Sweat, Shakti, and SunshineSeptember 9th - 15th, 2018
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About the Retreat
Join Shadia and Jessie for a week of yoga and fun at Casa Om, in the heart of Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Just across from the beach, you will be lead through yoga classes on the beach as well as in the beautiful heated room at Casa Om. We will primarily focus on the hot yoga sequence (26 & 2), also with Buti, Pilates, and Vinyasa, posture clinics, music classes, and one on one assistance. We will also take our down time to go on group excursions to a variety of different places around the area. Options include exploring the mayan ruins, snorkeling in the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world, jumping into fresh water cenotes, and more! Eat freshly prepared food by the in-house chef in a beautiful and a relaxing atmosphere. You will come back tan, strong, and refreshed!
Sunday – Arrive at Casa Om, meet and greet, welcome dinner
Monday – 8:30-9:30 am Bikram express
10 am Breakfast
3-4 Posture Q&A
4-5 Buti/movement workshop
5-6 Buti class
Tuesday – 7:30-9 Bikram on the pier/beach
9:30 am Breakfast
11 am Tulum Mayan ruins
Dinner in Tulum
Wednesday – 8-9 am Yogalates (Barre/Pilates/Vinyasa Fusion)
9:30 am Breakfast
11 am Cenotes or optional posture clinic
5-6:30 Bikram express with Yin
7 pm Dinner
Thursday – 8-9:30 Bikram
10 am Breakfast
11 am Snorkeling in Puerto Morelos
3:30 pm Shopping & dinner in Playa del Carmen
Friday – 8-9:30 Hot Buti flow w/ meditation
10 am Breakfast
Optional Chocolate workshop
4:30-5:30 pm Bikram Express
6 pm Dinner
Saturday – Possible morning music class depending on flight times
About the retreat leaders
Jessie grew up an athlete-turned-dancer. She found Hot Yoga in 2012 and completed her Hot Yoga RYT-200 teacher training at Casa Om, Mexico in October 2014 and has since received several other certifications including Vinyasa and Yin. She enjoys teaching a variety of classes continues to take every opportunity she can to expand her knowledge of yoga.
Shadia is a former belly dancer and collector of injuries. She found Hot Yoga in 2013 and completed her Hot Yoga RYT-200 teacher training at Casa Om, Mexico in October 2015 while four months pregnant. She has since received various other certifications including Vinyasa, Hot Pilates, Power and Buti Yoga. She enjoys being a teacher and student of yoga; what the body and mind can achieve together is amazing.
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.
Fly into CUN – Cancun Airport.
We will pick you up from the airport and take you 20 minutes south to the beautiful town of Puerto Morelos on the white sandy beaches of the Mexican Riviera.
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 scuba 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 5 minute 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.
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.
Dorm Price – $ 999
Double Room Shared Bath – $1199
Double Room Private Bath – $1399
Queen Room Private Bath – $1,699
Private Room Private Bath (booking an entire double room to yourself) – $2,099
Private Room with Private Bath and Sea View – $2,099