Unfold your own Myth - The Hero's Journey - Yoga Retreat

Take an inward journey. Unfold your powerful, creative most expansive self.

Yoga, Meditation, Self Study Seminars

Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala Fall Retreat
October 30th - November 5th, 2017
Retreat Options:
7 days: $725 (does not include paddle board, surfing and kayaking)
Friday - Sunday: $300
Friday Night Bonfire - Sunday: $240
Single Day: $100 (Friday with Bonfire Dinner - $125)
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Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala - Ocean Shala
34700 Pacific Coast Highway, Ste. 205
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

The retreat includes:
  • Daily Ashtanga Yoga practice
  • Workshops
  • Meditation and sound bath healing
  • Beach dinner with bonfire
  • Optional beach hikes, paddle board, surfing and kayaking

Dates and times:

Monday, October 30th
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Welcome & Introduction

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Led Primary Series & Workshop
Yoga Therapy for the modern Ghrihasta (Householder)
The 2 hour practice that affects the other 22 hours of your day
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seminar ~ The Hero's Journey - Inspirations from Joseph Campbell, Movie

Tuesday, October 31th
Ocean Shala

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mysore Practice

1:00 – 2:30 pm
Surf Lessons – Doheny State Beach - Girl in the Curl - $95.00
(see additional surf information)

3 - 6:00 pm
Workshop: Our Journey into expansion
Heart Practice
This workshop will include asana practice (including some 1st & 2nd series poses)
Vayus & Pranic study and practice & Chakra Meditation

Wednesday, November 1st
9:00 – 10:30am – Headlands Hike with Merry Wong

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
1/2 & 1/2 1st & 2nd Series Practice
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
A Courageous Practice
Taking risks and expanding on and off your mat
Facing our monsters. This workshop will include Balancing poses from 1st & 2nd series, including handstands

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beach Workshop
Master falling. Handstands Workshop on the Sand.

Thursday, November 2nd

11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Led Breath Practice & Meditation
Mysore Practice

2:30 – 4 pm
Surf Lessons – Doheny State Beach – Girl in the Curl - $95.
(see additional surf information)

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop: A Traditional Practice
Ashtanga Lineage & The Dance of Asana and Life
Refine Transitions – 1st & 2nd Series

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Looking at injuries, strengths and challenges
Your journey - Inspirations from Guruji and Joseph Campbell

Friday, November 3rd
Shane Chunephisal

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
48-Day Meditation and Practice
One Precious Life

This session will begin with reflection and self-inquiry including meditation, writing and setting intentions followed by a Puja. Through this session, you will be invited to commit to a 48-day meditation and daily practice on the impermanence of life and death. Bring a pen, notebook and an open heart. This meditation is inspired by a true story that will inspire you to step into the precious moments of life with awareness of the importance to live to the fullest and to become the best possible version of yourself.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sound Bath Healing with Shane Chunephisal
We will tune-in to the ancient art of vibrational healing and align the chakras and cleanse your energy. Shane will assist you in restoring your energy and connecting to your inner harmony through the powerful vibration sound bath utilizing 432hz alchemical gemstone & Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, drums, and more! The sound bath is uplifting, transformative and a unique experience!

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beach Bonfire & Dinner
Doheny State Beach – Capistrano Beach

Saturday, November 4th

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Led 2nd - Nadi Shodhana with bonus
Grace & Strength
On and off the mat
2nd Series - strength & balancing asanas
The mat being our training ground for life
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Continuing - 48-Day Meditation & Practice

Sunday, November 5th
Follow Your Bliss
8:30 am - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Led 1st Series

12:00 pm
Breath Practice
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
48-Day Meditation Puja

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Closing Circle & Practice for Life

"Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth." ~ Rumi
ocean sunset
Sound Healing with Shane Chunephisal
Diana 48-Day Meditation Teaching
Diana Christinson

* Surf lessons scheduled in the afternoon because of the tides. GOING TO BE FUN.
Girl in the Curl - Mary will bring everything to the beach.
surf boards, wet suits.
30 minute lesson on the beach
1 hour surf session
Tuesday 1:00-2:30
Thursday 2:30- 4:00 (more surf time)

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