Simple Joys; Juicy Living Touching the stillnessFebruary 28th - March 5th, 2016
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About the Retreat
The Experience that Beckons
Presented and facilitated by Rev. Paulette Pipe with guest yoga teacher, Anita Bailey
Immerse yourself in a dedicated time of simple joys and juicy living as together we
-Cultivate sacred space together; –Deepen awareness of our connectedness with nature and with the Divine; -Experience centering calmness that goes with stepping away from our daily distractions; -Practice daily restorative yoga in a dedicated yoga studio. (No prior experience required for these gentle relaxation postures); -Engage in sunrise meditations on the beach (weather permitting); -Delight in eating meditations, and partake daily of two healthy, freshly-prepared and satisfying, vegetarian meals (some gluten-free options available);-Enjoy optional enhancements such as a massage on the beach; -Participate in an inclusive snorkeling trip an inclusive excursion to the Mayan ruins in Tulum, ending with a visit to the famous city of Playa del Carmen for dinner and shopping;-Be in community with an intimate group of like-minded souls with whom to meditate, play, chill out, and renew in a relaxing and comfortable setting; -During our daily self-care/personal time you may opt to hang with a retreat buddy and shoot the breeze over a cool drink; lounge by the pool or on the verandah; escape to one of the many nooks to read or nap; swing in a hammock by the pond, or on rooftop palapa where you’ll enjoy ocean views and sea breezes; or take a solitary walk along on the beach. It all depends on how the mood takes you.
Price includes:-Your retreat registration and daily retreat programs -Daily restorative yoga practice facilitated by guest presenter and yoga teacher extraordinaire, Anita Bailey (no experience necessary) -Six nights’ accommodation (based on double occupancy) -Two healthy freshly-prepared sumptuous vegetarian meals a day -Airport transfers from Cancun airport-A snorkeling trip and -An excursion to the ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum, ending with dinner and free time in the city of Playa del Carmen.
About the Teachers:
Paulette is a gifted meditation teacher who is best known as the host of “Touching the Stillness”, a lively prayer and meditation radio program on Unity Online Radio.
With her distinctive gift of affirmative healing prayer and leading meditation that stirs the soul, she masterfully creates rich, sacred experiences that help others engender deep stillness, serenity, and healing.
Formerly Spiritual Director of the UK Unity headquarters, and then manager of the Retreats department at Unity Village, today Rev. Paulette heads Touching the Stillness Ministries, a vibrant, tithing, thriving meditation ministry, whose mission is to demonstrate and inspire in others audacious, bold, and courageous mindfulness inspired living.
Rev. Paulette is also a sought-after speaker who leads meditation-based retreats, workshops, and Sunday worship services in the United States and abroad. She also holds the role of Keeper of the Flame on Unity Worldwide Ministries’ Board of Trustees, where she holds sacred prayer space during the board’s deliberations and decision-making process.
When Anita Bailey first stepped onto a yoga mat ten years ago, she found herself embarking on a colorful adventure of self-discovery that eventually culminated in her answering the call to study and teach others various forms of this ancient practice – including vigorous flow-style yoga, Yin-inspired yoga, restorative yoga for deep relaxation. Today, the compassionate and calm teaching style she exhibits makes Anita a preferred teacher among yoga students in the Kansas City Metro area.
Anita is a also a Certified Relax and Renew® Trainer through Judith Hanson Lasater; and has completed both a year-long apprenticeship with Gina Caputo, and a 200 hour Teacher Training for Vinyasa/Prana Flow Yoga at Kansas Siddhi Yoga in Kansas City, MO. In addition to her yoga training, Anita has over 20 years of experience teaching group exercise and holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science-Physical Therapy.
Casa Om has 10 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 24 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 smoothies. All dishes are prepared with a healthy yogic lifestyle in mind. We love to make gluten free and vegan meals as well. Please let us know how we can accommodate any request.
Our 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.
Please fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Once you have booked your ticket, please email your flight itinerary to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are located at 9 mza 26 sm 02 avenue javier rojo gomez, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo Mexico.
You can get driving directions here http://casaom.com/index.php/travel/
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.
Early bird registration before November 30, 2015 is $1,399 per person/*double occupancy.
Full price registration from December 1, 2015 is $1499 per person/*double occupancy.
(Balance will be due by December 31, 2015).
CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY
Eight weeks from the date of the event: Other than in the cases of emergency, no refund will be available due to inability to rebook the space.
In the event that Touching the Stillness Ministries needs to cancel the retreat A full refund will be issued (including deposit paid)