UPCOMING EVENTS / WORKSHOPS / RETREAt
Sun, Feb 24, 20191:30 PM Sat, Mar 2, 201912:30 PM
EXPERIENCE THE BAREFOOT LUXURY OF A 20,000 SQUARE FOOT PRIVATE BEACH FRONT VILLA WHERE 3 MEALS A DAY WILL BE PREPARED AND SERVED BY A PRIVATE CHEF AND ANY BEVERAGE NEEDS WILL BE DELIVERED BY A PRIVATE BARTENDER. TWO FULL TIME HOUSE KEEPERS WILL BE PRESENT TO ENSURE OUR STAY IS IMMACULATE. ERICA AND I WILL LEAD THE GROUP THROUGH 2 CLASSES PER DAY (EXCLUDING DAY OF ARRIVAL AND DAY OF DEPARTURE). JOIN ERICA BORNSTEIN AND JESS RAY ON THIS 6 NIGHT 7 DAY RETREAT IN THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE A LUXURY EXPERIENCE AT A MORE CASUAL PRICE SURROUNDED BY THE WARMTH AND BEAUTY OF A TROPICAL ENVIRONMENT AND INCLUSIVE, SUPPORTIVE SOULS. 22 PLACES ARE AVAILABLE ON THIS ONE OF A KIND RETREAT, NO YOGA EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO ATTEND, ALL ARE WELCOME. BRING A FRIEND OR COME ALONE, YOU WILL LEAVE FEELING NOURISHED, SUN KISSED AND RESTED.
ACCOMODATION OPTIONS ARE LISTED BELOW AND A DEPOSIT OF $350 WILL SECURE YOUR PLACE.
AIRPORT TO FLY INTO - Las Américas International Airport, SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
*TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM AIRPORT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE, BUT WILL BE ARRANGED BY US.
2 YOGA CLASSES PER DAY (except day of arrival and day of departure)
3 MEALS A DAY (except day of arrival and day of departure)
DAILY LIGHT SNACKS
LUXURY BEACH FRONT ACCOMMODATIONS
King Suite - Private Bathroom and Ocean View
Double Occupancy - $1825 per person
Single Occupancy - $2525
Twin Suite - Private Bathroom
Double Occupancy - $1875 per person
TAME YOUR CROWS
Upon first sight, this majestic bird can be ominous. Crow & her variations are a mainstay of many vinyasa classes, and are rarely broken down in-depth. This bite-sized foray into flight is an exciting & energizing opportunity to play with gravity in a safe and manageable way. We’ll prepare the body with a warming flow, full of stabilizing core-work and alignment-awareness to fire up your muscles & neurons to make new, gravity-defying connections. We’ll cover bakasana (crow), side crow & one-legged crow. Trust yourself, learn new tricks and strengthen those wings!
FEAR OF FLYING: (It’s in Your Head & Hands)
Do you ever look at people handstanding in the center of a crowded class and think: “are they a former Olympic gymnast”!? Perhaps you really want to try, but are caught up in fear & anxiety? Truth be told, it takes a lot of practice, patience & perseverance to build a solid handstanding practice. There are however, many subtle & potent tips that can help you along your journey. In this workshop, we’ll intelligently prepare with a strategic vinyasa flow focusing on the areas of the body that we need to lengthen and strengthen. Adho Mukha Vrksasana will be dissected & demystified and you’ll have plenty of time to play & apply your new skills. Whether or not you’re already a strong handstander, you'll walk out the door feeling more confident— holding flight in your hands.
IT's Hip To Fly
Inverting the body is a holistic endeavor. We often think of upper body strength & core integration as being the central forces for flight, but in practice, we also need serious mobility through the hips, hip flexors and hamstrings. To negotiate with the likes of galavasana, koundinyasana, tittibasana, and maksikanagasana (dragonfly) we must first cultivate the ideal environment throughout the hips. We will flow to loosen up our hips, legs and spine allowing for a more supple strength. Next, we’ll break down some important tips & tactics for entry. The beautiful after-effect of simply attempting these shapes is the spacious new landscape of the lower body. You’ll leave feeling freer, more fluid and ready to float.
DANCE YOUR YOGA
There's some thing really special and even spiritual about a yoga sequence, when it is paired artfully with music, can make you feel as if you are dancing and gliding through your practice. In this workshop we will use yoga inspired movement in a specific and choreographed method to wake up or spirits, connect to our bodies and ignite our souls. You can expect a proper warm up of yoga blended with athletic modern dance, a series of 'across the floor' exercises, and a choreographed combination of movement to conclude the session.
You will not need a yoga mat for this workshop, nor is any prior dance or yoga experience necessary, but a passion for movement and music is highly recommended. Think outside the mat, and see what you can discover!