Workshops / Retreats

 

WORKSHOPS

 Guiding Alignment

Saturday June 16th, 2018  2:30-6:30pm.

Understanding proper alignment to deepen your practice:

Understand your individual postures and how to work with your own body type in reference to classical yoga. Deepen your understanding of long holds, working with injuries, avoid repetitive damaging movements and facilitate your complex transitions. Areas to be covered are feet, knees, hips, shoulders, and head.

One year yoga practice recommended.
Please bring your own yoga mat, specialized props and writing materials (paper and pen). A light snack and water are welcome as needed.

LOCATION: NINO SCHEMBRI KYOGA STUDIO: 16714 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260  (310) 904-8595. Street parking available. 

Booking: Please follow diretions below: $65

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Purposeful Ayurveda and Personal Practice.

Saturday, July  28 th, 2018  2:30-6: 30 pm.

How to use guiding principles of Ayurveda for your yoga practice and beyond:

Learn about the three constitutions: their gifts and liabilities. Be able to recognize when you are coming out of balance and then make informed wise choices about how to use your yoga practice and lifestyle to feel more balanced and effective in the world. This workshop will have a physical yoga practice and workshop educational component.

One year yoga practice recommended.
Please bring your own yoga mat, specialized props and writing materials (paper and pen). A light snack and water are welcome as needed.

LOCATION: NINO SCHEMBRI KYOGA STUDIO: 16714 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260  (310) 904-8595. Street parking available. 

Booking: Please follow diretions below: $65

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 Cleansing the Summer Heat:

Saturday, August 18th, 2018  2:30-6: 30 pm.

Utilizing your yoga practice to cleanse, detoxify and cool the body from seasonal heat:

Learn about the concepts of Lanhana and Bramhana: the balance of these two energies brings the body into balance. This workshop will focus on Langhana techniques with eliminates heaviness and produces lightness in the body. The physical practice will have a strong component of elimination, abdominal strengthening, forward folds, and twisting. The workshop will also feature pranayama techniques useful for heat management and in keeping with exhalation based practices. This workshop is ideal for those wishing to keep their body strong and balanced during times of seasonal heat.

One year yoga practice recommended.
Please bring your own yoga mat, specialized props and writing materials (paper and pen). A light snack and water are welcome as needed.

LOCATION: NINO SCHEMBRI KYOGA STUDIO: 16714 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260  (310) 904-8595. Street parking available. 

Booking: Please follow diretions below: $65

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Art of Purification

A workshop in two parts: Physical & Subtle Body
Jorge Luna stands for cleansing your body, mind and spirit of everything that does not support your sustainable joy. The first part of this workshop focused on the larger corporal and physical issue of Toxicity: food, environment, product consumption and ecological circumstances.

This detoxification workshop will focus on the nuances of purifying the mind and spirit. The class will begin with a 45 minute lecture regarding how we move into the truth of self responsibility, goal and intention setting and how to become introspective without judgment. A 90 minute flow will follow: also focusing on emotional and spiritual themes. We will close with a 30 minute lecture of how to detoxify sustainably and create a daily plan for success. The last few minutes will be question and answer.

If you are looking to create sustainable joy and love in your life in real, specific and concrete terms, then this workshop is for you.
UPCOMING DATES TO BE RELEASED

 

Yoga for Weight Loss and Obesity

8 Part Series workshop
Drawing from the lineage of Krishnamacharya, this workshop develops over time to help practitioners lose weight. The actual practice involves a developing practice with breathing techniques and patterns that help stimulate metabolism and shed weight. The practice will become increasingly more challenging over time creating the most dramatic results after a few months.

Additionally, the course will focus on food selection and control. Although we will discuss emotional issues relate to weight management, the focus of this workshop is primarily physical.
This is an 10 part workshop taught over 5 months.
This workshop can be taught to small groups not exceeding 10 people. Purchase of journey series through Yogaworks is recommended or schedule privates.

