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The Medicine of REST: A weekend retreat to cultivate peace

In a world that moves at an accelerating pace, the single thing all individuals need is sincere rest. The Medicine of REST retreat is designed to prepare our bodies, minds, and spirits to access the deepest states of ease and rest through mindful movement, breathing exercises, and restorative yoga. The ways our bodies regenerate, restore, replenish and reset are largely determined by the health and functionality of our nervous system. Restorative yoga offers therapeutic tools to truly rest and restore energy.

There are many health benefits in practicing deep relaxation: lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels, reduced insomnia, and improved digestion and fertility. On a spiritual level, the whole world stands to benefit from our cultivation of peacefulness.

This weekend retreat is an offering of practices to heal our nervous systems and renew our breath, while being supported by the beautiful environment that is Ananda Ashram.

This weekend is open to students and teachers who want to heal through accessing profound rest.

Dr. Abby Paloma is a New York City-based acupuncturist, herbalist and yoga teacher.  She completed her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Masters’s of Science at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Paloma received a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and Jungian psychology from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Abby holds 500-hr Yoga Alliance and Advanced Restorative Yoga certifications.

For over a decade, Dr. Paloma has built a career in the wellness field through facilitating healthier ways of living for countless students and patients. She is a healer with a keen sense of understanding for where her patients are along their healing journey, and meeting them there.  Dr. Paloma provides medicinal care for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wounds that hold a deep opportunity for growth. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Abby was a farmer, chef and founder of Farm To Yoga, a movement to unite yogis with their local farmers. Abby continues to teach weekly classes, regular workshops and teacher trainings at Sky Ting Yoga and Yoga Vida.