Yoga Retreats with Guest Teachers Antoine Tinawi & Pamela Gooria -

Yoga Retreats with Guest Teachers Antoine Tinawi & Pamela Gooria

November 5th, 2013 by Kelsey

DATE:  April 19-26, 2014

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).

3-DAY WORKSHOP AVAILABLE:  The Art of Meditation Workshop (3 days) for an additional cost of $150/person. Sign-up upon arrival to Anamaya.

Guest Teacher Antoine Tinawi

Antoine Tinawi Antoine has been specializing in holistic health for 20 years. He is a teacher with the Art of Living Foundation where he gives yoga, breathing, meditation and leadership workshops to individuals and for different organizations, institutions and companies. His teachings are based on the ancient traditions of yoga and meditation that he has been receiving under the guidance of world renowned spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar since 1993. Between 2008 and 2012, Antoine was the director of the Montreal Art of Living Center as well as the Canadian coordinator of Sri Sri Yoga. Since 2012, Antoine and Pamela are the owners of Centre Holistique Om West.

Antoine is certified by Yoga Alliance with the E-RYT designation, the highest recognition for yoga teachers. Through his yoga classes, students not only discover the benefits of yoga postures but also the finer aspects of this discipline such as breathing techniques and meditation. Antoine also specializes in leading kirtan, also known as Satsang or Bhakti yoga, and in conveying the wisdom of the ancient yoga scriptures to spiritual seekers and future yoga teachers. Antoine is part of the advisory group for Yoga Alliance’s Schools and Studios Committee.

Guest Teacher Pamela Gooria

Pamela Gooria Pamela Gooria has been specializing in holistic health for over 12 years. She is a 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 mediation that they received under the guidance of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Pamela is not only known for her vibrant yoga classes, she is also a chef like no other and is the founder of Montreal’s only weekly vegetarian cooking class. During her years at McGill University, Pamela founded the first Art of Living University Club to provide students with yoga and stress reduction techniques. This club has since been replicated in dozens of Universities, forever improving the quality of campus life across the country. Pamela also has implemented the first Kids-4-Kids project in Quebec schools aiming to inculcate human values such as friendliness, compassion, respect and sense of sharing. Pamela, a former robotics engineer, left her corporate career in 2010 to share her lifelong passion for yoga with everyone. Pamela teaches Hatha yoga for adults, gentle yoga, guided meditation and prenatal among other classes. Pamela and Antoine have been the owners of Om West since Jan 1, 2012.

Art of Meditation Workshop

This workshop is offered in 3 consecutive sessions of 2.5 hours each in which participants will receive a personal mantra and learn how to meditate on their own. This course designed by world renowned meditation master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar give participants the rare opportunity to learn the authentic experience of mediation in its purest form, as practiced for millenniums by the ancient masters of the yoga lineage.

By Kelsey

Kelsey, one of the founders and co-owner of Anamaya Resort, is also an actress, model, and mom, living in Toronto, Canada. More information about Kelsey and her projects can be found at