Riding the Solstice Wave - Chakras and Asana
with Iris Lambert & Shannan Donovan
30 YA CE hours available: Riding the Solstice Wave – Chakras and Asana
Enjoy 7 days of Yoga and healthy, locally sourced meals, luxury open air accommodations with plenty of time to relax and adventure at this pristine, private, luxury beach retreat center. You will get picked up at the airport and delivered by taxi boat to this once in a lifetime experience. Your needs will be impeccably met by the cheery servers. Whether you want to relax and have fun or be still and retreat, the choice is yours. Your needs will be met and beyond.
Each day will begin and end with Yoga. We will explore a chakra a day, from grounding to expansion, and how these chakras express in our asanas and our life. In the morning before yoga we will offer pranayama and meditation. The middle of the day and evening will be free for you to enjoy as you choose. After our AM Vinyasa Yoga Practice we will enjoy breakfast, free time, Lunch, free time, PM Yoga, then dinner and more free time for evening fun!
The weather is perfect at this time of year, not too hot and not too cold… just right! During free time, the water will be calling and the waves will be perfect for some surfing or paddle boarding. Yelapa is a short boat ride away and makes for a fun day trip. Spa treatments are always a great option! And Xinalani is a 5-minute walk to the cute little town of Quimixto and a 20-minute taxi boat ride to Yelapa for taking in local culture. In Quimixto there are also horses/donkeys to rent and ride to the local waterfall.
Upon your reservation confirmation – you can pay all upfront or make a $500 USD, non-refundable deposit.
Your retreat includes…
Your transportation from the airport to Xinalani
Luxury open-air palapa-style accommodations
Three Healthy meals a day (your personal food needs will be honored)
2 yoga classes a day
**Spa Treatments, Fun in the Bar and Gratuity (a suggested $15 a day) not included**
About the Teacher
Love at ﬁrst sweat, in 1996 Shannan Donovan wandered into a hot yoga class that set in motion a journey still unfolding. Transforming both her body and mind, Shannan committed to her calling in 2001 when she moved to Asheville, North Carolina and signed on for an intensive, yearlong teacher training with vinyasa ﬂow teacher Stephanie Keach. Renown for her non- dogmatic and comprehensive curriculum exploring the roots and traditions of yoga.
Following her training with Stephanie, Shannan headed to Los Angeles and continued adding to her Yoga Alliance hours, and her style, by studying with Shiva Rae, Seane Corn, and Bryan Kest. A word that means to develop gradually, the concept of evolving, exists as the central tenet behind Shannan’s approach to her studio, her students, and her personal growth. Promoting the mantra —practice not perfect— Shannan’s manner balances playfulness with discipline, openness with boundaries, guiding with allowing, stretching with integration
Yoga has not only changed my life, it has taught me to age gracefully. Iris was dancing in Hair on Broadway when she met Swami Satchidananda in 1969. She´s been teaching yoga since 1972 in Sausalito, California. Ashtanga Vinyasa became her asana practice. She had the opportunity to live yoga in various ashrams and extended retreat settings in the 1970‘s. More recent inspirations are Anusara Yoga, speciﬁcally Desiree Rambaugh, and Shiva Rea. She has taught classes and yoga teacher trainings in Ashland, Oregon as well as traveled teaching workshops in Santa Cruz, CA and Bend, Oregon in the US as well as the US Virgin Islands, Thailand, Mexico and Costa Rica. Iris & Shannan are offering a Teacher Training Through Thrive Sept. 8 – Oct. 26, 2014.
Irie Yoga is the style of yoga Iris has developed from her many years of experience. An eclectic style, Irie Flow inspires the uniﬁcation of the heart mind body and spirit through breath and awareness. Iris teaches a core driven, therapeutic practice including arm balances and inversions with modiﬁcations for all. She brings the strength and wisdom of years to her teaching and her life. For more info about Iris please visit www.irieyoga.com
Call or Email for info and to register:
Iris Lambert 707-481-7730 /[email protected]
Shannan Donnovan 707-237-1815/[email protected]