Cooper Chou

HOMETOWN
Native New Yorker
 
PHILOSOPHY
Cooper Chou believes that yoga is intended to heal the body from all forms of injury. The secret is to open up the mind to the possibility that every movement has a purpose and the counter movement is what heals us.
 
CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Power.
 
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
E-RYT 200, 100 hour Ayurveda Training, 75 hour Advanced Kula Teacher Training, MELT Myofascial Release.
 
MENTORS
Jillian Turecki, Nikki Vilella, Magi Pierce, Schuyler Grant, and all lovers of Iyengar
 
BEFORE YOGA
Investment banking, and so glad to have left that world!


Cooper Chou instructs the following:
  • Cooper Chau | Tuscany Italy Adventure
  • Tuscany, Italy awaits you! Join Cooper Chou for a blissful week of yoga, sumptuous Italian food, spectacular scenery, and sightseeing. Come and taste dolce vita in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
     
    This retreat will offer ample opportunities for you to enjoy and deeply relax in unique surroundings with like-minded people. With morning and evening yoga, and optional
    activities, there is plenty to do, or you may just prefer to relax by the pool, read a book, and explore the local area.
     
    The Tuscany yoga retreat with Cooper will be held at Il Borghino, a breathtaking villa settled on a hilltop, overlooking forests, vineyards, olive groves, with mountains in the distance. It is located 7 miles from Lucca, a beautiful walled city, harkening back to the
    Renaissance Era.
     
    Experience the best that Tuscany has to offer! For more information on the retreat villa, visit: www.yogainitaly.com/il-borghino 
     
    AGENDA
     
    Day 1 | Saturday, July 22nd
    Arrival Day
    5:30pm Welcome Gathering
    7pm Dinner
     
    Day 2, 3, 4 | Sunday, July 23rd - Tuesday July 25th
    7:30am Yoga Practice
    9am Breakfast
    Free time for massages, holistic treatments, pool time, nature walks on the estate or enjoy the stillness of nothing
    1pm Lunch
    Free time or option activity (list of activities will be provided upon registration
    4:30pm Afternoon Yoga
    7pm Dinner
     
    Day 5 | Wednesday, July 26th
    Cinque Terre Day Trip
    Spend the day in breath-taking Cinque Terre exploring the five coastal villages embedded in rocky cliffs along one of Italy’s most scenic stretches of Liguria. For those who are keen hikers, it is possible to spend a day walking and climbing between these beautiful villages and enjoy some spectacular scenery along the way. For others, you can still enjoy walking some of the more gentle trails, spend time swimming, exploring the villages or sampling some of the local delights! Our drivers will drop you off at one of the five villages in the morning and pick you up again in the evening
     
    Day 5, 6 | Thursday, July 27th - Friday, July 28th
    7:30am Yoga Practice
    9am Breakfast
    Free time for massages, holistic treatments, pool time, nature walks on the estate or enjoy the stillness of nothing
    1pm Lunch
    Free time or option activity (list of activities will be provided upon registration
    4:30pm Afternoon Yoga
    7pm Dinner
     
    Day 7 | Saturday, July 29th
    Departure Day
    Farewell Breakfast
     
    PRICING

    Single Occupancy | $3250
    Delux Double Occupancy | $2950 (private bath)
    Standard Double Occupancy | $2650 (shared bath)

    RETREAT FEE INCLUDES:
    • Two daily yoga sessions (morning & evening yoga except for day-trip outing)
    • Seven nights accommodations (all linens + towels)
    • Three delicious vegetarian meals per day 
    • Fresh juice at breakfast, unlimited fruit, water and herbal teas
    • Wine (produced at the estate, limited to half bottle per person, per night)
    • Cinque Terre Day Trip 
    • Last night celebratory dinner with Prosecco and Pizza using the wood-fired pizza oven at Il Borghino.
    • Use of the salt-water swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and all facilities within the grounds of the villa.
    • Use of the Turkish Sauna/Steam Room
    • Transfers to and from Lucca to Il Borghino at the start and finish of the retreat (1 scheduled pick-up and drop-off only)
    • WiFi
    • Laundry facilities
    • Tourist tax
    NOT INCLUDED:
    • Airfares
    • Travel Insurance
    • Airport transfers (outside of the scheduled pick-up and drop-off)
    • Meals outside of the villa
    • Optional excursions outside the villa or transportation for excursions other than those specified
    • Optional massages and holistic treatments
    • Other travel related expenses
    This retreat is open to all levels of yoga!
     
    Reserve your spot with at $500 depsit by emailing angela.leigh@pureyoga.com  

    The $500 deposit is non-refundable and secures your spot for the retreat.
     
    The $500 non refundable deposit secures your space for the trip. Pure books retreats with the intent to host it to its fullest capacity. In the event Pure needs to cancel the retreat, please be mindful be purchasing travel insurance. Refunds are not given for any reason; weather, illness or talent emergencies.

  • Hot Vinyasa (2)
  • Taught in the heated room, this style works through poses and sequences linked to breath. Sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy in this vigorous and fluid approach to yoga.

  • Vinyasa (2/3)
  • Vinyasa is characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath. This class is diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy and in general is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga.

  • Hot Vinyasa (Open)
  • This is an open level power yoga class taught in a room heated to 100 degrees. The heat will provide for a detoxifying sweat while you flow through an athletic and dynamic sequence of postures.

  • Vinyasa (2)
  • Vinyasa is characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath. This class is diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy and in general is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga.