Yoga Retreat & Adventure
(w/ jaci & blanca)
Mexico City & Puerto Escondido
Nov 2nd – 9th, 2019
REGULAR PRICING: $3,750 plus air fare. Price includes all yoga, all accommodations, all transportation, all excursions, adventures and activities and all meals.
This is NOT your typical yoga retreat
(Inquire for additional costs for friends or family, kids welcome!)
Early registration & booking flights with consult with Jaclyn is highly recommended.
**No Refunds–Payments are applied immediately to hotel accommodations & deposited with vendors**
This is an all out adventure, immersion, culinary experience and yoga retreat that will awaken your soul, energize your spirit and leave you fully recharged. Whether you’re new to yoga or have practiced for years, whether you traveled before or not… this retreat is for you. All you need to do is have or get a passport and register now.
Our first stop will be in Mexico City. We’ll explore the pyramids of Teotihuacan, climb up and into the crater of Nevado de Toluca (one of Mexico’s volcanoes) and explore the rich history, culture and art of the City–from cobblestone streets and ancient buildings to galleries, to artisan restaurants, the very best street food, churros and other local traditional fare and festivities. We’ll also be in the middle of Day of The Dead celebrations!!
Endless marigolds, offrendas, events throughout the city, music in the streets and one of the biggest parades you’ve ever seen. We’ll partake in a cultural celebration unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Costumes and face paint invited!
We’ll go back in time and discover the mystery hidden within the pyramids of Teotihuacan. We’ll stroll through the valley of death and ascend the pyramid of the sun to practice sun salutations, pyramid pose and more at what was once, thousands of years ago, the center of civilization.
We’ll climb 15,198 ft up the fourth highest peak in Mexico, Nevado De Toluca. The inactive volcano has two peaks on the crater’s rim: Pico del Fraile (4704m) and Pico del Aguila (4620m) which is the one we’ll stick to (more of a day hike). In true Mexican fashion we’ll take a lightning fast car ride that is arguably far scarier than anything else we’ll do on this trip and laugh about it afterward. Then we’ll make slow ascent above the clouds climbing up onto the rim where space and time seems to merge and down into the crater where there are two icy cold lakes, El Sol and La Luna where we’ll practice yoga in thin air where altitude brings new challenges and redefines balance, soak up the sun and take a much deserved siesta. (check out this video link https://youtu.be/t9PqVyBtTGM)
Then we’ll hop a plane to deep relaxation, beach, sun and more! On the south pacific coast of Mexico we’ll wake up with the world, rejuvenate, indulge in meditation beach walks and yoga at sunset, explore the natural ecological wonders native to Puerto Escondido and sleep like babies.
Our week long retreat will include lots of yoga, breakfasts of fresh (falling off the trees literally) fruits and juices and traditional Mexican fare, excursions to for example release endangered turtles. Various kinds of turtles come to bury their eggs in the sand in Puerto Escondido and in time, once hatched, those tiny little guys begin their big journey of life. Once hatched, their internal compass awakens and they are drawn to the sea. In order to get there they need to brave the long haul down the beach with awaiting seagulls and then the waves…and we’ll be there to witness. We’ll visit one of many voluntary sanctuaries set up along the coast, learn a little bit about the turtles and help release them. Come witness the forces of nature. (Check out this video link https://vimeo.com/125491158)
We’ll also, surf, kayak, experience a traditional temezcal and the natural phenomenon of one of the world’s best bioluminescence. We may venture to check out natural waterfalls, local shops and markets, visit the bird sanctuaries or iguana and crocodile habitats and so much more. And don’t worry, we’ll leave time to relax poolside at La Quinta Lili or Villa Lili, or to hit up the beach.
