Mexican Riviera Yoga RetreatMarch 16th - 21st, 2020
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About the Retreat
Rejuvenate, uplift, & recharge your body, mind, and spirit. Join our founders for a Feet on the Ground international yoga retreat! In dark winter months, why not plan a self-care escape to recharge your body, mind and spirit in an incredible nature reserve where you can soak up all the Vitamin D you need?
Refill your cup spending 6 luxurious days at Casa Om practicing uplifting movement, intentional reflection, and stress-relieving practices on the white sand beaches of the Yucatán Peninsula. With a beachside yoga space and the coast a two minute walk from your room, you will enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful beaches both on and off your mat. Our serene retreat location is conveniently located in a former fishing village, far from more populated tourist destinations. With two daily yoga practices, guided journaling and art activities, home-cooked meals, a trip to the famous Mayan Ruins outside Tulum, and optional add-ons like snorkeling, ziplining, or jungle swimming, you are sure to enjoy a retreat that is your perfect balance of restful and fun. Housing options range from shared luxury rooms to private suites, all outfitted to your ultimate comfort.
Best of all, by giving yourself the gift of joining us, you are giving to others as well! Your vacation helps to fund our programming, making it possible for us to continue to offer mental health education and trauma-informed practices to individuals and communities affected by trauma.
Included in the cost of the training:: – Room and board for 5 nights – Breakfast and all but 1 dinner – cooked in a gourmet vegetarian kitchen (gluten-free & vegan available by request) – Fresh juices, coffee, tea, and snacks – Access to Casa Om facilities including a pool, fish pond, and several kitchens, located inside our beautiful retreat space – Twice daily yoga classes (enlivening in the morning and relaxing in the evening) – Practices include vinyasa, hatha, Yoga Tune Up®, meditation & yoga nidra – No prior yoga experience necessary – A day trip to the Mayan ruins outside of Tulum – $100 discount if you sign up with a friend
NOT included in the training cost:: – Airfare to/from Cancun Intl Airport, travel insurance, & required visa fees (no visa required if traveling from the US) – Transport from our retreat location to/from the Cancun Airport (a group car will be arranged for those interested) – All lunches and 1 dinner – This lowers the cost of the trip to allow you to take full advantage of extra activities without returning home in the middle of the day – people often eat by the beach or out on their day trip – One dinner we will eat together in the town – Groceries stores available for those wishing to cook their own midday meals – Add-on activities – Snorkeling, biking, ziplining, cooking classes, jungle hiking, day-trips – Tips/gratuity for house staff – Spa treatments (on-site) – Private wellness sessions with Samara and Emily – Yoga, shamanic reiki, somatic healing, trigger-point pain relief
Location and Activities
Puerto Morelos is between the Riviera Maya resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen on the Yucatán Peninsula. It is a small Carribean town vibe with all the things you love about Mexico without feeling like you’re in a tourist hub. It’s a less than 20 minute drive from the Cancun International Airport.
The location affords incredible flexibility in how you spend your time. Swim to the coral reef for snorkeling or learn to paddle-board. Spend a day at the in-house spa for a massage, energy work, or shamanic healing. Look for spider monkeys in the nearby botanic gardens or take trip to Akumal to swim with sea turtles. You can even take a day-trip to the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, a magical place that is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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.
Get $100 off (each) when you sign up with a friend!
*Sea-View Suite – Queen bed + mini kitchenette + private bath | $1600 pp
*Master King – King bed + private bath | $1525 pp
*Queen Suite (SOLD OUT )- Queen Bed + mini kitchenette + private bath | $1525
*Shared Twin + private bath | $1425 pp
*Shared Twin + shared bath (SOLD OUT) | $1350 pp
Paradise Bunkbed – shared bathroom ensuite (room sleeps 6) | $1250 pp
*Cost above is based on a two-person occupancy. If you would like a room to yourself there is a $175-200 upcharge. Details below.
*If you have any questions about the retreat, please email@example.com or call 703-409-9446.