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Women’s Yummy Yoga Retreat

Get Juicy with Yoga and Ayurveda

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Mobility, sensory function, and psychological health are the new indicators of a woman’s continued healthy maturation and growth. As you enter the third age, you have grand potential to blossom more fully and regain juiciness of body, mind, and spirit.

Join yoga instructor Maria Mendola, RN, E-RYT 500, on a five-day journey through life-enhancing practices based on yoga and Ayurveda. Embark upon a fun, experiential, and memorable experience designed to fortify the sacred nectar of life—called ojas—through radiant ancient practices from India and the Himalayas.

Dive into a wide array of nourishing yoga, Ayurveda, and Himalayan healing and health-promoting concepts through physical movement, journaling, group sharing, and time in nature.

You will also explore:

  • Yoga practices for all levels, fluid movement, and breathwork exercises to ground and nurture your body
  • Meditation and imagery, body purification practices, and Ayurvedic daily practices for longevity
  • The use of ritual, self-inquiry, wild sacred movement, and fabulous playful techniques to relax deeply and guide you back to your true nature
  • How to create healthy lifestyle choices to honor your body temple
  • A Get Juicy kit you can take home along with a new view of your current lifestyle and excitement about what’s next.

Maria Mendola, RN, E-RYT 500

March 11 - 16, 2018
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$440 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Mobility, sensory function, and psychological health are the new indicators of a woman’s continued healthy maturation and growth. As you enter the third age, you have grand potential to blossom more fully and regain juiciness of body, mind, and spirit.

Join yoga instructor Maria Mendola, RN, E-RYT 500, on a five-day journey through life-enhancing practices based on yoga and Ayurveda. Embark upon a fun, experiential, and memorable experience designed to fortify the sacred nectar of life—called ojas—through radiant ancient practices from India and the Himalayas.

Dive into a wide array of nourishing yoga, Ayurveda, and Himalayan healing and health-promoting concepts through physical movement, journaling, group sharing, and time in nature.

You will also explore:

  • Yoga practices for all levels, fluid movement, and breathwork exercises to ground and nurture your body
  • Meditation and imagery, body purification practices, and Ayurvedic daily practices for longevity
  • The use of ritual, self-inquiry, wild sacred movement, and fabulous playful techniques to relax deeply and guide you back to your true nature
  • How to create healthy lifestyle choices to honor your body temple
  • A Get Juicy kit you can take home along with a new view of your current lifestyle and excitement about what’s next.

Faculty Bio

Maria Mendola, RN, E-RYT 500

Maria Mendola is a yoga instructor and Ayurveda practitioner who also teaches movement therapeutics and specialized women’s workshops across the globe. An avid practitioner of yoga for 30 years, she has been teaching for 20 years, manages her own functional yoga therapy school, and maintains a private yoga therapy and Ayurvedic consultation/bodywork practice.

Once told she might never walk again after a debilitating accident, Maria now does every type of movement—including a handstand per day.

She holds several faculty positions across the nation teaching different modalities of yoga therapy. Her certifications include Integrative Yoga Therapy, Structural Yoga Therapy, Trauma Release training, and Ayurvedic Practitioner training. Maria has trained with renowned Ayurveda teachers Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Dr. Sarita Shrestha, Dr. Carl Rogue, and Dr. Paul Dugliss.

She has also studied Trauma Release, the Feldenkrais Method®, kinesiology, homeopathy, nutrition, and Native American herbology. With a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in community health, Maria has practiced as a registered nurse (rehabilitation and women’s health) and taught nursing sciences as well as anatomy and physiology—all the while focusing on holistic aspects of health and well-being.

 

Why Attend

  • Enter a sacred circle of support among women who are all exploring the journey into joyful aging.

  • Access greater presence and aliveness through complementary ancient practices and modern modalities that invite you to unfold gracefully into what’s next in your life.

  • The real yoga begins when you step off the mat, affirm your life, and orient yourself toward wellness, longevity, and juiciness.

Things to Know

  • Prerequisites

    Women only (focus is ages 40+)

  • What to Wear

    Loose, comfortable clothes for yoga

  • Special Details

    All movements can be modified. Please inform faculty of any injuries or physical mobility issues.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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