Art, Yoga, and Magic: Cuba Immersion
Nov
21
to Dec 2

Art, Yoga, and Magic: Cuba Immersion

Join Mikhayla Anderson for an extraordinary 10 day deep dive of Cuban spiritual healing, creative expression, and a tailored yoga practice with 5 days in Santiago de Cuba and 5 days in Havana. Traverse through Cuban art, music, dance, architecture, food, healing arts, spirituality and collective transformation with seasoned guide and Yogi Arianna Hall from the Cuba Nola Arts Collective.

We will be staying in private bed and breakfasts in both cities (with great amenities). We'll fly into Santiago de Cuba from Miami, then fly from Santiago de Cuba to Havana and then back from Havana to Miami at the end. We'll be working with a variety of amazing people in both cities with artist studio visits, private concerts, ceremonies, hikes, and guided tours of off the beaten path historic and sacred sites. And Mikhayla will be putting together a daily yoga and meditation practice for us.

What is the cost?

The trip cost is $2,925. Register before October 1st for the Early Bird discount of $2,725. This includes lodging in both cities, the flight from Santiago to Havana, ground transportation, tour guides and daily activites (concerts, ceremonies, guided hikes, artist studio visits, rehearsals, etc), all breakfasts and at least 4 group lunches or dinners. We don't include all meals so that everyone has time to explore different places and break off from the group. There will be some free time, but this is an exchange trip with lots of amazing adventures every day. We will be listening to music, meeting artists, attending ceremonies, meeting healers, learning about Cuban history and culture every day. We're not working with regular tour guides - but with urban planners, musicians, musicologists, artists, tradition bearers, historians and art critics that will share their take on Cuban art, culture and society. The trip is supporting all of the artists, practitioners, scholars and guides that will work with us. It's also supporting Mikhayla's work and the CubaNOLA Arts Collective's mission to further creative connections between Cuba and New Orleans. Part of the trip cost will be a tax-deductible donation.

The price does not cover airfare to Cuba. We will make recommendations on which flights to catch. It also doesn't cover the Cuban entry visa (usually purchased with your flight), or personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, internet, beverages, non-program related activities, etc. And it doesn't cover any (optional) end -of-tour gratuities for our team of Cuban guides and drivers. There will be a small discount if you're sharing a room/bed with someone else. We've worked hard to keep the price considerably less than many other yoga trips and art trips to Cuba. The trip is a great value since you'll get to see different parts of the island. We will take day trips outside of Santiago de Cuba and Havana, to get an even greater appreciation for everything that Cuba has to offer.

How does new US regulations with Cuba affect this trip?

The trip is legal for U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba under the the current U.S. Treasury Department's category of "Support for the Cuban People". This category still exists and allows for U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba to support the Cuban by staying in privately owned bed and breakfasts, and supporting privately owned businesses and independent community ventures like the artists, healers, dancers, musicians, restauranteurs, intellectuals and educators that we'll be connecting with.

Our trip also fits under the current U.S. Treasury Department's category for "Humanitarian" travel to Cuba since we will also be connecting to the work of several artists and practitioners on environmental restoration projects. These environmental restoration projects are particularly moving since these artists and practitioners are combining scientific environmental work with their artistic and spiritual work.

You can go to www.treas.gov/ofac and go to the Cuba page for further details on the current categories of legal travel for U.S. citizens.

Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!

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3rd Annual Rio Grande Yoga Retreat
Aug
15
to Aug 19

3rd Annual Rio Grande Yoga Retreat

  • NM-75 Embudo, NM, 87531 United States (map)
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JOIN MIKHAYLA ANDERSON FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL RIO GRANDE YOGA RETREAT. FOUR NIGHTS AND FIVE DAYS OF IMMERSIVE RIVERSIDE YOGA, ACUPUNCTURE, HOT SPRINGS, AND OUTDOOR EXCURSIONS. RECEIVE ONE COMPLIMENTARY ACUPUNCTURE WELLNESS SESSION WITH JENNIFER WHITNEY. YOGA CLASSES EACH MORNING AND EVENING LED BY MIKHAYLA ANDERSON AND ASSISTED BY SIERRA VANDERVORT.

