performance
Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, acapella and folk-Be calls her music QUEER POP. In her live performances, she utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Be's original music features earnest lyricism, and proud LGBTQ content.
Shooting and editing her own music videos, Be combined her love of music with narrative film. Her film Vow of Silence received awards at film festivals around the world, including Black Star, QWOCMAP, and Fringe Fest UK. This year, Issa Rae Featured Vow of Silence in her Short Film Sundays program. After receiving a BA at Oberlin College, Be completed her MFA in film at Howard University in 2014.
In 2017, Be sang at The Women's March on the National Mall behind Maxwell and Janelle Monae in Toshi Reagon's Big Lovely Band. The Astraea Global Arts Fund awarded Be a grant to produce her next album, "Queer Love Songs". In September, Be had the opportunity to open for Big Freedia at DC's Honeygroove Festival. The DC Commission in the Arts awarded Be the 2018 Artist Fellowship. Be is currently touring her music and screening her film Vow of Silence internationally.
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Time: Oct 11, 2020 08:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 827 8458 4672
WHERE TO GET ZOOM SOFTWARE OR APP:
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Mobile device: Go to google play or Apple app store and download the Zoom app.
8:30am – 8:55am Tech Check
9:00 am Meditation
9:30 am Check-in
10:00 am Yoga Asana
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm The Dharma of Vision with Richelle
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Performance with Be Steadwell
Break – Get a beverage and put on your dancin' shoes!
3:00-4:00 Dance Party with mix by DJ Mystefy