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Retreat to Spirit, Expand Into Service and Leadership


Are you a leader in an organization that feels stifled?

Do you dream of shifting your current professional or personal life?

Are you being called to something bigger and more in alignment with your purpose?

In today’s society, many of us are overworked, stressed, and lack self-care tools and consistent contemplative practices. Due to the demands of typical leadership roles, we let ourselves become overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted.

 Imagine a new paradigm of horizontal and compassionate co-leadership that is rooted in conscious relationship, self-care, vibrational alignment, and contemplative practice. Dynamic national leaders Pamela Stokes Eggleston and Amina Naru, Co-Executive Directors of the Yoga Service Council and Founders of Retreat to Spirit, will share their distinctive leadership model and expertise to help you:

  • Create healthy boundaries;

  • Explore the concept of “coopetition”;

  • Unpack the consequences of moral injury;

  • Clear old energy and let go of toxic people and things;

  • Develop distinctive and empowering self-care techniques;

  • Use yogic principles, compassion, and energy healing tools; and

  • Discover unconventional methods of co-leadership to help you navigate your personal and professional lives.

This workshop immersion is designed for everyone -- whether in leadership roles in the office or home, those who wish to become leaders, or those searching for more meaning and purpose to discover your own embodied, synchronistic connections. When our inner spirit is depleted, everything suffers, including our service to others. Through self-inquiry, discussion, breathwork, meditation, and embodied movement, we will learn how self-care and healing are a necessary part of a life of service.

Amina Naru, E-RYT, YACEP
, Co-Executive Director of the Yoga Service Council (YSC), is the owner of Posh Yoga in Wilmington, Delaware, and works as a yoga instructor, workshop facilitator, and YSC Best Practices project manager.

Amina has served three terms as secretary for the YSC Board and is a contributing author for the books Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans and Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System. Amina is the Project Manager for Best Practices for Yoga with Survivors of Sexual trauma, and Best Practices for Yoga for Addictions and Recovery.

Her professional expertise is in the field of yoga service for communities, juvenile detention centers and adult prisons. She worked as Executive Director for Empowered Community and is the first African-American woman to implement curriculum-based yoga and mindfulness programs for juvenile detention centers in the state of Delaware.

Amina Naru’s yoga service work is deeply informed by her studies with master teachers Johnny Gillespie of Empowered Yoga, James Fox of Prison Yoga Project, B.K. Bose of the Niroga Institute, Nikki Myers of Y12SR, and Jennifer Cohen Harper of Little Flower Yoga.

Amina is a cofounder of Retreat to Spirit.

Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP, is the Founder and Director of Yoga2Sleep. An avid yogini for over 20 years, Pamela was motivated to begin her teaching journey when she realized that yoga helped her sleep and reduced her knee osteoarthritis pain. She is a 500-hour E-RYT, with specialized certifications in plant-based nutrition, Usui reiki, qi gong, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), HeartMath coach, prenatal yoga and yoga therapy for trauma to work with service members, veterans and their caregivers.

Pamela is Co-Executive Director of the Yoga Service Council, as well as a sleep wellness coach and a HeartMath coach, focusing on mental, spiritual and emotional stress through a heart-centered approach. She is a contributing editor of Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans, researcher/author of Yoga Therapy as a Complementary Modality for Female Veteran Caregivers with Traumatic Stress: A Case Study (Maryland University of Integrative Health, March 2018), and a current Yoga Therapy graduate student at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Additionally, she is the Creator of Sight Beyond Solutions, a business coaching initiative and a cofounder of Retreat to Spirit. 

An accomplished consultant, advisor, published author and national speaker, Pamela has worked for numerous agencies including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Department of Labor, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and as an advisor on Congress-supported publications centering on substance abuse, mental health, criminal justice and military and veteran family matters. She has an MS and MBA in management from the University of Maryland University College and served as President of the Alumni Association's Board of Directors.


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