Yoga Through Connection The Retreat 2019October 27 - November 2, 2019
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About the Retreat
Come visit our beachside locale, with world-class yoga, delicious gourmet food, rooftop sunsets and endless fun things to do. Get a treatment with Mayan healers, or indulge in a beachfront massage. Dip in our pool or explore the coral reef. When you need to get away but not too far, we are here. Only 20 minutes from the Cancun Airport, you will return home nourished in body, mind and soul.
Join Candace & Ahmed for a week filled with Yoga, growth and adventure. This experience is open to all levels, whether you’re interested in starting a yoga practice or longing for growth within your practice (think meditation, flexibility and inversion workshops!!). Join us for daily yoga & workshops, memory-filled excursions, amazing organic fare and a one-of-kind experience.
6 nights accommodations at CasaOm A boutique yoga retreat center
- Daily Yoga Classes + Yoga Workshops
- Rocket Yoga
- Vinyasa Flow
- Sunset Yoga
- Guided Meditation
- Inversion Workshops – ALL LEVELS
- Partner Yoga Workshop – ALL LEVELS
- Medical Therapeutic Yoga Workshop- ALL LEVELS
- Classes taught by Candace Harding & Ahmed Jabali-Nash
- All classes and workshops are accessible for ALL LEVELS
- Free use of Yoga shalas and yoga equipment
- 2 Excursions
- 1 Hike the botanical gardens
- 1 Tour of the Tulum Ruins
- Breakfast served on buffet daily, with organic ingredients from our own garden, and fresh orange juice.
- Dinner daily (includes vegetarian and vegan dishes)
- Free use of Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, swimming pool, fitness centre)
- 10% off Spa face & body treatments
- Unlimited internet access
- Shuttle transfer to/from Airport to hotel
- Free time – this is YOUR vacation
- A one-of-a-kind yoga experience!
What’s Not Included:
- Flight to/from Cancun, Mexico
- Additional excursions/guided tours/activities
- Additional spa services
- Additional meals (restaurants and cafes are open off property)
- Additional taxes, gratuities and tips.
About the Teachers
Candace Harding PT, DPT, COMT, PYT-c, 200RYT
Candace received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from The George Washington University and her B.S. in Exercise Science and Sport Studies from Rutgers University. As a former dancer, she has a love and passion for movement which lead her to yoga. Since obtaining a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) from Spark Yoga in 2016, Candace has taken her interest in yoga further to study Professional Yoga Therapy (PYT) under the guidance of Ginger Garner PT, DPT, ATC/LAT, PYT. As a Professional Yoga Therapy-candidate, she is afforded the ability to use yoga as evidence-based medicine to impact the overall quality of life of her patients. In 2018, she completed training Yin Yoga under the direction of Alicia Collier E- RYT 200, RYT 500 at Beloved Yoga. She is Level 2 Certified for Dry-Needling through the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments which allows her to utilize techniques during patient care in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has also completed a 2-year course in advanced clinical reasoning, thus obtaining her Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist certification. Candace is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and enjoys giving back to the profession by educating upcoming physical therapists and teaching anatomy focused yoga classes in her larger community.
Ahmed Jabali-Nash 200ERYT, 100HR ROCKET
Ahmed can be frequently seen doing handstands and arm balances all over the city, most especially in Lululemon Athletica in Georgetown and Tysons Corner where he is an Ambassador. Ahmed practiced and studied Bikram, Ashtanga, Baptiste, Vinyasa and Rocket Yoga. He has completed a 200hr RYT in Power Vinyasa and 100hr Lvl 1 Rocket Yoga training. Ahmed specializes in bandha work as it helps the float process, internal cleansing and much more. He also has a background in martial arts, loves all aspects of the yoga practice (physical and spiritual), and has shared his love of yoga at the White House Easter Eggroll in 2015 and 2016.
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.
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.
*All fees and deposit towards the retreat are non-transferable and non-refundable
- $500 deposit to hold your room (deposit is used towards total cost) due upon registration
- Remainder of Balance due 1.5 months prior to the start of the retreat (SEPTEMBER 9TH 2019)
- Single $2,200 Per Person
- Double $1,900 Per Person (2 people per room)
EARLY BIRD PRICES
- Early Bird Pricing $200 off (register and pay in full by July 1st 2019):
- Single $2,000 Per Person
- Double $1,700 Per Person (2 people per room)
Prices are for ONE space in a room – Let us know if you have a roommate request. We will try our best to accommodate.