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3 Easier Yoga Postures to start your “inversion” journey

If you love being upside down- but you are scare because you believed that to be upside-down you need to know how to do headstand or handstand?

Are you getting influenced in a negative way by those Instagram photos where everyone is getting upside-down in super crazy ways with a big smile?

Please stop,

You can start practicing even if you don’t have any experience, yet..

If you would like to try to be upside-down but you are afraid you will “break” your neck.

Let me tell you my friend, we have all been there.

There is always a first step to take in order to begin and I will suggest starting with 3 inverted yoga poses.

 

Now…

I am not saying these poses are easy; that will depend on each person’s practice.

But yes I these 3 options are easier than a headstand or a handstand balance.

And there is a good way to start your inversion journey if:

  • You have never tried any upside-down balance posture before
  • You are afraid of “breaking” your neck
  • You have little experience in any arm balancing postures
  • you would like to prepare your body for more challenging postures to practice in the -no too far away- future
  • You know how to get upside-down but today you want to chill

 

These are the 3 easier yoga poses that will help you start your inversion journey

 

Downward Dog | Adho Mukha Svanasana

Sanskrit name

Adho = downward

Mukha = face

Svana = dog

Asana= pose

This is one of the most practiced postures in almost any yoga sequence.

A lot of us don’t know this is already an invention posture.

Every time the head is lower than the heart it is an inversion posture.

How should we practise this pose?

Ideally, we should have the and separate shoulder-distance apart, with our finger separated and pointing forward, elbow straight with the “eyes of the elbows facing each other and our shoulders pushing the ground.

Nice and elongated spine, relaxing the lower back, engaging your core 

As well as your legs muscles with the heels pressing down towards the mat.

But what happens if you can not do all this?

  • Is ok to bend your knees if needed it.
  • Is ok to lift your heels if you can’t reach the ground.
  • Is ok to take your breaks in the child pose

 

Now, let’s explore the benefits of practicing this pose.

  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression
  • Energizes the body
  • Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands
  • Strengthens the arms and legs
  • Relieves menstrual discomfort when done with head supported
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Improves digestion
  • Relieves headache, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue

 

You shouldn’t practice if have any of the following:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Pregnancy: Do not do this pose late-term.
  • High blood pressure or headache: Support your head on a bolster or block, ears level between the arms.

 

 

Plow Pose | Halasana

 

Sanskrit name:

Hala = plow

Asana= pose

I love this pose, and I teach it in almost all y aerial acrobatics classes.

This is such an important pose to help us keep our spine flexible.

But I understand not everyone is comfortable in this pose.

However, give yourself time to get used to and practice the variations when your neck is sore.

What is important to focus on here?

Shoulders far from your ears, think you are creating a triangular shape with your neck and shoulders and there is where the weight of your body should be distributed.

Elongate the neck, chin close to your chest.

The Breath is so important that here please breathe from your belly and try to relax the jaw.

If your feet can not touch the ground behind your head, the option will be:

  • To place a chair or a yoga block to rest your feet on, behind your head.
  • You can bend your knees
  • You can always support your spine with your hands holding at the level of your ribs.

Some of the benefits of the practice:

  • Calms the brain
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs and the thyroid gland
  • Stretches the shoulders and spine
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
  • Reduces stress and fatigue
  • Therapeutic for backache, headache, infertility, insomnia, sinusitis

Don’t practice if you have any of the following :

  • Diarrhea
  • Menstruation
  • Neck injury
  • Asthma & high blood pressure: Practice Halasana with the legs supported on props.
  • Pregnancy: If you are experienced with this pose, you can continue to practice it late into pregnancy. However, don’t take up the practice of Halasana after you become pregnant.

Shoulderstand | Shalamba Sarvangasana

Sanskrit name

salamba = with support (sa = with

alamba = support)

sarva = all

anga = limb.

asana= posture

 

This can be a more advanced posture for some of us.

However, there is always a variation you can adapt to your body.

How should we practice?

After practicing halasana pose, bend your knees close to your face and start lifting your legs towards to sky or the roof on to of you.

 

Keep your hand supporting your spine, spread your fingers at your ribs level.

Don’t forget to engage your legs, glutes and core 

Press with you elbow down and create that triangle space between your shoulders and neck.

a more advanced variation of the pose will be to interlace your fingers and keep your arms straight pressing down towards the mat, behind you.

These are the benefits of practicing shoulderstad:

  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression
  • Stimulates the thyroid and prostate glands and abdominal organs
  • Stretches the shoulders and neck
  • Tones the legs and buttocks
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces fatigue and alleviates insomnia
  • Therapeutic for asthma and sinusitis

Don’t practice if you have any of the following:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Menstruation
  • Neck injury
  • Pregnancy: If you are experienced with this pose, you can continue to practice it late into pregnancy. However, don’t take up the practice of Sarvangasana after you become pregnant.

 

If you have injuries, please check with your physiotherapist or your qualified teacher before practicing.

