Swing into Spring on a Bikram yoga retreat with Siri Om, Hargobind and Zeb!April 29th - May 5th, 2018
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About the Retreat
Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s Party!’ Join us in the mesmerising town of Puerto Morelos in the Riviera Maya. Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Backbend & Inversion workshops will all be part of the yoga repertoire! When you are not practicing yoga with experienced yoga teachers you will be going on fun excursions, sight seeing, snorkeling and enjoying the delicious food Mexico has to offer! Prepare yourself for the trip of a lifetime and an unforgettable experience with new friends!
The retreat includes:– 6 nights in luxury accommodations at Casa Om– 2 Yoga classes daily– Yoga workshops on back bending, inversions and arm balances!– Bikram in the hot room, and Yoga overlooking the ocean– 4 Gourmet dinners by Casa Om’s exquisite chef– On-site massage and ayurvedic treatments (extra fee)– On-site pool– Fun on the beach– Coral Reef Snorkeling (extra fee)– Fun in Playa del Carmen– Pick ups and drop offs from Cancun International Airport
About the Teachers
Siri Om Khalsa
Siri Om was born into a family of yoginis and her teaching style is expressive of the depth of her knowledge and lifelong experience in the principles and practices of yoga. She studied with Bikram Choudhury extensively since 1995 in Los Angeles at the Yoga College of India and is photo featured several times in “Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class” instructional book. She practices daily and has consistently taught Bikram Yoga since 2002, worldwide! She is also qualified to teach the advanced series of Bikram Yoga. “My deepest wish is to serve people through teaching yoga; to help relieve others of some of their pain and suffering; to bring a healthy glow to their faces; to bring strength and flexibility to their bodies and minds; to help others connect to their joyful essence through the magical beauty of Bikram Yoga.”
Hargobind Khalsa was born in an ashram and grew up in India. After breaking a vertebrae in his back, he began practicing yoga with regularity. He completed Kundalini yoga training in India in 2000 and again in the USA in 2001. He completed Sterling Hot Yoga training in 2014 and Jared McCann’s Vinyasa training in 2015. He has done additional training in yin, satnam rasayan, and yoga with weights. He is the co founder of Pure Om Hot Yoga, Casa Om and the One Fire Hot Yoga Festival.
Zeb Homison is the 2014 International Champion and placed in the top four of the USA Yoga National Finals from 2008 to 2014. Bringing with him a deep knowledge of yoga technique, Zeb also has an extensive background in dance, physical theater, mask work, and the performing arts, holding a BFA in Theater Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In 2015, Zeb studied with Jared McCann and completed an additional 200 hour certification. He is the owner of Yoga Factory Pittsburgh.
Harnam (Tony Zatzick), MFA, is an artist, yogi and musician who deftly weaves these powerful elements into his transformational workshops. Whether creating mandalas, leading sacred chant, or teaching yoga – Harnam will take you there. He is known for his heart-centered, authentic, and engaging style. His paintings and recordings are critically acclaimed for their transformational and soulful power. His new Spirit Voyage album: Meditations for Removing Obstacles is available everywhere in June 2017. Visit www.harnamusic.com to experience his paintings and other albums: “A Fearless Heart” and “All Roads”, and “Awakening Your Creative Fire”.
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 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/
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.
Pricing per person
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
If you have any questions about the retreat, please email email@example.com or call 703-409-9446