Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Intensive

Topanga, CA, USA

SC
23 reviews
Mar 22 - 27, 2022
Group size: 20 - 26
Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Intensive
Topanga, CA, USA

23 reviews

$NaN
Mar 22 - 27, 2022
Group size: 20 - 26

About this trip

Join me for this 6-day Teacher’s Training immersion and learn the foundational embodied principles of the dynamic and powerful practice of Vinyasa Flow Yoga! 


Vinyasa, which means linking movement with breath, moves the body with fluidity, intention, and rhythm. It is an exciting practice that has many physical benefits, including:

  • Increasing the mobility in the joints
  • Strengthening the muscles and bones
  • Creating better elasticity in the fascia and connective tissue
  • Toning the internal organs
  • Building lung capacity and cardiovascular strength
  • Improving hormonal imbalance
  • Managing anxiety and calming the mind
  • Preparing the body for meditation and a deeper connection with Source

It does all that and so much more! Unfortunately, when done improperly, it can also cause injury.


This is because Vinyasa Flow moves at a relatively fast pace.  As a result, it is easy to collapse, force, or push through the poses, which causes compression and strain. Doing these repetitive movements without structural awareness has proven to be problematic, and often teachers may compromise detailed alignment so as not to break the rhythm or flow. 


One does not have to be sacrificed for the other! 


I believe it is possible to teach a well-rounded flow class that is passionate, exciting, and inspiring while still organizing the sequence and cueing in a way that is structured, mindful, technical, and, most importantly, safe.  


When coupled with attention to physiological detail, Vinyasa Flow Yoga can be an empowering, in-depth, and stable moving meditation that benefits the whole body, steady the mind, and ignites the Spirit within!


Please join me and learn how to teach (and practice) Vinyasa Flow Yoga in a more integrative way that benefits the whole body. 


Together, through practice, lecture and demonstration, we’ll explore how the various components of the body (muscles, bones, joints, and connective tissue) can be aligned appropriately for your structure and shape and how mindful sequencing, intelligent cueing, and postural integrity is essential to avoid overstretching, compression, or injury for both yourself and your students. 


This immersion will look at the arc of a vinyasa practice that includes Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Hip Openers, Arm Balances, Backbends, Forward Bends, Yin, Inversion, and Restoratives postures and how to approach practicing and teaching with more mindfulness, skill, playfulness, and heart. 


During this immersion, we will explore:

  • Proper breathwork
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Alignment methodology
  • Intelligent cueing
  • Correct use of props
  • Understanding transitions
  • Drishti (eye gaze)
  • Appropriate and safe vinyasa sequencing
  • Exploring both the benefits and risk factors of individual poses
  • Appropriate hands-on assists 
  • How the asana practice prepares for meditation and a deeper connection to Spirit

This immersion is for most levels of students wanting to learn more about the physical practice of asana and to have access to my particular form of guidance and support, and for any teachers interested in deepening their own practice, as well as understanding the mechanics of how I organize, pace and instruct the physical aspects of my vinyasa flow classes. 

COVID-19

We can barely wait to welcome you back for community, delicious vegan food, hiking, and – of course – Class!  We’ve cut our attendance back by 10 people for each retreat to allow more space in the yoga room.


The health and safety of our guests, staff are paramount in these (still) uncertain times. To attend any retreat, we require that all guests provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 + booster if the first vaccine was over 6 months ago. Our staff will also follow this protocol, and we encourage you to get vaccinated if possible.


We will not require that guests wear masks indoors (bedrooms and yoga room), but we honor and respect each individual's need to feel safe while on the property. If you have any hesitation to join us for this retreat, we recommend you wait until one of our future retreats in 2022/2023.


Most beds in shared bedrooms have 3 feet between each bed. Yoga mats might be only 1 foot spaced out. We will keep windows and doors open during class to allow for proper circulation. Meals will be served outdoors.


We appreciate your cooperation and your support 🤎We look forward to being in community together as safely as possible. 

Freshly Prepared 100% Vegan Meals Daily

Ali Lafayette will be our private chef for the weekend, preparing delicious vegan and organic meals with fresh ingredients. 


Ali is currently working as a private chef and health-based retreat chef, specializing in simple, nutritious, and delicious food designed to nurture and energize clients undergoing trainings and other forms of self-optimization. 


