DATE: Dec 15 – 22, 2018
PRICES: Please have a look at our Rates & Reservations page to see our base rate options.
PACKAGES: We have a yoga retreat package for everyone: Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Rejuvenation, Yoga & Surfing, or Pure Yoga. 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.
WORKSHOPS: We are very excited to offer our guests a special 90 min Workshop this week called Smart Alignment for Peak Poses: Backbends and Inversions. For more information please see below.
Guest Teacher Miranda Viorst
Miranda has been a seeker of truth for the duration of her life, and a yogi for nearly as long. Her introduction to yoga was through a Nepalese mentor, who she met at age ten. From there, the path of yoga was her yellow brick road. On the way, she’s met a host of interesting characters, and studied under some of the world’s most incredible teachers in Costa Rica, India, Bali, and at home in Colorado. Miranda dances daringly along the edges of many spiritual traditions and lineages, from Ashtanga Vinyasa to Zen Buddhism to Shaiva Tantra.
Miranda dedicated herself to teaching yoga when she realized that it could save the world. A longtime social researcher and activist, she had found that many of our contemporary social and environmental issues come from a belief in separation. Yoga offered an alternative: that everything is connected. Miranda dreams of using yoga to create a world where people fall more deeply in love with the world around them. Where we are aware of the pervasive connections all around us, and celebrate those connections.
A certified RYT-500, Miranda shares her offerings in her regular classes in Colorado, as well as assorted trainings and workshops.
Miranda teaches with adoration and playfulness. Her creative vinyasa flows focus on allowing students to deepen into their practice with a dance-inspired grace. She weaves in the teachings of her favorite mystics, philosophers, and poets, to craft classes that allow students to get closer to themselves and more intimately familiar with both their perfections and their challenges.
With an emphasis on self-study, she encourages students to nurture spiritual growth through disciplined practice. She does all this with the sense of compassion, curiosity, and playfulness that she infuses into every class.
Smart Alignment for Peak Poses: Backbends and Inversions
Many of us fall in love with the Yoga Practice for the way it makes us feel. When we move the body beyond what we thought was possible, our ideas of what our limitations are start to dissolve. We find ourselves feeling more open, more free, more in love. Backbends and inversions are “peak postures” – some of the most potent postures in the physical yoga practice. They are also often some of the most challenging postures to do safely.
In the paramount text on yoga practice, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Patanjali tells us “tatah dvandvah anabhighataha.” Translation: yoga makes the impossible possible. That’s the nature of this practice; to go beyond what we thought was possible.
This 90 min workshop aims to use safe, intelligent alignment to go beyond what we thought our limitations were. Incorporating ancient practices, modern philosophy, breath, movement, and games, we will use the practice of yoga not just to challenge our physical limits, but also to break down internal barriers and fall more deeply in love with the world around us and our daily lives. ***Price is $30