Upcoming Retreats

5 Days of Yoga Balance and reconnect with oneself & herbolistic workshop with Daniela Manzur

November 1st – 5th, 2019

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Self-care is vital to a healthy relationship with oneself and to others. How do we find the perfect balance? Too much of it and you may find yourself overindulging, but too little of it and you may just flat out burn out. There is a balance and discipline that comes with self-care. Mindfulness is a critical component to a balanced life. This retreat offers daily sunrise and sunset guided yoga with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean waters. Through these practices and the rest of our soulful, fun filled itinerary, we will help you identify and untangle habits that no longer serve you while setting up new ones that do. Consider joining our following retreat that correlates with these principals and can help evolve with a perfect 10-day retreat.

About Dani Manzur:

I have been very fortunate to have received teachings from various masters that have traced my lifestyle forever. I have been teaching yoga for the past 14 years and have received numerous certifications: 500hrs Vinyasa, 200hrs GAVY Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow, 200hr Ashram and 30hrs Chakra Yoga teachers training. I have no doubt that throughout the years this list will keep growing and growing because yoga is universal, and all styles and teachings always have something beautiful to share. During our week together at Copal Retreat, we will work on classic sequences tailored to the groups needs with modifications. This work will challenge you: focusing on your roots, creating conscience in the ‘here and now’ by letting go of the mind and connecting with your internal knowledge. This will lead you to physical body connection and a new perspective as a spectator of your own story.

5 Days of Yoga and Dance to Reconnect with Deep Peace & herbolistic workshop with Daniela Manzur

November 5th – 9th, 2019

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The ocean waves are calling you to step into a soulful blend of music and movement. A journey of wellness and exploration in the Mayan Riviera. Daily ocean sunrise Yin and Vinyasa flow to uplift the soul. Sunset flow focusing on the movement to some upbeat music, overlooking the Caribbean waters. You will flow with your breath through the music, and connect with your body, mind and soul. A herbolistic workshop is also included. Consider attending the previous retreat for a glorious 10-day journey.

About Dani Manzur:

I have been very fortunate to have received teachings from various masters that have traced my lifestyle forever. I have been teaching yoga for the past 14 years and have received numerous certifications: 500hrs Vinyasa, 200hrs GAVY Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow, 200hr Ashram and 30hrs Chakra Yoga teachers training. I have no doubt that throughout the years this list will keep growing and growing because yoga is universal, and all styles and teachings always have something beautiful to share. During our week together at Copal Retreat, we will work on classic sequences tailored to the groups needs with modifications. This work will challenge you: focusing on your roots, creating conscience in the ‘here and now’ by letting go of the mind and connecting with your internal knowledge. This will lead you to physical body connection and a new perspective as a spectator of your own story.

Escape Expectations and Find Joy in What Is – Tracy Allen

November 10th – 15th, 2019

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Expectations. We all have them, expectations of ourselves, others, the world around us, and how we expect things to be. Come spend a week releasing all of these expectations and responsibilities and find joy in what is. Use the strength, mobility, and flexibility of the body in your firey morning flow to find that same strength, mobility and flexibility off the mat. Use the grounding energy of your cooling evening yin/restorative practice to stay grounded in life when it doesn’t go as planned.

Tracy Allen’s down-to-earth style of teaching is infused with humor and a light-hearted approach for all levels, ages, and abilities.

Tracy is a Philadelphia vinyasa/hatha and yin yoga teacher who believes in facilitating a well-rounded, functional practice grounded in mobility, flexibility, and strength in order to translate those qualities off the mat. And a little fun never hurts!

You’ll feel totally at home. Janet and her staff make all guests feel like you are spending time with great friends at their beautiful, expansive abode. Come alone and make great new friends or bring your whole gang!

All classes are held on the rooftop overlooking the blue ocean waters. Enjoy delicious, authentic meals; complimentary beach massage; newly renovated accommodations; daily included activities and excursions; beach and pool; or opt out when you need to just be.

8 Days of Transformation Through Ashtanga Movement and the Five Elements with Marilin Mondeglia

November 17th – 25th, 2019

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Marilin is an Ashtanga yoga instructor from Argentina she is a life coach that concentrates in body and spiritual matters. She fused her love for movement and nature rediscovering our connection of movement and inviting the 5 elements of nature (fire, air, water, earth and space) into her practice. That connection of consciousness in the body, and through movement, she finds a bridge to transformation inspired by the archetypes of the 5 elements. Join us in this amazing practice and enjoy this incredible soul soothing retreat.