Full Yoga Flow including these 3 poses

link in the image below

 

Master your Headstand

Inversions are considered to be some of the most effective yoga poses for focusing the mind, detoxing the body, and soothing the soul.

Considering most of our lives are spent with our heads held high, legs below and feet grounded, reversing this arrangement feels like a refreshing change of pace.

Plus, it has lots of benefits. For starters, inversions build upper-body strength, balance and confidence.  They also prompt you to see the world from a new perspective! 

Moving into postures where your head is lower than your heart also helps to prevent lymphatic fluid from pooling in your legs (a result of our upright lives), while increasing circulation to your brain—a combo that instantly boosts energy.

Then, there’s the fact that inversions can be so much fun. They give us an opportunity to get a little playful with our practice and not take ourselves so seriously.

 

In-person workshop at Quinntessentialmovement Studio.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Dates:

  • Sunday, October 11th, 2020. Time: 10 am to 11:15 am
  • Sunday, October 18th, 2020. Time: 10am to 11:15am 
  • Sunday, October 25th, 2020. Time: 10am to 11:15am 

Price before September 28th, 2020

  • $99 for the 3 classes workshop 
  • $89 for anyone who did the online workshop during COVID19
  • $45 per individual class to anyone

Price after September 28th, 2020

  • $125 for the 3 classes workshop 
  • $115 for anyone who did the online workshop during COVID19
  • $50 per individual class to anyone 

Specifications

During this workshop we will work in a progressive way, from the 1st to the last class, respecting each person’s individualities.

It is ideal for beginners and intermediate practitioners as there will always be something to do to improve and to focus on.

Requirement:

  • Attire: comfortable sports clothing 
  • We will work barefoot 
  • Bring your own mat and water bottle 

Contraindication:

  • Please don’t enroll in the workshop if you have spine injuries, neck injuries or recent surgeries.

Curriculum:

  • October 11th, 2020

  1. Energizing warm-up and conditioning exercises.
  2. Recognize the postural muscles that will help you to keep the inversion practice. 
  3. Proper head, shoulders, elbows and hand positions to build a solid foundation.
  4. Difference between sirsasana and tripod headstand.
  5. Proper practice with and without the wall.
  6. Learn how to fall off the pose safely and with precaution.
  7. Knee tuck entrance & split entrance.
  8. Flexibility, Relaxation & Meditation.

 

  • October 18th, 2020

  1. Energizing warm-up and conditioning exercises.
  2. Practice how to fall with safety and precaution.
  3. Gain control when lifting your legs in your inverted posture. 
  4. Straddle legs entrance.
  5. Pike legs entrance.
  6. Cross legged/ Ganurasana legs.
  7. Flexibility, Relaxation & Meditation 

 

  • October 25th, 2020

  1. Energizing warm-up and conditioning exercises. 
  2. How is your perception when being upside-down? Get laser-focused.
  3. Gain control and find the effortless balance.
  4. Play and explore the different leg variations you’ve learned as an entrance to balance.
  5. Transitioning from one leg position to another without touching the ground.
  6. Restorative postures.
  7. Relaxation & meditation.

 

For the ones who can not assist in-person.

It will be an online version of the workshop.

If you are interest

Please write down your email and I will send you the information

Restorative yoga. Why you should practice?

Have you heard about restorative yoga?

Some people say this is an advanced practice. What do you think?

Restorative yoga involves spending from 3 to 8min in a “relatively” comfortable pose. The goal won’t be stretching, but it might be a consequence of the practice as long as no pain is involved.

Not all of us have the capacity to see the importance of taking quality downtime and allow your brain to stop controlling everything.

I used to think, that practicing restorative yoga or taking time to rest was a waste of time.

Yes, I always love training, and I used to push my self to the limits, most of the time
Maybe you are like me or maybe you have already a good understanding of how important is to take time to rest and recover

“Regardless of what are you training for, a good rest is essential to high-level performance, but many still overtrain and feel guilty when they take a day off. The body repairs and strengthens itself in the time between workouts, and continuous training can actually weaken the strongest athletes”.- Elizabeth Quinn- verywellfit.com

Rest days are critical to sports performance for a variety of reasons. Some are physiological and some are psychological.
Rest is physically necessary so that the muscles can repair, rebuild, and strengthen. For recreational athletes, building in rest days can help maintain a better balance between home, work, and fitness goals.

When your life is racing full-speed ahead, so is your mind. Restorative yoga helps provide that physical and mental balance to prevent stress and anxiety, through the use of props (blankets, yoga blocks or pillows) that allow you to hold poses longer, giving you all the benefits of deep, passive stretching.

Here are some of the benefits of practicing Restorative Yoga:

🧘🏻‍♀️ It allows your muscles to recover with gentle moves.

Is not about the quantity is about the quality of staying still and present when performing poses

🧘🏻‍♀️It helps us to slow down and cultivate the skill of conscious relaxation.

