Exploring the Practice and Principles of Yin Yoga
with Bobbie Marchand
Saturday, Mar. 11th, 3:30-5:30pm
Join my wonderful guest teacher Corinna Rae and me for a beach yoga retreat in beautiful Tulum, Mexico at the all-inclusive bohemian-style resort Maya Tulum in April of 2017. This is a chance to explore the Mayan ruins and jungle landscape of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea, all while deepening your yoga practice, absorbing a gentle ocean breeze, and setting life-affirming daily intentions.
The sea in Tulum is as bright an aquamarine color as you can imagine. The sunrise boasts pastels and contrasting colors that are tough to capture on camera, and the friendly community is off the grid but features comfortable amenities, fantastic food, and many healing services, from massage to clay baths to sweat lodges.
The mission behind this retreat – Be Love – is to nourish the spiritual warrior in each of us. As yoga practitioners, we are already inclined to lead lives of compassionate action, and I aim to support you as you develop and awaken the super soul-dier within. When “Be Love” is your guiding mantra, the right choices seem to simply present themselves and life unfolds like a flower delicately, sensuously revealing its precious inner essence. Think of this week as a time to renew your commitment to letting love light the way.
Through self-care practices, intelligently sequenced warming flows, (optional) sunrise meditations, restorative afternoon yoga, and powerful daily intentions, we will become the embodiment of love and the bricklayers of a cooperative human future.
6am – Sunrise Meditation
8am – Warming Yoga Flow
9am – Breakfast
Mid-morning – Free time for swimming and exploring Tulum
12pm – Lunch
Afternoon – Free time for swimming and exploring Tulum
4pm – Restorative or Yin Yoga & BE LOVE Dharma Talk
6pm – Dinner
Pricing options hover around $2000. This price includes your accommodations, two yoga sessions per day, a meditation nearly every day, and three meals a day. Please note, airfare is not included in this price.
For images of each cabana and a map of the resort, click here.
The food at Maya Tulum Resort is healthy, clean and primarily vegetarian; but fish is available. Be sure to let the reservations desk know if you have specific dietary needs.
We are arriving to Tulum on Saturday, April 15th. The retreat orientation and first session will begin on Sunday, the 16th. Plan to depart on Saturday, the 22nd.
You’ll find much to do in your off-time in Tulum. The city features Mayan ruins, cenotes (underground water lagoons), wind surfing, nature preserves and more. The reservations desk can help you book these trips, which tend to be quite affordable.
We are experienced, mindful teachers who will meet you where you are at in the practice. Morning classes will be open-level Vinyasa style, appropriate for most practitioners with some yoga experience. Experienced practitioners will be invited to deepen the practice according to the body’s needs. Afternoon classes will be cooling, gentle, yin, and restorative classes. You are welcome to take both classes or just one. The time in Tulum is YOURS!
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Book before January 15th and get $100 off of the regular pricing.
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Reach out to Amanda, the very helpful woman doing reservations for us. She is easy to reach via email at email@example.com, or call Maya Tulum at 1-888-515-4580 x231.
Airport Code – “CUN” – Tulum is located about 75 miles south of the Cancun Airport. Last year it took us about an hour and twenty minutes to get to our resort.
Getting from Cancun to Tulum – Maya Tulum is very happy to arrange transportation for you from the airport to the resort. It’s a good idea to confirm this when you book or ask about alternatives. There is a public bus, for instance; but we believe the shuttle is worth the price.
In & Around Tulum – Most everything is accessible in Tulum by foot or by bicycle, including the Mayan Ruins. Maya Tulum Resort has bicycles for rent.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
or $25 day of
This event is full. Please email us if you’d like us to host another “Play”shop.
It’s your favorite yoga class and the teacher is guiding toward a peak pose, one you’ve been wanting to try for months! You eagerly get your “oomph” ready, give it a few tries, and just when the breath and body start to align and the pose begins to make sense, the class moves on to something else (much to your dismay!) and it’s time for savasana.
In this “workshop,” we’ll playfully dig in to poses you like and want to try… be it a deeper bind, a balance or an inversion… in a relaxed environment, over the span of two hours, so you’ll have just the time you need to put the pose-puzzle together for yourself.’
Questions and open dialogue are encouraged, and students will be taught to work together to provide assists and support. It’s designed to be organic, fluid, fun and informational… AND ALL ABOUT PLAY!
An Experiential Meditation Intensive
Saturday, April 23rd
$25: Register below
Experience HEALING IN ACTION
Learn the BRAIN SCIENCE behind meditation’s healing and
Acquire concrete tools to start & maintain a regular HOME MEDITATION PRACTICE
Leigha Butler E-RYT, MA, is co-owner of The Yoga House in Kingston, NY where she co- directs a Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour teacher training program. She has studied Tantra-influenced meditation with Lorin Roche, PhD and the science of meditation and egolessness with Richard Miller, PhD. Her own practice borrows from many traditions including that of the eight-limbed yogic path and Zen Buddhism. She leads meditative movement workshops called “Consciousness in Flight.”