Past Trips

NAMASWEAT RETREAT 2021
NAMASWEAT RETREAT 2021
El Sargento, Baja California Sur, Mexico
02 Aug, 2021
Lauren McHale Wellness presents: Casa Tara Retreat 2022
Lauren McHale Wellness presents: Casa Tara Retreat 2022
El Sargento, Baja California Sur, Mexico
15 Apr, 2022

Reviews

This was my second retreat with Lauren (the first being Esalen in 2019) and it exceeded my expectations. Not only was I looking for a physical wellness experience, I was in much need of a break from work and life and some sun and heat! Lauren is a bundle of energy and while she had a full schedule prepared for us, there was plenty of downtime and she was always open to adjusting based on the groups preference. The AM HIIT workouts w/ resistance bands kicked my booty (and quads and glutes!) for days, and the PM yoga helped me stretch and relax at the end of the day. Esalen workshops are HUGE (40+) and this smaller group was so much more meaningful and relateable without over-forcing connection. Casa Tara was a wonderful location, the ocean accessible and so refreshing, and the food amazing! I personally enjoyed the freedom and lack of judgement when I enjoyed a spicy margarita or glass of wine every afternoon by the pool while gazing over the edge of the infinity pool, it was just what I needed. Thank You Lauren for an amazing "mama's own spring break" for me!
By Sive K for Lauren McHale Wellness presents: Casa Tara Retreat 2022 on 30 Apr, 2022
The perfect wellness retreat for today's times. Lauren did an amazing job coordinating and executing this retreat. I loved every minute of it! Prior to 2020, my idea of a wellness retreat was drastically different than my ideal wellness trip today. Lauren created an itinerary with great workouts, space for us to come together and bond as new friends, and open space for us to have time for what we wanted to get out of our free time (spa, beach, paddle boarding, or pool time). The workouts were killer! I am a few months removed from a bunionectomy, and I was able to modify (with the direction from Lauren) the workouts and still be sore, in a good way, after the workouts. Lauren took our lead on what we wanted to get out of this experience. The majority of the attendees at the beginning said they wanted to make lasting friendships from this trip, and Lauren allowed us to create that experience. Casa Tara is magical! The staff, the rooms and the setting. I give this experience 5+ stars! Lauren is the best! I will be booking again and I hope to see this group of amazing people soon.
By Laura V for Lauren McHale Wellness presents: Casa Tara Retreat 2022 on 25 Apr, 2022
I just returned fro Lauren’s retreat at Casa Tara. I had never met or attended Lauren’s classes prior to this trip. The setting was luxe and Casa Tara was able to accommodate my celiac and vegan food prefers. This experience was just what I needed post pandemic. The classes were fun, upbeat and accessible. They were challenging yet very doable. I have myself 10+ years in the fitness industry working in boutique fitness myself in NYC, Dallas, Chicago and Detroit. I have 1000 hrs of yoga training and I found Lauren’s yoga teaching style to be safe and well sequenced. She works in ways that encourage all bodies to move an a healthy positive way. I gave participated and lead multiple retreats myself and when I want to attend a positive uplifting retreat for myself, I’ll look to Lauren again.
By Erica L for Lauren McHale Wellness presents: Casa Tara Retreat 2022 on 24 Apr, 2022

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My best friend, Laura, asked me to join her on Lauren’s retreat. Words don’t do just the challenges I’ve had over the past two years and I’ve been so exhausted with work that I wasn’t sure what I had in my. Laura first work with Lauren years ago in the Bay Area and her description of Lauren sounded like a magnetic REAL superhero. She was spot on. Lauren exudes a glowy, positive, grounded aura without an iota of pretense. Besides being an exceptional limber, athletic yoga instructor, my booty is reverse aging the last two years off with her HIIT classes. I’ve not only gone through a lot, I’m also an introvert and it’s a pandemic on war-shattered world, so I didn’t have high hope for the retreat to be more than good, movement, sunshine and chill time. I was so DELIGHTEDLY wrong! Lauren clearly attracts others with positive energy (true of those who knew her, were student past and present basing their attendance on that reality and connection). I not only feel rested, I feel physical strong and sinewy, inspired mentally healthier and feeling so blessed for this time with her. . Lauren’s magic is that she is endearingly HUMAN embracing health on not just restrictive eating or regimented exercise discipline and unwavering structure… she gets that health is also laughing, playing, being present, being vulnerable, seeing the beauty everyone carries in some way, brave empathy and communication of clear truth. Confession: I’m still playing her playlists to ride the good vibes wave a little longer. Thanks for the light and inspiration.
By Esther D on 24 Apr, 2022
I just returned fro Lauren’s retreat at Casa Tara. I had never met or attended Lauren’s classes prior to this trip. The setting was luxe and Casa Tara was able to accommodate my celiac and vegan food prefers. This experience was just what I needed post pandemic. The classes were fun, upbeat and accessible. They were challenging yet very doable. I have myself 10+ years in the fitness industry working in boutique fitness myself in NYC, Dallas, Chicago and Detroit. I have 1000 hrs of yoga training and I found Lauren’s yoga teaching style to be safe and well sequenced. She works in ways that encourage all bodies to move an a healthy positive way. I gave participated and lead multiple retreats myself and when I want to attend a positive uplifting retreat for myself, I’ll look to Lauren again.
By Erica L on 24 Apr, 2022
SG
I recently returned from my first post-COVID retreat with Lauren and have wanted to go back everyday since! The balance between relaxation, meditation, self reflection, hard core workouts, and FUN was just what the doctor ordered. Lauren has a way of tapping into your strengths, celebrating your weaknesses, and sharing her own vulnerability. Casa Tara was the perfect backdrop for our daily yoga and namasweat classes, with their gorgeous cacti covered grounds and 5-star food. I will ABSOLUTELY be returning and wish I could rewind time and do it all over again. I returned home feeling strong, happy, healthy, fulfilled and renewed. Thank you Lauren - take me back!!
By Shanti G on 25 Aug, 2021