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SICILY

6 DAY YOGA RETREAT + TRAINING
October 13-18, 2022
20 CEUS

 

BECOME MORE RESILIENT
&
TAKE EVEN MORE OF YOGA'S BENEFITS OFF THE MAT

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Register by August 25th & save 140 Euros!

"YOUR CALM MIND IS THE ULTIMATE WEAPON AGAINST YOUR CHALLENGES."
~Bryant McGill

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While yoga can help us feel better at the end of a class, it can also do so much more!

Yoga can help us handle uncertainty, face our fears, & to feel safe in ourselves & confident that we can handle what life brings. 


In this retreat we will discover how!
 

Explore how yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, self-inquiry, & more help us cultivate 5 pillars of resilience so we can face life’s challenges more gracefully & recover more skillfully.


Learn the theory & science behind how these techniques expand our resilience physically, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually & put the techniques into practice.
 

Daily practice sessions & workshops are designed to help yoga students who wish to get more of yoga’s benefits in their daily life & to help yoga teachers better understand the resilience building aspects of yoga so they can share them with their students.


Yoga teachers are eligible for 20 contact-hours of continuing education credit through the Yoga Alliance.
 

Nothing is certain or guaranteed in life but we can focus on what we can control…ourselves!

 

We can strengthen our relationship with ourselves & our minds so we can better self-regulate & ride the waves of life with greater ease.
 

Join us for an intentional week of connection, practice, study, & play designed to help us elevate our yoga, our resilience, our consciousness, & our lives.
 

Together we rise!

 

OVERVIEW

⟣Cultivate 5 pillars of resilience through yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, inquiry, and more

⟣Learn about & explore the science & philosophy behind yogic techniques & practices & how they make us more resilient

⟣Emphasis on practical application both on the mat & in daily life

"Monica is a knowledgeable professional in everything she does. The dedication to her work comes through not only in practice, but also in the nuggets of history and theory that she is able to provide about yoga and beyond! I attended a Relaxation and Rejuvenation Retreat led by Monica, during which she guided a small group of women through several different types of yoga and meditation. Though I'm an experienced yogi, we practiced types of yoga that I had never heard of and Monica supported our practice with information about how it impacts the body and the roots of the practice. During meditation, I was able to sit longer than I ever had before with Monica as my guide and she taught us a variety of techniques for stilling the mind that I have since used independently with great success. I got a Thai massage from Monica that made me feel incredibly loose. She made me feel very comfortable and relaxed, while moving my body in ways that stretched and opened up both muscles and joints. Throughout the retreat, Monica was prepared with the perfect background music and accessories for each session to add to the atmosphere and made sure we got plenty of variety - she even taught us a Zumba class! The entire retreat was well organized and relaxing, with engaging sessions, delicious and healthy food, and wonderful company. As a former scientist, Monica approaches her new calling with the same meticulousness and attention to detail as her former line of work. I hope to be lucky enough to practice with Monica as my guide again."

~Jordan K., Colorado

 
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WHAT'S COVERED
 

PHYSICAL BODY
How to release tension & chronic holding patterns, how to balance effort & ease for better performance, how to use asana to build confidence, connect with your body's intelligence, & cultivate equanimity, how to use asana to train stress recovery & resilience

BREATH, NERVOUS SYSTEM, & ENERGY BODY
How to use your breath to regulate your nervous system, calm yourself in moments of challenge, & improve your stress tolerance

MINDSET
How to have a helpful relationship to stress, shift attentional biases, diffuse unhelpful thoughts & beliefs, & how yoga's ultimate power is a life-transforming shift in mindset

MENTAL BODY
How to reduce the suffering generated by your mind, learn about the types of thought formations & mind-states, how to cultivate equanimity, how to “let go” mentally, how to meditate, & how meditation trains the brain for resilience & reduces the causes of suffering

EMOTIONAL BODY
How to use meditation to cultivate positive emotions, how to process & clear emotions, how to navigate inner resistance & release impressions (samskaras) that are at the root of many fears & limiting patterns

 
 

WHO THIS IS FOR

⟣Those who wish to cultivate more mental strength & flexibility

 

⟣Yoga enthusiasts & teachers who want to reap more of yoga's benefits off the mat

 

⟣Those who want to explore yoga beyond the poses

 

⟣Anyone who wants to be more comfortable within themselves in the face of uncertainty & life's ups-and-downs

 

⟣Some yoga experience suggested, "advanced" postural practice not required

"THE PRIMARY FACTOR IN ANY SITUATION IS YOUR INNER STATE."
~Ekhart Tolle

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SAMPLE SCHEDULE

600-630 Optional resilience building practice

 

730-930 Morning practice: asana, pranayama, meditation, inquiry, etc.

