50hr Asana Intensive with IreneOctober 20th - 26th, 2019
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About the Retreat
This intensive is specifically for current yoga teachers and serious practitioners who are looking to deepen their practice while relaxing and recharging. With twice daily practices and several workshops, this will be a chance to fully immerse yourself into your own practice and re-inspire your teaching. Irene will teach a variety of vinyasa style classes, as well as a few “non-traditional” classes. There will be workshops on inversions, backbends and hip openers, as well as chances to apply what you’ve learned into the vinyasa classes. In between classes you can relax by the beach or pool, or take a short walk into town. There will also be a professional photographer (Brooke Michelle Jackson) available to capture photos during practice. This intensive counts as 50 hours of continued education for teachers registered with Yoga Alliance.
About the Teacher
Irene is passionate about Yoga Asana as a tool for deep connection. She sees the body as a puzzle, and therefore a chance for self discovery. Over the past 7 years Irene has studied Ashtanga Yoga, Rocket Yoga, Yoga Nidra, as well as various styles of Vinyasa Yoga. She has also studied with hand balancers, circus performers, movement artists, and contortionist to expand her understanding of the body. Using this combined knowledge, Irene teaches in a way that will help you understand your own body better, so that you can begin to apply that same knowledge into your practice and teaching.
For more information on Irene, check her website www.fitqueenirene.com
- Transportation to and from the Cancun International Airport (30 min drive)
- Twice daily yoga practices ranging from vinyasa to yin
- Guided meditation and journaling
- Two inversion workshops, a backbending workshop, and a hip opening workshop
- Professional photos
- Brunch daily
- 4 dinners
- Laundry, yoga mats, and towels
- Free time to enjoy on the beach or to head out on an excursion of your choice (additional fees apply)
- Gift bag of sponsored treats
- Upon completion you will receive a certificate that counts for 50 hours of continued education through Yoga Alliance *there will be some small homework/journaling assignments*
What’s Not Included:
- Additional excursions (prices vary depending on excursion type)
- Spa and Body Treatments
- Travel insurance (recommended)/ Travel Visas
“Rarely in life do we take the time to invest in ourselves, in our growth, in our restoration, and in our dreams. This last week with Irene was exactly that! I cannot say enough about how highly educational this week has been and how many things I learned, and that makes this training invaluable. She lead classes that focused on furthering and deepening our own personal practices as well as thoughtfully engaged us on how to strengthen our teaching abilities with new and innovative perspectives. As a teacher and a human, Irene is the utmost example of how to lead with integrity and character. She was always engaged in students’ needs, mindful of the varying degrees of skill and practice. She integrated multiple styles of asana practice as well as yoga nidra, and explored interesting journaling topics. If practicing under the guidance of Irene is a thought floating around in your mind, do not hesitate! I whole heartedly recommend this training. The Casa Om retreat center, staff and the location of Puerto Morelos is amazing and not something to be missed! You deserve it! “ – Sarah
“My primary goal as you know going into the week was to get advice and tools for developing a better home practice- and I think that was an overall theme of the retreat for everyone. I can say that in the weeks since I have been home, I have practiced more, and practiced more deeply than I have before. I am now comfortable coming home from work and knowing that I don’t need to rush off to a studio class to get a practice in for the day. Overall I thought it was a beautiful experience, Casa Om is definitely amazing, and I liked the different subjects that we were able to explore in the week I was there.” – Julia
“After an intensive with Irene feel that I have been given the tools needed to thrive as a yoga instructor both in my personal practice and in sharing the wisdom with others. Her down to Earth attitude and wealth of knowledge make learning an easy process. I would highly recommend her retreats and workshops to anyone looking to learn and grow as a student or instructor.” – Jenessa
“My week spent at Casa Om with Irene was nothing short of amazing! The facility was absolutely incredible, with great accommodations, a gorgeous yoga studio, incredibly accommodating staff, and just a three minute walk to the beach. Irene herself was such an inspiration and I truly learned so much in the short time we spent together. Her teaching style allows for open communication and questions in the workshop setting, which helped me to grow as a student and a teacher. Thank you Irene and the entire Casa Om staff (including the amazing photographer Brooke!) for an informative and transformative week in paradise!” – Dudley
“Training under Irene’s leadership was tremendously valuable to me both as a current full-time yoga teacher and practitioner. Not only is she extremely knowledgable and articulate in her craft, she is also a wonderful human and her warm energy easily invites you near. I left this training feeling validated and inspired, and am very interested in pursuing other training opportunities she provides as she continues to spread her light and passion around the globe.” – Margaret
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 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.
- Dorm room: $1299
- Double room: $1599
- Private room: $2199
- Deposit amount: $500