DATE: Dec 15 – 22, 2018
PRICES: After you look through this page and get to know the 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 are very excited to offer our guests a special 90 min Workshop this week called Smart Alignment for Peak Poses: Backbends and Inversions. For more information and cost please see below.
Guest Teacher Miranda Viorst
Miranda teaches what works. As a devoted student of the Yoga and Tantra traditions, Miranda has spent years digging with curiosity and passion into the pieces of the practice that change people’s lives.
Miranda teaches from heart, from laughter, from lived experience, and from her own academic research as well as that of her peers. She concocts classes that offer the perfect blend of ancient wisdom and modern twist, sincerity and silliness, contemplation and play. Miranda invites you into a safe place to breathe, transform, and let go. All this in the name of moving step-by-step toward the most tremendous expression of you.
A certified RYT-500 trained in Vinyasa, Yin, Hot, Restorative, and Forrest Yoga, Miranda shares her offerings in her regular classes in Colorado, as well as assorted trainings and workshops.
Miranda teaches with adoration and playfulness. Her creative vinyasa flows focus on allowing students to deepen into their practice with a dance-inspired grace. She weaves in the teachings of her favorite mystics, philosophers, and poets, to craft classes that allow students to get closer to themselves and more intimately familiar with both their perfections and their challenges.
With an emphasis on self-study, she encourages students to nurture spiritual growth through disciplined practice. She does all this with the sense of compassion, curiosity, and playfulness that she infuses into every class.
Smart Alignment for Peak Poses: Backbends and Inversions
Many of us fall in love with the Yoga Practice for the way it makes us feel. When we move the body beyond what we thought was possible, our ideas of what our limitations are start to dissolve. We find ourselves feeling more open, more free, more in love. Backbends and inversions are “peak postures” – some of the most potent postures in the physical yoga practice. They are also often some of the most challenging postures to do safely.
In the paramount text on yoga practice, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Patanjali tells us “tatah dvandvah anabhighataha.” Translation: yoga makes the impossible possible. That’s the nature of this practice; to go beyond what we thought was possible.
This 90 min workshop aims to use safe, intelligent alignment to go beyond what we thought our limitations were. Incorporating ancient practices, modern philosophy, breath, movement, and games, we will use the practice of yoga not just to challenge our physical limits, but also to break down internal barriers and fall more deeply in love with the world around us and our daily lives. ***Price is $30