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Yelapa Mexico Yoga Retreat 2018
Jan 12, 2018| Free
On this 13th Yelapa Yoga Retreat we offer yoga, meditation, and much more for every body, an affordable, wonderful opportunity to relax, renew, and rejuvenate. Yelapa is a delightful Mexican fishing village, located on a sleepy little bay just south of Puerto Vallarta. Since there are no roads to Yelapa (one of the things we love most about the town!), we take a 45 minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta to the village. As there are no roads in Yelapa, there are no cars, less noise, less pollution and less stress. The donkeys used for transport make their own noise and pollution, but we’ll manage! Temperatures in January: refreshing 60-65 at night, 75- 80 in the day. Note: This is the dry season, so normally lots of sun. The food is fresh and delicious, including local fish, chicken, enchiladas, tortillas, ceviche, beans, avocado, pies, fruit (papaya, banana, pineapple, melon, etc.). Fresh fruit beverages. Yum!
Theme: Being, and Slowing Down
Our theme this year is slowing down, ahhhhhhh… being still, being who we are, stepping outside the rat race and remembering what is important: breath, community, consciousness. We will apply this to our slow food eating, to our slow yoga, our slow days on the beach…
Upon Arrival in Mexico:
We meet for one night in romantic old town Puerto Vallarta, staying right on the beach at the Emperador Hotel. On Saturday morning, we walk right across the walkway to the boat that takes us on a beautiful 45 minute ride to Yelapa, often visited and welcomed by dolphins or whales enroute! In Yelapa, we walk 5 minutes to our home for the week, Pura Vida Wellness Center. Located a short walk from town, we enjoy an incredible view of the bay, sometimes spotting whales while we dine on the patio, or as we stretch with our patio yoga.
Pura Vida Wellness Retreat Center:
Pura Vida is a beautiful new retreat center, with most rooms that open up to the bay. All rooms have hot showers, and private bath. Security boxes in each room. Hotel has wifi. Included are two meals each day, which gives us freedom to explore town for some delicious local foods. For priority rooms choice, with full bay view, please add $50 per person for the week. There is also one dorm style room for four people, which lowers your overall price per person by $150 ($1,150 early bird).
Yoga on the Patio:
Overlooking the bay, accompanied by the birds. We generally do sunrise and sunset yoga, and various profound teachings, meditations, processes and workshops. We will have plenty of activities scheduled, yet keeping things as flexible and open as possible to allow people to create their own experience, with free time to relax, swim or snorkel every day, roam the village, hike the river valley, play in waterfalls, sip from coconuts, or drink fresh fruit juices on the beach. There are extra options available for a very reasonable fee, including massage, whale watching, fishing, snorkeling and other boat trips, island visits, parasailing, etc. Note: Everything is optional, but we encourage you to attend as many of the yoga and oneness classes to help create a sacred energy for the group.
What does a typical day look like?
Sunrise yoga (sometimes with an optional meditation beforehand), then breakfast. Then we either have an activity (playshop, hike, island or beach visit), or just leisure time to stroll town or visit the beach for swimming, sunning, eating lunch, etc. Then a second yoga class before sunset. Then dinner, usually at the hotel, but a couple times we will go out to sample some of the excellent local restaurants. We will also offer a couple playshops (open to suggestions, possibly meditation, breath, healing, etc.)
- Jan 12, 2018 – Jan 20, 2018
- $1,295 (early bird deposit by August 30)
- $1,895 (includes air from Seattle)
- 8 nights hotel
- two meals a day for 7 days
- Mexico water (boat) transport
- guided hike, all classes and workshops.
Extra fees and activities include:
- Taxi or bus from airport ($10-15 each way)
- Island boat trip for snorkeling & whale watching ($60)
- Massage ($70)
- Parasailing, etc.
Heart-centered, breath connected, body-friendly, blissful yoga in fresh air.
Roy Holman: I am a 500 hour Certified Yoga teacher, in the Viniyoga tradition. I teach a safe, gentle, body-friendly, grounded, breath-connected, meditative, flowing traditional hatha yoga – a meditation in motion really. I like to move slow, give time to breathe deeply and savor the poses. I also teach breath-work (pranayama) and meditation, and also try to incorporate the many aspects of emotional healing and balancing I have learned. The meditation is a mindfulness style, with focus on breath awareness, heart opening, body senses, emotional clearing, and connection on all levels (body, breath, emotions, Earth, Spirit).