Yoga in Paradise with Meghan and JessJuly 24th - 30th, 2016
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About the Retreat
Join Meghan 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), with 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 swimming with whale sharks, 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, a beautiful and a relaxing atmosphere. You will come back tan, strong, and refreshed!
Music Class (optional)
Morning class (Yin)
Afternoon class (Bikram 90 minute)
Morning class (60 minute fusion)
Afternoon class (Bikram 90 minute)
Morning class (60 minute)
Afternoon class (Yin)
Morning class (Bikram 90 minute)
Playa del Carmen dinner
Morning class (music class)
Afternoon class (60 minute fusion)
Morning class (optional)
About the teachers
Meghan wandered into her first Bikram Yoga class in 2013, and immediately fell in love with the practice. Having grown up playing sports all her life, she had done a sufficient amount of wear and tear to her body, as well as suffered from chronic exercise induced asthma. With a regular yoga practice, the injuries she once suffered from, as well as the asthma slowly started subsiding, and eventually disappeared altogether. Meghan found yoga at a crossroads in her life, and decided to make it a goal to use what had once helped her overcome so much, to help others as well. After graduating with a degree in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources from George Mason University, Meghan attended Sterling Teacher Training in Mexico in 2014 to earn her 200-hour RYT certification. She continues to further her education every day, and loves seeing new faces in the hot room!
Jessie grew up in Fairfax an athlete-turned-dancer. She found Bikram Yoga in 2012 during a very difficult time in her life. She had suffered years of trauma and was mentally and physically suffering to a dangerous point. The first few weeks, she was naturally hooked on the physical aspect of class but struggled to keep her head in the yoga room and she felt it in her practice. As soon as she started practicing several times a week she noticed tremendous benefits in her focus, passion, and peace. Over time through consistent practice, she was able to heal the damage done to her body and mind and knew she wanted to share that gift with others. She completed Sterling Teacher Training at Casa Om in October 2014 and continues to take every opportunity she can to expand her knowledge of the practice.
Casa Om has 9 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 18 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.
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 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.
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.
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.