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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
MORNING BUDDIES PROGRAM
STEP 1: Bring a friend who is brand-new to the studio to any one of our 10 morning classes
STEP 2: Practice that class on us!
That’s it! See you at the studio 🙂
We’ve all heard of the widely known physical and mental benefits of a consistent yoga practice. We know that when we hear the word “yoga” we think of flexibility, stress relief and mindfulness. But for some, making that step to experience those well-known benefits is not as easy as walking out the door and getting to a class. Often people feel intimidated and unsure of joining a group class for their first experience. Many questions arise: What type of yoga should I try? What’s with all the breathing? If I’m not flexible, can I do yoga? Maybe you’ve already been to a class but felt too uncomfortable and unsure of yourself to return.
This 3-hour interactive workshop is designed to quell those hesitations and answer any and all questions that you might have about starting a yoga practice. We will cover the following topics:
The entire workshop is designed to encourage dialogue, questions and discussion for any and all topics. If you have a question, we are sure that many other people do, so ask away for us all, teachers and students, to learn about the hesitations that arise. We want to provide you with the foundation of basic yoga principles in order for you to feel comfortable when you enter a yoga class for the first time. Join 500-hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), Amy Reed, for this open forum for any yoga-skeptics.
We have all necessary equipment (props, mats, straps, even water), so bring just yourself. Because we will be doing some postures, please wear comfortable, loose clothing.
(Please note, it is NOT necessary to take this workshop to come to a Beginner’s Class, which we offer of Monday and Friday nights and Thursday mornings.)
*3 Classes to be used within 30 days of first class at the studio.