Introduction to Yoga

Aug 17th, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
- @ 3:00 PM

(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
St. Mary’s Sewanee
770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee, TN 37375

This retreat is fully booked.

“Yoga is good for you,” people said. But no one ever really explained what yoga really is—because it’s a lot more than just some stretching! Come be part of this  one-day workshop led by Bethany Sylvan, an energetic yoga instructor radiating positivity. People of all activity levels and capabilities are encouraged to attend. 

The workshop will include:

  • Introduction and discussion of the perceptions of yoga
  • Brief practices and sun salutations 
  • History of yoga
  • Types of yoga
  • Breathing practice
  • Benefits of yoga
  • Yoga class demystified
  • The language of yoga
  • Basic poses/concepts and modifications
  • Restorative practices


About Bethany Sylvan:

In the stacks in a rural library in Talladega, Alabama, Bethany found a book about yoga. From this book, with its black-and-white photos of Indian gurus in turbans, she began to develop her practice at the age of fourteen. While originally a form of rebellion and dissension, she grew to find holistic benefit from her daily sun salutations. Her chronic insomnia, joint pain, and headaches from fibromyalgia improved; and frankly, she just found the practice fun.

Three decades later, she is still reaping the rewards of yoga into middle age. “There is something about yoga that opens up and softens the heart for healing,” she says. Bethany’s moving meditation became a prayer and a time of worship. She is excited to share the stillness and divine connection that yoga ushers in.  

In 2018, she earned her 200 RYT through Sacred Glow Yoga with Melissa Scott and Jasper Elliot Wolfe in Birmingham, Alabama. Aside from yoga studios, you can find Bethany backpacking, cooking, doing Crossfit, and dabbling in the arts.  



Lunch is included in the workshop fee.

Bookings are closed for this event.