Yoga Retreat with Ashtanga yoga, music and chanting
March 8 - 15, 2008
With Ron Reid & Meenakshi of Downward Dog Yoga Centre, Toronto
About the Retreat
Samahita Retreat is pleased to host our friends from Toronto. Ron and Meenakshi have a great reputation amongst their students in Canada. They combine their talent with the gift of music and fun during the week with us.
About Ron & Meenakshi
Ron Reid has been practicing Yoga for 30 years and teaching since 1988.
He is co-owner and director of the Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, Canada. He has practiced and studied the ashtanga system extensively,and has studied with Sri K. Pattabhi in both India and in North America.
He teaches Ashtanga and vinyasa yoga in a variety of settings (workshops, teacher training, improv and other exploratory classes), as well as pranayama, and yoga lab workshops across Canada, the U.S. the UK and Europe.
Ron is one of Canadas top teachers, approaching teaching in an inspired, informed and non-dogmatic way. He places the needs of the students ahead of the demands of the practice.He endeavors to blend tradition with innovation, and to balance precision with grace. Students will find his refined approach to practice both challenging and rewarding.
MARLA MEENAKSHI JOY
Meenakshi (Marla Joy) first traveled to India in 1988 to study meditation and the philosophy of the Vedas with Swami Shyam, as well as other learned scholars in the Himalayas. She is a Certified Meditation and Yoga Philosophy teacher from the International Meditation Institute in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, Himalayas.
She currently teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yogadance, Meditation, Yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, and Chanting privately and in yoga studios in Canada, the U.S. the UK and Europe. She has been teaching Sanskrit and yoga philosophy in Teacher Training courses since 2000. She has been a practicing Shiatsu Therapist since 1993, and has a healing and informative touch. She also leads Kirtan (call-and-response chanting) with her band SWAHA, with inspired musical compositions with her partner/keyboardist, Ron Reid. She has produced two CD's of Sanskrit chanting ("Prayers" and "Salutations") which are widely available.
Meenakshi and Ron have currently released their new CD "Vishnu's Dream"...music for yoga, trance dance and trance-formation, and they have more CD's to come for chanting, meditation and relaxation....stay tuned!
The Daily Schedule
|7:30 am||Mysore style practice|
|9:30 - 10:30 am||breakfast buffet|
|1 - 2 pm||lunch buffet|
|4 - 6 pm||See the week of retreat below|
|6:30 - 7:30 pm||dinner buffet|
|7:30 - 8:30 pm||evening program|
|8:30 - 9 pm||meditation/ quiet time|
In Your Retreat Week:
Day 1: Mysore in a.m/ Pranayama and meditation in p.m.
Day 2: Mysore in a.m./ Philosophy and Chanting in p.m.
Day 3: Mysore in a.m./ Yoga Lab (technique class) in p.m,
Day 4: Mysore in a.m./ Restorative and Meditation in p.m.
Day 5: Yoga Jam class in a.m./ Yoga Lab (technique class) in p.m.
Day 6: Mysore in a.m./ Yoga Lounge vinyasa class in p.m.
Day 7: Mysore in a.m./ Restorative and Meditation in p.m.
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide you with a private community and greater security. Most of our rooms open up to a spectacular seaview looking direct to the beach and the coconut trees.
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga program
- Fully equipped accommodation with AC
- Full brunch and dinner buffets
- Mineral drinking water
- Herbal steam room
- Salt water swimming pool
- Wi Fi internet
- Service charge
- VAT government tax
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.