Luminal Bloom-1st Annual Co-Ed Mexico Beach RetreatMay 3rd - 8th, 2020
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About the Retreat
Luminal Bloom co-founders Brandy Lyn and Riji Suh are excited to host their first co-Ed retreat at Casa Om on the Mexican Riviera. Their friendship began at Bikram Teacher Training in fall of 2006, and Luminal Bloom manifested 10 years later. Two yoga classes will be offered daily; a 90 minute 26/2 (Bikram) class as well as a 2 hour Intermediate class. The Intermediate class will focus on precise alignment and offer techniques for the journey from beginner asana to advanced asana. In addition to asana practice, Riji and Brandy will offer early morning vipassana beach walks, pranayama and meditation practice, emotional release techniques, and psychic development work. Significant others, families, all welcome (kids under 12 stay, eat and yoga for free). To stay true to what they love to do, you will be given plenty of time for beach, play, rest, and rejuvenation. Daily brunch and 3 dinners are included with accommodations, as well as your airport transport. Fun excursions are available upon request for a separate fee. Flights are not included.
About the Teachers
Brandy has been teaching yoga for over 13 years and practicing for 18. In 2006, she attended the 9 week bikram yoga training and has 500 hour YYT certification through Yoga Alliance. She was the 2010 International Yoga Champion and has taught students all over the world. Over the past 10 years, she has spent countless hours teaching and practicing the 84 Asanas (AKA Advanced Class) from the Ghosh lineage. In 2017, Brandy fell in love with the Ashtanga yoga system. She is working on the advanced series of the Ashtanga system and hopes to incorporate what she is learning into her teaching.
As the mother of two young boys, Brandy has come to realize that the real yoga happens off the mat but that yoga asana is essential to her in navigating through this ever evolving life with grace and ease.
Currently, Brandy lives in Utah, leading seminars, retreats and assisting teacher trainings world wide.
Riji Suh has been teaching yoga since 2006. She is home in the Asana lineages of Bikram 26.2, Ghosh Classic 84, in the yoga lineage of Dharma Mittra, and more recently in the practice of Jared McCann Vinyasa. Riji stays inspired to look beyond traditional teachings through her own evolving practice. She teaches public classes and private clientele in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her solo practice time and teaching history have given her the adaptability to guide all levels of practice and diverse conditions of the human spine and body. Riji has always been passionate about teaching teachers, and she has begun to create teacher mentorship programs for two local studios. She is currently based in NY, where she also works as a model on occasion. Riji happily travels nationally and internationally to teach seminars, mentor teachers, lead teacher training programs, and co-lead yoga retreat experiences through Luminal Bloom.
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. 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.
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.
- Bunk Room (sleeps 6) – $1349
- Double Room w/shared bath – $1629 double occupancy, $2199 single
- Double Room w/private bath – $1771 double occupancy, $2279 single
- Queen Room w/private bath – $1845 double occupancy, $2399 single
- King Room w/private bath – $2015 double occupancy, $2699 single
- Queen Room w/sea view (private bath not en suite) – $1999 double occupancy, $2599 sin
$500 non-refundable deposit reserves your space
Balance is due in full 60 days prior to start date
Families are welcome. Children under 12 stay and eat free.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space