Om for the Holidays Yoga Retreat 2108

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

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Renee Gauthier
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11 reviews
Dec 15 - 21, 2018
Group size: 10 - 25
Om for the Holidays Yoga Retreat 2108
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Renee Gauthier
  • Email address verified
11 reviews

$1685
Deposit: $500
Dec 15 - 21, 2018
Group size: 10 - 25

About this trip

The Om for the Holidays Yoga Retreat is a healing journey of body, heart and mind for your holiday season. 


The  intention for this retreat is to provide the space and opportunity for you to:

Finish up your 2018 with filled health & wellness + to move into the new year feeling rested, energized, relaxed & focused. 


Immerse yourself in yoga, meditation, healthy eating, hiking, beach & pool time, siestas in the hammock, and lots of time to simply be.  


When is it? 

Retreat Begins:  December 15 (must arrive at Puerto Vallarta airport no later than 4pm in order to take the boat to the retreat center). 

Retreat Ends: December 21 around noon 


Where is it? 

The retreat will be held at the Xinalani Retreat Center,  located on a private beach in a small town named Quimixto, just 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR).  This tropical sanctuary is only accessible by boat and there are no roads for cars. So you'll really feel like you are getting away! 


What's gonna happen on this retreat? 


Yoga - Immerse yourself in yoga with daily morning and evening yoga classes. We'll practice in open-air yoga shalas overlooking the jungle and sea, as well as on the beach. The yoga will be all levels and will incorporate hatha, vinyasa, and restorative styles, as well as meditation.  Each class will build upon each other, weaving the theme of rest. renewal, and recharge into the entire retreat experience. We'll also dive into how to integrate these lessons and experiences into daily life + the new year. 


Eat - Nourish your body with amazing, fresh, locally sourced cuisine. Xinalani’s restaurant takes the folklore and tasty ingredients of traditional Mexican recipes and integrates them into healthy cooking specially designed for yogis. Meals will include vegan, vegetarian, seafood and poultry options, and special diets can be accommodated. 


Sleep - Xinalani offers oceanfront accommodations in spacious, open-air, palm-thatched cabins built on stilts. You will enjoy the closeness of the natural elements and the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from your terrace.  And to guarantee a great relaxing retreat, all beds in Xinalani have upscale pillow top mattresses, luxury linen, and gorgeous silky white mosquito netting. 


Who is this retreat for?

>This is retreat is for you if you want to:

>Press the reset button and recharge your nervous system

>Unwind from daily stressed and avoid holiday overwhelm 

>Return to a slower pace and remember your of inner peace 

>Be surrounded by nature and open space 

>Immerse yourself in precious "me time"

>Enjoy some digital detox and time to reconnect more deeply within + with community 

>Dive deep into mindfulfulness, play, laughter, and peace 

>Leave feeling more at home with yourself

>Enter the new year with more zest for life 

What’s included

*LOTS of yoga! Morning energizing classes + evening chill-out/ restorative classes. 

*All levels with suggested modifications for either a more challenging or gentle practice, depending on your needs. Class themes will be infused with how to live your yoga off the mat in everyday life. 

*Meditation - Guided meditations will be included with each yoga class. 

*Mindful, Healthy Eating - Delicious, nourishing, healthy Mexican cuisine. Vegetarian, seafood and poultry options are included.. Enjoy leisurely meals with lots time to enjoy your food (no rushing!) 

*Hiking!!! Xinalani is situated on a hillside, so climbing stairs and hiking to and from class, meals, and your cabana will be a big part of your retreat experience. And there are nearby hikes you can enjoy on your own. 

*Journaling - Writing will be incorporated into the retreat,  so bring your journal!

*Sunrise, sunset + star gazing

*Hot tub & pool time

*Beach time

*Time to sit, walk, journal, nap, visit, play, and simply be 


Not included

What's not included? 

Airfare 

Spa treatments

Alcoholic beverages

Gratuities for housekeeping & waitstaff at retreat center (recommended $15/day)

Additional activities

Before You Go

Most people fly into Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport (Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, airport code: PVR).


You will need a CURRENT PASSPORT for your trip to Mexico. A Driver License is no longer a valid identification document for travel to Mexico. 


No vaccinations are required to enter the country. 


Airport shuttle transfers are included in the retreat package and  will be coordinated for you.


