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Teaching Skills #301:  Jivamukti Vinyasa Yoga

All Levels Yoga, Music, Meditation Retreat
Extra Option for Yoga Teachers
40 Hour Higher Education credit for

500 Hour Yoga Teachers Diploma

Libby Love

Jivamukti Yoga


19 Jul - 26 Jul, 7 nights
Jivamukti Vinyasa Yoga
Extra Option:Teachers Training

Credit: 40 Hours Yoga Alliance

From 1,250€

Empowering Body & Spirit from our Roots to the Crown
A retreat and teacher training for expanding our practice
and Teaching Skills

Our Invitation for You

Empowering Body & Spirit from our Roots to the Crown.
How yoga helps us to find our voice and know that we are an agent of healing in the world. An intensive practice strengthening and freeing our body, empowering our Spirt and uplifting our Self-esteem.

Retreat Program Description

A Rejuvating Retreat for YOU– ALL levels welcome! 

A full week of practice that covers the spectrum of our needs, physical, and psychological, that will strengthen our bodies with dynamic morning Vinyasa Yoga practice, relax our nervous and myo fascia systems with afternoon yin practice, and uplift our spirits with music, singing, contemplation, and beautiful philosophical insights.

Extra Option for Yoga Teachers:

This retreat is also a Higher Education Teacher Training Program for Yoga Teachers.  Special attention and instruction will be given to yoga teachers.

Practice: Asana-Chanting-Pranayama. ENJOY — GROW  — LEARN!

CREDIT:  Yoga Alliance, NYSY Academy, Libby Love Jivamukti Teacher Training, 500 hour Programs. 

After attending the entire program, Yoga Teachers receive:

40 hour Continuing Education Credit for Yoga Alliance.

40 hour Credit for your 500 Hour Certification Programs with above academies.

A few words about this Jivamukti Vinyasa Yoga program:

How does one hear a voice from deep within an unfamiliar place?  Examine the structure of the place and practice the art of listening.  The deepest listening enables us to hear innate knowledge, ergo express our true voice.

Yoga is a proven way to help us understand the true power behind our voice.  We will turn ourselves upside down and inside out examining our personal power – love itself working through the instrument of the body.

Self esteem comes with the ability to listen to the innate knowledge of our soul, so that we may act with courage and confidence, from the directions of our heart.

Yoga fans a spark of confidence, joy and ease of action inside of us. But a lack of self esteem can keep us from realising our potential contribution to the whole, leaving us feeling incapable of making a difference, because we believe our actions are too small.  To be established in Self esteem is to be in alignment with the purest intentions, the mutually beneficial intentions which your soul sings to you.  Yoga is the art of learning how to listen and interpret what your soul sings.  If we want to hear what our soul needs to express as our purpose in life, we must take time to be quiet and learn how to listen.  And Mani is the perfect place to do this.

We must tune our instrument, strengthen the body, untangle the strings, balance the pressure, and still the empty space.  Then, what moves through the instrument is pure, beautiful and uplifting to others, which is in turn uplifting to ourselves as well.  Our acts become holy.  We can learn to hear, to take guidance from our intuition which comes to us from the whole, from nature, but by way of our inner existence.  Our ’Self informed’ acts are born in a still, inner environment, and are a benefit to the existence of the whole together.


Day 1: Examine the structure of my Being
The 5 layers of our Being or Koshas, and an overview of the Chakra system
Asana Focus: We will practice a full range Vinyasa Class, addressing all 5 levels of our body/existence.
Spiritual Focus/Questions:
Our 5 bodies or layers of being, and the benefit of working with the chakra as a powerful subtle system of use and direction of power.
Day 2: Chakra 1 – Where do I stand?
Asana Focus: Standing, Rooting Asanas
Day 3: Chakra 2 – How my memories influence my perception
Asana Focus: forward bends
Day 4: Chakra 3 – Making space for the manifestation of our personal gifts
Asana Focus: twists
Day 5: Chakra 4 – Courage to share, the true power of the heart
Asana Focus: back bends
Day 6: Chakra 5 – Surrendering personal will to divine will
Asana Focus: shoulderstand

About Vocal Improvisation:

Extra Option for one Afternoon: Voice Improvisation

To paraphrase the internationally acclaimed improvisational vocalist Rhiannon, “Improvisation teaches us to look at our options, to keep listening for grace, and when we hear it, to move – now. Moment to moment is all there is, following one breath, one note, one idea at a time.”
That’s the space we work within when we improvise. It takes some attributes to enter that space, but musical experience is not one of them. All that is required is a willingness to try, to trust, to be a little fearless. To play with the ideas presented and just see how it feels and where they take you. To be open to whatever bubbles up from the inside, or that inspires from the outside. To take hold of the moment and give it voice.
Day 7: Chakra 6 – Role of humility in the awakening yogi
Asana Focus: head down, heart up
Day 8: Chakra 7 – The art of listening: Our conversations with Self
Asana Focus: binding postures

Daily Schedule

8 -11 Morning meditation, Satsang, and Dynamic Vinyasa/Asana practice
11:00 Delicious Full Brunch
13:00 Free time to rest or swim/hike
17:30 Afternoon Restorative practice – Yin yoga, key posture intensive
19:00 Sunset Mantra Singing
20:15 Dinner


18:00-18:30 Welcome circle. Easy introduction practice, dinner and early bed time.

