Coming in 2013: Four Great Naked Yoga Retreats (with four equally great instructors)

Coming in 2013: Four Great

Naked Yoga Retreats

(with four equally great instructors)

May 9-13: Spring Retreat with Jason Firth & Maurice R Lardinois

July 18-22: Summer Retreat with

Bryan Harrelson

Bryan Harrelson began his journey into the world of yoga in 2007. He believed that yoga was a right, and continues to hold on to that belief today. “Anyone who wants to do yoga should be able to do so,” Bryan says. “For that reason I am proud that all of the classes that I offer are donation based. 

“I began my training in the Ashtanga style of yoga. After completing my Ashtanga Teacher Training I was introduced to Anusara Yoga and fell in love. I have a total of 380 hours of Yoga Alliance certified training. Now I practice and teach in a style that is authentic to myself in the moment. Sometimes I teach a slow meditative class while other times I teach a more rigorous class. All of my classes focus breath and on physical alignment. Students of all levels are welcome to every class.”

October 17-21: Fall Retreat with

Denny Richard

Denny 

Denny moved to Arizona in 2006 to pursue a 200 hour yoga certification at the Seven Centers in Sedona.  This 30 day intensive study changed his life. In 2009, he opened Peaceful Roots, a Therapeutic Yoga and Holistic Fitness center in Phoenix, AZ. In 2011, he took his passion and skills to Portland, OR, where he completed his first book, Mirror/Mirror – a holistic approach to living well. Denny’s newest book, The Life Artist, a radical change book of life, will be released for eBook in 2013. It explores change in a healthy and holistic environment. ”Feeling better all starts with changing your mind,” Denny says. “Life is full of amazing adventures, a continual process unfolding to us moment by moment.  There are many paths to full liberation and each of us creates his own path. When we use yoga and meditation to help us along that path, the path becomes clearer every moment of every day.”

December 12-16: December Retreat with

Ken Breniman

Ken has practiced yoga for over 10 years and became certified with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200 after graduating from Yoga Tree’s YogaTeacher Training program in 2006. Yoga Alliance has recognized him as a ERYT-500 as he completed his Yoga Therapy training at Ananda Seva Mission in July 2010. Ken has been leading a Naked Men’s class in San Francisco since 2007.  He teaches 2 weekly Naked Men’s Yoga as well as provides Naked Partner Yoga for Men workshops and Basics/Yoga Introductory Workshops for the NYM community.  Ken’s classes are for all levels, all bodies, all MEN!

In his classes, Ken provides eclectic Non-denominational Hatha yoga guidance, honoring a variety of traditions, such as Iyengar alignment principles, invigorating Kudalini Kriya, and playful Acroyoga-inspired partner work. He invites you to embrace SIMPLICITY, PATIENCE and COMPASSION as you deepen your practice and your connection with your true Self. Ken offers Yoga Therapy workshops on a variety of topics such as restorative yoga, grief, relationships, stress reduction and coping with chronic illness. In addition to yoga, Ken also serves as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.  Many of his workshops can be counted towards Continuing Education contact hours for Nurses, LCSWs and MFTs in California.

There’s more information about all these great retreats on our website:

www.triangle-inn.com

or you can call us at

800-732-7555

 

 

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Join us in December for our annual Winter Naked Yoga Retreat!

Join us in December for our annual Winter Naked Yoga Retreat!

Once again, we are celebrating the holiday season with our own brand of holiday cheer – naked yoga! Join us for our annual December Yoga Retreat and welcome our friend and yoga instructor, MarQ Taylor. MarQ has attended several of our retreats in the past, and now joins us as an instructor. MarQ became certified with White Lotus Foundation as a RYT-200 after graduating from White Lotus Foundation Teacher Training program in 2012.

Drawing from the many styles he has studied, MarQ strives to create a light-hearted positive atmosphere in which students can learn and enjoy together. He invites you to embrace RADIANT ENERGY, HEALTH and ABUNDANCE as you deepen your practice and your connection with your true Self.

Please contact MarQ with any questions at:  marqtaylor@mac.com

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Summer News

Summertime will “officially” arrive in North America in just over a week, but here in Palm Springs, we started Summer off on June 1st with Summer Splash – the great Summer Savings Program sponsored by the Desert Gay Tourism Guild.

Summer Splash is celebrating its fifth year, with more companies participating than ever. To see all the specials and great discounts, visit www.palmspringssummersplash.com, or just pick up a Splash Pass when you visit the Triangle Inn Palm Springs. The Splash Pass is a wallet-sized brochure that’s chock full of Summer Discounts at bars, retailers, attractions, restaurants and more!