Bio:

Marilin Studied and received her 500 hour Ashtanga certification and Mysore with Sarasawasti in Bairesbaires India. Marilin is also a Ontologic coach, she embodies the powerful distinction of the “Ontology of Language” also spoken of as the “Ontology of the Human Observer” who is able to support people achieving their goals and creating a new way of being.

New Year’s Manifestation a Yoga and Pilates Retreat with Yuuki Luna

December 30th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020

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Dec 30 – 5th – New Year’s Manifestation : A Yoga and Pilates Retreat

Yuuki first began practicing Pilates in 2015 and immediately fell in love with the health and wellness world. After performing for several years with the Disneyland Resort and the Disney Cruise Line, and experiencing several injuries in her dance and stage combat career, Yuuki found Classical Pilates to be the most corrective form of exercise that has continued to help her in her healing. Yuuki is working under the mentorship of her teachers Pamela Debiase and Daniela Escobar at Westwood Pilates, where she currently teaches and works with clients of all movement backgrounds and levels.

Yuuki also has an extensive background in yoga, having studied with Saraswathi Jois in India and completing certifications under Liz Arch and Tamal Dodge. She now combines her love for both yoga and Pilates to gain a better understanding of the body and how clients can recover from and prevent future injuries.

Yuuki currently resides in Los Angeles, where she continues to study and share her passion for movement and its ability to heal both body and mind. She loves to write in her spare time and has been featured with Mindbodygreen, Yoga Journal, and Funky Feminist. Her highest hope is to continue to inspire others just as much as her teachers, family, and friends have inspired her.

Soulful Movement retreat with Ricardo Castro

January 14th – 20th, 2020

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Journey into the path of self discovery through yoga based flows of mindful and playful movement that will align your energetic self and your physical body to tune into self love and confidence focused meditation. Reconnect to your very nature and detox from emotional pollution as you allow yourself to be amazed by the beauty of simple things by letting your inner child play.

The quest to balance body and spirit is walked from both ends to be met in the middle: as you meditate into the deeper layers of the mind, the physical body will generate more awareness into healthier, natural and more effective patterns of movement; as the body is properly worked, it makes it easier to calm the mind and effectively connect into the higher aspects of the practice.

Soul Food and Self Care Yoga Retreat a Yoga Retreat with Annabel Kershaw and Rachel Scott.

February 3rd – 9th, 2020
Only 6 spots left

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Soul Food and Self Care Yoga Retreat
Feb 3rd-9th 2020

with Rachel Scott and Annabel Kershaw

Return Engagement!
Rachel and Annabel are back with another spectacular offering of yoga, self care, delectable cuisine, warm sun and gentle ocean. Join them for an unforgettable week to be restored by the wonderland that is Paamul and dive into practice under the guidance of two experienced instructors.

For more information and booking please visit:
www.annabelsyoga.com/retreats

About your instructors:

Rachel Scott – E-RYT 500, YACEP, MFA, MSci
Rachel is an acclaimed teacher, author, and educator who has led and developed teacher trainings internationally. Her credentials include Director of Teachers’ College for YYoga Vancouver, presenter at Wanderlust, Toronto Yoga Conference, and contributor to periodicals such as the Huffington Post and Yoga International. A creative and innovative teacher, she brings a deep love of alignment and devilish sense of play to her classes. Author: Wit and Wisdom From the Yoga Mat, and Head Over Heels: A Yogi’s Guide To Dating. www.rachelyoga.com.

Annabel Kershaw – E-RYT 500
Annabel came to Yoga with high anxiety and an inability to deal with the stresses and curve balls that came with an unpredictable acting career and the challenges of raising a family at the same time. What began as basic self care became a life of imparting to others the passion and equilibrium that Yoga can bring. Annabel is constantly discovering new and creative ways to enliven and enrich her student’s class experience. Humour, story telling and joy infuse her teaching.

Last year’s retreat sold out so book early!

Replenishment and Renewal 2020 – Yoga in the Caribbean with Kerr

February 18th – 24th, 2020

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Start the decade off right! This will be my 5th time hosting a getaway with Copal Retreats, and I couldn’t be more excited! Typically I teach in a yoga studios in Vancouver, which is great, however, after attending class, people often rush back into their busy, stress-filled lives, and a certain essence of the practice is lost. One of the main reasons I enjoy hosting retreats so much, is that you get the chance to step outside of your normal life, and spend a week purely focusing on yourself!! How often do you get the chance to do that?? With 2 daily yoga practices, delicious and healthy food, the MOST beautiful natural environment, and endless possible activities (or none at all), this experience is the perfect chance to do something unforgettable, and deeply holistic for your own wellbeing.

