Meredith Evangelisti and Cindy Lunsford’s Spring Retreat 2018April 1st - 7th, 2018
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About the Retreat
Join Cindy Lunsford and Meredith Evangelisti for this once in a lifetime (ok maybe more than once since this is our second retreat) yoga extravaganza.
Casa Om, Puerto Morales, Mexico
Casa Om is located just 16 miles south of Cancun. The house has 10 rooms, 10 bathrooms, a pool, a palapa for open aired yoga and a hotroom.
Sleep to the soothing sounds of the ocean and wake feeling rejuvinated, refreshed and ready to rock one of the many variety of yoga classes and workshops being led by Cindy and Meredith.
At Casa Om runs a full gourmet vegetarian kitchen offering extensive Mexican, Thai, New American, and Lebanese food options. All dishes are prepared with a healthy yogic lifestyle in mind. Gluten free and vegan options are available as well.
Cindy is a certified Bikram, Yin Yoga, level II/III Barkan Vinyasa and advanced Forrest Yoga Instructor. She also completed her 500 hours with both Jimmy Barkan and Rolf Gates. She owns a hot yoga studio in Queensbury, NY. She currenlty assists Jimmy Barkan at his level II/III Vinayasa teacher trainings. Cindy leads 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Vinyasa Teacher Trainings. She is an Africa Yoga Project Ambassador. She recently moved to Nashville, TN where she teaches at several studios.
Meredith is a certified Bikram, Vinyasa and Yoga Sculpt Instructor as well as a Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist. She is the creator of the Shape Up Program, a 12 week diet and exercise program. Meredith lives and works in Boston, MA where she trains her private clients and teaches yoga and fitness classes at several studios.
Sunday, April 1
6 pm – 7.15 pm : Hot fusion
7.30 pm : Dinner onsite
Monday, April 2
7.30 am – 8.15 am : Yin meditation
8.30 am – 9.45 am : Bikram yoga
10 am : Breakfast
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm : Yoga strength
Included in the retreat package
- 2-3 classes per day – Bikram, Vinyasa, Yoga Strength, Yin
- 3 workshops – Bikram Master Workshop, Vinyasa, Nutrition
- Breakfast daily
- 4 Dinners
- Wifi and Air Conditioning
- Sunshine and sand
- Long Lasting Friendships
Extras to plan for
- Your flight to Cancun
- Transportation to and from the airport (we can help organize this)
- Offsite dinners
- Lunches (onsite an additional $18 per meal)
- Any additional excurtions (there are plenty)
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 are located at 9 mza 26 sm 02 avenue javier rojo gomez, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo Mexico.
You can get driving directions here https://casaom.com/index.php/travel/
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.
$1995 – Single Private Room SOLD OUT
$1795 – Double Room with Private Bathroom
A $1620 – Double Room with Shared Bathroom
A $1445 – Bunk Room