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Restore My Soul – A Women’s Spiritual Awakening

September 1st – 7th, 2019

About the Retreat

Encounter God in a fresh and authentic way: “He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.”- Psalms 23:2-3

Take time to retreat from the world with Kate & Mary Lou. Restore and strengthen your physical and spiritual health. Through worship, prayer, scripture, sisterhood, laughter, openness, Hot Yoga, Hot Pilates, nourishing meals, warm sun, peaceful beaches and the tranquil waters of the Mayan Riviera, we will strengthen our connection to God and discover His purpose for our lives.

God refines us with heat and fire. This week will help equip you to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give you. Join women who are in all phases of their faith journey. Every fitness and ability level will feel challenged and included. All are welcome! You’ll gain lifelong, positive friendships!

The retreat includes:

6 nights in luxury accommodations at Casa Om

  • Daily sunrise prayer and worship at the beach
  • 1-2 Yoga classes daily
  • Daily spiritual stretching through scripture and discussion
  • Bikram Yoga, Barkan Vinyasa Yoga & Hot Pilates in the hot room
  • Yoga overlooking the ocean
  • Posture clinics and individualized instruction to improve alignment
  • 4 Gourmet dinners by Casa Om’s exquisite chef
  • Daily Breakfast
  • On-site massage and ayurvedic treatments (extra fee)
  • On-site pool
  • Fun on the beach
  • Pick ups and drop offs from Cancun International Airport
  • Coral Reef Snorkeling (extra fee)
  • Excursion to Mayan Ruins (extra fee)
  • Excursion to cenotes (extra fee)
  • On-site massage and ayurvedic treatments (extra fee)

A sample day

  • 6:30 Morning Prayer and Worship on the Beach
  • 7:30 am Morning Yoga (Beach/ Hot room)
  • 9:30am Breakfast
  • 10:30am Sisters, Sun & Scripture
  • 12:00pm Beach time/ Excursion/ Explore
  • 4:30pm Afternoon Yoga (Beach/Hot Room)
  • 6:30 pm Dinner

The retreat will be led by Kate Herrera Jenkins E-RYT 500 and Mary Lou Davis E-RYT.

Kate Herrera Jenkins

Kate-Herrera-JenkinsKate is the owner of Kiva Hot Yoga (Birmingham, AL), Iron Tribe Fitness (New Orleans), and is in her last semester of the Ministry Leadership Program at Highlands College (Birmingham, AL).

Kate’s is passionate about leading small groups through Church of the Highlands. She believes whole-heartedly in the healing power of Hot Yoga. She loves bringing scripture into her classes to help her students access clarity and strength. She’s been teaching for 10 years and is certified in Bikram Yoga, Barkan Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pyro Pilates and Nia. She leads her classes with compassion, encouragement and tough love. She is from the Cochiti Pueblo Indian Tribe in New Mexico, USA. She comes from an ancient Native family lineage of holding sacred space and leading others to vision. Kate is actively involved in her Native community and brings yoga and fitness to the reservations through her non- profit organization, Native Strength Revolution.

She trained with Susanne Conrad (Director of Possibility, lululemon) and became a certified Lightyear Leadership (lightyearleadership.com) leader in 2014. She works with large companies, small businesses and individuals to develop individual & team leadership & communication. Her passion is leading others to find vision, goals and discover God’s purpose for their lives. She is elated to return to Casa Om for the 7th time!

Mary Lou Davis

Mary-Lou-DavisShe is love teaching Bikram Yoga Barkan Yoga and Hot Pilates classes with passion and fire! She is also a freelance writer who has several books published and also writes for local magazines, booklets and websites. One of the booklets she wrote was used in a short film. She is also a freelance photographer. She shoots for local magazines and at stock companies. Her stock photos have been published in Spain, France, Italy, Japan, England as well as in the U.S. Her photographic work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Home and Garden, Sweet Dreams as well as on book covers, corporate brochures and advertisements.

Mary Lou and her husband, Dusty, have been in full-time Christian ministry with athletes for 30 years. They’ve taken sports teams on missions in several countries throughout Europe and Asia.She grew up riding and showing horses and water-skied competitively at Auburn University. She even won the collegiate southeastern championship for jump-skiing. She loves white water kayaking, mountain bike racing and rock climbing. After residing in Oregon fourteen years, she now lives in Alabama where she tears up the red clay on her KTM 250 motorcycle along with her husband and three children on any weekend or any other day she can get away.

Accomodation

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.

Cuisine

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.

Travel

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.

Activites

Optional Excursions (additional fee applies):

Cenotes
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.
Scuba
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.
Coba Ruins
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.

Register

Pricing:

EARLY BIRD RATES — ONLY UNTIL APRIL 15
(Save $50 off dorm room or $100 off any other room option)

  • Shared Dorm (Bedroom w/ 6 beds / 1 Bathroom): $1199 (Multiple Occupancy)
  • Twin Bedroom (Shared Bathroom): $1399 (Double Occupancy)
  • Twin Bedroom / Private Bathroom): $1599 (Double Occupancy)
  • Private Bedroom (King Bed) / Private Bathroom): $2199 (Single) / $1699 (Double)