Yoga and Yantra designs Retreat with Marykate Murray and Phoebe Andrews
“Our retreats are an exceptional blend of yoga and art that will deepen your practice through mind and body connection leaving you lighter and refreshed. “
Type of Event
Included in the Retreat
• 7 days and nights shared lodging in beach front bungalows
• 3 meals a day: Wholesome gourmet meals, both vegetarian and meat-eater options, and drinks (including beer, excluding wine and rum)
• 2 Yoga classes per day
• 1 Yantra art class per day and personal art supplies
Gratuities and transportation are not included.
In addition to pristine beachfront accommodations at eco-lodge Los Cardones and healthy, locally sourced food catered to your individual needs, yoga will be offered twice daily by world-class teacher Mary Kate Murray.
Yoga with Mary Kate
Each day we will honor ourselves and those around us by practicing yoga. Surrounded by nature, each practice will deepen our remembrance of our organic, natural and real self. We will embody the potency of each pose as a sacred, artful prayer and each breath as a blessing. These practices will awaken the creative artist within, fortifying our divine core and offering attention and eloquence to held hurts, persistent pain and old patterns. Every practice brings healing from the inside out. Practice is a gift.
Yantra design with Phoebe
During your stay you will learn the sacred art form of Yantra creation taught by Phoebe Andrews, who is one of the few westerners to receive training in this tradition from the lineage of Hari Johari in Haridwar, India.
The Yantra is the centerpiece to the mandala, a sacred work of art from the Indian tradition. Yantras came to the sages of ancient India in visions during meditation. Each part of the Yantra is significant and there is a particular process of creation. These beautiful, intricate designs are not only objects to meditate upon, but also the creation in itself has meditative effects. Indeed the first step of laying out the design utilizes the left portion of the brain, which is more linear and analytical while the second step, using color, utilizes the right portion of the brain, which is more creative and linked to emotion. Thus the whole brain is used and new pathways created benefiting memory, equanimity, and overall brain function.