Category Archives: Retreats

Ideas About Happiness

IDEAS ABOUT HAPPINESS

Join me for a yoga retreat in Sicily, Italy this fall from September 22nd thru September 29th, 2018.

We will be staying at the beautiful Villa Saracena close to Taormina, with breathtaking views over the Ionian Sea and Mount Aetna.

Every bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and access to the balcony. This venue allows the quietness and space for a yoga retreat. And it comes with a hidden gem - a path hammered into the rocky cliff behind the villa leading down to the sea for private access to swimming in the sea or to seek a silent meditation spot.

The fee for this retreat includes:

  • Accommodation in a single or double room for 7 nights: double-occupancy rooms are furnished with two separate twin-size beds.
  • Daily maid-service, mid-week linen change.
  • Guided yoga practice twice daily. 
  • Guided meditations and posture clinics to deepen your personal practice.
  • Hands-on cooking class on the grounds of a local vineyard.
  • Three meals per day prepared fresh from scratch.
  • Transportation from and to Catania Airport.
  • Transportation to daily tours.
  • Private boat tour along the pristine coastline courtesy of our nice landlord.
  • Hike or 4x4 tour (optional) on Mount Aetna and tour of vineyard on volcanic soil.
  • Visit of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.
  • Visit of the Greek Theater and Isola Bella in Taormina.
  • Visit of the Neapolis and baroque center of Siracusa.
  • Visit of Roman archaeological sites in Piazza Armerina and Morgantina.
  • Talks about the ancient philosophy of creation, healthy living, honoring body and soul, and IDEAS OF HAPPINESS.

The fee does NOT include:

  • flights
  • travel insurance (REQUIRED!)
  • massage and Reiki services (can be booked at the venue)
  • spending money for tips, souvenirs

"The Secret Of Change Is To Focus All Of Your Energy Not On Fighting The Old But On Building The New." - Socrates

Save $200.00 when you register before June 15, 2018!

Please, find my cancellation and refund policy here.

Early-Bird Price Single-Occupancy-Room $2,350.00

 

 

Early-Bird Price Double-Occupancy-Room $1,950.00/per person

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the itinerary, yoga practice at the retreat, travel preparation, registration process and forms of payment accepted. manjapodratz@gmail.com

Blue Moon Transformational Health And Yoga Retreat

Besides loving yoga I really love nature and I love teaching about a healthy lifestyle. I strongly feel that living in harmony with all of the creation supports our well-being as a human community and our personal growth. Therefore, I love hosting retreats and inviting you to escape your daily list of chores every once in a while to go visit new places, get to meet new people, learn about foreign cultures, and most of all, really dedicate time to a committed practice.

Current retreat:

From January 28th to February 3rd, 2018, I'll be hosting a 7-day / 6-night retreat in the gorgeous CaƱafistula Valley in Costa Rica, called

Blue Moon Transformation Health And Yoga Retreat

January 2018 starts the new year with two full moons in one month, therefore the second moon being called a blue moon. As if that wouldn't make the timing special enough yet, there is simultaneously a full lunar eclipse happening. For me reason enough to make this time all about looking inwards and bringing awareness to the shadow aspects of our mental and emotional life. The larger cosmic cycles are a great reminder that our lives go through cycles as well - after work comes rest, after excitement a quiet moment, and back to pushing forward and then resting again. Can you see where I'm going with this? 

Why would you want to go on a yoga retreat? And what is all this talk about transformation and health about?

There sure are plenty absolutely amazing resorts, beautiful beaches, and other destinations out there in the world that just wait for people to come and spend a relaxing vacation with them. If that's all you long for - some time out from work, sunshine on your belly, and hanging out in a beautiful place - go for it! No hard feelings. Just know that what I'm inviting you for is so much more.

I'm committed to offering you:

  • a body cleanse with locally sourced, fresh, plant-based food
  • hold space for you to feel safe to do your inner work
  • guide you through meditations, breath work, and yoga practice to help you to realign with your true purpose
  • help you make shifts to heal old wounds, limiting beliefs, and negative self-talk
  • guide you to a positive outlook on your life, so that you can bring compassion and love to your family, work environment, community, and yourself
  • teach you about herbs, trance work, and energy healing - to help you stay balanced and centered, and make lasting changes towards a mindful lifestyle.

And that's not all! While being still and listening inwards is important for healing and soul-purpose-alignment, it is almost equally important to create excitement and joy and lots of motivation to say fully YES to life.  So, I invite you to go with me on daring tours, expanding your comfort zone and reviving your ability to get excited and feel the feelings and burst open into laughter and awe. 

This is personal - the people who decide to join a retreat with me are ready, internally, for a deeply spiritual experience. It's not just about "hanging out". The people who take time for this trip are like you - seekers, students, open-minded, and heart-centered - that don't just practice yoga to maintain a sexy butt but as a practice for healing, personal growth, and mindfulness.

Past retreat:

The Inner Space Meets The Open Sky

September 2 thru 5, 2016, in Destin, Florida

Time to reset, to breathe salty air, detox the body while learning how to prepare healthy meals, daily yoga and guided meditation to allow all of you become spacious and feel connected with the Divine source of our all being and with the amazing possibilities available for your life.