On January 10th, I'll be co-hosting a mother and teen daughter yoga retreat in Imperial Beach, CA.
This will be a powerful day for mothers to connect with their teen and pre-teen daughters through specialized yoga classes, art projects, journaling, and open conversations. We'll look into the many ways that yoga is benefiical for young girls, teenagers, and women in general. The lessons we learn on our yoga mats are ones that you will carry long after we the day comes to a finish. Experience love, laughter, connection, and a little magic.
1. Where will the event be held?
We’ll be on a private beach in Imperial Beach where we can take advantage of San Diego’s natural beauty in a secluded and spiritual environment. We’ll have access to a fire pit, lounge chairs, the ocean, and the soft sand. We will also make use of the indoor yoga room.
2. What do I need to bring?
Bring a yoga mat, or let us know ahead of time and we can provide one for you, and a towel.
Wear comfortable yoga clothing and bring layers for the cool evening temperatures.
If you’re attending the evening session, please bring a potluck meal to share. We want each mother/daughter pair to bring a meal that represents them in some way. Sharing food is a great way to build a connection, and maybe you and your daughter have a special meal that holds sentimental value for you. It’s a great way to get to know each other and share our differences!
Snacks (we will not be providing lunch).
A notebook for each person and something to write with.
3. What can I expect to gain from this experience?
This day is all about connecting with each other. We want to create a safe space where mothers and daughters feel like they can open up to each other. You may be going through a time of turmoil as your teen embraces adolescence, or you may simply want to share a day of healthy living. No matter what phase of your relationship you find yourselves in, this day will forge or strengthen that bond. Coming together as a group of women and young women creates a powerful energy that helps us to delve into the parts of ourselves that often remain quiet or untapped. We are able to learn from each other and remember that we are not alone in this journey. You can expect to laugh, sweat, cheer, and even cry. Hopefully, we’ll all come away with a handful of new friends.
You will also learn about the wonderful benefits of yoga and mindfulness for women of all ages and leave with a number of resources to support your continued education and practice.
4. Who are the teachers?
Shawna is a San Diego yoga teacher, Reiki master, author, and spiritual activist leading classes, workshops, teacher trainings, retreats, and festivals throughout North America. She's been featured in LA Yoga and Elephant Journal and has authored a number of books and curriculums relating to holistic living. She is the founder of Yin-Reiki, Chakra Camp, and Project Breath---all yogic practices and communities centered on finding bliss through peace. She recently wrote a book on yoga for teenagers that is soon to be published. Learn more about Shawna at yogawithshawna.com
Camille has been practicing yoga for 7 years and recently completed her 200 hour training with Shawna as her teacher. For the past 4 years, she has been teaching yoga to teenagers at camps, and for non-profit organizations. She has a Master’s Degree in International Child Studies and wrote her dissertation on the Benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness for Teenagers. She is a writer with work published on a number of yoga websites including Elephant Journal. Learn more about Camille at viva-la-yoga.com.
Both women are deeply committed to sharing the yoga practice with teenagers as a way to help them navigate the often tumultuous adolescence period with grace, balance, and self-awareness.
Location: 642 ocean lane, unit 4 Imperial beach 91932
Walk through the garage where the silver mustang convertible is and then knock on the door
Ocean lane is not a street, it's an alley so you can't park there. Park one street back on seacoast drive.
If you get lost, call or text Camille at (603)568-0687
If you have any additional questions, please send them to Camillekdodson@gmail.com