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Embrace your adventurous spirit and your desire to get some away with a yoga retreat in beautiful Troncones, Mexico. Leave the snow and the cold weather behind with a short flight to Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. Once there, you will enjoy a timeaway full of yoga, relaxation, and spiritual healing. This retreat is absolutely appropriate for men and women, yoga enthusiasts, or brand new students. You don't even have to practice yoga to join this adventure that will leave you restored, replenished, and transformed into a happier and healthier version of yourself.
The eleven private bungalows are the perfect antidote to the chaos of everyday life. Each unique bungalow is dedicated to one of the values held in the highest regard at Present Moment Retreat. Authenticity was imperative in the construction of every inch of Present Moment. Thus, all bungalows have an indigenous palapa thatched roof, hand-crafted in the Mexican tradition, and are furnished with a pillow top queen-sized bed, luxurious 400 count cotton bedding and a canopy of white linen.
Bliss is just that, blissful. Blurring the lines between the indoors and out with its amazing vantage points to the sea, gardens, and pool, this bungalow will be the perfect place to rest yourself after a full day of resort adventure at Present Moment. Just a 30 second walk the beach. Bliss is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.
Compassion's oval shape, high roof lines and stunning ocean view combine to create the classic tropical dream retreat. Situated just a 30 second walk to the beach, this charming bungalow is the perfect nest to release all of the world's challenges.
Harmony was designed for families and friends to reconnect in an intimate and unpretentious setting. Carefully created for groups of three or four to share, this spacious, private bungalow has a full view of the gardens, pool, yoga pavilion, and the stunning Pacific Riviera. There are no distractions, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy someone's company.
Intuition's ideal for those who wish to be immersed in the present moment vibe. Centrally located, you will be just steps away from the beach, amazing yoga classes, massage, and fine dining. If you enjoy strolling the shore at sunrise, this stunning bungalow will have you on your way in no time. Hand crafted and beautifully appointed. Intuition is a true home away from home.
Joy is offered on a limited basis, especially reserved for group retreats, weddings, honeymoons, and more throughout the year. This exceptional second story bungalow is literally perched overlooking the Pacific, and is the ultimate in privacy with an oversized, walk out deck. Beautifully detailed with antique art and furniture from around the world, you'll feel spoiled from the moment you climb the floating staircase.
Peace is aptly named for its privacy. The only air conditioned suite, this tastefully appointed unit is wonderfully suited for the individual or couple who desire intimacy and solitude. Still close to the main activities and common buildings. Peace is far enough to feel like you're in your own paradise and boasts both mountain and beach views.
Renewal is the perfect name for this refreshing seaside bungalow, with its open air design and garden setting. Here you can sit in one of the two matching rockers on your private deck, and melt into the moment. With the Pacific a stone's throw from your accommodation, the sound of the waves insure a peaceful night's sleep.
Serenity is Present Moment's version of a crow's nest, resting at the highest point of the resort with 360 degree views. The cooling night time breezes make this very private bungalow a welcome retreat from a full day of tropical sunshine. Furnished with Mexican and Asian antiques, you'll feel transported to another land.
Tranquilty, the name says it all. This stunning little cottage's soft lines, tropical hardwood features, and woven stick walls will take your breath away. Tastefully furnished with Mexican and Asian antiques. Tranquility transports you to an exotic place far away from the daily grind.
Unity brings you together to celebrate natural connections. This large, family style bungalow features three luxury pillow top beds, antique furnishings, rocking chairs, and a view to die for. Although quite private.Unity looks out over past the entire resort to the sea.
Wisdom is clarity, peace, and calm at its finest. Private, tranquil, and cozy, this bungalow has been residence for many artists, writers, and folks who treasure ease and simplicity. Located the closest to the sea of all accommodations, Wisdom is favorite with nature lovers.
Two all-level classes will be taught on this retreat, with an option to take more lessons with one of Present Moments instructors. There are plenty of things to do during your free time, from just hanging out by the pool or sitting by the sea, to more hands-on adventures including snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing.
Yogic techniques were developed to help you recognize those things with which you mistakenly identify, such as the emotions, sensations, desires, achievements, and failures of daily life. Through yoga you develop a greater awareness of your physical and psychological states. With greater awareness comes the sensitivity and skill to find and remove the physical and psychological blocks that often keep you from knowing your true self. You no longer identify with your conditions. Instead of saying, I am stressed, you say, I feel stress, or stress is present. It's a subtle, but powerful difference.
Marcy Beix is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance completing her 200-hour training at Spirit of the Lake Yoga in May 2012. After her first exposure to yoga in 1998, Marcy was hooked. Over the years, she has experienced many styles of yoga and enjoys studying the history and philosophy of this ancient practice. Marcy teaches a unique blend of her yoga experience with a strong focus on alignment and breath.
Nicole Lovald is a certified yoga instructor and life and wellness coach with a Master's degree in counseling. She has spent over 15 years working in higher education, social services, non-profit, and for-profit settings. Her love of yoga began many years ago when her husband was deployed and she was looking for a self-care practice to ease her worried mind and untangle the stress induced knots in her body.
What she found was that yoga provided amazing benefits that not only impacted her body but also relaxed her mind and allowed her to get in touch with her inner spirit. After realizing the wonderful benefits of her practice, she decided to embark on a yoga teacher training program so that she would be able to bring it to others. She has now been teaching yoga for over four years and is thrilled to be able to help others live healthier and happier lives.
As the new owner of Spirit of the Lake Yoga and Wellness Center, Nicole is excited to continue to support the Excelsior and surrounding communities. In addition to teaching several classes at Spirit of the Lake she also provides individual wellness and life coaching sessions.
