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Experience a yoga retreat set in paradise as you discover the wonders of Mexico in Yelapa! Feel energized as you practice sunrise and sunset yoga with occasional glimpse of whales and dolphins from where you practice. Enjoy a blissful hike to a waterfall. Delight your taste buds with delicious and heartily prepared food. Have a comfortable stay in a clean accommodation with magical surroundings and incredible views. Just step back, relax, and have fun!
During this retreat, you will stay either in a shared or private room at 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 along with security boxes in each room. Also, there is one dorm style room for four people. The hotel has free Wi-Fi.
This retreat includes yoga classes and workshops. Yoga practice will be held overlooking the bay and village, accompanied by the rising or setting sun. Generally, you will be practicing sunrise and sunset yoga, and various profound teachings, meditations, processes, and blessings. The first night will be spent in Puerto Vallarta and the next ones will be in Yelapa.
There will be plenty of activities scheduled, yet keeping things as flexible and open as possible to allow people to create their own experience, with free time for other activities. Everything is optional, but you are encouraged to attend as many yoga and oneness classes as you can to help create a sacred energy for the group.
Holman Health's retreat theme this year is slowing down, being still, being who you are, stepping outside the rat race, and remembering what is important: breath, community, consciousness. This will be applied to slow food eating, slow yoga, and slow days on the beach.
You will start your day with sunrise yoga (sometimes with an optional meditation beforehand), then breakfast. Then, there will either be an activity (playshop, hike, island or beach visit), or just leisure time to stroll town or visit the beach for swimming, sunning, eating lunch, and others. Often you may also see whales and dolphins from where you do yoga.
Next, a second yoga class before sunset will be held. Afterwards, dinner, usually at the hotel, but a couple times you will go out to sample some of the excellent local restaurants. Holman Health will also offer a couple playshops (open to suggestions, possibly meditation, breath, healing, and etc.)
This retreat includes a guided hike.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)
Roy is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher in the Viniyoga tradition. He teaches a safe, gentle, body-friendly, grounded, breath-connected, meditative, flowing traditional Hatha yoga. He also teaches breath-work (pranayama) and meditation, and incorporates the aspects of emotional healing and balancing. For Roy, meditation is a mindfulness style, with focus on breath awareness, heart opening, body senses, emotional clearing, and connection on all levels.
Liz Gross is a certified energy therapist, a vibrational medicine practitioner, and a biopulsar reflexograph analyst. She is a graduate of EarthWalk Institute of Healing Arts in Bellevue, Washington. Liz is a gifted sound and vibration healer, and teaches with Roy on retreats. Liz teaches yoga, meditation, Oneness, and often does some of the cooking on the retreats. She feels very passionate about vibrational medicine and loves working with others in that way.
This retreat will take place in Yelapa, Mexico. Yelapa is a delightful Mexican fishing village, located on a sleepy little bay just south of Puerto Vallarta. As there are no roads in Yelapa, there are no cars, less noise, less pollution, and less stress.
Gourmet Mexican cuisine and great desserts will be served twice daily. The food to be served are fresh and delicious, including local fish, chicken, enchiladas, tortillas, ceviche, beans, avocado, pies, fruit (papaya, banana, pineapple, melon, etc.), and fresh fruit beverages. Yum!
There are extra options available for a very reasonable fee, including massage, whale watching, fishing, snorkeling and other boat trips, island visits, parasailing, and many more.
Book a flight to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Holman Health will pick you up from the airport.
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