Wisdom from Rachel Dewan, Certified Anusara Teacher, E-RYT500
Videography by Deana Morenoff and Michael Arginsky
Shavuot at Isabella Freedman is a powerful experience. We literally stand at the foot of the mountain together, klal yisrael, and receive Torah anew. We march together in the Parade of First Fruits, grown in the very ground we walk upon. We sing and dance and swim and boat and walk through the glorious nature that surrounds us…and we do this all with our bodies, which is why embodied practice is such an important part of this retreat.
The practice of Torah Yoga at the Shavuot retreat prepares our bodies, our minds, our hearts to receive all of these experiences more fully by connecting the physical with the spiritual. Join me and we will walk this path together. Whether you have been practicing for 30 years or 30 days or never set foot on a mat, Torah Yoga will bring a deeper level of awareness and richness to your Shavuot experience.
Rachel Dewan, Certified Anusara Teacher, E-RYT500 , is a graduate of the Yoga and Jewish Spirituality Teacher Training. and in addition to a full schedule of yoga classes, has been teaching Yoga Teacher Trainings, Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings, Yoga Therapeutics, and a wide variety of workshops since 2004. She has studied many different yoga styles and regularly immerses herself in a range of both Jewish and yogic texts and practices. It is Rachel’s ultimate goal as a teacher to cultivate a sense of community in her classes, bring a sense of fullness and joy to her students by inspiring them to expand to their highest possible potential both on and off the mat, and helping them to strengthen their connection to their own unique and divine nature. Her classes infuse dynamic asana and skillful pranayama (breathwork) and meditation, interwoven with deep teachings of the heart and spirit, designed to awaken the deepest longing of the soul to connect with it’s Source. Read Rachel’s thoughts on yoga and life.