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YOGADVENTURES:  Sacred Living Flow Humaliwo Retreat:

Our new Living Flow Humaliwo Retreat House, located in Point Dume, Malibu CA, 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. This beautiful neighborhood estate 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.  A truly intimate time to ground and replenish.   We are ON THE beach, with the ocean steps away from the house, known for best views in Malibu!

Our Private Gated Estate property boasts the breath taking view of the entire Santa Monica Bay, from Malibu to Palos Verde, Catalina to downtown LA on a clear day. The property sits along the protected Point Dume Preserve State Park Bluffs. Experience amazing sunrises, dolphins and whales, soaring pelicans, a lovely array of colors at sunset, stars to gaze at for hours and outrageous outdoor and indoor views, the Pacific Ocean at its best. This Estate includes a large areas of indoor and outdoor space. The front yard, heated pool, jacuzzi, and five separate deck areas all overlook the breathtaking unobstructed panoramic view of ocean from Little Dume to Big Dume.

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.

Our April and November retreats are for women only.  Come together in a circle of women for a lunar arts practice and teacher study immersion to support our journey as women in all the phases and seasons of our body and life as we embody the creative power from within.


HUMALIWO RETREATS:

Lunar Arts I:


  • NAME OF PROGRAM: Embodying Prana Flow Lunar Elemental Arts Immersion
  • Guides: Shiva Rea and local artists/guest teachers
  • Deposit: $500
  • Price: Starting at $1310 (optional teacher training and materials fee additional)
  • Location: Living Ashram Retreat House
  • Dates:  April 16-22nd, 2018
  • Facebook Page: Humaliwo Malibu Yogadventures

Lunar Arts II:

  • NAME OF PROGRAM: Embodying the Pulse: Surya Prana Flow,  Vira Prana Vinyasa, Prana Danda, Creative Core
  • Guides: Shiva Rea and local artists/guest teachers
  • Deposit: $500
  • Location:  Mandala - Santa Monica CA
  • Accommodations:  we are not at a retreat house and you will need to find your own accommodations close by
  • Part I - July 31-August 4th at Living Yoga Shala House (4 nights ends morning of 4th)
  • Part II - August 4-6th (ending noon on 6th) at Wishtoyo Chumash Village (two nights ends noon on 6th)
  • Facebook Page: Humaliwo Malibu Yogadventures

Lunar Arts III:

  • NAME OF PROGRAM: The Art of Teaching Prana Flow - Soma +Tantric Yin * Rasa + Shakti Lunar Healing Arts Immersion
  • Guides: Shiva Rea and local artists/guest teachers
  • Deposit: $500
  • Accommodations: Starting at $1310 (optional teacher training and materials fee additional)
  • Location: Living Ashram Retreat House
  • Dates: November 9-15th, 2018
  • Facebook Page: Humaliwo Malibu Yogadventures

Please see our teacher trainings tab to register for the optional teacher training components

Please see our registration tab to reserve your room with us

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

 

 


















Program Registration

Join us for our Lunar Training Program in beautiful Malibu California

Register below for the FULL three weeks 200 Hour Lunar Arts Training Program $2500

Includes:

  • Yoga Alchemy required online courses
  • Course materials/manuals
  • Teacher Labs
  • Samudra School of Living Yoga application fee

Please be sure to register for your accommodations/retreat/meals for each individual week below:

Book your program now:

Lunar Arts Teacher Training Module:  $858


Includes:  Yoga Alchemy required online courses, Course Materials/Manuals, Teacher Labs

Reserve your accommodations/meals below:


Book your program now:

Lunar Arts Teacher Training Module: $858

Includes: Yoga Alchemy required online courses, Course Materials/Manuals, Teacher Labs

Point Dume ends morning of August 4th - Wishtoyo ends August 6th noon / Attendance at Point Dume and Wishtoyo are required to receive Teacher Training hours towards certification

Book your accommodations/meals for this training now:


Book your program now:

Lunar Arts Teacher Training Module: $858

Includes: Yoga Alchemy required online courses, Course Materials/Manuals, Teacher Labs

Book your accommodations/meals for this training now:



If your desired retreat is sold out please add yourself to the wait list as we will offer advanced registration opportunity to the wait list for next year. We have limited practice space connected to the retreat accommodations we reserve.  Booking the teacher training portion only is not an option unless you also book with our listed accommodations - once our accommodation choices fill we may offer off site registration options. 

Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full 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. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: 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 a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged. Travel insurance is mandatory.


 

 





Retreat Flow

 


Experience a one week immersion/retreat in 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 embodiment through Prana Vinyasa. 

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
  • Practice space of hand carved Italian lime stone
  • On the ocean with lush lawn

INCLUDED: ( Retreat Participants Only)

  • Excursions - we often visit a local site using carpool
  • Direct beach access from property
  • Amenities - pool/jacuzzi
  • 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:

  • Teacher Training Materials fee
  • 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 - required to receive teacher training credit, each designed specifically for each module to continue your embodiment of what will be taught live.

RETREAT FLOW:

Living Flow Ashram Example Itinerary
(Retreat Participants Only)

Check in 4pm PST program starts 4:30 PST - sorry we cannot accommodate early arrivals * Event ends 8am on last day (except for Wishtoyo ends at noon 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 Prana Vinyasa 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

Yogadventures Start/End Times:
Most of our programs begin approx 4-4:30pm local time and end the morning of the last day.



Teacher Training


SAMUDRA TEACHER TRAINING:

You will receive 60 hours towards certification for each week (three weeks 180 contact hours)

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.  This fee is waived if you are registering for full three week program.

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.

This registration is for the teacher training portion only - please go to our registration tab to choose your room accommodations - registration is not complete until your accommodations are registered for.  Registration in the teacher training portion ONLY is NOT an option.

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


 

Lunar Arts School of Yoga Alchemy

This is an all-level teacher training path for your wisdom, life-experience and embodiment without any physical restrictions upon the level of your asana practice. In this training you develop your skills to

  • Lead movement meditation and many forms of seated meditation to all-levels and many backgrounds including Mantra, Mudra, Yantra, Dharana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra
  • Cultivate lunar Prana Vinyasa/yinflow
  • Begin an integrated lunar teacher path that rejuvenates your personal vitality and healing to share with others.

Program includes live modules in both healing and sacred places around the world and urban yoga centers combined with our Yoga Alchemy’s Lunar Arts Online Program integrates lunar arts into your daily life through the rhythm of the year.

Embody and Learn:

  • Lunar Namaskar- Movement
  • Lunar Flow Sequence and Energetic Alignment
  • Leading Five Forms of Meditation
  • The art and science of meditation and relaxation
  • Yoga, Tantric and Universal Heart Wisdom Philosophy and Lunar Lifestyle
  

2018 April 16-22nd

Embodying Prana Flow - Lunar Elemental Arts Immersion

Includes Prana Flow: Energetic Alignment, Lunar Mandala of Asanas, Lunar Wave-Sequencing and Hands-on. Awaken your connection to your understanding of the regenerative power of the moon as we explore the art of lunar prana vinyasa – meditation in flow.

In this immersion, we will cultivate the root of Chandra Namaskar and explore meditative dancing warriors in a lunar flow as we learn how to skillfully lead lunar wave sequences.You will receive the transmission of lunar elemental namaskars as movement mediation along with lunar prana vinyasa sequences integrating mudrasanas (long holds with inner visualization).

You will also focus on learning basic prana flow self-massage for embodied knowledge of connective tissues, release of dense muscles, and awakening circulation of blood flow, lymph and prana flow. Everyday we will focus on the art of lunar hands on assist through self-massage and basic supportive flows from Ayurvedic Kalari-based massage which help lubricate and restore the inner and outer body.

Learn how to cultivate the inner arts of lunar meditation, mudra and mantra as ways of transforming stress, offering peace to a changing world, as we learn to nourish ourself which still being warriors for peace.

Hightlights Include:

  • Learn chandra namaskar with mantras and lunar dancing warriors with connecting vinyasas for all-levels of practice and energy.
  • Explore the art of rejuvenation, restoration, and lunar prana flow®.
  • Learn four primary lunar sequences to develop hip opening, forward bending, twists, backbending and inversions in a meditative flow
  • Learn basic prana flow® self-massage flows with ayurvedic herbal healing oils, massage balls, and tuning forks.
  • Focus on the hands on assist and energetic alignment for the lunar families of asanas,
  • Experience Lunar meditation, mudra and mantra for inner and outer renewal
  • Focus on teaching meditation with poetic language to create a lunar bhava (feeling mind).
  • Receive a workbook of sequences and background and Shiva’s favorite elemental music playlists.
Required Readings

None currently required for this training.