Semi Privates: South Bay Yogaworks:

Deepen your personal practice with by signing up for semi-privates: low cost and lots of personal attention. Currently one series is occurring in November/December. Drop-ins are welcome but space is limited to 10 persons. Semi private series are for Pranayama/Meditation. Please contact me or Yogaworks Southbay directly. www.yogaworks.com

RETREATS

Yoga Journey Oak Creek Ranch: Experience Practice and Rejuvenation

Come to Oak Creek Ranch with Marla Wedge and Jorge Luna for a rejuvenating four-day three-night yoga retreat.

Groups have full use of the 163-acre ranch, including the 6,000 square foot lodge, with theme decorated bedrooms, the stunning pool, the yoga room and other facilities. Each bedroom is unique and will serve everyone’s needs.

We are catering the event with the Prancing Chef‘s Antothy Allesmith. The menus for the entire event are mouthwatering and satiating. Anthony has made sure to offer everyone choices according to their food requirements.

Marla and Jorge will both be teaching different styles of yoga. Jorge will offer vini yoga classes early in the morning, along with an afternoon all levels flow and Marla will be teaching mid morning vinyasa classes There will be evening workshops around pranayama, meditation and even chanting. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of free time for you to enjoy the property or nap by the pool too!

The all-inclusive retreat and schedule include:

  • Thursday November 1, 2018:
    • Arrival any time after 4pm.
    • Dinner 7:30
    • Gathering 8:45pm
  • Friday & Saturday November 2 & 3,  2018
    • 7:30am Vini Yoga  Jorge
    • 8:30am Breakfast
    • 10:30am Flow Practice (Marla/Jorge)
    • 12:30 Lunch
    • 4:30 Flow Practice & Asana Workshop (Marla/Jorge
    • 7:00pm Dinner
    • 8:30 Chanting/Pranayama/Meditation
    • 10pm Star Gazing & S’mores!
  • Sunday November 4, 2018
    • 7:30 Vini Yoga Jorge
    • 9:00 Closing Practice
    • 11:00 Brunch
    • 12:30 Departure. 

Trip Basics

Dates:
Thursday, November 1st through Sunday, November 4th, 2018.

All Inclusive Cost: 
  • PRICING: There are multiple accommodations possible with limited numbers of rooms per category.
    • Suite with ensuite bathroom: Single $1595 and Double $1160
    • Standard Room: Single $1495 and Double $1060
    • Bunk House: $990

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Yoga Journey Oak Creek Ranch

Yoga Journey Puebla: Experience History and Practice

Join Jorge in historic Puebla Mexico for five days and four nights of yoga and Mexican historical immersion.  Puebla is a city in east-central Mexico, southeast of Mexico City. It’s known for its culinary history, colonial architecture and pottery. The painted Talavera tiles adorning numerous buildings are locally produced. The Renaissance-era Puebla Cathedral has tall bell towers and overlooks the central square, the Zócalo. Museo Amparo offers an extensive display of pre-Hispanic art, such as ceramics and mural fragments.

Like all cultural Yoga Journeys, you will be guided by private guide and transportation through the best and most unique sites that Puebla has to offer. We will have a private tour of a Talavera factory, with plenty of opportunity for shopping. A full walking tour of the historic city center with a focus on a few museums and streets. We will also take an amazing day trip to the town of Cholula to visit pyramid ruins, rococo churches, and other historic sights.

PROJECTED ITINERARY:

Thursday February 14, 2019

  • Arrive Mexico City 1:50pm and transfer to Puebla
  • Visit Talavera Uriarte
  • Check-in Quinta Real Puebla
  • Dinner at La Purificadora

Friday February 15, 2019

  • Morning Yoga & Breakfast
  • Walking tour of historic city center including:
    • Main square ‘Zócalo’ 
    •  Cathedral 
    •  Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary 
    • Kitchen of the former convent of Santa Rosa
    • Lunch 
    • Street of traditional sweets 
    •  ‘El Parian’ market 
    • Alley of the toads 
    •  Amparo Museum
  • Optional Poblano style cooking class and dinner

Saturday February 16, 2019

  • Morning Yoga and Breakfast
  • Cholula Historic Center and Archeological Site
  • Lunch
  • Tonantzintla & Acatepec Villages
  • Dinner 

Sunday February 17, 2019

  • Morning Yoga & Breakfast
  • Museo Internacional del Barroco & Forts of Loreto and Guadalupe
  • Lunch
  • Historic Center & Free Time
  • Dinner

Monday February 18th

  • Breakfast and Check-out
  • Hacienda Chautla & Yoga/Meditation
  • Lunch
  • Depart Mexico City

Trip Basics

Dates:
Thursday, February 14 through February 18th, 2019.

  • PRICING
    • Single Occupancy Master Suite: $1, 845
    • Double Occupancy Master Suite: $1,445 per person. (Each individual must register separately)
    • Packages booked in calendar year 2019 will be approximately 8% more expensive. This is subject to change based on vendor costs. 
  • Inclusions: full transportation including from Mexico City Airport and all sight seeing day trips, VIP Tour Guide, hotel room, breakfasts, standard internet, tips, and all your yoga classes. 
  • Exclusions: Airfare is not included: you may choose to purchase group airfare directly from this page. Group airfare is purchased at a discounted rate and provides you the exact flights and times of our group travel. Lunches and Dinners: Group reservations will be made at the best dining establishments. Please calculate an additional $50/day for food expenses at our selected restaurants. Optional Cooking Class & Dinner. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: THERE IS A NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $650. Any cancellation done before Friday December 7, 2018 will get a full refund minus non refundable deposit. Cancellations after Friday December 7th are non refundable.  

The Property:
Hosted at Quinta Real Hotel, a transformed convent from 1765, we will enjoy daily varied yoga practices suitable for all levels. Quinta Real just completed a property wide rennovation marrying colonial history and modern comforts. We will be staying in Master Suites and our practices will be in an outdoor patio.

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Yoga Journey Puebla

Yoga Journey Ixtapa: Experience Practice and Joy

Come spend 5 gorgeous days and 4 sultry nights in tropical Ixtapa Mexico! Participants will be greeted at Zihuatanejo International airport and taken by private transportation to the Las Brisas Hotel. After your welcome cocktail and VIP check-in, you’ll make your way to your Deluxe Ocean room. A private and exclusive welcome dinner opens our stay in Mexico. The beautiful bay of Ixtapa and the majestic faralons on our horizon make for an exquisite place to practice and meditate!! The following days are comprised of early morning pranayama/meditation, oceanside yoga practice, and optional fun nights out.

Aside from yoga and relaxation, come prepared for a full party!! We will have one night out on the town at Los Bandidos and then Jorge will host his Big Bash on the property. Stay tuned for more details and attire.

The all-inclusive retreat and schedule include:

  • Thursday Arrival at (ZIH) Zihuatanejo Airport, pickup with private transportation to Las Brisas Hotel (Alaska flight only), VIP Check-in at hotel, Welcome Cocktail & Welcome Group Dinner
  • Friday: Pranayama/Meditation, Light Breakfast, Morning Asana, Group Lunch, Dinner at Los Bandidos (optional)
  • Saturday: Pranayama/Meditation, Light Breakfast, Morning Asana & Group Lunch, Party at Las Brisas
  • Sunday: Brunch (at your leisure),  Sunset Asana & Pranayama/Mediation, Group Dinner (optional)
  • Monday: Pranayama/Meditation, Light Breakfast, Morning Asana, Check-out & Return Transportation to airport (Alaska flight only) & Departure
  • All national beverages (well) are included between the hours of 11am to 11pm
  • All taxes and gratuities for group events.
  • Ocean Front Deluxe Grand Room
  • Gym Access, use of all pools, private beach, gardens, restaurants and 20% discount at Palma Real Golf Course

Trip Basics

Dates:
Thursday, February 22nd through Monday, February 26th, 2018.

All Inclusive Cost: 
  • Retreat Fee: Non-refundable deposit ($300) + Single Occupancy $1580
  • Retreat Fee: Non-refundable deposit ($300) +Double Occupancy $1180
  • AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED. Please visit home page for Group Airfare Page

The Property:
The luxurious and contemporary Mexican-decorated rooms all come with king or two queen beds, sitting area,  spa style bathrooms and dramatic ocean views from your own private terrace. The hotel has all full amenities including, spa, gymnasium, pool and beach food/beverage service, activities director and multiple dining options. What sets this hotel apart from all the others is the beach; this a private beach on a private cove where you can enjoy undisturbed!!