Her specialties are accommodating and adapting for a multitude of dietary restrictions, allergies, and health concerns, including but not limited to; vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free, celiac, low-acid, clean eating, whole-30, ketogenic, and Ayurvedic. 


Ali’s passion for food as a health and nutrition tool has led her to become a certified nutritionist, and she has several years of experience developing meal prep programs for clients suffering from auto-immune disorders and other food-related health issues. 


Ali’s personal food philosophy focuses on the idea that food is fuel and medicine for the body, but that healthy food can also be decadent and delicious. 


“Food should be Delicious: Good food can be an incredible sensory experience! Just because it's good for your body doesn't mean it has to be boring and bland.


Food Should be Simple: Real ingredients, and not too many of them. Local and Seasonal; humane and organic. All things you can pronounce and recognize. 


Food Should be Healthy: Food is fuel and medicine for our body, it keeps us running at the top of our potential. Low to zero sugars, simple carbohydrates, and no processed chemical ingredients.” 

Things to know

📍 Address to the property will be given the week before the retreat starts. 


👉  Substance-free Retreat

A substance-free environment is one in which all guests agree to keep their space free from substances at all times. Substances are defined to include alcohol, cigarettes, other smoking materials, and illicit and illegal drugs. Prescribed mediations excluded. 


👉  Proof of vaccination is required + proof of booster if the first vaccine is over 6 months


👉  Close shared spaces

This is a very communal retreat with shared bedrooms and shared bathrooms. Some beds may only be 3 feet apart from each other. If for any reason, you do not feel safe being in such close quarters with other guests due to concerns for Covid-19/Delta & Omicron variant, it's best not to join this trip and wait until a time that feels best for you. We will be doing many more of these next year. 


👉  Shared rooms and bathrooms

Some rooms and bathrooms may be co-ed depending on sign-ups. We do our best to manage this and contact you for permission before placing you in a co-ed bedroom. This rarely happens, but it's worth giving you the heads up in case we contact you. We are not able to control bathrooms not being co-ed unless your room has a private bathroom. 


👉Classes will be recorded and available to our online community

In the spirit of making my work accessible, affordable, and building community, especially during this time of uncertainty, this retreat will also be available virtually so our community can experience the classes in the comfort and safety of their home. 


By participating in this retreat, you understand that you might be in the camera frame during class. We position the camera in the back corner of the room

Activities

There will be plenty of time between sessions to simply relax and connect with yourself, each other, and the land. 


Perched on 10 acres, atop a remote valley with beautiful views of the Santa Monica mountains, you can find yourself chilling in the jacuzzi or cedar sauna, or taking a swim in the small lap pool. There are also many places for quiet time like the sun patios or cozy up to the large living room fireplace in the 1920’s Spanish Mission-style house. 


If you feel like an adventure on your own, there are gorgeous hiking trails nearby and the Pacific Ocean is only 20 minutes away. Or take a drive into town where you can visit all the local shops and artisans. 

Cancellation Policy

Due to the exclusive offering of this retreat to Seane's mail list and the lead time to fill your spot. It makes it difficult for us to react to last-minute cancellations after the eblast has been sent out. 

Because of this, we must enforce a FIRM cancellation policy. 


Terms:

👉 If you need to cancel more than 30 days before the start of the retreat, there will be a $500 processing fee (your deposit), and the remaining balance will be refunded to your card.

👉 If you need to cancel 15-30 days before the start of the retreat, you will receive a 50% refund of the full cost of your spot.  

👉 If you need to cancel 0-14 days before the start of the retreat, you will receive no refunds.


In addition, in the event of fires in Topanga or COVID-19, we may need to reschedule this retreat. If so, we will refund you for your full amount minus any losses we may incur due to unforeseen circumstances that are out of our control. It is in our best interest to refund you in this type of situation. We cannot be responsible for any losses with airfare, transportation, or any other additional costs incurred during the planning of your trip. 


🚨Travel insurance is STRONGLY advised to cover you for any unexpected circumstances. 


🚨There are no exceptions with our cancellation policy due to the contractual commitments we have with our vendors. Unfortunately, we are not able to credit towards future offerings or transfer amounts towards online classes. 