Join us in Palm Springs for ShortFest!

The 2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest begins June 19th and runs through June 25th. This year, ShortFest will present over 300 short films from more than 50 countries. There are also seminars, special presentations, great parties, and a film market for film buyers, industry representatives and the press. If you’ve never been, make plans now to attend!

Love Naked Yoga? We do too!

And we have several great retreats coming up, starting in June with Ken Breniman.

Following that, we’ll present out annual Sizzlin’ Summer Naked Yoga Retreat from August 9th to the 14th (with Portland-based Yogi Denny Richard), and our first ever October Naked Yoga Retreat with Yogi Hollis, who hosts Nude York Yoga.

The October Retreat starts October 18th and continues through October 22nd. Details about all three Retreats are on our website, www.triangle-inn.com.

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Join us this Summer for TWO Great Yoga Retreats!

This Summer we’re hosting not one, but two great yoga retreats (with even more to come later in the year…but more on that later). :)

We’re excited to once again be working with San Francisco-based Yogi Ken Breniman for our June Retreat, which runs from Thursday, June 14th (Flag Day – also known as the day AFTER Micheal’s birthday) and continues through Monday, June 18th. As you know if you’ve attended one of our retreats with Ken before, this one will be a fun-filled adventure with lots of yoga and wonderful fellowship! (Plus you can always extend into the next week and spend the Summer Solstice with us!)

And wait, because that’s only the beginning….

Our Sizzlin’ Summer Yoga Retreat begins on Thursday, August 9th and continues through Tuesday, August 14th. We are welcoming Portland-based Yogi Denny Richard, who is joining us for the first time. We are really excited to be working with Denny. He’s been on our “want to” list for sometime as lots of our Portland (and Phoenix) friends have been working diligently to get us all together. We can’s wait! (Also note that Denny will be joining us for our December Retreat this year.)

There’s more information about both retreats on our website. The links are:

June Retreat with Ken Breniman

August Retreat with Denny Richard

We hope to see everyone this year for one or both of our Summer Retreats! Book now, though. They fill up fast!

 

 

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Triangle Inn Palm Springs Winter Naked Yoga Retreat

Join us in the Warm Southern California Sun this December, when the Triangle Inn Palm Springs presents
our Third Annual Winter Naked Yoga Retreat:
Coming December 8th – 13th, 2011.

This year, Instructor Todd Gibbs will lead us through four days of naked yoga, pilates, stretching, and naked hiking. Originally from a small East Texas town, Todd has found his home in Austin, a liberal oasis in Texas.  Yoga is very popular in Austin and Todd began practicing yoga in 1998, and a decade later, he became a registered yoga teacher and co-manager of Austin Naked Yoga.

In addition to teaching weekly naked yoga classes, Todd organizes outdoor naked yoga retreats twice a year and holds naked yoga workshops ranging from partner yoga to chakra meditation.  Todd is also a certified Pilates instructor, so it’s not unusual for a little Pilates to sneak into his yoga classes. After years of practicing naked yoga, Todd says, “I can’t imagine it any other way…naked yoga is honest, natural, sacred and beautiful.”

To find out more, visit

http://www.triangle-inn.com/december_yoga.htm

Schedule:

Thursday, December 8th
Welcome and introductions
5pm – Yoga
7pm – Social Hour & Dinner (on your own)
& Palm Springs VillageFest
Midnight Swim and hot tubbing!

Friday, December 9th
8am – Yoga
9am – 10am – Breakfast (provided)
10:30 am – 5pm – Hike to Anza Borrega Calcite Mine
or Mecca Hills, Picnic Lunch (provided),
Yoga in the Desert
6pm – Yoga
7pm – Social Hour & Dinner (on your own)
Midnight Swim and hot tubbing! :)

Saturday, December 10th
8am – Yoga
9am – 11am – Breakfast (provided)
Noon – Pilates
1:30pm – Lunch (on your own) and Pool Time
5pm – Yoga
7pm – Dinner and a Movie (provided)
Midnight Swim and hot tubbing! :

Sunday, December 11th
8am – Yoga
9am – 11am – Breakfast (provided)
Noon – Yoga &/or Pilates
1:30pm – Lunch (on your own) and Pool Time
5pm – Yoga
7pm – Dinner (on your own)
Midnight Swim and hot tubbing! :)

Monday, December 12th
8am – Yoga
9am – 11am – Breakfast (provided)
Departures, and/or Hiking extension
(Pioneer Town, Joshua Tree and high desert)
5pm – Happy Hour
7pm – Dinner (on your own)
Midnight Swim and hot tubbing! :)

Tuesday, December 13th
Breakfast (provided), Departures


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September Specials at the Triangle Inn Palm Springs

 

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Introducing Chet Chou!

