Slow Down Retreat

About This Retreat

¨The highest motive in life is to be like WATER. It fights nothing or no one.
It flows from and back to its source, and in the flowing smooths and wears away all resistance.¨ (taoist saying)

Each season represents changes in nature and in the way we live and practice yoga.Equilibrium’s first retreat of 2019 is dedicated to the WINTER season, which is represented by the WATER element.

Based on Chinese Medicine and Taoist 5 Elements Philosophy, this retreat is designed to find & establish balance & harmony by aligning with the natural flow of life. The body organs which are more active during Winter are the kidney and the bladder. The asanas will focus on all the extensions of the spine, and the interior of the legs. The practice is slow but powerful.

About María Abad


Maria was introduced to yoga at an early age in her native Venezuela, she shares with us more than twenty five years of practice, and fifteen years of teaching experience. She has completed a variety of international Yoga trainings, and certifications in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Taoist, Iyengar, Restorative, Bikram, Tantra, and Laughter Yoga. Furthermore, she is an Asian healing arts therapist, specializing in Thai Massage.

“Being part of our Taoist Yoga for the Seasons (4 retreats) you will have the opportunity of flowing with the nature. Starting with what you eat to what type of yoga you should practice or which part of your body is more sensitive, you will learn how to respect and harmonize with nature’s season. This is what Taoist Philosophy is all about” – Maria Abad

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 07:00 AM: Tea & Coffee
  • 08:00 AM: Yoga Practice
  • 10:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 11:30 AM: Taoist Philosophy Class
  • 02:00 PM: Lunch
  • 03:30 PM: *Kriya Center Therapies, Private Meditation Sessions or Personal Time
  • 05:30 PM: Yin Yoga Practice
  • 07:00 PM: Dinner

*Treatments from our Kriya Center or private pranayama/meditation sessions are available at an additional cost.

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