8 – 11am Morning meditation, Satsang, and
Dynamic Vinyasa/Asana practice
11am Delicious Full Brunch
Sometimes we may have to ask for an early room check out by 10.00—11.00am

40 Hour Higher Education Credit

*NYSY Academy, 500  Hour Yoga Teachers Diploma
* Yoga Alliance, RYT 500

If you are following this as a Course for Credit, the following are necessary.
Yoga Teachers 200 Hour Diploma
Or you can also enjoy this retreat, simply as a practitioner.

A few words about Teachers/Facilitators

About Libby

A life long student of dance, acrobatics, piano and musicianship, Libby teaches classes infused with her life’s experience.  For her, the body is a vehicle through which we  may discover our existence and purpose.  The yoga practice refines our ability to use the tools available – our body and our inner as well as sensual experiences – to know our divine selves.

A practitioner since 2003, Libby received certification as a Jivamukti yoga teacher from founders Sharon Gannon and David life in 2007, and has since been teaching at yoga schools and festivals in the United States and Europe. She teaches regular classes and workshops at her yoga home, Love Yoga, in Kufstein, Austria.
In her classes, she caters to the possibilities of each student with a focus on alignment and flow. Her intent is for the students to work with their breath and intuition, focusing inner strength in order to direct what the physical body can achieve, resulting in a powerful sense of self-esteem. She teaches that the goal of yoga is to evidence the unity of the individual to all beings, and that, in so doing, one can realise strength and confidence through the practice and peace and happiness in life.

When you are ready for POSITIVE CHANGE,
your life will CHANGE POSITIVELY!

A few words about Teachers/Facilitators

About Karla

SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to 2020 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, CARLA will not be with us this summer.

Guest Teacher offering one afternoon special afternoon session:

“Harris lends enough of her pulse to be a part of the heartbeat of the entire process, vocals and instrumentals, and the strange meandering force that lies between…”
–Carol Banks Weber,

Jazz vocalist Karla Harris, known for dynamic diversity within the music, has made a career within the art form she loves for decades, performing for audiences from Portland to Provence, including at events such as the Sarasota Jazz Festival, Portland Jazz Festival, Oregon Coast Jazz Party, Nantucket Arts Festival, Atlanta Jazz Party, and a TED Talk. She has released critically acclaimed albums, her latest, Certain Elements, reached #44 on the prestigious Jazz Week chart and receives international airplay.

In addition to performing and recording, Harris is an artist-in-residence at Kennesaw State University teaching Applied Vocal Jazz within the Jazz Studies department. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her family and one sassy poodle.


Value & Prerequisites

Early Bird, Until April 30, 2020
€ 1,250 Triple or 4 Bed Room
€ 1,380 Double
€ 1,980 Single

After May 1, 2020
€ 1,450 Triple or 4 Bed Room
€ 1,580 Double
€ 2,180 Single

  • Accommodations, 7 nights
  • Daily Yoga classes & meditation
  • Τwo delicious vegetarian meals a day (brunch and dinner) and Light
  • All yoga equipment and accessories
  • Biodegradable toiletries
  • Transfer to and from Zen Rocks Mani
  • Transfers around Zen Rocks and the area
  • Additional therapeutic treatments or private yoga sessions where applicable.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Zen Rocks, rediscover yourself in paradise.


Double Room

Double Room

Deluxe Triple Room with Sea View. This triple room features a balcony, dining area and minibar. Share a room with two of your friends or two other retreat guests.

Triple Room

Triple Room

Deluxe Triple Room with Sea View. This triple room features a balcony, dining area and minibar. Share a room with two of your friends or two other retreat guests.

Quadruple Room

Quadruple Room

Deluxe Quadruple Room with Sea View. This quadruple room features a balcony, dining area and minibar. Share a room with three of your friends or three other retreat guests.


Have a question?

All our retreats aim to create a nurturing and welcoming environment for all levels of practice and all student needs. All programs offer the opportunity for a dose of daily good exercise through yoga or pilates, walks in nature and/or swimming in the sea, and both restorative and meditation practice. A weekly program offers a complete experience of well-being. Our teachers are highly experienced and skilled. If a program seems enticing to you, it is probably the one you need. Make a bold step and trust it: Go for it!

