Land Yoga + Benswic, Inc | Make Your Comeback pt.2

Land Yoga + Benswic, Inc | Make Your Comeback pt.2

Make Your Comeback
Part 2

Land Yoga + Benswic, Inc

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Lara Land x BENSWIC

Make Your Comeback Part 2 …helping the community stay positive during these challenging times. See you soon!

Sat, April 16, 2022
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Great Hill
W106th Central Park West
New York, NY 10025
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Refund policy
Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable.

About this event
It will consist of 1 hour of fitness (Balance & Strength) followed by 1 hour of yoga, taught by 2 of Harlem’s top wellness instructors. William Marshall, founder of Benswic + Lara Land, founder of Land Yoga.

Join us for Make Your Comeback | pt.2 for fitness and yoga in New York City. This dynamic and strengthening event is designed to improve your stability, core, flexibility and tone your muscles.

At the end we finish with calming, restorative poses that will allow you to spend your Saturday morning feeling restored for the week ahead.

The event are for ALL fitness / yoga levels, no experience needed.

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Intro To Ashtanga

THE COMPLETE Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga
with Lara Land is here!

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This fully encompassing ON DEMAND program features TWENTY-SEVEN videos you own FOR LIFE!! ✨

Each video comes with a PDF companion AND home practice worksheet! PLUS contemplative questions to deepen your journey. ✨

AND there are LIVE ONLINE sessions where you will have an opportunity to meet with Lara in real time with your cohort to review materials and ask all your BURNING questions. ✨

Make no mistake, this is not your AVERAGE intro course!

This complete framework offers insights applicable to both brand new and long time practitioners.

In this UNIQUE COURSE you will learn…

✔️ The History of Ashtanga Yoga
✔️ The Meaning of the word
✔️ How to practice All Eight Limbs
✔️ When to get on your yoga mat
✔️ The best ways to build a practice
✔️ Where to put your concentration when practicing
✔️ How to do Sun Salutations and standing poses no matter what your ability
✔️ When and how to use props and chairs
✔️ Jumping back and through
✔️First seated postures
✔️Closing your practice
✔️How to properly take rest

PLUS many more instructions including learning Lara’s totally UNIQUE way of teaching Ujjayi Breathing which has completely changed students’ experiences with the yoga practice and saved one singer’s voice.✨

If you’ve been thinking about yoga but not sure it is for you, this is your answer. Practice at your pace and in the privacy of your home with Lara as your guide. You are guaranteed after this course to be at EASE practicing in any yoga studio or online space.✨

Registration is OPEN now through APRIL 6TH ONLY. Start today and get a ONE MONTH head start working on your practice before live sessions!



Yoga Meditation
Nature Retreat

August 13th – 18th
$849 early bird available till April 1st after that $949

Detoxify your body and reawaken your senses in our summer immersion.

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Join us and reset your system this August 13th – 18th in the beautiful Western Catskills.

This retreat is designed to immerse deeply into the healing and nurturing aspects of yoga, mediation and nature to (re-)establishing and creating healthy habits of mind, body and spirit.

Wake up surrounded by the sights and sounds of the earth awakening and step right into morning Meditation in the peacefulness of nature. Energize your body with a dynamic yoga session open to all levels.

Your afternoons will be filled with hiking, nature immersion, contemplation, and forest bathing designed to ground you in the healing qualities of nature with all of your senses fully alive.

Evenings include Meditation and Restorative Yoga allowing the experiences of the day to take root.

Experience the healing power of nature.

You can expect:

  • yoga
  • meditation
  • pranayama
  • yoga and early Buddhist philosophy
  • forest bathing
  • forest bathing
  • foraging
  • hiking
  • resting
  • fire ceremony
  • one on one conferences with Lara or Thimo

Your registration includes room and board at the historic 1800’s Carriage House at the Turquoise Barn. This beautiful accommodation has large loft-style open spaces with high ceilings downstairs, artist designed & renovated with handcrafted furnishings and art throughout the house. You will enjoy AMAZING views of the sunrise, sunset, moonrise, mountains or pond in this eco-friendly, chemical free environment with fresh spring water available throughout the house and property which you can drink, swim and shower in! 

