10-12th Feb 2018 - Led by Imogen & Nat
Yoga Retreat to Bago
Join Nat and Imogen for this weekend yoga retreat in a lush garden villa compound in the heart of Bago, less than a 2 hour drive from Yangon. The retreat will be focused around Santosha, the second of the Niyamas of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, contentment.
Santosha is a difficult concept to wrap your head around and this retreat aims to demystify the concept whilst helping you deepen your practice, by encouraging a focus on your inner landscape. You can expect daily meditation, deep vinyasa flow, ashtanga, yin and restorative classes, and interactive workshops looking at various aspects of your practice - including pranayama, alignment, nidra, mudra, mantra and exploration of the subtle body. All this while enjoying vegetarian meals and free time to unwind and connect to the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Each practitioner will be closely supported and guided on their journey, receiving a high level of individual attention. Beginners are absolutely welcome!
The weekend retreat starts at 7am on Saturday, February the 10th returning to Yangon on Monday afternoon (Monday the 12th is a public holiday).
IN THIS ALL-INCLUSIVE WEEKEND?
2 nights’ accommodation in a tasteful ensuite room
Full board - Vegetarian Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (7 meals total)
Fresh juices and drinking water
Five 90-minute yoga practices with Imogen and Natalie
Optional yoga philosophy session
Transportation to and from Yangon – pick up and drop-off from Yangon Yoga House Downtown.
We will leave from YYH Downtown at 7am and return to YYH Downtown around 4pm
PRICES & PAYMENT
Early bird until January 7th:
COME WITH A FRIEND (double occupancy/shared): $450 (for 2) shared bedroom
Shared bedroom: $240 (for 1)
Single occupancy private bedroom: $330
Normal rate until 31st January 2018:
COME WITH A FRIEND (double occupancy/shared): $500 (for 2) shared bedroom
Shared bedroom: $290
Single occupancy private bedroom: $380
(1) With cash at YYH Downtown*
(2) directly to Imogen or Nat
*If you would like to make a cash payment at YYH, you can do so at the downtown studio only. Please bring money in a sealed envelope with your name, phone number, and “Bago Retreat” on it. Please also email Imogen at and notify her that the payment has been dropped off. Note that the downtown studio is closed from December 23 through January 2. If you'd like to make payment during this time in Yangon, please email Imogen.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Ashtanga and Yin
Nat began practicing Ashtanga yoga with Rocio Hernandez in 2007 while living in her native Costa Rica. 'I fell in love with the ritual of the practice: early mornings, deep breaths, quiet conscious movements, patience and self discovery'. She had the opportunity to deepen her practice in 2016 when she conducted a 200-Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Ko Samui, Thailand. Since then she has learned from teachers such as Paul Dallaghan in Samahita, with whom she studied an 100hr Pranayama Training. She has also completed a 30hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Hong Kong. 'I share my practice because it's now part of who I am, it has transformed my life in big and small ways; my perspective of my inner and outer world. To me it is a meaningful philosophy and a practical tool that has helped me become healthier and happier. I hope that by sharing my practice with students they can discover and enjoy the benefits of yoga for their own lives.'
Imogen hails from London, England and trained under the expert eye of Katy Appleton. She teaches dynamic Vinyasa flow decended from the Krishnamacharya lineage. More recently she enhanced her teaching becoming one of Judith Hanson Lasater's Relax and Renew® certified restorative yoga teachers and is currently in the process of completing her 500hrs with Tiffany Cruikshank to become a Yoga Medicine certified teacher. She has been practising yoga since her teens and has a background in reiki and the energetic body. Imogen believes yoga is the key to balance in life both on and off the mat. With breath being central to her classes Imogen combines uplifting sequencing with a simple yet potent lunar antidote. Through her teaching she hopes to inspire possibility, self-awareness and self-nourishment. Imogen fiercely believes that yoga is for everyone, that it is a vital tradition that transcends all race and religion, fundamental in all of our lives more so now than ever before. She is grateful to all her teachers and to those who have touched her on her yoga path.