Yoga Retreat in Mexico
Looking for a sunny trip in the middle of winter? Susan will lead the Health Advantage Yoga Center's 25th annual yoga vacation in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Experience two yoga classes a day, a reef-protected beach, and plenty of time to snorkel, travel to Mayan ruins, or just relax and enjoy the sun.
Type of Event
The Yoga Vacation includes:
•Two daily yoga classes, 7:30-9:30 and 4:00-6:00
• Brunch daily
• Welcoming and farewell dinners held at poolside
• Double occupancy at Villas Shanti
YOGA: There will be two yoga classes held daily in the spacious screened yoga room surrounded by palm trees and flowers. Classes are alignment-based. Morning classes are more active and challenging. Afternoon classes will
include forward bends, twists, restoratives, pranayama, and meditation. The yoga vacation is geared to students with at least six months of yoga experience. Props are provided.
ACTIVITIES: Although there is plenty of time between yoga classes to rest and relax by the pool, in the hammock palapa, or on the white sand beach, many activities are also available. The reef at Puerto Morelos is spectacular and easily accessible. Snorkeling is fabulous, either from the shore or by boat. Guests in previous years have enjoyed touring the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Coba, and Ek' Balam, and visiting the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an. On one day mid-week, only one early morning yoga class will be held to accommodate those who wish to go on longer excursions.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Guests will stay in beautiful and serene Villas Shanti and in additional nearby properties located in the fishing village of Puerto Morelos, 22 miles south of Cancun. Each double room at Villas Shanti overlooks the pool plaza and has its own kitchen and bathroom. Bottled water and daily maid service are included.
MEALS: The yoga vacation includes a catered authentic Mexican dinner held at 7:00 on the Saturday evening of arrival and another on the following Friday prior to departure. Brunch will be served poolside each day after the morning yoga class. Small markets in town offer tropical fruits, vegetables, and staples for those who like to cook. One delight of previous groups has been to stroll into town in the evenings to sample the excellent local cuisine and to enjoy Puerto Morelos's charm.
TRANSPORTATION: Make your own travel arrangements to fly into Cancun. Travel between the Cancun Airport and Villas Shanti is easily available but not included. Shuttle service by van is approximately $30 and cab fare usually runs about $40-$50. Make your departure plans for any time on Saturday, February 2. The return cab fare is less expensive.
$1,665 Single occupancy
$1,235 Double occupancy
The cost includes accommodations, all yoga classes, a daily brunch and two special catered dinners. A $300 deposit for each week is required to reserve your he deposit is nonrefundable unless your space can be filled from a waiting list. Balances are due December 21, 2018
To keep costs low, checks are preferred. There will be an additional 3% charge for credit card payments. All checks should be made payable to THE HEALTH ADVANTAGE YOGA CENTER. To register, send your deposit to The Health Advantage Yoga Center, 1041 Sterling Road, Suite 202, Herndon, VA 20170, or call (703) 435-1571 with any questions.