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Immerse yourself in a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga retreat in the magical Anza-Borrego Desert. Connect with the peaceful nature around and create a sanctuary for your body, heart and mind to expand. Improve your health, relieve stress and experience the peace, love, and joy of your own true nature!
You will have the opportunity to practice yoga and meditation in the morning and evening. During the Yoga classes we will explore classical poses with a strong focus on breathing, meditative awareness and deep relaxation. At night, you will be amazed by the beauty of the Californian desert sky, perfect for stargazing.
La Casa del Zorro Desert Resort and Spa is a Luxury Boutique Resort situated on 42 acres of manicured desert landscape, offering spectacular desert vistas and many family-oriented outdoor games. A tennis and aquatics center are complimentary to all registered guests. During your retreat, you can enjoy five public pools. Accommodation is provided in either a pool view, poolside king room, or double-queen room.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available seven days a week. A beautiful spa provides an array of spa and salon services to relax your mind, pamper your body, and rejuvenate your spirit. Zorro’s five lighted tennis courts, two pickleball courts, five guest-use pools, well-appointed fitness center, yoga studio (complete with instructor and classes), and the world-class spa offering treatments to soothe the soul, as well as the skin. If work is your pleasure, Zorro’s expansive conference center is sure to meet your professional requirements.
The yoga classes are a balanced, transformative flow of several yoga styles with a strong focus on the breath in classic poses, creating meditative awareness, and relaxation.
During this class, periods of meditation are interwoven with breathing exercises and visualizations. Deep meditation is a simple, wonderful method to calm the mind, experience inner peace, love, and joy.
Kirtan is chanting in sing along or call-response style. It is a way of calming the mind, getting in touch with yourself, and opening your heart. You will find contentment, love, and inner peace.
Typical daily schedule
During your retreat, you can go cycling with a free bicycle, go for long walks, or hike in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Paul Penners is from The Netherlands and after a successful career in the corporate world, he decided to follow his passion and deepen his knowledge of yoga and teach others. He has attended teacher training in The Netherlands, France, India, and the USA. To further his knowledge, he regularly attends workshops, classes, and conferences. Paul loves to share his enthusiasm for yoga and meditation, and as a musician plays guitar and harmonium, and loves to lead Kirtan chanting.
Renate Nishio (optional workshop)
Renate has become a licensed holistic health practitioner with a Zen-Shiatsu practitioner degree and a Nationally certified therapeutic massage and bodyworker. Her mission is to help people reach a higher level of personal wellness, with an emphasis on improved health, increased energy, a balanced body, mind, and spirit for a greater sense of joy in life
Located in Borrego Springs, California, La Casa del Zorro is nestled in the stunning Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, ranked by National Geographic magazine as the best state park in California. La Casa del Zorro enjoys a unique setting in the midst of the scenic 600.000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert, a nature-land of serenity and solitude.
Cradled by the Santa Rosa Mountains, towering six thousand feet over the desert floor, the resort is close to hiking trails and endless opportunities to explore unspoiled canyons, buttes, and mesas. Borrego Springs is one of the few "dark-sky communities" in the world. The skies are illuminated by millions of bright stars and galaxies due to night light restrictions. In spring, the pink and lavender Sand Verbena wildflowers cover acres of the desert floor.
La Casa del Zorro brings charm and elegance to the outdoor dining experience. During your holiday, you can dine in the refreshing open-air at our ever popular tables on the Rose Garden Terrace, and make your breakfast, lunch, or dinner a truly special dining experience. During your stay at the resort, you can choose from a variety of dining experiences, enjoy elegant and delicious meals in the resort's dining room, and savor some of the most creative dishes prepared by fine chefs. You can also stop by the Fox Bar and Cantina for a refreshing beverage, casual lunch, or dinner.
During your retreat, you can enjoy a variety of activities within the resort or surrounding area.
Please book your flight to arrive at San Diego International Airport (SAN) or Palm Springs International Airport (PSP). You can discuss further details about airport transfers with La Casa del Zorro. The resort is located in a remote area, South of Palm Springs, and North-East of San Diego. Transfer from and to the airport is not included. A rental car is required given the remote and secluded location of the resort.
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