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Virya Retreat Yoga and Meditation to Increase Vitality with Joanna Dunn
November 4 - November 11| $1650 – $3282
How do you want to age?
Most of us want longevity – but with a caveat. We want longevity with vitality. We want to live well for as long as possible. Throughout this weeklong immersion, Joanna will introduce you to various practices to help you improve and maintain physical and mental health as you age. If you are in the second half of life, this week will inspire and motivate you to begin daily practices that will develop virya – vitality – starting wherever you are.
- Yoga for strength, flexibility, and to improve your balance.
- Somatics for efficiency, ease, and coordination in movement.
- Mindfulness Meditation to enhance neuroplasticity and general wellbeing.
- Breath practices to benefit cardiovascular and immune health.
All ages and levels are welcome. No prior experience is necessary. Joanna’s style is friendly, accessible, and interesting for beginners and experienced practitioners.
Travelers arrive via air to Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Haramara is located just outside the quaint fishing-turned-surf town of Sayulita on the Pacific Ocean.
Spread across a private beach and connected by a network of private trails, there are 18 unique individual casitas, including a beautiful ample dorm, two yoga shalas, an open-air dining room, and a large comfortable terrace at Haramara’s saltwater infinity pool. The cabanas create a natural but elegant space that offers comfort and coziness with beautiful and architecturally original bathrooms open to the jungle but providing complete privacy.
A typical day on retreat will begin with an early morning sunrise meditation followed by an active, strength-building yoga practice. Following breakfast, your day is free to relax, visit the spa, head into the town of Sayulita (within walking distance of Haramara) or take advantage of an adventure offered by Haramara guides. Joanna will offer optional workshops based on the group’s needs several times during the week. Topics could include:
- Self-compassion practice
- Introduction to meditation
- Group coaching sessions
- The neuroscience of change
- Introduction to handstanding
- The science of the breath
- Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
We will gather for restorative yoga and somatic movement practice in the afternoon. Following dinner, an evening meditation practice will be offered.
Everything is always optional at Joanna’s retreats. She believes that each person should be guided by their intention for the week with the priority on self-care. Most of us lead lives filled with many obligations. Allow your retreat to provide an open field to take each moment, each day as it comes.
Option to add-on one-on-one sessions at additional cost.
Rates range from $1650-$3282 depending on accommodations. Single, double, triple, quad, and dorm accommodations are offered. The rooms at this beautiful retreat center are unique. You can read more about them here.
$200 off when you book by June 1, 2023. If you are a “repeat retreater” with Joanna, please inquire about additional incentives!
Lodging and access to grounds, hiking trails and beach
Daily yoga and meditation
What’s not Included:
Date: November 4-11, 2023
Sample daily schedule:
6:00-6:20am Early morning meditation (ideally 20 minutes before sunrise)
6:30-7:45am Morning yoga practice (active)
10:00-11:00am Workshop – Lecture/discussion
4:00-5:00pm Workshop involving movement/activity
5:30-6:45pm Afternoon yoga practice (restorative, yin or gentle)
8:30pm Evening meditation (silent or guided)
Tuition: $1650-$3282 per person depending on accommodations (Single, double, triple, quad, and dorm accommodations available). To explore the beautiful rooming options, go here.
Early Bird discount: $200 off when you book by June 1, 2023
*Additional incentives for “repeat retreaters”
Please check Joanna’s COVID Policy for residential retreats before booking.
About the instructors: Joanna Dunn
Joanna Dunn, ERYT 500
Joanna began practicing yoga in 1999 and trained to become a teacher in 2001. Over her time teaching and studying, she has developed her own unique approach combining yoga and meditation with somatic movement, breathwork and neuroscience. To learn more about Joanna, visit JoannaDunn.com