$795 PER PERSON. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Sign up HERE

SAVE $100 ON EARLY BIRD PRICING BEFORE MAY, 31ST, 2019.

Getting There

Fly into Santa Fe or Albuquerque airport. Rent a car and take a gorgeous scenic drive to the retreat locale, just past Dixon, N.M. on State Highway 75. Address provided upon registration. Ride sharing between the group is a great way to save on cost. Transportation assistance is limited but of course available if needed.

Lodging

There are two main houses near the apple farm that have been tried and true residences for past Rio Yoga Retreats. Bed options range from King-Singles. Daily yoga and meals take place at the main retreat residence and on the yoga deck down by the river.

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Advanced Practice: Practice, Play, Problem Solve
May
26
to Dec 1

Advanced Practice: Practice, Play, Problem Solve

Are you ready to advance your yoga practice? Have you ever wished there was more time in your weekly classes to play with elusive yoga poses? Advanced practice is an opportunity to work on more advanced yoga poses. It's an opportunity to problem-solve - "why is balancing handstand so difficult?" It is an opportunity to practice with your fellow yogis in a longer workshop-style class. Expect to explore arm balances, inversions, backbends, and meditation. If you have a consistent practice, can do urdhva dhanurasana (upward facing wheel), then you are ready to join this monthly class.

Saturdays 3-5 pm

May 26th + June 23 + July 14 + September 1 + October 27 + November 24 + December 1

Balance Yoga and Wellness

Register HERE
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Restore Your Glow - Post Mardi Gras Self-Care Workshop
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Restore Your Glow - Post Mardi Gras Self-Care Workshop

Friday, February 16 5:30-8:30pm

The parades have passed, the costumes are still heaped around the house, and an endless jumble of throws sit on your counter. Mardi Gras is over, and it’s time to renew your vital energy. It’s time for some deep self-care!

In this make-and-take workshop you’ll participate in self-care rituals, and create nourishing, organic beauty and wellness blends.

After this workshop, you’ll feel rejuvenated, restored, and reconnected to your glow.

Learn how to make

  • Thieves oil massage blend
  • Beauty balm
  • Under eye serum
  • Lotion bars
  • Muscle relief bath bombs
  • And personal silk eye pillows

Soften back into your inner voice through a guided clearing visualization.

Learn how to move forward into spring feeling well nourished and luminous.

Workshop Details

  • Self -care investment $35
  • No experience necessary. This workshop is geared towards anyone curious about making your own health and beauty products and creating space for new personal growth this spring.
  • Come with intentions of how you would like to reset for spring: What do you need and want to feel revitalized?
  • Space is limited to 19 spots.

Bring a friend and register today.

*Special essential oil gift to the first 9 registered participants!

Sign up here

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Weekend with Rocky Heron!
Oct
21
to Oct 23

Weekend with Rocky Heron!

Rocky Heron Weekend at Reyn Studios

When: Friday, Oct. 21st - Sunday, Oct. 23rd. 
Cost: Entire Weekend $130, Early Bird $115
Single Class: $45 (Early Bird $40) 
Early Bird Pricing Ends Oct 1st. 

Friday 5:30p-7:30p
UNWIND
Asana means “seat” and refers to your physical posture, and also the seat you take within yourself. In order to find comfort and sustainability in our seat, we must first unwind the pockets of resistance that stand in our way, both physically and mentally. In this opening session, we will ground ourselves in a deep intention of inner sweetness, and embody this quality through a sequence of progressive forward bends, twists, and hip-openers.

Saturday 11a-1p
AWAKEN
The strong currents of life can be both invigorating and overwhelming. When we take the time to awaken and align ourselves with their rhythms, the ride is joyful, inspiring and fun! This vinyasa session will use breath-based movement, intelligent alignment and creative vinyasa sequencing to facilitate a powerful resonance between you and the flow of your own blissful life force. Be prepared to laugh, play hard and have fun!

