Yoga Retreats with Guest Teachers Antoine Tinawi & Pamela Gooria

Anamaya group at Sunset

DATE:  April 9 – 16, 2016

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:  We are very excited to have three very special workshops available for our guests during this week. Yoga for the Eyes, Pranayama Workshop, and Yoga Lifestyle. Each workshop is 2 hours long for $30, or $75 for all three. For more information and details, please see below.

Guest Teacher Antoine Tinawi, E-RYT, PMP, RMQ, ANQ

Antoine TinawiAntoine Tinawi has been practicing yoga since 1993 under the guidance of world renowned spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Antoine is a certified teacher with the Art of Living Foundation where he specializes in yoga, pranayama and meditation. He has also studied yoga under the traditions of Swami Sivananda, Pathabi Jois and Yogi Bhajan. From 2008 to 2012 antoine was the director of the Montreal Art of Living Centre as well as the Canadian coordinator of Art of Living Yoga. Since 2012, he has been the co-owner of Om West, one of Montreal’s most thriving yoga studios where he offers Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training Programs. Antoine is Yoga Alliance an E-RYT500 the highest designation for yoga teachers and is part their Schools and Studios Advisory Group. Antoine is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and Certified Ayurvedic Therapist (ANQ).

Antoine’s Philosophy

Antoine teachers mainly styles including traditional hatha yoga as well as dynamic Vinyasa flow classes. He likes to make his students work hard while encouraging them to remaining mindful of their breath and state of mind. Antoine often includes some of the more powerful practices of yoga such as use of pranayama and mantras in his courses to further enhance yoga’s ability to purify the mind and detoxify the system. His classes are inclusive by giving easier and more challenging variations to allow students of different levels to participate within their own limits. Having studied traditional yoga with a spiritual master for over 2 decades, Antoine is also very skilled at offering sessions and workshops on the many other aspects of yoga such as its philosophy, lifestyle, scriptures and higher practices such as pranayama, kriya and meditation.

Guest Teacher Pamela Gooria, E-RYT

Pamela Gooria

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. Since 2012, Pamela is the co-owner of Om West, a thriving yoga studio in Montreal providing an authentic and complete approach to yoga and wellness. Over the years, Pamela has been involved in service projects with the Art of Living Foundation. She also founded the first Yoga club at McGill university, providing students with yoga and stress reduction techniques. Pamela specializes in hatha yoga, prenatal yoga, chair yoga and kids yoga. She is a chef like no other and ran for many years Montreal’s first weekly vegetarian and vegan cooking classes, building community and inspiring hundreds of people to make healthier food choices. Pamela, a former robotics engineer, left her corporate career in 2010 to share her lifelong passion for yoga with everyone.

Pamela’s Philosophy

Pamela brings in a softer side to yoga. Her calm, radiant presence in itself is sufficient for students to feel wonderful right from the start. Pamela teaches traditional hatha yoga as well as gentle yoga, kids yoga and prenatal yoga. Her classes are taught in a friendly non-competitive environment allowing students to move beyond their physical bodies and tap into higher states of consciousness.



1) Yoga for the Eyes: Our eyes, the most precious of our muscles, is also the most forgotten during our daily yoga practice. Did you know that Eye Yoga, along with Ayurveda, gives us the exercises and daily lifestyle habits that allows us to improve our vision, keep our eyes healthy and even overcome many severe eye conditions? Join Pamela Gooria, yoga teacher, co-owner of Om West, and living proof that eye yoga really does work. After wearing glasses for 20 years, Pamela got rid of her myopia entirely simply by practicing Eye Yoga daily for 1 year and incorporating good eye habits.

2) Pranayama Workshop: Prana is the subtle life force energy. When our prana is high, we feel energized, enthusiastic and ready to take on the world. When our prana level is low we tend to be more negative, stressed and feel overwhelmed. This workshop is dedicated to the yogic science of prana. We will learn how to acquire and maintain prana through lifestyle, specific yoga sequences and powerful breathing techniques called pranayama.

3) Yoga Lifestyle: This workshop will complement your yoga practice by giving you a deeper understanding of the philosophy and lifestyle principles of yoga. This knowledge brings your practice from an exercise routine to a path of self-realization where each individual can attain their highest potential.

Each workshop is 2 hours long for $30 or $75  for all three. 


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