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Sharon Abbondanza

Sharon AbbondanzaTrained as a yoga therapist, she teaches a blend of yoga therapeutics and flow-style (vinyasa) hatha yoga. Her passion is integrating the radiant practice of vinyasa asana to vitalize the body, and the reflective practices of yoga therapy to refine awareness and promote healing. Sharon is a dynamic teacher, passionate about educating her students through a felt sense of anatomy; she is nurturing and down to earth. With ten years teaching experience, and numerous certifications, Sharon's love of yoga translates into on-going personal studies that include meditation, philosophy, anatomy and Vijnana Yoga. For 7 years, she has been the in-house yoga teacher at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, collaborates with Ginny Golding to offer Yoga & Golf workshops, and co-facilitates workshops for women, creatively synthesizing yoga and drumming with Sandi Millman of Drum Mama Studios. As an avenue to cultivate awareness, Sharon guides her students with detailed road maps into the body, cuing with clarity and eloquence. She is warm-hearted, curious and sincere in her quest to enliven your life through yoga and re-awaken your thirst for freedom.

Brigitte Longueville

Brigitte Longueville(Netherlands) Director of Solstice Yoga Center. Her teachings focus on the opportunity to "restore" innate capacities to their optimal expression through "relaxation as practice" coupled with traditional yoga practice. Her teachings are a reflection of her long study with international teachers and yogis in the area of "traditional" South India yoga, pranayama, critical alignment, anapana and vipassana meditation. She obtained her teaching certificate after completing a 3-year course at The Bharata Institute of Yoga, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The institute is world renowned for it's work in critical alignment. She is a certified Yoga Alliance teacher and teacher trainer. She has been doing pranayama for 25 years and has been practicing vipassana meditation for over 10 years. An international yoga teacher and member of that community, she teaches workshops around the world including the United States, Netherlands, Belgium, India, Antigua (West Indies) and Mexico.

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Yoga Retreat with Sharon Abbondanza and Brigitte Longueville *

Inscriptions are now open for our January 29 - February 03, 2014,  yoga event.

Date:   January 29 - February 03, 2014
Location:   La Loma Linda, Zipolite
Instructors:   Sharon Abbondanza, Brigitte Longueville
     

Brigitte Longueville and Sharon Abbondanza are offering a 5-day yoga retreat on the southern Pacific coast of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Enjoy a nourishing morning of meditation, pranayama, breathwork and hatha yoga practice.
Delight in good food, International company, and the charming rustic setting of La Loma Linda.
With over 40 years of combined experience, Brigitte and Sharon provide a safe learning environment to heal your body, increase your breath capacity, awaken awareness, and deeply restore your whole being. All levels are welcome.

These retreats integrate the gentle practices of yoga therapy and restorative alignment supporting all participants to work at their own level.

Join us for an all inclusive yoga holiday!



Please consult the general information on our retreats.
For information and bookings contact: Katia  



"I followed a 5 day retreat with Brigitte in 2008. It was located in another setting then, but the content is probably still the same. Luckily so!
I was a beginner at yoga and meditation and had never done pranayama. Actually, I was a bit afraid I would enter a world of "goat wool sock" type people.
The morning started early, in silence, with an hour long meditation which was slightly guided by Brigitte. It felt so at ease I had no trouble sitting for an hour. After that, the second hour she guided a pranayama session. Then we had a really healthy and tasty breakfast with muesli and fruits before we went on with our yoga session. The BackMitra again was new to me, and although difficult and a bit painful at first, really lengthened and straightened out my back! Amazing!!
Brigitte is very knowledgeable & patient, she sends out a pleasant energy and made me feel at ease. On top of that, our group went on a trip by boat to see whales. A lot of fun.
All in all one of my better travel experiences! "
-- Liz K, TripAdvisor member