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Transformational Hot Yoga Beach Retreat

January 19th - 25th, 2020

About the Retreat

Join your favorite yogis for a glorious beach holiday! Relax, unwind, re-juvenate and restore with Cat, Marita and some of your other teachers from BYA in our first-ever hot yoga retreat! We know you look for a hot room when you travel, so we are bringing the hot room and the beach to you! There will be a private pool, private chef, beach yoga, natural wonders, opportunities for optional excursions on the Riviera Maya and on-site massage therapists. ALL are invited, but there is limited space, so please secure your spot by paying your deposit below.Our mission is to teach students of all abilities, ages and conditions to create positive change, body, mind, soul in a welcoming and supportive space. We start with the spine. This transformative week will focus on creating your heartfelt desires in life.

About the Teachers

cat-koo-levineCat Koo Levine – Retreat leader, She/her/hers
Cat has been practicing yoga daily since 2005. One cold winter day, she stepped into a Bikram Yoga class and the rest is history. Having a daily practice has helped Cat overcome numerous injuries, but more importantly, pulled her out of depression.

Cat is passionate about teaching yoga and loves nothing more than to share her passion with students of all levels. Cat has written a very special series of meditations based on the yoga sutras to specifically for this transformational yoga retreat.

Cat owns and teaches at Be Yoga Andersonville and has trained under Mary Jarvis, Bikram Choudhury, Pachi Shanaberger and Lizzie Hoffman. Cat is certified to teach continuing education credits for the Original Hot Yoga Association and competes for USA Yoga.

marita-hMarita H
Teacher (She/Her)
Marita helps Cat manage the yoga school and is helping to organize the retreat.

Marita is a home-grown teacher, who began her practice at Be Yoga. She began as a work-trade student, then worked behind the desk for a long time with Cat pestering her to go to teacher training until she did and became the lovely yoga teacher she is.

Accomodation

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.

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

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

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

All pricing depends on the room type/accommodation style, listed below.

Rooms

Room 1 features 2 beds and a private bathroom. It has a coffee pot, mini fridge, safe, extra blankets, over head fan, organic bamboo sheets, hand carved head boards from Bali, a mirror from India, onyx lights from Puebla, travertine floors, art from local photographers and a/c.
$1600 per person, based on double occupancy. $2300 single occupancy.

Room 2 features 2 beds and a private bathroom. It has a coffee pot, mini fridge, safe, extra blankets, over head fan, organic bamboo sheets, hand carved head boards from Bali, a mirror from India, onyx lights from Puebla, travertine floors, art from local photographers and a/c.
$1600 per person, based on double occupancy. $2300 single occupancy.

Room 4 features 2 beds and a private bathroom. It has a coffee pot, mini fridge, safe, extra blankets, over head fan, organic bamboo sheets, hand carved head boards from Bali, a mirror from India, onyx lights from Puebla, travertine floors, art from local photographers and a/c.
$1600 per person, based on double occupancy. $2300 single occupancy.

Room 5 features 2 beds and a private bathroom. It has a coffee pot, mini fridge, safe, extra blankets, over head fan, organic bamboo sheets, hand carved head boards from Bali, a mirror from India, onyx lights from Puebla, travertine floors, art from local photographers and a/c.
$1600 per person, based on double occupancy. $2300 single occupancy.

Room 6 features 2 beds and a private bathroom. It has a coffee pot, mini fridge, safe, extra blankets, over head fan, organic bamboo sheets, hand carved head boards from Bali, a mirror from India, onyx lights from Puebla, travertine floors, art from local photographers and a/c.
$1600 per person, based on double occupancy. $2300 single occupancy.

Room 7 features 2 beds and a shared bathroom. It has a safe, extra blankets, over head fan, organic bamboo sheets, hand carved head boards from Bali, a mirror from India, travertine floors, and a/c. The shared bathroom features an onyx sink from Puebla.
$1400/per person, based on double occupancy. $2300 single occupancy.

Room 8 features 2 beds and a shared bathroom. It has a safe, extra blankets, over head fan, organic bamboo sheets, hand carved head boards from Bali, a mirror from India, travertine floors, and a/c. The shared bathroom features an onyx sink from Puebla.
$1400/per person, based on double occupancy. $2300 single occupancy.

Room 9 features 1 king Rajasthani bed from India and a private bathroom. It has a hand carved desk from India, a safe, extra blankets, over head fan, organic bamboo sheets, a mirror from India, onyx lights from Puebla, travertine floors, a bathtub, shower and a/c.
$1700 per person double occupancy/ $2500 single occupancy.

Room 10 features 1 queen bed, 1 bed/couch and a private bathroom. It features a hand carved wood desk from India, coffee pot, mini fridge, mini kitchenette, safe, extra blankets, over head fan, organic bamboo sheets, a unique hand carved head board from Bali, a mirror from India, onyx lights from Puebla, travertine floors, art from local photographers and a/c.
$1700 per person double occupancy, $2500 single occupancy.

Room 11 features 1 queen bed and a private bathroom (not en-suite). It does not have an A/C. It has a fan. It has sea view and a private balcony. It features a hand carved wood desk from India, coffee pot, mini fridge, mini kitchenette, safe, extra blankets, organic bamboo sheets, a mirror from India, onyx lights from Puebla, travertine floors, and art from local photographers.
$1700 per person double occupancy, $2500 single occupancy.

The Dorm features 3 bunk beds that sleep 6 people in total. It includes a private bathroom and has an outdoor kitchen attached to it. There is a second bathroom available with a shower upstairs by the yoga room. It features art from local photographers, high ceilings, skylights, extra blankets, organic bamboo sheets, and an onyx sink from Puebla.
$1200 per person.

To secure your reservation, please email Cat or Marita with your preferred room type and we will send you a link to pay your $500 non-refundable deposit. Early bird pricing is available to those who pay the FULL cost of the retreat and accommodations by October 31. After that, accommodations will be $100 more for each option. Please email us any questions at info@hotyogachicago.com