Bio
Before teaching yoga, I played soccer all over the world. As a result, I instruct from an athletic foundation, and I like to challenge people to become stronger/ more flexible. I also very-much appreciate yoga as a spiritual practice. It has transformed my body and opened my heart immeasurably, and it makes me so happy to share it with others. Therefore, in addition to the physical poses, I weave mindfulness and meditation into the movement. I will teach a variety of hatha, vinyasa, power flow, yin, meditation, and restorative classes, while incorporating adjustments/ massage for those who are interested. I am well-experienced in helping students of all levels to grow in their practice and explore new, perhaps more subtle landscapes.

Reconnecting to Wholeness a Yoga Retreat with Yinet Gonzales

February 24th – March 1st, 2020

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Reconnecting to Wholeness

The higher state of being is where we are at ease and peace within ourselves, and sometimes we need to scape our daily enviroment in order to connect to that space inside that is always whole; never broken, never lacking. Join Yinet for a week of reconnecting with your true self, an opportunity to drop the masks and labels we give ourselves to conform to society; literary a break from life. Every morning we’ll wake up Saluting the Sun, with an all-levels Master Yoga Class that includes Kiyas, Pranayama and Mantras to cleanse, balance and energize your body, followed by a few minutes of Svadhyaya (self-study) where we’ll reflect and journal on specific questions designed to help you dive deep into your soul’s journey and from there create a map to your ideal future. During the days there’ll be a variety of optional activities mixed with lots of sweet down time. In the evenings we’ll have a second Yoga class focused on healing and psychosomatic balance. These will vary from more gentle asana practices based on mindfulness to pure Yin Yoga, ending with a Yoga Nidra session designed for the Anandamaya Kosha (Bliss Sheath) to tap into that ever-present inner joy inherent to the human being.

You can also expect some Salsa dancing with Yinet! With her fun Salsa lessons you’ll be able to embody the music and let the steps follow.

About Yinet

Born and raised in Cuba, Yinet first got introduced to Metaphysics, meditation and subtle body energy in her early 20’s through her Reiki teacher and started practicing healing arts on friends and family. Moving to British Columbia in 2010, Osoyoos became her home. Meditation was her main practice, and life eventually brought her into Vipassana Meditation, a Buddhism-based practice that totally changed her life and gave her a purpose. Having attended 4 Vipassana courses, with almost a decade of practice and varied meditation training, she’s learnt simple yet effective techniques to guide people into their bodies for an interoceptive experience. Yinet is a 500RYT with the Yoga Alliance, graduated from the South Okanagan Yoga Academy. With training in a variety of styles ( including Kid’s Yoga, Restorative and Yin Yoga, Mindfulness meditation, Yoga Nidra, SUP Yoga and Nada Yoga) and studies in more therapeutic uses of yoga (such as yoga for Chronic pain, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga) Yinet loves delivering classes that are not only unconventional, fun and safe for the body; but that also ignite self-awareness and self-growth. She is passionate about functional movement and psychosomatic energies. Her life purpose and her mission is to help people connect with that teacher within them; by making yoga and meditation accessible to anyone, through techniques that are easy to take and apply beyond the mat.

She is currently the owner of Mindful Studio+ in beautiful Osoyoos in British Columbia, Canada.

7 Day Re-Union with Oneself with Daniela Manzur

March 8th – 14th 2020

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I have been very fortunate to receive teachings from various masters that have traced my lifestyle forever.

During our week together at Copal Retreat, We will work on the classic sequences with some modifications. This work will challenge you: focusing on your roots, creating conscience in the ‘here and now’ by letting go of the mind and connecting with your internal knowledge. This will will lead you to a continuous physical body connection and a new perspective as spectator of your own story.

9 Days Dance- Rhythmic Flow and Yoga Retreat during the EQUINOX with Eliana Dell’Anna

March 18th – 26th, 2020

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9 Days of Dance Rhythmic-Flow and Mindfulness – Eliana Dell’Anna

March 18th – 26th 2020

BIO:
Eliana Dell’Anna was born and raised in Italy.

