Back to the Heart: Peace, Play and Yoga with Katy Cryer & Gillian Hull

Pura Vida Ecoretreat, Yelapa, Mexico

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Square One Yoga Studios
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Apr 9 - 15, 2023
Group size: 6 - 25
Back to the Heart: Peace, Play and Yoga with Katy Cryer & Gillian Hull
Pura Vida Ecoretreat, Yelapa, Mexico

Square One Yoga Studios
  • Email address verified
3 reviews

Apr 9 - 15, 2023
Group size: 6 - 25

About this trip

On this retreat, you will be guided to tap into what you love and and what brings you joy. You will rediscover the awe and wonder of feeling childlike and at home in your body and heart.


In the magical pueblo of Yelapa, where there are no cars and we arrive by boat, we will practice, play, and explore. This retreat is designed to set the conditions so that you experience a complete nervous system reboot. Daily practice, the ocean, peaceful surroundings, and good company will peel away layers of tension and worry and leave you feeling open, spacious, and energized. When the conditions are set in this way and life obligations set aside for a time, a feeling of easy freedom is allowed to enter, which you can take home and infuse back into your life.


Within walking distance of our oceanfront retreat center are beachside restaurants, waterfalls, horseback riding, and village walks. You will be surrounded at all times by Banderas Bay, where you can snorkel, swim and kayak right outside your front door. 


Accessibility is a huge priority for us. We are offering two partial scholarships. In terms of mobility requirements, please note that the retreat center and the town of Yelapa itself are filled with steps, hills, and uneven sidewalks. Because of the nature of our surroundings, please message us if you have concerns about your mobility needs. We will work hard to ensure the retreat works for everyone who wants to come! 

About Katy Cryer

Katy is the founder and director of Square One Yoga, a small, independent chain of yoga studios in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also the author of Yoga for Addiction: Using Yoga and the Twelve Steps to Find Peace in the Present Moment. Katy’s founding mission for Square One Yoga is the same mission for her writing: to present and teach yoga in a way that is accessible and unintimidating for every body. www.katycryer.com


About Gillian Hull

Gillian (ERYT 200, RYT 500, C-IAYT) credits the deep, internal practice of yoga with supporting her during a long illness and recovery, teaching her patience, determination, and compassion. She finds joy in offering multidimensional classes that give students many ways to explore self and connection, weaving yoga philosophy, breath, mudra, and mantra into the structure provided by the physical practice. Ultimately, she hopes students will use the time on the mat to honor their own experiences and learn more about themselves. www.gillianhullyoga.com

What’s included

  • 6 nights accommodation
    Pura Vida Wellness Retreat is a non-profit, non-denominational, spiritual, health-focused wellness retreat center in a tropical, ocean-front paradise called Yelapa.
  • 3 meals per day
    Meals are primarily organic and plant-based, and always wholesome and nourishing. Specials diets can be accommodated. Pura Vida also has a juice and smoothie bar (not included)
  • Boat transport to Yelapa
    Group round trip transportation from downtown Puerto Vallarta to town of Yelapa
  • Yoga Classes
    Daily activities include morning meditation and two yoga classes a day incorporating themes of gratitude, joy, and play. Restorative and yoga nidra classes will also be offered.
  • Hiking trip
    A group hiking trip to Yelapa town and waterfall
  • Beach gear
    Pura Vida has kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkels available for your use
  • Mini-workshops
    Depending on group interest, we will also offer sessions on mudra, mandala drawing, guided free writing, asana explorations, and kid’s yoga for grown ups

What’s not included

  • Flights/hotel in PV
    Please book flights to Puerto Vallarta for April 8 unless your arrival is prior to 9 AM. We will send hotel recommendations and those who want to can meet for dinner.
  • Excursions and Body Work
    There are plenty of free activities to enjoy, but if you like, we can arrange guided snorkel trips or horseback riding. Massage and reiki sessions will be available.
  • Alcoholic beverages
    Pura Vida is a sober environment. Drinks off-campus are not included.
  • Puerto Vallarta lodging
    Our boat will depart on the morning of April 9, so lodging in PV the night of the 8th is recommended.

Available Packages

Last minute booking for flexible folks

We are essentially sold out, but we have one person looking for a roommate and possibly one more dorm space. If you are interested in one of these options, please email katy@squareoneyoga.com to find out what is still available. Both options are ocean view with private baths.


