Explorations of Self

Explorations of Self hosts various yoga retreats around the world in remote destinations and paradise-like places where you can reconnect with yourself.

Instructors 5

Alana Diosa Roach

Alana’s love for yoga came from firsthand experience with just how powerful the practice is. In 2012, her journey took her to India for three months where she trained with incredible locals near the Himalayas and fell into a rhythm of practice that felt sustaining. She has been teaching ever since. She is CYT and E-RYT certified in Vinyasa with a focus in Ashtanga Yoga. Her personal studies of many holistic modalities include integrative breathwork, pranayama, plant based nutrition, and various yoga theory and practicum ranging from restorative to advanced vinyasa and everything in between.

Alana Rene Quattro

Alana is an RYT-800 yoga instructor living in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado. She trained in Baptiste and Forrest-based styles of power Vinyasa yoga, having graduated her first training in Connecticut in 2013. Over the past two years she has co-led yoga and nutrition retreats in Bali, Indonesia, and Crestone, Colorado and has fallen in love with how the format of these retreats allowed students to find safety in being vulnerable, created beautiful connections between students, and helped students develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.

Magda Procner

Magda Procner has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and has been living, studying, and teaching in India since 2011. She is the co-founder of Parinama Yoga Studio in Goa. She has completed 500-hour TTC as well as a variety of other trainings, workshops and CPD courses, including yearly trainings in Mysore with her teacher Vinay Kumar, meditation training for teachers with Sally Kempton, course in yoga therapy with Doug Keller, and trainings in pranayama, back bending, Vipassana meditation, Reiki healing, and more.

Cara Rovenzano

Cara is humbled and honored to teach what she has learned through her vast studies. She is always remaining a student of the practice and super grateful for her yoga journey as a new life path has presented itself to her. Her approach to teaching is focused on relieving anxiety and learning acceptance with what is, while other lessons may focus on balancing the mind and body.

Kate Grove

Kate has been leading fitness classes throughout Annapolis for the last fifteen years and is the owner of Sunrise SUP. In February 2016, she became the co-owner of YogaVibez Edgewater, a waterfront yoga studio located next to Sunrise SUP. Together, they provide both the land and water experience to build a strong yoga community and spread good Vibez. Kate has trained children, exercise enthusiasts and athletes in stand up paddleboarding, yoga, Indo yoga, triathlon skills, core strength, cardio conditioning, endurance, and flexibility.

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yin Yoga)

Testimonials 5

Lindsay Worek

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Explorations of Self 2015 with Alana Roach completely changed my life. I had never traveled internationally before and there was so much fear surrounding going on this trip. With some loving compassion, kindness and grace Alana helped me to make the choice to take the trip that would forever change my life. As soon as I signed up for the trip things started to shift for me and the universe completely supported what I was supposed to do. It was an amazing process to watch unfold and then to actually be there was mind blowing. While I was on this trip my higher self completely expanded and I stepped into the person that I am meant to be. I met some beautiful people, formed amazing connections and will forever be grateful for this experience. Thank you so much to Alana Roach. My hope for all is that everybody gets to take a trip like this that will enable them to go within themselves that will transform and change them for the better.

Jenn Barrett

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That retreat changed my whole perspective of me and how I embrace the universe. Would do it again in a heart beat.

Dr Adam Roth (MD)

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It was truly a transformational experience.

Dr. Lisa Hammond

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This retreat was one of the most powerful experiences I have ever participated in. It provides an opportunity to surround yourself in loving kindness, and healing energy, while embarking on a journey with like-minded and open-hearted souls. You achieve deep connection to the earth, to each other, and to yourself through multi-modality exploration including nutrition, yoga, meditation, sound healing, and friendship. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone interested in embracing and achieving their highest self through spiritual awakening, deep healing, connection, community, and everlasting empowerment.

Fred Dolbow

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The Explorations of Self yoga retreat led by Alana was one of the best experiences of my life. I can truly say for me, it was life changing. Her guidance and teaching helped me to really let go and be in the present like never before. She took the time to connect with each one of her students on a personnel level with patience, compassion, and love. She has a real gift for feeling the energy of the class and tailoring the physical practice and meditation to fit the moment. Alana has this light about her that shines very brightly, you can’t help but feel a sense of ease and comfort.

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