DATE: March 11 – 18, 2017
PRICE: See Anamaya’s Rates & Reservations
PACKAGES: Try any of our different yoga retreats: Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Rejuvenation, or Yoga & Surfing. For more information about our 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.
We are also now offering a Scuba Certification and Yoga package to our guests.
2-DAY WORKSHOP AVAILABLE: We are very excited to have t he famous Art of Meditation Workshop available for our guests during this week. It two sessions of 3 hours each, you will get initiated into classical meditation with a mantra and acquire all the tools and information to establish a home practice that you can enjoy for life. The price is $195. For more information and details, please see below.
Our intention for the week is to give everyone opportunities to connect with one another, to grow
spiritually and authentically and to have a great time through yoga, nature, and sustainable living.
Guest Teacher Antoine Tinawi, E-RYT, PMP, RMQ, ANQ
Antoine Tinawi is a direct disciple of world renowned spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with whom he has been studying yoga since 1993 in all its aspects (postures, breathing techniques, meditation, mantras, lifestyle and philosophy). He is one of the rare students to be certified in 4 of the most recognized lineages of yoga: Art of Living Teacher, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher and Sivananda Yoga Teacher. From 2008 to 2012, Antoine was the founder and director of the Montreal Art of Living Centre as well as the Canadian coordinator of Art of Living Yoga. Antoine owns and runs two thriving yoga studios in Montreal: Studio Zen-Den and Om West where he offers Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training Programs. Antoine is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT500; the highest designation for yoga teachers and is part their Schools and Studios Advisory Group. Antoine also has a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from McGill university, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Registered Massage Therapist (RMQ) trained in over a dozen techniques and a Certified Ayurvedic Therapist (ANQ).
Antoine offers yoga in different styles including Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, Sivananda Yoga and Yin Yoga. He likes to make his students work hard while encouraging them to remain mindful of their breath and state of mind. His classes are inclusive by giving variations to allow students of different levels to participate within their own limits. During yoga retreats, Antoine likes to go beyond the limits of the mat and inspires students to develop an authentic yogic lifestyle.
Guest Teacher Pamela Gooria, E-RYT
Pamela Gooria is a yoga teacher with the Art of Living Foundation and gives workshops to individuals, institutions and companies. Her teachings are based on the ancient traditions of yoga and meditation that she received under the guidance of world renowned spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. She is also certified in Ashtanga Yoga and in Sivananda Yoga. Since 2012, Pamela is the co-owner of Om West and of Studio Zen-Den, two successful yoga studios in Montreal. Over the years, Pamela has been involved in service projects with the Art of Living Foundation. She is also the founder of McGill University’s first Yoga Club, providing students with yoga and stress reduction techniques. Pamela specializes in classical hatha yoga. She is a chef like no other and regularly offers vegan cooking classes to the delight of all. Pamela has pushed the limits of yoga by eliminating her myopia and need for glasses simply by practising eye yoga daily for one year. Pamela, a former robotics engineer, left her corporate career in 2010 to share her lifelong passion for yoga with everyone.
Pamela brings a deep spiritual dimension to her yoga classes. Her calm, radiant presence is sufficient for students to feel wonderful right from the start. Pamela’s classes are taught in a friendly non-competitive environment allowing students to move beyond their physical bodies and tap into higher states of consciousness.
Art of Meditation Workshop
Learn a traditional meditation practice called Sahaj Samadhi. Sahaj means effortless and Samadhi is a higher state of consciousness. It is a practice that allows us to reach our highest potential in a natural and effortless manner. This course is offered by Antoine and Pamela, who were certified to teach meditation by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on behalf of the Art of Living Foundation. The technique includes a rare opportunity to receive a mantra initiation from a long lineage of meditation masters going back thousands of years. Participants learn the practice and are given a home practice they can cherish for life. The price is $195.