3 DAY RETREAT FACILITATORS
BODY (Asana), BREATH (Pranayama) and MIND (Meditation)
Russell Vitale wants you to feel the true integrity of a yoga class, and discover a more authentic yoga experience through his Revitalise Yoga Retreat. Russell brings over 12 years' experience in yoga practice, and is in his 7th year of teaching. Russell has trained 2000 hours+ with Yogacharya Master, Mr Bharath Shetty in Mysore India. He has been trained in Hatha and Ashtanga styles, both of which will be incorporated into the retreat yoga classes. Russell is currently learning Jyotish (Vedic) Astrological Yoga under the tutelage of Sadhu Priya Das.
SOUND HEALING YOGA MUSICIAN
California-born and Byron based roots artist Manoa weaves a dynamic soundscape of upbeat songs with positive messages and intention. His music ranges from laid back soulful folk melodies to groovy reggae loops that uplift the spirit and inspire bodies to move! Manoa’s early musical influences come from growing up sailing around the Caribbean and experiencing the music of the islands.
Michael has worked within the Byron shire community for over three years facilitating mindfulness workshops, meditations, holistic counselling and group work with Open Life, Vita Yoga, Naked Treaties and Byron Bay Detox Retreats.
Sadhu Priya das
Sadhu Priya das is a follower of the Gaudiya Vaisnava lineage initiated into the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya sampradaya by his Gurudev, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj. He has lived in temples and ashrams in India and abroad receiving personal instruction in the study of bhakti-yoga with a focus on Bengali, Sanskrit, Bhagavad-Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and other Vedic scriptures.
Sadhu has studied Vedic Astrology for the past 5 years and integrated that knowledge into his practice. He has taught classes in philosophy and astrology at various international gatherings and events over the past 12 years.