Octoba Yoga 2019
September 29th to October 27th 2019
A truly restorative vacation during October, when BodyHoliday becomes the ultimate yoga retreat. Designed for everyone from the beginner to the more advanced, this month-long programme of activities, led by experienced teachers, offers limitless lessons from sunrise to sunset–featuring Hatha, Ashtanga, Shanthi and Katti yoga and meditation classes. The holiday includes a dedicated menu of yogic foods and teas served at restaurants throughout the resort, as well as an array of special massage and therapeutic treatments at The Wellness Centre.
Featuring Alisha Smith
Alisha studied in the birthplace of yoga, India, completing a 200-hour training with Kranti Yoga, followed by a 300-hour advanced training in Bali with the Pranashama Yoga Institute, and a Yin Training in Spain. Her professional career has taken her all around the world; She has been published in Om Yoga Magazine, the Yogi Times, and she also records voiceovers for Daily Yoga. Alisha teaches a range of classes including Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Restorative, Meditation and Pranayama as well as SUP yoga.
Alisha is joined by Yogi Natasha Richardson
Natasha studied in Rishikesh, India, under t h e Sir Sushant Pandey, respected swami to the stars including Oprah Winfrey and Uma Thurman. Natasha uses ancient yogic techniques, movement therapy, biomechanical awareness and an understanding of neuroscience and the 21st-century psyche to encourage profound shifts within the human brain as well as the physical and emotional body. Her professional career has taken her all over the world, teaching unique practices that help us remain connected, aligned and united.
and Kestin Greco
Kestin Greco is a proud Graduate from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Bahamas where she was trained under the guidance of Swami Brahmananda; She then graduated from the Yoga Skills School of Kemetic Yoga in Jamaica where she trained under Yisrer Ra Hotep Master Instructor and his superb international teaching faculty. She has knowledge in chanting, Meditation and psychology of yoga. Kestin also had the privilege of working along side Doug Swenson a true master in the yoga community.
Welcome back Niedra Gabriel
Niedra Gabriel has been certifying and training teachers and clients in Pilates and Yoga for 17 years. With over 30 years teaching experience she brings her unique passion and creativity to all her work, designing her classes and programs for the client’s specific needs. You can learn more about Niedra at www.niedragabriel.com
Yoga from basics to power
Yoga inversions – Upside down for beginners
Kundalini yoga for a strong body
Yoga chest openings.
Pilates core training
Pilates for a good back
Pilates mat the complete workout
NATURAL MOVEMENT BASICS – Like all animals we are designed to function in a natural environment . Get re introduced to those skills and discover the ultimate fitness program.
YOGA TECHNIQUES for rejuvenation, vitality, power, focus and nerve strength.
PILATES – Awaken and strengthen your spine and trunk for a youthful body at any age.
What you can expect
Experience: 15 different styles of yoga from expert teachers
Practice: Over 180 classes, workshops, seminars and events held over the month.
Learn: Deepen your practice with arm balancing, inversion, alignment, backbending workshops
Nourish: Fuel your body with juices, smoothies, healthy foods and our garden-to-table Yogi Breakfast
Play: Fun group excursions include a Spa & Yoga Boat trip, Sunset at Pigeon Island and Waterfall Tour
Shop: Browse locally-made health and beauty products at our weekly wellness pop-up fair
What you can expect
Yoga Styles: Yin, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Spoga, Kemetic, Sivananda, Hatha, Hatha Flow Yin Yang Flow, SUP Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Power, Pranayama, Restorative, Deep House Yoga, Dream Yoga.
Meditation Styles: Yoga Nidra, mindfulness meditation, meditation techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, shamanic journey meditation, loving kindness (metta) meditation, how to meditate for beginners, full body relaxation, mantra meditation, oceanic meditation, sound Meditation
Special Events + Workshops: Pop-up Eco Fair, sound healing, gong bath, Workshops (alignment, backbending arm balances, inversions, working towards splits), new moon and full moon ritual, firepit satang, eight limbs of yoga talk, candlelit yoga, yoga for men, 3hr Yoga sports science Course