Carolina Wellness Institute
CWI, LLC is founded and operated by Paula Huffman, Co-founder and former Co-Owner/Director of Hillsborough Yoga and Healing Arts, LLC.
The mission of CWI is to bring high quality programs and services that promote healthy living statewide both at our physical location and on site at your location.
Programs and services are offered at various locations throughout the Triangle and may be brought into your workplace or private setting.
Find more information on each page about the various options available to you.
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*****A TIME FOR HEALING MORNING RETREAT
Date: Saturday, August 26 9-1pm
Mckay Healing Arts
4916 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403
Led by Paula Huffman
We all need a little time for restoring balance to our busy and hectic lives.
This morning retreat will provide you with the opportunity to rest, reflect and restore while awakening to new and healthier ways of being
You will learn:
*How to recognize that Stress is arising and ways to reduce escalation
*Mind Body Connection Practices such as the Body Scan and Gentle Yoga
*Mindful Eating Practices
*How to communicate with presence and awareness
*The therapeutic mindfulness practice of Seated Meditation
*Loving Kindness Meditation for developing Compassion for self and others
*Ways to bring Mindfulness Practices into your Everyday Life
AHHH, Let the Bliss Begin!
*****Restorative Yoga Workshop
August 26th 3-4:30pm
Mckay Healing Arts
Led by Paula Huffman
Make a Day of It!
Attend both the A Time for Healing Retreat and the Restorative Yoga for $60
Restorative Yoga is a series of poses in which you are effortlessly and completely supported with bolsters, blankets and pillows. This practice creates a deeply relaxing, healing and meditative experience.
Restorative poses are sequenced to alternately stimulate and relax the body to move toward balance. Poses provide stretching of different areas of the body along with joint opening and muscle relaxation. The outcome is a general sense of deep relaxation, opening and rejuvenation.
While beneficial to all, Restorative Yoga is especially effective during times of increased stress related to illness, injury or major life changes. All levels of practitioners can benefit from this practice. No prior yoga experience is necessary.
****A Time for Healing Weekend Beach Retreat
February 9-11, 2018
Trinity Retreat Center
618 Salter Path Road
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
(just north of Emerald Isle)
Led by Paula Huffman, Ann Burrus and Cheryl Diegel
Yoga, Mindfulness Practices and Group Meditations
We will only have 6 Rooms Available (single or double)
for this Retreat
We are so excited to offer our Winter Beach retreat ! It is our hope to make this an experience that will allow everyone many options to rest, socialize, rejuvenate through Yoga and Pilates, meditate and enjoy the beach.
The Trinity Center is a beautiful Retreat Space with 62 acres by the water and maritime forest. You will find the environment to be very restful and calming.
Room availability will be very limited. It is recommended that you reserve your space as soon as you know you want to come.
You are welcome to pass this on to friends and family. (Adults only)
You will find these Amenities and more at the Trinity Center:
**Morgan Beach House is on the Ocean front. This is the space for our practices, evening gatherings and time to be on your own and do nothing but enjoy the view! There is a nice front porch with rockers!
**All rooms have private baths, one double bed and one single bed.
There is a common area for each group of rooms giving you a place to hang out and get to know one another
Microwave, ice maker and coffee maker available here.
**Sound Side Docks
Meals are included, beginning on Friday for dinner and end Sunday for breakfast.
We can accommodate special diets but must know your request at time of registration
Healing Resources by Appointment
Massage to You in your Room
Private Yoga or Meditation Instruction
(includes room accommodations, meals, and all classes)
Deposits to hold Space
$100 of your payment is non-refundable. Should you have to cancel, we will apply that deposit to future Retreats
$100 deposit will hold your space in the Retreat
You can choose a Single Occupancy or Double Occupancy Room
Currently we have only 4 Single Occupancy Rooms Available; First come First Served
Single occupancy rooms are guaranteed when payment is made in full.
There is a possibility more single rooms may open up as we go forward.
Early Bird Prices
Register and pay in Full by Novemeber 30th
Begin December 1st
Full Balance is Due December 15th
$100 non-refundable deposit will be held as a credit toward future Retreats on any cancellation
Jan 15th ends all Full Refunds
Cancellations from Jan 16th on will result in a refund of 50% with the remainder held as credit toward future Retreats
We are expecting that due to limited space we will have a waiting list. Should we be able to fill your spot, we will refund your money in full.
Here is our Schedule
You can pick and choose what you would like to participate in
We want to make sure you have plenty of free time to explore the area or take some quiet time.
You can come to as many of the events as you like. You can also relax on your own at the Morgan Beach House when there are not events scheduled. It has a great front porch!
Room Check In
Greeting Circle and Guided Meditation
Stretch and Restore Yoga--Ann
Beach Front Meditation--Paula
as a Formal Mindfulness Practice Instruction--Paula
Silent Walking Meditation
Vinyasa Flow Yoga--Cheryl
Introduction to Mindfulness
Body Scan Practice--Paula
Bring a bottle to share
Beach Front Meditation--Paula
Loving Kindness Meditation Practice
Lunch together at a local restaurant
Ann Burrus, E-RYT Ann has been teaching yoga for 14 years. She received her 200 hr yoga certification from the N.C. School of Yoga in 2003. Additionally, she studied with Sara Meeks, physical therapist and Kripalu yoga teacher, for certification to teach yoga for osteopenia and osteoporosis in 2004..She studied with Judith Lasater in 2005 for her certification as a restorative yoga teacher. She studied with Nischala Joy Devi in 2008 for certification to teach yoga to those who may be dealing with life-threatening diseases. Ann is also proud to have studied with Lillah Schwartz of Asheville, N.C., a master teacher who has trained yoga teachers in alignment-based yoga for three decades, including classes on how to heal your back with yoga. Drawn to the healing power of yoga, physically and spiritually, Ann teaches an alignment-based form of yoga and believes that everyone, regardless of physical limitation, can benefit from doing yoga. Restorative yoga poses are integrated into her classes and students are encouraged to feel comfortable with what comes to the surface as they breathe, move, and release stress.
Cheryl Diegel has been teaching yoga since 2003. She has a 565 hour accreditation in Embodiyoga. Embodiyoga is a somatic exploration of the body/mind opening new levels of consciousness. She lives with her husband, Larry, near Chapel Hill. They have one daughter and five grandchildren.
Paula Huffman BS,RN,ERYT,started practicing yoga in the mid 70’s. She now has a committed personal yoga and meditation practice that has evolved since that time. Combining her life’s work experience in the health care field with her yoga teaching, Paula’s focus is on the healing and restorative aspects of yoga through the development of both physical and spiritual awareness.Her style of teaching encourages a quiet, gentle, reflective approach to asana with the belief that yoga can be adapted to meet students needs regardless of any limitations they may be experiencing.
Paula also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Pain Management Classes with UNC School of Medicine’s Program on Integrative Medicine .
She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with the NC School of Yoga in 2001 and has received specialty certificationsinRestorative Yoga, Perinatal Fitness, and Prepared Childbirth Education. She has completed MIndfulness Based Stress Reduction and Pain Mgt trainings with Jon Kabat Zinn and studied Mindfulness through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Mass. Paula has also completed yoga teacher trainings with Sara Powers (Yin Yoga) and Frank Jude Boccio.(Mindfulness Yoga)
To register, contact Paula Huffman
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