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Snowbirds Warm Up! Bikram Hot Yoga Bliss with Ian and Michael

February 5th - 11th, 2017

About the Retreat

Escape the cold, and warm up in the Mexican sun. Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with daily Bikram Yoga classes, healthy gourmet food, leisurely day activities, and great company with Senior Teachers Ian O’Laughlin & Michael Harris.

At this retreat you will learn how to deepen your yoga practice on all levels. You will learn in depth physical adjustments. You will learn little known secrets to connecting your breath to your practice. You will learn how to understand the connection between your body and mind for deeper stress reductionand greater happiness.


  • 7:30am – Bikram Yoga Class
  • 9:15am – Brunch
  • 10:30am – Day Leisure Time (options) massage on the beach, shop in town, snorkeling on the coral reef, zip line at cenotes, explore mayan ruins, charter tour, hiking in botanical gardens, or take a nap in a hammock
  • 4pm – Bikram Yoga Class or Posture Clinic
  • 6pm – Dinner
  • 8pm – Evening Leisure (options)… movie & popcorn, walk beach, meditative yoga class, group vision work, or turn in early for rejuvenating sleep.

About the teachers:

Ian O’Laughlin

ian-imgIan has dedicated himself to being of service to others through teaching yoga, meditation, and vision coaching. “What I want for you is to discover who you really are, to know your life purpose, and to believe in yourself 100%. Life unfolds in the most beautiful way with every step of self-discovery.”

In 2009, at 34 years old, life took Ian out-of-commission as a result of mis-diagnosed appendicitis with severe complications. Afterwards, all the surgeons wanted to meet him, telling him how lucky he was to be alive. During his year and a half recovery Ian spent countless hours considering what is really important in life, and how to help others get that lesson.

Ian and his wife Jenny own two Bikram Yoga studios in the Detroit Metro area since 2007 and 2011 (DetroitBikram.com), and are currently discovering life anew through their 3 year old Gabriel.

Bikram Yoga Teacher Certification Spring 2002, Los Angeles. Sivananda Yoga Teacher Certification 2003. Transcendental Meditation Teacher Certification 2008 – 2009. Napoleon Hill Foundation Certified Leadership Training 2014 to present.

More About Michael::


Michael started his yoga practice in 1987 after nearly losing his legs due to peripheral vascular disease. He stumbled into his first class on a cane and has never turned back. After dedicating himself to his yoga practice, his physical ailments completely disappeared.

Michael Harris has three teaching certification and has taught Bikram Yoga since 1998. He has owned two successful Bikram Yoga Studios in Portland & Bend, Oregon. He was one of the original Bikram teachers and was a leader at 30 Bikram Teacher Trainings, helping to train over 6,000 teachers.

Today he continues to devote himself to helping others discover and deepen their yoga practice. His book “Falling Down Getting UP” was a #1 bestselling yoga book in 2012. The book is a story of how he overcame multiple ailments with Bikram Yoga.


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.


Pricing Options

$999 –– dorm-style room
$1,199 –– 2 beds, shared bath
$1,399 –– 2 beds, private bath
$1,599 –– Queen or King bed, private bath