MICHELE BAKER'S REGIONAL TOURS AND RETREATS

 

2013 CALENDAR
  RETREAT DATE TEACHER COST DESTINATION Click to Register  
 

Tulum, Mexico

Thanksgiving

Yoga Retreat

November 26

through

December 1

Michele Baker

$950

or

$750

Tulum, Mexico Sign up  
 

Bali Yoga

and

Ayurveda Retreat

Mardi Gras Get-Away

February 27

through

March 4
(6 night option)

or through

March 8
(10 night option)

2014

Michele Baker

6 nights:

$800

or

10 nights:

$1,000

See Below for Early Bird Specials!

Bali, Indonesia Sign up  
  France August
2 - 9, 2014
Michele Baker $1000

South

of

France

Sign up  
Contact: Michelle@swanriveryoga.com or
Click here to visit the Swan River Yoga Mind Body page for all retreat listinngs.

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FULL DESCRIPTIONS

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Tulum, Mexico Thanksgiving Yoga Retreat with Michele Baker
November 26 - December 1, 2013

It's a vegan beach Thanksgiving in the Caribbean!

Niyamas
Each day will be an in depth study of Patanjali's Niyamas - practices in refraining for greater personal potency.

1. Cleaning the Mind
2. Being satisfied & freeing disappointment
3. Spiritual effort, sacrifice & discipline
4. Know thyself
5. Total Surrender.


Enjoy turquoise beach, white sands, 2 yoga classes per day, morning beach meditation, pranayama, Sanskrit study, evening musicians & ecstatic kirtan under the magical starry sky, incredible, organic home cooked vegan cuisine, swimming, scuba diving, temples & good company.

Giant shared home on beach: $950 includes everything (but transportation)

Small shared yurts & shared bathrooms: $750

Children and Families are encouraged and welcome. There are many children running around this property and they are all very special!

Michele Baker has been teaching yoga full time since 1998 and has numerous certifications and trainings, beginning with Sivananda, Jivamukti Yoga, and Anusara Yoga, as well as Thai Yoga Massage from the Sunshine School in Thailand and Reiki Level III. She is the Founder of 3 yoga studios in New Orleans, LA, Swan River Yoga and leads Teacher Trainings every year. She has a kirtan band, leading vocals and harmonium, called Bhakti Caravan, and has studies sargam scale and Sanskrit in Mysore India along with her Ashtanga Practice there. She is opening a bhakti based vegetarian cafe called Good Karma Prasad Cafe in New Orleans, the first cafe of it's kind, to further serve in Seva for her community. She has traveled to India numerous times to deepen her yoga and Bhakti studies in the Motherland, one of her greatest teachers. She also studies with Pattabhi Jois, Ram Dass, Radhanath Swami, Sharon Gannon, & Sanskrit with Jayashree. She has been leading retreats around the world for 13 years, traveling to such places as Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, The Gulf Coast of the United States, Thailand, India, and now Bali! Please join her on her next journey, with emphasis on Ayurveda, 2 yoga classes daily, Sound Healing through Mantra, Meditation, & Restorative Yoga.

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Bali Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat Mardi Gras Get-Away with Michele Baker
February 27 through March 4 or through March 8, 2014

Location for viewing:
http://www.baliwellnessretreat.com/
Set in the rice paddies in the countryside of the South,
10 minutes away from the SE Pacific waters & beach.

Investment:
Extra Early Bird by November 1, 2013
6 nights: $600
10 nights: $800

Early Bird by January 1, 2014
6 nights: $700
10 nights: $900

Regular price after January 1, 2014
6 nights: $800
10 nights: $1,000


Includes:
Shared bungalow villa (bungalows have kitchens in them), Breakfast, 1 60 minute Ayurvedic Balinese Massage, 2 daily yoga classes for all levels with Michelle, Ayurvedic classes, morning meditations, evening mantra, sacred dance & music, Airport pick-up and drop off, all taxes & services.

Excursions could include:
Visiting Balinese Hindu Temples, Purification Ceremonies, learning about local farm & healing Ayurvedically through herbs & diet, local thermal baths & bathing local springs, hiking Mount Agung, Bali elephant safari, horse back riding, Agni hotra fire ceremonies, Balinese flower ceremonies & Traditional Water ceremonies, Ayurvedic cooking classes and much more.

