Above and Beyond
Yoga, Health and Healing
June 5 – 11th, 2016
Casa Om in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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About the Retreat
This summer, join Shoshana Treichel and Josh Blatter for an opportunity to create health, happiness and healing through the practice of yoga and meditation as expounded by the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya. We could not be more excited to bring together our combined decades of experience with you in this one week escape into the serenity of the Casa Om. We have crafted and polished a program of daily yoga, meditation, conversation and chant to both inspire and invigorate. Whether you are a long time practitioner, yoga teacher or absolutely brand new, this retreat is for you.
The yoga practices will be a combination of hatha, vinyasa, bikram and therapeutics. We want to give you a variety of tools to release tension present in the body and cultivate the space for healing. The meditations will be primarily breath-awareness based with plenty of explanation on technique. We want this to be something you can take back with you when the week is over. Conversations will be on the topics of body and health, the importance of breath, the nature of mind and developing a home practice. Chant will be an option for those interested and we will work with some of the very classical verses on healing from the Veda(s).
What we want more than anything is to create the space for you to feel good physically and be at peace mentally. That is what this retreat has to offer and we hope to see you there.
7:00am – 7:25am Morning Meditation
7:30am – 8:45am Morning Practice
9:00am – 10:30am Breakfast
11:30am – 12:15pm Yoga, Health and Healing Conversations
12:30pm – 3:00pm Lunch/Free Time
3:00 – 3:45pm Chant/Pranayama
5:00pm – 6:15pm Evening Practice
7:00pm – 8:30pm Dinner
Meet the Teachers
Shoshana Treichel is a very dynamic yoga teacher and co-owner of Above and Beyond Hot Yoga in Mobile, Alabama. She teaches a wide range of yoga classes with a strong foundation in classical asana practices of Southern India as well as the Hot 26 series. On the mat, her extensive education and knowledge of the body create an unexplainable connection with her class that enables them to reach their maximum awareness. Shoshana teaches daily yoga classes, develops various group exercise and yoga classes for studios throughout the US including an inspiring strengthening yoga class with weights. She also teaches anatomy and physiology for yoga teacher training courses as well as certifies personal trainers. Shoshana was a 25 year Bodybuilding and Powerlifting competitor, who is also a certified nutritionist. She currently is an NPC Judge for Physique sports, helping to empower athletes. Shoshana not only has over 500 hrs. of training, but is currently enrolled in a 3 year Yoga Therapy program at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai India. She travels to India every 8 months, through this process, bringing back the origin of Indian culture and philosophy that not only enhances her Physical instruction, but brings a sense of enlightenment and higher consciousness to her students.
Josh Blatter is a sought after meditation and yoga instructor, corrective exercise specialist, public speaker, writer and educator in San Diego, California. He is best known for his depthless wisdom and polished ability to present ancient insight cloaked in modern day flair. Josh teaches weekly yoga classes, holds workshops, leads retreats internationally, facilitates teacher trainings and is a regular publishing author on various websites. On the yoga mat, his intelligent sequencing, pacifying presence and unequivocal understanding of the human body enforces the importance of present moment awareness and the ability to breath. Josh yields a humble approach in the way in which he holds space and is constantly inspiring others to grow and learn. His classes are a very dynamic blend that exemplify his background in the practice and his studies in Southern India at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram; imbued with vinyasa-esque flow, refined alignment, conscious breathing, meditation, visualization, sound, somatic awareness and rich with a modern take on ancient philosophy.