She started her career as a dancer – studied and graduated in New York at The AlvinAiley American dance school. After an injury she experienced while dancing in New York she got to know yoga and actually deeply fall in love! She did her YTT training and kept her growing relationship with yoga. She then moved to Tenerife and started teaching yoga realizing how good it made her feel to share the love through yoga! Thanks to all her experiences, and workshop with many other masters, and through her compliments and feedback from her students, Eliana has created her style, which she called MDF Mindful Dance Flow. She enjoys mixing and matching her knowledge based on her feelings and the energies she receives from the students. She studied Hatha and Vinyasa but her knowledge of Pilates, classical and modern dance often fall into some sequences in her teachings. Her mission with “Ready to Yoga,” and her online yoga community is to share her love for yoga, bringing it to as many people as possible and make this beautiful practice more accessible to everyone. Through yoga we are kinder, more balanced and united!

Eliana is currently teaching at YogaUnion in Torino and other places around Italy and with her “Ready to Yoga Academy” online.

DESCRIPTION:

“The mind is everything. What you think you become “- Buddha

How many times do we tell our self we can’t? Take this opportunity to find your true self, get out of your work routine and out of your comfort zone. Join Eliana in this unique journey that will prove the power of our mind, learning the keys to flexibility, balance and freedom of spirit. Work on your body and life goals on the mat and then bring that strength into your daily living. We will be starting the day with a creative Mindful dance flow, living adventure or relaxation during your leisure time. Enjoying healthy and gourmet food and greeting the sun with some Let Go Dance sunset party or restorative practice. Calm your Mind, rejuvenate your body and free your soul through this amazing experience. Nine days of pure joy within the mindfulness of yoga and making Dance the voice of your soul. This retreat aims to bring gratitude, awareness and compassion into everyday life. Gaining awareness means being able to better understand the nature of the problems. that occur to us and to want to restore balance where it is lacking. All this will involve making changes. It is not easy to change. However, it is precisely in this infinite journey, of which we often do not know the destination, which lies the secret of our evolution .. and the teachings of yoga are an extraordinary companion with whom to undertake this journey.

A Journey into Yoga and Energy Awakening with Mathieu Richer

April 19th – 25th, 2020

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The Retreat
All of us have the potential to overflow with life energy. This vibrant energy is innate to all human beings. Masters from the yogci tradition have given us so much knowledge and techniques to remove blockages and tap into the source of energy. During this retreat, we will explore our inner space and allow this energy to flow from within. Once awakened, all we need is to enjoy it like a breeze.Copal is the perfect setting to go through this journey together. Come enjoy a week of yoga, healthy food, sun, ocean and inner peace!

Mathieu Richer Bio
Mathieu or Mitra by spiritual name has a passion of sharing the experience of yoga. Geologist by profession, his inner awakening began in 2008 when he first traveled to India to the monastery of Master Sri Nithyananda Paramasivam. He was initiated into the authentic experience of yoga and certified as a Nithyananda Yoga Acharya (instructor) in 2009. For 9 years, he lived under the guidance of his Master, teaching yoga, meditation and deepening his own experience through daily practice. While working as a geologist, Mitra continues to share his passion so that others can too transform through the powerful ancient science of Yoga.

Italy Retreat

Join Cathy Trenary + Copal Retreat

July 20th – 27th, 2020
Only 7 spots left

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THIS is your invitation:
An epic adventure to Puglia, Italy. Surrender in savasana under the olive trees. Sip wine from the vineyard next door. Lose yourself in old world charm. Culinary lessons from a spicy Italian. Fresh pastries. Gelato. The sea breeze on your skin. New friendships.
Copal Retreat is calling you.

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

Daily yoga class amongst the olive trees with Cathy

7 nights, 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

Hands-on Italian Cooking Class at a farm in Ostuni, tasting Apulian products, oil, orecchiette, mozzarella and oil soaps (additional cost of 70.00)

Beach yoga practice at Monopoli Beach

Visit old town Locorotondo and Cisternine ($70)
Attendees must arrange their own travel to Bari, Italy.
Space is limited to 12 people.

COST
Triple occupancy $1600 USD (2 rooms available)
Double occupancy $1800 USD (2 rooms available)
Single occupancy $2500 (any room can be offered as single).

ITINERARY / ITINERARIO

Day 1

Welcome Drink and Aperitivo
Transfer from the Airport (if you arrive early or leave late $70-80 Euros on request).
Otherwise we have a scheduled shuttle the day the retreat starts after 2:00 PM but no later than 6:00 PM.
19h-20h First dinner at the house in Castellana Grotte
20h-21h Welcome celebration enjoy the night among olive trees, under the stars while local singer will sweeten the evening with his guitar followed by celebratory limoncello and fresh fruit collected from the area.