🤎 We appreciate your understanding of our cancellation policies 🤎

Waiver and Release of Liability

CLICK HERE to read our Waiver and Release of Liability form and agree to our terms when completing registration. 


If you do not agree to our terms, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate. 

What’s included

  • 5 Night Stay
    On a Beautiful Private Estate in Topanga, CA.
  • 25 Hours of Practice
    See "Itinerary" Below.
  • 25 Hour Certificate
    25 Contact Hours that are Eligible for Yoga Alliance CEUs.
  • Activities
    4 Hours of Free Time Each Day to Hike, Get Wellness Treatments, Visit Local Shops and Restaurants, or Stay Onsite and Enjoy the Hot Tub, Sauna and Lap Pool.
  • Vegan Meals
    15 Delicious Organic Vegan Meals Served Fresh Daily + Daily Snacks, Nourishing Juices and Smoothies, and Sweet Treats!
  • Gratuity
    For our Private Chef.
  • Virtual Experience
    One Year Access to the Online Experience of This Retreat.
  • Transportation
    Participants are responsible for their own airfare and transportation to and from the retreat location.
  • Travel Insurance
    We strongly Suggest this!

Available Packages

Camping or Commuting
Sold Out

You have the option to camp on-site or commute to the property each day. 


Out of respect to our neighbors, commuters may arrive no earlier than 7am each morning and must leave the property at 9pm every night. Lots of Air B&B's in the area. Email jessica@seanecorn.com if you need assistance. 


Campers must bring their own setup.


This package includes:

  • Shared bathroom
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Certificate of completion for Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Immersion
  • 25 contact hours eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU's
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 15 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 
$2,250
Deposit: $500
A-Frame Cabin
Sold Out

This package includes:

  • A shared room with 2 single beds 
  • Five-night accommodations in a beautiful A-Frame Cabin under the stars
  • A shared bathroom that is a short walk outside from the cabin
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Heater in Cabin
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Certificate of completion for Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Immersion
  • 25 contact hours eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU's
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 15 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of A-Frame


If you're sharing with a specific attendee please email jessica@seanecorn.com so we can accommodate your needs.

$2,550
Deposit: $500
La Casa (Main House) - Double
Sold Out

This package includes:

  • A shared room with 2 single beds
  • Five-night accommodations in a 1920's Spanish Mission Style house
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Certificate of completion for Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Immersion
  • 25 contact hours eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU's
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 15 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of La Casa Double

$2,550
Deposit: $500
La Casa (Main House) - Triple
Sold Out

This package includes:

  • Shared room with 3 single beds
  • Five-night accommodations in a 1920's Spanish Mission Style house
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Certificate of completion for Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Immersion
  • 25 contact hours eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU's
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 15 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📸 Photos of La Casa Triple

$2,550
Deposit: $500
Bottom Floor - La Casa - 6 bed loft
Sold Out

This package includes:

  • Shared room with 6 single beds. 4 of the beds are up in a loft, and this package is for a single bed on the main floor (no climbing up ladder required)
  • Five-night accommodations in a 1920's Spanish Mission Style house
  • Shared bathroom
  • Private lounge space that looks out onto the patio
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Certificate of completion for Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Immersion
  • 25 contact hours eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU's
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 15 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of La Casa

$2,550
Deposit: $500
Top Floor/Loft - La Casa - 6 Bed Loft
only 1 left

👉 🚨 ⚠️You must be physically able to climb up and down a ladder to get in and out of your bed (see photos). Please email jessica@seanecorn.com if you have any questions or concerns.


This package includes:

  • Shared room with 6 single beds. This package is for a single bed up in a  charming, bright, and airy loft space that you must climb a ladder to get to. Please see photos below.
  • Five-night accommodations in a 1920's Spanish Mission Style house
  • Shared bathroom
  • Private lounge space that looks out onto the patio
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Certificate of completion for Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Immersion
  • 25 contact hours eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU's
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 15 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of La Casa

$2,550
Deposit: $500
La Casita Guesthouse Double
Sold Out

This package includes:

  • A shared room with 2 single beds
  • Five-night accommodations in La Casita Guesthouse
  • Shared bathroom, living room, small kitchen with mini-fridge and stove
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Certificate of completion for Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Immersion
  • 25 contact hours eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU's
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 15 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📸Photos of La Casita Double Room

