Enjoy the Lagoon Yoga Retreat Mexico

Treat yourself to a retreat with your couple in a volcanic lagoon! Enjoy time for leisure and taste delicious vegan food. You will detox from the city stress and reconnect with nature while living in a villa next to the lagoon shore. Relax or add on activities, this is time for you to spend with each other. Volcan Laguna is happy to host your stay. You will have asana yoga practice in the morning and free time to discover the lagoon with kayaks, walk around the crater, and admire the variety of majestic trees living around the lagoon.

Retreat highlights

  • Morning yoga sessions
  • Guided meditation session
  • 1 relaxing massage session
  • Excursion to the Arcadia Waterfalls
  • Transportation to Arcadia Waterfalls
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Romantic dinner on the deck
  • 4 nights' accommodation

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 4
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Accommodation

Volcan Laguna retreat center uses the villa called Casa Los Mangos to host its visitors. For this specific retreat, your lodging will be in the main room of the villa with the lagoon view and private bathroom. The private room has king size bed and a private bathroom with shower and toilet.

On this retreat, you will be staying in two villas of Casa Los Mangos, which is 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. Yes! You are reading correctly, the volcanic lagoon is 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 Mexico Yoga Retreat Itinerary

Monday: Arrival day

It will be time to disconnect from the outer world and reconnect with you, your partner, and nature. Depending on your time of arrival (Volcan Laguna is flexible to different times of arrival), the first day is for you to settle in, discover Volcan Laguna grounds, brief them about your special needs and experience a boat tour around the lagoon. Volcan Laguna will treat you to your first culinary experience with them, the vegan dinner.

Tuesday: First activity day

  • Morning asana yoga practice on the deck next to the lagoon
  • Vegan breakfast
  • Free time to enjoy the lagoon with kayak
  • Vegan lunch
  • Relaxing massage
  • Fire and romantic dinner

Wednesday: Second activity day

  • Morning asana yoga practice on the deck next to the lagoon
  • Vegan breakfast
  • Excursion to the El Real Waterfalls
  • Picnic lunch at the waterfalls
  • Return to the lagoon
  • Vegan dinner
  • Free time

Thursday: Third activity day

  • Pre-breakfast smoothie
  • Walk around the lagoon
  • Vegan breakfast on the other side of the lagoon
  • Walk back to Volcan Laguna
  • Free time to enjoy the lagoon
  • Vegan lunch
  • Afternoon asana in the yoga room with lagoon view
  • Vegan dinner
  • Fire

Friday: Departure day

  • Vegan breakfast
  • Closing activity
  • Departure from the lagoon

Note: Please do get in contact with Volcan Laguna to allow them to help you with your arrival. This couples retreat is available from Monday to Friday every week except during the summer time since the rain makes it hard to provide the best service possible.

Included excursions

Wednesday excursion allows you to discover two waterfalls in one day. You will feel the water collide with your body as you swim behind the waterfall. Rock formations around the river bed serve as decoration for the majestic waterfall. The sound of the water falling provides a constant tone that allows visitors to stay in tune with nature. You will leave at 10:00, allowing you to digest breakfast. The drive to the waterfalls takes about 20 minutes of driving through rural Mexico and you even get to see a typical Mexican village on the way to the eco-park.

Arcadia Eco-Park provides visitors with bathrooms and stairs all the way down to one of the waterfalls. The first waterfall involves a five to 10 minutes' hike down. This is where you will have a guided meditation followed by time to explore the area. The second waterfall is where you will enjoy a picnic with your partner. Volcan Laguna will provide everything.

Instructors

Denise Diaque
Solstice Center (Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga)
Denise's classes focus on finding the connection between the mind and body through the sensations that occur during practice, to become a sensation rather than a thought, try to find what something truly is by leaving the mind in a passive state. After years of traveling and experiencing different styles of yoga, Denise decided to go deeper and acquire his certification at Hatha Restorative and critical alignment at the Solstice Center yoga center, in addition to continuing to study Shadow yoga. With experience in massage and dance, Denise is a lover of movement and enjoys sharing it.

Retreat location

Inside a volcanic crater, a lagoon was formed long ago. Volcan Laguna retreat center is located in the volcanic lagoon of Santa Maria del Oro, Nayarit, Mexico. The retreat center is halfway between the coast and the second biggest city in Mexico, Guadalajara. The mountain range around the location is spectacular and allows visitors to see different volcanic formations and vegetation types. The microclimate created by the lagoon is a temporary rainforest. This means that during the rainy season, you will find lots of exotic bugs and flora and after that, the region becomes slowly dry until it reaches an arid climate.

Volcan Laguna retreat center is located directly at the shore of the volcanic lagoon. They are half way between Guadalajara and the Pacific Coast of Puerto Vallarta. The mountain range allows you to see different types of volcanic and geologic formations. The deep waters make it the ideal climate for huge trees to thrive next to the water.

There are at least 90 feet of water below you. This lagoon is so deep. Its energy is special and healing since it is a volcanic crater filled with water. This is certainly a unique place on earth. You will wake up to hear the birds at dawn. It is a true concert since the lagoon is a bird sanctuary and people from all around the world visit to see the beautiful exotic bird species. Discover the surroundings, waterfalls, hikes, and rural areas around the lagoon which are beautiful to explore.

Unique features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming

General

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

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

All meals are provided and all meals are vegan. Volcan Laguna is a vegan retreat center. Volcan Laguna's desire is to take you on a culinary voyage and to inspire you towards eating fewer animal products and turn towards a whole food diet.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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)

  • Birdwatching
  • Body wrap in chocolate
  • Kayaking
  • Spa treatments like massages and facial treatments
  • Swimming
  • Walking around the lagoon
  • Yoga Nidra

What's included

  • Morning yoga sessions
  • 1 relaxing massage session during your stay (you can book more if desired)
  • Excursion to the Arcadia Waterfalls
  • Free use of kayak
  • Transportation for the excursion to Arcadia Waterfalls
  • Romantic dinner on the deck (if desired)
  • Vegan breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with pre-breakfast smoothies
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Use of yoga mats and props

What's not included

  • Transportation to and from the retreat center
  • Extra spa treatments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) or Guadalajara International Airport (GDL).

There are two airports nearby, Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) in Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara International Airport (GDL). From any of these, you would then 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 to the retreats enjoy sharing their cars in carpools. As soon as Volcan Laguna knows who is taking part in the retreat, they can also provide you with a space in a car. It is very simple and familiar.

Your options are taking public transportation from either Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara airports, taking a private cab (with a driver Volcan Laguna knows personally and a fixed price) from Guadalajara International Airport (GDL), or joining a carpool provided by the local participants located in either Guadalajara or Puerto Vallarta area.

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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