Depending on you lifestyle, most of us are programmed to “do” a lot—it keeps us engaged and makes us feel productive and in control. But our habit of running around, conquering our to-do lists, and fueling ourselves with coffee and ambition can often be a way we avoid deep discomforts and unwelcome feelings in the body and mind.

Restorative yoga asks us to stop engaging in all the doing and face what we really need to look at about ourselves. To learn about, befriend, and care for the whole of ourselves in a way we are not used to. This is an essential step for health and healing, for true renewal. A lot of people think relaxing is about letting go, but rather than throwing out, we are trying to make space for what’s uncomfortable and to allow more space for the full experience of who we are.

🧘🏻‍♀️ It helps us discover where we are holding tension.
Once you come to this realization, you can make small changes in your everyday life to reduce the stress and tension you allow to build up in your body.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Enhance the flexibility
All forms of yoga help make you bendier, but regular use of restorative poses leads you to a passive flexibility session
However, Restorative yoga is not a stretching class and there is no end goal involved, like being able to touch your toes after 10 sessions. You are exploring what happens when you release the tension your body habitually holds.

🧘🏻‍♀️The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga practice triggers the parasympathetic nervous system and helps us to reduce the level of stress. Optimizing energy flow to the organs, tissue renewal, and reduced “fight or flight” response.

Little Note:
Restorative Yoga is not the same as Yin Yoga, we will talk more about it in the next post.

Here I am sharing a video tutorial I have created for yo to give it a try and practice at home.

 

 

If you practice aerial acrobatics , pole dance or you are curious about how yoga can help you stay flexible and strong join the private facebook group “Yoga for every Acrobat”..

Where I am sharing yoga tutorial specific for keeping our body strong flexible and mobil.

 

 

 

April 2020

During the month of April I will be teaching online classes

Weekly schedule Online Yoga Classes for the Cayman Islands community

live-streamed on Zoom App

FRIDAY- SUNDAY
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Hatha Yoga Flow 

Class-based:

On flexibility, mobility & restorative postures

5 pm to 6 pm

Vinyasa Dynamic Flow

Class-based:

On postures to build overall strength and resistance

 

 

What do you have to do to have access to these classes?

1- If you can make any donations will be appreciated:
On Butterfield Bank as a registered payee
SANNYASA YOGA ACROYOGA AND PERFORMANCE LTD

2- Make sure to download the Zoom app to your device and create an account.
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3- Use the link below to receive the details.
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🔗https://bit.ly/online-classes-cayman-islands
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Once you sign up you will receive all the information you need to know.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Special Classes⠀

Tuesday April 7th, 2020- 10:30am

Gentle Yoga Flow.

Click here to know more about it

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  • Headstand Challenge

If you like the challenging postures of yoga and you are looking to build body control, strength  and balance. This 3 class series is for you.

You will learn how to get in and out in a safe way of the famous Sirsasana Yoga pose also known in English as headstand.

Benefits of the pose:

  • Calms the mind
  • Increases focus.
  • Is therapeutic for a headache and migraine:
  • Strengthen core, arms and shoulders

We will work in a progressive way, safety is our motto

I will be teaching this challenge using  Zoom app. with Quinntessential Movement Studio.

If you can not make it on the day and the time of the class, a replay will be available .

With the possibility to buy the 3 class sequence to keep your practice going at hoe any time.

Sunday April 19th

10am

Sunday April 26th

10am

Thursday April 30th

10am

What are we going to cover:

  • Understanding of being upside-down.
  • Split entry and exit.
  • Curl up/ curls down entry and exit

Materials:

  • Yoga mat or blanket or towel.
  • To be close to a wall or your bed
What are we going to cover:

  • Core work
  • Pike up entry and exit.
  • Straddle up entry and exit

Materials:

  • Yoga mat or blanket or towel.
  • To be close to a wall or your bed
What are we going to cover:

  •  Core work.
  • Body Alignment.
  • We will play with variations!

Materials:

  • Yoga Mat or Blanket or towel.
  • Close to a wall or to your bed.
  • You will need 2 or 3 elements like a shirt, a belt, sunglasses or watch

 

 

  • Full Body Strength & Flexibility

Divided in 3 sessions, to keep you Boyd strong and flexible.

This will be live-streamed classes with zoom app with Quinntessential Movement Studio.

If you would like to sign up and you missed the class. A replay will be available for 24hrs to practice.

Monday April 13th, 2020

10am-EST

Monday April 20th, 2020

10am – EST

Monday April 27th, 2020

10am- EST

 

 

 

 

Let’s keep the practice going

Let’s stay at Home 🏡⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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.⠀⠀Renée⠀⠀⠀

 

Contact me for any enquires

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what is yoga

What is Yoga and Why do you need to practice?

Yoga has helped me in so many ways. I know it sounds cliche but it actually did.

Before being a yoga instructor I was a dancer, an acrobat, a gymnast and I always been really curious about exploring different ways to move my body, I love any way of movement and I liked to train “hard”

When I  Just finished my PE teacher degree I decided I was going to start practicing yoga.

