Meditation & Yoga Retreats


Sunday, March 7, 2021


9:00 – 11:00 a.m.


For the foreseeable future our meditation retreats will be virtual. Link provided with registration email.

Silent Yoga Mini Retreat

One of my favourite workshops to offer is a mini silent yoga retreat.  Our culture is full of ‘noise’ of all kinds keeping the mind distracted relentlessly.  These ‘mini retreats’ provide an opportunity to experience the healing nature of silence and stillness as we create more space in our lives.
Silence is Golden.

Come experience the deep, breath-centered practice of Viniyoga to bring you into your parasympathetic nervous system where you’ll spend the rest of this home retreat cultivating deep relaxation in your body and your mind. ‘Take care of your body – and your mind! They’re the only place you have to live.’

Find out more and sign up on our list for notifications on when our next retreat will be.

What to expect from our virtual


Cost - $21 (or by donation; all are welcome)

How to sign up:

Our mini-retreat


8:50 - 9:00

Intro and welcome

09:00- 10:10 am

Gentle Viniyoga Practice with Prānāyāma & Meditation

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Restorative Yoga/Self-massage Techniques -

11:00 - 11:30 am

OPTIONAL: 30 minute Creative Meditation -Journal/Sketch/Color pages

Speaker: None.

These Are

Our Retreat Leaders

Suzanne Ballantyne

Yogi / Meditation

Liz Holt

Yoga for Seniors Specialist

A Few Words

About Liz

Liz Sprague Holt, MA, E-RYT200, completed her 200 hour teacher training at White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California and a 60 hour course in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors at Duke Integrative Medicine, both followed by additional work, a research project and internship. She has also taken many courses and workshops over the years including Tai Chi, Ayurvedic Healing, Thai massage, Contact Improvisation, iRest (Restorative Yoga or Yogic Sleep), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. “Be kind to one another”

Liz is registered with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-200), received the additional certification in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors at Duke and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. In 2010 Liz completed a 50-hour program in Yoga of Awareness for Cancer from Duke Integrative Medicine, an intensive course of study designed to prepare teachers to help those living with cancer and their caregivers to enjoy a high quality of life through yoga asanas (postures), breathing and meditation techniques. This method of intervention has been tested by scientific studies (in the Western medical trial model) and has been shown to make a difference. 

Liz has been involved in dance for over thirty years with instruction in many forms of dance and performances of modern, ballet, jazz and tap with several companies and community groups. Modern dance is her passion along with yoga, music, documentary film making, travel and studying Eastern philosophy. She was introduced to the Journey Dance™ form at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts and completed her certification at the teacher training held at Earthdance Center for Contact Improvisation in Massachusetts.

She was the Administrative Director from 2010-2012 for Even Exchange Dance Theater in Raleigh. She worked with Carolina Parent Magazine from 1992-2010 and was the publisher for 12 years until 2010. She currently works at North Carolina State University with The Caldwell Fellows Program and the Music Department. Liz opened her yoga studio on Hillsborough St in November 2010 and has since moved to Cameron Village at Raleigh Yoga Center; she also teaches at Arts Together and in her home studio near Crabtree Valley Mall.


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