July 31-August 6th, 2018 (to receive full hours plan to attend the Point Dume house July 31 - August 4th and Wishtoyo August 4-6th)

Embodying the Pulse: Surya Prana Flow, Vira Prana Vinyasa, Prana Danda

 

November 9-15th, 2018

 

The Art of Teaching Prana Flow - Soma +Tantric Yin * Rasa + Shakti Lunar Healing Arts Immersion

Soma Prana Vinyasa is a regenerative practice that is one-half meditative Prana Vinyasa namaskars and deep lunar mudrasanas (long holds) and one-half inner arts of meditation, mantra, mudra, self-massage and deep shavasana. Soma is connected to the inner water, ojas, essence, vitality, and amrita as the sublime nectar of healing – the energy that can green a desert and restore love.

This new class format is distilled from 24 years of evolution of vinyasa and is the first module (part one) to offer how to teach lunar vinyasa as a balancing healing approach to transforming stress and tensions, cultivating ojas, and circulating nectar.

Hightlights include:

  • Lunar Prana Vinyasa Namaskars for cultivating movement meditation, fluidity, rejuvenation
  • Lunar mudrasanas – long holds in forward bends, inversions, restorative and supine asanas
  • Meditation – mantra, mudra, and contemplation
  • Opening and closing chants for regeneration
  • Sahaja Prana Flow – healing flow of spontaneous movement
  • Pranayama – lunar breath flows and other prana kriyas
  • Wisdom sutras from the tantras and universal wisdom to bring into class
  • Prana nadi self-massage – with massage tools, sacred touch, and optional essential oils or ayurvedic oils
  • Life-practices for cultivating ojas through Ayurveda
  • Continued study and support through three-month to one-year online program that integrates the transformation of lunar vinyasa into your daily life

Embodying Shakti Prana Flow – Lunar Arts Immersion for Women I01

Shakti is the creator of the universe,

the universe is her form…

In Shakti is the form of all things,

of all that lives and moves in the world.

There is no jewel rarer than woman.

  • Shakti Sangama Tantra

Come together in a circle of women for a lunar arts practice and teacher study immersion to support our journey as women in all the seasons of our body and life as we embody the creative power from within.

Shakti Prana Flow is path of awaken the living connection of the sacred feminine from fertility, pregnancy, motherhood and the change that continues to deepen through the loving and transformative process

Deepen your cultivation of embodied spirituality, opening to and nurturing the creative juices, passion, and wise depths of Shakti within. Be empowered to support women in these phases: moon cycle, fertile juiciness, pre-natal, motherhood, creative empowerment and wisdom change.

We begin healing and empowerment within the sacred vessel of our body and a cellular connection to embodied consiousness invoked as Shakti from the root “shak” or life-energy, innate power, kinetic force.

For five days, we will explore how to teacher prana flow lunar art for women to nourish and balance our physical, emotional, energetic, sexual, relational, hormonal and spiritual dimensions of being a woman in all-phases of our life. Open to practitioners as well as yoga teachers, each day is a ritual of awakening, self-knowledge, embodiment, collective movement meditation, deep listening and creative expression.

We will learn three healing and empowering shakti prana flow practices encompassing physical, emotional , hormonal, , energetic, spiritual dimensions of a women’s life.

In the first module, we explore the Universal aspects of the Goddess as the Great Mother encompassing the three phases of a women’s journey from fertility to motherhood to the great change of the wisdom years.

You will learn three Shakti Prana Flow lunar sequences for hip opening, backbending, and creativity as well foundations of the inner arts of meditation, mudra, pranayama and puja (ritual offering). For balance, we will also enjoy optional solar “sacred training for women”.

Based on many pilgrimages to India, initiation into Shakta and Tantric traditions and over 25 years of offering yoga for women, Shiva will offer both root and evolutionary practices from Tantra, Ayurveda, Bhakti, and Prana Flow teachings that can bring libration, integration, empowerment to women in a circle of tenderness, support and love.