Absolutely! Our friendly staff and group of guests/friends will make you feel right at home. Surrounded by good company, with space to be on your own, according to your needs and wishes.

Yes. As long as one understands and respects the philosophy of Zen Rocks, your partner can join in the daily activities, or feel free to relax and follow their own schedule. Your friend or partner will feel warmly welcome at Zen Rocks.

Book early, as soon as you know the retreat you are interested in, and your schedule. Click here to send us your questions or to register. Link: REGISTER

We would be happy to help arrange your transfer from Athens or Kalamata to Zen Rocks.
The retreat is located about 30 minutes south of the city of Kalamata, in a quiet olive grove amidst sea and blue skies. The closest village to us is Kalianeika, about one kilometer from us. There is airport access both from Athens Airport (3 hours from ZR) and from Kalamata Airport (30-40min from ZR).

-Flights to Athens International Airport (ATH) and transportation to Zen Rocks
All major airlines fly to Athens international airport, called Eleftherios Venizelos. Zen Rocks is about a 2.5-3 hours’ drive from Athens. We can arrange a private transport for you and/ or your group or you can rent a car to drive yourself to Zen Rocks. The ride is beautiful, and you can enjoy a direct ride along the new Athens-Kalamata highway, or you can make stops in places like the sites of Ancient Mycenae, Ancient Nemea, the city of Nafplion, and the town of Kalamata.

-Flights to/from Kalamata (KLX)
More and more there are direct and/or charter flights to the small airport of Kalamata from different European cities. Also, new 30 minutes flights have just started from Athens to Kalamata regional airport are very reasonably priced if booked well in advance.
Alternatively, you can fly to Kalamata from the northern Greek town of Thessaloniki.

-Transportation options while in Greece
The way to reach Zen Rocks is either with our luxurious Mini Van for 8 people or by renting a car from Athens or Kalamata and drive around on your own. Our office can assist you with your car rental reservation. Or you can make your booking directly. During your stay at Zen Rocks our minivan is available for hire along with an experienced driver. The rates for transfers with our minivan are in the attached document titled: ZenRocksRates.
Allow us to book your transfer from Athens or Kalamata. Simply email us at:

The retreat is located about 30 minutes South of the city of Kalamata, in a quiet olive grove amidst the sea and blue skies. The closest village to us is Kallianeika.

1. Drive on the new freeway from Athens to Kalamata, and be prepared to stop frequently for tolls. Expect to pay around 15€ each way. It may take you 2-2.5 hours to reach Kalamata.

2. Stay on the freeway and exit Kalamata heading towards Areopolis and Kitries. After the freeway ends, you will pass Lidl, and a café called Cosi on the right, and then the road forks and you see a road sign. At this point you have the option of heading up towards the mountain towards Areopolis and Kardamyli, or taking a right towards the sea and Kitries. You can reach us either way. We are giving you directions through the coastal road here, as it may be easier to find our location this way.

3. Take a right towards Kitries and drive down the coast for about 10-15 minutes. Right as you approach Kitries, the road goes uphill. There is a big retaining wall right in front of you, causing you to almost stop. You see a road sign for Doloi.

4. Make a sharp left up the mountain towards Doloi.

5. Drive for 5 minutes until you reach the village of Kalianeika.

6. When you reach Kalianeika, stop in front of the church and set your odometer to 0.

7. Drive for one kilometer, and you will come to switch back turn where you will see a fence with big cacti and a huge rock. You are getting close.

8. Immediately afterwards, you see a second switch back turn and a couple small signs for Zen Rocks. At this point leave the asphalt road and enter a smaller cement farm road. Drive 200 meters on cement, and then another 400 meters of dirt road. At this point you will see the electrical posts and a cement road up on your left. This is our private drive way to Zen Rocks.

(Attention: our drive way is the SECOND paved road you see on your left. Do not take the first one, right where the cement ends… wait till you drive the extra 400 meters of dirt and pebble road and you come across the electrical wires and big posts… at this point you will also notice that the farm road you are on is covered with the cement of our paved drive way.)
9. Go left on our cement road. It is a sharp incline. Come up on first gear and full throttle. Small cars will do fine if you know how to drive fearlessly.

