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The same way nature is changing seasons, we are all going through transitions. We transition from one job to another, we break up, we fall in love, we move to different places and the key is to stay calm, graceful and humbled while going though those changes. Yoga is a perfect way/tool to learn how to stay calm and centered while we move through life. 

We will teach you how to transition from one challenging pose to another while staying connected to your center. While we'll mainly explore arm balancing transitions, expect to play in headstand, too!

In this 2.5 hour workshop, you will learn about:

- Proper use of hands to strengthen and protect the wrists

- Bandhas: what they are, and how they relate to jumping

- Breath: how to ride the breath instead of throwing your bones around!

Practical exercises to strengthen arms and core in order to develop the necessary back and shoulder stability needed to arm balance

**The only requirement is that you have 6 months of consistent yoga practice**

Love, Light & Deep Bows,

Christie + VaZa

 

 

 

Endless Summer Yoga + Glamping Weekend Retreat

Friday 09/21 - 09- 23 

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Join VaZa + Christie Rafanan this September for a final hoorah to summer - our Endless Summer Glamping Weekend - in beautiful Mendocino! This will be a time for yoga (of course), relaxation, healthy food, fun and play, and any adventures off-site that you can dream up.

 

LOCATION

Mendocino Grove - a coastal location with the beauty of the surrounding woods. This will be camping - but with a little luxury - GLAMPING. To that end, they have created a camping experience that aims to be turn-key and hassle free, catering to every camper from the seasoned to the novice alike united by the desire to get away and enjoy the outdoors.

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Friday: opening circle + evening practice

Saturday: morning + evevning practice, afternoon free

Sunday: morning practice

It is suggested that you have taken a minimum of 10+ vinyasa yoga classes before attending this retreat. You will have at least 1 afternoon off to explore the island on your own or with your new friends!

 

FOOD

Mendocino Grove provides a light, healthy breakfast (Sat/Sun) including granola, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. All other meals will be up to you; we will be staying a few minutes from town where groceries can be purchased or dining at local restaurants is available; there is also a lovely farmer’s market on Friday so you can stock up on fresh produce there if you wish!

 

SCHEDULE

You’ll arrive on Friday, September 21st and we’ll begin with an evening practice around 5pm to shake off the drive, an opening circle and dinner. You’ll depart on Sunday, September 23rd after a morning practice & breakfast, all finishing around 11am. 

 

ACCOMODATIONS

Tents are housed on wooden platforms and come fully outfitted with comfy beds, warm down comforters, wool blankets, cotton linens, lanterns, and more. On your redwood deck there are leather butterfly-chairs perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the forest. Each campsite also includes a picnic table and fire pit. Nearby you will find hot showers stocked with towels and organic bath products. 

 

See pricing details below.

 

OTHER FACTOIDS

*There are other fun activities such as canoeing, renting bikes, or even fishing excursions!

*The site is dog-friendly! (for additional fee + refundable security deposit)

 

PAYMENT

***Full Payment is due to reserve your spot!***

  • Single Occupancy Tent: 

    • Individual (Queen Bed): $610

    • Couple (Queen Bed): $760

  • Family Tent (shared; 3 ppl max): 

    • Queen Bed: $510 - only 2 spots!

    • Twin Bed: $472.50 - only 4 spots!

  • Family Tent (shared; 5 ppl max):

    • Queen Bed: $445 - only 1 spot!

    • Twin Bunk Bed: $376.25 - only 4 spots!

 

 

DISCOUNTS

***Early bird pricing until Friday, March 9th!!!***

 

  • Single Occupancy Tent: 

    • Individual (Queen Bed): $510

    • Couple (Queen Bed): $660

  • Family Tent (shared; 3 ppl max): 

    • Queen Bed: $410 - only 2 spots!

    • Twin Bed: $372.50 - only 4 spots!

  • Family Tent (shared; 5 ppl max):

    • Queen Bed: $345 - only 1 spot!

    • Twin Bunk Bed: $276.25 - only 4 spots!

 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. All sales are final and non-refundable. If we are able to fill your space we will gladly reimburse you, less any fees we cannot recover. However, if we cannot fill your space in a reasonable amount of time, no refunds can be given.