California Spring 2012 Retreat
ENERGETIC VINYASA FLOW™ YOGA RETREAT
CULTIVATE PEACE & RE-IGNITE YOUR INNER FIRE
Renewal, Empowerment & Transformation
With Isabelle Du Soleil, May 18-20, 2012 in Santa Barbara
AN ALL INCLUSIVE YOGA VACATION WEEKEND PACKAGE STARTING AT $449
Join us for an amazing 3-Day & 2-Night retreat in Santa Barbara, California for a weekend of Energetic Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Breathing, Meditation, Hiking and Total Rejuvenation in Santa Barbara guided by well-known certified Yoga and Wellness Expert, Isabelle Du Soleil,Ph.D., from Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20, 2012.
La Casa De Maria Center, just 1.5 hours by car from Los Angeles, is an oasis of tranquility and exceptional beauty a short walk from the Pacific ocean, surrounded by ancient oak trees and the Santa Inez mountains.
Join us for an Empowering & Transformative Weekend. You will experience and connect with nature’s 5 elements and the 7 chakras or energy centers in our daily Energetic Vinyasa Yoga flows and meditations We will be meditating in the peace gardens and the sacred chapel of this mission.
Take a Hike on the Trails. Swim in the Pool or the Pacific Ocean. Play volley ball, basket ball, ping pong or tennis.
Release your Stress, Relax and Recharge yourself. *Meditate in the peace gardens & the sacred chapel of the mission.
Return at Home Within Yourself at Peace
– Immersing yourself in our daily Yoga, breathing and meditations flows
– Meditating under the stars
– Walking the sacred labyrinth
– Hiking in the Santa Ynez mountains
– Swimming in the pool and the Pacific Ocean
– Savoring delicious meals and desserts
– Taking long restful naps
– Sharing laughter, food and a community of new friends
– Simply being quiet and doing nothing
WHAT MAKES AN ENERGETIC VINYASA FLOW™ YOGA RETREAT UNIQUE?
1– De-Stressing, Relaxing & Recharging in the Most Beautiful Settings in santa Barbara (A peaceful & harmonious Retreat Center among ancient oak trees).
2– Exploring the World in an Authentic Way with Isabelle Du Soleil, Ph.D, an Acclaimed Yoga Teacher & Wellness Expert
3–Taking Your Yoga & Meditation Practice to the Next Level with Isabelle Du Soleil, Ph.D. , an acclaimed Yoga Teacher & wellness Expert.
4– Learning & Experiencing the 7 Chakras or Energy Centers in Isabelle’s Signature Energetic Vinyasa Flows™
5– Connecting to Nature’s Healing Power between the Pacific Ocean and the Tropical Jungle.
6– Sharing Laughter & Making New Like Minded Friends
7– Eating Delicious Fresh Food
8– Reinventing Your Life & Finding Peace within Your Heart & Soul
Our Yoga Sessions are suitable for all levels from healthy beginners to intermediate & more advanced Yoga practitioners. A healthy Yoga beginneris someone who is in good health overall with limited Yoga experience (3 to 6 months of Yoga) yet interested in exploring Yoga. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at 310-390-5250.
ALL INCLUSIVE YOGA PACKAGE RETREAT RATES START AT $449 (excluding airfares)
ABOUT ISABELLE DU SOLEIL
“My retreat with Isabelle was an important stepping stone in my Yoga journey…Isabelle goes all the way for heer Yoga retreats. Her enthusiasm and depth of experience makes her a fabulous teacher. Great planning for maximum coverage of material and in depth practice. she is also expert in reading the group and being flexible with the schedules.”
Catherine Parks from Cove, Oregon
Isabelle Du Soleil is Yoga and Wellness Expert based in Los Angeles with a background in Vinyasa Flow, Tantra Yoga Energetics, Dance and Medicine. She has been teaching Energetic Vinyasa Fow™ Yoga for 20 years, currently at UCLA, Exhale Center adn Santa Monica Yoga. Isabelle received the “UCLA Outstanding Yoga Teacher Award”. She teaches privately Los Angeles celebrities. As Yoga teacher for athletes, she was the private Yoga trainer for the UCLA professional women’s volleyball team. She is also recognized for her life transforming national and international Yoga retreats in California, Hawaii, France, Italy, Costa Rica and Mexico. As a a Wellness expert, Isabelle developed “Radiant Wellness Yoga™ programs for Stress Relief & Relaxation and Anti Aging & Radiant Vitality .
Isabelle created a unique Yoga style called: “Energetic Vinyasa Flow TM” a fluid and powerful Yoga flow cultivating mindfulness, alignment and core strength energy, linking breath to movement. It is a transformational practice where Tantra Energetics meets Vinyasa Flow Yoga. It integrates breath, energy and meditation into the Flow.
She has a Ph.D in Science. She is an Experienced Certified Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer (ERYT 500) with the Yoga Alliance. She holds a Yoga Works certification. She has extensively studied with by internationally renowned teachers May Kazan, Rod Stryker and Shiva Rea.
