Seasonal Vinyasa Spring Yoga Retreat with Melina Meza
This Retreat Includes
Options Available to Enhance Your Retreat
"Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, and have few desires."
Tao Te Ching
Kudos from Past Retreats:
"My first Milagro Retreat was in Baja almost four years ago. At age 50, I decided to take on the challenge of learning to surf. That experience was top notch, and I have since enjoyed two additional retreats in Tofino. Shani and her cohorts have managed to get the mix pretty well perfect: stimulating participants, extraordinary locations, opportunities for activity and relaxation, experienced and joyful staff, and food that is prepared with loving attention, then devoured with delight. Thanks Milagro, I will be back!"
"Great meals! Very delicious wholesome and plentiful... one of the best retreats I have been on."
~ Jackie Reeves
"I loved every minute of it... every experience, I feel I have grown."
~ Rebecca Salit
Surf Sister introduces women and men of all ages and abilities to the sport of surfing in a safe, fun, and supportive environment, and offers advanced technique classes too. We learn and play on beautiful beaches near Tofino, British Columbia, rated as some of the most spectacular surfing in the world.
Surf Sister instructors will teach you everything you need to know to start surfing. We'll cover proper surfing technique, surfing etiquette, equipment and ocean safety. We leave lots of time each class to hit the surf and practice your new skills!
Join Paddle West for a unique, fun and educational wilderness kayaking experience. Our day tours offer you the opportunity to get away from the crowds, explore and re-energize in the pristine natural beauty of Clayoquot Sound.
As our guest you'll be provided with all necessary equipment, guides and instruction for a safe and enjoyable paddle. While on the water our knowledgeable, friendly guides will share information about the ecology and history of this majestic place, as you take in the breathtaking sights of one of the world's premiere kayaking destinations.
Sea Kayaking with Paddle West will give you an experience of the west coast that is truly unforgettable!
Yoga & Movement
SEASONAL VINYASA describes Melina Meza’s artistic style of sequencing asana and seasonal daily rituals. During our Seasonal Vinyasa Spring Yoga Retreat, Melina will teach unique vinyasa flow classes and discuss Ayurvedic practices that promote “spring cleaning” and “eliminating dampness” stored in the body from winter.
To compliment our vigorous morning practice, we will take time each afternoon to embrace Yin Yoga and discuss Ayurvedic routines routines that promote a healthy balanced life.
What will I get out of this retreat?
Melina Meza, BS Nutrition, 500-RYT has been exploring the art and science of yoga and nutrition for over 16 years. She combines her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, whole foods nutrition, and healthy lifestyle promotion into a unique style called Seasonal Vinyasa.
Melina has been teaching yoga full time at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers (Seattle, Washington) since 1997 and is the Co-Director of the 8 Limbs Teachers’ Training Program.
Her continual growth as a teacher and practitioner has been influenced by studying with numerous instructors, including Dr. Robert Svoboda, Scott Blossom, Sarah Powers, Jin Sung, Gary Kraftsow, and Kathleen Hunt. Retreats and sabbaticals are also vital to Melina’s personal practice and bring her deeper reflection and inspiration.
Seasonal Vinyasa is Melina’s original offering to the yoga community. Each yoga class, workshop, or retreat with Melina emphasizes the importance of sequencing and being in alignment with nature. In addition to asana practice, they include insights on physical health and nutrition as well as how to inspire self-knowledge that allows for the conscious adjustment of day-to-day choices.
Her devotion to yoga and eating well, to teaching and nutritional counseling, and to traveling and experiencing different cultures combine to create a colorful and hopefully enlightening perspective from which to share that which she loves about yoga in its entirety.
Melina is the author of the Art of Sequencing books. She has also created the Yoga for the Seasons video series.
You will be nourished with life enriching whole foods prepared with
love and gratitude by Milagro Retreats. We will introduce Living Food Concepts such as sprouting, dehydrating and fermenting. As well as superfoods like Goji
Berries, Chia Seeds and Guayaki
Yerba Mate. Our kitchen has an open concept with informal education about the ingredients, to increase your food
knowledge and enhance your experience.
Tofino Botanical Gardens is a twelve acre haven of natural forest with a pond and planted flower, herb and kitchen gardens surrounding the central café. A wander through the forest paths and boardwalks reveals pocket gardens with plants from coastal rainforests around the world.
The Pacific Rim, though only a few hours from Vancouver and Seattle, exists in a world of its own. Nestled between ancient rainforest and the wild Pacific Ocean, this spectacular coastline is home to an abundance of natural wonders. At the northern edge of the Pacific Rim National Park lies the quaint, inviting town of Tofino, home to artists and surfers alike. Discovered a century ago when Anglican missionaries searched for the most beautiful place on Vancouver Island, Tofino continues to invoke a sense of breath-taking, awe-inspiring beauty.
** Please note that this Retreat is offered with a minimum of 12 guests.**