DATE: April 4 – 11, 2015
PRICES: Check our Rates and Reservations Page
PACKAGES: We have a few Yoga Retreats to choose from. Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Rejuvenation, Yoga & Surfing, or Pure Yoga. For more information please visit Anamaya Retreat Packages (ARP).
ASCENSION – ALIGNMENT BASED AERIAL YOGA YTT: During this week we also have a special Ascension-Alignment Aerial Yoga Teacher Training. The price of $390 per student for the Teacher Training program. There is also an option of paying $25 for a drop-in class during the week. For more information of this special package please see our Ascension-Alignment Aerial Yoga YTT page.
WORKSHOPS: There will be a number of fabulous workshops offered this week at Anamaya from Meditation, to Ayurveda, to Chakras, and more. Please see all the details of each workshop below.
Guest Yoga Teachers Rain, Kelly and Ted
Lesley Rain O’Dwyer
Rain has been practicing yoga for eight years. She became 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified in 2011 and 500 RYT certified in August of 2013. Rain is certified through Joyful Yoga and the Yoga Alliance. She studied under Jackie Chiodo learning the classical path of the 8 limbs of Patanijali’s yoga sutras. Rain teaches Hatha yoga infused with the spirit of Raja Yoga.
Since becoming certified as a teacher Rain fell in love with Ascension – Alignment based Aerial Yoga and has become a foremost authority in the US. Rain is a devout student of BKS Iyengar and meditation. She teaches teachers and studio owners the art of Ascension yoga at Shanti School of Yoga, across the US and internationally. Suspension yoga is an emerging trend in yoga and Rain has identified over 200 yoga postures that can be practiced supported by the swing.
Rain is a yoga teacher that teaches with spirit. Her focus is on supporting her students to learn the 8 limbs of yoga, the chakras, Ayurveda and the study of self. One of her biggest passions is offering free yoga every Sunday. Rain believes in giving back to the community. She also believes that everyone who has the desire to learn, should be able to practice yoga. Her mission is to support her students in the pursuit of individual peace, happiness and growth. She also teaches a variety of exercises and methodologies that support a positive yoga practice designed to create peace and personal well-being. Attend her classes to experience yoga nidra, chakra meditations, relaxation techniques, and a variety of manifestation and visualization approaches.
Kelly’s mission is to empower students to find their own way. She believes there is a point in our lives that we just feel like there must be more. Whether it is to be a different kind of parent, spouse, friend, or to find what our life purpose, our brilliance is. It is the restless sound of our soul trying to wake us up! Kelly discovered this gentle whisper on her yoga mat. She came to yoga for purely physical reasons. A leaner, better looking body, but what she got from yoga was so much more than physical. She discovered peace, joy, fear, anger, frustration, love, compassion, tolerance, and complete acceptance.
Kelly has also been a dance fitness instructor for over 25 years with certifications in Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold as well as Basic 1 & 2 Zumba. She has choreographed routines for local award winning body builders and currently offers coaching for the body, mind, and spirit. Kelly believes that there isn’t a “master diet” that will allow the body to lose weight and become balanced. She can show you that every “body” is different and each craves balance through healthy food, exercise suited for you, and soul balancing.
Kelly is a 500 RYT and Ayurveda Specialist as well as a registered 200 RYT through the Yoga Alliance. She studied under Jackie Chiodo learning the classical path of Raja Yoga, which is based on the 8 limbs of Patanijali’s yoga sutras, Ayurveda, and Yin. Kelly brings a greater understanding of why different styles of yoga are so beneficial for everyone’s unique body. She teaches the 200 hour Teacher Training as well as the Ascension Alignment Based Yoga Teacher Certification . Kelly leads classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings at her studio, statewide, as well as internationally in Costa Rica, and Bali.
Ted is a is a gifted Reiki Master and Yoga Teacher. He is such a shining example of Karma Yoga and blesses our community with his teachings. Ted received his 200 hour yoga certification in Costa Rica at the beautiful Anamaya Resort in 2011. He is certified through Joyful Yoga and Yoga Alliance. Ted studied under Jackie Chiodo learning the classical path of Raja yoga, which is based on the 8 limbs of Patanijali’s yoga sutras, Ayurveda, and Yin. His influences have been Jackie Chiodo, Paul Grilley, Bikram Choudary, Kate Evans, and his wife Kelly Stiglich.
As a former body builder, Ted has really learned to tune into the messages his body is giving him. Practicing yoga has taught him compassion for his body and brought great healing. Ted is a Kapha so he finds great inner balance when practicing Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, and slow burn. He understands that each “body” is unique and the cooling practices such as Yin, gentle, restorative are vital for healing and creating flexibility.
Meditation Workshop: In this 2 hour workshop you will learn the basics of meditation and will leave prepared to begin your own meditation practice. Learn the basics to get started in this vitally valuable workshop. Cost is $30.
Chakra Exploration Workshop: Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” that is used to describe the spinning energy centers within the body that carry the life force (chi) and affect the wellness of an individual. We know at some level, we are more than just our body. We have emotions and feelings. Chakras are the house of our emotions and feelings broken up into separate disc/wheels of energy. When these energy centers are out of balance it will show up in the body. In this 2 hour workshop you’ll learn in great detail about each Chakra and the effects on the body. We will provide a Chakra quiz from the book, Wheels of Life, by Anodea Judith, that will help bring clarity to balances and weaknesses. Cost is $35
8 Limbs of Yoga and Finding Personal Peace Workshop: In this 2 hour workshop, explore the 8 limbs of yoga and learn to apply them to your life and to your yoga practice. Understand the steps taught by the ancient sages to create peace and happiness in all areas of your life. Cost is $45
Ayurveda and Nutrition Workshop: This workshop will include a personalized Ayurveda Consultation that consists of detailed individualized evaluation of the student, and a 90 minute consultation between you and the Ayurveda Specialist to explore your unique constitution (Prakruti) and evaluate the signs and causes of potential or actual imbalances (Vikruti). The Ayruveda Specialist uses direct questions along with your detailed personal history information to help you understand who you are and create more balance to align your body, mind and spirit. You will come away with practical, affordable and accessible recommendations to implement physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being through Yoga practices and five sense therapies.
Ascension-Alignment Aerial Yoga Teacher Training
Come to an amazing jungle yoga retreat and emerge as an Ascension Alignment Based Aerial Yoga Teacher! For more information on this exciting Yoga Teacher Training please visit the Ascension-Alignment Aerial YTT page.