April 17-19 Lana Sugarman Retreat

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April 17 – 19, 2015 @ Shanti Retreat:

A Weekend of Flow, Yin & Chant with Lana Sugarman

3 Day Weekend retreat includes:
4 yoga classes (a balance of active practices and yin yoga)
Saturday Evening Kirtan
5 sumptuous vegetarian meals
Use of Shanti amenities (canoe, kayak, meditation garden, labyrinth, wifi, wellness tea bar)
An infrared sauna session
You’ll also have plenty of free time to nurture yourself with a book from our collection, take a walk in nature, or simply do your own thing. All scheduled activities are optional.

Retreat Weekend Schedule
Friday: Arrival time is any time after 3pm
6:00pm – Welcome and Evening meal
8:00pm – Candlelight Yin/Restorative class with yoga nidra
11pm – Lights out & quiet time
7:30am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
8:45 – Meditation
9:30 am – Active Yoga class (flow, Jivamukti)
12pm – Lunch
Free time
4:30pm – Yin Yoga
6:30pm – Evening meal
8:00pm – Evening Kirtan (call and response chanting/music meditation)
Light breakfast (fruit, trail mix, oatmeal)
8:15 meditation
9:00am – Yoga class
11:00am – brunch
Departure is any time before 2pm

3 Day All Inclusive Weekend Rates (Friday – Sunday)
Shared accommodation (3 or 4 single beds)
Rate: $350 plus HST/pp
Semi-private accommodation (2 single beds or 1 king)
Rate: $375 plus HST/pp

About Lana Sugarman
Lana first discovered yoga at the age of 15 in a Yoga for Teens class in Red Deer, Alberta. She remembers giggling a lot and going to Dairy Queen with her girlfriends afterwards to get Oreo blizzards. Something resonated though-she signed up for more, and in high school the first yoga studio opened in the city, where she began practicing Ashtanga twice a week. Lana left Alberta for Ontario in 2003 to attend Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance program. Often the weekends would involve traveling into Toronto to photocopy music and find yoga classes. Even now as she works at different theatres throughout the country and the US, yoga is a constant that keeps her grounded.
Lana dabbled in many styles until she discovered Jivamukti. She fell in love with the richness of the practice and completed her 300 Hour training in 2009 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Later that year she studied Yin Yoga with Tracey Soghrati, a 40 hour certification. She has been graced with the teachings of many inspiring yogis, including David Life, Sharon Gannon, Sarah Powers, JP Tamblyn-Sabo, and all the beautiful souls from the Jivamukti Yoga Toronto community. Lana encourages students to turn their focus inward, go deep, and leave feeling soothed and stretched. Her classes are a mix of expressive asana, hands-on assists, and philosophy.
Also an actor and musician, Lana merges her love for Sanskrit and song with the practice of kirtan (call and response chanting). You can find her creating good vibrations at studios throughout Toronto, sharing the magic of mantras. She has had the opportunity to sing and play with David Newman, Brenda McMorrow, Mike Cohen, Swaha, Jim Gelcer, Lea Longo, and John William Bauld. In August, 2013, Lana released her first album of mantra/kirtan music,Invocation.