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YOGADVENTURES:  Sacred Living Flow Humaliwo Retreat:

Our new Living Flow Humaliwo Retreat is an extraordinary sacred space where we can live the rhythms of yoga together in spacious, high-level accommodations with organic, delicious food at a rate more reasonable than any accommodations in the city - giving the most time for immersion in yoga teacher training and nourishment. These beautiful neighboring estates allow us to live together in a magical space to explore the power of Humaliwo or Malibu as it is known to the Chumash original peoples of this pristine coastal area where wild dolphins, sea lions, hawks, deer, and even a few mountain lions call home.

For some of our retreats we also have access to the peaceful 16-acre grounds of Zuma Sanctuary in order to offer the "yogadventurer" in you the best of glamping with airstreams and tipis.

Our Living Flow Retreat estate is on ocean view grounds with elegant accommodations and a practice space on hand-carved Italian lime stone. Within a five minute walk we have private access to the sacred beach or hiking in the mountains. Diving deep in the Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Foundation and Advanced Vinyasa modules, we will be able to enter into the rhythm of living yoga including teacher self-care, deep prana vinyasa solar-lunar practice, morning and evening meditation, altar and ritual life, community life, and nourishing organic vegetarian (vegan options) food.

  • NAME OF PROGRAM: Summer Flow Arts / Chakra Vinyasa / Yoga Trance Dance / Prana Danda Vinyasa
  • Guides: Shiva Rea + Demetri Velisarius and local artists/guest teachers
  • Deposit: $500
  • Price: Starting at $1200 (six nights)
  • Dates: August 19-25th, 2017
  • Early Bird offerings: $100 off valid until May 21, 2017
  • Facebook Page: Humaliwo Malibu Yogadventures



  • NAME OF PROGRAM: Fall Rejuvenation: Rasa + Soma / Shakti Prana Vinyasa
  • Guides: Shiva Rea and local artists/guest teachers
  • Deposit: $500
  • Price: Starting at $975 (six nights)
  • Dates: October 23-29th, 2017
  • Early Bird offerings: $100 off valid until July 25, 2017
  • Facebook Page: Humaliwo Malibu Yogadventures


Email us at retreats@yogadventures.com for additional quesitons that may arise!




Sanctuary

 

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Our Living Flow Humaliwo (Mallibu) Retreat is an extraordinary sacred space where we live the rhythms of yoga together, as a unified community, in spacious, high-level accommodations with organic, delicious food at a rate more reasonable than any accommodations in the city - giving the most time for immersion in yoga teacher training and nourishment.

These beautiful neighborhood estates and the use of Zuma Sanctuary (a 16 acre property next door for the Yogadventurer!) allow us to live together in a magical space to explore the power of Malibu or Humaliwo as it is known to the Chumash, original peoples of this pristine coastal area where wild dolphins, sea lions, hawks, deer, and even a few mountain lions call home.

The family style estates are on ocean-view grounds with elegant accommodations and a practice space on hand-carved Italian lime stone. Within a five minute walk we have private access to the sacred beach or hiking in the mountains.  And we offer the luxe of glamping nextdoor in the Zuma Sanctuary!

Diving deep in the Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training modules we will be able to enter into the rhythm of living yoga including teacher self-care, deep prana vinyasa solar-lunar practice, morning and evening meditation, altar and ritual life, community life, healing rooms, and uplifting films.  All spaces are shared (with exception of the few privates) living cooperatively and harmoniously as one community.

On-site features in the house includes:

  • Indoor practice space on Italian marble, outdoor and rooftop decks with incredible ocean views
  • 5 minute walk to Broad Beach (yes this is where many extraordinary actors and creators live)
  • On-site massage (additional fee)
  • Outdoor Pool / jacuzzi and garden areas for quiet study time, yoga nidra and for just fun!
  • Walking distance to your own Gated Private Beach
  • Full Kitchen
  • Organic vegetarian meals with vegan options available

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Zuma Sanctuary includes

  • Use of the above
  • Decorated and equipped spaces Tipi, Lotus Belle Glamping Tents, Refurbished Airstreams
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Dr. Bronner's soaps
  • Yoga Deck + Mountain Deck
  • 16-acre Sanctuary offers privacy and proximity to the best beaches Malibu has to offer.

 

Retreat Flow

 

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Experience a summer pranafication for those that like to move, flow, unwind and get the essence of Prana Vinyasa and Flow Arts (Prana Danda Yoga & Global Yoga Rhythms) in a one week immersion. We begin with yoga as movement meditation with the elements and then move to our Living Flow Shala by the Sea (amazing retreat houses with organic food and healing spaces) as we dive deep in the living transmission of embodying nature through Elemental Prana Vinyasa with options to go deeper in our flow arts electives: Prana Danda Yoga or Yoga Trance Dance for additional teacher certification.

