Saturday September 16, 2-4pm
A backbending practice can cultivate a deep sense of vitality, joy, and openness to possibility. We will use therapeutic techniques to unravel, open, and release constricted areas to move into our backbends with ease. We'll work from the ground up aligning the feet, shins, and thighs, release the ileopsoas system, stabilize the low back, connect to our cores, and open the shoulders and upper back to explore fundamental and intermediate backbends with intelligence and for longevity.
Blissful Back; Intelligence in Lunging
Saturday September 30, 2-4pm
Just Be Yoga Studio
Explore how to lunge with intelligence, we'll explore the feet, knees, hips, and iliopsoas system and how they connect to create optimal alignment in our lunging postures. We'll explore hip joint and pelvic balance to access low back stability and ease (for YOUR body). Through this work we will awaken our core to find connection and center both within ourselves and our practice. We'll complete the workshop with an abundant offering of restorative postures to relax deeply supporting our most blissful backs.
Guatemala Adventure and Wellness Retreat
February 3-10 2018
Escape with Nina Petruzzo and Jenna Zabrosky to the remote paradise of Lake Atitlan, an ancient crater lake located in the heart of Guatemala. This retreat will provide you with the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of life, and explore a magical part of the world that will open your heart and your perspective to what could be.
The trip begins with an overnight stay in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua, where the group will assemble, and your first taste of life in Guatemala will be enjoyed. We will then make our way to Isla Verde, a unique and beautiful, lakefront retreat center with a laid back vibe. Our days will include daily and always optional Yoga classes with Nina & Jenna, locally sourced meals, as well as plenty of time for relaxation, rejuvenation and reflection amongst the energetic vortex that is Lake Atitlan.
Outdoor lovers will have the opportunity to partake in many adventurous activities throughout our week including kayaking, hiking, and stand up paddle boarding. We will also have plenty of opportunity to experience the ancient Mayan culture of Lake Atitlan. Boat rides are readily available to visit neighboring villages where you can take in some amazing people watching, local foods, markets, and some of the best textile and arts shopping in Central America.
Come experience the magic of Guatemala with an amazing group of people! This trip will change your life... if you let it. ;)
Investment - all prices are per person:
$1495 for shared 3-6 person suite with private bath
$1595 for shared double room with private bath (ideal for a couple, or two friends)
$2195 for single room with private bath
A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. The balance is due by December 1st.
-6 nights, 7 days lodging at Isla Verde, located right on beautiful Lake Atitlan
-Antigua Excursion - including dinner, one night's lodging and breakfast in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua
-Daily Yoga classes with Nina & Jenna
-3 locally sourced meals daily plus unlimited tea, coffee and filtered water
-1 guided hike to San Marcos and entrance to Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve where we will spend the afternoon lounging lakeside and cliff jumping (if you dare!) post hike
-One group sauna and hot tub experience
-Round-trip luxury bus transfers to and from Guatemala City (GUA)
-Flights are NOT included and if booked early enough, are approximately $400 - $500 round trip. We will send you recommended flights to book upon registration.
-Massages (~$50/hr) and can be booked directly at Isla Verde
-Kayak and SUP rentals (~$5/hr) which can be booked at the rental facility next door to Isla Verde