I always felt a deep connection with yoga, even before I started my practice, almost like I have done before….Do you know what I mean?

So I decided to investigate the yoga studios in the city I was living at the moment in Córdoba, Argentina. I took a few classes here and then until I fund the one I felt it was following the same teaching philosophy I believe in.

“Always work in a progressive way and listen to your body”.

So I decided to do my Yoga Teacher Training with the same yoga school

I used to weak up at 6 pm to catch up on the 40 min bus ride and go to have an early morning class before I would start to work and teach my classes.

I have to say I was not a morning person by that time and it was a big effort I knew I had to do in order to produce the change I was looking for.

For 2 years we met during the weekends to study yoga philosophy,  anatomy, physiology, teaching technics and we practice how to teach yoga among ourselves.

I have learned so much, it was a wonderful time of my life. I am proud to say I had kind and knowledgeable teachers to guide me during this yoga journey.

After that I have decided to travel and explore the world, I dream always dream about.

That brought me to more wonderful and learning experiences, but also to a few not that great as well.

When I was going through hard times traveling with no budget and I couldn’t find any place to keep my aerial training going, or I couldn’t afford any place to go to practice  I came back to my personal yoga practice.

I was able to develop a consistent self-practice, with ups and downs like everyone. But I am still amazed by how much flexibility and strength I have gained over the years of yoga practice.

And I am not getting any younger, right?

Yoga has taught me how to be patient, to accept myself and others, to rest when is needed, to enjoy the simple things, to allow myself to say no when is needed. To have consistency in the practice, to be more flexible in mind and body and I have so much more to learn

I know it is not that easy as you read it and the journey will be different for each of us.

But all that said let’s bring down the following misconception of Yoga:

“Yoga is for stretching, and I am not flexible, hence I am not going to practice”

Because that seems to be the way it works, right?

Well…. let me tell you something, I am not sure where this idea of yoga is for stretching began, but it is far from the truth.

Yes, you might leave a yoga class feeling release and relax like a “nice stretch” and that might be some of the benefits yoga can give you

Do you really know what YOGA means?

Yoga is a vast collection of spiritual techniques and practices aimed at integrating mind, body, and spirit to achieve a state of enlightenment or oneness with the universe. What is normally thought of as “yoga” in the West is really Hatha Yoga, one of the many paths of yoga. The different paths of yoga emphasize different approaches and techniques but ultimately lead to the same goal of unification and enlightenment.

Yoga, at its essence, is a practice of energy- of creating space inside the body for prana (energy) to be cultivated, moved and transformed for optimum health, wellbeing, connection, and ease-

To be able to create space requires balance- the balance of the joint stability and mobility, the balance of muscle contraction and relaxation, the balance of movement between the limbs and the torso, and balance of the physical asana (yoga poses) practice with other seven limbs of yoga.

As balance is created and developed inside and through the body, by default, balance is created outside the body.

It is not a religion, but a practice of personal inquiry and exploration.  As the cultural and religious diversity of practitioners attest, yogic philosophy speaks to universal truths that can be incorporated within any belief system.


The development of yoga can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago, but some researchers think that yoga may be up to 10,000 years old old. Yoga’s long rich history can be divided into four main periods of innovation, practice, and development.

Can you believe it?

5,000 or 10,000  is a lot of years, of practice and research of fulfillment.

Our body our mind and our energy, soul or spirit, whatever you want to call it are extremely connected.

If you are like me and you love to move, to challenge your body, believe me, Yoga is not just for stretching is a continuous research of what else can you do, what else can you achieve.

Mind, body, and soul.

Yes, you might find challenges in some physical postures or it might be challenging for you to sit to meditate and practice breathing techniques (pranayama). It happens to all of us but with practice, everything that might seem hard at the beginning will become easier.

Cultivating patience and attention with yoga you will learn from your body and you will achieve yoga posture you never thought you could do. You will feel in peace with yourself and others.

I can keep telling you a lot of good things about yoga but you have to try it for yourself.

Click this link to be part of a supportive community of aerial acrobats and pole dancers who are taking their trainings seriously to be able to improve from the inside out

Here I am sharing a link to my Free Classes

Enjoy it,

Namaste

 

 

 

 

Yoga for Aerial Acrobats – How to get your spine more flexible?

Would you like to practice those pretty backbends in the silk and the aerial hoop? Or you are looking to increase your spine flexibility with a safe yoga practice at home?

Our spine is so delicate and so strong at the same time, is the one in charge of connecting our whole body, from our head, torso, arms, hands & fingers to our hips, legs, feet, and toes.

Some of us are born we the body more available to perform backends and torsions without a lot of effort and others need to work a little bit harder to get those pretty backbends.

Either or, it is true that if you don’t keep the good training and the practice going we will eventually feel stiffer and it will be harder to move.

