3 Days AQUANIMOUS SUPYOGA Retreat

with Lalah De Dios in Bohol Island February 23-25,2018

Unwind and enrich your spirit with daily sunrise SUP Yoga & sunset MAT Yoga classes, SUP lessons, firefly SUP Tour, and countryside tour of the Chocolate Hills and tarsiers. Nourish and balance your mind and body with healthy and nutritious meals & drinks. Relax and heal with guided meditations and pranayama. Cultivate new friendships and commune with like-minded souls in a safe, relaxed and rejuvenating environment.

 

Itinerary:

DAY 1: February 23; Friday

2pm – Arrive & settle-in to your accommodation

3pm – Welcome Circle & Opening Ceremony

4pm – SUP Yoga Explore (Introduction to SUP Yoga)

6pm – Dinner

7pm – Firefly SUP Tour

DAY 2: February 24; Saturday

6am – Breakfast

7am – Sunrise Paddle to the Waterfalls & SUP Yoga Connect (Hatha Yoga)

11:30am – Lunch

12:30pm – Countryside Tour of Bohol seeing the Chocolate Hills and Tarsiers

4pm – Sunset MAT Yoga (Yin-Insight)

6pm – Dinner

7:30pm – Yoga Nidra (Healing Your Body)

DAY 3: February 25; Sunday

6am – Breakfast

8am – Sunrise SUP Yoga Flow (Vinyasa)

10am – Walking Meditation & Journaling (Outdoor Walk, Inner Talk) – contemplations

12pm – Relax

12:30pm – Lunch

2:30pm – Closing Circle

3pm – Departure

*Daily Program may vary slightly.

Price Per Person:

Price per Person Single Shared
Dorm Bed Php 23,700 N.A.
Standard Cottage Php 26,200 Php 24,000
Superior Cottage Php 27,000 Php 24,400
Suite Cottage Php 27,800 Php 24,800

6 Beds in the Dormitory. Shared outdoor t&b, fan-cooled.

1 Standard Cottage (2 pax if sharing). Shared outdoor t&b, fan cooled.

2 Superior Cottage (2 pax per room if sharing). Private t&b, fan-cooled.

3 Suite Cottage (2-3 pax per room if sharing). Has 1 queen bed and 1 single bed, private t&b, fan-cooled with a view.

Inclusions:

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Fox & The Firefly Cottages
  • Full Board Meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 2 dinner)
  • 3 SUP Yoga Classes
  • 1 Mat Yoga Class
  • 1 Firefly SUP Tour
  • 1 Countryside Tour of Bohol to see the Chocolate Hills & Tarsiers
  • Yoga Mat and SUP Yoga equipment
  • Yoga Teacher, SUP Instructors & Guides
  • Aquanimous Yoga Eco Beach Goody Bag (Inabel Yoga Towel, Yoga Mat Spray, Journal, Wellbeing guide that includes some ayurvedic dish recipes, nutritional notes, wellbeing tips, eco-living tips and practices, loving-kindness meditation, yoga routine, etc.)
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers

About The Teacher:

LALAH DE DIOS, founder of Aquanimous Yoga and a graduate of Bachelor of Sports Science in University of the Philippines.   Her yoga journey started in 2008 when she attended Ashtanga class led by her friend.   It hooked her immediately, like a fish, that she went on to deepen her practice and immersed herself in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition and Vipassana Meditation.   It was in May 2010 when she completed a 200-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Clayton Hortol and Mo-Ching Yip.   In March 2015, she completed a 20-hour SUP Yoga Teacher Training with Santosha Yoga Australia and is granted the license and title of Certified SUP Yoga Teacher.   She is also a NSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), PRC Lay Rescuer and Barre 3 teacher.

Activities:

1) Sunrise SUP Yoga

a) SUP Yoga EXPLORE (SUP Yoga basics) – Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding and SUP Yoga that tackles water safety, SUP equipment and handling, how to properly get on and off the board, transitioning to your feet, finding balance and center of gravity, and introduction to Tristana. A gentle SUP Yoga flow follows.

b) SUP Yoga CONNECT (Hatha Yoga) – In this practice, we direct our awareness to the physical structure of the asanas and how they affect our body. Aside from focusing on proper form, alignment, muscle activation and modifications, developing body awareness helps us work within our truth levels to avoid injuries.

c) SUP Yoga FLOW (Vinyasa Yoga) – A dynamic practice where the focus is on aligning our breath and spiritual intention with movement. We look at asanas as Pranic energy and direct the breath to observe how it affects our energetic body as we flow into different asanas.

2) Sunset MAT Yoga

a) Yin-Insight Yoga – A combined discipline of Yoga, Buddhism and Taoism, this class is designed to identify, open and strengthen the various physical and psychological components of one’s experience – fostering a kinder, clearer and altogether healthier and more mature relationship to one’s self and others.

This class inspires this psychospiritual transformation through passive (Yin) and active (Yang) yoga postures combined with breathing practices, visualization, mindfulness meditation, self-inquiry and dialogue, and extended periods of silence.

b) Yoga Nidra (Healing Your Body) – This guided meditation is about making friends with yourself, with your body and also with your mind. You will become aware of how your mind, its thoughts and feelings, express themselves through your body. Pain, diseases, addictions (eating too much, alcohol, sugar, etc..) will be dealt with and can be healed. It is a chance to mobilize your self-healing energies and to relax deeply within yourself.

3) Firefly SUP Tour

As the night unfolds, a magical place comes alive. Hundreds of fireflies light up their home tree which is called the Mother Tree. The only way to see the Mother Tree is by paddleboarding your way in the river. Our Firefly SUP Tour takes you on this special adventure in the night. This tour usually takes about 2 hours of leisure paddling in the calm waters of Loboc River.

4) Countryside Tour of Bohol

When in Bohol, one must definitely see the spectacular and enigmatic Chocolate Hills. The viewing point is about an hour from Loboc and along the way, we will visit the Hanging Bridge, Man-made Forest and Tarsier Sanctuary where the smallest primate in the world can be seen in their natural habitat.

5) Walking Meditation

In walking meditation we use the experience of walking as our focus. We become mindful of our experience and the environment while walking, and try to keep our awareness involved with the experience of walking. This is also a very good practice that can be fitted in to the gaps in our lives quite easily. Even walking from the car into the supermarket can be an opportunity for a minute’s walking meditation.

6) Journaling

Keeping a journal is a great way to build better habits, as it forces us to be aware of our actions and behaviors. If you’re looking to watch what you eat, keeping a food diary is a great way to stay paying closer attention—one that’s been proven to help people eat more healthfully. Similarly, just writing down positive things that happened to you or tracking your mood can help you identify good patterns in your life that are repeatable that you should make time for—not to mention things that make you feel bad or throw you off your game that should be eliminated.