Leona Downey. Nov 2-9
Leona Downey. Nov 2-9
On November 2, 2019, join Leona for 8 days of daily practice, luxury villas, delectable meals and immersive experiences in paradise.
About Leona Downey, MD
I am a retired medical oncologist who specialized in the treatment of breast cancer for over 11 years. After retiring from my medical practice in 2015, I began to dive deeper into my own yoga practice, exploring the many benefits it provided to me in physical, mental, and spiritual realms. But it was during my own breast cancer diagnosis and treatment that I realized just how deeply the practice could help me optimize my health. I then completed a yoga teacher training, and obtained YA RYT 200 certification so that I could share these amazing benefits with others battling breast cancer. Given my experience as a breast cancer specialist, a breast cancer survivor, and a yoga teacher, I feel that I am perfectly situated to lead you through this trying time, and help you emerge a new, stronger, healthier, happier you!
This retreat is for any breast cancer survivor (regardless of treatment type or time since treatment) who is interested in improving their health. As our personal support team (be it a spouse, partner, friend, or other) is so important in this cancer journey, one support person is invited to join you in the retreat if you wish (of course paying his/her own fee). You will learn how yoga can help you recover strength and flexibility, minimize side effects of cancer treatment, help you cope with the stresses and fears that a cancer diagnosis naturally brings, and much more! You will learn how to safely approach your practice, what precautions are important for breast cancer survivors, and the tools you need to build your own practice after you go home. Daily offerings will include two yoga asana classes, interactive lecture style teaching on yoga and breast cancer, delicious healthy meals, and plenty of time to relax and enjoy our luxurious tropical paradise. Join us in November and explore how yoga can help you!
What You Get
Eight days at our luxury jungle villas
Staff: cook, maid, concierge and tour guide
Sunrise and sunset yoga sessions
Use of yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets
Three delicious/nutrient-dense meals daily
Mosaic classes led by Lily
Three guided adventures
Snorkel at Los Arcos day
Jungle hike and private beach club day
Giveback day (seva)
Use of villa's private pool and main pool
All taxes and fees
Airfare, airport transfers and travel insurance
Spa services and optional tours
Need help? 1-888-960-6149
Sharing a room and paying together? In the Accommodation dropdown menu below, select a "Double Occupancy" option and then select "2" in the Quantity field.