7 Days Belly-Dance with a Blend of Yoga Retreat with Excursions & Massage in Mexico

Aromatherapy and Yoga Retreat Mexico

Escape the winter! Dance, let go and explore your body during these 7 days in Santa Maria del Oro, Mexico! Learn, Practice and learn a Choreography by your guide and teacher Gudie Mido. A video shoot will capture your moves and let you share them with the world. Music is an important element to this retreat, we will shake our bodies together. Yoga will be there as our companion to warm up and relax. Vegan food will help your body stay strong and heathy. Discover the surroundings and explore the waterfalls during our excursions.

Meet the instructors

Gudie
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Highlights

  • 3 days daily yoga classes
  • Guided meditation practices
  • Excursion to waterfalls near the volcanic lagoon
  • Neti pot Ayurvedic practice and a neti pot to take home
  • One afternoon to settle in before the retreat starts
  • Aroma Freedom Technique practices
  • Daily vegan meals and snacks
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
Airport transfer included: Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck

On this retreat, you will be staying in two villas of Casa Los Mangos, which are located directly on the lake, on sharing basis. Double rooms with private bathrooms and dorm rooms with a shared bathroom are available. The villas are spacious and there is enough space to feel at home and find a comfortable place to relax during the free time.

The volcanic lagoon is located inside a crater, so Wi-Fi is not available. Volcan Laguna is happy about this since most of the participants have stated that this lack of internet has given them the time and freedom to go within and heal without any outside disruptions.

So, embrace this fact and enjoy. Volcan Laguna highly encourages you to tell your loved ones and job partners that you will be offline during your holiday so that everyone will be at peace knowing that you are in a peaceful place.

Program

Learn and practice dance techniques such as bodywaves, isolations, popping, shimmies, postures and be choreographed by experienced dancer in the Tribal Belly-dance scene of Berlin: Gudie Mido. Take your moves home with a professional video shoot. Escape the winter and swim in the fresh lake water. Enjoy the vegan meals and be inspired by our plant-based whole food menus. Discover the volcanic lagoon, waterfalls and surroundings during our excursions.

This 7 days retreat takes you on a journey to explore dance in one of the most magical places to calm the mind and explore nature Volcan Laguna.

Volcan Laguna is famous for Yoga retreats is the place to explore dance with a touch of Yoga inspired warmups and cooldowns. This retreat is a fullout introduction into Gudie’s world of Bellydance Fusion, a dance that can be described as a „new style dance“ fusing bellydance (Tribal Fusion) movements and urban dance techniques.

Gudie Mido will take you on a journey on exploring different types of body isolations by using Bellydance- and Popping inspired technique. Surrounding by Volcan Laguna’s nature and water we will dive into (body-) waving technique as well as Liquid Style used in Tribal Fusion Bellydance and inspired by urban dance styles.

In the morning we will adjust the body into new movements integrate isolation and waving techniques in our body by using flowing transitions of movement patterns to explore isolation and waving possibilities in different body parts. This will be garmented by yoga inspired warmup and cooldown.

The afternoon we will try to deepen the previously learned movements by combining and practice them in little combos. To frame the work we will be working on a choreography. There will be a nature dance video shoot of the choreography in the last days of he retreat for those who want to present and preserve what they have absorbed in this journey of movement.

This adventure is for beginners, intermediate dancers and open to all genders.

Gudie Mido is a Berlin based Fusion Dancer and discovered her passion for dancing initially due to back pains. Especially bellydance technique in Tribal Fusion tremendously helped her to get cured and live her passion. Since teenage days she is interested in urban and Hip Hop dancestyles. Her urge for movement finally let her discover (Tribal-) Fusion Bellydance and lately she has been training popping style that she is more and more integrating into her dance.

Gudie has attended a number workshops and dance classes as well as dance intensives in the last 8 years and has been teaching regular classes and workshops for 3 years. She has learned from renowned dancers of the 'Tribal Fusion' and Fusion Bellydance scene. As a solo dancer, she gained experience throughout Germany and the EU.

Included excursions

You will visit two waterfalls near the volcanic lagoon. This short hike will be followed by a guided meditation in one of the waterfalls. You will connect with the water element and let your energies flow with the waterfall and the volcanic lagoon. You will enjoy a picnic right next to the lagoon.

Instructors

Gudie Mido
Gudie Mido is a Berlin based Fusion Dancer and discovered her passion for dancing initially due to back pains. Especially bellydance technique in Tribal Fusion tremendously helped her to get cured and live her passion. Her urge for movement finally let her discover (Tribal-) Fusion Bellydance and lately she has been training popping style that she is more and more integrating into her dance.

Gudie has attended a number workshops and dance classes as well as dance intensives in the last 8 years and has been teaching regularclasses and workshops for 3 years. She has learned from renowneddancers

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in the volcanic lagoon of Santa Maria del Oro, Nayarit. Nayarit's coast with Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita resort areas is well known. The volcanic lagoon is located inland and allows you to see more of the mountain areas and water bodies in Nayarit, Mexico. The lagoon is also not far from the Guadalajara International Airport (GDL).

Unique features

Activities

  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Swimming

General

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lake

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

They are blessed with a vegan chef that is constantly experimenting and trying new delicious plant-based whole food meals. Our goal is to inspire you so that you can incorporate a vegan diet in your life. You will experience 7 days of delicious vegan meals, feel satisfied and full of energy. Fresh coconut milk for your coffee or tea. Home made vegan cheeses, breads, and dishes every day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Exploring the volcanic lagoon with kayaks
  • Walking around the volcanic lagoon
  • Extra cost for extra massage with essential oils
  • Swimming and enjoying the deck during sunny hours

Spa treatments

Relaxing massages

What's included

  • Daily Tribal Belly Dance sessions with Yoga inspired warm-ups and cool-downs
  • Video shoot of the choreography you will learn and practice with professional dancer Gudie Mido from Berlin
  • Excursion to the waterfalls and 30-minute relaxing massage
  • Transportation included to and from the airport on the start and end days (29th pick up and 4th drop off)
  • 6 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Transportation outside the designated times
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) or Guadalajara International Airport (GDL). Transfer from and to the Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) is included. The organizer will pick you up from this airport.

From any of these airports, you can take a bus towards the city of Tepic and from there, Volcan Laguna could arrange a private cab to take you to the lagoon. Many participants of the retreats enjoy sharing their cars in carpools. As soon as Volcan Laguna knows who is taking part in the retreat, they can also hook you up with a space in a car. It is very simple and familiar.

Airport: Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport Airport transfer included: Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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Arrival: Tuesday January 29, 2019
Departure: Monday February 4, 2019

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