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Celebrate Thanksgiving 2017 with a luxurious, week-long getaway complete with daily yoga, fitness classes, surf or stand up paddle board lessons, and plenty of well-deserved Mexican sun. Each day you will enjoy the perfect blend of yoga, meditation, functional fitness, playing in the ocean, and relaxing with great food and new friends. Yoga classes will offer you a Vinyasa practice appropriate for beginners, yet able to challenge more seasoned students with advanced progressions.
During the retreat, you will be residing at Villa Amor. An easy ride from the Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) in Puerto Vallarta, Villa Amor is the best-kept secret on Mexico’s Pacific coast. It features luxury beachfront accommodations in a stunning setting, with a cultural authenticity that has made it a Via Yoga favorite since 2002.
Each of Villa Amor’s well-appointed oceanfront villas features expansive views of the magnificent coastline, jungle, and town. All villas offer a unique open-air design with terraces for sunbathing and nighttime stargazing.
This two bedroom and two bath premium villa features stunning ocean views, a full kitchen, dining room, AC, safe deposit box, and a large outdoor deck complete with chase lounge chairs. It’s perfect for daytime lounging and nighttime stargazing. Bedroom 1 features a king size bed and a private bath and bedroom 2 features two twin beds and a private bath.
The villa is available for single or double occupancy. Solo travelers who prefer double occupancy will be paired with another guest in bedroom 2.
The deluxe private villa is more spacious than most standard hotel rooms; it features a king bed, ocean views, a kitchenette, AC, a safe deposit box and a private balcony. It is perfect for the solo traveler or a couple of friends who don’t mind sharing a bed. If you’re traveling solo, you may choose single occupancy for this private villa. If you choose double occupancy, you must book with someone who is willing to share a bed.
The premium private villas offer the highest of luxury including expansive ocean views, fabulous designs, and large outdoor living spaces with private decks, perfect for sun bathing or stargazing. Many have a dipping pool. Additional amenities include AC, a safe deposit box, and bathrobes. The bedroom features a king size bed. If you’re traveling solo, you may choose single occupancy for this private villa. If you choose double occupancy, you must book with someone who is willing to share a bed.
Yoga classes with Julie Andres will offer a Vinyasa practice appropriate for beginners, yet able to challenge more seasoned students with advanced progressions.
The functional fitness classes focus on strength, aerobic conditioning, and agility to compliment your yoga practice. And for the more adventurous guests, afternoons can be spent learning to surf or stand up paddle board.
Evenings wind down as a group exploring the extraordinary local cuisine or individually for those who gravitate towards a quieter experience. Give yourself permission to escape the hectic pace of everyday life, soak up some well-deserved tropical sun, and do something you’ll truly be thankful for this holiday! You’ll return home a healthier and happier version of yourself.
Julie has had a life-long love for the science of yoga. Influenced by Baron Baptiste, Eiric Orvid and Dee Hine, her classes reflect their unique styles of practice and sequencing, focusing on linking movement with the breath.
Mike is a Seattle based personal trainer certified through the American College of Sports Medicine. With fifteen years training experience, Mike has developed a highly effective coaching style making him very popular among those interested in improving their overall fitness and reaching specific training goals. His wide-range of expertise includes weight loss, strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, rehab, and sports specific performance training.
This retreat will be held in Sayulita, Mexico. Incredible beaches, lush jungles, and a taste of rural Mexico, that’s what you’ll find when you visit Sayulita. While still off the beaten path, Sayulita has begun to attract upscale tourists and adventurers from all over the world thanks to the variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, and available activities.
Thanks to its proximity to Puerto Vallarta and the natural beauty of the area, Sayulita now has some of the most sought-after real estate in all of Mexico, and along with its growth, the town has a new ecological awareness.
During the retreat, you will be served daily breakfast and two group dinners.
Launching right from the small bay in front of Villa Amor, you can enjoy a day fishing for sailfish, dorado (mahi-mahi), red snapper, bonita, Spanish mackerel, and even tuna in season. The pangas (open-bow boats) can accommodate up to six people and usually head out for anywhere from three to five hours. The cost is around 225 USD per boat including captain, assistant and gasoline.
The village of Sayulita offers a vast array of both beachcombing and hiking around the local area. Hikes can range from half a mile to ten miles round trip. Certain hikes can take you up into the local hills that provide exceptional views of the village and the Pacific Ocean. Other Sayulita hiking options can take you through virgin jungles to remote beaches.
Riding horses across the Sayulita beach and then into the virgin jungle is something that should be experienced by anyone with a love for animals and the outdoors. Saddled horses will arrive at the reception desk and can take you on a great ride that can last anywhere from one to four hours. Make sure that you wear long pants before going on this ride.
If you’re up for an adventure, the zip lines and canopy tours provide a thrilling way to enjoy the jungle. The local Sayulita zip lines offer 13 different cables that you can slide down at a variety of different speeds. Request reservations via Villa Amor’s full-service property manager and the zip line company will pick you up at the resort.
During this retreat, you will enjoy a one-hour massage or spa treatment included in the price.
Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Vallarta Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). Via Yoga will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the villa. The pick-up is included in the price.