This yoga retreat will take place in the heart of the sunny, tri-county Florida. Take this opportunity to disconnect from the bustling everyday life, and find balance in your body, mind, and soul.
Located in East Boca Raton, Florida, the Zen Den Yoga School & Wellness Retreat Center is a place to disconnect to reconnect with oneself. It's a zen experience to begin, or deepen your practice, as well as rediscover yourself in a whole new way. Small and intimate groups enjoy accommodations in a shared or private room. The house is surrounded by lovely tropical plants, with resort style pool, hot tub always on, vegetable tower gardens, and outdoor decks and seating to unwind. Inside, there is plenty of spots for meditation, reading, or to socialize with other guests. The center also has a state of the art kitchen if guests wish to cook, free bicycles to ride to the beach a mile away, and to explore downtown and discover nearby parks, boutiques, galleries, cafes, and al fresco dining.
Zen Den Yoga School's lead instructor, Ira Ohm, believes in offering a safe and nurturing environment for everyone. Ira and his wife Valerie have built an incredible experience offering guests enlightening programs in a wellness center just one mile from the ocean. Guests are encouraged to attend as many classes as they wish to get the full experience, including the yoga teacher training 200-hour classes when school is in session. (Workshops for CEU's are an add'l fee).
Yoga philosophy and other classes during the week when YTT 200hr is in session are in between the yoga classes. You will have the opportunity to join the yoga teacher training students in classes during the weeks there are school in session. Tuesday and Thursdays there are 7 p.m. classes, Tuesday is Yoga Sutras when school is in session. Thursday is Intro to Tai Chi. Ira and Valerie lead Yoga Sutras discussions in Satsang style. Satsang occurs when small groups engage in a spiritual dialogue. In satsang, participants commit to exploring the liberation of truth. It is a formal or informal gathering intended to facilitate the sharing of wisdom and is said to be a particularly important doorway to experiencing inner freedom.
Ira started to practice yoga consciously in 2007. He says consciously because, after getting his 200-hour certification, he realized there were many parts of yoga besides the physical practice. These other paths of yoga (pranayama, meditation, and positive thought), he had already been practicing from the time he was a little boy. This inward feeling of something larger than himself was always present through his years as an entrepreneur, teacher, consultant, and individual being.
Valerie is a certified bodywork and energy therapist for two decades. She is also Dr. Sears certified health coach and previous owner of lifestyle center personal training studio in Soho, New York City. Valerie Leeds developed a wellness and food program called H. E. A. R. T. which stands for healthy eating always a real treat, designed to help you improve your eating and well-being.
Boca Raton is one of the most fun and active cities in South Florida. In a tropical setting, beautiful homes line the streets around long stretches of white beaches. With tons of waterfront on the intra-coastal and Atlantic Ocean, you will find lots of biking paths, themed restaurants, shopping areas, and a great night life. All within a 10-minute bike ride, guests will discover shopping malls, art and marine life museums, libraries, beaches, water sports, grocery stores, and lots of restaurants and bars.
Personalized ingredients provided for nutritionally balanced and energizing breakfast and lunch smoothies that are vegan, gluten free, full of anti-oxidants, and phyto-nutritients. They teach you how to juice the following for your first morning, and you’ll be empowered to continue juicing your detox beverage on your own for the rest of your retreat.
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
Transfer not provided
Palm Beach International Airport
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Zen Den Yoga School is about 30 minutes from either one. You will be staying in East Boca Raton on two private properties. The address is confidential until booking to respect and honor the privacy, safety, and serenity of all international guests. Usually, guests take Uber or Lyft (downloadable car service apps) to get to the location.
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