Self-Care Home Retreat
Guest host: Annie Au
Can’t hop on a plane right now? In need of something new to relax and unwind? WE GOT YOUR BACK and CARE for your safety and well-being! This is why we have created a virtual home retreat to treat our mind, body and soul! Sometimes a short break can revitalize our energy and reconnect us with our true selves. This realigning gives us the clarity to return to daily life with resilience and new tools to use.
We have a range of activities from self-care personal practices to creative workshops, yoga session, meditation, and healing circle experiences.
This Retreat gives women a one day to claim a well-deserved reset.
Retreat sample schedule
2hr master class: Cleansing pranayama, Qi Gong flow, Detox Yin yoga, Yoga Nidra
10 min break
1hr: Self-Massage, Body Acupressure, Q&A
5 min break
30 min: Facial rejuvenation routine, explanation on points along the face and massage technique.
15 min: Tea time & Circle talk
15 min: Closing meditation with Mantras music
Cleansing pranayama: Annie will guide you through a series of pranayama practices that will focus on increasing our intuition, shifting from a nervous state to one of harmony, as well as lifting our vibration from fear to freedom.
Qi Gong flow: Qi gong is a subtle practice that helps to circulate our blood flow, increase internal awareness, and balance the nervous system. After practice, you’ll feel a new sense of calmness while feeling energized physically and mentally. As well, after practicing Qi Gong, you’ll feel more connected with your feelings and thoughts throughout the day.
Detox Yin Yoga: Are you ready to go on a journey of self-discovery…
Settling down and melting the tension in your body as you relax into a meditative Yin Yoga session. This easy practice is designed to invigorate your body and open it to feelings you’ve never experienced before. Feelings of complete relaxation. Yin Yoga provides an opportunity to heal the mind and body by diving deep into the roots of your tension, stress and unease.
Yoga Nidra:Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) is a powerful technique in which you learn to relax consciously. The ultimate state of relaxation is reached by turning inwards, away from our outer experiences. You will be guided to relax your body deeply while the mind remains alert. You’ll also embark upon guided visualizations. It’s at this point that the magic starts to happen as you drop deeper and deeper into those brain waves states.
Self-Massage and body acupressure: In self-massage and acupressure, we will perform a sequence that will invigorate our Qi (energy) as well as releasing stiff muscle knots. Often our unresolved emotions (fear, sadness, anger…etc) are embedded in our tight muscles. Through self-massage and acupressure points, we could also let go of all the unnecessary emotions that may be burdening our spirit. In this sequence, you’ll learn different acupressure points based on the Chinese meridians theory and self-massage techniques from the Nuad Thai tradition (Thai massage).
- Who can join? Anyone looking for an educational and relaxing staycation
- I have never done yoga, can I still join? Absolutely!
- I have an injury, could I still join? YES! You will just need to notify us in the application
- Can pregnant women join? Of course
- What do I need to prepare for this retreat? All details will be sent via email upon registration
- Date & Time: June 6th
- Time: 10:00-2:00pm UAE TIMEZONE
- Where: Zoom
- Cost: $120 until May 24th. Regular rate $140
- To book CLICK HERE
Annie Au’s Bio
E-RYT 500, advanced yoga educator, writer
A professional nomad and advanced yoga educator, Annie travels and teaches yoga teacher training and workshops in Mexico, France, Canada, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Bali. Annie is trained in various style of yoga including Ashtanga, Rocket, Dharma, and Yin Yoga. With gratitude, she has attended the 500hr & 800hr Life of a Yogi Teacher Training (LOAY) with the legendary Yoga Master Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City. Annie has a deep interest in our intrinsic emotional and spiritual connections with the physical self. In pursuit of this passion, Annie studies in depth the link between Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has then designed a one-of-a-kind transformative teacher training that integrates the wisdom of Yin yoga and the Chinese meridians system. Annie holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Kinetics with a speciality in sport psychology from the University of British Columbia. Annie uses an approachable method when teaching yoga anatomy to help students gain a better understanding of the human body and practice more intelligently. Annie can lead a dynamic class filled with inversions with a duality of restorative and healing yin sequences.