Yoga Retreat

with Mary Aman and Mimi Youngman

October 5-7, 2012

Light on the Hill Retreat Center

Van Etten, New York

Join us for a weekend of yoga (restorative, gentle, active) pranayma, meditation (seated and walking) and reflection nestled in the hills of Ithaca.


Arrival:  Friday, October 5 between 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Departure:  Sunday, October 7 at noon

Cost:  $280 (includes two nights lodging, five vegetarian meals, workshop classes and activities). Please make checks payable to:  Mary Aman, 130 Lake Lea Road, Rochester, NY 14617

Please bring:  Personal items, slippers, boots, and appropriate outdoor gear for walking.

Directions from Rochester and points Northwest: Take NY Thruway east to Exit 42 Geneva. Take Rt. 14 south. (Rt. 14 makes a few turns in Geneva.) Just past Watkins Glen, turn left on Rt. 224. Continue on 224 for 18.1 miles to Blake Hill Road. You will pass the turn off to Rt. 223 and then see a billboard on your right just before Blake Hill. Turn left on to Blake Hill Road.

*Retreat will run with 15-25 participants

Friday Evening
6:30 light vegetarian dinner
7:30-9:30 yoga

Your retreat will begin with a light vegetarian meal followed by a gentle yoga class to shed the tensions of the week. Time will be spent introducing the weekend theme.

7:30 yoga
8:30 breakfast
10:00 yoga

Early Saturday morning practice will kick off with walking and seated meditations, followed by standing poses. Following breakfast, we will again have walking and seated meditation, pranayama (breathwork).

Noon vegetarian lunch

Our active practice will include opportunities to explore the calming effects of forward bends and backbends to find courage and mental clarity. Late afternoon will bring more time to explore centering activities with Mimi.

6:00 dinner


Your day will begin with walking and seated meditation and a well balanced practice to set you up on your journey home and reintegrate you into your weekly routine.



Mimi Youngman is known and well regarded for her many years as the Religious Education and Family Minister at Spiritus Christi Church in Rochester, NY. She has planned, coordinated and directed many spiritual retreats for people of all ages, creating environments where individuals have the opportunity to focus on the present moment allowing the spirit of the divine to weave her way through each persons mind, heart and body. Currently, Mimi independently offers spiritual care and direction for individuals, children and families.

Mary Aman, M.A., RYT 500, began her yoga practice in 1993, and shortly after became drawn to the clarity and accessibility of the lineage teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. She has completed both Advanced and Essential Teacher Trainings under the superb direction of Francois Raoult, internationally renowned yoga teacher and direct student of B.K.S. Iyengar. Mary has also studied with Arthur Kilmurray, Elise Browning Miller (scoliosis), and Judith Hanson Lasater (anatomy and restorative yoga). In January 2009, she spent two weeks in southern India where she visited the Great Temple of Madurai, practiced Kathakali (theater) and bathed an elephant in the backwaters of Kerala. Mary holds degrees from SUNY Geneseo and Columbia University.

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