I <3 Hot Yoga Retreat with JJ, Hanna and AriJuly 23rd, 2017 - July 29th, 2017
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About the Retreat
Escape to the Mayan riviera for the vacation of a lifetime! Enjoy daily Bikram Yoga classes on the beach or in Casa Om’s state of the art yoga room. Workshops and additional yoga classes will be included. When you’re not practicing explore Playa del Carmen, swim with whale sharks or just relax on the beach. You’re guaranteed to make unforgettable memories and lifelong friends.
The retreat includes:
– 7 days and 6 nights in luxury accommodations at Casa Om
– 2 yoga classes (or 1 class and 1 workshop) each day
– Bikram Yoga Workshop
– 1 Yin Yoga Class, 1 Intermediate Class
– Brunch every day
– 4 gourmet vegetarian dinners
– On site pool – Beach within close walking distance
7:30am – 9:00am –– Bikram Yoga Class*
9:15am – 10:30am –– Breakfast
10:30am – 4:00pm –– Free time (explore the Mayan ruins, snorkeling on the coral reef, get a massage on the beach, etc.)
4:00pm – 5:30pm –– Bikram Yoga Class*
6:00pm – 8:00pm –– Dinner
8:00pm – –– Free time (movie & popcorn, nighttime swim, etc.)
About the Teachers
JJ was born in Boulder, Colorado. He first visited Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 1994 at the age of 8, to attend his mom’s graduation. Little did he know, it was just the beginning of a life-long adventure with Bikram Yoga. Involved in many sports, by 19 JJ had suffered injuries to both knees as well as his left ankle. To heal, JJ practiced yoga for more than 400 days in a row. He attended teacher training in the Fall of 2011. “I love teaching this yoga just like I love coaching kids’ sports. It’s helped me heal from several injuries, and it truly brings out the best in everyone — which I love and I get to see every day.”
Ari first tried yoga in 2010 and instantly connected with the meditative nature of the practice. He attended Bikram’s Teacher Training in the Fall of 2011 so that he could share his passion for yoga with the community. Ari’s goal as a yoga teacher is to be of service to others. His specialty as a yoga teacher is working with injured students. He knows how it feels to practice yoga while in pain, and how it feels to heal one’s body through consistent yoga practice, having used yoga to heal from his own low back and knee problems. Ari is the co-owner of Bikram Yoga Durham and teaches and practices there on a daily basis.
Hanna has started practicing Bikram Yoga with her parents in 2006. At the time she was overweight, and dealing with depression and anxiety. While the practice was tough at first, she found Bikram Yoga began to increase her confidence, and it made her stronger, happier and healthier. Hanna has worked every job she could find at a Bikram studio since then. She’s cleaned for free classes, worked the front desk, managed the studio, and in 2012 she went to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. Currently she co-owns Bikram Yoga Durham in North Carolina with her husband, Ari. Hanna is happy to say she no longer has issues with depression, and while she does still struggle with anxiety from time to time, her symptoms are much more manageable.
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.
Casa Om runs a full gourmet vegetarian kitchen and offers 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. Gluten free and vegan meals can be prepared upon request as well.
The 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.
Casa Om will arrange shuttle service to and from the airport. It is included in the price of the retreat.
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.
Go Diving or Snorkeling
Puerto Morelos is meters away from one of the largest coral reefs in the world. Take a morning or afternoon 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.