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Meet your retreat facilitators, Tim Yarborough and Dr. George Place

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Tim Yarborough

Tim Yarborough has been practicing yoga since 2006 and teaching since 2011. As a graduate of two yoga teacher training programs and student of the Krishnamacharya lineage of yoga, Tim practices and teaches yoga that is not merely about body positions and movements, they are integral pieces in a holistic system designed to cultivate complete peace of mind. Tim experiences the breath as a bridge between body and mind designed to prepare us for meditation. As the Wellness Director at Vital Plan (2015 - present), a holistic health and herbal medicine company, Tim leads wellness education programs that empower people to make use of herbs, lifestyle practices, and diet as their foundation for health. Tim’s passion for integrating different branches of natural health led him to complete a 2 year clinical herbalism program (2018 - 2020) to complement his yoga and wellness services.

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Dr. George Place

Dr. George Place has been practicing Shaolin Chuan Fa and Kenpo Karate since 1993 and teaching since 1995.  Through body awareness martial arts, George was introduced to mind/body integration through breathwork and meditation.  Training of attention and awareness continued through his schooling and time as a Peace Corp Volunteer in El Salvador (2001-2004) and Panama (2012-2014).  George leads numerous healthy living programs as the Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director (2015 - present) and as a personal trainer, Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor, Self Defense Instructor, and Business Wellness Consultant.  George is the owner and operator of Flow Dojo Health Services.

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