DATES: March 28 – April 4, 2015
PRICES: Please see our Anamaya Base Rates for meals and accommodations.
PACKAGES: We have a number of fantastic Anamaya Retreat Packages (ARP’s) to choose from. Try Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Surfing, Yoga & Rejuvenation, or Pure Yoga. PLEASE NOTE: these packages do not include the Spiritual Development Retreat.
WORKSHOP: The Spiritual Development Retreat is a 50-hour training lead by Paula Tursi, and is designed to bring out your truth, your true voice. Whether you are a CEO, community leader, teacher or parent you need to feel confident in your truth. We all need to know who we are, what our purpose is, and how to put that out in the world in a bold and powerful way. The price is $30 for the manual plus $395 without certification, and $595 with certification. Please speak with our reservations department on more information about the certification, and see below for more information about the workshop.
Guest Yoga Teacher Paula Tursi
Paula Tursi is the Founder and Director of Reflections Center Yoga and the internationally renowned Reflections Yoga Teacher Training Program. She has been working with alternative healing practices in New York City and internationally for over twenty years. Paula developed Reflections Yoga as a way to integrate what she found most inspiring in other practices with her own personal truth. She began her training at Integral Yoga, where she studied Hatha and restorative Yoga. She went on to work with esteemed teachers such as Angela Farmer and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the art of asana and movement, breath work and meditation. Paula has been voted one of the top ten meditation teacher in NYC.
Paula’s work focuses on the alignment of mind and body, understanding that we move not only from our muscles and joints, but also from the support of our inner body. She is best known for using movement and the process of yoga to move her students past their psychological blocks. She unites spiritual counselling, yoga and meditation as a way to address the person as a whole and deliver them to their highest self
Paula holds a Masters degree in Psychology from Columbia University and a Masters degree in Education from Hunter College. She did her clinical post-graduate training at the Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. Paula conducts biannual Teacher’s Trainings in New York City and Latin America, teaches workshops nationwide and in Europe. She teaches on going classes, holds corporate workshops and offers individual instruction in breath awareness, partner yoga and yoga for body ailments.
The Reflections Yoga Teacher Training program is fully registered at the 200 & 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance.
“Movement or asana can start from the inner or outer body. Its been my experience that movement initiated from the inner body considers the body as a whole and can bring health to the deeper systems of the body as well as deliver a person to a subtler sense of self.” Paula Tursi
Spiritual Development Workshop
During this incredible week you will
- Use Jungian shadow work to uncover the most pervasive blocks hindering your growth
- Be guided through meditation to set a clear purpose for your life
- Move the locked prana in our bodies using yoga, breathing practices and guided meditation
- Set goals that will be witnessed by the group, create a time line and of course an action which will lead you to fulfilling not just a direction but discovery and realization of your greatest purpose
- Create a plan of action that will aid you in bringing your purpose to the world through clear and directive movement life mudras
This course will count of 50 hours of your 300 YA requirements for your 500 certification. Those who are not interested in certification, or are not yoga teachers are more than welcome to register.
In this course we will work together to help find your true voice, your hidden nature. James Hillman, a well published Jungian psychologist, calls this purpose our Daemon. Hillman states that “the daemon accompanies us from birth, bringing with it an agenda which influences our subsequent life”. Once we find our Daemon, or our “blueprint for life”, we move with ease, fully in our power and with the authenticity we need to put ourselves out in the world. We gain the awareness required to sustain or find clear and healthy relationships, whether they be with our students, friends, family or our beloved.
As spiritual beings, how can we meet anyone in our power if we can’t define that power? When we are not clear about our purpose we feel frustrated and uninspired. When we know who we are and where we are going we can live a life of meaning. It is onl then we can be the leaders we were meant to be. This course will help you gain this clarity!
TestimonialsI was able to let go of so many attachments and felt crazy amounts of energy. I loved listening to the things that Paula had to teach and the experiences that she had. I loved that she was open about her life too and so approachable. Paula made me feel like she cared about me and saw me for me. – NB I’m so happy I came on this retreat. It was life changing and gave me access to things that were lingering beneath the surface that I needed the energy of the group to release. The small and well-selected group, the setting, the content, and the supporting yoga and meditation classes, not to mention the rejuvenating food served at Anamaya, has made me feel new as an infant. – LR The work was challenging but worth all of the work. I cannot believe how different I feel, so much lighter and free. – KD