Yoga Retreats with LOLA REPHANN
Holiday Retreat Dates:
Aug 29 – Sep 5, 2020
GUEST TEACHER BIO
Lola is a yoga teacher, life coach, personal growth guide, and healer. Her passion and mission is to help each individual heal and grow, which leads to an overall healing and elevation of consciousness on Planet Earth.
Lola’s teaching is a call to meet your edge and sharpen your attention. She asks students to challenge themselves by weaving physical, emotional, and spiritual inquiry into each of her classes and workshops. Lola teaches in a way that encourages students to take the reins of their lives and step into power, intelligence, and grace.
Lola studies Forrest Yoga, Yin Yoga, hatha and vinyasa yoga, Buti Yoga, core integration, and functional movement. Lola is a practicing bodyworker using the modalities of Thai Yoga Massage, Myo-Fascial Meridian Release and Reiki. She has been studying Thai Massage for over 8 years and is a Reiki Master. Some of her interests that often inform her classes include astrology, ceremony, ritual, moon cycles, and animal totems. Lola is also a certified life coach specializing in transformational coaching to remove obstacles, create an inspired vision, and help each person walk their Dharma.
Lola has a deep and abiding interest in breath, mindfulness, and somatics. Lola studies primarily with Ana Forrest, founder of Forrest Yoga, Erica Mather, a Forrest Yoga guardian in New York City and Bizzie Gold, creator of several intuitive movement systems. Lola was raised in the traditional lineage of Sivananda Yoga before moving into vinyasa and more contemporary yoga studies. Lola is a lifelong student and is always learning new techniques, methods, and applications for healing, wellness and vitality.
Lola is an experienced yoga teacher with over 4,500 hours of teaching experience privately, in group classes, and in corporate settings throughout the world. She has coached dozens of people through creative, inspiring transformations.
INCLUDED WORKSHOPS and TRAININGS
The Medicine Circle For Personal Growth
This 75-minute workshop is $44.
Four Directions ceremony is a spiritual process taught by Ana Forrest. Each direction of the Medicine Wheel is aligned with a stage of life and rites of passage common to all human beings.
By intentionally calling in and aligning with the wisdom (or medicine, as it’s called in Native American spirituality) of each of the four directions, we open ourselves to inspiration, support, and guidance from the Great Spirit (God/Goddess/Source Intelligence as you understand it).
This workshop includes chanting, meditation, visualization and writing.
How To Use Lunar Cycles For Personal Growth
This 90-min to 2-hour workshop is $66.
Learn about the lunar cycles and what energies are predominant in each phase of the moon and how to align with these energies for personal growth. Learn when are the best times for introspection and integration, and when are the best times for action. Tracking your progress over the 13 lunar cycles of the year is a method of bringing yourself into harmony with nature and the Universe.
Cacao Ceremony with Cristiane Machado
This 90-minute workshop is $45.
- Cacao History
- Sipping Cacao
- Heart Opening Meditation and Practice
Native to tropical areas of Latin America, cacao is chocolate before the processing; an unsugared, unadulterated form of one of our world’s favorite sweets. Known as a super food, cacao is high in magnesium, calcium, antioxidants, and iron – and is an incredible mood booster!
One of its components is anandamide, a neurotransmitter known as the bliss molecule. For those with an interest or background in yoga and/or Hindu philosophy, you may know that the word “ananda” means bliss and refers to a higher state of being. Cacao facilitates our goal of achieving that blissful state and deepening our connection to our truest selves, Mother Nature, and universal oneness. According to an indigenous myth, when the balance between humankind and nature is threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open our hearts and return us to harmony.
For those of you who know that your connection with chocolate runs deep, we invite you to experience another dimension of that connection – a deeply spiritual or shamanic one. Ceremonial cacao partners with us, facilitating the journey inward and the discovery of our truest, highest, most love-filled selves.
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