Present Moment Retreat is more than a simple beach resort or yoga retreat. It is a sanctuary where mind, body, and spirit are holistically nurtured. It's nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Mexican Riviera, off the beaten tourist path in the charming Troncones beach. Bringing calm and a strong sense of clarity to visitors. Troncones Beach is a small, recently-developed community lying on some three miles of pristine Pacific beach - a strand of white sand punctuated by occasional rock outcroppings often harboring tidepools teeming with fascinating salt-water life.
The little village is home to a small school, a public library donated by generous local residents for education of the village's children, a church, several dry goods outlets, and a few other small provisioning services for essential items. All of these are couched within a traditional and tropical Mexican ambience. Troncones Beach Village is located at the juncture of the paved road which runs from Federal Highway 200 to the beach, and the rustic oceanfront lane that houses beachfront inns and rentals, restaurants, outdoor activities outlets, and private residences.
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A healthy and delicious breakfast and dinner each day. The food is amazing, consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, and a smoothie and juice bar.With the extensive coastline of the Mexican Riviera, hundreds of different types of fish and shellfish contribute to the ocean's rich bounty. After the heavy rains of the summer and autumn seasons, the farmers harvest delicious crops of organic vegetables in a colorful array of tastes and textures. Combining only the freshest of mother nature's natural ingredients, the chefs of Present Moment's kitchen intertwine the heart and soul of Spa Cuisine to create dishes that linger both on the palette and on the mind.
Imagine a forkful of robust ensalada bacalao; a vibrant plate of tangy swordfish escabeche with addictive crunchy tostones, the sumptuous flavor of plantain-crusted Mahimahi with a sweet and savory tropical salsa, all cooked to order. By using an extraordinary combination of local ingredients, Present Moment's creative curiosity results in bringing you some of the most complex, tantalizing, and memorable cuisine on the coast. Your vacation to Present Moment will be a vacation for your palate as well.
Present Moment's healthy Cuisine is a delicious intercontinental usion style featuring fresh caught seafood, vegetarian specialties, regional Latin American dishes, Asian delicacies, and house made deserts. They also serve a wide variety of mouthwatering smoothies and elixirs, and will gladly create special meals for guests who follow detox programs or special dietary menus. The restaurant has two levels, one directly on the sand, and other that cantilevers over the beach. The bar boasts an international wine list compiled from over 70 vineyards, and their tequila menu represents more than 50 of the top distilleries in Mexico. Bon appetite!
If surfing isn't your interest, you might want to take one of Present Moment Retreat's complimentary boogie boards out to play in the waves. Adjacent to Present Moment is a long stretch of idyllic beach perfectly suited for swimming, boogie boarding and playing in the waves.
The Sierra Mountain range is directly across the road. Enchanted with forests of pine, oak and aspen, stunning blue skies, meadows and mesas, your hike can be a gentle or an extreme adventure. Choose to have a local guide lead the way or blaze new trails on your own. Don't forget to bring your camera!
Local, professionally trained, friendly, and beautiful riding horses are available. Walk, gallop, and cantor along the stunning beaches and beach towns of Troncones, Manzanillo Bay and Majahua. Feel the transformational power as you get up close and personal with nature's positive energy.
Enjoy a relaxing experience paddling through La Boca estuary surrounded by lush vegetation and home to many different species of local wild life. Local marine biologist Alejandro Rodriguez Pruneda shares his encyclopedic knowledge of nature as he guides you through a maze of river ways. Beautiful vacation activity, great for bird watchers!
Troncones is situated between several beautiful snorkeling spots. Troncones Point, a short walk away, has a beautiful reef full of sea life. If you want to venture farther, Preset Moment can help you arrange transportation to Manzanillo Bay or Las Gatas, both of which are exceptional spots. Renting a mask and snorkel is possible, but you're highly recommended to bring your own.
Countless surfers go to Troncones for its classic point breaks. There are amazing waves for both longboarders and shortboarders alike. Excellent conditions for both beginners and experts and lessons upon request.
Due to an international culinary traditions, ocean contamination, and irresponsible fishing practices, the population of sea turtles has been decimated making them an endangered species. Present Moment works closely with the Sea Turtle Sanctuary to repopulate this magnificent creature. Every afternoon on Troncones beach dozens of sea turtles are released and you can take part in this amazing experience.
Acupuncture (75 USD for 60 minutes, 100 USD for 90 minutes, 125 USD for 120 minutes)
Reiki (75 USD for 60 minutes, 100 USD for 90 minutes, 125 USD for 120 minutes)
Shamanic healing (285 USD)
Shamanic herbal bath (75 USD for 60 minutes, 100 USD for 90 minutes, 125 USD for 120 minutes)
Please make sure to book your flight to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH).
"I had the privilege to experience Kelly and Lauren's Restorative Yoga, essential oils and massage workshop yesterday!! It was relaxing and uplifting and I left the studio feeling like a pampered yogi!! So grateful this is available, highly recommend!!"
December 2015. Spirit of the Lake Yoga & Wellness Center website, edited
"Can't say enough good things about Spirit of the Lake Yoga & Wellness. An outstanding place to learn and practice yoga for people at all levels. Warm, outstanding, experienced, supportive teachers and staff. It truly is a wellness center supporting the integration and restoration of the Self. Since I began taking restorative yoga classes there last summer, I have experienced transformational results in relationships, personal health, and overall well-being. A real gem!"
December 2015. Spirit of the Lake Yoga & Wellness Center website, edited