$2,550
Deposit: $500
The Nest Single
Sold Out

This package includes:

  • A private room with 1 single bed
  • Five-night accommodations 
  • Shared bathroom outside of the unit that is a short walk outdoors and down a few steps
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Heater in Cabin
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Certificate of completion for Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Immersion
  • 25 contact hours eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU's
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 15 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of The Nest

$2,950
Deposit: $500
La Casita Guesthouse King Bed
Sold Out

$5100 is the total cost for 1-2 people


This package includes:

  • Five-night accommodations in La Casita 
  • King bed in a stand-alone two-bedroom guest house. The guesthouse is shared with two other people.
  • Shared bathroom, living room, small kitchen with mini-fridge and stove
  • Bedding, Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Central heating and cooling
  • 10 specially themed classes taught by Seane
  • Certificate of completion for Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Immersion
  • 25 contact hours eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU's
  • Access to the virtual experience for 1 year (Value $179)
  • 15 delicious organic vegan meals prepared fresh daily + daily snacks
  • Gratuity for our private chef 
  • Access to all the amenities on the property (pool, jacuzzi, etc.)
  • 4 hours of free time each day to explore all that Topanga has to offer. You will receive a folder with hikes, restaurants, shops, wellness services, and activities to do in your free time. 

📷 Photos of La Casita


Double Occupancy

If you're sharing with someone, please email jessica@seanecorn.com by February 4th and cc your roommate so we can add their information to the roster. After February 4th, there may not be enough room in the yoga room to accommodate additional guests. 


Because we are keeping attendance smaller, if the retreat is sold out, we will not be able to add extra guests. We will do our best to accommodate! Please let us know ASAP in order to guarantee a spot. 

$5,100
Deposit: $1,000
$NaN


Itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday

3pm Check-In (No earlier please)


5pm Intro / Opening Circle. Welcome! This class will begin with an explanation of the week, including the schedule, logistics, and a description of the facility and Topanga Canyon, followed by an overview of the history of Vinyasa Flow Yoga and a Slow Flow grounding practice as a way to de-stress, center and prepare the body for the week ahead.


7pm Dinner


10pm Quiet Time

Your Organizer


SC
Seane Corn
23 reviews
SEANE CORN is an internationally renowned yoga teacher and public speaker known for her social activism, impassioned style of teaching, and raw, honest, and inspired self-expression. Over her 25-year teaching career, Seane has created many instructional digital courses, including her groundbreaking series The Yoga of Awakening with Sounds True. Her book Revolution of the Soul was published in the fall of 2019.

Reviews

Absolutely amazing experience! The accommodations were simple and so comfortable it felt like home. The food was healthy and excellent, the staff professional and welcoming. The yoga was the most amazing experience. Seane is professional, intuitive, compassionate and so knolegeable about the whole of yoga. The best in my opinion.
By Shanti C for Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Intensive on 13 Apr, 2022
The best retreat I’ve ever attended! Fabulous energy; food was Devine, location was sacred, the people were fabulous and the teacher is remarkable and wise beyond words! Beautiful yoga classes that were intelligent, fostered kindness to each individual in the room and left one feeling full! Thank you. Deepest bow to the organizing team and to Seane Corn!
By Christine L for Vinyasa Flow for the Body & Beyond Teacher's Intensive on 29 Mar, 2022
I had a great time! Food was amazing! The accommodations were perfect. The location was ideal!
By Annie B for Align With Source: WISDOM on 15 Dec, 2021
NM
This trip was amazing. It is just what we both needed. I will be unpacking my own self for months to come. I love Seane Corn’s classes. I appreciate her pushing me to reconsider what my limit is. I loved Ali’s food. And Jessica is always so welcoming and friendly to everyone. I am so thankful this retreat happened. I felt safe and comfortable the entire time.
By Natalie M for Align With Source: WISDOM on 14 Dec, 2021
The most beautiful place and people, great food, and the best classes ever. Can’t wait to go again. The most amazing experience!!! Thank you!!!
By Melina S for Align With Source: LOVE on 26 Nov, 2021
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Wonderful!
By Justin R on 08 Nov, 2019