Yoga Retreats with Guest Teachers Antoine Tinawi & Pamela Gooria


antoine retreat on beach

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.

3-DAY WORKSHOP AVAILABLE:  We are very excited to have a special meditation workshop available for our guests during this week. It runs over 3 consecutive sessions, for 2 hours each session. The price is $195. For more information and details, please see below.

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

Antoine TinawiAntoine Tinawi has been a direct disciple of world renowned spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar since 1993 with whom he has studied yoga in all its aspects (postures, breathing techniques, meditation, mantras and philosophy). He is one of the rare students to be certified in 3 of the most honoured lineages of traditional yoga: Art of Living, Ashtanga and Sivananda. 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 is the co-owner of yoga studio Zen-Den in Ville saint-Laurent and of Om West in Pointe-Claire, 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’s Philosophy

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.

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, as well as yoga studio Zen-Den in Ville Saint-Laurent. 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 hatha yoga, prenatal yoga, chair yoga and kids yoga. She is a chef like no other and for many years ran 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 specializes in classical hatha 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.

antoine teaching at Anamaya Resort

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, certified teachers with the Art of Living Foundation. The technique includes a rare opportunity to receive a mantra initiation from a long lineage of meditation masters. Participants learn the practice and are given a home practice they can cherish for life.

Price:  $195

Workshop is over 3 consecutive sessions of 2 hours each.


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