Theme:
We will explore the ancient art of Ayurveda, highly practiced in SE Asia, Bali and India by discovering our personal constitution, honoring each of the elements through ceremonies, learning how to move, cook, eat & live from a "Tridoshic" perspective for optimal harmony in our lives.

Michele Baker has been teaching yoga full time since 1998 and has numerous certifications and trainings, beginning with Sivananda, Jivamukti Yoga, and Anusara Yoga, as well as Thai Yoga Massage from the Sunshine School in Thailand and Reiki Level III. She is the Founder of 3 yoga studios in New Orleans, LA, Swan River Yoga and leads Teacher Trainings every year. She has a kirtan band, leading vocals and harmonium, called Bhakti Caravan, and has studies sargam scale and Sanskrit in Mysore India along with her Ashtanga Practice there. She is opening a bhakti based vegetarian cafe called Good Karma Prasad Cafe in New Orleans, the first cafe of it's kind, to further serve in Seva for her community. She has traveled to India numerous times to deepen her yoga and Bhakti studies in the Motherland, one of her greatest teachers. She also studies with Pattabhi Jois, Ram Dass, Radhanath Swami, Sharon Gannon, & Sanskrit with Jayashree. She has been leading retreats around the world for 13 years, traveling to such places as Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, The Gulf Coast of the United States, Thailand, India, and now Bali! Please join her on her next journey, with emphasis on Ayurveda, 2 yoga classes daily, Sound Healing through Mantra, Meditation, & Restorative Yoga.

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Southern France Yoga, Meditation & Mantra Retreat with Michele Baker
August 2 - 9, 2014

Hosts: Gillian Rice Duncan and Neil Duncan

Investment: $1,000
7 nights
2 meals (breakfast and either lunch/dinner)
2 yoga classes and all yoga activities

This is set in a historical town set on a hill in a quaint French village surrounded by the Pyrenees and sunflowers. It is quiet and starry like the Van Gogh paintings.

***This does not include any transportation, shuttles, car service or flights. Easily accessible options will be offered and group shuttles provided at an extra cost.

Location: Conilhac-de-la-Montagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Activities:
2 daily yoga classes with mixed rigorous level and restorative yoga options.
Morning meditation with the sunflowers, evening kirtans after visiting the vineyards.
ALL levels and paths of yoga experience will be explored.

Explorations:
Pyrenees Mountain hikes to exquisite vistas
historical castles
art churches & architecture of the Roman Empire
ancient caves
endless vineyard & winery tours
village markets w local artisans
hiking the green labyrinth
french food & bakeries
nearby Spa and River for swimming.
The Mediterranean is also an option after the Retreat... the famous French Riviera.

Flight: Best to fly into Toulouse, France and you can explore Barcelona Spain as an option.

Contact:
Michelle@swanriveryoga.com
or Gillian, our gracious hostess at, frygillian@hotmail.com

There are a variety of room types, and are first come (or registered) first served, as there is 1 price.
This trip has a capacity of 13.
Please register now if you plan to come.
A $500 deposit will secure your trip.

Michele Baker has been teaching yoga full time since 1998 and has numerous certifications and trainings, beginning with Sivananda, Jivamukti Yoga, and Anusara Yoga, as well as Thai Yoga Massage from the Sunshine School in Thailand and Reiki Level III. She is the Founder of 3 yoga studios in New Orleans, LA, Swan River Yoga and leads Teacher Trainings every year. She has a kirtan band, leading vocals and harmonium, called Bhakti Caravan, and has studies sargam scale and Sanskrit in Mysore India along with her Ashtanga Practice there. She is opening a bhakti based vegetarian cafe called Good Karma Prasad Cafe in New Orleans, the first cafe of it's kind, to further serve in Seva for her community. She has traveled to India numerous times to deepen her yoga and Bhakti studies in the Motherland, one of her greatest teachers. She also studies with Pattabhi Jois, Ram Dass, Radhanath Swami, Sharon Gannon, & Sanskrit with Jayashree. She has been leading retreats around the world for 13 years, traveling to such places as Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, The Gulf Coast of the United States, Thailand, India, and now Bali! Please join her on her next journey, with emphasis on Ayurveda, 2 yoga classes daily, Sound Healing through Mantra, Meditation, & Restorative Yoga.

Links to check out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EDKYGmVoAQ
http://www.midi-france.info/030605_renneslb.htm

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