Wellness Retreat with Zweet SportDecember 15th - 21st, 2019
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About the Retreat
Join Kimberly Sickmen and Barbara Parker for a week of yoga, sun, and SELF CARE!
This retreat is centered on feeling strong, healthy and ready for the upcoming new year.
Guests should expect daily yoga classes (2x per day), some meditation, and yoga workshops. The week will incorporate yoga from a variety of styles, such as Power Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Bikram, and workshops targeting alignment, balance, and breath. We will discuss the fundamentals of sun salutations, break down postures, and discuss/practice arm balances and inversions as well.
All room and board, roundtrip transportation to & from the airport, and meals are provided.
Most days will consist of a morning yoga practice or workshop, brunch upstairs at the palapa, free time during the day, an evening yoga class & dinner at the palapa.
About the Teachers
Kimberly Sickmen – “What the mind can conceive, the mind and the body can achieve;” this is a mantra taught to Kimberly by her teacher and she tries to employ that in all her teaching and practicing. Kimberly has been practicing yoga for over 10 years & opened her first yoga school in 2013. She feels that a daily yoga practice is vital to overall health and wellbeing & enjoys nothing more than leading or practicing yoga.
Barbara Parker – Barbara completed her RYT 200 at a Baptiste-affiliated studio and is a certified yoga nidra instructor and Level 1 Reiki practitioner. With a degree in dance, she revels in teaching alignment, giving hands on assists, and helping students grow in the particular poses that challenge them.
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.