Mexico Immersion Retreat

January 11-16, 2022
Playa Viva
Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Join Joan for a 25-hour training moving from the outside, in. Experience a deep dive into the journey through the koshas! The practice of yoga and meditation help us to untangle the many layers of our being, bringing us closer to our hearts. In this six day training, Joan will guide you through the outer most layer, and into your deeper layers through the practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation. Each day will open with a practice focusing around a specific theme helping to access a specific layer.

After practice, enjoy a long brunch, relax by the ocean, or take a dunk in the pool! You will have access to massage, miles of beachfront property, and quiet spots to help you relax and rejuvenate. We’ll reconvine in the late afternoon for a discussion and lecture, followed by a quiet restoring practice in the early evening. End your days with sunset dinners while enjoying relaxing vibes from a like-minded community of yogis!

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Costa Rica Retreat

June 11 – 17, 2022
With Blissed Yoga Retreats
Nosara, Costa Rica

Join Joan with Blissed Yoga Retreats at The Bodhi Tree in Nosara, Costa Rica! Bodhi Tree has all of the luxuries of a five star retreat center…Comfy beds, healthy food, surrounded by jungle and a ten minute bike ride to beautiful beaches. The yoga shalas are world class with stunning views and a constant ocean breeze.

Practice an energizing vinyasa flow class in the morning with Joan followed by brunch. Each day will have a different itinerary, including horse back riding, a hike to the waterfalls, lots of beach time and relaxation. There is also a spa with top notch massages and body work available. Wind down in the late afternoon with a calming workshop style practice including restoratives and breath work, A sunset dinner will end the day! This trip promises to rejuvante and refresh as you soak in the amazing vibes of Costa Rica!

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South Africa Retreat

August 20 – 28, 2022
Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Kruger Safari
South Africa

This 9-day journey will take you through Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, the wine region of Stellenbosch, and the iconic Kruger National Park.

Joan will lead yoga and meditation practices twice a day to help ground you during this once-in-a-lifetime journey to Africa! The itinerary is handcrafted by Fit4travel and you will be staying in four-star accommodations with highly skilled guides taking us on excursions each day. If you are an animal lover this is a trip for you because you will see giraffes, zebras, lions, and so much more!

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Advanced Teacher Training 300 Hour, Pt 1

150-Hour Advanced Teacher Training Retreat
January 15-29, 2023
Joan’s Yoga School
Devarya Wellness
Goa, India

Part one of Joan’s 300-Hour Teacher Training

This transformational advanced teacher training will be hosted by Joan in Goa, India, Goa is the perfect place to relax and unplug from the western world and dive deep into your yoga and meditation practice. This will be part one of Joan’s Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Teacher Training from The School of Yoga and will run in two parts.

This training course will include:

• How to advanced your asana – Enjoy long practices that will include workshopping advanced postures that you don’t normally get to in a vinyasa flow class and understand how to make them accessible for you and your students.

• Advanced pranayama and meditation – Each morning and afternoon practice will include pranayama and meditation helping you to develop a quieter practice that accesses the subtle layers of our five bodies.

• Learn to read bodies and explore the art of hands-on adjustments that are appropriate to the individual.

• Learn about the subtle body and how to incorporate these layers into your practice and sequencing.

• Understand therapeutics and how to make yoga accessible for everyone by learning how to work with injuries and chronic illness.

• We will practice restorative postures and how to incorporate these powerful and quieter poses into daily practice exploring their many benefits. Learn how to work with props and explore the subtle benefits of these practices.

• Learning to sequence to all levels from the advance to the beginner yogi.

• Go deeper into yogic philosophy and learn how to integrate it into your teachings and practice.

• Learn how to develop a self-care program that includes daily Sadhana, proper diet that aligns with your constitution, and how to incorporate Ayurvedic principles into your life.

• Learn what dharma is and how to be authentic with what you are offering.

• Explore aspects of the shadow and teacher-student dynamics.

• Teach with confidence! There will be practice teaching sessions led by Joan.

This training will include guest teachers offering sound baths, kirtans, bodywork, and the art of touch.

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“Joan’s extensive travel experience, great sense of humor and ability to connect with foreign cultures at a deep lever make her an ideal international yoga retreat teacher. Her retreats consistently sell out and are a testimony to these qualities. Her commitment to having fun along the way makes working with her a total joy”

– Michelle from International Yoga

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