Day 2

Morning yoga amongst the olive trees.
Breakfast by the one and only Ernestina, who she makes from scratch the decadent croissants, by hand.
After breakfast, we will travel by van to a farm in Ostuni, where we will cook and taste typical Apulian products, oil, orecchiette, mozzarella and oil soaps. ($70 optional)
Lunch at the farm.
1:30-4:30 Nearby to the farm, we will explore the photogenic city of Ostuni and look for photo opportunities in this beautifully whitewashed, ancient Italian city. (included on the $70 price)
4:30 We will return by van to the Villa in Castellana Grotte.
Aperitivo
6:00-7:00pm Evening Yoga amongst the olive trees
7:30 Dinner
Ernestina will prepare Panzerotti, a dish that is traditional to the area and it is out of this world.

Day 3

We have an early start this morning in order to experience a beach yoga practice at Monopoli Beach.
After, we will enjoy a delicious packed breakfast, carefully prepared by Ernestina
Suggested mid-morning activity:
Boat tour in the Adriatic ocean with Aperitivo $50Euros.
12:30-1:30 Lunch at the Beach Club (not included). Except to spend estimated $30 Euros.
At 13:30 We will explore a particularly photogenic beach. We will explore neighbourhoods and other little shops along the way.
We will be returning to Monopoli at night to walk through the narrow streets ancient buildings and rock churches.
14:30h Van arrives to take us back to the Villa in Castellana Grotte
17h-18h Aperitivo
18h-17h Evening practice among the olive trees
16h-20h Van will pick us up to take us back to Monopoli to see the city at night.

Day 4

7h-8h Morning practice among the olive trees
8h15-9h15 Breakfast prepared by Ernestina

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
Activity Options:
Visit Nadir Fitness Center – Yoga Sauna Pilates and relax by the pool
Book your massage (4-5 slots available for the day)
Visit Bari’s to go shopping walk through their historic buildings and monuments. $60
12h-12h30 Lunch prepared by Ernestina
15h30- 20h Van arrives and takes guest first to Alberobello to see the famous Trulli, a Unesco Heritage Site
20h-21h Dinner in a traditional Apulian trullo enjoy the rest of the night at leisure. The streets are often filled with people, lively until 2:00am with families, very safe environment

Day 5

7h-8h Morning yoga practice among the olive trees
8h15-9h15 Breakfast prepared by Ernestina
9h15-12h30 Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
Options:
Visit Nadir Fitness Centre Yoga sauna Pilates and relax by the pool
Book your massage (4-5 slots available for the day)
12h30-13:30 Lunch prepared by Ernestina for those who decide to stay (packed lunch for those that go to Nadir)
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure
16h-17h Van will arrive to take us to Matera European Capital of Culture 2019
17h Gelato time enjoy the city at leisure
18h Dinner
19h-20h Return to Castellana Grote
20h-22h Karaoke

Day 6

7h-8h Morning practice among the olive trees
8h15-9h15 Breakfast prepared by Ernestina
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
Activity Options:
Visit Nadir Fitness Center – Yoga Sauna Pilates and relax by the pool
Book your massage (4-5 slots available for the day)
Visit Grottes, to go shopping in Monopoli walk through their historic buildings and monuments. $20
12h-12h30 Lunch prepared by Ernestina
15h30- 18h Van arrives and takes guest to Poligiamo
20h-21h Dinner at the Villa

Day 7

7:00-8:00am Morning yoga practice among the olive trees
8:15-9:15 Breakfast prepared by Ernestina
9:30-12:30pm Van will arrive to take everyone to Nadir sports and wellness centre to relaxed pilates fitness activities swim in the pool massage an sauna.
12:30-1:30pm Lunch at swimming pool (not included)
4:00-7:00 pm Van arrives to take guest visit old town Locorotondo and Cisternino
7:30-8:30pm Dinner at a traditional trattoria (not included)
8:30 Return to Castellana Grotte
Day 8

7:00-8:00am Morning yoga practice among the olive trees
8h15-9h15 Breakfast prepared by Ernestina
10h-13h Ciao Amici! Transportation to the airport.


BIO:

Cathy Trenary caught the yoga bug in her teen years and completed her first teacher training at a Baptiste affiliate studio in 2014. Prior to that, she received her 600 hour comprehensive Pilates certification so you can expect core work infused in the practice. Most recently Cathy completed her 300 hour in Ayurveda and loves to invite in the 5 elements and incorporate yoga philosophy throughout her classes. She offers various modifications and applications. You can expect a lot of cuing on breath (as she believes this is the foundation of the practice), alignment, and hands-on assists. Apart from yoga, Cathy holds an M.ED in Counseling and Development from George Mason University and has experience working as a Mental Health Counselor and as a Stress-Management Professor at George Washington University.