 *You must arrive before 4pm on December 15th. If you arrive later, you will need to stay in Puerto Vallarta and take a boat to Xinalani in the morning. 


*Please do not book a return flight before 1pm on December 21. 

Accommodations

Xinalani has a variety of magical room options available. Which option best suits your needs & desires? 


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT  

Sign up by August 15th to save $200 

All prices below reflect Early Bird Pricing 


Casita - MOST COMFORTABLE AND LUXURIOUS ROOM WITH A/C AND PLUNGE POOL! Casitas have a spectacular ocean view and a unique zen-chic setting. All Casitas are 538 sq ft and have a private terrace, hammock, sitting area,  private bathroom,  closet, and luxurious amenities. 

Casita Single  $3,275

Casita Double  $2,375


Eco Chic Suite - PRIVATE AND SPACIOUS CASITAS WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS. With the best locations on the property, these open-air suites have the most spectacular ocean views and unique zen-chic settings.l Eco-Chic Suites have a private terrace, hammock, sitting area, private bathroom, and closet. 

Eco Chic Single  $2,825

Eco Chic Double  $2,075


Petite Suite  - COZY AND PRIVATE CASITAS WITH OCEAN AND JUNGLE VIEWS. Petite Suites are small casitas with a private terrace with ocean and jungle views, hammock, closet, zen sitting area and private bathroom.

Petite Suite Single $2,435

Petite Suite Double  $1,775


Deluxe Suite -  COZY ROOMS LOCATED NEAR THE RESTAURANT AND BEACH CLUB. Deluxe rooms are cozy and perfect for single travelers, two friends, or budget-savvy couples. They include a spacious bathroom, open-air shower and sitting desk.

Deluxe Single $2,075

Deluxe Double $1,595


Dorm (co-ed) The Big Palapa is a spacious, 880 sq. ft. dorm-style room with amazing ocean and jungle views. It has two luxurious bathrooms, and each bed has its own mosquito net, nightstand and a drawer under the bed. It’s the best option for budget-savvy and community-seeking yogis and travelers.

Single Dorm Bed  $1,385

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

All monies received, above the non-refundable deposit of $500, will be refunded if the cancellation is made on or before 90 days prior to the first day of the retreat. Cancellations made less than 90 days prior to retreat are non-refundable. If the participant does not show up, shows up late, or leaves early for any reason, no credit or refund is available. Trips are non-transferable. All yoga, meditation and other activities are done at the sole discretion of the retreat participant.  Participants assume full responsibility for any injuries or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of his/her participation.  

Payment Plans

Reserve your spot with a $500 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans are available as needed and payment schedule to be coordinated with Renee Gauthier.  Final payment to be made by November 1, 2018. 

What’s included

  • 2 yoga classes a day
  • Accommodations
  • 3 meals a day
  • Snacks
  • Airport transportation
  • Bonfire
  • Airfare
  • Spa treatments
  • Extra Activities
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Available Packages

Palapa Dorm (co-ed)
Available until Dec 15thonly 3 left

The Big Palapa is a spacious, 880 sq. ft. dorm-style room with amazing ocean and jungle views. It has two luxurious bathrooms, and each bed has its own mosquito net, nightstand and a drawer under the bed. It’s the best option for budget-savvy and community-seeking yogis and travelers.

$1685
Deposit: $500
Casita Single
Available until Dec 15thonly 1 left

MOST COMFORTABLE AND LUXURIOUS ROOM WITH A/C AND PLUNGE POOL! Casitas have a spectacular ocean view and a unique zen-chic setting. All Casitas are 538 sq ft and have a private terrace, hammock, sitting area,  private bathroom,  closet, and luxurious amenities. 


$3575
Deposit: $500
Casita Double
Available until Dec 15thonly 2 left

MOST COMFORTABLE AND LUXURIOUS ROOM WITH A/C AND PLUNGE POOL! Casitas have a spectacular ocean view and a unique zen-chic setting. All Casitas are 538 sq ft and have a private terrace, hammock, sitting area,  private bathroom,  closet, and luxurious amenities. 

