6 days Rise Retreat: Resilience Through Yoga

13th – 18th October, 2022

20hrs CEP

Become more resilient and take even more of yoga’s benefits off the mat.

While yoga can help us feel better at the end of a class, it can also do so much more!

Yoga can help us handle uncertainty, face our fears, and to feel safe in ourselves and confident that we can handle what life brings. 

In this retreat we will discover how!

Explore how yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, self-inquiry, and more help us cultivate 5 pillars of resilience so we can face life’s challenges more gracefully and recover more skillfully.

Learn the theory and science behind how these techniques expand our resilience physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and put the techniques into practice.

Daily practice sessions and workshops are designed to help yoga students who wish to get more of yoga’s benefits in their daily life and to help yoga teachers better understand the resilience building aspects of yoga so they can share them with their students.

Yoga teachers are eligible for 20 continuing education contact-hours through Yoga Alliance.

Nothing is certain or guaranteed in life but we can focus on what we can control…ourselves! We can strengthen our relationship with ourselves and our minds so we can better self-regulate and ride the waves of life with greater ease.

Join us for an intentional week of connection, practice, study, and play designed to help us elevate our yoga, our resilience, our consciousness, and our lives.

Together we rise!

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140 euro off through August 25th


Become more resilient and take even more of yoga’s benefits off the mat with this 20hrs CEP Immersive Retreat. 

Be Ready to practice & learn

About your Mindset
How to have a helpful relationship to stress, shift attentional biases, diffuse unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, install helpful thought constructs, and how yoga’s ultimate power is a life-transforming shift in mindset.

About your Mind
How to reduce the suffering generated by your own mind, learn about the types of thought formations and mind-states, how to cultivate equanimity, how to “let go” mentally, how to meditate, and how meditation trains the brain for resilience and reduces the causes of suffering.

About your Breath
How to use your breath to regulate your nervous system, calm yourself in moments of challenge, and improve your stress tolerance.

About your Physical Body
How to release tension and chronic holding patterns, how to balance effort and ease for better performance, how to use asana to build confidence, connect with your body’s intelligence, and cultivate equanimity, how to use asana to train stress recovery and resilience

About your Emotional Body
How to use yogic practices to cultivate positive emotions and access self-soothing capabilities, how to process and clear emotions, how to navigate inner resistance and release fears and impressions (samskaras) that are at the root of many fears and limiting patterns.

Who is this retreat for

Anyone who wants more mental strength and flexibility ✓ 

Yoga enthusiasts and teachers who wish to more fully reap the benefits of yoga off the mat ✓

Those who wish to explore yoga beyond the asana class ✓

Those who want to cultivate the power to shift runaway negative emotions, unrestrained mental patterns, poor focus and attention, reactivity, cravings, etc. ✓

Those who wish to be more comfortable in uncertainty, in themselves, and with life’s ups and downs  ✓


Starting from 1.070 euros

Options in shared, private and double room.

5 nights accommodation
5 days full Program: classes and workshops
Training Book
Delicious veggie breakfast, lunch and dinner, buffet style.
City Tax

Daily Schedule

06:00 – 06:30
07:30 – 09:30

9:30 – 10:30  
10:30 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 17:00
17:00 – 18:30
18:30 – 19:30

20:00 – 21:00

Bonus Resilience Building Practice (optional)
Morning Practice: Heat-building hatha-vinyasa yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, inquiry, etc.
Free time
Free time
Workshop/Theory Session
Free time
Evening practice: Yin or restorative yoga, yoga nidra, etc.

Please note on arrival day there is an opening circle, and on leaving day there is a closing circle. Please plan to reach the location of the training by 4 p.m. on the first day, and leave after 11 a.m. on the last day.


Floripa Surf & Yoga House, Sicily


Check this section or contact us for any further information!

What level practitioner is this for?
All levels are welcome!  Options are always given for all levels so everyone can practice where they are and have options to challenge themselves.

Do I have to be a yoga teacher to attend the retreat?
Nope!  This retreat is designed for both the practitioner who is excited and curious about how to use yoga to increase their resilience and for yoga teachers to better understand this and be able to share it with their students.

How difficult will the asana be?
The morning asana practice will be an invitation to play at the edge of your comfort zone and every participant will have options to find their own edge.  As it is a resilience training retreat, you will be supported in finding this edge in a skillful way that deeply engages your mindset, mind, and your breath and you will practice creating relaxation and release after challenge.


Who is Monica

“I love to share yoga by combining my Western & Eastern trainings to create a blend of the modern Western scientific, psychological, physiological, therapeutic, & functional aspects of yoga with yoga’s more traditional holistic, spiritual, and energetic expressions.

I aim to help people advance their yoga practice by taking it off the mat and into their daily lives to become free from external and internal limits so they can realize their true nature.  

I believe yoga is a self-psychology technology that changes our lives by shifting our identity & reality. When we live our yoga, we engage with life through a new mindset. This allows us to recognize & unwind our egoic wounds and patterns so we can rest more in our true nature that is blissful, fearless, & expansive.”

See what Students experienced
with Floripa Yoga Academy

“"I have been to many different classes with different teachers and Monica is truly the real deal. She is warm, friendly, genuinely nice and passionate about yoga and about her students having a positive experience. ​ The class was adapted really nicely to meet all the levels who were present (one person's first time through to a very experienced yogi) without judgment in a truly positive energetic way.I learnt some new poses or twists on poses and mainly I thoroughly enjoyed the vibe that Monica created in class, with her own authentic style.This, for me, is what yoga is about: a full body, mind and soul experience of balance, healing, connection, strength and energetic peace."!“
“She provides such a safe space to explore­­ your core values, struggles, hopes, and dreams…all with unending patience, understanding, and sincerity. I don’t know how she does it, but somehow a-ha moments come easier to me when I'm with her. She really provides the best environment for you to connect to your inner wisdom and light, and that is a very special gift. I highly recommend studying with Monica, and I can’t wait to learn with her again!“

6 days Rise Retreat
Resilience Through Yoga

Become more resilient and take even more of yoga’s benefits off the mat with this 20hrs CEP Immersive Retreat. 

140 euro off through August 25th