105F’s Hot Yoga Retreat with Gianna Purcell and Kathy DurhamJanuary 24th - 30th, 2016
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About the Retreat
Led by asana Champions Gianna Purcell and Kathy Durham, this week-long yoga immersion, perfect for beginners as well as seasoned yogis, will allow you to study, relax, and play as hard as you wish, including:
- Seven days and six nights in luxury accommodations at Casa Om.
- Two daily hot yoga classes in Casa Om’s hot room or beach side overlooking the ocean.
- Posture clinics with working insight into the movements and mechanics of the Bikram series.
- Individualized instruction to improve alignment and balance to push your practice forward.
- Insight into and opportunity to practice the 84 advanced asanas, from where the Bikram series was derived.
- Six gourmet vegetarian brunches and four dinners by Casa Om’s exquisite chef. (Special dietary needs can be accommodated.)
- Two Yoga Nidra meditation sessions during the week.
- On-site massage by 105F’s in-house massage therapist, Charles Staples (extra fee).
- Optional day trips including snorkeling near the Mesoamerican coral reef, a trip to the Tulum Ruins complete with a night out in Playa del Carmen, exploring the Puerto Morales botanical gardens, and a visit to local area freshwater limestone pools (extra fee).
- Plenty of free time to enjoy Casa Om’s on-site pool or the beach which is just steps away.
- Hours of sunshine and tropical weather (71-89°F).
- Pick ups and drop offs from Cancun International Airport (extra fee.)
- Friendly company among like-minded yogis.
Yoga Nidra and Massage
Included with your retreat are two Yoga Nidra meditation sessions led by instructor extraordinaire, Charles Staples. During these sessions you will experience “yogic sleep” which is a unique marriage of science and spirit, combining alert awareness and deepest relaxation. Charles also specializes in massage therapy and will be available all week long for 60 or 90 minute massages (extra fee).
8:30am – 10am: Original 90 hot yoga class
10:15am – 11:15am: Brunch
11:30am – 1pm: Rest and relaxation at the beach or Casa Om’s onsite pool
1:15pm – 3:15pm: Snorkeling near the Mesoamerican coral reef
3:30pm – 4:45pm: Comprehensive posture clinic (M/W/F)
5pm – 6:30pm: Original 90 hot yoga class (M/W/F) or 84 posture advanced insight class (T/Th)
7pm – 8pm: Dinner
8:15pm – 9:15pm: Yoga Nidra meditation (T/Th)
9:30pm: Walk around town or hang out at the resort
Gianna Purcell joined the 105F faculty full-time in the Summer of 2014 after years of competing and instructing around the world. Gianna is 105F’s Principal Instructor and approaches the Bikram method as a moving meditation coupled with an innate understanding of how the series is best expressed for maximum nourishing, healing, and revitalizing. “In challenging my physical practice, my knowledge of the body and postures greatly improves,” Gianna explains. “This allows me to better help my students in their yoga journey.” This retreat offers a small group of passionate yogis an exclusive opportunity for intimate tutorials and comprehensive training under Gianna’s expert tutelage.
Kathy Durham credits a personal transformation through consistent yoga practice over the past 10 years. Competing regionally and nationally in yoga asana championships, as well as gathering insight from different perspectives of teachers, coaches, and mentors, Kathy possesses a collective understanding of our yoga community and has built a platform of information from which she shares her knowledge and experience with others. “As a teacher, my greatest inspiration is driven by each student’s continuous effort and desire to further their own personal goals. Every opportunity to relate my perspective with students is motivation to remain engrossed, intrigued, and humbled by the gift of yoga, health, and wellness. ”
Casa Om has 10 beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms, a spacious and well equipped yoga room, swimming pool, a rooftop dining area and 2 kitchens. Bedrooms can set for either single or double occupancy, and have either a private bathroom or a bathroom shared between two rooms. Casa Om also has a new dorm that sleeps up to 6 people in bunk beds.
The rooms at Casa Om are comfortable and beautifully designed with air conditioning and fans. Drinking water and wifi are provided. Casa Om sleeps 24 and is across the street from the beach.
At Casa Om we run a full gourmet vegetarian kitchen. We offer extensive Mexican, Thai, New American, and Lebanese food options. Visitors love our fresh juices and smoothies. All dishes are prepared with a healthy yogic lifestyle in mind. We love to make gluten free and vegan meals as well. Please let us know how we can accommodate any request.
Our head chef, Eduardo “Yayo” Gomez, is a former restaurateur; he brings more than 10 years of professional cooking experience to Casa Om. He is passionate about food and his cooking classes are a favorite amongst our visitors. Those passionate about cuisine will find a like-minded soul.
Please fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN)
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We are located at 9 mza 26 sm 02 avenue javier rojo gomez, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo Mexico.
You can get driving directions here http://casaom.com/travel/
Go Diving or Snorkeling:
Puerto Morelos is meters away from one of the largest coral reefs in the world. Take a morning to explore the reefs with a guide and see colorful fish, coral, and maybe even a sea turtle!
Visit a Ceynote:
Explore an underwater cave in the Mayan jungle! These caves of groundwater are hundreds of feet deep and full of crystal clear water. Take a zip line over them for a once in a lifetime experience!
Have a Spa Treatment:
Relax and refresh yourself with a spa treatment right at Casa Om! Our in-house massage therapist can provide a relaxing massage or Ayurvedic treatment – a great compliment to a yoga retreat for a total body blissful experience!
Explore Playa del Carmen:
Take a shopping trip, have a great meal, or just enjoy people watching on a trip to Playa del Carmen. This is a fun tourist spot where you can shop for anything from cheap souvenirs to boutique items.
Rates start from $1449 per guest (early bird prices available until November 15th, 2015.) Visit http://www.105f.com/
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