Nature Immersion Yoga Adventure Retreat with Lorraine

La Paz, BCS, Mexico

BT
Mar 4 - 10, 2023
Group size: 8 - 14
Nature Immersion Yoga Adventure Retreat with Lorraine
La Paz, BCS, Mexico


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Mar 4 - 10, 2023
Group size: 8 - 14

About this trip

Immerse yourself in nature as we journey into the healing coastal desert of Southern Baja California Sur, Mexico.  This 7-day, 6-night wellness yoga adventure retreat with Lorraine includes 3 hotel nights (First night  & last 2 nights)  and 3 nights of lodging in authentic Baja casitas with a traditional palm-thatched roof,  natural construction, and comfortable beds. Surrounded by coastal dunes and the Sierra Giganta Mountain range, the eco-center provides two palapas for yoga and meditation that are lined with relaxing Mexican hammocks.  There are short walking trails with private access to the beach,  a shaded outdoor dining area, sustainable shared bathrooms, and hot showers all nestled among the coastal scrub ecosystem.  La Duna Ecology Center is the perfect beautiful setting where you can get back to nature and dive deep into your spiritual journey!  


While at La Duna Activities/ Excursions will include:  hiking, kayaking, SUP, snorkeling, good possibility to see sea lions, sea turtles, and small manta rays, swimming with the whale sharks (or view from the boat), Full Moon Ceremony, meditation, & of course yoga! You will be well taken care of with gourmet, nourishing cuisine and a Mexican cooking class will be sure to have you learning some secrets to Mexican cooking as well as delighting your taste buds!  Your Mexican cultural experience includes Salsa Dancing too!  Options for massage if booked in advance.


Next, we transfer to the Pacific Coast of Baja Sur Peninsula for yoga on the beach, a day of whale watching, and a possible dolphin encounter in a lagoon where grey whales mate and give birth before heading back north for the spring and summer months. This whale excursion is a not to be missed 'bucket list" experience; a night of hotel lodging on the beach & restaurant dining with views of Magdalena Bay and the freshest seafood and Mexican specialties!


Our final destination will be back to where we began in the beautiful seaside city of La Paz, Baja California Sur's capital! We will stroll along the 6-mile  waterfront promenade boardwalk that borders the Bahia de La Paz, meaning "Peaceful Lagoon" and enjoy the city's old-world charm and village feel.  The city is rich in historical heritage and Mexican culture. We hope to enjoy a beautiful sunset the town is known for, then enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner at a local specialty restaurant.


There is also the option to add on an additional day excursion to Todos Santos (and night in La Paz),  visit the famous Hotel California, tour the town, practice yoga with Lorraine on the Beach and enjoy a catered Palm oasis lunch on the beach, travel back to La Paz by van to enjoy one last sunset and night on the town before heading back home the next day. 


Wellness Yoga Adventure Retreats

Wellness Yoga Adventure Retreats are a wonderful way to get away from your daily responsibilities while immersing yourself in a beautiful setting, making new friends & knowing that all the details are taken care of for you!  Rejuvenate body, mind and soul!


Since 2011, Lorraine has been teaching yoga as a means to connect with yoga students.  Since 2016, she has been leading adventure retreats.  Click here  to learn more about past retreats she has led! She generously offers modifications to meet your unique needs and encourages you to make the practice your own.  Finding your connection to Self, to Nature, her intention is to help you find santosha (peace & contentment) and samadhi (bliss) through the practice of yoga. 


 We all need a reset, give yourself this gift!   

