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The Essence of Yoga – Mexico Retreat

February 10 - 17, 2018

About the Retreat

A Winter Yoga Retreat in
Sunny Mexico

“Experience the Joy of Being”

The retreat includes: The workshop is a seven night retreat offering 6 morning classes & 3 evening classes Option #1
includes yoga classes, studio and courtyard use, plus accommodations at the beautiful Casa OM.
Option #2
Includes yoga classes studio and courtyard use.
* NEW !! All packages include delicious lunches! * 2 Specialty rooms with additional amenities and private balconies…Rates available on request. Opening night dinner is included in the workshop. During the workshop a wide variety of options are available at the many colorful cafe and restaurants that Puerto Morelos has to offer. Or you can shop at the local market and use the kitchen facilities. * For those who wish to join in, we will gather for a closing night dinner at a favorite local restaurant on the beach.

Yoga with Amanda

amanda-McMaineAmanda McMaine
Amanda’s precise, gentle and clear teaching style continues to evolve from more than 39 years of experience ‘on the mat’. She has spent her life in an intense study of movement, a search for what truly frees us and inspires our asanas and our lives. Her background includes an ongoing study of the many aspects of yoga and has been deeply influenced by some of the world’s including Angela Farmer and Judith Lasater. She holds a masters degree in dance and kinesiology and certification as an experienced registered yoga teacher and yoga therapist.

Amanda’s understanding of yoga’s essence and her experience in teaching allows her classes to be spontaneous, fluid and accommodating to all levels of students. Beginning with breath consciousness and pranayama, each movement builds upon the previous one as deeper natural support and alignment in the asana is discovered. This retreat is for those individuals who wish to achieve subtle understanding of yoga, drawing upon the strength and intelligence that prana has to offer.

Amanda guides her students toward their edge by helping them experience the strength of pranayama and intimacy of slow conscious movement from the core that is possible through that understanding. Come prepared for an insightful, spontaneous, organic and emotionally satisfying approach to yoga. With refreshing originality and fluidity of language, Amanda will guide you along the illusive but cherished path of discovery of your inner heart and wisdom.

Accomodation

Accomodations at Casta OM are comfortable, modern and quiet.

With a full bathroom and choice of one king size or 2 singles beds.

With shared use of the small kitchen it’s the perfect arrangement for those seeking ease and comfort on the retreat.
For those planning to stay “off campus”, housing in local hotels, condos, B&B’s or private homes can be arranged.

Contact amanda for more information or assistance. amandayoga@att.net

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

Flights should be reserved to Cancun.

Puerto Morelos is an easy and short taxi ride from the airport.

!Passports are now required!

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

Option #1:
Includes yoga classes, studio and courtyard use, plus accommodations at the beautiful Casa OM
Single – $2160
Double – $1490

Option #2 – $1080
Includes yoga classes studio and courtyard use.

Register Here

$200 discount for teacher trainees and graduates staying at Casa Om.

Questions? Contact: Amanda for more information or assistance. amandayoga@att.net