Everyone’s Yoga and Meditation Retreat in San Diego July 22-27, 2018
Are you new to Yoga? Have you been wanting to try Yoga? Or, have you done a bit of Yoga here and there and would like to get a fuller experience of how to approach Yoga and Meditation on your own? Perhaps you have been doing Yoga postures for a while and would like to experience a deeper spiritual meditation practice. This retreat could be called the “Wide World of Yoga” as veteran Yoga teacher Johanna Maheshvari Mosca will focus on giving you a broad understanding and personal experience of the eight limbs of Yoga that are the foundation of Yoga practice.
Welcoming Full Moon Devoted to Honoring Our Teachers “Guru Purnima”
and Tapping into our Inner Guru, the Wise Voice of Our Hearts
Our retreat dates July 22-27 occur just before the Guru Purnima Full Moon on July 27th, so the moon will be getting fuller and fuller as our retreat activities proceed.
About the Full Moon: July 27 (Guru Purnima—a time to honor our teachers). Astrologer Avia Venefica notes online (at whats-your-sign.com) that the Full Moon is “symbolic of the height of power, the peak of clarity, and the fullness and obtainment of desire.” She notes that the Native American Indians recognized the full moon in each month as having outstanding restorative benefits. Plus the way that the full moon brilliantly lights up the landscape and beach of Oceanside, CA , enhances magical natural beauty. Join us and see what the full moon energy brings to you!
Guru Purnima, July 27, 2018 is the day to celebrate and acknowledge one’s Gurus or teachers, who in the Hindu tradition help us connect with Divine energy. The word “Guru” is derived from its Sanskrit roots — “Gu” which means “darkness” and “Ru” which means “the one who removes darkness.” Accordingly, it is the Guru who removes the darkness from within his students and leads them to the light of wisdom and ultimately introduces them to the Divine. The July full moon is a special time to honor and acknowledge those teachers who have contributed to us on our spiritual path. I hope you will join me in celebrating our teachers, displaying their photos on our retreat altar, and sending them our love and gratitude. We will have an altar with flowers and candles and a place for photos of your most beloved teachers.
July 22-27, 2018 Yoga & Meditation Retreat in CA:
While I was there, I secured the Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside for a summer retreat July 22-27. At this retreat, we will have a morning and evening program, with three meals included.There will be a block of four free hours in the afternoon for you to enjoy the beach or sight-seeing at Sea World, Legoland, downtown San Diego, or Yogananda’s Self-Realization Fellowship Gardens in Encinitas. We will distribute literature about beach locations (10 minutes from the Mission) and a number of great places of interest.
Mission San Luis Rey courtyard outside Yoga room
Because we are not leading tours, we are able to keep this 5-night, 6-day retreat very affordable, discounted early-registration fees if you register in 2017–$945 per person double room or $1080 for a private room, all twin beds with shared bathrooms.Three delicious meals with vegetarian options are included in the fee, as well as lodging and the morning and evening Yoga and Meditation programs. This magnificent Retreat Center is a former Franciscan Monastery with a historic church, gift shop, labyrinth, rose gardens and a swimming pool on the grounds.
Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA, Magenta Sunset
As of 2018, the Mission San Luis Rey Retreat fees will be increased $100 per person to $1045 per person double and $1180 single. You can register now with a $100 deposit. The non-refundable registration fee is only $100 should you need to cancel, but you can always sell your space to someone else, or apply the same $100 to Sedona retreats, tours, books or workshops. Let’s plan ahead to share this special time together in the peace of Yoga and the awesome Oceanside setting, the home of an enlightened spiritual community.
Led by Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, PhD, and colleagues.
Join us July 22-27, 2018 for a 5-night/6-day, heart-opening adventure!
Yoga and Meditation Retreat Program and fees–
- Yoga Principles for peace and contentment
- Body sensing and Yoga poses
- Meditation made easy–sitting, walking & lying down
- Yoga Nidra group sessions
- iRest Inner Restoration to maximize well-being
- Chanting and honoring our beloved teachers
- Optional health services available in the evenings
- Lodging for 5 nights at the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
- Three delicious vegetarian/vegan meals daily
- Schedule has a block of 4 free hours from 1-5 pm (10 minutes from beach)
- A great birthday or holiday gift–maybe a Christmas or Hannukah gift
- Personal coaching on your spiritual journey
- Access and express the Guru within!
- Fees: $100 Discount per person for registrations made in 2017
$945 per person double; $1080 private room registered in 2017
$1045 per person double; $1180 private room registered in 2018
Note: all rooms have twin beds and share communal bathrooms nearbyOur Tentative Program Schedule:
7-8 am–gentle movement and meditation
9am-noon–Yoga, Meditation and “Wide World of Yoga” Program with breaks
12 noon to 1 pm– Lunch
1-5 pm–Free time to follow your heart and explore San Diego
5-6 pm–Optional “Living Your Yoga” Program (Partner/Group Sharing; Question and Answer)
7-8 pm–Evening iRest Yoga Nidra
8-9 pm–Free evening time and optional healing sessions
Beginners, Experts and Yoga-Men are most welcome in Everyone’s Yoga Retreat!
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Here’s what Guests Wrote About our Sedona Retreats
“We benefited so much from our first Sedona Spirit Yoga Retreat that we came back for another retreat within a year with two friends. Both retreats were very rewarding and have given us the tools for relaxing, looking inward and getting more in touch with ourselves. It’s been a true learning experience that has changed our lives for the better.”
— Dan and Karen Gallistel, Madison, WI
The retreat was a wonderful experience.
“The retreat was a wonderful experience. I loved hiking, doing Yoga, and meditating at the vortexes.”
— Julie Wildman
What can I say but WOW!
“Dear Johanna, What can I say but WOW! Your leadership of our 4-day Sedona Spirit Yoga and Hiking Vortex Retreat was superb. From your expertise in hiking the Red Rocks of Sedona, to your extensive knowledge of yoga, to your attunement to the energy of the ecosystem—you are a masterpiece of nature! The first time we spoke on the telephone, your vivacious personal energy immediately established rapport. I was delighted to experience four glorious days in spiritual renewal and rejuvenation with you in beautiful Sedona AZ. As a result, I am amazed at my newly-found clarity of purpose. I highly recommend you, your heartfelt presence, your passion for helping people, and your awesome retreat to anyone needing a well-being boost!
Much love and appreciation to you,”
— Cathy, Motivational speaker and author
About your Retreat Leader Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, Ph.D