What is Kundalini Yoga?  Kundalini yoga is called the yoga of awareness. The Kundalini energy is vitality, creativity, and consciousness. As we practice, this energy becomes awakened within us. Kundalini Yoga combines posture, breath, hand position, sound, and eye focus to produce a powerful experience and a shift in mind, body, and spirit. 

Yoga is so much more than a set of bendy asanas. Yoga gives us a framework for self-realization, a guide to becoming more authentically us. Join me in summer 2022 in Taos, New Mexico for a journey of discovery. During each of our physical practices, we will explore what it means to truly live our yoga, to dive deep into both our hearts and our spiritual hearts. We will explore various teachings from multiple traditions including The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads & Japji Sahib to enhance our own individual personal practices.  

Each day will have plenty of free time to spend relaxing, adventuring, or simply being in the presence of the mountains and the desert. Optional excursions will be available as well as optional spa services. Each day’s practice will include breathwork, chanting & mantra, asana, concentration, and meditation to awaken our individual Kundalini energy, the energy of our creativity and vitality. Optional advanced meditation practices will be available as well.  

Join me and awaken your body, mind, and spirit through Kundalini yoga. In each class, participants are invited to explore the concepts of what makes Kundalini yoga a Raja form of yoga, by experiencing with an open heart the Bhakti (devotional) nature & Shakti (strength) of their own Higher Self.Kundalini Yoga is a way of living using the tri-fold approach of Bhakti Yoga (devotion), Shakti Yoga (increasing energy & vitality) & Raja Yoga (stilling the fluctuations of the mind). A special focus is paid to Patanjali’s kriya yoga system: tapaḥ (discipline), svādhyāya (spiritual study) and iśvarapraṇidāna (devotion to the Divine). Kundalini Yoga uses Pranayama / Breathwork, Meditation, Chanting / Singing, Concentration, Mudra, and more to encourage each person to connect deeply to their own True Essence, to recognize that the other person is us and to realize a blissful state of non-duality.

 

  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Accommodation

Prepare to be surrounded by mountains and colorful sky that stretch for miles as you explore the enchanted beauty of Taos, New Mexico. Stunning mountain views and peaceful desert landscapes on 3.5 acres with plenty of garden space and nature to explore. Historic architecture made in Adobe style, offering the best of both worlds  – historic charm with all of the comfort and convenience of modern day accommodations. 

Take a scenic hike up Devisadero trail or relax in a nearby mineral springs. Explore the rich art community of Taos, full of art galleries, museums, and ancient history. Grab a bike, take a hike, gaze at stars, watch for birds or just relax by the pool. There is something to do for everyone.  

The Chef prepares every meal from scratch putting lots of love and care into each dish. The smell of fresh baked bread is sure to catch your nose as it is served warm from the oven. 

AUBREY DEA ZINAICH, ( she / her / hers )

CREDENTIALS:

ERYT-200, KRI Certified Level 1 Instructor
RYT-500, Certified Yoga Garden

TEACHING STYLE:

Aubrey is passionate about helping all people find their inner truth.  Her special interests include mantra, moon cycles, sound current, Kundalini & Buddhist meditation.  Aubrey is inspired by the works of Thich Nhat Hanh, Guru Nanak & The Bhagavad Gita.  She enjoys spending time connecting with like-minded people in her community & working toward creating a more tolerant and open environment where all people can come together to have a voice.

PERSONAL STORY/BACKGROUND:

Aubrey has a secret life as a Restaurateur, Wine Mom, Wine Importer & Cheese Lover.  She developed her love for Kundalini Yoga at a time in her life when stress and anxiety had become almost overwhelming.  She has since realized the power of daily Sadhana/spiritual practice, and she loves to share this with others.  

CLASSES AUBREY TEACHES:

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – Monday + Wednesday + Friday @ 10:30am

Sunday Sadhana – Sunday @ 9:00am

WHERE TO FIND AUBREY ON-LINE:

Website: aubreyzinaich.com & globalbreath.org

Instagram: @aubrey.zinaich

Testimonials

“I am so grateful to have found Aubrey’s kundalini yoga classes! Aubrey is an amazing yoga teacher and her authentic voice and down-to-earth nature allow her to convey the complexity and depth of kundalini in an incredibly accessible way. She is extremely knowledgeable and it’s clear that she is deeply passionate about all aspects of yoga and yogic philosophy –  I always walk away with a new nugget of information each class. I also really appreciate the sense of community Aubrey creates in her classes, she truly gets to know her students and creates a variety of opportunities for the group to become closer. Since starting kundalini classes with Aubrey, I have noticed a big improvement in my health and wellbeing and I try to attend them as often as I can!” Kristina

“I found Aubrey’s classes in late 2019 when seeking a spiritual practice for balance and equanimity.  What a difference and positive impact Aubrey’s Sunday Sadhana (and occasional weekday classes) have made for me in facing the challenges of life.   Elements of her classes resound and become part of a daily practice for me, which she graciously has helped me develop.  Her wisdom and insights are wrapped in a light spirit, good humor, and love.  “Open Heartedness” was a theme for a time, and it radiates from Aubrey always.”  — Deborah

“Three years ago, I signed up to take my first Kundalini class. I thought it would be a challenging, one-time experience. At the time, a class featuring a gong,  chanting, and meditation was intimidating to me. Fast forward to now, I’m attending class three times a week, and would do more if my schedule permitted.  Thanks to Aubrey, I’m enjoying the practice more than I ever thought I would.  Aubrey is an inspiring and thoughtful teacher who makes every class enjoyable and rewarding. During each session, she guides the participants with a thoughtful quote and practice. Thanks to Aubrey and Kundalini yoga I am continuously learning about myself and the world around me.”  — Monika

The 1200 sq ft meeting room combines as a yoga space and features a fireplace with an aroma of burnt sage when lit. There is also a yoga yurt located in the garden that has a beautiful sky view. Take a dip in the pool, sweat it out in the sweat lodge, or enjoy a walk on the labyrinth mediation path. Disconnect from technology and enjoy all that is offered on this enchanted space. 

While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Birdwatching
  • Llama trekking
  • Ballooning
  • White-water rafting
  • And more!

*Price of some activities are not included in tuition unless free or listed under inclusions. Availability subject to change.

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Registration

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Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Getting There 

The closest airport is Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. You will be responsible for your own transportation to the center. The drive time to the center is approximately 1.5 hours. 

Check-In: 3:00 pm

Check Out: 11:00 am

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Save $300 on full-price (shared only) of $1695 USD until October 1, 2021!

Shared Accommodations $1395 USD (Full Price $1695 USD)

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Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

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Taos Retreat
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