Yoga and Sea Kayak Retreat with Ilene Price and Leigh Lubin
This retreat is lead by:
Master of Arts in Teaching, ERYT200, RYT500, Leigh is an exceptional yoga teacher and a seasoned guide. Leigh has a special gift for teaching people how to access their subtle bodies and optimal alignment. Leigh has studied and practiced Iyengar, Anusara, Forrest, and Flow yoga for over 20 years. Leigh leads teacher trainings, workshops, and group classes and believes in making yoga accessible and exciting for all bodies. Expect anything from form, to flow, to energy in her dynamic, enlightening, and alignment-based classes. She is dedicated to offering yoga that creates space, ease, and stability. Her practice and teaching philosophy stems from her belief that the inner expression of asana is the most powerful and effective path towards personal growth and cultivates the strongest exterior expression of asana. Leigh is inspired to help people tap into and express their best.
Leigh has guided sea kayaking, ice travel, backpacking, team development, and naturalist adventures for all ages over the last 20 years. She trained Outdoor Professionals in the Prince William Sound College Outdoor Studies program (Alaska) and taught 6th-12th grade Science for several years. She is gifted at creating a space for self-development, community, and growth. She has a multitude of ways to connect people to their environment or subject matter. She brings this educational background to both her guiding and yoga instruction which results in deep satisfaction, understanding, integration, and inspiration in her clients and students. Come practice and play with Leigh!
Professional sea kayak guide and ACA (American Canoe Association) kayak instructor, Ilene has been sea kayak guiding in some of the most spectacular paddling destinations in the world since 2011: Alaska, Panama, and Patagonia. She currently spends her northern summers guiding in the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska and her winters leading kayaking trips in the Caribbean and Pacific of Panama. Ilene first came to guide camping and sea kayaking trips in Guna Yala (aka San Blas) in Panama in the winter season 2010-2011 and immediately fell in love with the place and the people. She works very closely with the Guna, a semi-autonomous indigenous group of Panama whose territory includes 365 tropical islands, where the kayaking trips take place. Trips with Ilene in Panama offer a unique invitation into the lives of the friendly and warm-hearted Guna.
One of Ilene’s passions is sharing these beautiful places and cultures with others. Her enthusiasm and open-heartedness are contagious. Her guests often comment on how accepted she is by the Guna, some of whom have become lifelong friends. Ilene’s other passion of yoga joined her with Leigh Lubin to collaborate and offer this “dream trip” in Panama. What could be better than yoga and sea kayaking on both coasts of a diverse country!
Client Testimonials for Leigh Lubin and Ilene Price
“The trip had a good balance of yoga, adventure, relaxation, and cultural connection. We did a lot those 8 days!! When I got back to Sweden it felt like I had been away for at least 3 weeks. We had a great flow!!! Yes! But I feel stronger and more relaxed after the trip. It felt like traveling with friends, without having to think about any planning. I felt very VIP all the time. Leigh & Ilene organized everything perfect, always listening to what the group wanted to do. And you both have such an outstanding energy!” -Ulrika C.
“Best yoga instructor ever! Love the fine tune verbal cues that assist you in getting the most out of your practice.” -K. Cummings
“Leigh is supportive and encouraging to all students. Because she teaches and reinforces the correct posture in each class, over time, you begin to know what to focus on before she even reminds you.” -Bonnie C.
“I was blown away at the deep relationships Ilene had developed with the local indigenous Guna peoples. We didn’t go anywhere without our Guna guide, Nemesio, who translated for us and became a good friend. This allowed us to engage with parts of the Guna culture that most tourists don’t have access to. Ilene opened up worlds for us inside the indigenous Guna culture. Words can’t express how grateful I am for the opportunity to have taken this trip of a lifetime in Guna Yala, Panama. Thank you for taking me on the most beautiful vacation of my life!” -S.S.
“What a fabulous trip Ilene and Leigh put together for our group of six who started as strangers, but left as good friends. Ilene, the kayak expert, and Leigh, the yoga expert, were great co-leaders. It was obvious that they enjoyed working together, supporting each other whatever situation might arise and having tons of fun… The best part was the chance to learn and experience so much yoga. This was my first retreat experience with yoga and Leigh was wonderful. She shared her years of yoga experience in a way that was welcoming, gentle and as challenging as I wanted. It really was a learning experience in a restful, beautiful setting. I had my first experience doing Stand-Up-Paddle boarding which was a lot more fun than I expected.
Ilene and Leigh didn’t hesitate to share information about Panama, the cities and areas in which we traveled, the Guna communities and islands we visited, and the legends and history of the Guna. Ilene’s experience kayaking in the Guna Yala/San Blas Islands since 2010 allowed for exceptional, unique and fun experiences.
This was a well-organized yoga-sea kayaking retreat led by two experienced, caring and fun women. Ilene and Leigh are terrific! I recommend this trip to anyone wanting unique experiences in beautiful settings.” -Judi Price