Each day we explore a different theme in the road to relationship with nature. 

  • Day one: Awakening the Senses
  • Day two: Exploring the Elements
  • Day three: Experiencing Wondere
  • Day four: Protecting What we Love
Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower - R.N. Herbalist - Wild-Crafter of Plant Pioneers

Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, R.N., Herbalist, Wild-Crafter of Plant Pioneers joins us on day three for a guided weedy plant walk and talk. Discover particular to this time of year, early spring plants that enhance and support detoxification programs that feed our soul and balance the mind towards greater meaningful eco-kinships. Learn harvesting & preserving techniques, plant identification of nutritionally dense plants, detox recipes, and, just why bitter means better. And whatever else may come up that day. Electronic handouts support’s afternoons discussions.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 – 8 am – Morning Meditation (Thimo)
  • 8 – 10 am Led class and Body Scan / Pranayama (Lara)
  • 10 – 11 am Rest
  • 11 – 12 pm Brunch
  • 12 – 1:30 pm Rest
  • 1:30 – 2:00 pm Talk/Discussion
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm Meditation
  • 2:30-3:00 Break
  • 3:00 – 5:30pm Afternoon outdoor program
  • 6 – 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8pm Meditation
  • 8-9 pm Restorative Yoga /Kriya/Journaling

Each room sleeps up to 4 people.

Extra fees will apply to make any room private or semi-private.

  • Rosa Room ~ 1 king bed, 1 full futon
  • Moss Room ~ 1 queen bed, 1 full futon
  • Sunset Room ~ 1 queen bed, 2 single bunks
  • Sunrise Room ~ 1 queen bed, 2 single bunks
  • Loft – 2 large air mattresses

Each room is equipped with a private bathroom except the loft which has a private bathroom on the main level. Spaces are large – guests are welcome to bring sleeping bags, blow-up mattresses, etc. for additional guests with prior approval.

Local rate no accommodation $449 (includes meals)

I would like to tell that everything in this retreat was above my expectations and was so lucky to find it. I came first to relax and take care of myself in the nature and I received so much more. The location was in a so peaceful and beautiful place close to Andes with only nature and water around. We are living in a so cute house with this old style fashioned with wood everywhere, our room was super welcoming with window opened on the lovely nature around, also sharing my rooming was a great nice experience. I slept in a crazy way so so well. Adding to that the food was extraordinary delicious, beautifully presented and so healthy, I felt regenerating my body as well my mind and my eyes.

I was super lucky to integrate a so amazing group with people coming from different places sharing with their hearts their experiences their wishes their life styles and humor. I would finish to thank 2 amazing amazing persons Lara and Thimo that took care of us in a so lovely and warmly way to guide us in this retreat to connect with our mind, body, nature and breathing through yoga ashtanga and meditation. They make that accessible for everyone , I am a beginner and that revealed to me a so much better way to live my life that I am gonna include in my routine. I mean I felt so so good , I can just definitively to recommend you this retreat everyone deserve to experience it. So thanks Lara and Thimo and all the people in this group that bring to me so much love and benevolence.





Virtual Trauma Informed
Yoga Teacher Training

Saturday, June 4th, 2022 and
Sunday, June 5th, 2022

We offer the following payment options:

  • $550 (Full Price: Without a volunteer commitment)
  • $275 (Discounted Price: With a 26-hour volunteer commitment to be completed within a 6-month period)
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In addition to our two payment options, we offer three scholarship opportunities to yoga teachers needing financial assistance. Scholarship applicants must fill out our general  Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher Training Application and a Scholarship Application which is due by April 15th, 2022.

We encourage members of the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and older adult communities to apply for our scholarships.

To receive your Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher Training rogram certification, participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of our Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher Training Program,
  • Two observations, and
  • Two trial teachings for all levels.

We offer additional Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Trainings throughout the year, so be sure to check back in if you’re unable to attend this session.