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YOGA & MEDITATION

Shake off the demands of life with Yoga and Meditation sessions at Cibolo Creek Ranch Resort. These classes are open to all and taught by Diana Wassef; the co-founder of Cremona Studios and her husband Patrick. 

Diana is a certified instructor who has been practicing yoga since 2012 and has over 500 hours of formal training. She has led Yoga Classes and Retreats around the world including New York City, Egypt, Lebanon … and now classes at Cibolo Creek Ranch.  Patrick is a tea & Zen practitioner providing tea ceremonies in the desert. He has trained in various zen monasteries, trained intensely in aikido for 6 years, and has studied tea in Taiwan, China and Japan. For Patrick, Tea and Zen are cut from the same cloth. 

Classes are available on Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday.  Due to the remoteness of the resort and the popularity of the classes, a 48 hour notice is required to secure your spot.  Classes are fully pre-paid and non-refundable.  

Yoga and Meditation is available for private events and weddings upon request.

 

CLASSES

Yoga for All led by Diana Wassef  @cremona_studios 

Nourish your body and mind with restorative movement and breath-work in a 60 minute class. We’ll start our practice  with gentle & dynamic movements to warm up the body followed by long passive poses. Perfect for beginners, experienced practitioners & sore bodies alike, this practice builds strength, increases flexibility, and instills a deep sense of relaxation & encourages a free flow of energy throughout the body.

 

Yoga followed by Tea Ceremony led by Diana & Patrick 

Imagine 45 minutes of relaxing yoga poses as you let go of tension and stress in the body while enjoying the astounding desert scenery. Yin is a slow-paced yoga perfect for beginners, experienced practitioners & sore bodies who crave a deep relaxation. This practice stretches the connective tissues, breaks up blockages, and encourages a free flow of energy throughout the body. Yoga is followed by a 45-minute outdoor Tea Ceremony with Patrick. Tea ceremony is an opportunity for us to bring tea from the level of an everyday beverage towards a deeper, intimate meeting with nature, ourselves, and each other. This tradition comes from China and Taiwan and is defined by drinking a beautiful, rare tea in a ‘tea stage’ which is a curated space meant for that day’s tea ceremony. We proceed to drink tea in silence so as to let the experience deepen within each participant followed by time for conversation and questions.

 

Meditation & Shinrin-yoku led by Patrick Manian

This class begins with a meditation class for beginners in posture, breathing and mental practices to help with focus, reduce stress, and cultivate deeper connection with ourselves. This is followed by a slow mindful hike that invites you to be silent & connect with the elements inspired by the Japanese concept Shinrin-yoku. We will walk the 1.7 mile round trip path along the Cibolo Creek.

 

Tea Ceremony & Meditation led by Patrick Manian

Tea is a meditation and a medicine. Tea ceremony is an opportunity for us to bring tea from the level of an everyday beverage towards a deeper, intimate meeting with nature, ourselves and each other. This ceremony originated in China and is defined by drinking a beautiful rare tea in a ‘tea stage’ which is a curated space meant for that day’s tea ceremony. After drinking three cups of organic tea in silence we close our time together with time to converse, share our experiences and connect.