Om for the Holidays Yoga Retreat

Sayulita, Mexico

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Renee Gauthier
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3 reviews
Dec 16 - 21, 2017
Group size: 10-25
Om for the Holidays Yoga Retreat
Sayulita, Mexico

Renee Gauthier
  • Email address verified
3 reviews

$1481
Deposit: $300
Dec 16 - 21, 2017
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. 


Over 5 years ago I started organizing this December retreat as mindful, healthy alternative to the holiday hustle and bustle. I craved this kind of experience for myself, and realized that other people do to! And so the tradition of Om for the Holidays began. 


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


Finish up your 2017 with intentional health & wellbeing and 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. 


Sleep in magical palapa cabanas on a tropical hillside, just steps away from a private beach. Enjoy the rustic luxury of comfortable beds with hand woven sheets, oil lamps and candles for softly lit evenings, and a unique private bathroom with an open air shower that offers views of jungle & ocean. 


Eat organic gourmet meals in a beautiful open air dining room amidst the jungle canopy, overlooking the ocean. Eat breakfast listening to the birds, enjoy a quiet lunch at midday and linger over dinner while gazing at sunset. 


When is it? 

Retreat begins December 16 in the afternoon/ evening and ends December 21 mid day 


Where is it? 

The retreat will be held at the Haramara Retreat Center located in Sayulita, Mexico, 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. 


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

What's gonna happen on this retreat? 

>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, mostly vegetarian meals (some seafood is included). Enjoy leisurely meals with lots time to enjoy your food (no rushing!) 

>Hiking!!! The retreat center is situated on a hillside, so hiking to and from class, meals, and your cabana will be a continuous practice.

>Cooking Class

>Sweatlodge Ceremony (optional) 

>Journaling - writing will be incorporated into some of the yoga classes, so bring your journals!

>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 

Airport shuttle (approximately $15 each way) 

Spa treatments

Alcoholic beverages

Gratuities for housekeeping & waitstaff at retreat center

Additional activity

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 will be coordinated for you. The shuttle cost will be divided up between passengers. Approximately $15 each way 

Available Packages

Triple Shared Cabana

Three's company! Share a cozy cabana with 2 other friends. It's recommended that you have your roomies picked out before you sign up for this room.

Available until Jul 31only 3 left
$1481
Deposit: $300
Double Shared Cabana

Share a cozy cabana with 1 other person

Available until Jul 31only 2 left
$1630
Deposit: $300
Dorm Cabana

Share a cabana dorm with up to 8 yoginis (women only). FYI- The dorm room will be shared with retreaters from this retreat as well as attendees for another retreat.

Available until Jul 315 left
$1203
Deposit: $300
Single Private Cabana

Enjoy some precious "me time" in your own private cabana!

Available until Jul 31only 2 left
$2195
Deposit: $300
$1481
Deposit: $300

Triple Shared Cabana

Your Organizer


RG
Renee Gauthier
3 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 the other principles of 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

My daughter and I had a wonderful time. The setting was fantastic - a magical place. We were very well-cared for and the food was delicious. The group size was nice and lent an intimate nature to the experience. As always, Renee is a sweet, loving presence and skillfully lead the yoga classes and meditations with care and knowledge. The added amazing bonus of healing sessions with Nilou was phenomenal and life-changing. Honestly. What a gift. My only input would be that I would have loved for it to have been longer (Friday check-in, Sunday check-out) and that there was a written outline for the Retreat that we could reference. Having a basic outline would have been helpful for when down-time would be, meal times, and class/meeting times. All in all, it was a beautiful experience and my daughter and I would attend again. Thank you!
The Keys Creek Lavender Farm was a beautiful location for outdoor yoga and enjoying nature. The Lavender Farm staff was welcoming and did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable... from a tour of the property to the heathy meals. The sleeping tents made camping feel luxurious! Retreat activities were well organized yet flexibie. The four yoga classes over two days were well narrated and facilitated socialization with the incorporation of partner poses.. Timing of the classes was important to ensure participants were not practicing in full sun, especially in warm weather. It was a wonderful experience and I came away feeling centered and rejuvenated. Overall, a wonderful retreat!
RW
This was the perfect balance of yoga, relaxation, mindfulness, and amazing food. Both the location and the teacher were fantastic.