True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment
with Jennie Lee
Immerse yourself in heart-centered yoga practices, to liberate the joy in your life with Jennie Lee, author of True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment. Celebrate positive personal expansion through the application of The Eight Limbs of Yoga both on and off the mat. Your nourishing adventure begins the moment you arrive, as all transportation and all meals are taken care of and Jennie watches out for each student’s individual needs. Xinalani is a private beachfront eco resort just south of Puerto Vallarta but only accessible by boat, with incredible natural beauty, nourishing food, and a top-notch service staff – the perfect venue for retreat.
“I want to share a little bit about the awesomeness of Jennie’s retreat and the Xinalani Retreat Center. The resort was gorgeous and the yoga studios were near the treetops with views of the ocean and nice breezes. The rooms were amazing and Jennie had a great mix of yoga styles and meditation. The food was the best ever of any retreat I have been on so far. I am excited to go again to that amazing place! Thank you for such a special week!” ~ Amy M. 2016
Eight relaxing days beginning with a balanced asana practice and meditation. Mornings usually begin with a light vinyasa flow and afternoons hold a variety of restorative and yoga nidra, pranayama, devotional chanting and dharma talks. Jennie weaves yoga philosophy into all her classes for a deeper understanding of how we can live happier, love-filled lives. Luxuriate between practices on the private beach, hike to nearby waterfalls or quaint villages,surf, snorkel, kayak, receive fantastic spa treatments or dive deeper into your practice with a Yoga Therapy session. Days conclude with a delicious dinner at sunset, serenaded by the ocean’s Om.
“I loved that you mixed philosophy in with our practices. I came away with a guide for how to enhance my practice and continue working on the Sutras. I liked how you did different styles of yoga and meditation so I could try different things. I seriously feel like this was one of the best experiences of my life.”
~ Jenny K. 2016
“Exceeded expectations in every way!” ~ Shannon S. 2016
“Gave me a lot of guidance for living my life in the future. LOVED IT!” ~ Christine M. 2016
“The significance of love as the driving force of yoga philosophy is a theme Lee continually returns to. She invokes it often (in her book True Yoga), as in the chapter on ahimsa (peacefulness) – ‘Love and calmness are stronger than anger’; satya (truthfulness) – ‘Whatever is anchored in love is truth and we can always trust truth when it is based in love’; and aparigraha (appreciation) – ‘As we magnify the love in our hearts through the perspective of abundance, we receive the benevolence of life and the understanding of our greatest sense of purpose.’ The last page of the book contains her strongest claim regarding love: ‘There is nothing greater than love. It is the Essence of who we all are.’”
Sample Retreat Day
7:00 am Tea/coffee, granola and fresh fruit available
8:00-10:00 am Yoga Asana and Meditation
10:00-11:00 am Buffet Breakfast
10:00-5:00 pm Free Time (spa, beach, surf, hike, kayak, Yoga Therapy, Temezcal, horseback, excursions)
1:30-2:30 pm Buffet Lunch
5:00-7:00 pm Evening Practice (Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Reflections & Dharma Talks)
7:30 pm Plated Dinner & Sunset
*All dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Single $2,950 | Double $2,200
Single $2,700 | Double $1,950
Single $2,300 | Double $1,750
(Big Palapa shared space accommodations at a lower rate may be available. Inquire if interested.)
Hold your room! Deposit $500 (non-refundable)
Final payment is due 90 days prior to the retreat’s start date. No refunds are available after that, as costs to the center have been incurred when reserving. To be safe, you may want to purchase travel insurance.
7 nights lodging – choose from different levels of Accommodations
Three gourmet, healthy meals daily
All water, teas and juices with meals
Twice daily yoga and meditation classes in a variety of styles with Jennie Lee
Transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta airport on beginning & end dates of retreat
Sales and lodging taxes
What’s Not Included
Airfare to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
Optional excursions or spa treatments
Alcohol or personal purchases
Travel insurance (recommended)
Gratuities for Xinalani Staff
About The Teacher
Jennie Lee is a Yoga Therapist and Author of True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment. For the past 20 years, she has offered the transformative practices of Classical Yoga and Meditation making the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras applicable to daily challenges, helping people discover how to lead joyful, authentic lives.
Jennie bridges the universal ideals and practices of Eastern philosophy with the needs and challenges of modern Western living. In her classes you will find an unexpected mix of challenging as well as therapeutic yoga postures, energy management techniques, and meditation instruction, based on her studies in Body-Centered Psychotherapy and Spiritual Psychology, as well as Classical Yoga and Meditation. Jennie’s writing is featured regularly on Huffington Post,Mind Body Green, Yoga Therapy Today, Urban Wellness Magazine,Yogi Times,Wellness.com, Gaia, and other yoga related blogs. She is a RYT-500, Certified Process Therapist, and active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Contact Jennie at [email protected]