Unwind & Awaken Retreat
“Watch your thoughts; for they become words. Watch your words; for they become actions. Watch your actions; for they become habits. Watch your habits; for they become character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny.” – Frank Outlaw
Give yourself the gift of The Sacred Pause. Take time to withdraw from all that is normal and habitual. Then, watch the beauty of what unfolds. The repetitive nature of our thoughts, our patterns, our behaviors and our actions ultimately create our reality. Often we are so unconsciously ‘going through the motions’ that we forget to recognize if we are, in fact, creating the life we truly dream of living. Retreating provides a beautiful opportunity to hit the proverbial pause button, to reflect on all that is present in our lives, to assess what continues to serve us in our lives, and alternatively to understand what no longer serves us. When we are aware, we are then equipped to take action from an intentional, empowered place of truth. This retreat is designed to offer you this Sacred Pause and time for reflection.
During our retreat time together, we will cultivate compassion in the mind, the body and the soul. Balance is KEY to this process. On a beautiful jungle beach situated between Boca de Tomatlan and Yelapa, Mexico on Banderas Bay we will encourage this balance through integrated vinyasa + restorative asana practices. We’ll get quiet. We’ll sometimes get loud! We’ll practice. We’ll salsa dance! We’ll swim in the ocean, adventure and explore. We’ll surf and perhaps even swim with the dolphins! We’ll be still and observe. We’ll RESET ourselves. In stepping out of our normalcies, we will create space for something new to be born. We will clear the clutter in our minds and our bodies. We will be in the breath, we will be at play in nature and we will be in the moment. Peace can only be found in the present moment. And, peace comes when we trade expectations for acceptance and loving what is. Join us as we discover this place and more importantly…rediscover our SELVES.
RATES FOR 7 NIGHTS
Eco Chic suite single bed $2800
Eco Chic suite double bed shared $2100
Petite Suite single bed $2420
Petite Suite double bed $1820
Deluxe Room single bed $2100
Deluxe Room double bed $1595
Small Palapa Dorm (4 single beds) Book per bed $1450
Big Palapa Dorm (8 single beds) Book per bed $1350
3 deliciously healthful meals served daily
Coffee, tea, fruit and granola
2 daily yoga clases
Airport transfers and boat ride to retreat center
Paddle board/Surf rental
Salsa dancing lesson
Hike to beautiful waterfalls
Celeste Greene has been practicing yoga since age 15. In 2009 she received her yoga teacher training at Yandara Yoga Institute where she began studying the anatomy and internal wisdom of the body.
After graduating from Belmont University, she moved to the west coast where she continued to study and teach yoga. As she began to deepen her practice of embodiment, her commitment to teaching through the lens of inner subtleness, compassion, and softness grew. She has found that practicing with this kind of attention, a natural opening occurs.
Over the years she has studied with many great teachers who have influenced her including Scott Blossom, Timothy McCall, Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, Peter Sterios, Lama Tsultrim, Adyashanti, Jon Bernie, Jack Kornfield and many more.
While Celeste teaches a variety of yoga classes all are taught with a curious and grounding approach. Celeste’s classes are a blend grace and strength with artful sequencing and insightful, breath-based movements. Celeste will be teaching the morning and evening yoga classes.
Sarah Richey is a jewelry designer and Kundalini yoga instructor, Richey believes it’s not just what we adorn our bodies with that alters how we look, but also our state of mind. This led Richey to begin studying, practicing, and teaching Kundalini Yoga in Australia, as well as studying herbal medicine. While living in Bali, Richey was introduced to a number of healing herbs. For centuries Balinese people have used a wide range of native plants and herbs for therapeutic, medicinal, and health-enhancing purposes. Under the mentorship of an herbalist in Ubud, Richey started her own apothecary line of all-natural and organic products infused with crystals, essential oils, and floral and herbal elements. She will be hosting some of the essential oil workshops as well as meditation sessions.
7:00-8:00 a.m. - Tea, coffee, fresh fruit for our early risers
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Yoga
9:30-10:30 a.m. - Breakfast with an ocean view
11:00-1:30 p.m. - Free Time: relax in your room, go out and play, or enjoy spa time
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Lunch with ocean view
2:30-5:00 p.m. - Free Time: explore, enjoy excursions, or relax and find a hammock
5:00-6:30 p.m. - Yoga
7:30 p.m. - Dinner followed by a socializing and/or quiet time
*All activities are optional. Free time can be used to simply hang out on the beach and catch up on your napping or a good book. Or there are optional daily activities such as hiking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, or horseback riding. This is an example of a daily schedule. Exact times may change.*
All reservations include 3 meals per day, lodging, and 2 yoga classes per day. Airfare and transportation are not included and are a separate cost.
Retreat Cancelation/Refund Policy:
If canceled with 3 months notice, 100% refund. Less than 90 days notice and we fill your spot 80% refund. If we do not fill your spot, 50% refund. Less than 60 days notice and we fill your spot 70% refund and 40% refund if we do not fill your spot. Less than 30 days notice and we fill your spot there is a 40% refund and if we do not fill your spot there is NO refund. If you are on a payment plan all funds already paid are 100% non-refundable regardless of when you cancel and then any difference is applied to the above policies.