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This retreat will give you the opportunity to deepen your practice and cultivate self love surrounded by the sounds of the sea. Join yoga instructors Jennifer Meek, Liza Wilt, and Katy Cryer during fulfilling days with yoga sessions at the natural paradise of Yelapa, Mexico. Unwind completely in open-air oceanfront palapas while you meet one-on-one with your teachers and leave with a simple practice tailored just for you. Befriend yourself and be as adventurous as you choose!
You will stay either at El Jardin or Casas Santa Cruz. They both have dormitories, semiprivate, or private rooms. The dormitories have single or double beds and a shared bathroom, each semi private room has a double bed with shared bathroom, and the private rooms have double beds and their own bathroom. All rooms are fresh and have Wi-Fi connection.
El Jardin has four full queen-size beds and eight twin-sized beds distributed among four palapas. The private rooms at El Jardin include their own bathrooms and the hostel guests share two communal bathrooms. El Jardin also features an expansive eating and communal gathering space.
Casas Santa Cruz are an intimate cluster of three oceanfront palapa-style houses. Each of the casitas are hand-crafted with delicate detail and are equipped with a private bathroom, a full kitchen, hot and cold running water, a lock-box, dishes, linens, and a patio for sunbathing and enjoying the view.
During this retreat, you will receive two daily yoga classes as well as a 20-minute private session with one of the retreat leaders so you can meet one-on-one and leave with a simple practice tailored just for you. You will also have the opportunity to connect with the community by participating in a service project at the local Humane Society.
Katy Cryer is the founder and director of Square One Yoga Adventures. Katy encourages students to work hard, play a little, and relax a lot. She began her yoga practice in Mexico City with Malena Blasini at the Centro Budismo in the Iyengar tradition. She became certified to teach yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Val Morin, Quebec, in 2008. Katy has done additional training in Restorative yoga with Judith Lasater and Vinyasa yoga with Rusty Wells.
Jennifer Meek is an 800-hour yoga therapy training teacher recognized by the International Associations of Yoga Therapists. Jennifer specializes in therapeutic applications for common conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Jennifer has over 1100 hours of teaching experience, 750 hours of yoga training, and 25 years of studying movement and dance.
Liza's passion for yoga began in Chicago on a quest to find healing and happiness. Soon after, she decided to begin her teaching journey to help others find that same contentment in their own lives through their practice. As an instructor, Liza creates a fun and challenging learning environment dedicated toward growth, strength, and mindful empowerment. Through yoga and meditation, she hopes to help students overcome their personal obstacles.
This retreat will take place at Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico. Surrounded by jungle, Yelapa is part of the Costa Dorada of Mexico, on the southern edge of Banderas Bay in the Pacific Coast. This tropical paradise is located a short boat-ride away from the bustling city of Puerto Vallarta and enjoys a sub-tropical climate that hosts a variety of flora and fauna, including ocelots, armadillos, land turtles, foxes, deer, and raccoons among others.
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During this retreat, you will be served a daily delicious breakfast and a daily healthy dinner starting by dinner on arrival day and ending with breakfast on departure day.
During your free time, you can be as adventurous as you choose! Optional activities are offered for an additional cost. Whether you’re an adventure traveler in search of high-impact outdoor activities, or you’re more comfortable lounging on a beach, Yelapa has plenty to offer. Some of the activities include snorkeling or swimming at Isabel Beach, para-sailing behind a boat or a para-glide off the top of the mountain, half-day hikes, and horseback riding.
You can take a pleasant walk through town and a short way upriver, south of the town, and you will come to the base of a stunning waterfall, which begins its descent approximately 200-feet above you. You can also read a book while you rest in a hammock and fall asleep to the sounds of the sea in the open-air palapas.
A visit to nearby Puerto Vallarta is also a great option. You will find the shopping, nightlife, and big city activities conspicuously absent from the quiet, peaceful life in Yelapa. There are many fine restaurants in Vallarta as well as many cultural opportunities.
Please book your flight to arrive at Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).
Once you are in Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) you can take the local bus, which stops right in front of the airport. The cost is approximately 70 cents per person.
Water taxis depart for Yelapa from Los Muertos Pier in Old Town. Scheduled departures from Yelapa back to Puerto Vallarta by water taxi leave several times a day during the peak season from three primary spots in Yelapa; the Main Beach, the Town Pier, and Playa Isabel. Upon Arrival in Puerto Valllarta Square One Yoga will transfer you by boat along with the group to Yelapa. The transfer is included in the price.