There is one pranafication retreat registration fee so that you can choose whether you are going to enjoy a practice retreat, do teacher training in all three: Chakra Vinyasa, Prana Danda Yoga or Yoga Trance Dance or choose to focus on one and have more space to relax and go slower in your integration.

For Teaching Certification, the online course equivalent for each module is required. If you are new to Prana Vinyasa and are seeking teacher training credit, empowering online practice courses are available online to begin a suggested 1-3 months in advance for the most grounding experience.
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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Live in a flow from morning to evening
  • Daily Tantric-based elemental meditation
  • Daily Solar and Lunar Elemental Prana Vinyasa of the five sequences and creative elemental namaskars
  • Experience the Prana Danda Yoga Elemental Movement Meditations
  • Evening Global Yoga Rhythms/Yoga Trance Dance & films on the roots of movement meditation
  • Teaching Labs to go deeper
  • Three-Hour Lunch break to enjoy swimming, hiking
  • Pilgrimages
  • Healing Room & Superfood Cafe
  • Practice space of hand carved Italian lime stone
  • Roof top practice deck
  • Ocean View Grounds
  • Wishtoyo Chumash Village Pilgrimage

INCLUDED: ( Retreat Participants Only)

  • Excursions - we often visit a local site using carpool
  • Access to private gated beach entrance
  • Amenities - pool/jacuzzi
  • Live musician fees
  • Meals - catered organic vegetarian meals with vegan options available; brunch and dinner with morning self service tea and fruit, almond butters, toasts, and creative afternoon snacks 
  • Suppport - Samudra Teacher Training Q+A session.  Everything you ever wanted to know about Samudra Teacher Training program - with live access to our teacher training coordinator
  • Yoga Alchemy online prep course
  • A percentage of each program is donated to either "Be-A-Light" or other local charity organization

ADDITIONAL:

  • For Teacher Training chose at check out
  • Massages on-site
  • Fresh cold pressed juices ($10 cash)
  • Commuter food option
  • Transportation to training site - we recommend Pacific Green Shuttle
  • Required reading books
  • Yoga Alchemy online courses - if wishing to receive teacher training credit, each designed specifically for each module to continue your embodiment of what will be taught live.

RETREAT FLOW:

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(Retreat Participants Only)

Check in 4pm PST program starts 4:30 PST - sorry we cannot accommodate early arrivals * Event ends 8am on last day * Opening Practices and Ritual Check in- 4:00pm

Morning Solar Flow

  • 6:00 Silent Space for Healing teas, fruit & solo-meditation
  • 7-11 Solar Elemental Vinyasa/Mandala of Asanas/Prana Danda Yoga
  • 11:30 Vegetarian Brunch Break & Outdoor Play & R&R

Afternoon Lunar Flow

  • Afternoon Transmission Lab/Lunar Flow
  • 2:30 – 4:00 Teaching lab for Prana Vinyasa or Prana Danda Yoga
  • 4:15 – 6:30 Prana Danda Yoga or Lunar Vinyasa & Sunset Meditation

Evening Ritual

  • Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • Evening Global Yoga Rhythms/Yoga Trance Dance TT or Free Time
    Rasa Healing Lounge & Open Circle Space
  • Lights out 10:30 p.m. for restful sleep
    Solar lanterns only for nervous system recallibration

Last morning

  • Morning Ritual Closing
  • Brunch & Check-out by 9:00
  • Explore or head to airport (via bus, uber or taxi)

Create your personal flow from these options above - Please remain open to the flow



Teacher Training


SAMUDRA TEACHER TRAINING:

Experience our world-renown teacher immersion with Shiva and the global vinyasa collective focused on embodying flow, awakening the heart of yoga and living vinyasa in teacher community. Be empowered to teach through our Prana Vinyasa Mandala of Vinyasas for creative and effective sequencing as well as understand the root practices and meditations from the Tantras, Krishmacharya lineage.

Evolve your Yoga Practice through sunrise meditation, transformational solar-lunar prana vinyasa, movement meditation, daily living yoga guidance, evening “deep dives” into ayurvedic self-massage, mystic heart/roots of yoga visual teachings, bonfire mantra and ritual and healing fun. Everyday includes open time to surf, learn to surf, explore the local adventures or just relax deeply into the primal beauty of Nosara.

Learn how to be a Movement Alchemist and work with the five elements, solar-lunar and flow of prana for all levels and backgrounds as you teach dynamic and regenerative movement meditation. Every week you will focus on five new Prana Vinyasa Namaskars & Solar-Lunar Wave Sequences, root practices, energetic alignment, hands-on-assist for 60 hours of teacher training credit that accompanies our Yoga Alchemy on-line courses for home integration.

