Luxury Yoga Polo Retreat

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Oct 8 - 15, 2017
Group size: 5 - 12
Luxury Yoga Polo Retreat
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Oct 8 - 15, 2017
Group size: 5 - 12

About this trip

A wonder in nature, Buenos Aires is a pristine and picturesque city loved by travelers from all over the world. Satisfy your wanderlust and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture during this 7 Night Luxury Polo Yoga Retreat this October.

We will be heading to Argentina, and teaming up with our friends at the prestigious Puesto Viejo polo school in Buenos Aires. Renowned player, trainer and friend, Emiliano Blanco will be leading you on an exceptionally crafted week of polo training with his elite team - whether you are a novice or skilled rider, this polo retreat is for you!

Your week stay will be fully catered, with luxury accommodation, facilities and delicious Argentinean cuisine and wines. Plus you'll enjoy 2 nights in Buenos Aries city in cosmopolitan Palermo, where we’ve carefully designed for you the best of BA. Think cultural city delights, authentic Argentine cuisine, an evening at the finest Tango show in town, and of course some time for shopping :)

We'll be complementing our week of polo in Argentina with our yoga practice. We are thrilled to be partnering again with Michelle Barge from New York City, 500RYT of Hatha, but also an accomplished rider and polo player. Her immense knowledge, skill and passion in the art and lifestyle of yoga and horsemanship make her an incredible asset to this team. Michelle will lead you on a daily yoga practice, preparing and centering the body and mind for your polo training, and enlightening you along the way of the powerful connection between yoga, horses and riding.


 A stay at Puesto Viejo is an experience like no other. From the moment you arrive, you will feel transported. Set within a 250-acre estancia, this hotel room offers stunning views and a wide variety of activities to enjoy. Be surrounded by lush fields and manicured gardens, and find peace and tranquility the moment you step into this abode. 

Utmost luxury and grandeur can be experienced during your stay. The rooms are intricately designed and each piece of furniture was carefully thought out to give you the best hotel experience. The room comes with a huge and luxurious bed and the most beautiful interior design.

Puesto Viejo Estancia has 10 en-suite bedrooms, a large dining room, a drawing room with fireplace, a library, WiFi, daily housekeeping and turndown service, and laundry service. Plus a stunning clubhouse and luxurious 8 x 12 meter swimming pool which baosts a two-sided infinity edge, which overlooks pitch 1 and the stick and ball ground. 


All the meals served at Puesto Viejo Estancia incorporate fruit, vegetables, herbs and meats bought locally. From delicious breakfasts to organically reared lamb the chef can meet your every dietary need. Guests staying at the hotel are served lunch and evening meals outside under the trees or in the dining room. 

Breakfast is buffet style with fresh fruits and pastries, with optional eggs and bacon. The 3-course lunches and dinners offer a variety of typical Argentine dishes. Puesto Viejo Estancia regularly arranges asado lunches for guests, which include a variety of meats alongside other Argentine delicacies.

Afternoon tea is served in the drawing room every day in front of the fire and bay window during the winter or outside under the trees during the summertime. It includes a range of specially blended teas, homemade cakes and soft drinks.


Situated on the outskirts of the busy Buenos Aires city, Cañuela is a quaint town offering stunning views and breathtaking works of nature.

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s international gateway and easily accessible from North America, Europe, and Australasia, as well as other capital cities in South America.

The main airport used for international flights to travel to and from Buenos Aires is Ezeiza International Airport, about 35 km south of Buenos Aires and about 30min to our location Cañela.

Most domestic flights, as well as many flights to and from neighboring countries use the smaller but more convenient Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport, a short distance from downtown Buenos Aires.

Meet Your Polo Coach Emiliano Blanco

After many years of having travelled the world playing polo as a professional, developed new players, managed a polo club in the US, umpired professionally, tamed and trained ponies as well as having developed guests’ polo fitness, technique and game strategy at his own family run polo estancia. 

Emiliano now makes his home at Puesto Viejo, and we are thrilled to have him as our lead trainer for this retreat. working alongside Emiliano is Julio Casares, who hails from a family of polo players and polo horse breeders. Prior to his role at Puesto Viejo, Julio was the Manager of the famed “Mar del Plata Polo Club School” in Argentina. also Santiago Estrada, Santiago is the cousin of the 10 handicap player, Adolfo Cambiaso ranked the #1 player in the word. Santiago is a highly talented player (6 handicap) and coach.

Meet Your Yoga Teacher Michelle Barge

Michelle hails from New York City where she has been leading global yoga retreats since 2008, and practicing yoga since 1995 training under some of the greatest leaders in the field. 

Michelle teaches an integrated Vinyasa practice focused on proper alignment and building core strength. Michelle also brings a deep meditation practice to her classes having studied many forms of Buddhist and Hindu meditation. 

Michelle's passions and knowledge for polo, horseback riding, travel, fine foods and wine make her the perfect yoga teacher for this retreat and we are honored to have her join us again! 

Your Polo Training

You will experience a unique training program consisting of riding lessons, swing technique, game strategy and practice, followed by a polo specific fitness routine.

Our goal is that you will leave this week seeing how much you have achieved and improved with your riding and your polo practice day by day, and ultimately having experienced one of the most rewarding, indulgent and exhilarating weeks of your life!

specific training activities include warm up classes, hitting practice in the Hitting cage, riding lessons, stick and ball lessons, theory and game strategy and chuckers practice. you will finish the week with a mini tournament, argentine BBQ and trophy presentation to the winning team!

this retreat is suitable for all levels or riding, polo and yoga. Just bring your sense of adventure and a willingness to have fun!

Planning Your Trip

Please plan to arrive into Buenos aires city the afternoon of Oct 8, as your hotel check-in will be at 3pm. We will arrange for a car service pick up for you from the airport. 

Book your return flight for 3pm onwards on oct 15. We will have a complimentary shuttle taking you from the estancia to the airport (only 20min away) or to Buenos Aires City (30Min away) throughout the afternoon of Oct 15.

What’s included

  • 7 Nights Accomodation
    2 night stay in Buenos Aries city in cosmopolitan Palermo and a 5
  • Airport Transfers
    We'll be 30min from EZE airport. Making your journey smooth and carefree.
  • Polo Training
    5 days of polo training led by Emiliano Blano and his team at the prestigious Puesto Viejo polo school.
  • Yoga Class
    Daily yoga practice for each day of your 8 day stay led by Michelle Barge, 500RYT Hatha
  • City Tour
    Enjoy a bespoke city tour of Buenos Aires - experienced like a local
  • Tango Show
    Revel in an evening at the Tango, a cultural must-do for any visit to Argentina
  • Polo Perks
    Get spoiled with an evening at the Hurlingham Polo Club - Argentina's oldest and finest polo club. Plus an afternoon at the Tortugas Open, to watch a high goal game of the polo season.
  • Trail Ride
    Ride like a local with a trail ride at the Estancia with our Gauchos
  • Meals & Drinks
    All meals, beer and wines included (vegetarian and vegan meals available).
  • Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals & Drinks
    Any additional meals and drinks above what is served at each meal service, you are welcome to order separately.

Your Organizer

Vickie Mogensen
Hi there and welcome! My name is Vickie Mogensen. I'm the CoFounder and Director of Santa Catalina Retreats, together with my partner Sergio. We are a wellness travel company, curating distinctive and authentic experiencing for discerning adventure travelers like us, and you! We look forward to meeting you and hope you can join us on our next adventure. Vickie and Segio