As Kevin Kelly said “You are only as old as you spine is flexible”

The spine is a pivotal important part of our body.  Without it, we could not keep ourselves upright or even stand up.  It gives our body structure and support.  It enables us to move about freely and to bend with flexibility.  The spine is also designed to protect our spinal cord.  The spinal cord is a column of nerves that connects our brain with the rest of the body, allowing control of our movement and bodily function.  This is why keeping the spine flexible is vital for a healthy and active life and also important for an optimum nervous system function.

Today I am sharing 2 videos tutorials I uploaded in YouTube showing how to practice 2 basic but important yoga poses that will help you to build a solid foundation in your home practice and feel your spine more flexible and available in your daily activities

This is for you if you practice aerial circus acrobatics, pole dance and you want to get those pretty backbends but you don’t know where to start.

And this is also for you if you are following your yoga path and wish to understand better how to move in a safe way to increase your spine flexibility at home.

After your spine warm-up.
This is how we can practice cobra in a safe| proper way.
Take your time, be patient and always work in a progressive way.

Yoga Pose:

🐍 Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana

Benefits:
– Help us to keep our spine strong & flexible
– Help with our digestion
– Help us to reduce anxiety.
– Help us to balance our lower chakras.
– among other benefits…

 

 

Bring your yoga mat & 2 blocks.

We are going to practice:

🐪 Camel Pose or Ustrasana in Sanskrit

Benefits:
– It improves spinal flexibility.
– It helps to strengthen the back muscles.
– This pose creates space in the chest and lungs, increasing breathing capacity and helping to relieve respiratory ailments.
– Stimulates the kidneys, which improves digestion.

 

I truly hope this helps as guidance to start your home practice and increase your flexibility
Remember to consult your physiotherapist or personal instructor if your spine doesn’t feel good or you are suffering from any injuries.
Feel free to send me an email and ☝🏻Let me know how is your practice going. And join the private Facebook group:
“Yoga for every Acrobat” to connect with like-minded people who want to improve their aerial acrobatics performance by practicing specific yoga postures at home.
I share a video tutorial every week in the group, come to join us.
Don’t go without checking my free resource library, for more yoga tutorials to improve your flexibility.
Link Here 👈🏻

And let me know how you are your practice going

 

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And Online worldwide.

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“Acroyoga & Rock Climbing Retreat” November 2019

~ Free to Be ~

“Acroyoga & Climb Retreat”

Cayman Brac

When was the last time you feel brave?

When was the last time you have fun allowing yourself to feel like a kid again without judgments?

Would you like to spend 3 nights going to sleep with the sound of the ocean, tapping into your inner sanctuary, connecting with people like-minded in a safe space to practice yoga, learn acro-yoga, experience rock climbing and get to discover what are you capable of?

Are you looking for adventure?

Make the Brac your home for the holiday

3 Nights and 3 Days

~ FREE TO BE ~

Acroyoga & Climb Retreat in Cayman Brac
Friday 8th November

to

Monday 11th Nov 2019

Daily yoga classes, acro-yoga workshop, rock climbing experience, chill out space, pool time, massages treatments, late-night chats under the stars, delicious home-made vegetarian food!

Getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life and tap into your FREE SPIRIT in Cayman Brac

It’s your time to rejuvenate and energize your body and mind, meet wonderful new people, improve your yoga practice, feel inspired, reset and recharge, laugh lots and experience the adventure with no fears on this magical Caribbean Island

I would like you to feel free to enjoy your meals, have fun learning the acrobatic postures of yoga, experience rock climbing with the sound of the ocean and go back home full of energy knowing what are you capable of

Come on your own, with your partner; a friend or a group of friends!

We have space for 12 yogis in the fully equipped condominiums at Cayman Breakers & Kings Point

You’ll go back home stepping into a more confident self, knowing you are capable of so much more than you think, feeling vibrant, stronger and high on life!

~THE ACOMODATION~

Acroyoga & Climb Retreat Nov, 2019

Step into another world upon arrival at our holiday condominiums. Breathe in the fresh sea air filled with the fragrance of pine forest that surrounds this secret oasis nestled in the Cayman Islands. Get ready for stunning sea views and tremendous healing sunrises.

We will stay next to the ocean, having available 2 options of accommodation located on the pristine east end, south shore of Cayman Brac.

  • Kings Point
  • Cayman Breakers.

The grounds boast a rustic set up and offer many spots to practice yoga, hang out and escape the sun. Cool down in the outdoor pool and lounge in hammocks or the chill-out room

Our luxury condos are fully furnished with two bedrooms with a queen bed each and two bathrooms. All linens are included. Kitchens are fully equipped with refrigerator/freezer, stove, dishwasher, microwave, blender & coffee maker as well as dishes, pots, and pans. All units are available with central AC and ceiling fans. Including a separate utility room with a stack washer and dryer.

Perfect options to share between couples or friends.

Kings Point

It is located at the southeast end of the island, close to Great Cave and blowholes. Situated on the oceanfront side, there are views of the ocean and the bluff from all windows.

