Coco B* Ashtanga Yoga For Life With David Williams ~ Feb 9 - 16 2020 ~

Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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7 reviews
Feb 9 - 16, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25
Coco B* Ashtanga Yoga For Life With David Williams ~ Feb 9 - 16 2020 ~
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico

7 reviews

$1950
Deposit: $1000
Feb 9 - 16, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Greetings and Salutations from the beautiful Caribbean island of Isla Mujeres!


I invite you to join me,  explore this beautiful community, rest by the sea, recharge your spirit, and deepen your practice.


When I teach Yoga, I am always reminded that there are some major concepts about how Ashtanga Yoga is taught and practiced, based on my personal study, observation, and uninterrupted practice, that I feel are important to share with my classes.        

 

First, and foremost, I hope you can learn from me that in your practice, "If it hurts, you are doing it wrong." Through the years, I have observed that too many people are hurting themselves and hurting others. Yoga practice can be (and should be) pleasant from the beginning to the end. What is important is the mula bandha and deep breathing. With daily practice, it is inevitable that one will become more flexible.          


From my own practice and observation, I learned that pushing your current limitations to get into a position could result in injury, which results in one needing to rest the injury to recover so they can resume their practice. This entire sequence of events is not only unpleasant, it is contrary to my belief that through slow, steady, daily practice one can achieve greater flexibility by generating one's own internal heat to relax into positions, rather than being forced into a position. I have observed this slower, steadier method is not only healthier, but it allows one to develop greater flexibility of a more lasting nature, than the kind that is forced.  Unfortunately, as many have found, pushing one's current limitations can result in having to severely curtail or limit activity during recovery. This cycle can lead to unpleasant associations with one's Yoga practice, rather than the pleasant experiences I work to instill, and that I feel are necessary for a lifelong practice.         


In my workshop, I want to show each of you how you can do the Ashtanga Yoga series in a lifelong practice that is a completely pleasant experience.         

 

I suspect that when you first saw the practice, you said to yourself, "If I did this, it would be great for me!" So, here you are--you have observed the practice, and you want to continue it. The key is being able to continue practicing Yoga for the rest of your life. From over 40 years of observing thousands of people practicing Yoga, I realize that those who continue are the ones who are able to figure out how to make it enjoyable. They look forward to their daily practice and nothing can keep them from finding the time to do it. It becomes one of the most pleasant parts of their day. The others, consciously, subconsciously, or unconsciously, quit practicing.  It is my goal to do everything I can to inspire you to establish your Yoga practice, not just for the few days we are together, but for the rest of your life. 

        

Secondly, I hope to share with you my belief that the ultimate goal of Yoga is not to increase flexibility and strength. Increased flexibility and strength are simply the natural results and benefits of daily practice. While additional flexibility and strength are important and apparent benefits of Yoga, I believe the goals of Yoga practice are self-realization and keeping oneself balanced and healthy on a daily basis. Health is your greatest wealth. The body's DNA knows how to heal itself; all it needs is the energy. The energizing, rejuvenating Yoga practices can be the source of this energy.          


Lastly, I hope you will find that my workshop is for everyone at all levels.  Occasionally I asked if someone is "good at Yoga." I quickly respond that the best Yogi is not the one who is most flexible, but the one who is the most focused on what he or she is doing, the one most intensely doing the mula bandha and deep breathing. It is with some sadness that I have observed people "competing with their Yoga practice." I have also observed others who are discouraged in their practice because they feel this competition and worry that they will never be able to do their practice with the flexibility and skill of others more advanced in the series. My goal is to convey the idea that the greatest Yogi is the one who enjoys his or her Yoga practice the most, not the one who can achieve the ultimate pretzel position. It is my belief, which I hope to convey to you, that in your practice of this moving meditation, what is important, is what is invisible to the observer, what is within each of you.           


I believe in the Yoga. I believe that anyone who has the desire can do the Ashtanga practice, perhaps with personal modifications, in a way that is pleasant. For years, I have said, "If someone said to me, 'You have 15 minutes, one hour, etc., do something good for yourself. You can use barbells, bicycles, or whatever,' I would start doing the Ashtanga Yoga Salutations to the Sun and Primary Series." If someone can show me something better, I am ready to learn it. In my more than 40 years of searching, I have learned five or six systems of Yoga practice. For myself, I have not found a better physical, mental, and emotional fitness program than the Ashtanga Yoga system. I hope you will feel the same after our days together.   

      

I look forward to sharing my practice and experience with you. 


Yours in Yoga, 


David Williams 

http://www.ashtangayogi.com/

About Isla Mujeres

 

Isla Mujeres is a small island, located conveniently off the shores of Cancun.  Just a short ferry ride away, Isla Mujeres feels much quieter and more relaxed then the hustle and bustle of the mainland.  Isla Mujeres is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, incredible snorkeling, and an abundance of Caribbean color and culture.

