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Yin Yang Yoga retreat with Erika Josa: June 3 – 10

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Yin Yang Yoga retreat with Erika Josa

Yin Yang yoga in fiji

Yin Yang Yoga: Every morning we will practice a different style of Yoga (Yang) : Gentle flow, Core, Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, all increasing in intensity from day one to day 5. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of yoga styles and, with the Erika’s guidance and help, will be able to explore what suits them and which style they prefer. Afternoon will be our Yin practice, perfect time to slow down and finish the day in a calming and restorative way.

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Retreat Summary

RETREAT CONFIRMED.

Dates: June 3 – 10, 2017
Title: Yin Yang Yoga retreat
Style: Mixed.
Programme: Twice daily practices of 1 ½ hours; no practice on Wednesday afternoon.
Suitability: All levels.
Excursions and extras: Beach picnic, hiking behind Daku resort, trip to waterfall, tapa making demo.
Food: Mixed menu
Itinerary: Arrive Savusavu Saturday June 3. Retreat starts Sunday June 4, ends Friday evening June 9. Depart Savusavu June 10.
Cost: AUD $1750 twin room; AUD $2050 single room

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Course description: Yin Yang Yoga retreat

This week Yin Yang retreat will marry Yin and Yang style of Yoga.

Every morning we will practice a different style of Yoga (Yang) :

    • Gentle flow
    • Core
    • Hatha
    • Vinyasa
    • and Ashtanga Yoga

– all increasing in intensity from day one to day 5. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of yoga styles and, with the Erika’s guidance and help, will be able to explore what suits them and which style they prefer.

They will gain an understanding of how the body work anatomically, noticing which part of their body needs more attention than other. Whether they are looking to yoga for a healing practice or seeking to look after their body in a more balanced way, they will absorb the knowledge and awareness to develop a yoga practice appropriate to their needs.

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Afternoon will be our Yin practice, perfect time to slow down and finish the day in a calming and restorative way.

Meditation  and Pranayama will be part of each practice to help you deepen the connection to the self and develop a practice to a higher level.

Having practiced both Yin and yang style of yoga each day, students should feel a sense of balance and deep harmony by the end of the retreat, and will feel restored and energised to go back to their normal daily life.

A few terms:

Yin:  A practice where each asanas are held between 3 to 5 minutes. The Asana are all performed seated or lying down and are aiming to target  the release of the deep connective tissues and fascia. It s also a deep relaxation practice that will bring up body and mind awareness.
Yang: A practice of both standing and seated asanas. Yang practices focus of movements and breath together with some asanas held between 5 to 10 breaths ( but this may vary depending on your breathing rate and the teacher). These practice will strengthen the body and develop other areas such as cardio vascular system, balance and mindfulness

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Cost and Booking
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Cost and Booking
Read more about Erika
Daily programme

Cost and Booking

Prices:

Twin shared room Aus$1750
– Booking for just one person, participating in the course, sharing a room. You can come with a friend OR we will find you someone to share with.
Single room Aus$2050
Upgrade to a private room as a single traveller
Non-participating partner Aus$1075
You’ll share a room, and whilst one of you does the course, the other can relax.

HOW TO BOOK:
If you want to book for 2 (or more) people attending the course, please

  • Choose whether you both want a twin shared room or a single room
  • Then select 2 (or 3 / 4 etc as appropriate) on the button which says “Add to cart”.

If you want to book for yourself plus a non-participating partner, please select “Travelling with a non-participating partner”. The next stage will automatically calculate the price for that option.

  • Erika Josa Yin Yang Yoga

Yin Yang Yoga retreat Erika Josa June 3 – 10

AUD $1,750

 

 

 

 

  • Book here: Traveler and Room Upgrade Options

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Program Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation at Daku Resort in traditional bures with private facilities.
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
  • Workshop fees.
  • Lectures and excursions as indicated.
  • Airport transfers from Savusavu Airport to Daku Resort by road (approx 10 minutes).

Program Excludes

  • Travel to Savusavu.
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
  • Optional activities not listed on the program.
  • Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, massages, private trips.
Erika Josa Yin Yang yoga

Teacher: Erika Josa

Erika grew up in France and moved to New Zealand in 2005. This move sparked her passion for health and well-being. She describes her development:

My yoga journey started slowly by attending the occasional class to supplement my other physical exercise. In 2011 I got injured and stopped my regular high intensity activities to practice yoga daily hoping it would help me heal. That regular daily practice during those three months provided me complete recovery from injury and meant I would not need surgery. This was also the starting point for my life-long yoga practice that would eventually affect every aspect of my life and transform me as a person.

My passion for yoga continued to steadily grow over the following years and I became a qualified Hatha yoga teacher in 2012. I also studied complementary fields of health that have added to my knowledge. These areas include:  sports and exercise science, ayurvedic medicine, anatomy, nutrition, sports massage, coaching, and neuro linguistic programming. I have brought all of these disciplines together to form part of my personal and teaching practice for my own yoga journey as well as my students’ benefit.