$2675
Deposit: $500
Eco Chic Suite Double
Available until Dec 15thonly 2 left

PRIVATE AND SPACIOUS CASITAS WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS. With the best locations on the property, these open-air suites have the most spectacular ocean views and unique zen-chic settings.l Eco-Chic Suites have a private terrace, hammock, sitting area, private bathroom, and closet. 

$2375
Deposit: $500
Petite Suite Single
Available until Dec 15thSold Out

COZY AND PRIVATE CASITAS WITH OCEAN AND JUNGLE VIEWS. Petite Suites are small casitas with a private terrace with ocean and jungle views, hammock, closet, zen sitting area and private bathroom.


$2735
Deposit: $500
Petite Suite Double
Available until Dec 15thSold Out

COZY AND PRIVATE CASITAS WITH OCEAN AND JUNGLE VIEWS. Petite Suites are small casitas with a private terrace with ocean and jungle views, hammock, closet, zen sitting area and private bathroom.

$2075
Deposit: $500
Deluxe Suite Single
Available until Dec 15thSold Out

COZY ROOMS LOCATED NEAR THE RESTAURANT AND BEACH CLUB. Deluxe rooms are cozy and perfect for single travelers, two friends, or budget-savvy couples. They include a spacious bathroom, open-air shower and sitting desk.


$2375
Deposit: $500
Deluxe Suite Double
Available until Dec 15thonly 2 left

COZY ROOMS LOCATED NEAR THE RESTAURANT AND BEACH CLUB. Deluxe rooms are cozy and perfect for single travelers, two friends, or budget-savvy couples. They include a spacious bathroom, open-air shower and sitting desk.

$1895
Deposit: $500
$1685
Deposit: $500

Palapa Dorm (co-ed)

Who’s interested

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RG
Renee Gauthier
11 reviews
Hi! I'm Renee and I've been on the yoga path for....... 20+ years! I'd have to say my biggest yoga lesson has been learning to be present for the full experience of life; joy, pain, contentment, frustration, boredom, passion- you name it! And the second biggest lesson is that mindfulness and yoga are a daily practice. Yoga is really a way of moving through life more awake, aware, more present, and more at ease. As for credentials, I'm a certified E-RYT 200 yoga teacher, trained in hatha, vinyasa, restorative & prenatal yoga. I also have a degree in counseling which has been so essential to helping me understand how to infuse yoga off the mat in daily life I LOVE sharing the gifts of yoga because this practice has been ESSENTIAL to my own wellbeing. I truly hope this practice helps you as much as it helps me. Oh yeah, and I'm also a mom, love to dance, be outdoors, and live with my hubby beautiful daughter in sunny San Diego, California. renee@reneegauthier.com

Reviews

SP
This was my 11th retreat with Renee. She's a gifted yoga teacher who has the technical knowhow to train students on alignment while helping them understand the emotional and spiritual side of yoga. As a retreat leader, she creates an environment that allows people to connect with one another, creates the space for us to work through our "stuff", and teaches us how to bring that retreat feeling home through connecting with ourselves and one another. The work that she puts into her retreat is genuine, and she continues to be a support system for her students after the retreat. My life has changed since attending my first retreat with Renee.
SC
The location was serene and peaceful. The company was intelligent, warm, and loving. The food was healthy and delicious. The yoga classes were energizing and restorative, and deeply freeing. Renee is an all around wonderful retreat leader, yoga teacher, mentor, and a friend. If you can register quickly enough, you're fortunate and guaranteed to have a fulfilling and transformative experience. I can't wait for my next retreat with Renee. Thank you!
By Saerin Ally Cho for Hike Yoga Fun! on Jul. 10, 2018
AH
Renee held such a gentle and soft space to practice and connect. Haramara Retreat was simply stunning. I was able to immerse myself completely and live into the beauty of the jungle and seaside. I will be back. Namaste
WG
Great time with wonderful people and amazing food. The setting was fabulous! Thank you!!!
This was my first yoga retreat and it surpassed all my expectations. Renee did an amazing job designing a wonderful getaway from everyday life. I had time to relax, restore and grow with other like-minded women. The food was fantastic and the energy was light-hearted, fun and nurturing. Renee lead 3 completely different classes and took us on a hike. She also left time for an introvert like me to escape on my own. I don't know how I'll top this experience but I would certainly try another one of her retreats!
By amy maillet for Hike Yoga Fun! on Sep. 26, 2017
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