Beyond Tired:

A Burnout Support Group

An Experiential Self-Care Course for Professionals in Demanding Roles

5 weeks in October and November 2023

In-Person at Killam’s Point Retreat Center, Branford, Connecticut

Killam's Point meeting room with chairs and ocean view

About The Series

“Beyond Tired” caters to professionals navigating the high-pressure terrains of healthcare, mental wellness, and leadership roles. Whether you’re a physician, nurse, therapist, business owner, or anyone serving the community or supporting a family, this course provides a haven of restoration and insight.

Guided by certified yoga therapists Christine Saari and Sara Merrick-Albano, the program spans five weeks, combining actionable techniques with the support of a nurturing community.

What You’ll Learn

Throughout the course, participants will immerse themselves in various exploratory yoga-based practices, designed to be easily integrated into daily routines. Whether you’re a beginner or have prior experience, these practices will challenge participants to shift their perspectives on self-care, anchoring it as an essential element for achieving and maintaining work-life balance. This approach ensures each participant crafts a personalized rest routine, reinforced by actionable strategies that foster long-term balance and well-being.

End this journey feeling refreshed, equipped with sustainable self-care tools, and ready to approach your professional responsibilities with renewed energy and clarity.

Come, immerse yourself in this holistic experience, where the gentle hum of the ocean, the embrace of pristine nature, and the camaraderie of peers converge to create a harmonious retreat from daily demands.

Read more about the yoga therapy approach to professional burnout here.

Beyond strategies and practices, “Beyond Tired” also offers the invaluable opportunity to connect with peers, building a supportive community that understands your challenges.

Step away from the relentless pace of your profession and gift yourself this journey. In just five weeks, you’ll emerge rejuvenated, equipped with practical tools, and view your professional journey through a refreshed lens. Join us to navigate a path to balance and well-being while immersed in nature’s calm.

Fridays 9:30 – 10:45 AM

5 sessions: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17

$200, or $150 if you register with a friend

Killams Point Retreat Center - view of the ocean and sunset

About The Retreat Center

Find solace at Killam’s Point Retreat Center, a picturesque oceanfront refuge on the Connecticut Shoreline in Branford.

With captivating views of the Thimble Islands and acres of tranquil walking trails, this intimate retreat offers a serene backdrop for rejuvenation.


Week 1 Rediscovering Rest: Tackling Exhaustion at Its Core
Week 2 Body’s Balance: Addressing Physical Strains of Burnout
Week 3 Emotional Equilibrium: Tools for Navigating Feelings and Stress
Week 4 Mental Clarity: Clearing the Fog and Enhancing Focus
Week 5 Purpose & Connection: Reigniting Passion and Strengthening Relationships

Resting in Yoga Nidra Meditation

About The Instructors

Christine Saari Yoga Therapy Associates

Christine Saari

Christine Saari, MA, E-RYT 200, C-BDYT

Navigating her own path through anxiety and trauma has instilled in Christine a deep-seated passion for helping others find their way. As a co-founder of Yoga Therapy Associates, Christine specializes in aiding those with anxiety and trauma, emphasizing practices that are both empowering and approachable. Her strength lies in her ability to listen and adapt, individualizing yoga therapy to resonate with each person’s unique needs and preferences. Offering online and in-person sessions in Madison and New Haven, Christine’s approach is a blend of empathy, expertise, and genuine desire to guide others towards healing.

Sara Merrick-Albano Yoga Therapy Associates

Sara Merrick-Albano

Sara Merrick-Albano, E-RYT 500, C-BDYT

With a gentle spirit and a firm belief in yoga’s transformative potential, Sara is dedicated to guiding those facing chronic pain and psychosomatic pain disorders. As a co-founder of Yoga Therapy Associates, her vision is clear: to make the healing essence of yoga accessible and resonant. With a tailored approach that draws from traditional yoga practices infused with contemporary neuroscience insights, Sara offers specialized online yoga therapy. She also sees clients in person in Watertown and Trumbull. Her commitment is to each individual’s journey, ensuring that every session is a step towards holistic wellness.

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