Introducing Chet Chou!

This August, we’re thrilled to welcome Chet Chou to our growing cadre of naked yoga instructors. Chet will be joining veteran instructor, Ken Breniman, for our Annual Summer Naked Yoga Retreat. Chet has been practicing yoga since 2006 and received his Yoga Alliance certification from Yoga Tree in 2010. He began his practice at the suggestion of a friend, and soon thereafter, discovered how yoga opened the door to an infinite world of spirituality, awareness and mindfulness.

As a practitioner, Chet believes that strength comes from within, and that energy manifests itself in both body and soul, resulting in a positive change on a person’s mindset and outlook on life. From a physical standpoint, he believes it benefits an individual’s quality of life in many ways, such as alleviating pain, maintaining a healthy immune system and building strength, flexibility and vitality. His main style of practice is Vinyasa with a focus on breath and alignment

Ken Breniman will also be returning for our Annual Summer Yoga Retreat this August. Ken has joined us for several Retreats and is one of our most requested instructors. He has practiced yoga for over 8 years and became certified with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200 after graduating from Yoga Tree’s Yoga Teacher Training program in 2006. Ken provides eclectic Non-denominational Hatha yoga guidance, honoring a variety of traditions, such as Iyengar alignment principles, invigorating Kudalini Kriya, and playful Acroyoga-inspired partnerwork.

We hope that you will plan to join us for our Annual Summer Naked Yoga Retreat this year! The Retreat starts on Thursday, August 18th, and continues through Tuesday, August 23rd. Last year’s event was nothing short of amazing, and this year’s retreat promises to be just as much fun!

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2011 Palm Springs International Short Film Fest To Include Over 40 LGBT Shorts!

The 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market is always a great event, and this year, its roster of 331 films, selected from more than 3,000 worldwide entries, includes 45+ LGBT shorts!

Now in its 17th year, ShortFest 2011 will showcase 64 World Premieres, 58 North American Premieres and 25 U.S. Premieres. The selection of films for screening and competition features star-studded casts and award-winning films from 50 countries around the world. The Event runs from June 21 through 27, at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. We hope you can join us.

Anything for You

 

Anything for You
USA, 2010, 10 min. Over a lunch that begins like many they’ve had before, a discussion between two women unexpectedly turns away from the menu…. more

AWOL
AWOL
USA, 2010, 13 min.
Days before she’s to be deployed to Afghanistan, Joey goes home to rural Pennsylvania for Christmas and surprises her lover, Rayna. Joey opens up and shares her secret holiday wish, but Rayna has other plans…. more
Baldguy
Norway, 2011, 12 min.
A young guy comes home to his folks with a momentous announcement to make, setting the stage for a fabulous musical set in the streets of a small Norwegian town(!)… more
The Binding of Ishmael
The Binding of Ishmael
Singapore, 2010, 8 min.
A son’s filial duty is stretched to the limit when his father asks him to return home for help with his younger brother. … more
Bob
Bob
Germany, 3 min.
A little hamster tries to follow his true love around the globe, dreaming of romance in the exotic locales as they go around, and around, and around…. … more
Cappuccino

Cappuccino
Switzerland, 2010, 16 min.
A teen with his eyes on another boy at his school gets a rude awakening after an all-too-brief ‘date’ with the object of his desire in this delightful tale of youthful longing…. more

Carmen Rupe

Carmen Rupe
Australia, 2010, 11 min.
This fascinating documentary introduces us to 74 year old Carmen, an Aussie drag queen and former showgirl who recounts the triumphs and tribulations of her life on stage and off…. more

Change

Change
USA, 2010, 23 min.
On one momentous day in 2008, a young man awaits the results of two decisions that could change his life forever: the election of Barrack Obama and the success or failure of Prop. 8. If only all of life was as open to change…… more

Charlotte
Charlotte
Australia, 2011, 4 min.
After a disastrous blind date, Charlotte must take a hard look at the way the world sees her…. more
Civil Unions: A Love Story
Civil Unions: A Love Story
USA, 2010, 4 min.
This short satire imagines a world where marriage doesn’t exist, and civil unions actually constitute a fair and equal happy ending for everybody…. more
The Confession of Father John Thomas

