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Slow Your Flow in the Mayan Riviera

April 2nd - 8th, 2017

About the Retreat

Are you ready? It’s time to recharge, replenish, and revive. Ferris Bueller wisely observed, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once and awhile, you could miss it.” We’ll start each day with our nourishing yoga practice to awaken, move energy in the body and align with the present moment. This practice will challenge and restore before ending with a sweet savasana meditation. This truly is a retreat is for every body. Whether you are new to yoga or you are an experienced yogi, we are going to explore the body by slowing down and breathing deeply which allows us to tune into the physical alignment and emotional depth each posture. This yoga practice allows you to connect to and care for your body, mind, and spirit. In the evenings, we’ll practice some gentle yoga and celebrate the day before our final evening meditation. Come give so much love to yourself that you can’t help but overflow with a buoyant energy that radiates to everyone you meet.

What’s Included

  • Awakening morning yoga flow (on all but one morning) with Shannon
  • Gentle evening yoga classes and meditation
  • 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
  • Wifi

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)
  • Gratuities

About the Teacher

Shannon Algeoshannon-algeo

Shannon Algeo is a life coach, yoga teacher, SoulFeed podcast host, and student of life. Born in Washington, DC, Shannon grew up in Maryland and went to Syracuse University where he studied dance and theater. He’s been a New Yorker for 10 years now, but he is a travel yogi at heart.

Shannon’s yoga practice is breath–focused, heat-generating, energy–balancing, prayerful, and fun. He helps hundreds hundreds of clients, ranging from ages 11–80, practice radical self–care so that they can be well, live balanced lives, and serve the world from a place of unconditional love. Named one of the “Nicest Instructors in New York City” by RateYourBurn, Shannon’s intuition has been called a “gift to the yoga and wellbeing community.”

Shannon is certified in Nalini Method (Pilates, barre, strength training), 200-hr RYT from Pure Yoga, Advanced Anusara Yoga Therapeutics, Forrest Yoga, Vinyasa with Seane Corn, and Yoga Tune Up® Embodied Integrated Anatomy. Shannon studied Yoga Leadership with the non-profit Off the Mat, Into the World at the Omega Institute.

Shannon’s iTunes ‘New & Noteworthy’ podcast SoulFeed offers free guided meditations and interviews with inspirational new thought leaders and has been downloaded in all 50 U.S. States and over 60 countries worldwide.

Follow Shannon on retreat and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (trust us).

Accomodation

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.

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 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.

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

Schedules will vary slightly and final itineraries will go out to the travel crew about a month prior to departure. Our schedule below gives you an overall picture of what a Mayan Riviera yoga retreat week will look like:

Day 1

  • Arrival into Cancun (CUN) International Airport
  • Transfer to Casa Om (approx 30min), check-in and unwind
  • Depending on arrival time, you can hit the beach or pool
  • Evening de-plane yoga class (depending on Shannon’s arrival time)
  • Group welcome dinner

Day 2

  • Morning invigorating yoga with Shannon
  • Rooftop patio buffet breakfast
  • Don your swimsuit and pack your camera for a day at the cenotes
    – Drive out to some lesser known cenotes and get some history and background on these sacred pools
    –Cliff dive (if you want) into the crystal clear waters – Snorkel through the cenote tunnels and float in the open air sink holes –Enjoy fresh fruit refreshments and plenty of gorgeous photo ops
  • Head back for early evening yoga
  • Chill down evening group dinner

Day 3

  • Loosen the load morning yoga wake-up with Shannon
  • Fresh group buffet breakfast
  • Free day to explore at your leisure
    –Head to the beach to relax or stroll and explore
    – Stroll into town
    –Relax by the pool, swing in a hammock or read and relax
    – Book a massage!
  • Early evening twist-out yoga with Shannon
  • Rooftop evening dining

Day 4

  • Sun-greeting morning yoga
  • Delicious buffet group breakfast
  • Pack cultural-adventure spirit and head out to a local Mayan village
    –This cultural experience is a true chance to learn, share and smile with the endemic Mayan locals
    –Get your chopping and tortilla making skills on as we help prepare the group lunch
    –Roll up your sleeves and help out in the community’s garden
    –Dig into the fresh food you helped make and the largest and most delicious guacamole ever made!
    –Time to thank our hosts with smiles and hugs (many speak only the local dialect) and last photos
  • Head back for early evening intention yoga with Shannon
  • Sunset rooftop dinner

Day 5

  • Morning yoga wake-up
  • Fresh group buffet breakfast
  • Free day to explore at your leisure
    –Head to the beach to relax or stroll and explore
    –Book another adventure
    –Relax by the pool, swing in a hammock or read and relax
    – Book a massage!
  • Early evening chill out yoga
  • Rooftop evening dining

Day 6

  • Rooftop breakfast
  • Early departure out to the Tulum ruins
    –Head out to these gorgeous seaside ruins before the influx of tourists
    –Walk through each section of the ruins with a guide to grasp the history, culture and influence of the Maya
  • Drive to the protected preserve for snorkeling with the (hopefully!) sea turtles
    –From the heat of the ruins, refresh in the Caribbean with a snorkel and fins
    –Swim out in this protected sea turtle preserve to hopefully spy some of these graceful guys
  • Early evening yoga class and closing circle
  • Final group dinner

Day 7

  • Final rooftop buffet breakfast
  • Hugs and goodbyes (boo!)
  • Transfer back to Cancun (CUN) airport and take off back home

Register

Shared Bathroom:

Bunk Room: $1799 (female yogis only)
Double Occupancy: $1995 per person
Single Occupancy: $2295

Private Bathroom:

Double Occupancy: $2095 per person *1 male roommate spot available*
Single Occupancy: $2495

Register