We’ll wake early one morning to bask in the rising sun as we ride the swells out to sea to go swim with the playful dolphins and turtles. See close up (as in within arms reach) potentially whales, flying sting rays even and more. We’ll also learn a little about migration, feeding patterns and local sea creatures from the people here who live off the ocean, depend on it and foster deep respect and protection for it and other natural wonders and local ecosystems. (check out this video link https://www.facebook.com/omarsportfishing/videos/1407709945984090/)
Each evening we will transition with a restorative or sunset practice and then we’ll venture to dinner and satiate our senses, enjoy all the fresh, local and phenomenal food Puerto Escondido–this hidden & serene paradise–has to offer. You’ll hit the sheets each night knowing and feeling that you’ve lived and experienced each day to the fullest.
Discover Essentrics with Lauren Mayhew
Saturday, May 18, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
$20 in advance
*class credits may not be used
Essentrics dynamic stretching works through myofascial chains building strength and flexibility simultaneously. Designed to rebalance your body so that you can do the activities you enjoy, like yoga, with even greater ease and without injury, Essentrics is an ideal complement to your yoga practice.
Lauren Mayhew is a movement advocate and educator, primarily trained in Essentrics, yoga, and deep tissue self-massage using therapy balls. She greatly enjoys helping her clients to feel and function better in their bodies by teaching them to move in ways that promote ease and balance, honor the body’s natural design, and release chronic tension. You can also find her teaching at MIT, Healthworks, and Emerson Wellness Center. For more about Lauren and Essentrics visit laurenmayhewwellness.com.
$25 to drop in
*class credits do not apply
ONE DAY WARRIOR
6:00AM – 9:00PM, $300
Looking to learn a little more about yoga? Feeling stuck or just need a little boost or reset? Just know that an hour of yoga is great so a day of it is even better?! Come experience what it’s like to immerse yourself in yoga all day. Workshops, alignment, anatomy, assisting, teaching, and so much more.
YOGA TRAINING FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, COUNSELORS & MEDIATORS
Immerse yourself in the power of yoga to heal and transform. This training will teach you how to guide clients through simple yoga flows, meditations, transformations, difficult times, and the power of touch. It will also offer you applicable anatomy and assisting training and expose you to different philosophies of yoga. 50 hours.
Yoga—not just the physical asanas, but all eight limbs—is a complimentary and integral part of mental health and wellness, healing, the process of empowerment, self-sufficiency and transformation. This training can be formatted to fit large or small groups, organizations or companies and held weekdays or weekends, in either of our studios or your work space. $850 for individual registration. Small group rates and company rates apply.
Inversions & Arm Balance Workshop
Integration into your classroom practice
Whether you have just learned to play with arm balances and inversions or have been flying for years, the question often becomes: when do I get to use them in my classroom practice? Because not all variations and modifications can be queued for each pose and because each pose is afforded a limited number of breath cycles, it is difficult to figure out when to implement all these fun and challenging poses.
Jaci & Co. will be leading an intro recap to arm balances & inversions and extended flow to demonstrate when and where each pose can be integrated into the flow and to provide ample opportunity for students to practice coming in and out of each pose in classroom conditions. This includes jumping into and out of crow and more. Time and attention will be spent getting into and out of poses, holding poses, and transitioning back into the class flow. So come play with arm balances and inversions and find your new flow.
Weekends only | all levels
Love that hands-on assist you get in class? Want more? Ever thought about assisting, teacher training or a yoga retreat? Wondered how to get more yoga in your life?
We are now offering a 34 hour Alignment/Anatomy/Assistant Training Program aimed at bringing you more into your body, more into your practice and bringing more hands on into our classes. We’ll explore anatomy, alignment, the power of touch and body awareness and the art of putting these all together in the form of Assisting.
Saturday : 6-8:30am | 9-10:30am | 1-3:30pm | 6-8pm
Sunday : 6-8:30am | 11-12:30pm | 1-3:30pm | 6-8pm
Saturday : 6-8:30am | 11-12:30pm | 1-3:30 | 6-8pm
Sunday : 6-8:30am | 1-3:30pm | 4-5:30pm | 6-8pm
Students & teachers may apply these towards continuing education training hours.