Yoga Retreats with LEANNA JOAN
“The beautiful thing about yoga is that it encourages us to be content within the present. The more we listen to the present moment and the more we check in within the physical and emotional state of our being, the more clarity we actually receive at the moment we are ready to receive it.” – Leanna Joan
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.
GUEST TEACHER BIO
Leanna discovered yoga in 2010, after an invite to what turned out to be a three-hour, heated vinyasa flow. With her foot shaking in her hand, Leanna was overwhelmed with laughter and joy. There was no turning back. Coming from a background in dance, Leanna was exhilarated by the challenge of developing both athleticism and breath-body movement. She found that as the dance world became something of the past, yoga became something of the present. She was able to express her artistry through yoga. After two years as an eager student, she decided the next natural step was to pursue her teaching certificate.
Leanna received her RYT 200 in 2013 with Tiffany Yoga (Yoga Medicine) and then received her RYT 500 in 2020 with Yoga Medicine. Leanna is also a therapeutic specialist with Yoga Medicine and has now been teaching for over 10 years.
Leanna has found that her passion as a teacher lies in the integration of anatomical awareness, and playful, mindful movement. She strives to give each student the opportunity to learn within his or her own body, through very specific and guided cues. Leanna’s specialties are in injury prevention, yoga for athletes, myofascial release and Chinese Medicine. While her classes may require unique movement, multifunctional use of props and a possible inversion, or two, they are always accessible for all levels.
“The beautiful thing about yoga is that it encourages us to be content within the present. The more we listen to the present moment and the more we check in within the physical and emotional state of our being, the more clarity we actually receive at the moment we are ready to receive it.” This was the comment I made below a photo that I posted on my Instagram account over a year ago. This has something that has slowly manifested its way into my life after over 9 years of practice. I believe to be self-aware is one of the most powerful tools within ourselves. I love that yoga is a place where self-awareness can be taught and encouraged. I always remind my students to come into their practice without judgement, allowing themselves to come into a space of acceptance.
When we allow ourselves to set aside those overwhelming and tiring expectations, we are able to more freely come with an open heart. We no longer have to be the person we think we should be. We can come as we are. No matter where you are in your practice, beginner or advanced, true growth will come when you listen to your body. I will encourage you to set aside what you think you should do, and instead, practice in a way that makes you feel good within your own body. I will encourage you to be open to acceptance. I will encourage you to be present. I will encourage you to look within. Let’s reinvent the practice together.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our practices will follow the elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Earth, Water, Wood, Metal and Fire. You will be experiencing both the philosophy behind each element as well as anatomical correlation within the element’s meridian lines. Both morning and evening practices will reflect the same element, however, the morning practice will be vibrant and awakening, while the evening practice will be soft and restorative.
Myofascial Release is a technique used to release and soften the fascia back to a healthy state in order to function properly. When the fascia is functioning properly, the body can work in a healthy way allowing for decreased chance of injury, and/or healing in areas that are already injured. You will receive two tennis balls (unless you want to bring your own) and will learn the tools of self-myofascial release from the feet to the neck. This “hurts so good” technique will leave you wanting more! This 90-min workshop is designed for all levels, requires no movement and is $45.
THE ART OF HANDSTANDS
The goal of this workshop is simply to get you into a handstand. We will go over strengthening exercises to prepare and then break down handstand alignment that will keep you safe and supported. Then we will go over several different options for getting into a handstand, handstand variations and how to fall out of a handstand safely. This 60-min workshop will be accessible to all levels as modifications will be included and is $25.
YOGA FOR ANXIETY
This workshop is designed to give you the tools needed to combat anxiety, including breathwork, guided meditations, affirmations and asana. You will learn more about the nervous system and the importance of the parasympathetic nervous system in helping with anxiety and creating peace within. This 75-min workshop is accessible for all levels and is $35.
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