Ignite Your Spirit Eco Yoga Retreat
with Heidi Beachley and Rebecca Baack
October 21st – October 28th, 2017
$1875 for a triple, $1975 for a double and $2100 for the master suite. $1750 for the back house.
Join Corepower Yoga Instructors Heidi Beachley and Rebecca Baack on a yoga retreat on the remote island of Isla Colon in the Bocas del Toro archipelago of Panama.
About the Leaders
When Rebecca’s roommate tried to convince her to try yoga many years ago, she balked. She was convinced it would be totally boring. However after several years working in a high stress corporate job where layoffs happened on a monthly basis, she needed something to help her cope with Frankenstein shoulders, and a lower back made of cement. Rebecca gave yoga another look. She found that yoga could not only relieve her back pain, but it helped her build full body strength and muscle tone while increasing flexibility. Then she found CorePower’s style of yoga and got addicted. The more yoga classes she took, the more benefits Rebecca discovered, both in her physical external body and internally in the way she feels and thinks. “It’s funny to think that I couldn’t touch my toes years ago and now I’m a yoga teacher.” “Yoga is an adventure that takes you inside your body and mind. It’s the science of self discovery and yoga postures are the catalysts to get inside and find out what’s going on. In my classes, my intention is to create an environment where you can challenge your body, create a little struggle for yourself, and then figure out a way work through that struggle. Yoga continues to teach me patience and has helped me to be okay with what is, in my body and in my mind. I might never get into that “perfect” downward dog but who cares…I just work at it a little every day. It’s a journey where I don’t know what the destination will be, but I have found that if I can let go of my expectations both inside and outside the yoga room and just accept where I am, that life is full of pleasant surprises every single day.”
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell
My yoga journey started in the winter of 2005 when a friend dragged me into a Hot Yoga studio reluctantly. After class, I decided the path of yoga was the one I’d been seeking my whole life and dove heart first into a Hot Yoga Teacher training.
I have seen miracles happen to people, or seekers (a sadhaka) that have a constant and determined practice (abhyasa). Those who dare step into this practice will heal emotional wounds, straighten their bodies and minds.
My education includes:
- Hot Yoga
- Power Vinyasa
- Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers
- Pranic Breath work with Darren Main
- Yoga for Cancer Survivors with Laura Kupperman
- 500 hour E-RYT certification in Professional Yoga Therapy through Integrative Yoga Therapy
Yoga goes way beyond the physical sheathes. It dives into the realm of spiritual enlightenment, and endless possibility. I teach yoga with a focus on anatomy, intensity, and humor. I do asana, anatomy, yoga nidra, meditation, and teach a 50 hour Yin Yoga Intensive training with the primary focus on Yoga Therapy. One of my favorite parts of teaching yoga is facilitating yoga retreats in Panama, Mexico, and India. My hope for the future is to study in Pune, India at the Iyengar Institute.
What to Bring
- a yoga mat: our twice daily yoga sessions will be outdoors on the porch (hardwood)
- yoga clothes: you will sweat! it won’t be too hot, but it’s by the ocean so there is definitely humidity.
- a good book or two: nothing like swinging in a hammock with a good book, this is my favorite thing to do when it’s raining, so nice!
- swimsuit, sunscreen, sun hat
- bug repellent is helpful in the early evenings if you’re outside
- casual summer/beach attire
- a laptop….if you’re so inclined, even though the retreat is “off the grid” they do have satellite wireless
- a journal….if you’re so inclined