100 Hour Advanced Asana and Meditation Intensive with Irene PappasOctober 15th - October 28th, 2017
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About the Retreat
This intensive is specifically for current yoga teachers who are looking to deepen their asana and meditation practices. Set in an environment ripe for personal improvement, participants will be guided through daily yoga practices, moments of self study, and have opportunities to share experiences in order to find a renewed sense of inspiration and dedication.
- Transportation to and from the airport
- Twice daily yoga practices ranging from vinyasa to yin (most days will have 2 practices but some will only have one long morning class)
- Daily meditation and lectures on yoga theory and philosophy, social media, photography, and more
- Special workshops on backbends, hip opening, and more
- Two inversion workshops and daily meditation lead by Daniel Rāma (see below)
- Brunch daily
- 10 dinners
- Laundry, yoga mats, and towels
- Free time to enjoy the beach or on head out on an excursion of your choice (additional fees apply)
- Upon completion you will receive a certificate that counts for 100hrs of continued education through Yoga Alliance (there will be some small homework/journaling assignments due)
What’s not included:
- Additional excursions (prices vary depending on excursion type)
- Spa and Body Treatments
- Travel insurance (recommended)/ Travel Visas
Irene’s love for yoga is contagious. She began practicing in 2012 and immediately knew she had found her path. When she did her first 200 hour teacher training she did not intend to teach right away, but she soon realized that sharing yoga with others was her purpose.
As a lover of movement, Irene is passionate about her practice. The first few years of her practice were dedicated to Ashtanga and Rocket, but lately Irene prefers a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. Irene’s curiosity has also taken her off the mat, and has led her to study with hand balancers, circus performers, and contortionists to expand her own knowledge and explore the capabilities of her body.
After experiencing a life changing wrist injury Irene has redefined her yoga practice in many ways, placing more emphasis on a strong foundation and finding gratitude for her body with or without advanced asana. She still enjoys intense practice but has learned to value meditation and pranayama as powerful tools of self reflection, and focuses on sharing this part of her journey with her students.
Find her on instagram @fitqueenirene and on her website www.fitqueenirene.com
Rama’s journey to yoga began with an at-first unfortunate accident. While working with heavy overhead lift patterns he managed to shatter almost every structurally-significant bone in his left foot. When told by his doctors that he would never be able to run again, Daniel Rama – the Health, Wellness and Fitness student studying to become a personal training – was devastated. Rama spent months in a darker place until eventually being introduced to a new light – Yoga.
“With regular practice and a burning desire to better my current conditions I soon made remarkable progress. Within six months I was able to walk completely unassisted; and in less than a year I was back to regularly running long distances and even taking up backyard gymnastics.” – Daniel Rama
After experiencing the power of yoga first hand, Rama saw no option other than to dedicate his life to exploring and sharing these practices with the world. Present day, Rama spends most of his time studying yoga and vedic philosophy at Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas, and regularly travels internationally to teach advanced inversions, meditation and the more subtle aspects of the practice.
Learn more on instagram @danielrama_ or by visiting www.danielrama.com
Casa Om has 10 beautiful bedrooms, a spacious and well-equipped yoga room, swimming pool, and a kitchen. Bedrooms are double occupancy, and have either a private bathroom or a bathroom shared between two rooms.
The rooms at Casa Om are comfortable and beautifully designed with air conditioning and fans. Drinking water and a small coffee maker are in each room, and most rooms have a small mini-fridge. Yoga mats, towels, and beach towels are provided!
Wifi is included and available throughout the resort.
Enjoy meals up on the rooftop palapa with a stunning 360 degree view of Puerto Morelos, perfect for watching sunrises and sunsets over the Mayan Jungle.
Casa Om sleeps 24 and is across the street from the beach.
Some meals are provided by Casa Om’s team of exquisite chefs who locally source their food for an incredible culinary experience. Their food is guaranteed to help you be stronger and healthier on your trip.
At Casa Om we run a full gourmet vegetarian kitchen. We offer extensive Mexican, Thai, New American, and Lebanese food options. Visitors love our fresh juices and superfood smoothies. All dishes are prepared with a healthy yogic lifestyle in mind. We love to make gluten free and vegan meals as well.
We will include breakfast each morning and dinner 4 nights out of the 6 you are with us. The other nights we will venture out into town.
Our head chef, Eduardo, is a former restaurateur; he brings more than 10 years of professional cooking experience to Casa Om. He is passionate about food and his cooking classes are a favorite amongst our visitors. Those passionate about cuisine will find a like-minded soul.