Yoga Seva Retreat Casa OmNovember 10th - 16th, 2019
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About the Retreat
Yoga seva retreats connects you with an opportunity for adventure, exploring the culture of other countries while doing yoga and giving back with volunteer work. A vacation that is unique all while feeding our hearts, souls, and bodies.
Sample Schedule -yoga 2x day one in the morning, one in the evening, and a daily meditation
-2 afternoons we will be doing volunteer work
-2 excursions are included snorkeling at Puerto Morelos and Ek Balam
-1 unique massage or healing therapy
About the Teachers
Lauren has been teaching yoga for 10 years. She encourages her students to develop an asana practice that will unify the body and mind. She honors personal modifications and emphasizes the practice of mindfulness. Her teachings incorporate a powerful sequence of asanas, breath and meditation. Lauren shares the knowledge she has received from her teachers and creates a way of guiding her students that resonates her own personality. She approaches her students with a sense of humor, humbleness and honesty. Lauren’s style of teaching compassionately strives to inspire and impart wisdom allowing a student to see their true potential. She has completed a 500 hour certification along with many additional continuing education hours.
Injury led Jennifer to yoga in 2001. Her first savanna was all it took. She knew from that very first experience that she wouldn’t be able to function without it again. Yoga and it’s concept of just being “here” and breathing gave her the freedom and peace she had been unknowingly searching for. Through the power of being present it changed her life, opening a world of limitless possibility. Influenced by many different styles of yoga, most heavily in vinyasa she attached quickly to Ashtanga yoga. With its incredible discipline and strength, she found the right challenge to be comfortably uncomfortable. Always, a student, continuing her education on the mat daily, she takes workshops and trainings yearly. Seeking out respected and educated teachers that continue to spark this journey of self discovery. Recently traveling to India to study with Sharath at KPJAYI in 2018. Strong alignment cues with a playful atmosphere, hands on adjustments, and creative sequencing can be expected when embarking on Jen’s classes. A lover of the body and its anatomy, she sought to learn more graduating from massage school in 2005. She has been teaching group and private classes since 2006. Recognized by Yoga Alliance 200ERYT and YACEP.
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 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.
We will pick you up from the airport and take you 20 minutes south to the beautiful town of Puerto Morelos on the white sandy beaches of the Mexican Riviera.
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 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.