DATES: April 15 – 22, 2017
PRICES: Check out Rates and Reservations page for our base rates plus the prices for our various packages.
PACKAGES: We have a number of different Yoga Retreat packages. Try the Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Rejuvenation, Yoga & Surfing, or the Pure Yoga package. For more information please read more about our Anamaya Retreat Packages. 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.
We are also now offering a Scuba Certification and Yoga package to our guests.
WORKSHOPS: This is a very exciting week at Anamaya. We are offering two Chakra Workshops for our guests to enjoy and learn about this ancient yogic energetic system. Please see below for more information.
Guest Teacher Cat Kabira
Cat Kabira, originally from the USA, has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching since 2003. What got Cat on the mat initially was a place for personal healing. Meditation, pranayama and asana proved to be immediately effective tools for her to begin her journey back to herself and she used this, coupled with practices in the energetic arts and psychotherapy, for her healing and empowerment.
While Cat has studied with several teachers and traditions around the globe, she is not married to one particular lineage. Her practice and teaching is about being present with what is needed in the moment along with her skills at seeing, feeling, and reading body patterns and energy to find the most empowering and transformational practices for her students. While working with Cat is life-changing and deep, it’s also fun as Cat has a lightness and sparkle as joy and fun are necessities to her.
Cat’s work is largely informed through her training as a craniosacral therapist and other energetic modalities, including years of shamanic training. She was born tuned into the subtle realm and other dimensions, and from an early age has practiced and studied different healing arts to understand more. She has been lucky to study with gifted healers, psychics, medicine men/women and shamans in many different traditions around the world. From all of the study, world-wide exploration, and life experience – what she teaches and practice these days is less directly connected to one single tradition and is more informed by being present with what is.
Classes with Cat range from strong, precise, grounded and dynamic to interdimensional and transformative on several levels. She now focuses primarily on training and mentoring teachers and running workshops and courses around the globe in yoga and the subtle and shamanic energetic arts. As her students say: “Cat is one of a kind: playful, energetic, intuitive, captivating, fully present, devoted. Something in Cat cracks your soul open, asks your inner-self to go deeper within and then lets your magic happen. When Cat crosses your path in life it is a transformative gift to be savored.”
Since 2005, Cat has been based in Bali, Indonesia teaching at The Yoga Barn while also teaching around the world in Europe, Central, South, and North America, all over Asia and in Australia.
Cat’s teachings, no matter how intense they get, always maintain a softness, gentleness and lightheartedness, a feeling of joy and a sense of humor. She acts as a mirror for the student for whatever needs to come through.
There truly is not a language to describe what Cat does as the magic in her class comes from the energy that she brings, the space that is held for the student to connect to her/his deepest truth, love and power. You leave feeling lighter, changed, more joyful and centered. Students often ask what style is practiced, and there is never just one style that Cat will glean from. Her magic is her ability to be present with who shows up in the room and respond to the needs in the class.
Cat emphasizes connecting to the “core” – both in the physical sense of using the bandhas, properly supporting the spine with proper use of the abdominal muscles, and knowing what it feels like to connect within one’s own center. Cat encourages a practice of staying grounded and present, becoming aware of when one is “in” versus “out” of the body, when one is more receptive versus projective and how to feel safe, stable, and trusting of one’s own self. The practice, simply by being in Cat’s field of energy, allows a deeper dropping within and to feel and softly release tensions – from physical to emotional and psychosomatic.
One of Cat’s greatest skills is in holding a safe solid space for students to meet themselves and do their work. She has an uncanny ability to go right into the root of one’s holding pattern and the sensitivity to work with students in the way that’s appropriate for their system. Some say that her work is shamanic in the way she works with the undercurrent of one’s system and goes right into the heart of the matter.
Workshop: The Chakras 1-3: Grounding, Passion, Power
Interested in the chakras? Join Cat Kabira in this 2-hour workshop and learn about this ancient yogic energetic system. This is a unique introduction to the chakras that uses asana, dance, breathwork, energy work and mantra to connect with the chakras. Learn what each chakra is, where they are located and the associated anatomy, and why they are so important. This workshop focuses primarily on the first three chakras that will help you explore your feet, legs, hips, and core a whole new way. As nothing with Cat is ever purely physical, you’ll have the opportunity to delve into your life beliefs, clear emotional blockages, feel your personal integrity and have a lot of fun. Bring a journal and an open mind and come prepared to sweat, feel, and play in a whole new way.
We’ll spend a majority of the time experiencing these practices as well as taking some time to discuss what the chakras are and what they personally mean for us. This is an opportunity to connect to your truth with these fun, powerful, and transformative practices. Every workshop with Cat is unique and never the same as she shares what’s directly needed for whoever shows up.
Workshop: The Chakras 4-6: Love, Creation, Vision
Join Cat on this 2-hour Chakra journey through the heart, throat, and third eye. We hear about the chakras but what do they really mean for us? How do we sense them? In this workshop your opportunity is to journey through the 4th, 5th, and 6th chakra in a creative and playful way using movement, breath, mantra and focus to help you:
- Connect to the power and truth of your heart
- Know your heart’s desire
- Clear blockages from your throat
- Own your ability to create
- Go on A Guided Yoga Nidra Vision Quest
- Learn to Trust Your Vision
Bring a journal and clothes to move in and come prepared for a whole new of playing and being in your body. Every workshop with Cat is unique and never the same as she shares what’s directly needed for whoever shows up.
While this workshop is a continuation from the “Grounding, Passion, Power” Workshop and can be fun and empowering to take both, both workshops can also be taken individually. Both workshops are 2 hours each, $40 for one or $70 for both.