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About Casa Coco

We dreamed for over a decade of creating a beautiful Caribbean sanctuary where guests could unwind, refresh, and immerse in comfort, tranquility and timeless style. A place where stress dissolves in the beautiful blue sea, sunsets take your breath away, and the daily grind returns to a welcome fragrance in the morning air.  Welcome to Coco B Isla & Coco B Yoga & Wellness, a sanctuary on Isla Mujeres, the Isle of Women. The island is home of Ixchell, the Mayan Goddess of fertility & Healing, and one of the Caribbean's most wonderful islands celebrating the Mexican and Mayan cultures afloat on the crystal blue Caribbean waters. Coco B Isla is dedicated to offering a beautiful luxury yoga & wellness sanctuary where like minded guests will practice, relax, connect, and delight in the splendor of the sanctuary, the island, and beautiful region.In that mission they have created a full service destination dedicated to offering a luxury all-inclusive yoga and vacation experience. 

www.cocobwellness.com


 OUR MISSION:

TO DELIVER INSPIRATIONAL WHOLE HEALTH INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS IN A FUN, RELAXING, BEAUTIFUL, AND RESTORATIVE ENVIRONMENT

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Here is a link to Coco B Wellness' YouTube Channel!  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3J2ZwMILjW1dFvrMBl-ZGQ



What’s included

  • Luxury Accommodation
    7 Nights luxury accommodation at the beautiful ocean front Casa Coco. Various occupancy selections available based on preference.
  • Gourmet Meal Plan
    7 Gourmet breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinner ~ all prepared in house by the Coco B Culinary Team
  • Transfers
    All components of round trip transfers are handled by Casa Coco.
  • Use Of Kayaks
  • Use of Paddle Boards
  • Wifi
  • Alcohol
    *Honor system bar is available on site.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Off Site Meals

Available Packages

Deluxe Bunk Room~Payment Plan Available
6 left
$1950
Deposit: $1000
Shared Occupancy~Payment Plan Available
4 left

Triple or Quadruple

$2150
Deposit: $1000
Double Occupancy~Payment Plan Available
6 left
$2550
Deposit: $1000
Single Occupancy~Payment Plan Available
6 left
$3150
Deposit: $1500

Available options

Non Paricipating ~ Same bed{Single only}6 left
$1000
$1950
Deposit: $1000

Deluxe Bunk Room~Payment Plan Available

Itinerary

Retreat Itinerary
Sample Day

Sunrise Meditation

Morning Yoga in the Roof Top Palapa

Breakfast

Beach/Pool/Explore the Island

Lunch Poolside at Casa Coco

Workshop 1

Paddle Board / Kayak

Dinner At Casa Coco

Evening Yoga in the Roof Top Palapa


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Coco B Wellness Isla·Mujeres
7 reviews
Our mission: Deliver inspirational whole health integrative wellness in a fun, relaxing, beautiful, and restorative environment. We thank you for joining us in building and sharing our amazing life and pursuit with others... BREATHE · NOURISH · FLOW

Reviews

EM
Beautiful place with an AMAZING staff! The food was so delicious! Everyone was really nice and accommodating. There were paddle boards and kayaks for us to use as well as snorkel equipment, float tubes, and other water gear! I took advantage of these and had a blast exploring the water! I learned so much during the yoga teacher training and I am extremely grateful for the teacher as well as all of those that helped her organize this trip. The only downside would be the lack of organization at times and not sticking to schedule, waiting on the instructor to arrive to class, and the noise at night. Sounds echoed pretty loudly through the walls and it made it difficult to sleep. Special thanks to Lisa, Kevin, Silvia, and Roberto! I appreciate you all! Much love!
It was truly restorative. The accommodations incredible. The people so friendly. The chef fed my soul and stomach. The yoga Shala was a perfect space. I want to return immediately!
The trip was great the waiting for the ferry seemed longer than it should be since there was more than one boat available. It was unexpected the amount of bugs that were bitting all day. The use of bug spray pretty much all day to try and keep them away was not pleasant. I am highly susceptible to bites and it made it uncomfortable and sort of kept me from others who were getting bit but not as much. The facility was great but away from the opportunity to take a walk or be out side of the resort at all. The staff at the resort were wonderful and accommodating especially the chef!!!! His meals were exceptional to say the least. Just a few things to consider should I decide to do it again.
What a pleasure it was to spend a week at Casa Cielo, next door to Coco B Wellness. The home is furnished with all the essentials you'll need during your stay. The pantry is stocked with more than enough spices and paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo and conditioner are also provided. (I mention this because not all homes provide these things.) The kitchen / living room combo is the main gathering area and it is decorated so tastefully. There's two comfortable couches, a chair and plenty of bar stools around the kitchen island, but you won't want to spend much time indoors. Right off of the living room is the patio and pool and it's a very relaxing, tranquil space. We spent our mornings there, until we headed down to the large, overstuffed bean bag style chairs by the ocean to soak up the afternoon sun and stare at the ocean. There's paddle boards available to guests, if you're feeling adventurous. The bedrooms are all a good size, the individual air conditioners work excellent and the bedding is extremely comfortable. Getting a good night's rest was never a problem. Lisa and Emma were always just a text away. Or, you can just walk between the two homes and you'll no doubt find someone willing to help you with anything you may want or need. I would definitely recommend renting this private villa in Isla Mujeres and hope to return someday.
Overall, good trip! Casa Coco was very pretty. Some water pressure issues and power outages due to the storms. The food got better throughout the week although we often said how it would have been nice to be able to order guac or a snack during the day with more substance than fruit & nuts. Meal times always had good yummy meals!
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