What’s included

  • Daily Yoga with Lorraine
    Morning meditation /energizing yoga and afternoon calming Yin yoga as schedule allows.
  • Gourmet meals
    6 Dinners, 5 Lunches & 5 Breakfasts -Plant-based healthy gourmet menu with optional free-range eggs, chicken or responsibly-sourced seafood.
  • Accommodations
    Shared lodging in natural-made cozy casita (3 nights), (3 nights hotel lodging). Private casitas are not available please email YogaWithLorraine13@gmail.com for help finding a roommate for casitas.
  • Whale Watching
    Journey to the Pacific coast for a not to be missed overnight encounter with grey whales.
  • Guided Nature immersion
    Guided hikes through mountain canyons, underwater snorkel exploration of colorful reefs, marine life, guided boat tour with endangered whale sharks and whale watching, coastal kayaking and dune walks.
  • Whale Shark Snorkle
    Swim with the largest, most tranquil shark in the world (or view from boat!)
  • Daily Mindfulness
    Daily Mindfulness Practices incorporated with the philosophy of cultivating a "Blue Mind".
  • Ground Transportation
    Round trip transportation in private, secured and sanitized van from downtown La Paz to all scheduled activities.
  • Full Moon Ceremony
    Celebrate the full moon around the bonfire as we set intentions to accept and release.
  • Water and snacks
    Unlimited purified water, Mexican organic herbal and caffeinated teas and organic Mexican coffee, and healthy snacks during the entire trip.
  • Airfare to Mexico
    Los Cabos International airport has shuttle service to La Paz (appox 3 hr; $45). La Paz airport has flights from Phoenix or San Diego via CBX with private transport (appox 15 min; $20).
  • Airport transport
    The two airports San Jose del Cabo (SJD) and La Paz (LAP) have safe ground transportation that we can help you reserve as an add on to your booking.
  • Meals not included
    Lunch in La Paz on whale shark day and breakfast on last day in La Paz
  • Gratuities
    Tips are customary and we provide an envelope for cash at the end of your trip. (appox 10% of your trip)
  • Massage
    Massage at La Duna Ecology Center is available as an add-on service *with notice
  • Alcohol/ Kombucha
    Baja wines, beer, Mexican tequila or mezcal fresh fruit cocktails are available for purchase at the Ecology Center
  • Souvenirs
    Artisanal souvenirs, including Mexican teas, coffee, soaps, jewelry, etc are available for purchase at the Ecology Center that support regional artisanal communities.

Available Packages

Shared Room (Single booking)
Available until January 4, 2023Sold Out

This package includes 3 nights in a shared (double occupancy) rustic cabin at the La Duna Ecology Center with a queen bed or two twins and 3 nights in a hotel room (private hotel option available as an add on).  Please indicate your roommate preference or contact Lorraine for a list of available roommate options. 

$2,380
Deposit: $750
Shared Room (Roommates Booking)
Available until January 4, 2023only 2 left

This package includes 3 nights for two people (double occupancy) in a rustic cabin at the La Duna Ecology Center with a queen bed or two twins and 3 nights hotel room.  This option is for two people booking together who will share rooms for the entire trip. 

$4,760
Deposit: $1,500

Available options

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Itinerary

Arrival & Welcome Dinner
Welcome to La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

¡Bienvenidos a México!  Welcome to Mexico!


After an exciting travel day, we will enjoy our first yoga session together in the city of La Paz.  In Spanish, La Paz means, Peace, which is representative of the feel of this small bayfront town.   La Paz is the capital city of the Mexican State of Baja California Sur with less than 300,000 inhabitants.  


Following yoga with Lorraine, we will enjoy a nutritious and healthy welcome dinner. Around the dinner table, we can share our yoga inspiration, our backgrounds, and our expectations.  We will meet our local biologist host and naturalist guide in a light orientation to our itinerary and logistics for our retreat.  


Our first night will be spent in a comfortable 3-star hotel in La Paz, close to our launch point for the next day's adventure following sunrise yoga.  


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Blue Turtle Sustainable
Ocean Mindfulness Inspired by Sea Turtles. Blue Turtle runs yoga retreats and mindfulness expeditions as fundraisers for endangered sea turtle research with small-scale fishing communities in Northwest Mexico. We promote wild responsibly-caught seafood only from our participating team of fishermen from our kitchens with love.