Cayman Breaker

The Cayman Breakers Condominiums are located on Cayman Brac’s unique secluded southeast end where the sea meets the famous 140-foot Bluff. The view from the “Breakers” is truly a spectacular sight on Cayman Brac! 

5 minutes walking distance from Kings Point

Acroyoga & Climb Retreat Nov 2019 in Cayman Brac

I can’t wait to teach you everything I know and love on the mat!

Our daily yoga classes will take place in the morning around 8:15am (so you can have a lie-in, that’s what holidays are for!)

We’ll start our first day with an energizing vinyasa class, moving in time with the breath, and strengthening and stretching every part of the body. The perfect start to the day!
Progressing to a more acrobatics practice during the 2nd day and closing the holiday with the practice of the Moon Salutation, perfect way to reflect and restore

The afternoon sessions will be a mixture of:

AcroYoga

“A practice of trust”

Acroyoga merges yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage, through communication, support, strength, and flexibility of the body and the mind

I want you to feel inspired in your yoga practice, to try new postures you didn’t think we’re possible, to laugh and fall on the mat and to feel a new and inspired mind-body-soul connection.

You’ll get the opportunity to connect and increase your understanding of practicing yoga with others getting deeper into the practice. You’ll float out of these sessions feeling inspired, relaxed and renewed.

Rock Climbing

The sport or activity of climbing rock faces. It is a physically demanding sport that combines fitness and agility with the mental fortitude required to conquer an ascension with the aid of ropes and special equipment

 The rock climbing in Cayman Brac is world-renowned for its beautiful limestone and safe reputation. There are over 110 routes on the island with a wide variety of grades for all skill levels. If you have always wanted to try Rock Climbing, this is the perfect occasion to do so. Focuses on top-rope climbing in a safe, fun, and casual environment. No prior climbing experience is necessary. Beginners are welcome, we will be working with certified professionals instructors from Rock Iguana Ltd, the first climbing company in the Cayman Islands!

BE INSPIRED & HAVE FUN!
Acroyoga & Climb Retreat, Nov 2019

This holiday is all about letting go of every day and finding a sanctuary for YOU.

After the yoga classes with me, you’ll leave with a greater understanding of yoga and the acrobatic side of it with breathing techniques that will help you to keep your yoga glow and zen vibe flowing.

In our adventurous Acroyoga and Climb holiday, you will learn to experience and combine the effects of Yoga, Acrobatics and Rock Climbing. Our retreat is very small and personal. It’s the perfect place to unwind, disconnect, and fully focus on yourself and your practice.

~HEALTHY FOOD~

Acroyoga & Climb Retreat Nov, 2019

Enjoy exceptional vegetarian meals with freshly and locally sourced seasonal produce and ingredients. With all the activities planned, you can rest assured you will be well fed.

The generous brunch includes a feast of seasonal fruit salads, homemade granola, yogurt, and veggies dishes every day with a fish option.

Coffee & teas will be available at your accommodation for you to prepare.

Alcohol is not included but it will be allowed during dinner. We encourage you to bring anything you would like to consume as the condominiums kitchens are fully equipped.

Enjoy home-made vegetarian dinners using only the best local and seasonal ingredients.

Fish, Vegan, gluten & dairy-free is catered for if you let us know in advance

~THE SCHEDUALE~

Acroyoga & Climb Retreat Nov, 2019

NOVEMBER 8TH, 2019 ~ ARRIVAL~

  • Arrivals from 5 pm (let us know if you are arriving before)
  • Get to know each other and talk about what will be happening during the weekend
  • Welcome healthy, veggie dinner

NOVEMBER 9TH, 2019 ~ Overcoming Fears~

  • 8:15am-Morning 70mins Vinyasa Yoga – Pranayama & Meditation
  • 10:15am- Vegetarian breakfast brunch style.
  • Free time to walk to secluded cove, swim, chill, read, sunbathe, journal, massages, and treatments or whatever you desire!
  • Massages and beauty treatments (optional)
  • 3pm- We are going to Rock Climb and Rappel
  • 7pm-Delicious veggie dinner.
  • After dinner fun & chats

NOVEMBER 10TH, 2019 ~Stepping into a Stronger Self~

  • 8:15am- Morning 70mins Funky Yoga Postures.
  • 10:15am-Vegetarian breakfast brunch style
  • Free time to walk to secluded cove, swim, chill, read, sunbathe, journal, massages and treatments or whatever you desire!
  • Massages and beauty treatments (optional)
  • 3pm-Let’s practice Acroyoga!
  • 7pm-Delicious veggie dinner.
  • After dinner fun & chats

NOVEMBER 11TH, 2019 ~ DEPARTURE~

  • 8:15am- Morning 70mins Moon Salutation- Journal & Meditation
  • 10:15am-Vegetarian breakfast brunch style
  • Free time to walk to a secluded cove, swim, chill, read, sunbathe, journal, massages, and treatments or whatever you desire!
  • 2pm-Getting to know the island and visit the caves (optional-no extra cost)
  • Departure
  • If you are staying longer we will go out for dinner ( non-included) and we can arrange you to stay one more night at the condominiums for a fair price if you let us know in advance
  • Freedom to eat out & go out with your friends

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Renée Ravazzani 

From Argentina

Founder of ” Sannyasa Yoga Acroyoga & Performances Ltd” 

She is an entrepreneur yoga instructor certified by the International Yoga Alliance, an aerial circus acrobatics performer, a rock climber, diver, and fire dancer!