 

1500-1700 Theory & Practice Workshop

 

1830-1945 Evening practice: yin, restorative, nidra, meditation, bhakti, journaling, etc.

Note: Program will begin at 1500 on Thursday, October 13th and end after the morning session at 930 the final day, Tuesday, October 18th. Exact daily schedule may differ slightly from the one above.

FAQs

What level practitioner is this for?
All levels are welcome!  Options are always given for all levels so everyone can practice where they are and have options to challenge themselves.

Do I have to be a yoga teacher to attend the retreat?
Nope!  This retreat is designed for both the practitioner who is excited and curious about how to use yoga to increase their resilience and for yoga teachers to better understand this and be able to share it with their students.

 

How difficult will the asana be?
The morning asana practice will be an invitation to play at the edge of your comfort zone and every participant will have options to find their own edge.  As it is a resilience training retreat, you will be supported in finding this edge in a skillful way that deeply engages your mindset, mind, and your breath and you will practice creating relaxation during challenge and release after.

When does the retreat officially begin and end?

We will begin with an afternoon session at 3pm on Thursday, October 18 and end after the morning session at 9:30am on Tuesday October 22. If logistics prevent you from being there for the complete schedule, just let me know and we'll see what we can do. :)

"I had the incredible opportunity to attend Megan and Monica's weekend retreat in Lyons, Colorado! It was just the recharge I needed to get my spring off to a great start! The retreat was a wonderful opportunity to dive deeper into my reiki practice, meet incredible women, and press the reset button. Megan and Monica were so well organized, yet relaxed. No detail was missed. From the daily programs to the menu to the perfect little flowers in the guest rooms, everything felt just right. Monica's yoga sessions were truly eye opening, practicing in ways I have never done before and you cannot find at your local corepower studio. Monica shared the techniques she learned while practicing in India with us such as using voice. Her guidance brought me to a much more deliberate practice that truly helped me ground in my poses in a way I have never been able to before. A few weeks after the retreat I am still benefiting from it. I feel every day a greater awareness of myself and my surroundings. I am getting so much more out of my yoga practice than I have in years. And it was a lot of fun too! "

~Julie L., Colorado

 
 
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COST & WHAT'S INCLUDED

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Register by August 25th & save 140 Euros!

Choose from:

Double Room - 1070 Euros pp

Shared Room (3-5 beds) - 1085 Euros pp

Single Room - 1295 Euros pp

 

(Euro to USD conversion ~1 Eur/1.02 USD)


 

What's Included:

5 nights accommodations

All meals (delicious Italian buffet for breakfast, lunch, & dinner)

All yoga classes & workshops

Workbook

Use of Floripa beach spot

City Tax

What's not included:

Flight costs

Travel insurance

Transportation to/from retreat center

Additional activities: massage, SUP/surf rental, snacks, etc.

 

VIDEO DESCRIPTION

 

RETREAT VENUE

FLORIPA

Kite, Yoga, Surf House

Santa Maria del Focallo, Sicily

⟣3 Yoga shalas

⟣Amazing chef

⟣1-minute from the beach

⟣Jacuzzi

⟣Garden areas

⟣Bike/E-bike rentals

⟣Stand up paddle & surf board rentals & lessons

⟣Transport coordination

⟣Car rentals

⟣Multiple massage & healing modalities including renowned osteopath

⟣Friends & family vibes

⟣Resident dog & cat family

⟣Diverse, quality yoga instruction if you choose to extend your stay

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

"TOUGHNESS IS IN THE SOUL AND SPIRIT, NOT THE MUSCLES."
~Alex Karras

REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Register by August 25th & save 140 Euros!

Questions?