〰 The Details 〰
YOGA & WELLNESS RETREAT DATES:
March 24th – 29th, 2024
REGISTRATION OPENS: May 11th, 2023
REGISTER BY: March 10th, 2024
PRICE: $2400 – $3800
DAILY YOGA 〰 MEDITATION 〰 HEALING CEREMONIES 〰 JOYFUL EXCURSIONS 〰 OCEAN VIEWS
〰 About Yelapa 〰
Yelapa is a rare and dreamy find. One of the few remaining locally owned villages in the world, Yelapa takes pride in its “untouched” nature. Free of cars, roads and ATMS, this quaint and charming destination has become an oasis for those seeking reprieve from the hustle and bustle of both city and suburb life. With sandy beaches, lush jungle, delicious food, and delightful locals, the opportunities to revel in the bare necessities are endless. Not only that, but Yelapa has a way of leading one back to what is meaningful, life enhancing, and true for the soul. It is said that “the scariest thing you will find in Yelapa is yourself!”
Enjoy daily yoga classes designed to help strengthen and invigorate your body and bring balance to your nervous system.
Classes are appropriate for all levels and will include an assortment of dynamic movement including slow flow and Ghosh-based sequences as well as gentle modalities such as restorative yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation.
Prepare for a thrilling whale watching excursion near Yelapa, Mexico. Join us as we embark on a boat excursion to witness these majestic marine creatures up close in Banderas Bay, known for its rich biodiversity. Capture breathtaking moments on camera. The best chance to see humpback whales in the bay is from December to March, so don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience it all – stunning coastal views, the tranquility of the sea, and the soothing ocean breeze!
The food in Yelapa is truly amazing–from the fruits and veggies available in the tiendas to the fresh caught fish and traditional Mexican cuisine in the local restaurants. We will be enjoying a mix of catered in-house food as well as in-town meals.
Our caterers and chefs are equipped to work within the parameters of specific food preferences and needs.
Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy-free, Nut-allergy-friendly options will be available.
There are two waterfalls in Yelapa. One is only 10 min from town center. There are vendors going up river, so this is a great place to purchase souvenirs!
The other waterfall is a 1.5 hr hike from town. Enjoy beautiful jungle scenery, animals, and exotic birds. The hike ends at a waterfall with a large swimming hole. Be prepared with hiking shoes, swimwear, and sunscreen.
(Mexican Sweat Lodge) A temazcal is a traditional Mexican steam bath. Besides promoting physical well-being and healing, the temazcal is also a ritual and spiritual practice in which traditional healing methods are used to encourage reflection and introspection.
While the body rids itself of toxins through sweating, the spirit is renewed through ritual. The temazcal is thought to represent the womb and people coming out of the bath are, in a symbolic sense, re-born.
Cacao ceremonies are helpful for getting clarity, setting intentions, and doing healing work & inner-processing. Being in a sacred space helps you get out of your normal frame of mind, allowing you to experience new insights & perspectives.
Experience the healing power of sound, vibration, and frequency.
A sound bath is a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and the human voice.
Experience the beautiful blue waters of Mexico during a special beach day!
Swim, snorkel, banana-boat together! This is a lovely option to to explore the bay and open waters.
Krystal believes in the power of presence and loves to witness people becoming more connected to themselves in an authentic and healing way. She is a practicing Yoga Teacher, Sound Therapist, and Healing Arts Enthusiast. She holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from PSU and enjoys learning why people and groups do the things they do and how to make the world a more peaceful and just place. Yoga continues to be a life-changing journey of surrender and transformation for her and she loves to share this gift with the world.
Krystal received her 200 YTT with Corepower Yoga in 2017 and became certified in Restorative Yoga and Yoga Sculpt shortly after. She has been teaching solidly ever since and is currently leading yoga and wellness retreats in Yelapa, Mexico. She finds inspiration from various yoga modalities and healing practices including Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Hot Yoga, Iyengar, Yoga Nidra, and others. This is reflected in her classes, which are approachable and lighthearted, while holding space for Mystery and the connection to one’s more awakened self. It is an honor for her to be able to share something so dear to her heart and to encourage others on their path as they awaken into their own clarity and brilliance.
Off the mat Krystal loves to hike, swim, run, dance, read, and eat good food. She enjoys writing and reading words that invoke change and greater understanding. She loves animals and is a proud dog mom of Lola and Hannah.
Formerly a welder and Ironworker, Seth spent 10 years in the trades before shifting lifestyles into a yoga teacher. In 2014 he attended his first teacher training in Thailand. After completing 1000 hours of training he then spent the next year traveling various countries in Asia teaching yoga and exploring inner dimensions of the Self.
Originally a Seattle native, after returning to the states Seth has taught yoga full time and completed additional training in the USA and abroad. In 2019, he joined forces with Emily Cawley and relocated to Beaverton, Oregon to take a position as Director at Bonfire Hot Yoga. The past 3 years have taught him the value of patience and faith, which his prior experience helped to prepare him for the challenges of operating a business during uncertain times.
Seth is formally trained in various styles of yoga practice including, Yin, Vinyasa, Ghosh, Vipassana meditation and Yoga Nidra. He has a voracious love for travel and new experiences, and is looking forward to sharing the beauty of Yelapa with friends and family.
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The retreat will be held at the enchanting Casa Isabel, a lovely sustainable living villa close to the ocean and surrounded by nature. Each casita (“little house”) is unique and pricing is dependent upon occupancy. Click the button above to view casita details!
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