A Spring Break Yoga Retreat In Paradise With Fran Gallo

Check In date: 3/10/2019
Check Out date: 3/17/2019
Your Stay Will Feature

Spacious Villas with panoramic views, open terrace, & private infinity pool
Ocean views with direct views of the famous Whale’s Tail
Covered jungle yoga platform
High elevation offering cool breezes that relax your mind, body, and soul & enhance natural beauty sleep
Free standing tub and shower with spectacular views
Swim up bar and beautiful infinity pool with waterfall
Tropical setting with flora and fauna all around
Service bar in the villas
Organic drinks & food at our ‘guest-only’ restaurant

INCLUDED:

– ROUND TRIP GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM/TO AIRPORT

– BREAKFAST (Alcohol not included)

– DINNER (Alcohol not included)

– 1X/DAY UP/DOWN MOUNTAIN GROUP TRANSPORTATION FROM HOTEL

– GARDEN TO TABEL COOKING DEMO AND LUNCH

– 5 LUXURY VILLAS, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, 10 GUESTS

– 7 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN LUXURY VILLAS

– MORNING AND EVENING YOGA DAILY

– FACILITY PRIVATELY BOOKED – NO OTHER GUESTS

 

BONUS:

MONDAY: Guided hike to a waterfall from the property (30 minutes hike one way)

WEDNESDAY: Guided hike through tropical forest to beautiful swimming hole below a waterfall (2.5 hours each way)

 

1 Complimentary 30-minute private assisted-stretch session with Fran

 

Laurie Leonetti, a Whidbey Island fitness professional, will offer daily optional fitness classes, which will include water aerobics in our infinity pool, beach workouts, toning and calorie burning sweats!

 

Amount Per Person: $  2,475 without flight
DEPOSIT SCHEDULE:

– 50% – Due September 10th 2018

– 50% – Due January 12th 2019

Book your Escape Now!

VistaCelestial.com – reservations@vistacelestial.com

Contact Jennifer at 404-461-9596

About Fran:

Fran Gallo grew up in an Italian family in NW Indiana. She is the first family member born in the USA, her parents and sisters having immigrated to the USA from the small village of Grotte near Agrigento, Sicily. She is fluent in Italian and fluent in her parent’s Sicilian dialect, “Grutisi.” She graduated from Indiana University, studied French literature and culture at the Universite de Strasbourg in France for one year. Fran was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ziguinchor, Senegal, in West Africa. She later spent three years in Japan where she met her husband, Rick Clark.

Fran started practicing yoga as a means of releasing tension after long hours of working as an English Instructor at Green River Community College in Washington state. Love of yoga made Fran decide to devote herself to learning this meditative art in order to share its healing effects with others. In 1996, Fran studied intensively with and was certified under Yogi Vikashananda in Nepal. She has been teaching ever since then. According to Fran, the magic of yoga is in the discovery of being able to go beyond what we perceive as our limits and in the profound sense of peace and balance one feels after just one session of practice.

Fran’s teaching accommodates multi-level groups, includes concise verbal cues and gentle adjustments, and goes well beyond the physical aspect of Hatha Yoga. She attends yoga conferences and workshops regularly in order to continue her own yoga training. Some of Fran’s teachers include Angela Farmer, Judith Lasater, Erich Schiffmann, Donna Farhi, and Tias Little. Fran has recently taught/directed teacher training certification programs for the 200 hour level. She is also a Reiki practitioner.

She lives a bit of a split life, teaching hatha yoga Monday through Thursday in Seattle and spending Friday through Sunday at her coastal home in Ocean Shores, WA, where she gardens, writes, cooks, and does beach walks. It is a perfect setting for meditation.

Fran and her husband Rick built their home/sanctuary in Ocean Shores in 1999.  It’s a place where Fran can breathe in the pure ocean air, watch the storms come in off the Pacific, star gaze, read, watch films, and do long yoga practice sessions.  They call their coastal home Little Renaissance. Rick and Fran held yoga retreats at Little Renaissance from 1999 until last December 2017.  Now Fran’s focus is on teaching in Seattle and continuing to offer retreats within the US and abroad.  Fran loves to travel and speaks a few foreign languages, including Italian, French, Spanish (some), Japanese (not fluently), and Wolof.  She sees life as a continual learning process.

Fran has been teaching Hatha yoga since 1996 and I loves the community she is a part of through her yoga practice and teaching. She regularly attends yoga conferences.  Fran also teaches Yoga Therapy for the Special Needs Child, an after school teaching/enrichment experience. Visit Fran’s website at  www.FranGallo.com