In 2014 I realised my long-term dream. I opened The Yoga Lounge Studio in central Wellington. My vision has always been to own and run my own Shala that has a sense of welcome and community, as well as providing an open, caring environment for my students. It has required determination and hard work to realise this vision – but I’m so happy with how the community has grown, how good teachers have gravitated to the studio – and how our students have deepened their yoga practice.

With the supportive community at the Shala and my own practice, I have developed a distinctive teaching style with my students that’s very holistic in its approach. I draw on all my life experience, study and professional background and bring these elements together into my classes and my practice. Working this way requires me to constantly evolve, learn and grow as a student, a yoga practitioner and a teacher. I love the challenge this brings and how it also contributes to my own journey. I am always seeking, looking to grow, and looking for opportunities to learn.

It is this same keenness that led me to find Ashtanga Yoga and my teacher – Mike Berghan  to whom I’m so thankful for guidance over the years. I regularly attend workshops with the amazing Peter Sanson and feel very lucky to have such a knowledgeable guru to be studying under in New Zealand.

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Erika Josa Yin Yang Yoga Daku Resort

So where to from here? I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s next for me, my practice, my students, and the Shala. The road I have traveled so far has been very eventful – sometimes difficult and challenging, but also SO very rewarding – and I know there is much more to come.  Siri K Pattabhi Jois said ‘practise, practise and all is coming’ – and it is absolutely true. I come back to this quote again and again because for me it is what yoga has been and is for me. Do the work – there is no magic pill (thank goodness) – and the rewards will come along the way. What a journey it has been!

Daily Programme

The programme is structured around a morning practice with afternoons for activities and free time to enjoy a massage, snorkelling, or relaxing by the pool before returning to the Shala for restorative afternoon practice and a stunning Savusavu sunset.

Note: the order of workshops may vary depending upon weather conditions.The listed activities are part of the course and are covered by your fees. If you want to add on extra excursions, eg. diving, you are welcome to do so and they will be added to your bill.

Saturday

Arrive in Nadi and take connecting domestic flight to Savusavu. Transfer to Daku Resort.
6.00 pm Welcome ceremony
7.00 pm Dinner

Sunday

7.30 am Tea / juice
8.00 am – 9.30 / 10.00am Gentle  flow yoga. Breathing focus: pranayama (breathing) and dristi -“the gaze” or “focus point”. Used to quiet the mind, bring concentration as well as sending the energy to that dristi point.
10.00am Breakfast
Morning: free time
1.00 pm Lunch
Afternoon: free time
4.30 – 6.00 Yin Yoga practice
7.00 pm Dinner

Monday

7.30 am Tea / juice
8.00 am – 9.30 / 10.00am Yoga practice – Core Yoga (bandhas introduction and Core strength).  We will focus on the main  2 bandhas which are called Mula bandha ( pelvic floor) and Uddiyana bandha ( place 2 inches below the navel), contracting, squeezing and releasing certain muscles. They are both muscular locks that strengthen and balance the central nervous system and subtle body.
10.00am Breakfast
Morning: free time to visit Savusavu town
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 Craft display and tapa (Fijian decorated bark cloth) making demonstration
4.30 – 6.00 Yin Yoga practice
7.00 pm Dinner

Tuesday

7.30 am Tea / juice
8.00 am – 9.30 / 10.00am Yoga practice – Hatha Yoga (postural alignments focus)
10.00am Breakfast
Morning: visit to Vuadomo waterfall
1.00 pm Lunch
Afternoon: free time
4.30 – 6.00 Yin Yoga practice
7.00 pm Dinner

Fiji village meke Savusavu

Wednesday

7.30 am Tea / juice
8.00 am – 9.30 / 10.00am Yoga practice – Vinyasa yoga (moving with the breath)
10.00am Breakfast
Free time to snorkel, have a massage, relax
1.00 Lunch
4.30 Visit to local village and meke dance display  (no yoga practice)
7.00 pm Dinner

Thursday

7.30 am Tea / juice
8.00 am – 9.30 / 10.00am Yoga practice – 1/2 Ashtanga primary series led. (Tristana introduction). Tristana is the 3 elements combined together during the Ashtanga practice: Dristi, Bandhas, Pranayama.
10.00am Breakfast
11.30 Visit to Devodara beach and picnic lunch
Return to Daku around 3.00pm
4.30 – 6.00 Yin Yoga practice
7.00 pm Dinner

Friday

7.30 am Tea / juice
8.00 am – 9.30 / 10.00am Yoga practice Gentle Flow
10.00am Breakfast
Morning: free time
1.00 pm Lunch
Afternoon: free time
4.30 – 6.00 Yoga practice – Last talk and Goodbye
7.00 pm Dinner

Saturday

Fly from Savusavu back to Nadi
International flight home