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Hot Yoga Capitol Hill Retreat at CasaOm in Puerto Morelos, Mexico

April 22nd - April 28th, 2018

About the Retreat

Come Treat Yourself to a Special Yoga Retreat! Join LaShone and Lara and other yoga enthusiasts for a fabulous week of hot yoga. Over 12 classes to attend—mainly Bikram style 90 and 60 minutes classes, plus yoga nidra, some intermediate postures, vinyasa and inversion fun! This beautiful venue is designed for comfort so all of your attention can be put where you want it–on your yoga and having an extraordinary experience! Start you days with yoga, and then diving with sea turtles, swimming in cenotes, visiting ancient ruins, or just shopping, relaxing and getting a massage on the beach—the possibilities are endless!

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 2 Daily yoga classes–one Hot 26+2 90 min Bikram and one Hot 26+2 60 minute. We will also hold one class the evening of arrival (May 29th) and one the morning of departure (June 4)
  • Intermediate/Advanced options. (Inversion fun!)· Posture clinic, assists, Yoga Nidra
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Vegetarian and pescatarian dinners
  • Yoga mats/towels
  • Laundry services for yoga clothes
  • Spring water in your room
  • Steps from the beach and on-site pool
  • Transportation to and from Cancun (CUN) airport (on arrival and departure days)
  • Wifi

EXTRAS

  • On-site massage and ayurvedic treatment available by appointment. (extra fee)
  • Optional excursions to ruins, gardens and snorkeling (extra fee)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare to Cancun
  • Lunches (many delicious options nearby)
  • Additional excursions. Although we can help arrange them!
  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Gratuities

Teachers LaShone Wilson and Lara Atella

LaraLara is a proud co-director/owner of Hot Yoga Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Lara came to her first Bikram class assuming it would be her last as she was not a fan of heat nor of yoga, but it only took that one class to realize Hot Yoga would be a life-long pursuit and the Capitol Hill studio her second home. Lara became a certified Bikram teacher in 2010 and completed her 200 hour training in vinyasa yoga in 2014. She credits regular practice of yoga with healing her body after suffering for many years with rheumatoid arthritis. Her graduate education and work at Johns Hopkins University and National Institutes of Health in neurobehavioral science help her to appreciate and better understand some of the internal physiological processes of yoga, and she enjoys sharing these things with her students.

LaShone became a Bikram yoga teacher in 2012 after practicing Bikram for over 8 years. LaShone is also trained to teach children’s yoga—including children with ADHD and special needs. She teaches children’s Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness to hundreds of children in the DC public schools. She also teaches children at Hot Yoga Capitol Hill, and other yoga studios and children’s learning centers across the DMV. She completed a separate 200 hour training in Hatha Yoga in the fall of 2014. LaShone is the Founder and Director of One Breath at Time, LLC. The company offers alternative self-care techniques to all with a special emphasis on underserved women and children. LaShone is certified in Reiki Level 1 and has completed extensive training in emotional intelligence.
Her commitment to sharing yoga, mindfulness and self-care was recognized when the DMV voted her as the 2015 NAACP Hometown Champion Award Winner. She organized her first 100 Women’s Empowerment and Wellness Forum in 2015. Soon afterwards, she joined a research team at Children’s National Hospital as a Health and Wellness Coach where she works with parents who have children with severe asthma, stress reduction and mindfulness techniques. LaShone believes that self-regulation, self-awareness, mindful movement, present moment awareness and breath work are the keys to a quality-filled life. She is fully committed to her health and wellness and to the health and wellness of those she has the privilege to teach. She simultaneously stands in her passion and commitment to her work. She has star quality and is adored by students of all ages.

 

Accomodation

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.

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 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.

Travel

Getting to Casa Om is easy. Plan to fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN), arriving Sunday February 14th between 1pm and 5pm, and departing on Saturday February 20th between 10am and 2pm.

You can take a taxi for about $50 or arrange a car pick up which is less expensive. It is a 20 minute car ride from the airport to Casa Om. We are located at 9 mza 26 sm 02 avenue javier rojo gomez, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo Mexico. From the US and Canada a passport is required but not a Visa.

Activites

Optional Excursions (additional fee applies):

Cenotes
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.

Scuba
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.

Coba Ruins
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.

Register

  • Shared double occupancy: $1,449 (per person)
  • Single occupancy: $2,149
  • dorm style occupancy: $1,250

Register Here

Non-refundable $500 deposit required. Full payment is due 30 days before departure. If you are interested in a dorm spot or off-site group house, please contact LaShone and let her know at lashone.wilson@yahoo.com. Questions? Send Lara an email lara@hotyogacapitolhill.com. For info on CasaOm visit casaom.com.