Breath of Perspective
Fall 2021 Yoga in Nature Retreat with Michelle Chua
Central Coast of California
Central Coast of California
Michelle Chua has been facilitating yoga classes full-time since 2010, when she founded Root 2 Rise Yoga. Through hosting yoga retreats in California and abroad in Bali and Costa Rica, she loves to share her main passions: healthy active lifestyle, attuning with nature, yoga with meditation, personal growth, community connection among diverse beings, eating healthy delicious meals and empowering joy and creativity through play and movement arts.
MONDAY, NOV. 1 (Day of the Dead)
4:00pm Arrival: Check-In to your accommodation
4:30pm Join us on the canopy-covered deck for tea
4:45-5:30 Opening Circle and Ritual (Honoring the land, our ancestors and what we hold sacred from our diverse roots)
5:40-6:45 Yin + Restorative Yoga with Breathwork, Soundbath, Gratitude Meditation (to ground from travel and set personal intentions for our retreat) and Journaling
7:15-8:30 Dinner in nature
TUESDAY, NOV. 2
8:00-9:00am Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Breathwork and Meditation on Self-Compassion and Befriending Difficult Emotions
9:30-10:45 Breakfast by the cabins
10:45-1:30pm Free Time: Optional group hike, visit to organic farm, walk to the beach, ride bikes, swimming at the pool, wander the campground, visit the on-site market, lounge at your accommodation or just go with the flow!
1:30-2:45 Lunch in Nature
2:45-4:00 Free Time to play however you choose, together or solo!
4:00-5:45 Integrative Yoga: Yin + Restorative Yoga, Breathwork, Metta (Loving Kindness) Meditation, Journaling and Conversation on Power of Perspective (Explore thought-monitoring mindfulness techniques and yogic teachings to help alchemize struggle into compassion, insight and strength.)
6:00-7:15 Dinner in nature
8:00-9:00 Campfire Purification and Celebration Ritual, Shed and Renew Like Autumn, with Soundbath Under the Stars
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3
7:00-8:30am Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Breathwork, Meditation, Journaling and Closing Circle
10:45-11:00 Check-out from Accommodations
REviews of Root 2 Rise Yoga with Michelle chua:
Michelle truly lives out what she teaches. She is so much more than a yoga teacher - I learned this when I went on her exquisitely curated trip that she organized to Costa Rica this past June 2018...Hopefully like me, you'll be delighted by her effervescent love of movement, nature, and all people!
Michelle clearly stands out with her beautiful and bright energy. I love how her practice and teaching encompass body, mind and spirit. She not only teaches yoga but lives and exudes it.
Michelle not only teaches 'yoga', she embodies it fully with her heart and soul...
Michelle is by far one of the best instructors I've ever had, period. Patient, clear in her explanations and demos, and so encouraging...
My first yoga class was with Michelle years ago. You can have the best (yoga pose) sequence and not teach from your heart. With Michelle, I also feel her passion when I'm in her class. I can see she loves what she does, and she inspired me to want to teach yoga, too.
I'm so grateful to have met Michelle! Her kind energy opened up my interest in pursuing yoga and meditation. She is such an incredibly light and soul. She starts with grounding ourselves through mindfulness and breathing exercise. She brings the most authentic energy to the class by sharing the history and understanding behind poses, names, and techniques. I truly appreciate her work and impact on my well-being!
I’ve had dozens of instructors over the years, but Michelle is far and away the best yoga mentor I’ve ever practiced with. She epitomizes grace during these difficult times. Michelle has saved my sanity and my back while working from home, keeping me grounded with her sharing of yogic teachings and meditation techniques. Her repertoire of physical asanas is encyclopedic, and I’ve loved learning new poses and stretching my boundaries. Jump in, all. You’ve got this!