Little- known fact: When Renée was 20 years old she saw the Cirque Du Soleil show for the first time and she knew that is what she wanted to dedicate herself to. A couple of years after Renée said ‘see you later’ to Argentina, her home country in order achieved her dreams and discover the world. During her traveling, she had the opportunity to continue her education, perform and teach in places like France, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, India and now the Cayman Islands where she lives full time 

With a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and 10 years of experience, she follow her passion of helping others to overcome fears and motivates them to discover a new world of physical activities like aerial silks, aerial hoop, yoga and acroyoga classes.When she arrived in Grand Cayman in 2015 decided to bring together her passions yoga & acrobatics into unique classes in the Cayman Islands

~DATES & COSTS~

Acroyoga & Climb Retreat

  • 3 nights, Arrival Thursday, 8th. / Departure Monday, 11th, November 2019.
  • If you would like to arrive earlier or stay longer the option is available. Please let us know in advance to make the proper arrangements and give you a good deal.

What’s included :

  • Vinyasa Yoga class, Funky posture yoga class and Acroyoga workshop,
  • Rock Climb & Rappel tour + climbing gear
  • Getting to know the island drive and visit the caves last day activity
  • Shared accommodation in luxury sunset and ocean view condominiums
  • Breakfast brunch style, dinner, coffee and tea (the apartments are fully equipped if you want to bring anything extra you know you would like to eat or drink)
  • Cayman Brac Airport pick up and drop off

What is NOT included:

  • Flights are not included but you can book an international flight to Grand Cayman and from there to Cayman Brac; is a 40min flight with Cayman Airways
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Health insurance (you should have your own personal health and travel insurance)

SPECIAL Last Minute!

US$829 or KY$679 PER PERSON

To the first 5 persons to sign up

US$889 or KY$ 728 PER PERSON

After the special last-minute price is full

Based on two people sharing apartment, separate rooms, and separate bathrooms

  • Check-in is at 5pm
  • Check out is at 6pm

Prices are based on sharing a double occupancy apartment, separate rooms (come with your partners, besties or make new friends with your roomies!). Sharing with fellow yogis is the best way to get fully immersed into the retreat experience!

The option of sharing the apartments between 2 couples or 4 close friends is available.

HOW TO BOOK

1. Email info@sannyasa.yoga to confirm how many spaces you’d like to book.

-All apartments have 2 bedrooms and a private bathroom.

-All rooms have queen size beds for single or double occupancy

-The option of sharing the apartments between 2 couples or 4 close friends is available( ask for the option if that is your case)

2. To secure your booking, please pay a US$250 or KY$205 non-refundable deposit or the full amount within 12 hours of bookings.

4. Pay the remaining balance by October 10th, 2019.

5. Payment plans available with the early bird price:

  • Pay USD$415 or KY$340 by August 20th, 2019
  • Pay USD$415 by KY$340 September 20th, 2019

Payment Options:

  • Using PayPal

Payee: SANNYASA YOGA ACROYOGA AND PERFORMANCE LTD

Cancelation and Payment Policy

PAYMENT POLICY

After a confirmation has been emailed to you, a courtesy hold requires payment within 5 working days to secure the reservation.

For places that have a waitlist, a 24hr courtesy hold will be offered.

Credit Card Fees

You can always pay with an online transfer from your bank account without any added fee. (please confirm with your bank)

If you choose to pay by credit card, a credit card fee is added at checkout.

RETREAT CANCELLATIONS

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation.

Naturally, no one books with the intention of canceling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so please purchase travel cancellation insurance once you have made your reservation.

DEFINITIONS

“Cancellation” is defined as not attending your scheduled Acroyoga & Rock Climbing Retreat, including postponing or rescheduling.

“You” refers to the guest booking the Acroyoga & Rock Climbing Retreat.

“We” refers to Sannyasa Yoga Acroyoga and Performance Ltd from the Acroyoga & Rock Climbing Retreat.

TRAVEL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE

To join the retreat you must have travel insurance.  Please be sure that your insurance policy covers you for all relevant SPORT ACTIVITIES you will be engaging upon on your retreat & TRIP CANCELLATION. If you choose to do not have one it will be on your responsibility.

Rock Iguana Ltd, the climbing company has insurance for the participant while they are doing the rock climbing activity only and Sannyasa Yoga Acroyoga & Performance Ltd has insurance to cover the participant while doing the yoga classes only.

Depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some or all cancellation fees.

GUEST CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel your trip, Sannyasa Yoga Acroyoga and Performance Ltd does not offer refunds for any reason. A portion of your payment may be used as credit for another retreat to be taken within two years of your original retreat date. We will gladly transfer your credit to another guest.

Depending on when you cancel, cancellation penalties may apply.

Fees are determined by the following schedule:

  • If you cancel more than 90 days before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat.
  • If you cancel 60 – 89 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 25% of the price of your retreat.
  • If you cancel 15 – 59 days before your retreat start date, 40% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 60% of the price of your retreat.
  • If you cancel 14 days or less before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.

Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for a guest arriving late or leaving early. You must submit your signed Participant Agreement form within one week of booking or 30days before he retreat start date, whichever comes first. Guests who fail to do so may be subject to an automatic cancellation and the above policy will apply.

SANNYASA YOGA ACROYOGA AND PERFORMANCE LTD CANCELLATION POLICY

While we have never cancelled a retreat to date, if Sannyasa Yoga Acroyoga and Performance Ltd must cancel a booked retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement.

Sannyasa Yoga Acroyoga and Performance Ltd is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.

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~FREE TO BE~

Acroyoga & Rock Climb Retreat

Cayman Brac,

8th-11th of November 2019

June’s Strawberry Moon

In the month of June we can find some interesting dates you might not know about.

One of them is June’s full moon on the 17th, it has associations with ripening and the fullness of life. 

In North America, indigenous peoples called it the Full Strawberry Moon because of the berries they collected around that time.

In Europe, terms like Honey Moon and Mead Moon presented early summer as a time to wed. Newly married couples in Europe received mead and honey as gifts, a custom that probably gave rise to the modern term “honeymoon” probably comes from this tradition. 

Pagan cultures talk about the June full moon as the Lovers’ Moon and perform sweetening rituals. In India, married couples celebrate the June full moon as Vat Purnima.  This tradition calls on married women to fast, put on particularly beautiful saris, and wrap a thread seven times around a banyan tree. This expresses a wish that their husbands will live long and be happy.

How we can be influence by the moon?

According to the tarot readers each full moon is the time to release and let go.

Because of the aspects present this full moon, you can expect extra focus, optimism, and feelings of security as you pursue your goals. Is time to focus on your personal growth, don’t hold anymore things that are not letting you evolve.

Allow yourself to be creative; is a good idea to jornal your thoughts and your emotions as something to do as the first thing in the morning, without judgments.

Write down in a pease of paper what you want to manifest and what you want to let go. Be clear, be specific; go outside the night of the full moon and read it out loud.

Burn the paper where you wrote the things you are releasing (be safe) and keep the paper with the things you want to achieved. Save it in a place where you can read it every morning until it is manifested.

Another interesting date of the month is June 21st, a day to celebrate the summer solstice

What is a solstice? 

Ancient cultures knew that the sun’s path across the sky, the length of daylight, and the location of the sunrise and sunset all shifted in a regular way throughout the year.

They built monuments, such as Stonehenge – in South West England – to follow the sun’s yearly progress. No one really knows why Stonehenge was built some 5,000 years ago. But one possibility is that it was used to mark solstices and equinoxes. That’s because during the summer solstice, the sun rises just over the structure’s Heel Stone and hits the Altar Stone dead center.

Today, we know that the solstice is an astronomical event, caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis and its motion in orbit around the sun.

Did you know June 21st is the International Yoga Day?

As you might know already, yoga is an ancient practice originated from India. This practice is 5000-year -old which heals your mind, body and soul and we can say that yoga reforms your thoughts to peruse a great lifestyle.

June 21st was declared as the International Day of Yoga on December 11 in 2104, by United Nations General Assembly after the call for the adoption of June 21st as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. 175 nations took part in this resolution.

During his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 Modi said,

“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day”

 Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly

By suggesting June 21 (which is summer Solstice) as international yoga day India Prime Minister said that- “The date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world”. 


Bringing together all these interesting events taking place in June; I have decide to host the monthly Chandra Namaskar practice on Friday June 21st, 2019, where we will gather to celebrate the full moon, the summer solstice and the yoga day.
Wow so many good things!

The event will take place At 6:15pm, with a Yoga Class where all the donations will be to fundraise  Cayman’s Act of Random Kindness

If you are around this side of the world you are absolutely welcome to participate.

Here is a flyer with a link of the event below

We will practice Chandra Namaskar also know as Moon Salutations.

I will guide you in a slow flow practice that invite us to cultivate the moon’s soothing lunar energy.


What to bring?:

  • Your  Yoga Mat 
  •  Your water bottle.
  • Pen and paper to perform a release ritual.
  • Mosquito Spray for the sunset
  • Blanket if you prefer to cover during the meditation

Place: Dart family Park.
Link to the map direction

If you can please share this event, we will definitely appreciate it and you will be helping us to reach more people.

Love & Gratitude

Renée