DATES: July 13 – 20, 2019
PRICES: After you get to know our special yoga teacher for this week, please have a look at our Rates & Reservations page to see our BASE RATES (which cover accommodations and meals).
PACKAGES: We have a yoga retreat package for everyone, and the cost of the package you choose is added to your BASE RATE. Our packages include Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Rejuvenation, Yoga & Surfing, or Pure Yoga. For more information about these packages please visit Anamaya Retreat Packages (ARP). Or for those who are not totally into yoga, there’s no need to choose a yoga package at all – you can book all your activities and excursions A La Carte. We call it the Relaxation Retreat.
OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS: We’re excited to offer our guests three special Workshops this week. The first one is called Becoming Supernatural, the second one is the Yoga Nidra, and the third Creating From a Vision of the Future. Please see below for more information and pricing.
Guest Yoga Teacher Lola Rephann
Lola is a yoga teacher, life coach, personal growth guide, and healer. Her passion and mission is to help each individual heal and grow, which leads to an overall healing and elevation of consciousness on Planet Earth.
Lola’s teaching is a call to meet your edge and sharpen your attention. She asks students to challenge themselves by weaving physical, emotional, and spiritual inquiry into each of her classes and workshops. Lola teaches in a way that encourages students to take the reins of their lives and step into power, intelligence, and grace.
Lola studies Forrest Yoga, Yin Yoga, hatha and vinyasa yoga, Buti Yoga, core integration, and functional movement. Lola is a practicing bodyworker using the modalities of Thai Yoga Massage, Myo-Fascial Meridian Release and Reiki. She has been studying Thai Massage for over 8 years and is a Reiki Master. Some of her interests that often inform her classes include astrology, ceremony, ritual, moon cycles, and animal totems. Lola is also a certified life coach specializing in transformational coaching to remove obstacles, create an inspired vision, and help each person walk their Dharma.
Lola has a deep and abiding interest in breath, mindfulness, and somatics. Lola studies primarily with Ana Forrest, founder of Forrest Yoga, Erica Mather, a Forrest Yoga guardian in New York City and Bizzie Gold, creator of several intuitive movement systems. Lola was raised in the traditional lineage of Sivananda Yoga before moving into vinyasa and more contemporary yoga studies. Lola is a lifelong student and is always learning new techniques, methods, and applications for healing, wellness and vitality.
Lola is an experienced yoga teacher with over 4,500 hours of teaching experience privately, in group classes, and in corporate settings throughout the world. She has coached dozens of people through creative, inspiring transformations.
Lola’s Personal Teaching Philosophy
I practice and teach yoga for personal power, healing, self-exploration, and growth. I practice meditation for cleansing of the mind and access to the subconscious and collective field. I practice transformational life coaching as a tool for creating an inspired, directed life aligned with dharma (life purpose). These tools combined create the most powerful healing and personal transformation I have ever encountered, and it is these tools I will share with you during our week together.
I teach in a way that encourages students into a state of feeling and connection with the self. When we connect to our spirit, we transcend stress, tension, anxiety and confusion. In the moment, we glimpse our essential selves and our connection to all living things. As we heal individually, we heal the collective.
I teach Forrest Yoga, a breath-based, mindful approach to vinyasa yoga designed to go deep into cellular tissue thru long-held and challenging pose sequences. Forrest Yoga excels at healing trauma and disconnection, building strength, and nurturing a state of embodiment. I also teach alignment-oriented vinyasa yoga, a practice designed to help students become more aware by finding correct alignment in the yoga poses, which helps prana (vital energy) circulate thru the body-mind. I infuse my yoga teaching with functional movement exercises that build strength and coordination. Challenging ourselves physically is necessary to reclaim vitality and self-confidence. The daily morning practices will be informed by these approaches.
The evening sessions will be a combination of Yin Yoga (a practice of long-held poses designed to target the fascia, or connective tissues, of the body), gentle Hatha yoga, and meditation. The fascia is where we store emotional as well as physical trauma, and true healing must address these deep layers of the body.
This retreat will focus on the power of the subconscious mind. When we are able to go deep within our implicit memories to discover the roots of our beliefs and behaviors, we can literally reprogram ourselves to behave, think, and be in ways that are more in line with our consciously created dreams, visions, and aspirations.
I am offering optional meditation each morning at 6:45am prior to the morning yoga sessions. These will be lightly guided.
There will be an optional sunrise yoga practice on the last day of the retreat (Saturday) at 5:45am to celebrate and conclude the work we have done together. Pre-registration is required for the final yoga session.
A series of three workshops that build upon each other offers an opportunity for deep personal growth.
These three workshops build upon each other. They can be taken individually, but their power will be compounded if you take them in sequence. The price is $40 each, or $100 for all three.
A 60-minute process designed to open the sub-conscious mind, dissolve duality, and experience pure consciousness. Beginning with breathwork to activate the pineal gland, we will transition into a 35-minute guided meditation, followed by guided writing process. Designed to prepare you for the following processes, but can be experienced alone as complete practice.
Creating From a Vision of the Future
If you’re not creating from a vision of the future, you are creating from the memories of the past. This 75-minute workshop starts with shamanic breathwork and a guided meditation to release the past, followed by guided writing process and life design and finishes with a 30-minute guided meditation to literally install your new vision into your neural network. This is a powerful energetic process which may bring up a lot of emotion, but will give you exceptional clarity to see the life you most deeply want to life. Based on the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza.
This 60-minute experience of “yogic sleep” will revitalize you, refresh you, and further install the vision of your future into your subconscious mind. 1 hour of yoga nidra is equivalent to 4 hours of deep sleep. During yoga nidra, you are gently guided into a very deep state of relaxation during which you are awake, but your brain and body enter the wavelengths of sleep. The subconscious mind is very receptive in this state. During the yoga nidra, you will practice auto-suggestion, a form of hypnosis, by repeating phrases of your choice that align with your vision. Yoga Nidra is an effective way to heal the body and mind from stress. It is a form of very deep meditation during which new ideas and behaviors can be imprinted into the subconscious mind.
- Optional meditation offered daily prior to morning yoga sessions (6:45am; included).
- Optional sunrise yoga class offered on the morning of departure Saturday ($25; pre-registration required).
- Private Yoga sessions available.
- Life coaching available.