TEACHER TRAINING STEPS:

Complete the Samudra Teacher Training Application - $54 application fee includes your lifetime membership to Yoga Alchemy and Living in Rhythm new moon meditations, eight seasonal meditations, live calls and Facebook group.

Set up your free Yoga Alchemy account, then email us at yogaalchemy108@gmail.com to request the required corresponding online courses to the modules you are taking to be added to your account. We offer special "bundle" pricing ($108) for the (required for 200 hour) These are self-guided, reference tools and a ten video practice to study the foundation of energetic alignment at your own pace ~ connected to your live study.

We encourage you to review our Teacher Information pages HERE and connect with our Teacher Training FACEBOOK page


2017 Optional Evolutionary Vinyasa Core Module Teacher Training Offerings:

Summer Flow Arts / Chakra Vinyasa / Yoga Trance Dance / Prana Danda Vinyasa

Aug 19 - 25th, 2017 HUMALIWO, MALIBU CA

Chakra Vinyasa

Through this practical and inspirational exploration of the chakra system and yogic body, we will develop a transformative approach to the body mandala and learn to assess our imbalances and translate this into practical vinyasa yoga sequences for our self, private students, group classes, and living the flow of yoga.
Learn more

Yoga Trance Dance Teacher Training

Evolving since 1994, Yoga Trance Dance emerged from leading innovator Shiva Rea’s
immersion and research into ritual dance while living in India, Africa, the Caribbean and Bali.
Learn to lead this internationally celebrated prana yoga and free-form movement meditation.
For yoga teachers and yogadventurers who are interested in the interconnections of yoga and dance, this Trance Dance intensive provides the basic tools to explore the foundations of yogatrancedance™.
Learn more

PranaDandaYoga

PranaDandaYoga is an empowering and fluid way to center the mind and awaken the energetic spine (inner danda) by engaging with a specially designed 5 foot staff (outer danda). In yogic tradition the danda is perceived as a reflection of the central energy channel, a symbol of present-moment rootedness and serves as the pivotal axis which grounds one’s practice in guardianship; the penetrating quality of alertness that neutralizes all distraction.
Learn more


Fall Rejuvenation / Rasa Prana Vinyasa + Shakti Vinyasa

October 23 - 29th HUMALIWO, MALIBU CA

Rasa Prana Vinyasa

Experience a full spectrum yoga practice intensive into the heart of RasaVinyasa - an approach to sequencing vinyasa drawing from yogic arts of tantra, and aryuveda... Learn more

Shakti Sadhana

Throughout our time together we seek to an embodied spiritiuality, opening to and nurturing the creative juices, firey passion, and wise depths of the feminine.... Learn More


 

Travel Info

 
 

Humaliwo/Malibu California USA 
 
Times:
Check-in time: 4:00pm - we cannot accommodate "early birds" as we will be deep in set up mode
Program ends at 8am on final day (no morning practice)
A program schedule (daily flow) will be given to you upon your arrival

Transport Logistics:
There is limited parking spaces onsite, please consider carpooling.
We are approximately one hour from LAX (depending upon traffic of course!)
Uber is approx $100-120 to our retreat houses from LAX - one way
We recommend Green Shuttle Pacific - they are familiar with our location and are happy to arrange group commutes so cost can be shared!
Green Shuttle Pacific
Email: greenshuttlepacific@gmail.com
 
Location:
We have estate homes and property near Broad Beach in Malibu CA - the exact address will be sent to you a few weeks before the event.  We ask that you do not share the address out of respect for the nature of our "retreat" and privacy.
 
If you plan to stay in the area for extra days before or after the training, those accommodations will need to be off-site and made on your own

Your Guides

About Your Guide: Shiva Rea

Shiva's retreats explore the art of yoga in practical, creative and life transforming ways. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, tantra, ayurveda, bhakti, kalaripayattu, world dance, yogic art and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow. She is a leading teacher of Prana Flow yoga worldwide. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of vinyasa flow out in the world.

As a global adventurer, she has lead over 80 retreats and pilgrimages nationally and internationally as well as served as a creative catalyst for conferences, festivals and actions for the environment, yoga and the arts including the third annual Yogini Conference of Kripalu and Omega. Shiva writes for Yoga Journal and is the author of award-winning CD's and DVD's to empower and transform yoga home practice.

About Your Guide: Demetri Velisarius

Demetri Velisarius, BSW, RYT 200, is a social worker, personal trainer, ex-boxer, bicycle racer, and Prana Flow Yoga teacher and a tantric meditator in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Vajrayana and Dzogchen. He has accomplished numerous meditation/yoga retreats and pilgrimages worldwide over the past 12 years including a silent 108 day Tibetan Yoga and Mahamudra Retreat. He has studied with numerous yoga, meditation and tantric masters including H.H. 12th Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche, Lama Surya Das, Paul Mueller Ortega and Lama Tsultrim Allione.