Those prices per person include:
– 3 days/ 2 nights accommodations,
– 3 fresh and delicious meals per day,
– 3 Yoga classes per day, outdoors meditations and Yoga Nidra
– Group Excursions : Hiking
– Use of facilities:outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, ping pong table, peace gardens.
|Fees Per Person||Early Bird Rate by 3/10/12
||Regular Rate After 3/10/12
|Special UCLA Students
Cost does NOT include:
– Transportation to La Casa De Maria Retreat Center
– Meals away from the retreat center
Total Payment includes a $250 Non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit.
-Early rate: $50 discount off total cost, applies if full payment is received by March 10, 2012.
-Full payment is due upon registration.
RETREAT CANCELLATION POLICY
Reservation of your space includes $250 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit ( see further policy)
In the event of cancellation:
-61 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded , less $250 deposit plus a $100 administration fee
-60 days or less prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable
There is NO cancellation nor refund for any reason including but not limited to bad weather, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, flight delays or cancellations, illness, health conditions, medical or personal or family or work emergencies, change of mind or no-shows.
By registering for this retreat, you are acknowledging and agreeing to this retreat cancellation policy.
Purchasing travel insurance is strongly recommended. Travel insurance insures the safely of your travels, particularily abroad. It is a safety net should you have any last minute changes, unexpected events, or emergencies. Please review our retreat cancellation policy above.
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Name: Isabelle Du Soleil
DAY 1 : FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
4:00-6:00pm Arrival at La Casa De Maria Center
6:00pm-7:00pm: Delicious Dinner
7:30pm- 9:00pm:Retreat Opening Circle, Easy Yoga Flow & Meditation
DAY 2: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012
8am-9am: Delicious Breakfast
9:15am-11:45am: Morning Session with Energetic Vinyasa Flow™ Yoga with Breathing & Relaxation
12pm-1pm: Delicious Lunch
Afternoon: 1pm-4:30pm: Free Time for Optional Hiking, Volley Ball or Ping Pong or Tennis or Basket Ball or Rest
4:30pm- 6:00pm:Afternoon Yoga Flow Session with Kundalini Shakti Kriyas, Yin Yoga or Deep Guided Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
6:00pm- 7:00pm: Delicious Dinner
7:30pm-9:00pm: Breathing, Nature’s 5 Elements Meditation, Relaxation & Yoga Philosophy/ Discussion
DAY 3: SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
8:00am- 9:00am: Delicious Breakfast
9:15am- 11:45am: Energetic Vinyasa Flow™ Yoga Session & Closing Circle
12:00pm-1:00pm: Delicious Lunch
1:00pm: Checkout and Departure
The intention of this retreat course is to cultivate PEACE and find RENEWAL, EMPOWERMENT AND TRANSFORMATION.
*Solar Energetic Vinyasa Flow TM Yoga classes are purifying, dynamic and balancing. They start with breathing and centering followed by spinal warm up, sun salutations and a long progression leading to a stilling cooling down sequence with a long final 20 minutes relaxation.
*Lunar Rejuvenative Flow Yoga classes include restorative Yin Yoga, breathing ( pranayama) practices, fun partner Yoga, Stress Relief yoga, Yoga Nidra and guided inner contemplations/ relaxations.
*Evening guided meditation classes will be held outdoor or in our yoga studios. This daily guided meditation session goal is to build a new capacity and ritual of daily meditation practice in your life with ease and delight. Our meditation practices will allow you to focus your mind on an object, or a color or a sound. Cultivating mindfulness and relaxed concentration on the breath.
*Yoga Nidra, an amazing guided meditation lying down on your back. 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 3 hours of deep sleep.
*Our Yoga sessions are suitable for all levels from athletic beginners to more advanced Yoga practitioners. A healthy athletic Yoga beginner is someone who is in good health overall with limited Yoga experience yet interested in exploring Yoga.
*Each level of practice will be addressed with level 1, 2 and 3 variations instructed for all postures. You are always welcome to take a break and relax in child’s pose. You are free to leave early if needed. Isabelle will provide individualized hands on adjustments.
*Our Yoga flow practices will build progressively from one day to the other based on a physiological and structural coherence and consistency. This retreat course design constitutes an intelligent body of Yoga flows, breathing, visualizations and meditations.
You will also learn about Ayurveda, India’s science of life & medicine, Tantra Yoga teachings and Radiant Wellness Yoga.
HOW DO I GET THERE
1.) Fly into LAX or Santa Barabara airport, rent a car and drive to the retreat center.
2.) Drive to the retreat center. Driving directions will be emailed to you in your welcome package 2-3 weeks prior to our retreat.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PACK
Yoga clothes + Yoga Mat
Long sleeve shirt
Hat and sunglasses
Windbreaker or fleece
Sweater or shawl
Sturdy walking/ hiking shoes
Flip flops or sandals
Day pack or fanny pack