NAMASWEAT RETREAT 2021

El Sargento, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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Lauren McHale
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Aug 2 - 7, 2021
Group size: 1 - 24
NAMASWEAT RETREAT 2021
El Sargento, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Lauren McHale
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6 reviews

$NaN
Aug 2 - 7, 2021
Group size: 1 - 24

About this trip

Join us for NAMASWEAT Spring Break 2021 at Casa Tara Wellness Resort in El Sargento, Baja California Sur, Mexico August 2-7, 2021! Your retreat leader, Lauren McHale, is a yoga instructor, certified personal trainer and group personal training specialist based in San Francisco, California. Her signature class, NAMASWEAT, is a blend of yoga and strength training designed to help you strike a balance between hard work and self-care. Your experience includes daily NAMASWEAT workouts, yoga & meditation, self-compassion workshops, healthy and delicious meals provided by Casa Tara, and plenty of free time to explore the local beaches, restaurants, and nightlife. 


Lauren debuted her NAMASWEAT program in 2019 at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA which focused on yoga, functional strength training, active recovery, and self-compassion workshops. Elements from this program will also be incorporated into the curriculum for your stay in Baja. 

  

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 NAMASWEAT program. Combining the physical practice of group fitness classes with self-compassion workshops, Lauren facilitates an environment for deep self-exploration and interpersonal connection. NAMASWEAT is both a yoga and functional bodyweight strength conditioning class (designed for participants of all fitness levels) and an ideology: finding a way to strike a balance between hard work and self-care that feels authentic and enjoyable. The class itself is a combination of yoga and strength-training exercises set to high-energy music that will help alleviate insecurities and leave your body feel sore 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 embracing and celebrating your physicality and creates an environment for collective consciousness, connection and self-compassion. 


Suggested reading: Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

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.

Getting There

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 Monday, April 13th. Program ends at noon on Saturday, April 18th. Please plan your travel accordingly.  

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Choose from rooms ranging from private ocean view suites to shared occupancy garden view rooms with one, two or three other roommates of your choosing.
  • NAMASWEAT
    Daily signature NAMASWEAT workouts taught by Lauren.
  • Yoga & Meditation
    Daily guided meditation and yoga practice.
  • Self-Compassion Workshop
    Daily self-compassion workshops including journaling and interpersonal discussions.
  • Meals
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner take place in Casa Tara's ¨La Moringa" restaurant daily. Please provide any dietary restrictions prior to arrival.
  • Flights
    Participants are responsible for booking their own travel arrangements to and from San Jose Del Cabo Airport.
  • Transportation
    Casa Tara offers shuttles and private transportation from San Jose Del Cabo airport. Once we know participants' arrival and departure times we can organize group transportation.
  • Kahlal Spa
    Casa Tara is also proud to present Kahlal Spa, a unique holistic focus service spa is available to complement your experience.
  • Casa Tara Gratuity
    Rates do not include gratuities for Casa Tara staff (housekeeping, maintenance and restaurant).
  • Whale Shark Boat Day
    Boat excursion to go whale shark watching! $150 add-on includes tip and percentage donated to whale shark conservation.

Available Packages

Double Capacity Suite
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This shared suite includes two queen beds and one bathroom to be shared by 2 people (please book with a friend or your roommate will be chosen for you. If we are unable to find a roommate for you, you will be charged for the price of a private suite). Other amenities included: Wi-Fi (Can be turned off upon request) // Pillow-top mattresses with 350 thread-count cotton sheets // Beautiful custom crafted quilts // Private terrace // Air conditioning // Writing desk // Safety box // Chemical free - bath amenities // Daily room cleaning service.

$1,645
Deposit: $500
Private Ocean View Suite
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Facing the Sea of Cortez on a second story with a beautiful view, room includes one king size bed and one private bathroom. Other amenities included: Wi-Fi (Can be turned off upon request) // Pillow-top mattresses with 350 thread-count cotton sheets // Beautiful custom crafted quilts // Private terrace // Air conditioning // Writing desk // Safety box // Chemical free - bath amenities // Daily room cleaning service.

$2,100
Deposit: $500
Quad Capacity Queen Suite
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This garden level suite includes two queen beds and one bathroom to be shared by 4 people (please book with a total of 4 people for this room rate or your roommate will be chosen for you. If we cannot fill the extra bed you will be charged more for the increased room rate). Other amenities included: Wi-Fi (Can be turned off upon request) // Pillow-top mattresses with 350 thread-count cotton sheets // Beautiful custom crafted quilts // Private terrace // Air conditioning // Writing desk // Safety box // Chemical free - bath amenities // Daily room cleaning service.

$1,150
Deposit: $500
Triple Capacity Queen Suite
only 3 left

This garden level suite includes two queen beds and one bathroom to be shared by 3 people (please book with a total of 3 people for this room rate or your roommate will be chosen for you. If we cannot fill the extra bed you will be charged more for the increased room rate). Other amenities included: Wi-Fi (Can be turned off upon request) // Pillow-top mattresses with 350 thread-count cotton sheets // Beautiful custom crafted quilts // Private terrace // Air conditioning // Writing desk // Safety box // Chemical free - bath amenities // Daily room cleaning service.

$1,500
Deposit: $500

Available options

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Itinerary

Day 1
Journey to Casa Tara

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 NAMASWEAT 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. 

Your Organizer


LM
Lauren McHale
6 reviews
Lauren McHale is a yoga instructor, certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist and group personal training specialist. She has spent the last 10 years as a full-time instructor and continues to host retreats in various locations each year. Her signature class, NAMASWEAT, is a blend of yoga and strength training designed to help people strike a balance between hard work and self-care.

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
My husband and I both attended this retreat. Lauren provided exactly what we needed - a relaxing vacation with great workouts! It was my first retreat and I will definitely be doing it again in the future. My husband and I both loved being in such a peaceful, relaxing location, while keeping us focused on health/wellbeing/exercise. I know there was a problem with some in our group regarding the food, but that is on the resort, not Lauren. (Also, the food mixups didn't affect my husband or me... I loved ALL of the food! So healthy, so delicious.) I'm also so grateful for the group of people I met. Prior to the retreat I had never met Lauren or taken any of her classes. She was so much fun, so funny, and very welcoming of everyone! Attending the retreat facilitated immediate friendships with an amazing group of people. Can't wait to see them all again!
By Kaylie M for Lauren McHale Wellness presents: Casa Tara Retreat 2022 on 24 Apr, 2022
Its not often that a trip lives up to every expectation and more...but Laurens Retreat at Casa Tara was nothing short of incredible. It was a perfect mix of restorative yoga practice, high intensity workouts and of course LOTS of fun adventure time. Lauren has always had a way of intuitively understanding the needs (both emotional and physical) of her clients and she went above and beyond during this trip. For most of us, this was the first highly social/travel experience we have had since covid...and the connections and friends that I made during this retreat were as necessary for my well being as the workouts and relaxation time. I will definitely be returning for Laurens next retreat.
By Jessica G 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
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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