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Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise

Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise

From May 19 to 26, 2018

Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise: Join Leila Swenson for an amazing, inspiring, yoga adventure in Happiness for eight days and seven nights, celebrating the simplicity, beauty, and magic of life at Xinalani, while diving deeper into your yoga practice. Xinalani is a lovely, elegant, eco-friendly retreat off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Only accessible by boat, it has breathtaking ocean-front rooms, an open-air yoga studio with a palm-thatched roof, a meditation cabin, easy access to the beach, the most delicious cuisine, the kindest, caring staff…  and so much more!

What you can expect from this retreat: Yoga practice twice a day with Leila | Delightful, gourmet healthy cuisine | New yogi friends | Beach & nature time  | Naps in the hammock | Free time for adventure, relaxation, & contemplation

This yoga retreat will allow you to connect with what is truly important to you, as you take time to peel away the layers of the every day hustle and bustle, and settle into a slower, simpler rhythm of life. Practicing yoga twice a day will also set the stage for transformation, as the theme of happiness & yogic principles are explored in Vinyasa Flow classes with Meditation, Mantra, and Yoga Nidra. This is a wonderful opportunity to de-stress, take care of yourself, make new friends, and try new things… with options for massage, spa-treatments, swimming with dolphins, jungle hikes, sweat lodge, cooking, and more! It is an amazing yoga and life experience!

This is also a beautiful opportunity to eat delicious, healthy, vegetarian/vegan cuisine, although there will be chicken and fish options included on the menu.
Rates are in USD and include all accommodations, meals, yoga, ground/boat transfers, and taxes. Airfare and gratuities to staff are not included.

 

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About the teacher

Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise

Leila Swenson

Leila’s yogic journey began in 2000 at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA under spiritual head Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D., the successor to Swami Rama, where she lived, worked, and studied there for 2 months. She has since completed over 1000 hours of Teacher Training, including a 500-hour Certification in Bhakti Flow from Rusty Wells in San Francisco, & over 100 hours in SmartFLOW with Annie Carpenter. Leila has also studied and practiced extensively with Stephanie Snyder, is currently studying with Richard Rosen and Annie Carpenter, and is guided musically by the divine musician, Wah!.

Leila teaches all around San Francisco and this is her 4th annual retreat to Xinalani. Leila currently teaches public classes at Yoga Tree and has had the privilege of teaching at Yoga to the People, Glow Yoga & Wellness, Urban Flow, Flying Yoga, International Orange, Zazen, Academy of Art University, and Lululemon. She currently teaches corporate classes at Craigslist, Tishman Speyer, Ubisoft, and also, offers private classes. She has made Yoga for Artist videos for Academy of Art University, which can be found on her website. Leila has had the honor of assisting Rusty Wells in his classes and served as a Mentor/Advisor in his Teacher Training. She has had the privilege of assisting Stephanie Snyder. Leila served also as Lead Assistant to Yoga Teacher and Author Darren Main, for a weekly donation-based yoga class held at iconic Grace Cathedral. She has had the honor of leading Sun Salutations for Rise Yoga for Youth’s First, Second, Third, & Fourth annual Yogathon Fundraiser, a non-profit organization that brings yoga into high schools for underserved teens. She is an ambassador for a local San Francisco plant-based eatery, Seed + Salt. Leila leads yoga workshops locally in SF and is also the creator of a new Mantra & Meditation class at Yoga Tree, in which she shares her love of Bhakti Yoga.

Leila’s yoga is an empowering physical, mental, and spiritual practice. Her Vinyasa Flow class is fun-filled, joyful, challenging, and from the heart. It is designed to peel away layers of what is covering the truth inside so that practitioners leave feeling more connected, more happy, more alive, and more fully aligned with their life’s purpose. Her classes flow naturally from the heart, and are very grounded in alignment, cultivating a trust the natural intelligence of the body and breath. She weaves yogic philosophy in and out of the asana practice so that yoga can be taken off the mat and into daily life. She believes that yoga is the most effective practice for self-discovery, love, compassion, acceptance, health, happiness, and peace.

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About the experience

Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise
Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise
Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise
Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise
Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise
Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise

RATES FOR 7 NIGHTS

All Included

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

per person ECO-CHIC SUITE  $2,875 PETITE SUITE  $2,550 DELUXE ROOMS  $2,215 SMALL PALAPA  $1,550

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

per person ECO-CHIC SUITE  $2,125 PETITE SUITE  $1,900 DELUXE ROOMS  $1,725

Includes

  • Selected accommodation
  • 3 deliciously healthful meals served daily
  • Coffee, tea, fruit and granola
  • 2 daily yoga clases
  • Airport transfers and Boat ride to retreat center
  • All taxes
  • First five sign-ups will receive $100 off
  • KAYAK
  • Snorkel Equipment
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A DAY IN YOUR YOGA RETREAT

While a more detailed schedule will be sent closer to the retreat date, there will be an evening yoga class on the day of arrival, a morning yoga class on the day of departure, and morning and evening yoga classes on the other days. Lots of free time to relax, get a massage, frolic in the warm ocean water, or take part in one of the many optional excursions.

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