Dharma Yoga Midwest weekend
September 6-8, 2019
Based on the teachings of Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra, Dharma Yoga is a graceful, yet challenging form of Classical Yoga. The practice is appropriate for students of all levels, from beginner to lifelong practitioners and accessible to so many because it meets each student where they are and according to their condition. As students progress, they are encouraged to go deeper and experience the practice in a meditative and spiritual way.
Join three of the Midwest’s favorite Dharma Yoga teachers for a weekend of practice, community, and lots of fun in beautiful Western Michigan! Cinda, Daniel, and Gopi will share with you the benefit of their years of personal practice and time spent with Sri Dharma Mittra. Connect with a likeminded community of fellow practitioners to share practices and delicious vegan meals.
Our retreat will take place on over an acre of land with 9 cottages in Coloma, MI, just steps away from Lake Michigan. Coloma is located 1h 45m from Chicago and 2h 45m from Detroit by car. Arrival is on Friday, September 6th at 5:30pm and departure will be on Sunday, September 8th at 10am.
Space is very limited, so reserve your place today!
About Your Teachers
Bio to come.
Daniel Carpenter, E-RYT 500, has been teaching asana, meditation, and philosophy daily for many years. His passion for the practice began with the Ashtanga vinyasa method, learning alignment and subtle-body fundamentals. More recently Daniel has trained with Sri Dharma Mittra at the 500- and 800-hour level, as well as many workshops and retreats. As a teacher, Daniel seeks to make the often esoteric and philosophical aspects of the practice more practical and accessible.
Gopi Om (Nicole Sopko)
Gopi Om (Nicole Sopko) first discovered yoga by chance and was instantly intrigued. She attended her first teacher training with the sole intention of learning more about the practice, but discovered the teachings of yoga to be so transformational that she couldn't keep them to herself and began teaching in 2005. Shortly after, her practice grew immensely due to the discovery and subsequent influence of her beloved Guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, who gave her the name Gopi.
Gopi has completed the advanced level (500 hour & 800 hour) Life of a Yogi teacher trainings at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York with Sri Dharma. She feels blessed to have received and to carry on his teachings. She strives to live every moment as an offering to the divine and to pass on the teachings of yoga as they have been generously shared with her. She is a vegan of nearly 20 years who knows that veganism was her first yogic practice in embracing compassion for all beings. A believer in the power of yoga as a lifestyle, Gopi feels that a playful yoga practice enables a person to approach the more mundane aspects of life with a lighter heart and a more accepting attitude. Her yogic journey has played a big role in her life and she feels lucky to have the opportunity to share that journey with others.
Gopi is the owner of Nature Sanctuary in Chicago, IL. Additionally, she works alongside her life partner, Dan, in the operation of his natural foods company, Upton's Naturals, and vegan cafe, Upton's Breakroom.
Pricing Options per Person
Queen Bed - Private Cottage
Queen Bed - Private Room in a Shared Cottage
Queen Bed - Shared Room in a Shared Cottage
Single Bed - Shared Room in a Shared Cottage
Sofa Bed - Living Room in a Shared Cottage
Prices include lodging, meals, and daily yoga practices. If choosing a Double (shared bed) option, please email us with the name of the person you are sharing with.