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Blissful Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Karen Mandell E-RYT 500

March 5th - 11th 2017

About the Retreat

Relax, recharge and reconnect to your inner bliss state surrounded by the awe inspiring beauty of the Mexican Riviera.

Bring balance to your body and mind and reconnect with your essence of being in 2 daily yoga classes with Karen, incorporating energizing Chakra-balancing vinyasa flow as well as grounding Yin yoga with guided meditation and Yoga Nidra.

Casa Om will become your sanctuary as you unplug from daily life and plug back into a renewed sense of your true self.

What’s included:

  • 6 nights lux accommodations at Casa Om
  • 2 daily yoga and meditation classes with Karen
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • 4 gourmet vegetarian group dinners
  • Snorkeling excursion at the Mesoamerican Coral Reef
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure dates
  • Hotel Tax

What’s not included:

  • Airfare to Cancun Airport
  • Lunches
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Spa Treatments and other optional activities

About Karen:

KarenKaren Mandell is an E-RYT 500 certified yoga teacher based in Jersey City, NJ. Karen began practicing yoga in 1998 as a means to escape her fast paced life as a fashion executive in New York City.  She soon discovered how a regular yoga practice brought a much needed balance to her life on both a physical and spiritual level as well as a deeper connection with herself and the world around her. She was called to teaching in 2009 and received her 200-hour certification at Devotion Yoga in Hoboken, NJ. She later went on to receive her 300-hour training and certification at ISHTA Yoga in NYC with Alan Finger as well as her ISHTA Yin Yoga certification. She also received her Advanced Level Restorative and Therapeutics Yoga Training with Jillian Pransky at Yoga Works.

She believes that yoga is all about finding the balance within ourselves that exists inherently but simply needs to be rediscovered by removing the obstacles that keep us from being our authentic perfection.

For more about Karen visit www.sattvayoganj.com


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.


Casa Om runs a full gourmet vegetarian kitchen and offers extensive Mexican, Thai, New American, and Lebanese food options. Visitors love our fresh juices and smoothies. All dishes are prepared with a healthy yogic lifestyle in mind. Gluten free and vegan meals can be prepared upon request as well.

The head chef, Eduardo “Yayo” Gomez, 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.


Getting to Casa Om is easy. Plan to fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN), arriving Sunday February 14th between 1pm and 5pm, and departing on Saturday February 20th between 10am and 2pm.

You can take a taxi for about $50 or arrange a car pick up which is less expensive. It is a 20 minute car ride from the airport to Casa Om. We are located at 9 mza 26 sm 02 avenue javier rojo gomez, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo Mexico. From the US and Canada a passport is required but not a Visa.


Go Diving or Snorkeling
Puerto Morelos is meters away from one of the largest coral reefs in the world. Take a morning or afternoon 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!

Explore 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.