Join me for a week of ocean breezes, and rejuvenating Yoga!February 6th - 13th, 2021
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About the Retreat
Set yourself free to experience the joy of yoga and the beauty of paradise… Let the ocean breezes flowing through the open-air studio refresh your practice, rejuvenate your mind and renew your spirit!
Greetings, friends of the Puerto Morelos annual yoga retreat!
It’s been quite a year so far, and I’m aware that uncertainty about the future is present in all of our minds. I also feel pretty certain that we’d love to be together again in the sun and sand and sea, and so I’d like to provide that option for those who choose to join me for a rejuvenating retreat in February…
Casa Om has reopened and the staff are following strict guidelines for safety. Puerto Morelos itself has an extremely low infection rate (In the first 5 months of the pandemic there were only 27 reported cases…I haven’t heard the latest, but the locals assure me that it feels very safe there and people are respectfully following safety guidelines, unlike the US ). The class size is limited to provide safe distancing in the yoga room, meals are served on plates instead of buffet style, etc.
The refund policy would insure that you would not lose any fees applied to the workshop. Deposits are necessary for me to know the number who intend to go, and that is how I will decide whether I can go ahead with the workshop. I am willing to break even on expenses to increase the chances that we get to be together for a week of yoga, but I need a certain number of participants to reach that point.
If you pay a deposit and find that you cannot go , then your deposit will be refunded up until January 6th…If you have to cancel after January 6th, it is transferable to another workshop. If you have paid the full amount, then the same policy applies. I will make a decision on January 6th about the workshop. I’m taking a financial risk after that point, but Casa Om is going to work with me to try to make this happen!
Michael and I plan to use KN95 masks during travel, and most likely take a direct flight. If any of you tech experts know of the best version of that mask, I’d like to know!
I know that everyone has their own feelings about what is safe, and I completely honor that . Please respect my decision to provide a workshop, if possible, for those who would like to ‘Cast Away to 2021’, to the sun and fresh ocean breezes of Magical Mexico!
The accommodations at Casa Om are beautiful, comfortable, and quiet.
The newly renovated Casa Om has double occupancy air conditioned bedrooms on both the first and second floors with a kitchen for our use and a stunning third floor yoga studio where students enjoy a fresh morning breeze from the ocean.
With shared use of the kitchens it’s the perfect arrangement for those seeking ease and comfort while on the retreat. Enjoy the pool and koi pond along with all the beauty of Casa OM
For those planning to stay “off campus,” housing in local hotels, condos, B&B’s or private homes can be arranged.
Contact Amanda for more information.
Yoga with Amanda
Amanda’s precise and nurturing teaching style continues to evolve from 42 years of experience ‘on the mat’. She has spent her life in an intense study of movement, following a path of what truly frees and inspires our asanas and our lives. Her background includes an ongoing study of the many aspects of yoga and has been deeply influenced by some of the world’s greatest teachers including Angela Farmer, Judith Lasater, Richard Miller, Donna Farhi and Doug Keller. She holds a masters degree in dance and kinesiology and certification as an experienced registered yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and yoga nidra therapist.
Amanda’s deep understanding of yoga’s essence and her experience in teaching allows her classes to be spontaneous, fluid and accommodating to all levels of students. Her experience in helping those with special physiological/structural issues allows for an atmosphere of safety and connection in the class which is a perfect environment for restoration and healing.
Beginning with breath consciousness and pranayama, each movement builds upon the previous one as deeper natural support and alignment in the asana is discovered. Finding deeper levels of self awareness, both on the mat and off, is a common comment expressed by her students. This is a retreat for individuals who wish to achieve subtle understanding of yoga, drawing upon the strength and intelligence that prana offers.
Come prepared for an insightful, spontaneous, organic and emotionally satisfying approach to yoga. With refreshing originality and fluidity of language, Amanda will guide you along the illusive but cherished path of discovery of your inner heart and wisdom.
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 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.
The workshop… is a seven night retreat offering 6 morning classes; 3 evening classes, plus meals
Delicious daily lunch following the morning class…
Includes all yoga classes, studio, courtyard and pool use, lunches, plus accommodations at the beautiful Casa Om.
Option #1 is offered to teacher training graduates at a $200 discount!
**** 3 specialty rooms with additional amenities and private balconies….Rates available upon request.
Opening night dinner is included in the workshop. During the retreat week, a wide variety of dinner options are available at the many colorful cafes and restaurants that Puerto Morelos has to offer. Or you can shop at the local market and use the kitchen facilities.
Credit card and Paypal accepted and payment plans available!