Join us for a retreat at Casa Tara Wellness Resort in El Sargento, Baja California Sur, Mexico April 15-20, 2022! Your retreat leader, Lauren McHale, is a certified personal trainer, corrective exercise and group training specialist, nutrition coach and yoga instructor based in Northern California. Your experience includes daily workouts, yoga, meditation, self-compassion workshops, and plenty of free time to relax by the pool, swim in the ocean, or book a spa treatment. All of our healthy and delicious meals are provided by Casa Tara included in your trip cost.
Lauren has over 10 years of fitness industry experience as a senior instructor for SoulCycle in San Francisco, Yoga for Athletes instructor in both group and one-on-one settings, a personal trainer and group training specialist, and certified nutrition coach. Lauren's retreat program debuted at Esalen Institute in 2018, and elements of this curriculum will be incorporated into the Casa Tara itinerary as well.
How often do you pause and listen to your own internal dialogue? Our understanding of our relationship with ourselves is a key aspect to Lauren McHale’s wellness program. Combining the physical practice of group fitness classes with self-compassion workshops, Lauren facilitates an environment for deep self-exploration and interpersonal connection. The workout and yoga classes are designed for ALL AGES and ALL LEVELS of experience. The goal is to strike a balance between hard work and self-care in a way that feels authentic and enjoyable. The classes are a combination of yoga and strength-training exercises set to high-energy music that will help alleviate insecurities and leave your body feeling energized and restored.
Lauren’s success as a fitness professional is rooted in vulnerability and openness. Her coaching style is focused on taking the intimidation factor out of self-care and creating an environment for collective consciousness, connection and self-compassion.
Suggested reading: Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff.
Per person rates for this retreat are outlined below. Please book early to secure your preferred occupancy. A non-refundable $500 deposit per person is required to secure your space on this retreat, with the balance due by March 2, 2020 (six weeks prior to start date). After this date, payment in full is required when registering. Cancellations prior to 8 weeks of retreat date are non-refundable, with any outstanding balance fully payable. Since last minute injuries, illnesses, or emergencies do happen, we highly recommend travel insurance.
Fly into San Jose Del Cabo International Airport (SJD). Airport transfers can be arranged through Casa Tara; costs vary depending on the number of people traveling so we will do our best to coordinate group travel once we know everyone's arrival and departure times. Our program begins late afternoon on Friday, April 15th. Program ends at noon on Wednesday, April 20th. Please plan your travel accordingly.
We will do our best to coordinate group transportation from the airport once we have everyone's travel information. Upon arrival, please give yourself some time to get acquainted with the Casa Tara lay out and your accommodations. We will have dinner together followed by our first workout session. Our first night will be focused on a restorative and grounding practice followed by a guided meditation, ice breakers, and an introduction to our self-compassion workshops.