Yoga Retreat Vacations with Brigitte Longueville and Sharon Abbondanza - February 06 - 11, 2019

Faculty Teachers

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.

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.




Yoga Retreat Vacations with Brigitte Longueville and Sharon Abbondanza

Inscriptions are now open for our February 06 - 11, 2019,  yoga event.

Date:   February 06 - 11, 2019
Location:   Las 3 Marías, San Agustinillo, Mexico
Instructors:   Brigitte Longueville and Sharon Abbondanza
     

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 Las Tres Marías.
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!

In this video Brigitte and Sharon share their experience when they first started their joint 5-day yoga vacations.


See Retreat program, lodging info, etc.



Accommodation and Pricing

The retreats take place at Las 3 Marías, an eco-chic retreat and refuge overlooking the Pacific. It is tucked away on a large hillside in the middle of the charming beach town of San Agustinillo on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.

The Yoga Studio offers a gorgeous view of the surrounding hills and the ocean, all under the protection of a high palm roof. It is surrounded by beautiful, handcrafted cabanas of varying sizes.

During your retreat, you'll enjoy creative and delicious vegetarian meals that feature a stunning range of fruits and vegetables obtained fresh daily from local growers and markets.



Retreat prices depend on the accommodation of your choice:

A short impression of Bungalow #1 temazcal, Bungalow #3 temazcal and Bungalow #5 temazcal - with 1 King Size Bed

Bungalows #10 to #15 are similar to Bungalow #1.



A short impression of Bungalow #2 temazcal, Bungalow #4 temazcal and Bungalow #6 temazcal - with 2 Double Beds



A short impression of Bungalow #8 temazcal and Bungalow #9 temazcal - with 1 King Size Bed + 1 Double Bed



Map of Las 3 Marías - Bungalow location

Las tres 3 Marias - yoga retreat center

Note: Bungalows 1, 3, 5, 13, 14, and 15 are located on the top floor, bungalows 2, 4, 6, 10, 11, and 12 are located on the bottom floor.

 

 


For information and bookings contact: Solstice Yoga Center  



"What I learned at the Solstice intensive
Driving my car, eating and even sleeping, I never noticed the natural tension in my shoulders while doing even some of the activities that are supposed to be some of the most relaxing. Now, after Brigitte Longueville’s intensive, I have become more conscious of these tension areas my body has created.
For me, yoga has helped me to understand my body, how it works and ways to make each and every muscle work better together to create one fluid being. However, because of the Back Mitra and concentrated muscle work, I have become more aware of how to help conditioning them to work better for other muscles and my body as a whole.
It was interesting to see that the years of tension in my shoulders have created a “compaction” in my chest not allowing the mobility that should be in those areas. Knowing there is too much strength in my lower back, which helps me to understand why some poses come more easily and others are harder because my lower back does not flex, or relax, to allow me to properly execute the asana how it was intended. But over the course of the days I also come to the understanding that it was ok to have these problems, as long as you work to help them.
Brigitte’s expertise in muscle therapy is also evident by her repetitive asana series. Her conditioning seems to train your muscles over time. Each day, after the first two cycles, the ability to repeat them seemed to be endless.
I think what I took away more from the intensive, however, was a “mantra” that Brigitte instilled in me without even knowing it. The phrase “this is work” is something I now repeat to myself at times to realize that sometimes it is work to help release what we need to find that perfect balance on and off the mat."
-- Amy L., Texas, USA