10. Welcome to Zen Rocks.
As Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn says: YOU HAVE ARRIVED!

Το Zen Rocks Mani βρίσκεται σε απόσταση περίπου 30 λεπτών Νότια από τη πόλη της Καλαμάτας, ανάμεσα σε ήσυχους ελαιώνες, τον ουρανό και τη θάλασσα! Το κοντινότερο χωριό είναι τα Καλλιανέικα.
1. Πάρτε τη νέα εθνική οδό απο την Αθήνα προς τη Καλαμάτα οπου θα χρειαστεί να σταματήσετε συχνά σε σταθμούς διοδίων. Υπολογείστε οτι το συνολικό κόστος των διοδίων θα ειναι 15€ η διαδρομή. Η απόσταση ειναι περιπου 2-2.5 ώρες απο την Αθήνα μέχρι να φτάσετε στη Καλαμάτα.
2. Μείνετε στην εθνική οδό και βγείτε στην έξοδο της Καλαμάτας με κατεύθυνσή προς Αρεόπολη και Κιτριές. Όταν τελειώσει η εθνική οδός, θα συναντήσετε ένα σούπερ μάρκετ Lidl και μια καφετέρια στα δεξιά σας που ονομάζεται Cosi. Σε εκείνο το σημείο ο δρόμος χωρίζεται και θα δείτε μια πινακίδα. Σε αυτό ακριβώς το σημείο, έχετε την επιλογή είτε να συνεχίσετε προς το βουνό με κατεύθυνση προς Αρεόπολη και Καρδαμύλη είτε να πάρετε το δρόμοι που είναι στα δεξιά σας που πάει μέσω του παραλιακού δρόμου στις Κιτριές. Όποιο δρόμο και να πάρετε μπορείτε να έρθετε στο Zen Rocks Mani. Εμείς παρακάτω σας δίνουμε οδηγίες από το παραλιακό δρόμο μιας και θεωρούμε ότι είναι ο πιο εύκολος δρόμος για να έρθετε.
3. Κάνετε δεξιά προς Κιτριές και οδηγείτε στο παραλιακό δρόμο για περίπου 10-15 λεπτά. Στο σημείο που έχετε φτάσει σχεδό στις Κιτριές, ο δρόμος έχει μια ανηφόρα. Στο σημείο αυτό υπάρχει ένας μεγάλος τοίχος μπροστά σας που σας αναγκάζει σχεδόν να σταματήσετε. Εκεί βλέπετε μια πινακίδα προς Δολούς.
4. Εκεί αριστερά προς το βουνό με κατεύθυνση προς Δολούς.
5. Οδηγείστε προς τα επάνω αυτόν τον δρόμο με τις στροφές, για 5 λεπτά μέχρι να βρείτε το χωριό Καλιανέϊκα.
6. Όταν φτάσετε στα Καλιανέϊκα, σταματήστε μπροστά από την εκκλησία και ρυθμίστε το μετρητή χιλιομέτρων σας στο 0.
7. Οδηγείστε για 1 χιλιόμετρο και θα δείτε μια στροφή φουρκέτα, η οποία σας φέρνει προς τα δεξια. Εκεί θα δείτε ένα φράχτη με μεγάλους κάκτους και ένα τεράστιο βράχο. Πλησιάζετε!
8. Αμέσως μετά βλέπετε μια ακόμα στροφή φουρκέτα που στρίβει τον δρόμο προς τα αριστερά. Θα δείτε δύο μικρές πινακίδες για το Zen Rocks. Σε αυτό το σημείο αφήνετε το ασφαλτοστρωμένο δρόμο και μπαίνετε προς τα δεξιά σε έναν μικρό αγροτικό δρόμο από τσιμέντο.
Οδηγείστε για 200 μέτρα στο τσιμεντένιο επαρχιακό δρόμο και άλλα 400 μέτρα σε χωματόδρομο. Ακολουθήστε τις πινακίδες για να μην μπείτε στον ελαιώνα που είναι πριν από εμάς. Περιμένετε να δείτε το σημείο με την πινακίδα του Zen Rocks να δείχνει τον ανηφορικό ιδιωτικό τσιμεντένιο δρόμο στα αριστερά σας. Είναι που θα σας φέρει στο κατάλυμα.
Σε αυτό το σημείο και μόνο θα δείτε και τους στύλους της ΔΕΗ να ανεβαίνουν προς τα πάνω.
9. Κάντε αριστερά σε αυτόν τον τσιμεντένιο δρόμο. Έχει έντονη ανηφορική κλίση, οπότε βάλτε πρώτη ταχύτητα για να ανεβείτε. Ακόμα και μικρά αυτοκίνητα ανεβαίνουν άνετα. Είναι λίγο σα να ανεβαίνετε ίσια πάνω στον ουρανό, στα σύννεφα… Απογειώνεστε λοιπόν.
10. 5 Δευτερόπτα μετά: Καλώς ορίσατε στο Zen Rocks Mani. Χαλαρώστε και απολαύστε τη διαμονή σας!

Όπως λέει και ο δάσκαλος του Ζεν Thich Nhat Hahn: You have arrived! Pause. Enjoy!

Let us know about your needs and preferences and we can pre-arrange the perfect nurturing massage or related therapy session for you.

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