Saturday 3p - 5p
EXPAND
With each new desire, idea and exposure to new possibility, we cannot help but expand into more. Often our fear, limiting beliefs and confusion, keep us from fully moving in the direction of this energetic expansion and we feel the discomfort of playing small. This playful and informative session will embody the quality of joyful expansion through a skillful practice of backbend postures. Come ready to work, play and support each other in the pursuit of limitless expansion.

Sunday. 11a-1p
INTEGRATE
This culminating session will build upon the work of the previous sessions to create a well-rounded, potent, full spectrum practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation. We will dive deeply into our bodies, minds and hearts to enjoy the bliss of integrated awareness and ability. Rocky will provide pose stages, prop work and modifications for all levels.


Rocky Heron, founder of Yoga with Rocky and YOGAMAZÉ Emissary, is a world-traveling yoga teacher. Known for uncanny wisdom and skillful instruction, Rocky’s teaching is informed by years of study in nearly every yoga style. When not teaching on the road, Rocky works alongside Noah Mazé in formulating meaningful yoga curriculum. Rocky’s students deepen and inspire their practice, while consciously expanding in all directions.

Rocky first found his way to yoga as a teenager when he stumbled into Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga in Santa Moncia, CA. Since then Rocky has dedicated himself to a passionate exploration of the body/mind’s wisdom and innate healing potential, both as a teacher and student. His teaching is informed by years of study in various yoga styles and philosophies, and a constantly unfolding discovery of leading edge anatomical awareness and body mechanics. He offers the gift of yoga through the grace and brilliance of his many teachers: Dharma Mittra, Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Swan, Krista Cahill, Noah Mazé, and many others. Rocky currently resides and teaches in Los Angeles and travels regularly for retreats and workshops throughout the world. Students journey to Rocky’s teaching for the intelligence, playfulness, and potent information contained in each of his classes, and Rocky journeys each day to his mat for the ever expanding layers of bliss and insight that he continues to discover in his practice.

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Rio Grande Yoga Retreat
Jun
23
to Jun 27

Rio Grande Yoga Retreat

 

Thank you for your interest in the Rio Grande Yoga Retreat 2016! We are thrilled to be offering this magical experience for the second consecutive summer!

Experience the serenity and sanctuary of Northern New Mexico with Mikhayla Harrell and Maggie Siebert for the second annual yoga retreat on the banks of the Rio Grande river. Journey inside yourself and outside in nature as a process of reconnecting our waking, dreaming, and being selves. Enjoy morning meditation, invigorating asana twice daily, massage, hot mineral springs excursion to Ojo Caliente, a wildflower hike, exploring Toas, and star-gazing.  Five days and four nights, all vegetarian meals, activities, and lodging at a secluded apple farm are included in the cost. Masseuse will be on site throughout the retreat to accommodate your bookings.

This retreat is suitable for beginners through the seasoned practitioner.

Early bird price discounts available. Register by May 15, 2016. There are two work-study positions available. Please email us at mikhayla@starblossomlife.com or info@saniyoga.com for details, or if you have any other questions!

Please Register Here for the retreat and then complete your purchase below to reserve your room.

June 23rd-June 27th | Embudo, New Mexico.

Accommodations

We have two dwellings available this summer. The community house which features two private queen bedrooms, and a shared double room, or a nearby house that offers two king suites and another twin room with two beds. In addition there is delightful camping amidst the apple orchard and gardens perfect for tents. Restroom facilities are shared between all participants.

Travel

Fly into Albuquerque, NM. Take a shuttle to Embudo, NM.

Pricing

Early Bird (before May 15, 2016)

Private Room: $770

4 Total: Each private room includes three King rooms that could be single occupant or shared by a couple or besties, and 1 Queen room that could be shared

Shared Room: $670

2 Total: Each shared room includes two rooms with two single beds each

Camping: $605

10 spots total with plenty of room!

After June 2, 2016:

Private Room: $800

Shared Room: $700

Camping: $630

Work Study: $375

Rio Grande Yoga Retreat
795.00
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