45th Sanibel Escape
April 25 - May 2, 2020
with Bobbi Goldin
Sanibel Island Retreat
Since the early 1980's The Yoga Institute of Miami and I (Bobbi Goldin) have been bringing folks together to share Yoga and time on an island that welcomes all with open arms. The Gulf of Mexico is warm and calm for us. The sand is white, smooth and covered with amazing shells of all sizes and shapes, some with shy creatures living inside. The air is sweet with aromas of nature. Stars are so bright that walking the beach at night rarely requires a flashlight. The Iyengar Yoga sessions are intentionally designed to keep us in tune with the harmony of ourselves and the glorious nature around us... for a whole week. This combination has brought people back for this course year after year. So, for the 45th time, this is an invitation to join a congenial group in rejuvenating mentally, physically and emotionally with Yoga and nature. Come and explore with me, Bobbi, Yoga and nature on Sanibel Island, April 25 - May 2, 2020.
The Yoga Course
All levels will be encouraged to stimulate their minds and bodies by expanding known boundaries and letting go from the INSIDE. This internal acceptance brings calmness to the mind as we gain confidence and self-assuredness. The Iyengar Method of Hatha Yoga will be the basis of the course, which includes balancing flexibility with strength, building endurance and refining our bodies with correct alignment; passive poses and reclining pranayama. Previous experience is not required. Please bring a Yoga "sticky mat" and a sturdy belt, along with an open mind and sense of humor. We will have mats and belts for sale; the mind and humor must come with you. Classes are held in a bright Hall, which is biking, walking or driving distance (2 miles) from our beach housing. Between classes there is time for biking (rentable), and all kinds of beach and water sports. Massage therapists will be available for our group. We will be fortunate to have Jane Barrett assisting in our yoga sessions. Jane has been teaching and practicing Iyengar Yoga for more than thirty years and is known for her knowledge of Yoga, as well as her good nature. Jane is the Director of the Raleigh Yoga Center in North Carolina. Evenings are free time with optional planned events. Catch the magnificent sunsets at Blind Pass between Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Bobbi has studied with Mr. B.K.S.Iyengar in India. He certified her Junior Intermediate. She is committed to the promotion of the highest quality Yoga practice and education possible. Bobbi believes it is vital to remember this: "We do Yoga to quiet the mind and soothe the heart. When we are physically and mentally strong, elastic and stable, the quality of life is high and then each day is a gift." Bobbi is known for her ability to individualize in her classes so everyone's needs are met and each feels personally touched. She is strongly influenced by Ramanand Patel and John Schumacher.
Location, Housing, Meals
Sanibel Island is on the west coast of Florida. If flying into Ft. Myers, have the Sanibel Taxi take you to SAND POINT, 2737 West Gulf Drive. We rent charming two bedroom, two bath condos right on the beach with a fresh water pool. Each unit has a/c, tv, phone, full linens and a complete kitchen with washer and dryer and a view of the Gulf of Mexico. All the convenience, few responsibilities. There will be 3 - 4 people per apartment unless otherwise requested. The Island is known for its variety of restaurants of all types and all prices. Many feature excellent local seafood. There are food markets and a well-stocked health food store. Casual clothing is the general fare to go most everywhere. Sanibel and Captive Islands are bird sanctuaries to be explored on foot, by kayak or on wheels.
We arrive Saturday, April 25, check-in anytime after 3 pm. We will do Yoga Sunday through Friday, 2 ½ hours each morning and 1 ½ hours each afternoon. Departure is Saturday, May 2 by 10 a.m.
$1698.00 Yoga and Housing
$1098.00 Yoga NO Housing
$698.00 Extra fee for private bedroom & bath or for housing for non Yoga friends, if space allows
Deposit of $849.00 (or 50% of full fees) with the registration secures your space.
THE BALANCE OF FEES ARE DUE April 10,
PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THIS IMPORTANT DATE.
Cancellation fee of $300.00 prior to April 10th. No refunds after April 10th.
Contact Bobbi Goldin at the Yoga Institute to make your Reservation or follow this link to the on-line registration form. If the form is not working, please contact us by phone at 305-969-5999, or e-mail us at Bobbi Goldin.