Yoga Retreats with JOAN RADFORD
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.
The price of your retreat starts with your BASE RATE (which includes your accommodations and meals). Excursions, workshops, and other add-ons you choose to customize your week will be added to your final bill at Anamaya.
Simply fill out the inquiry form to get more information on available accommodations, pricing, and options specific to your needs.
April 2 – 9, 2022
GUEST TEACHER BIO
Joan’s lifelong passion for activity and movement grew into a vibrant career in the Fitness, Health and Wellness industry. Yoga introduced itself to her early in her career as an additional healthy form of physical activity. Her personal practice soon became an activity that she felt inspired, challenged and celebrated her as a whole person- mind, body and spirit. As an athlete, she always knew that she felt the most passionate, joyful and happy when she was training, moving, and connecting with clients and friends. Yoga offered a unique alternative to her regular training that fulfilled her personal desire for movement and her heartfelt need for community and shared experiences. It was her Yoga practice that integrated the mind and body through movement and breath and challenged her spirit and her soul to notice, to feel and to experience herself and her clients in a much more holistic way.
As an athlete (marathon runner and triathlete), a trainer, manager and consultant, she decided that the Yoga teacher journey was one that she wanted to explore. Her curiosity brought her into many different practices including Ashtanga, Hatha Yoga and Yoga teacher training offerings across North America. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to train and experience the authenticity, sincerity and generosity of so many wonderful teachers and leaders. She is inspired by lessons learned through the teaching of Yoga history, philosophy and tradition. Consistent with her career she was also committed to learning and leading practices that are sound both biomechanically and anatomically. Her passion to create a welcoming and diverse yoga community led her to seek out additional training and certifications in specialty areas including; Sustainable Yoga throughout Aging, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Women’s Health, Biomechanics and Anatomy, Restorative and Yin Yoga, Yoga for Pain Care; Self –Myofascial Release and Advanced Asana Study.
Joan’s yoga classes offer a unique and uplifting experience. She is committed to challenging and celebrating each individual in her classes by leading a practice that combines the foundational basics of breath to movement with athleticism and options to ignite everyone’s yoga soul.
Joan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, a Special Education degree and a Master’s in Business Administration. She is internationally certified through Fitness Alberta as a Trainer-Educator of fitness leaders and a 500hr RYT. She currently offers one on one personal fitness training, yoga training and a small group Yoga program, “Yoga with Friends”. She lives and practices in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
She is always so grateful to have the opportunity to return to the lovely Anamaya and hopes that you will join her and share some wonderful warm practices together.
Joan’s philosophy in guiding a yoga practice is to allow participants to come to their mats to practice at their own level for their own personal reasons, always feeling respected and supported. Although yoga provides a platform of common ground and community, it also acknowledges and accepts the individual’s reasons and abilities for practicing. She is honored to be joining the valued guests of Anamaya on the yoga deck and looks forward to sharing a warm and wonderful week of yoga practice.
Workshop “Inside Out”
“When you take care of the inside, the outside falls into place”
As we continue to strive for our goals of weight loss and enhanced fitness and health levels, we often forget, or maybe don’t know, that so many of these goals happen in response to internal realizations and practices.
The program begins with an invitation to a daily meditation before our morning yoga practice to celebrate the start of another beautiful day at Anamaya. The 2.5 hour workshop will include an introduction to mindfulness, offering information and a practice presented with the intention of understanding and integrating it into our physical and emotional body and our daily lives. Together we will experience the following:
- The offering of a purposeful daily meditation practice.
- A yoga asana practice in a workshop setting designed to support and develop strength and flexibility, balance and stability, both physically and mentally.
- Introduction to fascia in the body and the techniques and skills that we can learn and use for the purpose of releasing and relaxing through self-myofascial release.
- This workshop is available to all levels of practice, offering a variety of options and alternatives based on the individual’s comfort and practice level.
I hope that you will join us for this amazing workshop. The goal is to offer you a fun and a great learning & practical experience that you will be able to make use of right away. Price is $50.
It isn’t a secret that meditation is good for us… But it might be a secret that it doesn’t require a lot of time or equipment investment. You don’t have to be an experienced yogi, a monk or even a spiritual person to enjoy the benefits from a regular meditation practice. It is good for all of us.
Meditation helps us feel good by causing the pituitary gland to secrete endorphins, and activating the area of the brain that is associated with positive emotions and experiences. Anytime is a good time to meditate but first thing in the morning on the lovely, natural outside deck at Anamaya provides the perfect setting for an early morning meditation.
Join us for 5 days of morning meditation before our yoga practice and set the tone for your day with a feeling of calm and peace, focus and clarity and an overall feeling of well-being. This practice offers meditation space and guidance for the beginner to the most experienced practitioner.
This meditation practice is designed to complement the “Inside Out” workshop offerings. Guests are welcome to attend the meditation practice without attending the workshop.
30 min Meditation for 6 Days. Price is $5 per meditation, or all 6 for $25.
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!