Open to all Women to:

  • Explore the power of yoga practice in a community of women
  • Learn three Shakti Prana Flow lunar arts sequences for healing for all women from preganant goddesses to wisdom women.
  • Learn ways to embody the cyclical teachings, principles and practices that cultivate women’s physical, emotional and spiritual health to cultivate your life-force and align with natural rhythms
  • Understand and learn to teach yoni bandha – the inner teachings of mula bandha, vajroli mudra for health
  • Cultivate the Inner Arts - mudra, mantra and meditations for lunar regeneration

* Awaken Body Altar/Living Altar –self-care the art and activation of your personal Shakti altar

  • Learn to offer Ritual Prana Flow - universal offering ritual and practice for women’s circles
  • Ways to support embodiment of self- love – healing of body image/ inner dialogue with love

* Online Shakti Prana Flow portal for continuing to integrate the practices, women’s circles and connecting with new-full moon meditations throughout the year for inner support and creative empowerment.

Shakti

Shakti Rising – Healing & Empowering Practices for Women

Prana Flow Immersion & Teacher Empowerment

Shakti is the creator of the universe,

the universe is her form…

In Shakti is the form of all things,

of all that lives and moves in the world.

There is no jewel rarer than woman.

  • Shakti Sangama Tantra

Join a circle to connect modern-day yoginis with the universal and ancient yoga traditions that honor the Shakti within all of creation. Shakti Prana Flow is path of awaken the living connection of the sacred feminine from fertility, pregnancy, motherhood and the change that continues to deepen through the loving and transformative process

Deepen your cultivation of embodied spirituality, opening to and nurturing the creative juices, passion, and wise depths of Shakti within. Be empowered to support women in these phases: moon cycle, fertile juiciness, pre-natal, motherhood, creative empowerment and wisdom change.

Based on many pilgrimages to India, initiation into Shakta and Tantric traditions and over 25 years of offering yoga for women, Shiva will offer both root and evolutionary practices from Tantra, Ayurveda, Bhakti, and Prana Flow teachings that can bring libration, integration, empowerment to women in a circle of tenderness, support and love.

Each day is an empowerment into two complete solar and lunar shakti prana vinyasa master classes for practitioner focusing on the cyclical nature of the female body through Chandra and Shakti Prana Flow Namaskars (moon and goddess movement meditations), special wave sequences, Shakta-based sacred prayers, chants, mantra and texts and women’s ritual circle and contemplation of one’s life journey.’

Throughout our time together, we seek to create an embodied spirituality, opening to and nurturing the creative juices, embodied passion, and wise depths of Shakti within.

Women of all ages, backgrounds, and experience in yoga are invited to:

  • Explore the embodiment of the Shakti based on 25+ years experience offering yoga in a women’s circle as an empowerment to initiate women’s circles in your teaching
  • Experience four Shakti Prana Vinyasa sequences for Saraswati Ma (creative flow), Lakshmi Ma (abundant flow), Durga Ma (empowered flow) and Radharani (sringara flow) that are healing for all women from preganant goddesses to wisdom women.
  • Roots and Evolution – Chandra Namaskar and four Prana Flow Shakti Namaskars to honor the full spectrum of the goddess in movement meditation
  • Integrate Mudra, Mantra and Meditations for Shakti Sadhana
  • Awaken your Body Altar – Living Altar – personal altar care and universal puja (offering practice)
  • Explore the cyclical principles and practices that cultivate women’s physical, emotional and spiritual health to cultivate your life-force and align with natural rhythms
  • Sacred female anatomy-physiology and foundation understanding of the monthly and seasonal changes within a woman’s body.
  • Pre-Natal vinyasa - principles of practice, krama/wave sequencing, use of props to to support all stages of pregnancy.
  • Shakti Prana Flow support for hormonal changes through fluid movement, relaxation and meditation in motion.
  • Shakti – the mother goddess tradition within yoga and universally as spiritual support for the initiation of a woman’s life
  • Study and Chanting from the Lalita Sahasranama or 1000 Names of the Goddess.
  • Darshan/Background– Mini Herstory of the Great Goddess, Triple Mother, Shakta Tradition, Life of the Yoginis and Shakti Rising today.
  • Archetypes - Shakti as Mother and Shakti as Independent Goddess – a reflection for all phases and choices of a women’s life
  • Stories and myths of the life of the Yogini