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Ocean View Double/Single Early Bird

Open-air 2 queen beds with private bathroom and ocean view. Each participant will have a queen-sized bed with organic bedding. Can be booked as single.


Solo travelers: feel free to book and we will place you with a roommate. If you would prefer a room to yourself, please select single supplement add on below ($695). 


Sign up early and save! Regular price of $1995 begins 3/1/23.

$1,795
Deposit: $300
Jungle View Double/Single Early Bird

Open-Air 2 Queen Bed with a Private Bathroom and Jungle View. 


Solo travelers: feel free to book and we will place you with a roommate. If you would prefer a room to yourself, please select single supplement add on below ($395). 


OR with a friend and save $300 ($150 each). Please book using promocode JUNGLEFRIENDS.


Regular price of $1795 begins 3/1/23!

$1,595
Ocean View AC Double Early

Enclosed and air conditioned room with 2 queen beds with private bathroom and ocean view. Each participant will have a queen-sized bed with organic bedding. Please message me with roommate requests.


Sign up early and save! Regular price of $2095 begins 3/1/23.


(If the payment plan as set doesn't work for you, please pay the deposit to reserve your space and contact us directly to make other arrangements.)

$1,895
Deposit: $300
Ocean View AC Single

Small enclosed room with queen bed, air conditioning with private bathroom and ocean view. 


Sign up early and save! Regular price of $2595 begins 2/1/23.


(If the payment plan as set doesn't work for you, please pay the deposit to reserve your space and contact us directly to make other arrangements.)

$2,395
Deposit: $300
Economy Single #1

Open air small single room located above juice bar, with one queen bed, and bathroom outside. Economy singles are extremely limited, book early! 


(If the payment plan as set doesn't work for you, please pay the deposit to reserve your space and contact us directly to make other arrangements.)

$1,595
Deposit: $300
Economy Single #2

Open-air 1 full size bed loft with private bathroom and ocean view. Economy singles are extremely limited, book early! 


(If the payment plan as set doesn't work for you, pay deposit and contact us directly to make other arrangements.)

$1,995
Deposit: $300

Available options

Single Supplement (Jungle rooms)
$395
only 2 left

For jungle rooms only. If you are a solo traveler and willing to share, there is no need to pay the add-on.

Single Supplement (Oceanfront rooms)
$595

If you are a solo traveler and willing to share, there is no need to pay the add-on.

Extra Person in Group Loft
$650

Please add one for each additional guest.



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Square One Yoga Studios
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Square One Yoga is a small, independent yoga studio with two locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are committed to keeping yoga friendly, accessible, and affordable. We are a come-as-you-are studio; we love total beginners and we also love our veteran yogis who are looking for a friendly, down-to-earth place to practice. All are welcome! Start where you are. We have a place for every body.

Reviews

Beautiful scenery, Beautiful People, Nurturing Yoga, New Friends. Awesome healthy food, and sleep with ocean waves. I came home refreshed. Katy and Gillian were welcoming and fun.
By Jeanne O for Back to the Heart: Peace, Play and Yoga with Katy Cryer & Gillian Hull on May 18, 2023
Katy/Square One delivered yet another amazing Yoga week in Yelapa! With the addition of her co-yogi Gillian, the experience definitely soared with additional workshops and individual attention! The food was delicious, healthy and inventive. And satisfying. The accommodations were lovely and has great potential. The establishment could/should make easy improvements so guests have a comfortable stay. And have paddle boards/ kayaks available on property as their site states. I returned refreshed and recharged and grateful for the experience that Katy and Gillian provided as instructors, mentors, friends. Sante sante sante!
By cynthia s for Back to the Heart: Peace, Play and Yoga with Katy Cryer & Gillian Hull on Apr 24, 2023
Thank you to Katy and Gillian for an amazing retreat. The meditations every morning at 7am were the perfect way to start each day. There were multiple options for yoga practice including Yoga Nidra and restorative. Each session I attended was supportive and flexible to accommodate various skill levels and each person's capacity. I participated in the workshops and learned so much about mudras, mandalas, and breathing. The location was exquisite. I will definitely do this again!
By Cathy D for Back to the Heart: Peace, Play and Yoga with Katy Cryer & Gillian Hull on Apr 24, 2023