Awaken – A Week Of Yoga Illumination With Adrian & AmandaOct 1st -7th, 2017
- < Back to retreats
About the Retreat
Join us as we head back to Casa Om this autumn. Enjoy incredible yoga, exciting adventures, delicious food, and friendships that will last a lifetime, all while staying steps away from pristine Caribbean beaches!
This is your time to glow!
– 8:30 am: Sunrise Yin on the Pier with Amanda
– 10:30 am: Brunch
– Free Time!
– 4:30 pm: 26+2 Bikram Class with Adrian
– 6:30 pm: Dinner on Rooftop Palapa or in Town
– 9:00 pm: Evening Meditation
– 8:30 am: 26+2 Bikram Class with Amanda
– 10:30 am: Brunch
– 1:30 pm: Optional Adventure: Snorkeling on the Reef
– 4:30 pm: Fluid Vinyasa Class with Adrian
– 6:30 pm: Dinner
Also on the Lineup: Posture Workshops, trips to a gorgeous, natural cenotes, and lots and lots of beach time!
All classes & activities are optional but encouraged!
Yoga is the path in which one finds their true self and develops value to all things. My wish is to guide you through your own self discovery and provide a stepping stone for you to reach your potential.
I recall my first experiences with yoga as intimidating. Being shy and reluctant to practice yoga in public, I started practicing yoga on a Wii fit at home. I did eventually build the confidence to attend studio classes and with help, I was able to recognize the benefits—physical and mental. I attended Bikram training in 2012 and was a familiar face on the competition circuit, where I placed in the top 5 of USA Men for 3 years.
Recently, I decided to explore other styles of movement and completed my RYT-200 with Fluid Yoga’s Vinyasa Teacher Training. I like the challenge that vinyasa can offer, and the balance that it brings to my practice. I believe that even teachers are students first, and in August 2017, I will graduate from an Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training. I enjoy practicing and teaching the 26+2 Sequence, vinyasa, the Ghosh 84 class, as well as traditional Tibetan meditation techniques, and I am excited to share them with you on the retreat.
I believe that yoga is the most powerful tool in the world to elevate ourselves, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. We can refine our bodies through the physical study of yoga postures, and clarify our minds through powerful meditation and visualization. Through this transformation, we begin to manifest our destiny and fulfill our lives.
My practice started within the the 26+2 Hatha Yoga tradition. After 3 classes I was hooked, and consider losing weight and improving my mood as the two main benefits. I felt called to serve others and share what I had learned by earning my ERYT-200 through Sterling Hot Yoga Works. I spent several years competing on the national level, and I enjoyed the focus that a disciplined training program gave.
More recently, my personal practice has evolved to include the more subtle aspects of yoga, as well as different styles, like Yin and Vinyasa. This led me on a journey to New York City to study with Jared McCann, where I earned a second 200-hour certification in Jared McCann Vinyasa Fusion, and will be studying Advanced Vinyasa with him this summer, graduating in August 2017. I was able to find a system of meditation and yoga asanas (postures) that leaves me feeling grounded but light, and I hope to share some of this with you in Mexico.
Casa Om has 10 beautiful bedrooms, a spacious and well-equipped yoga room, swimming pool, and a kitchen. Bedrooms are double occupancy, and have either a private bathroom or a bathroom shared between two rooms.
The rooms at Casa Om are comfortable and beautifully designed with air conditioning and fans. Drinking water and a small coffee maker are in each room, and most rooms have a small mini-fridge. Yoga mats, towels, and beach towels are provided!
Wifi is included and available throughout the resort.
Enjoy meals up on the rooftop palapa with a stunning 360 degree view of Puerto Morelos, perfect for watching sunrises and sunsets over the Mayan Jungle.
Casa Om sleeps 24 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.
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 superfood smoothies. All dishes are prepared with a healthy yogic lifestyle in mind. We love to make gluten free and vegan meals as well.
We will include breakfast each morning and dinner 4 nights out of the 6 you are with us. The other nights we will venture out into town.
Our head chef, Eduardo, 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.
Casa Om will arrange shuttle service to and from the airport. Please contact Casa Om for more information.
Casa Om is a 20-minute car ride from the airport (CUN) to Casa Om. We are located at 9 mza 26 sm 02 avenue javier rojo gomez, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Optional Excursions (additional fee applies):
The Mexican Riviera is flush with these beautiful underground pools and a trip here isn’t complete without a dip in these refreshing waters. There are multiple cenotes to visit that are much less crowded than those in the Tulum area and only about 30min away by car. Find tranquility below ground or liven you experience with a cenote/zip line combination. Both options are available and booking at least a day in advance is recommended.
Snorkeling & Snuba
The biodiversity on the protect reef in the Mexican Riviera is stunning. Take off for an afternoon when the sun lights up the corals, tropical fish and sponges and search for turtles or reef sharks. Snorkelers can float above it all while snuba divers (no certification needed) can swim down into the tropical traffic. Either option will highlight why this area is protected and turned into a National Marine Park. Yogis can walk to the beach and take a 5min stroll to reach the operator. This natural oasis is literally steps from our retreat center.
If you’re a diver there’s twice the opportunity here, you can dive in the coral reefs or, for something a little different, take a cavern or cenote dive. Seasonally the more adventurous (crazy?) yogis can also try a bull shark dive…eek! Tons of diving options await the intrepid.
Akumal Sea Turtle Snorkel
The warm Caribbean waters off of the Mexican Riviera boast sea turtle populations year-round. You can outfit with a dive shop to snorkel with these lovelies or head out with your own gear and see if you get lucky.
The Mayan ruins at Coba is one of the few sites in the Yucatan that is still relatively unrestored. Many of these ancient buildings are the same as when they were rediscovered in 1890. The beautiful location is less hectic and touristy than other Mayan sites and is certainly worth the day trip.
Casa Om Spa
Whether you’re looking for an amazing massage or energy work, The Travel Yogi team can tell you first hand how amazing the team at Casa Om is. Please be prepared to book early to secure a spot. Once the word gets out from the first few massages, they’ll book up quickly!
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.
Double room shared bath $1199
Double room private bath $1299
Private room private bath $1599