DISCONNECT AND DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTISE IN PARADISE WITH A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF STUDIO AND BEACH YOGA - ALL LEVELS OF YOGA WELCOME
At Santa catalina retreats, our yoga style includes Hatha, integrated vinyasa and slow flow Vinyasa. Focusing on the breath, fundamental postures and having fun playing with new challenges. All levels are welcome as our instructors will adapt poses to suit your ability.
Yoga is also a perfect compliment to surfing - developing your strength, flexibility and balance. Especially great for stretching out the shoulders, back and opening the hips after your surf session!
our yoga classes vary between 1 - 2 hours, with between 1 - 2 classes each day depending on your retreat. we provide your mat + props, and iced water for every class. just bring some comfortable yoga gear and you are ready to go :)
Yoga class locations
to embrace the natural beauty of Santa catalina, and ground your practice, we often combine a class where you can get your feet in the sand, literally :) we couple beach yoga with classes in our tranquil open-air tree top studio and breathtaking ocean view yoga deck. the perfect setting to quieten the mind and connect within the natural environment.
MEET OUR YOGA INSTRUCTORS
MICHELLE BARGE OF GOLDEN BRIDGE YOGA NEW YORK CITY, 200RYT - INTEGRATED VINYASA
Michelle Barge has been practicing Yoga since 1996 following a life dedicated to classical ballet and teaching yoga since 2007. She has been leading global retreats since 2008. Michelle has taught retreats in Jamaica, Costa Rica, Mexico, Italy and Panama as well as the Standard Hotel Miami. She teaches an integrated Vinyasa practice focused on proper alignment and building core strength. Focusing on proper alignment helps her students tao in to the metaphysical benefits of the practice. Her style fuses her training in traditional Hatha yoga schools – Iyengar and Ashtanga – with her training in Core Strength Vinyasa Flow. Michelle brings a deep meditation practice to her classes as well having studied many forms of Buddhist and Hindu meditation. Michelle has studied and practiced in some of the top yoga studios in New York City and continues to train under some of the leaders in the field. Michelle currently is the lead Hatha teacher at the famed Golden Bridge of Santa Monica and New York City and also teaches yoga in the New York City Public School System through Bent on Learning, which brings the joy of yoga to the inner city’s low-to-moderate income students. She also teaches yoga in some of the top corporation in NYC which brings yoga and mindfulness to the workplace through Balance Integration. Michelle's passions for horseback riding, surf and ocean life and well as fine wines. Organic, healthy foods and wellness cross over into all retreats Michelle leads.
hear from michelle's students:
'Michelle is a teacher who knows her stuff well.. the narrative of the class is humorous and grounding.. It is a slow flow, alignment based Vinyasa class grounded in humor and real talk. She keeps class relevant without all the mushy gushy holier-than-thou yoga jargon'. - A. Figueroa | 'Michelle's class is funky (great music!) and fun with a deep appreciation of the classical 8 limbs' - Kali S. | 'Michelle is an amazing and dynamic yoga teacher. Imagine a mix of Audrey Hepburn and Dorothy Danridge walking into teach your yoga class and brought compassion, humor and wisdom that reflects years of teaching and personal spiritual inquiry – that is Michelle!' - S. Johnson