Please email retreats@yogadventures.com for any questions. 

 

Registration


Summer Flow Arts - Chakra Prana Vinyasa - Yoga Trance Dance - Prana Danda Yoga/Vinyasa

August 19th - 25th, 2017
 
 


Fall Rejuvenation / Rasa Prana Vinyasa + Shakti Vinyasa

October 23 - 29th, 2017

Please contact retreat@yogadventures.com with any questions..

*We have limited practice space connected to the retreat accommodations space we reserve.  Booking the teacher training portion of our retreat is not an option unless you also book with our accommodations listed, once our spaces are filled we will offer up several "commuter" option spots

*Samudra Teacher Training Cancellation/Refund Policy:
A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for this immersion and is due at the time of registration. We recommend travel insurance.

Balance due must be paid 30 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration.

--60 days or more prior to the teacher training: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee.
--59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to future a future retreat only within 2 years.
--29 days or less prior to the teacher training: forfeit all retreat money rendered.


 
 

 


    




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FAQs

 

What can I expect on a Yogadventures retreat?

Fun, connection, transformational yoga, celebration, nourishment, relaxation, release, uncovering self discovery layers, embracing the prana of nature, sacred living, rituals, living flow....

 

Do I need yoga experience?

No, we welcome all! Depending on if you chose the teacher training portion there may be some prerequisites and required reading and prepatory online courses. See Teacher Training Tab

 

When will I receive trip details?

You will receive a welcome letter from us approximately two weeks before the retreat, you will also receive a confirmation letter upon registration and a prep letter about a month before the event.

Can I arrive early and stay late?

Unfortunately we are unable to book any additional stays outside our retreat dates. Any addition stays need to be arranged directly with the venue. Please see Venue Tab

What’s Included?

Please refer to the Summary Tab for more details, but typically we include all lodging, breakfasts/brunch and most dinner meals. Each event varies, but we often include 1-2 excusions and a few other special treats. Yoga and meditation classes are included, however the teacher training yoga portion is additional 


Can I go on a Yogadventure by myself?

Yes! May of our Yogadventurers our come alone and leave with lifelong friends. If you’re traveling alone, a yoga retreat is the best way to meet new people with similar interests in a safe and healthy environment.

How many people will be on the retreats?

Depending upon the retreat but we host typically ~50 yogis!

What type of food is offered?

We always enjoy delicious food on our retreats and strive to include organic, fresh ingredients, vegetarian/vega options as often as possible.

What should I bring?

You will receive a more extensive list in your welcome letter, however some suggestions are yoga mat/props, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and shoes, layers for all weather, sunglasses, headlamp, book, journal, reusable water bottle, and an openness to flow!

How much free time do we have?

We offer a healthy balance between our group time and solo free exploratory time. Depending on the Yogadventure we will be in nature, we may be inside some of the time, we always have long breaks mid- day ... staying open to the flow of all and needs of the group.

Do I need extra cash? How much?

See the event Summary Tab to see all that is included. If you choose to go on any optional excursions you will be responsible for the costs and the retreat center can help you arrange for your needs. Please see Venue Tab

How do I get from the airport to the retreat center?

For most of our retreats you will be responsible for your own airport transfer unless stated otherwise. Our facebook page for each retreat is a good place to connect with other to arrange shared travel.

Do I need to book my own flight?

Yes, you are responsible for your flights and travel arrangements and details. You can find helpful suggestions on our Travel Tab and itineraries can be found on our Summary Tab

When should I book?

We are big fans of "the sooner the better" - we also often have Early Bird Specials for those to register early - more often than not our retreats sell out!

Is travel insurance mandatory? How do I purchase it?

it is STRONGLY recommended, as you just never know.... You can find more information on this on our Travel Tab. We suggest this policy from Travel Guard or similar: Travel Guard – Gold(Protect Assist) w/ Cancel for any reason http://www.travelguard.com/

Is my ticket refundable?

In the event of cancellation:
60 days or more prior to the retreat: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee.
59-30 days prior to the retreat: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat only within 2 years.
29 days or less prior to the retreat: forfeit all retreat money rendered.

Do you have discounts available?

We offer a limited number of early-bird prices to make our trips as accessible as possible. We also offer occasional giveaways and specials on Shiva's facebook page and in our PULSE newsletter

What is the teacher training portion?


This is for those wishing to gain hours towards certification in our Samudra School of Living Yoga - you can find more details on our Teacher Training webpage and our Teacher Training Tab