Tuning In & Giving Thanks RetreatNovember 22nd – 28th, 2015
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About the Retreat
Escape the holiday craze and wash away your worries on the shores of the Mexican Riviera. We can’t promise turkey and cranberry sauce but we can guarantee sweet and juicy yoga, letting you go deeper and finding your footing. International teacher Erica Jung turns up the heat by slowing it down on this trip giving you plenty of play time and chances to explore new poses, transitions and breath work. Classes will be a playful mix of heart pumping vinyasa, weightless inversions, introspective spaces, and filled with soul that will make you realize the magic of life is in how you view it all.
A blend of what we all need to strip it all down to the things that really matter and truly give thanks.
- Heat up morning vinyasa yoga (on all but one morning) with Erica
- Twist out, sweat out, chill out classes every evening
- Swimming, diving and playing excursion to two cenotes
- Morning swim with the sea turtles at Akumal
- Visit to the Tulum ruins with a fully guided history of the community and location
- Hands-on cooking, culture and gardening seva visit to a local Mayan community
- 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
What’s Not Included
- Airfare to Cancun
- Additional excursions
- Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
- Travel insurance (recommended)
About Erica Jung
Erica is a teacher all about connection. Having served in healthcare along side one of New Jersey’s top physician she wanted to bring more power and awareness back to her patients and found her true calling in yoga and holistic health. Her unique practice and teachings stem from an eclectic background aimed at drawing students out of a place of fear and into a space of fun, freedom, and flight.
Heavily influenced by Ashtanga’s traditional practice and her time studying in India, she accredits her diversity to studying regularly with her inspirations, Raghunath Cappo, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Rodney Yee and melding ancient philosophies and teachings with modern day realities. Through her teachings she hopes to break down the walls of old beliefs and get students back in touch with self, bringing a deeper dimension to their practices.
Expect to experience more than you thought possible in an alignment conscious creatively playful class, and renew your sense of confidence all while laughing and sweating. Erica is honored to have been chosen again as a Lululemon Ambassador and can be regularly seen with Sadie Nardini on Rock Your Yoga as well as Jai Sugrim’s Yoga Sutra Now.
As an 500hr E-RYT she feels blessed to share her passions and serve community via her studio, Trepta Yoga as well as connecting with students worldwide via retreats, leading 300hr teacher trainings and workshops.
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.
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.
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.
Go Diving or Snorkeling:
Puerto Morelos is meters away from one of the largest coral reefs in the world. Take a morning to explore the reefs with a guide and see colorful fish, coral, and maybe even a sea turtle!
Visit a Ceynote:
Explore an underwater cave in the Mayan jungle! These caves of groundwater are hundreds of feet deep and full of crystal clear water. Take a zip line over them for a once in a lifetime experience!
Have a Spa Treatment:
Relax and refresh yourself with a spa treatment right at Casa Om! Our in-house massage therapist can provide a relaxing massage or Ayurvedic treatment – a great compliment to a yoga retreat for a total body blissful experience!
Enjoy Puerto Morelos:
Puerto Morelos is a great town with a vibrant night life and great restaurants! Take a 10 minute walk on the beach to get there, and then enjoy dinner, dancing, live music and more!