Summer Love: Tantra Yoga Retreat and Immersion w/Pedro Franco
DIVINE TANTRA AND APOTHECARY RETREAT
Aug 17-24, 2014
This immersion will explore powerful Tantric techniques that will connect you to your most awakened self. Pedro will explore the chakras, pranayama, meditation and cleansing practices. This unique yoga immersion will not be an intensive 7 hours a day of asana kind of yoga retreat, although there will be free time for anyone needing to wiggle around/hike/asana.
Set at the beautiful Avalon Springs, your incredible immersion will be held by an extremely motherly space, the most healing soaking and drinking waters, amazing/nourishing food, beautiful surroundings and a fantastic staff. Through the combination of Pedro's incredible teachings, Avalon's beautiful space and our sweet community, this one of a kind immersion will surely be an unforgettable experience.
WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?
This yoga immersion is for anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice, beyond asana, with an emphasis of deep integration of asana, energy work, pranayama, ritual, self care and meditation into their daily life. This immersion is for both inexperienced and experienced yoga practitioners as it will be physically accessible to all levels. This experience will also be a perfect fit for any yoga teacher looking to deepen their understanding of yoga and gain valuable CEU's for their certificates.
WHAT IS TANTRA YOGA?
"The science and practice of Tantra has been likened to honey (madhu), in that it reveals the sweetness that is life IN this world, as well as within spiritual unfolding."-Katie Silcox.
Tantra awakens our ability to see and experience awe in each moment, inviting more and more divine in the mundane. It links all of the practices (including asana, pranayama, visualization, bandha, energy work, subtle anatomy, meditation, and bhakti) into a single, methodical, personalized and deep approach that takes our practices into daily expression of our truest self.
Tantra comes from the words Tanoti (to expand, stretch, extend) and Trayoti (to liberate or free) Meaning the practice of expanding one's awareness to everything and liberating one's existence beyond the material and into the spiritual. In essence, Tantra is the exploring of the Divine through self discovery and liberation of the individual.
Pedro Franco is a Yogi, Physical Education Professional Physiotherapist, with specialization in PNF/NeuroPhysiology Yoga therapist, and Personal Consultant. Pedro has practiced Martial Arts for 22 years. His Yoga journey started in 1992 and since then he has practiced, studied and is certified by Teachers and Masters from various lineages and traditions around the world. Pedro also carries certifications in Pilates, technical skills for rehabilitation, wellness, and fitness. He has developed a practice that blends effective tools with a broad holistic perspective, and has a teaching style that adapts to all levels for the maximum development of students' inherent abilities.
ABOUT AVALON SPRINGS
Avalon has what we think is the perfect mix between rustic living, cozy comfort and spa goodness. The rooms are old and are still being refurbished so aren't super fancy, but are comfortable and cozy. Most of the rooms have a sink for washing but use a shared bathroom by the pools or in the lodge like the original hot springs was set up. The food and the waters are top notch and are as healing and tasteful than any resort I've been to, if not more so. The all around vibe is familial and you'll feel like you're diving into yourself while being supported by the land, the waters, the food, the atmosphere and most of all the people. If you're looking for a sterile 5 star $400/night hotel, this isn't for you!
THE SOAKING WATER
Relax and unwind in the Magnesium-rich Medicine Spring Water. Experience the skin-softening effects of the Boron-rich Mother Spring. Melt away tensions while feeling the strengthening effects of the Iron-rich Dragon Spring. And stay hydrated with your choice of seven different mineral drinking springs, flowing fresh and clean straight from the earth.
The healing waters are the heart of the Avalon Springs experience. The mineral hot springs of Avalon have been honored for centuries for promoting harmony and wellness.
THE DRINKING WATER
In addition to the soaking springs, Avalon boasts a variety of special mineral drinking waters which can be enjoyed straight from their place of emergence in the rock. One drinking spring is high in Lithium a mood elevator commonly used to treat Bipolar Disorder. Other springs include a bubbly iron soda drinking spring, a Magnesium-rich "laxative" spring historically named "Dynamite Spring" and Bohemia Spring, which was considered a hang-over tonic to cure the effects of over-indulgence!
ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATIONS
Avalon is set up much like the old Weber Hot Springs from the 40s upon which Avalon sits, with a main lodge, a mini bath house and cottages set back on the hill. We offer shared double rooms or single rooms. The bathrooms are located in the bathhouse and the main lodge although some room shave a sink for washing in them.
The kitchen at Avalon Springs will draw ingredients straight from the garden, offering an ample buffet-style meal plan with large meals twice daily (lunch and dinner) and a juice and snack bar available for breakfast and between-meals needs.
Entrees for meals at Avalon will include some organic local meats, fish, and poultry as well as ample fresh vegetarian fare sourced from local farms and Avalon's own gardens. Raw food delights will also be showcased on occasion to feature the potency and taste of the freshest produce available.
With every meal introducing healing foods preparation including raw food delicacies, superfood juices, and healing teas, dining at Avalon will be a healing experience. Unlike many healing resorts, Avalon Springs will have no dogmatic restrictions on diet, allowing the guests the freedom to explore options and choose their own ways to nourish themselves naturally, with everything from raw chocolates to hearty meats and local wines.
Avalon Hot Springs (View)
13333 Big Canyon Rd
Middletown, CA 95461
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|