Bringing harmony and awareness into our lives through yoga asana, ayurveda, pranayama, right nutrition and lifestyle.
February 17-26, 2013
with Lana Lavanina
About the Private Retreat
How to bring harmony, awareness and joy into our lives through yoga practice, right nutrition and lifestyle!
During this retreat we will explore how yoga asana, pranayama (breath work), ayurveda (holistic medicine), nutrition, meditation are connected to each other. We will learn how to apply these methods to our daily lives to bring more happiness and joy to a stress free lifestyle. By using these methods we take responsibility of our health and wellbeing and begin creating an integrated holistic approach to keep our body and mind in balance.
During the retreat we will go deeper into our practice with the help of pranayama (breath work). Ayurveda, yoga asana, pranayama and nutrition can bring balance to our lives. Yoga asana helps us bring balance to our body and mind, but we should find a right way to practice yoga. Through the breath we calm the nerves and the mind and we may find a deeper connection with our being. When breath flows freely through our practice we may find space to stay connected, aware and centered. Yoga is not only about physical asana - it is about finding peace within and accepting ourselves as we are. Through correct method we make our body strong, steady and at peace. And the mind follows the body.
Afternoon sessions will contain restorative yoga classes and talks on nutrition, lifestyle and yoga philosophy. We will discuss the importance of right nutrition to maintaining a steady body and mind, and how to stay happy, calm and centered.
About the Teacher
(yoga teacher, ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle therapist)
After graduating from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland in 2001 life took me to Seoul, South Korea. This is where my path of yoga began. Already after the first class I realized what an impact yoga would have on me.
I have always felt drawn towards a spiritual path. In 2003 I completed a formal training in Raja Yoga, (Raja Yoga means royal yoga which focuses on meditation as the means of transformation). However I wanted to take these studies further and I was encouraged by my friends and students to pursue it. So in 2004 I discovered Yoga Thailand. Through their Centered Yoga Training Program I was trained in all aspects of ashtanga yoga. The founder and my teacher Paul Dallaghan inspired me through his extensive knowledge to continue to cultivate physical, mental and spiritual health. I was truly honored when Paul invited me to assist with him at Yoga Thailand. Being under his guidance for a few years has been an invaluable experience. I also studied ashtanga yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath at the source of ashtanga yoga in Mysore, India.
During my time with Paul I was also introduced to Sri O.P. Tiwari one of the last remaining masters of pranayama and philosophy. His deep knowledge has taught me humility and devotion. I have studied pranayama many times with Tiwariji at the Kaivalyadham Institute in Lonavla, India.
Whilst in Mysore I began my studies into ayurveda. Ayurveda is the science of life that helps the body and mind return to its natural state of balance through diet, lifestyle and herbs. Ayurveda as well as yoga asana is a way of life that brings us closer to mother nature and to be in harmony with her. These practices have given me an even greater understanding of the holistic approach that the yogic practices can have on our bodies and minds. My main teacher is doctor Atreya Smith and I received the status of Ayurvedic Practitioner under his tutelage in 2011. I also studied with the well known ayurvedic doctor Sunil V. Joshi M.D. (Ayu) at the Vinayak Panchakarma Chikitsalaya in Nagpur, India. Upon completing the Ayurvedic Practitioners Program 2010-2012 (550hrs in basic training and 200hrs in clinical studies training) I was awarded the certificate for Ayurvedic Nutrition and Life-Style Therapist in 2012. I also study a Western clinical nutrition in Helsinki, Finland at Salus institute.
Lana Lavanina in Finland:
At the present moment I am living and working in Helsinki, Finland both teaching yoga and ayurveda as well as giving ayurvedic consultations. I regularly give retreats in e.g. Finland and Italy. Yoga has certainly transformed my life and I continue to grow spiritually through both studying and teaching. I feel that by transforming my inner world through my own practices I can be of greater service to others. I am truly blessed to pass on this wonderful tradition of Yoga, Pranayama and Ayurveda.
The Daily Schedule
|7 am||Herbal Tea|
|8:30-10 am||Asana practice|
|10 am-1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3-3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4-6 pm||Q&A, restorative class, Philosophy and Chanting|
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary Herbal Steam room available|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|7:45 pm||Optional Evening program|
Retreat Rates for 9 days
|Share two bedroom loft||€ 990 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1190 per person|
additional cost on the total program package:
- € 50 per day
- € 320 for one week
- € 620 for two weeks
- € 900 for three weeks
- € 1100 for four weeks
We only have two deluxe one bedroom suites located in our most private building closest to the sea. They have a private bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, generous bathroom and an extra large balcony. Both suites offer a modern open living room with sofa bed, LCD TV, working desk and DVD/ iPod Stereo. They are perfect for a family or couple. The additional rate is a flat rate based on the room and is added on to the total rate package whether a single individual, couple or family.
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide with you with a private community and greater security. A selection of our rooms enjoy this spectacular sea view, while others enjoy the tropical gardens scene.
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga program
- Fully equipped accommodation with AC
- Full brunch and dinner buffets
- Mineral drinking water
- Herbal steam room
- Salt water swimming pool
- Wi Fi internet
- Service charge
- VAT government tax
Reserve your place on this program
If you wish to extend your stay to include a detox or wellness program, please use the Wellness Booking Form.
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.