Yoga Retreats and Workshop with Janet Dailey Butler


Janet teaching at Anamaya Resort

DATE:  Aug 13 – 20, 2016

PRICES:  Please have a look at our Rates & Reservations page to see our base rate options.

PACKAGES:  We have four different yoga retreats to choose from. Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Surfing, Yoga & Rejuvenation, and Pure Yoga. Have a look at our Anamaya Retreat Packages (ARP’s) for more information.

WORKSHOPS:  We are offering two special Sacred Soles workshops this week. They both include Medicinal Aromatherapy and Reflexology. The price for one workshop is $40, or $70 for both. For more information please see below.

Guest Teacher Janet Dailey Butler

Janet Dailey

Janet Dailey Butler blends sound healing, aromatherapy, yoga, and reflexology into a unique and joyful system for self-care.

She came into this work over a decade ago as a direct result of her own healing crisis. Self-healing, addiction, and several other challenging personal experiences led her to this path. Almost 19 years ago, in her first yoga class, Janet experienced great relief from the pain of detoxing and was drawn into this form of self-healing.

Janet began her reflexology studies over 12 years ago at the suggestion of her acupuncturist and healer Abdi Assadi. She was certified as a reflexologist with Laura Norman and Associates. Soon after, she met Dr. Levry, founder of Naam Yoga, and immediately connected with his unique approach to yoga. As a former rock & roll singer, she loved the chanting and connection to sound healing in Naam Yoga.

Janet is a 200 hour RYT through Naam Yoga, a Yoga Therapist trained by Paula Tursi of Reflections Center for Conscious Living and a Level One Wisdom of the Earth Medicinal Aromatherapist working with essential oils and plant essences.

Janet believes in the power of sound, taking time to meditate and be in nature, and the deep healing that comes with forgiveness and connecting to your heart. “Each day is a gift. I hope to remain curious and open to all of life’s possibilities.”

Her office is located in Manhattan and she teaches weekly classes at Naam Yoga New York, and Reflections Center for Conscious Living. She leads annual Yoga Retreats and Reflexology workshops internationally. Her new mantra release “The Naam Music Project,” is available on iTunes and CD Baby.

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” ― Mary Olive

Links to more information on Janet:
The Naam Music Project

Janet teaching on main deck

Janet’s Philosophy

Yoga is a way of life for Janet. Janet’s style of teaching is influenced by a great love of sound and silence, of movement and stillness, of curiosity and being open. The teachers that have influenced her most are Dr. Levry and Paula Tursi. Through Dr. Levry, she experienced how healing chanting mantra under the guidance of a master could be. Through Paula Tursi, whom she continues to study with, she has discovered what it is to be present in body, moving from both an inner and outer world and learning to appreciate the body as divine architecture.

As a yoga teacher, Janet’s personal philosophy is to try to meet each student where they are and not try to change or fix anything, but to create a safe healing environment for them to explore in. Janet believes that everything we are experiencing in life is moving us towards perfect happiness and a profound sense of peace and belonging. She believes life is about love, reconnecting to our truth, and uncovering our unique gifts so that we can share them with the planet.

During this retreat, Janet will share the tools of Yoga Therapy, Naam Yoga, Medicinal Aromatherapy, and Reflexology, focusing on reconnecting to you Joy! You will learn self-healing techniques that include working with sacred sounds and listening deeply to your heart.

The “Morning Flow” classes will utilize the power of the sun, breath work, and a mindful vinyasa sequence that opens the body’s energy channels. The “Restore and Renew” evening classes will include deeply restorative poses, medicinal aromatherapy, and meditations for self-healing.

There will also be two “Sacred Soles” reflexology and medicinal aromatherapy workshops during the week.

Sacred Soles Workshops at Anamaya

Sacred Soles Reflexology & Medicinal Aromatherapy Workshops

In each of these workshops you will be working in partners, learning the tools of reflexology, and how to work with pure plant and tree essences to help you stay grounded and healthy.

Part One: Breath Easier (focus will be on the head and chest area)

Part Two: Digestive Issues (focus will be on adrenals, kidneys and stomach)

Each workshop is 90 minutes in length. Price is $40 per workshop, or $70 as a package for both.

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”
 ― Khalil Gibran


“Sacred Soles” Private Reflexology Sessions with Janet

Janet will be available for reflexology sessions during the week. Sessions are 60 minutes long and include pure medicinal plant essences and energy work.
 Reflexology can benefit anyone dealing with stress-related issues, insomnia, chronic pain, migraines, plantar fasciitis, feelings of being dis-connected or ungrounded, creative blocks, low energy, and feeling overwhelmed.

A Message From Janet


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