GWENDOLYN REN

caesura // the pause

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caesura // a rhythmical pause, break or interruption in music, poetry, or another work of art.  usually, a "caesura" means total silence, but not for long. 


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Holding space for others to explore, process and integrate their lives is the most beautiful work I have ever experienced.   As teachers, in this month long immersion we'll look at the art of rest, of subtle openings, thoughtful support and energetic guidance as ways to, as Ram Dass puts it "walk each other home".

this 28 hour program offers:

  • Mindful intention setting and clarification of purpose when teaching Restorative Yoga
  • Learn about deliberate rest, its benefits and its effects on the nervous system
  • Reiki I attunement
  • Examination of Restorative Yoga poses, and modifications for every body
  • Identifying discomfort and finding comfort
  • Adjustments and support using subtle energy points (as found in marma and acupressure)
  • Embodying the role as a teacher, the language of rest + holding space
  • Respect for the individual experience
  • Breathwork and Sequencing
  • A written handbook
  • Six hours of 1:1 Mentorship
  • An intimate program, only six students
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in person dates:

Friday, July 13th from 6pm - 9pm

Saturday, July 14th from 1pm - 6pm

Sunday, July 15th from 12noon - 5pm

Saturday, July 28th from 1pm - 6pm

Four mentorship sessions to follow include:

1 - opportunity to shadow a class, 1 - audit of your class

2 - sessions of feedback


about gwen + these practices 

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My passion and advocacy for rest grows every day and though I have studied it for years, it is through living it that I feel I understand the practices of Restorative Yoga from this deep, cellular level.   It is through love, grief, uncertainty and change that r e s t and I have found each other, have carried each other.  Largely self-taught, it is through my own practice and unrelenting inquisition that I introduce deliberate rest back into our community as an accessible, creative, fluid practice - something reminiscent of its Iyengar lineage but also something new and intuitive at the same time.   

Deliberate rest is time to process and to integrate our experiences and to recondition our nervous system.   To remind us all of the power we carry in our breath.  The power in our surrender.  To remember what it feels like to be supported (literally).  

Holding space can only be done with great purpose.  How clear it is in those moments: the pervasiveness of our conditioning, of our expectations, of our boundaries and lack there of.  There is an intensity, a gentleness, a vulnerability in sharing these moments with others.  In being a companion to this quietude.  In helping others feel expansive.   Reiki, or subtle energy work, helps us better see through this lens, helps us offer ourselves in comforting and deep ways to witness these shifts.  

If this resonates with you, let us  g a t h e r.

I am so glad you made your way here.  This is your invitation: become an advocate for rest.  

We are all in this together, stronger together.


to apply + for more information 

"Early Bird" Program investment is $750 and ends May 11th.  Pending availability regular rate effective May 12th is $825. 

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