The Confession of Father John Thomas
Australia, 2011, 5 min.
In this outrageously graphic animated short, a priest gives confession to a lesbian, which liberates him enough to make his own break from the closet…. more

Cubicle Two
Cubicle Two
United Kingdom, 2010, 10 min.
Seeking refuge from a group of bullying boys, a gay student finds himself unexpectedly sharing a cubicle with a sympathetic soul…. more
dik
dik
Australia, 2010, 10 min.
When a young boy draws a picture of what appears to be him rubbing his best friend’s ‘dik’, his parents are thrown into paroxysms of guilt and self doubt, accusing each other of all manner of sexual peccadilloes…. more
Dont Brejk Maj Turbofolk Hart

Dont Brejk Maj Turbofolk Hart

Germany, 2011, 24 min.
In this provocative (and sexy) Serbian drama, mutual attraction and post-nationalist politics come head-to-head with the old ways of thinking, leading to potentially explosive consequences. … more

Dreaming American

Dreaming American
USA, 2011, 25 min.
A handsome young illegal immigrant finds work as a go go dancer in a gay bar while he pursues legal status and a career as an actor in New York City in this contemporary tale about the pursuit of happiness…. more

Everyone Who Hears This Story Gets Laid

Everyone Who Hears This Story Gets Laid
USA, 2011, 14 min.
A man delivers a vastly entertaining monologue about his sexual exploits while he was in the army in this strangely compelling one-man show…. more

The First

The First
USA, 2011, 13 min.
A handsome young man has first-time sex with both male and female partners, but is he more drawn to one than the other?… more

Flyers
USA, 2011, 3 min.
For one young woman, coming out seems to be a very public affair. … more
Further Lane
Further Lane
USA, 2010, 13 min.
Ben, a handsome young handyman, looks after a house in the Hamptons for a wealthy New York businessman and his family, but there’s more to this story of a seemingly simple young guy than initially meets the eye…… more
Half-Share
Half-Share
USA, 2011, 29 min.
Fresh out of a long term relationship, Matt takes a time-share on Fire Island for the summer and must decide whether he can handle his eccentric new housemates on the mythical Isle of Misfit Boys. … more
Halloween is a Drag

Halloween is a Drag
USA, 2011, 10 min.
Palm Springs’ legendary Arenas Street Halloween party is the subject of this lively documentary capturing the night of costumed revelry in all its splendor…. more

Henry & Anthony
Henry & Anthony
USA, 2010, 20 min.
When his young son demonstrates an ever more serious interest in things that little boys are not supposed to be interested in, Henry’s dad grapples with the conflict between his liberal beliefs and his societal instincts as a father. … more
I Now Pronounce You Husband & Husband

I Now Pronounce You Husband & Husband
USA, 2010, 20 min.
A fascinating look at the effort of New Paltz, NY mayor Jason West’s effort to wed same sex couples and the subsequent political firestorm and arrest he faced as a result…. more

James Dean

James Dean
United Kingdom, 2010, 7 min.
A family tries it’s best to get out of the driveway, but one of their daughters has decided it’s finally time to bring out the ‘real’ her…. more

Johnny & Lyman: A Life Together

Johnny & Lyman: A Life Together

USA, 2010, 18 min.
Having met on the beach in Santa Monica in 1945, Johnny and Lyman have been partners for more than 60 years. In 2008, they joined 18,000 other gay and lesbian couples in America in applying for a marriage license. This is their story…. more

The Kiss

The Kiss
Australia, 2010, 16 min.
Two girls riding their bikes through the woods on a sultry summer night come upon a fire reservoir tank and decide to take a swim, but learn once they are in the tank that getting out is not as easy as getting in. Winner: Best Short Fiction Film, Best Cinematography, Australian Film Industry Awards…. more

Liv

Liv
Finland, 2010, 14 min.
Feisty nine-year-old Liv dislikes her father’s new partner Tony and longs for her deceased mom. When it seems she’s losing the battle for her dad’s attention, she takes an unusual revenge…. more

Loop Planes

Loop Planes
USA, 2010, 11 min.
A summer crush has Nick finding love at the carnival despite all appearances to the contrary. … more

The Maiden and The Princess

The Maiden and The Princess

USA, 2010, 17 min.
Emmy is the subject of a fairy tale writer who has been reprimanded by the higher powers to start writing stories the ‘right way’ or else. But Emmy won’t be kept down, no matter what authority insists on it. … more

