Back to Bliss Yoga in Mexico White Sand Beaches on the Mayan RivieraJanuary 20th - 26th, 2019
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About the Retreat
Take a break from winter & rejuvenate after the holidays!
Miles of sandy beach, sunshine, yoga, and fun are yours as you join Jen and Harriet at Casa Om, our charming boutique yoga retreat center in Puerto Morelos. Fly easily into Cancun and travel just 30 minutes to our sunny home for a week.
Harriet and Jen create a supportive environment for all levels of students with classes that focus on breath, alignment, self-discovery, and fun! There is plenty of time for hanging out at the beach, traveling to nearby Mayan ruins, or exploring the local village.
January is a great time to rejuvenate after the busy holidays and take time for you. So come and bliss out with Back to Bliss Yoga!
Trip Includes – 6 nights lodging at Casa Om – 6 delicious breakfasts and 4 gourmet dinners at Casa Om – Final night celebration dinner with wine in town center – Twice-daily fabulous yoga with Harriet and Jen of course! – Evening activities
Trip does not include: Airfare, airport transport to/from Casa Om, excursions or extra services, and gratuities. Lunch and one dinner are on your own to explore the wonderful local restaurants.
Casa Om is a no smoking, no alcohol, and no meat environment. However, all restaurants and evening entertainment are easily available within walking distance.
About the Teachers
Since 2004, Jennifer Brooke, E-RYT 500 and Harriet Alterowitz, E-RYT-500 have combined their yoga knowledge and creativity to develop Back to Bliss Yoga Retreats. Together they have planned and lead weekend retreats in Montana and international yoga vacations in Costa Rica, Peru, Hawaii, Mexico, Guatemala, Greece & Italy. They are both certified yoga teachers/therapists with Integrative Yoga Therapy and have specialized in therapeutic workshops in the Missoula area since 1998.
Casa Om has 11 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 26 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)
Once you have booked your ticket, please email your flight itinerary to firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
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 scuba 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 5 minute 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.
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.
Retreat Fee: Per Person
$1475 DBLE Occupancy (Queen or King bed), private bathroom
$1475 DBLE Occupancy (2 twin beds), private bathroom
$1375 DBLE Occupancy (2 twin beds), shared bath
$1300 Triple Occupancy dorm room, private bathroom
If you are a solo traveler, we will try to match you with a roommate(s). This retreat is limited to 20 participants plus Harriet & Jen. Rooms will be assigned on a first-registered basis until the retreat is filled.
Payment Schedule: $500 deposit due at registration. Final payment due by October 20, 2018 (90 days prior to the trip). Cancellation Policy: Deposits and payments are not refundable. Trip cancellation insurance is recommended.
To register: Complete registration form and check payable to Back to Bliss Yoga. Mail to: Harriet Alterowitz, 113 McLeod, Missoula, MT 59801. Contact Jen by email for credit card payment; (3.5% fee for CC). Do not book your flight until we have confirmed your registration.