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Asana and Meditation 100hr Intensive

October 16th - 29th, 2016

About the Retreat

This intensive is specifically for current teachers looking to deepen their practice as well as recharge and relax. We will focus on refining a strong foundation while moving toward more advanced expressions of asana and meditation techniques. Classes will range in style from Ashtanga vinyasa to yin, with special workshops to break down inversions, backbends, hip opening- as well as how to teach these poses to your students in an accessible way. 

*If you are not a yoga teacher and still want to participate, Irene asks that you have a dedicated practice and have plans to eventually become a yoga teacher- email her with inquires Irene@fitqueenirene.com*

What’s included:

 

  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Twice daily yoga practices ranging from vinyasa to yin (most days will have 2 practices but some will only have one long morning class) *one or two classes may be taught by a special guest teacher
  • Daily meditation and lectures on yoga theory, social media, photography, and more
  • Special workshops on inversions, backbends, hip opening and more 
  • Brunch daily
  • 4 dinners per week (8 in total)
  • Laundry, yoga mats, and towels
  • Free time to enjoy on the beach or on an excursion of your choice (additional fees apply)
  • Upon completion you will receive a certificate that states you have completed 100hrs of continued education accepted by Yoga Alliance (there will be some small homework/journaling assignments due)

 

Sample day

8am Meditation

8:30am Vinyasa practice

10am Brunch

12-2pm Discussion/journaling on the beach 

4:30-6:30 Workshop or Yin practice

7pm Dinner 

Free time or evening activity 

About the teacher

Irene Pappas 

As a lover of movement, Irene is passionate about her practice. She practices a variety of yoga from Ashtanga and Bikram to free form Vinyasa, as she enjoys both a traditional practice as well as a spontaneous one. Irene travels the world to teach and study with world renowned yoga teachers, hand balancers, circus performers, and contortionists to expand her own knowledge and explore the capabilities of her body. 

After experiencing a life changing wrist injury last year Irene has redefined her yoga practice in many ways, placing more emphasis on a strong foundation and finding gratitude for her body with or without advanced asana. She still enjoys intense practice but has learned to value meditation and pranayama even more, and focuses on sharing this part of her journey with her students. 

Accomodation

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.

Casa Om sleeps 18 and is across the street from the beach.

Some meals are provided by Casa Om’s team of exquisite chefs who locally source their food for an incredible culinary experience. Their food is guaranteed to help you be stronger and healthier on your trip.

Cuisine

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.

Travel

Please fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN)

Once you have booked your ticket, please email your flight itinerary to info@casaom.com

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/index.php/travel/

Activites

Puerto Morelos is a small village situated 20 miles between Playa Del Carmen and Cancun. It offers world class infrastructure in a small town setting. It means we get the best of both worlds. There are so many fun things to do in and around Casa Om. Last year we offered Bikram yoga, snorkeling, sweat lodges, hands on corrections workshops, a photo yoga posture class, a special ashtanga class in playa del carmen, a kundalini class, a shopping trip, visits to zip lines over cenotes, mayan ruins, classes on the beach, cooking classes, massage treatments with a mayan healer and a movie night.

Register

Pricing

Dorm style room: $2200 before July 1st, $2500 after

Double occupancy room: $2500 before July 1st, $2800 after

Private room: $3000 before July 1st, $3500 after

Save your spot with a $500 deposit

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Questions? Email Irene@fitqueenirene.com