Retreats are powerful.
At Pure Lux Yoga we cultivate a space for intentional, deep study of yoga philosophy, healthy living, and empowerment. Each retreat is hand crafted for excellence. We visit some of the most beautiful locations on the planet, inspired by local culture, cuisine, flora, fauna, ocean waves, and luxurious accommodations.
Beyond a simple week vacation.
On retreat you will have the opportunity to learn a new skill, or gain certification in Yoga Teaching, Yoga Therapy, or Massage Therapy. Our retreats include optional 50 hours of study with the intention to enliven your life, stir up your conscious awareness, and build deep knowledge of self.
Each retreat is 7 days and 6 nights including luxurious accommodations, fabulous local cuisine, finely selected day trips, training certification, and daily yoga/meditation classes.
Namaste. I am Jaina Portwood, E-RYT 500, NCMT 1000 the director and founder of Pure Lux Yoga. This project has been an absolute joy to create, and I am thrilled to invite you to travel with me to some of the most breathtaking locations on the globe. This last year we traveled to California, Bali, and Thailand on educational yoga retreats. They have been mind-blowing, rich experiences. Each weeklong transformational retreat has a theme and a certification to go along with an epic adventure abroad!
It is a trip of a lifetime.
I have been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2002. As a youth, I accomplished incredible achievements as a competitive athlete. I consistently rose to the top, even as a young swimmer, breaking state records at the age of 7. This confidence and physical power has allowed me to see the world in a different paradigm, what some athletes call “the zone.” I was instantly attracted to yoga as a means to experience magical altered states of reality, manifestation, magic, and longevity.
I first studied yoga in college alongside calculus, physics, and cellular biology. After experimenting with a 100% raw foods diet for 8 years, I birthed 4 children naturally, and fell deep into health and healing modalities. Starting in 1999, I gained certifications in massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, thai massage, energy work, permaculture, herbalism, flower essences, and a range of other studies related to human anatomy an physiology, nutrition, and advanced esoteric yoga. I have a wealth of yoga experience through over a decade of svadhyaya (study of self), bhakti (devotion), and I have trained with yoga masters all over the country.
Above all else I hold an intention for spiritual, and physical expansion. Yoga is union. To be united to the Self, through the Self, into the Self…the heart….unconditional love. This is achieved through pranayama, asana, nutrition, intuition, and insight to take you beyond the seen world and into cosmic consciousness.
As your primary guide for instruction and certification, I am dedicated to a personalized approach to teacher training, life coaching and yoga/health mentorship. Everyone is different in the way we learn, grow, and transform into our highest, most supreme, optimal selves. I help individuals shine their brightest!
Yoga is to go beyond the mind and body and into the infinite awareness of Self. I have the ability to translate this ancient information as a spiritual guide, in a practical and approachable way. I am committed to your journey as a powerful healer. I see yoga available to us at all times during the day, whether or not you are on your mat. This integration of form, awareness, and intention opens doors to experience pure presence. Yoga is to go beyond the senses, and to merge the observer, the act of observing, and the ego-thought-stream into one luminous experience of life. May every moment of your day be in conscious awareness, and every interaction divinely sweet.
The Pure Lux Yoga Trainings include alignment training, anatomy, biology, physiology, living foods, massage therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, meditation, fasting, and explorations of consciousness.
Lastly I have a love for all things beautiful. I enjoys meditation, surfing turquoise tropical waves, and basking in the sun. I have lead 200 & 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training to hundreds of students over the last decade, and touched many more through daily classes. I also offer private yoga study, nutrition & clinical massage therapy.
I am based in Minneapolis, MN, and am also co-owner and founder of Radiant Life Yoga, an Uptown Minneapolis yoga school with daily classes, workshops, and a second location Northside, where we offer donation-based yoga classes to the community.
Join me this year on a educational retreat! This is your time to shine.