Have you always dreamed about starting a yoga practice but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you felt too self-conscious to join a local class as a complete beginner, or are someone who has not had the time to commit to a regular practice. Well, then this retreat is for you!
We have created a space for you to immerse yourself in a yoga practice. You will receive twice daily yoga instruction within a small group of like-minded women focused on developing their practice. Building a strong foundation of yoga poses, breath work, and an introduction to meditation will be our focus during the retreat.
Imagine, it is early morning and you have just completed your first yoga practice of the day. You are now lying prone, on your yoga mat and the morning air feels warm against your skin as the sun rises and begins to dance on the floor around you. As you breathe in deeply, and begin to follow the gentle directions of Sandra who leads you deeper into relaxation, you barely notice the soothing sounds of nature all around you. Where are you-you ask? Why, you are in Sayulita, Mexico discovering the incredible relaxation that can be achieved during the practice of Savasana while on retreat in a tropical location.
Over 6 delightful nights and 7 glorious days you will have the opportunity to discover and practice the yoga postures under the careful guidance of qualified yoga teacher Sandra Smith. She will gently guide you through the early stages of your yoga journey and help reveal to you the many benefits of adopting a consistent yoga practice.
A charming fishing village, Sayulita is a hidden gem with picturesque beaches, and incredible dining experiences.
We will be spending 6 FABULOUS NIGHTS at the quaint, Canadian owned Hotelito los Suenos, a lovely quiet little boutique hotel tucked away from the hustle and bustle of village life but close enough to enjoy leisurely strolls to all of the attractions.
BUT the very best part is that the yoga studio, at Hotelito Los Suenos was designed and built with much care and attention for the yoga practitioner. Everything from the cushioned flooring to high quality mats to the great surround sound was thought of.
So what can YOU expect if you spend 6 nights and 7 days discovering yoga and enjoying yourself on an exquisitely decadent adventure to Sayulita?
Well what if you got insanely inspired to adopt a yogic lifestyle which, in turn, could bring about the most outrageous life changing benefits. BETTER SLEEP, GREATER FLEXIBILITY, EASE PAIN, ENJOY PEACE OF MIND, to name a few.
WOULD THAT BE WORTH COMING TO SAYULITA?
WE SURE THINK SO! Plus you will be able to pick the brain of your very own, there just for you, yoga teacher and have the full time support of your very own tour guide while on the adventure of a lifetime.
WE’LL BE FOCUSING ON:
- DEVELOPMENT OF YOGA POSES
- LEARNING VARIOUS YOGIC BREATHE TECHNIQUES
- INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
- PRACTICE OF SEVA (selfless service)
- DISCOVERING THE VARIOUS LIMBS OF YOGA
- UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFITS OF A YOGA PRACTICE
- DEVELOPMENT OF A HOME PRACTICE
- Boutique accommodations double, triple or single occupancy 6 nights
- Six delicious breakfasts at Hotelito Los Suenos
- Three beautiful dinners at Hotelito Los Suenos ( welcome and farewell dinners inclusive)
- Three healthy, nourishing lunches at Hotelito Los Suenos
- 6 discover yoga classes with a focus on polishing your practice
- 6 restorative yoga classes with a focus on relaxation
- Breath work
- Introduction to meditation
- A relaxing, restorative massage (I recommend the Mayan Abdominal massage)
- Discover a fun, relaxing way to play on the water with a Stand up Paddle Board lesson
- Transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta Airport
- Gratuities for the Staff of Hotelito Los Suenos
- Your roundtrip airfare from home
- Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, laundry
- Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
Patti and Sandra recently returned from co-hosting a retreat in the absolutely stunning location of Bali, Indonesia. To say it was a transformational journey for all who experienced it would be an understatement. A passion for travel and a love of living and teaching a holistic lifestyle through the practice of Yoga has inspired them to continue to create transformational retreats for people all over the world.
Sandra Smith is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor. Like many, yoga began as a pathway of healing. In 2008, after suffering from a running injury she unlaced the runners and took the next steps of her journey with bare feet, straight onto a yoga mat. She had heard about the many benefits of yoga and thought that her practice would only be for a short period of time.
Six years later and counting her barefooted journey continues, practicing and living her yoga both on and off the mat. Through the practice of yoga, she learned to slow down and to be present, leading her to find true happiness from within.
She teaches as a way of paying it forward. Creating and holding a warm, welcoming and inclusive space for all, from beginners, anyone working with injuries, to the practiced yogi. In her classes expect to move, breathe, to be challenged and encouraged and to walk away feeling relaxed and inspired.
Patti Gough is passionate about travel – inspiring and supporting you, while together she helps you create the travel experiences of your dreams. With 30 years dedicated to the customer service industry, every interaction with you will be grounded in her personalized, above and beyond service philosophy.
In the past couple of years she has been consciously living her dreams; teaching overseas, traveling, and starting her own business. She thrives on learning new things, living fully, and taking on new challenges every day.
She looks forward to being inspired by your dreams and helping you create the perfect journey.
You will have the opportunity through seva (selfless service) to give back to the local community.
60 minutes of blissful massage from the staff at the hotel spa, designed to relax and rejuvenate you are included in your Retreat package.
Experience a Stand up Paddle board lesson while on the Retreat, and try out some of your yoga poses on your board.
Plus we’ll be exploring the fabulous Village of Sayulita, Mexico, and eating incredibly delicious food!