Yoga Retreats with BRIDGET FUJIOKA
Our weekly retreats run all year long, so when you book your stay with us the FIRST STEP is to choose the week that works best with your schedule. Every week we have different guest yoga teachers from around the world that come to teach at Anamaya bringing their unique talents and energy. Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday.
March 14 – 21
We have a yoga retreat package for everyone in order to customize your experience, and the cost of the package you choose is added to your BASE RATE. Our packages include Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Rejuvenation, Yoga & Surfing, or Pure Yoga. For more information about these packages please visit 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’re excited to offer our guests two very special workshops this week. The first is Yoga For Back Care, and the second is a Meditation Workshop. Please see below for more information
GUEST TEACHER BIO
Bridget Fujioka (E-RYT 200, YACEP) was first introduced to yoga in 2001 after several tragedies in her life. Through yoga she found a calm aspect of life never before experienced. After that first year she knew becoming a yoga teacher would be life changing. To have a place where others could also use as a sanctuary would bring joy to her life. It took some time and several detours, but everything has fallen into place. She received her 200-hour teacher training from Bright Spirit Teacher Training in Hoboken, NJ in 2011 with Liza Bertini, Jillian Pransky, Carrie Parker-Gastelu, and Tam Terry. Shortly after graduating, she became an owner of the first yoga studio in Jersey City Heights, Beloved World Yoga(formerly Yoga in the Heights). She has extensively studied Restorative Yoga at Yoga Works with Jillian Pransky, Yin Yoga with Lola Rephann, and Yoga for Backcare with Allison West. When not running the studio and teaching, she spends her leisure time with her family playing with her two boys and exploring the world. She is so grateful for the opportunity to share yoga with her community and now the rest of the world at Anamaya Resort.
Bridget encourages students to cultivate awareness in their yoga practice and daily lives. She believes that although the practice of yoga may not be easy, it is very simple in its overall concept. As illustrated by Yoga Sutra 1.1 “atha yoga anushasanam”, which translates as “now, the inquiry of yoga begins,” Bridget guides her students to practice mindfulness, to inquire and reflect on their experiences and to do so in a way that is kind and gentle. Bridget’s goal in teaching a yoga class is not a fancy pose, although she can help you get there, but rather that her students find a kindness and love of themselves. She believes thru this inquiry of the inner world, it will positively reflect and improve upon relationships and interaction in the outer world. Bridget teaches breath and alignment based Vinyasa, and has a special knack for teaching beginners. She also specialized in stress reduction techniques through Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. She infuses her yoga classes with other movement modalities she has studied over the years that have furthered her practice, such as the Feldenkrais Method, Egoscue Method, and functional movement. She wishes that all of her students leave class feeling restored and empowered in their daily lives.
We’re a smaller sized boutique resort so our retreats book up fast! Save your spot by filling out a reservation request form today. Click the link below. Pura Vida!