JOIN US FOR A WEEK OF PEACE, INSIGHT & FUN!
This winter, retreat into the serenity of nature and peacefulness of yoga practice. Rejuvenate mind, body and spirit with two yoga sessions per day and relax at an eco-conscious rustic-chic resort completely off the tourist track. Set on a private beach and surrounded by the ocean, mountains and jungle, indulge in the natural luxury of beautiful accommodations, gourmet meals/drinks and the company of like minded friends. Join Meredith and Jeannine for a transformative week of: invigorating vinyasa flow, restful restorative and yin yoga, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation - a harmonious and blissful exploration of practice, beneficial for all levels of students.
Retreat into the serenity of nature and the peacefulness of your yoga practice. Give yourself a healthy stress-free holiday, complete with beautiful accommodations, gourmet meals / drinks and the company of like minded friends.
The location, Bahia de la Luna Resort, is a peaceful sanctuary, completely off the tourist track. Set on a private beach in a tranquil bay and surrounded by mountains and jungle, this idillic setting provides the perfect backdrop to support yoga practices . The resort is eco- conscious and supports the regional ecology and local handicraft trade. The intimate nature and beauty of this rustic-chic resort makes for an authentic Mexican experience and blissful vacation.
Each blissful day begins with meditation and vinyasa yoga in the open air palapa overlooking the jungle and Pacific ocean, followed by a leisurely and healthy breakfast. After having the day to relax or explore, a second yoga and meditation session will be offered to wind down your day, followed by dinner under the stars and on some evenings a bonfire gathering on the beach with friends.
Between yoga sessions there are infinite ways to spend the your time: in solitude on the beach, swimming in the warm clear water, reading in a hammock under the palms, snorkeling or kayaking to secluded beaches and tranquil bays. For the adventurous, Mexico’s best surfing beaches are nearby and boat trips are easily arranged for whale watching, turtle seeking and snorkeling. Explore the area’s wildlife sanctuaries, organic coffee and cacao plantations and vibrant villages.
Meals are prepared with Mexican and European influences, using fresh local produce (mostly organic), fish and seafood, with vegan & vegetarian options plentiful.
8 am ~ Morning Practice
(Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga)
9:30 am ~ Breakfast open to 11am
(light snacks before morning practice)
Free Time / Activities
(Possibilities are infinite - relax on the beach, swing in a hammock, sea kayaking, snorkeling, massages, explore nearby beaches and villages.)
5 pm ~ Afternoon Practice
(Yin/Restorative yoga - meditation, pranayama (breath techniques), chanting, yoga nidra, asana workshops)
7pm ~ Group Dinner
(Beach bonfires, dinner under the stars, share in the company of like minded friends)
*sample only- classes are suitable for all levels. The group schedule is intended to support your personal practice so we encourage you to always participate as you wish.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Jeannine and Meredith will support and guide you in a transformative week of practice that will rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.
Together over the course of the week, we will explore yoga practice through a harmonious balance of: invigorating vinyasa flow, restful restorative and yin yoga, pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, asana workshops, chanting and yoga philosophy - creating a holistic and healing experience beneficial for all levels of students.
To learn more please visit: www.meredithbannanyoga.blogspot.com
OAXACA - MEXICO’S UNTOUCHED PARADISE
Oaxaca is Mexico’s most southerly state, and perhaps the richest in culture and natural beauty. Most of the state is mountainous and rugged terrain right down to the coast, making for a dramatic and preserved coastline, sprinkled with beautiful bays, unexplored beaches and abundance of wildlife, such as whales and the great sea turtle. Due to it’s incredible landscape
and ecological conservation efforts, the Oaxacan coast has remained untouched from major tourist development and remains a
rustic retreat for adventurous souls.
This is truly unique part of Mexico You may choose to explore the nearby area: quaint fishing villages and markets, wildlife conservatories (sea turtle research facility and crocodile sanctuary), organic coffee and cacao plantations, woman’s natural cosmetic co-op. Mexico’s best surfing beaches are nearby, as well as, wildlife sanctuaries, organic coffee and cacao plantations.
Whale watching and snorkeling trips
can also be easily arranged. .
November to April is dry season, weather is consistently sunny and hot.
Puerto Angel, Oaxaca (40 mins from Huatulco)
RETREAT FEES & INFORMATION
Register before Dec. 1
Prices are in $CAD, per person. Reserve early to ensure your preference.
Private Cabana - Double Occupancy
(1 double or king bed w/bath)
Before DEC 1: $999
Private Cabana - Single Occupancy
(1 double or king bed w/ bath)
Before DEC 1: $1299
Casitas: two bedroom cabanas sharing a bath
Cabana - Shared Occupancy
(Shared room w/ 2 twin beds, shared bath w/ other rooms in cabana)
Before DEC 1: $979
Cabana - Single Semi-Private Occupancy (Private Room w/ king or double bed, bath shared w/ other rooms in cabana). Inquire about double occupancy for this room.
Before DEC 1: $1129
Bring a friend/partner, No Yoga (Available double occupancy, in private cabana only)
Before DEC 1: $679
Notes: Groups of 3 to 6 people can be accommodated together. Limited number private cabanas available.
Above rates are subject to change, based on fluctuations in exchange rates. Sign up early to ensure accommodation of your choice and rate.
PRICE INCLUDES: 7 nights accommodation - yoga program - daily breakfast and three course dinner daily - airport transportation to/ from hotel - use of kayaks, snorkel gear - wi-fi
EXTRA: Flight to Huatulco - additional meals/drinks and activities
MEALS: A delicious and healthy breakfast is included: fresh juice, selection of tropical fruit, omelette or eggs made to order, homemade bread and preserves, cereal, tea/coffee. Gourmet 3 course
dinner: fresh seafood and plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.
FLIGHTS: We can assist you with selecting a flight. Please contact us before booking. Direct Charter flights are available w/Sun Wing on Tuesdays. (Prices range from $500-$1000 CAD.) Alternatively, you can fly via the U.S. or Mexico City. Please note that charter flights are usually non-refundable.
To register contact Meredith:
SOL YOGA & RETREATS
PAYMENT OPTIONS: 50 % due upon registration ($200 non-refundable deposit) Remaining 50% due by Jan 10.
CANCELLATION POLICY: $200 non-refundable deposit. Full refund before Dec 1, 50% refund before Jan 10. No refund after Jan 10.
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