Love Your Life Yoga Adventure in the Mayan RivieraApril 23rd -29th, 2017
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About the Retreat
Retreats offer a unique opportunity to settle in to a groove of connection…to the present, to ourselves, and to the environment. In her ten years leading international retreats, Debbi Murphy has found that the experience of immersion, the break from typical routine, allows for a natural deepening of awareness. A powerful alchemy results when we combine yoga’s time-tested tools of asana, meditation, and pranayama with the supportive environment of amazing food, new friends, and adventures. And better still, we can bring the gold we create on the retreat back into our day-to-day lives.
What you can expect?
A balanced, creative blend of yogic practices each morning and evening. During the day engaged, intelligent tour guides offer you the opportunity to snorkel with sea creatures, tour ancient Mayan ruins and swim through beautiful “cenotes”. Crazily delicious and nutritious cuisine, beautiful accommodations, and new friends from around the world add immeasurably to the experience. Oh, and of course, the spectacular turquoise water of the Mayan Riviera out your front door doesn’t hurt at all.
What you’ll find?
That you’ve fallen in love – with yourself and with the enchanting Mayan Riviera.
- Awakening morning yoga flow (on all but one morning) with Debbi
- Empowering evening yoga classes
- Swimming, diving and playing excursion to two cenotes
- dive into the crystal clear water and float in ancient pools
- Morning swim with the sea turtles at Akumal
- all turtles, fish, smiles, snorkels, flippers and life vests included
- Visit to the Tulum ruins
- geek-out on a fully guided history of this ancient culture and structure
- Hands-on cooking, culture and gardening seva visit to a local Mayan community
- get hands-on and in as you help cook a traditional lunch and contribute to the garden that supplies the good greens
- Comfort-lux accommodations
- Buffet breakfasts daily
- Vegetarian dinners (this is a meat-free and alcohol-free retreat center)
- Transportation to and from Cancun (CUN) airport
What’s Not Included
- Airfare to Cancun
- Lunches (except at the Mayan village)
- Additional excursions
- Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
- Travel insurance (recommended)
Teachers Debra Murphy
Debbi Murphy wants you to fall in love with your life.
From her early years in traditional academia (doctorate in exercise science, minor in psychology) and through three decades of yogic study, Debbi has searched for the best tools to help folks feel empowered, happy, and centered.
Her journey has included study with neuroscientists, physiologists, psychologists as well as innovative yoga masters. Her passionate pursuit revealed that the best tools are at the nexus of modern scientific research and ancient yogic philosophy. And this best of all worlds approach is what you’ll experience in her unique, empowering flow.
Over the past few decades, Debbi has shared this science meets spirit message as owner and director of Shanti Teacher Training, as well as at her Shanti Yoga Studio (a laid-back mountain studio that regularly hosts workshops by yoga visionaries from Seane Corn to Jason Crandell), national conferences, festivals, and international retreats. Touted as one of Boise’s Best Yoga Teachers, Debbi co-hosts Idaho Health and Yoga Awareness Week and presents at many local events. Debbi is a regular contributor to several online blogs, including ShareYoga and has videos on Udaya.com and her own YouTube channel.
Learn more about Debbi at debbimurphy.com, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram.
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.
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.
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.