Retreats 2018-05-18T22:49:13+00:00
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  • $1,047.00 – For one guest for two nights with exclusive use of a private 2 bedroom cottage.
  • $748.00 – For one guest for two nights in a private bedroom in a shared 2 bedroom cottage. We choose your roommate.
  • $674.00 – Per person or $1348 for two guests (double-occupancy) for two nights in a private 2 bedroom cottage.

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Ayurveda and Yoga for a Long and Healthy Life

With Gloria Baraquio, Melina Meza, Shari Sunshine and Rosalyn White

September 10 - 13, 2018

Everyone would like to age with as much strength and grace as possible, and now numerous studies confirm that yoga practice has a remarkable impact on physical and mental health and spiritual well-being as you grow older.  In addition, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques also lead to strong health throughout one’s life. Meditation is also proven to improve mental health as one ages. Together these techniques address concerns related to strength, flexibility, balance, agility, brain health, and stress management, leading to more vitality and greater happiness at any age.

You can expect unique workshops and practices that blend Hatha Yoga to build strength, balance and agility. Yin Yoga classes will help you increase your flexibility, enhance your circulation in the body and quiet your mind with longer held accessible postures to prepare for meditation.

With Melina’s mastery of yoga, holistic nutrition, and Ayurveda, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge of what it takes to create a practice for healthy aging. This unique class will help you to learn more about Ayurveda and seasonal yoga insights that connect you to the rhythms of nature and seasons of life. 

Mindfulness Through Movement
Experience a guided, slow, moving meditation, for relaxation and body/mind awareness. This is an opportunity to learn “what moves us” and how we have infinite choices in how we move through life.  This class can free your body to move with ease and grace while bringing joy to your mind.

Mandala Art
Learn about the symbolism of the mandala and how the qualities and elements the mandala can help us feel more connected and grounded in our world. We will be coloring mandalas, to get a hands-on experience of the qualities, and experience the sense of balance.

Healing Qi Gung
Coming from the ancient Chinese practice of combining breath and regenerative movement, this class will begin by balancing the elements in the body and the mind.

Guided Meditation Practice
Designed for students of all levels, this meditation class focuses specifically on your health and quieting your mind. The emphasis will be on technique and sitting practice to experience the benefits of meditation.

3:00-5:00         Arrival and settling in
5:30-6:15         Dinner
7:00-8:00         Mindfulness Through Movement-Shari

8:00-8:45         Breakfast
9:00-9:45         Qi Gung-Shari
10:00-11:30     Mandala Art-Rosalyn
12:15-1:00       Lunch
1:00-3:30         Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment
3:30-5:30         Yoga-Melina
5:30-6:15         Dinner

8:00-8:45         Breakfast
9:00-10:00       Qi Gung-Shari
10:15-11:45     Ayurveda-Melina
12:15-1:00       Lunch
1:00-4:00         Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment
4:00-5:30         Yoga-Melina
5:30-6:15         Dinner

8:00-8:45         Breakfast
9:00-10:00       Meditation-Shari
11:00             Check out


Gloria Baraquio
A Hawaii native, has been teaching vinyasa since 2006 and studying Tibetan Buddhism since 2004.  She earned her 200-hour certificate from Yoga Hawaii with Rupali Embry and Tania Jo Ingrahm and studied with Raghunath Cappo and Radhanath Swami for her 300-hour teacher training. Her aim is to help others cultivate an intimate relationship with themselves and their surroundings so that they can live more fully, with love, peace,  gratitude and well-being. More info:
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Melina Meza
Melina holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University, and is a certified as an Ayurvedic Health Educator from the California College of Ayurveda and is a Certified Yoga for Aging Teacher, 500-ERYT. Melina has been teaching for over 21 years and has pioneered Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplined approach to well-being, and is the author of the Art of Sequencing books and the creator of the Yoga for the Seasons – Fall Vinyasa DVD. Melina facilitates year-round…
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Shari Sunshine
Shari Sunshine is the Director of our Mandala Wellness Center. She has a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from World Medicine Institute, Honolulu, HI, and is a Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist. She has taught Mindful Movements and Healing Qi Gung for three decades. She is the founder of Syntropy Insight Bodywork, an awareness-based healing art.
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Rosalyn White
Rosalyn White has studied meditation and Tibetan art under the guidance of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tarthang Tulku, for over forty years. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the California College of Art and a teaching credential from UC Berkeley. She is currently Co-Director of Ratna Ling and has been teaching classes in meditation and sacred art for over 25 years. The depth and breadth of the Tibetan teachings have had a profound influence on her…
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