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Yoga Journey Ixtapa

 

Yoga Journey Montecito: Experience Depth & Presence

Deepen your yoga practice by joining Jorge in Montecito for three nights and four days. All your meals and your accommodations are included at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center. La Casa is a Place of Peace, where you will experience Presence and renew Purpose. With multiple yoga class offerings and 26 semi rural acres you will feel reconnected.

Escape the grind of daily living and join Jorge at La Casa de Maria in Montecito California for a true yoga retreat. This local retreat will focus multiple yoga classes per day in varying traditions and suiting all levels of practice.

The retreat center has everything you need to decompress and rejuvenate. All of our meals will be hosted directly on site, the accommodations are simple and private, the grounds are breathtaking and there is limited access to phones and the internet. In other words, you can come here to get away from daily living and refocus, inspire and renew purpose.

Trip Basics

Dates:
Saturday, June 30th through July 3rd 2017.

All Inclusive Cost: These are 2017 prices, you can expect about a 4% increase. 
  • Single Occupancy: $1,082
  • Double Occupancy: $868
  • Triple Occupancy: $783
  • Commuter (no sleeping accommodations): $650

 

The Property:
When you are not practicing yoga or enjoying delicious meals there is plenty to do!! The center has a lovely pool (not heated) that you can enjoy. You may also choose to play tennis on the campus grounds. There are beautiful hiking trails around the property to delight your senses. Perhaps you can enjoy quiet time in the meditation maze or reading rooms. Connect with friends and new acquaintances.

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Yoga Journey Merida: Mayan Culture and Hacienda Heritage SOLD OUT

Escape with Jorge Luna to the beautiful the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula.

Merida is calling!! Join Jorge in the Yucatan Peninsula for 7 nights and 8 days for daily yoga practices in exquisite breathtaking locations. This Yoga Journey is our most luxurious and complete to date. Like other Yoga Journeys, you can expect soulful yoga practices, exquisite hotels, unparalleled gastronomic dining, private guides and tours to hand selected locations and plenty of time to relax and enjoy all of your surroundings.

The trip will spend two days at Chichen Itza, two days in Merida and three days in Temozon. Visit Mayan ruins, stay at three of the finest Haciendas in Mexico, adventure in cenotes, taste gastronomic wonders & deepen your yoga practice. Because these Haciendas are boutique hotels, space is quite limited thus we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Full itinerary is below.

Trip Add-Ons: Zumpulche Ceremony at Hacienda Chichen Itza, 12 Course Tasting Dinner at Ku’uk Restaurant and spa treatments at each of our Haciendas. The Zumpulche Ceremony is part of Mayan Shamanism and involves an authentic Mayan ceremony/ritual followed by a sweat bath in a sacred cave on property. The dinner at Ku’uk is a gastronomic journey into reinvented Mayan cuisine modernized with modern and molecular techniques in an impeccable colonial mansion: vegetarians menu is also available. We also encourage you to take advantage of the incredible spas at each Hacienda; attendees will receive Spa Menus one month before departure in order to make appointments during down time.

Trip Basics:

Dates: Saturday February 18 through Saturday February 25, 2017.

Costs:
Dates, Cost & Inclusions: Saturday February 18th to Saturday February 25th 2017. Double: begins at $2,455 & complete with airfare and add-ons at $3,160. Single: begins at $3,295 & complete with airfare and add-ons $3,998. Doubles must have their roommate at time of registration and each person must register individually. This includes your hotels, all of your breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner (Hacienda Temozon), all your yoga, meditation & chanting classes, all group excursions to Chichen Itza, Cenote diving, Merida & Museum Tours, Sotuta de Peon Hacienda, Uxmal and all of your ground transportation.

Itinerary 
The full itinerary can be seen at the event home page, please click or paste the link below
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Reservations:SOLD OUT
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