Marcela

Marcela
Argentina, 2010, 9 min.
On the eve of her 40th birthday, Marcela chooses to celebrate by listing the 10 most wonderful moments in her life; trouble is after 40 years, she can only come up with 9…. more

Moonless Night

Moonless Night
Mexico, 2010, 13 min.
Two men are last seen together on an apartment balcony in macho Mexico, and one subsequently winds up dead on the ground below. Is it murder, or is there more to the story than may come to light?… more

Now Here

Now Here
USA, 2010, 11 min.
Set in 1985 as AIDS ravaged the gay community in New York City, this moving story recounts the story of Franco, who flirts with reckless behavior on his birthday after the love of his life falls ill with the virus…. more

Public

Public
USA, 2010, 14 min.
A beautiful inner-city teacher faces her own questions of identity when she tries to connect with her most difficult student. … more

Rubdown
Rubdown
USA, 2010, 12 min.
Andrew, a private detective, is hired by a spa owner to check up on a hot male masseur and make sure he’s following the company’s ‘modesty’ policy. What follows is anything but modest…… more
Shave
Shave
USA, 2010, 6 min.
A man checks into a hotel room and proceeds to pursue his fantasy until a phone call abruptly brings him back to reality…. more
The Shower
The Shower
Chile, 10 min.
Sexy, smart and soulful, The Shower tracks the traumatic final stage of a relationship and the even more frightening question of what’s next. Winner of Best Short Film at this year’s Berlin Film Festival…. more
Snapshot

Snapshot
USA, 2010, 6 min.
In this lovely short story, a woman entertains her daughter’s suitor while her daughter gets ready for the girl’s first date…. more

Some Things Are Worse Than Being Gay

Some Things Are Worse Than Being Gay
USA, 2011, 7 min.
Leah has a confession to make to her overbearing Jewish parents, but the subject of her confession is not what concerns them…… more

Time After Time

Time After Time
USA, 2010, 4 min.
Two young girls and a boy join in impromptu sing-along but what transpires over the musical notes is more than just a song. … more

Tsuyako

Tsuyako
Japan, 2011, 21 min.
In Japan, 1952, Tsuyako tries to live the life that has been set out for her—husband, children, work at the factory and care for her family. Yet when her friend arrives from Tokyo, Tsuyako finds herself entranced by the dream of a different life. … more

Twinset
Scotland, 2010, 12 min.
This truly exceptional documentary introduces us to a man living his life as a woman in a small, quaint British town where the elderly ladies of the town accept him as one of their own…. more
Uniformed
Spain, 2010, 18 min.
Lonely Margaret is assaulted daily by numerous ‘uniform’ messages that try to educate her to fulfill a concrete social role. But Margaret has a little secret that, once shared, will elevate her past the uniform. … more
Vapor

Vapor
Canada, 2010, 11 min.
Having carefully composed his plans, a Mexican man spends his day living it as he has always wanted to – as a homosexual who accepts himself and his needs. Genie (Canadian Oscars®) nominee for Best Live Action Canadian Short and Jutra nominee for Best Quebec Short…. more

Verona

Verona
Canada, 2010, 24 min.
Laurie Lynd (The Fairy Who Didn’t Want To Be a Fairy Anymore) directed this elaborate take off on Romeo and Juliet, with two boys from opposing fraternities falling in love – much to the consternation of their frat brothers…. more

Wild Imaginings
Wild Imaginings
Australia, 2011, 9 min.
A young man deals with his infatuation with his best friend through his fantasy world…. more
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Join us for Two Summer Naked Yoga Retreats

This Summer we’re hosting two naked yoga retreats! The first one is a great Weekend Get-away in June (June 17-19). Paul Tucci (who teaches in San Diego) will be teaching. We’ll also have a naked pilates class, a hike in Joshua Tree National Park, and a group Dinner on Saturday night.

Our second Summer Retreat is our Annual Summer event, which starts on August 18 and runs through August 23. Ken Breniman returns to lead this retreat, joined by a surprise guest instructor! Great fun!

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More Spring Flowers…

I had to share just a few more Springs Flowers. I’ll share some of the veggies soon. We’re harvesting tomatoes, squash, radishes, salad greens, mustard greens, Swiss Chard, Green Beans, potatoes (purple and red), and more. David’s quite the gardener! I sub when they need water, and do the harvesting/cooking! :)

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