Rasa

Rasa is the self tasting the Self – Sri Abhinavagupta

Experience a full-spectrum yoga practice intensive into the art of Rasa Vinyasa™- an approach to sequencing vinyasa yoga drawing from yogic arts, tantra, and Ayurveda. In this teacher training, Shiva offers the theory and practice of Rasa Vinyasa by exploring three consummate rasas: Vira (strength, potency), Sringara (divine love and sensuality) and Shanti (living peace). You will explore the power of alchemical yoga that is sequenced in harmony with the energetic state of the day for activation, healing, and rejuvenation to bring balance and “juice” to your practice, teaching, and life.

Included in module:

  • Rasa Vinyasa – Yoga Alchemy within Tantra, Bhakti, and Ayurveda
  • Learn Five Rasa Vinyasa namaskars with the dance of hands-on assists
  • Explore Solar and Lunar Rasa Vinyasa Sequences to balance and evolve your practice:
    • Sringara Rasa Vinyasa – a creative sadhana that cultivates the fluid flow, Sringara Rasa Namaskars, transformational wave sequencing for backbending, and deep meditation/relaxation for the flow of love
    • Vira Prana Flow– a dynamic sadhana integrating Prana DandaYoga, an evolutionary form combined with standing asanas, will engage challenging combinations of arm-balances, standing poses, and hip openers
    • Shanti Prana Flow – a meditative vinyasa for being peace, cultivating a complete practice with ritual namaskars, mudra vinyasa, asanas of inner equilibrium within forward bends and hip openers leading to pranayama and meditation
  • Meditation & Mudra for Vira, Sringara, and Shanti Rasa
  • Cultivation of Bhava (feeling awareness) to enter the natural flow of yoga
  • The Poetry in Motion – integration of inner teachings of poetry, music and rhythm in cultivating the “theme of the class”
  • Temple of Rasa – prana flow abhyanga massage and radical relaxation
  • Sahaja Vinyasa™ and Yoga Trance Dance® – explore the roots of Sahaja and Rasa Vinyasa as a movement meditation
  • Sringara Rasa visual powerpoint exploration including the sublime eros; the physiological and spiritual benefits of embodying the power of love
  • Awakening Vira Rasa through Kalarippayatu (fluid martial art form in the tradition of CVN Kalari in Kerala) and PranaDandaYoga –a unique and powerful mind-body training method that works with a five-foot flexible staff for inner and outer alignment.
Required Reading:
  1. The Dance of Shiva by Ananda Coomaraswami
Required Online Courses:
  1. Vira Rasa Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea
 

 

 

 

 














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

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance for all of our Yoadventure retreats is mandatory. We are unable to have your participation unless proof of travel insurance is sent to us. Purchase your travel insurance within a week of purchasing your plane flight. You can find many options at SquareMouth.com. Please send proof of travel insurance to retreats@yogadventures.com

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 us and are happy to arrange group commutes so cost can be shared!
Green Shuttle Pacific
Email: greenshuttlepacific@gmail.com  

Location:

We have an estate home and property near Point Dume 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

 

*Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full 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. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: 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 a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.

 


 

 

 

 




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. 

 

Sanctuary

 


 

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 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 estate are on the ocean with elegant accommodations with a large lawn for practice and access to sacred Pt. Dume beach.

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:

  • Practice space on beach/lawn/inside all with incredible ocean views
  • On-site massage (additional fee)
  • Outdoor Pool / jacuzzi and garden areas for quiet study time, yoga nidra and for just fun!
  • ON the beach
  • Full Kitchen
  • Organic vegetarian meals with vegan options available

 


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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 Sanctuary Tab

What’s Included?

Please refer to the Welcome Page 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 Welcome Page 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.

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 Retreat Flow 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?

Yes! Travel insurance for all of our Yogadventure retreats is mandatory. We are unable to have your participation unless proof of travel insurance is sent to us. Purchase your travel insurance within a week of purchasing your plane flight. You can find many options at SquareMouth.com. Please email us your proof of travel insurance to retreats@yogadventures.com

Is my reservation refundable?

*Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full 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. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: 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 a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.

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