Retreat to Paradise with Nicole Cronin & Guest Marlene Handler

Troncones beach, Mexico

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Nicole Cronin Yoga
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6 reviews
Nov 4 - 11, 2023
Group size: 1 - 22
Retreat to Paradise with Nicole Cronin & Guest Marlene Handler
Troncones beach, Mexico

Nicole Cronin Yoga
  • Email address verified
6 reviews

Nov 4 - 11, 2023
Group size: 1 - 22

About this trip

Break away from the outside world and experience a magical wonderland, perfectly placed at the beginning of November 2023- just before the winter months, when the weather is divinely beautiful and warm in Mexico!

Join San Francisco-based yoga teacher and owner of The Pad Studios, Nicole Cronin on a Retreat to Paradise in Troncones Beach, Mexico (the same retreat center she received her 1st yoga teacher training certificate in November 2012).

Present Moment is an exclusive oceanfront boutique hotel and yoga retreat center situated on a quiet, serene beach that’s perfect for long walks, horse back riding or just minutes away from great surf breaks, kayaking and eco-tours.

The healthy gourmet cuisine (including a full juice, smoothie and happy hour bar) and reasonably priced spa & wellness treatments make this location a perfect choice for a true retreat experience. 

Our morning yoga practice will consist of mediation, breath work and a steady & soulful Vinyasa Flow set to both the sound of the ocean and rhythmical music to take you deeper into your practice. 

Our afternoon yoga practice will be a nourishing mixture of Slow Flow, restorative and light-hearted dharma talks. 

Nicole’s teaching style is intentional & intuitive, she is a lead teacher in a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at her studio in San Francisco and has a wealth of yogic knowledge and beyond to draw from.   If you arrive on this retreat hungry to explore- we will weave in a myriad of themes ranging from the 8 limbs of yoga, anatomy, the energetics of yoga, chakras, partner assists and more!  You will also have plenty of time to stroll on the beach, go into town, nap, read, or take one of many surf or eco-tours that the Present Moment will arrange for you with their trusted adventure partners.

During our time together on the beautiful yoga deck with views of the ocean, Marlene Handler will be offering a few (optional) sessions dedicated to practices and education of the Pelvic Floor.  We will certainly have a dance party or 2 as well, and Live Music on the weekend nights!

About Pelvic Floor Workshops: (these workshops will be woven into our weekly schedule- they are encouraged but optional)

Marlene will be everything from a participant to educator during our week in paradise. She will bring presence and joy to everyone that decides to take a deeper dive into self-intimacy and pelvic floor health.

About Nicole Cronin~

Nicole Cronin began her yogic journey in 2007 when she started a regular Ashtanga practice with a long time student of Pattabi Jois- Larry Schultz of It’s Yoga, San Francisco. 


Years later, Nicole fell in love with the fluid, dynamic and soulful style of her teacher Janet Stone, along with inspiration from the crew at Laughing Lotus, kundalini teacher- Kia Miller and the alignment based gurus such as Jason Crandell and Harvey Deutch. 


After losing her fiance and breaking her back in a car accident in Bangkok, Thailand in 2012, Nicole has been on a mission to spread more love, courage, warmth, compassion and light-heartedness in the world through the teachings of yoga. 


Nicole also draws inspiration from many of her beloved teachers that span the realms of Buddhism, Mindfulness, Aikido & Leadership Embodiment.


Nicole has taught for Outdoor Yoga SF, companies and teams of all sizes and hosted retreats for over a decade. Nicole is also the co-owner of The Pad Studios in San Francisco, a boutique yoga studio that's known for it's light-filled, warm and urban sanctuary vibe since 2008.

Please NOTE:

The Present Moment Retreat Center will hold ALL rooms for our group until August 30th, then they start to open them up to other guests...so, reserve your space BY or BEFORE August 30th 2023 to ensure you can join us in the room of your choice!

About Co-host Marlene Handler~

Marlene Handler is an occupational therapist specializing in pelvic health based in Brooklyn, NY. 


She runs her own private practice called The Lifted Lotus. Her approach is grounded in nervous system and somatic awareness, lifestyle modification, and self-love. She is a passionate health educator and believes accurately understanding our bodies can be one of the most empowering things a person can know.

Not only is Marlene a truly amazing human and 20 year dear friend of Nicole's she was also a guest on a recent summer yoga retreat of Nicole’s in Costa Rica. As the students on the retreat got to know Marlene and learn about what she does professionally, everyone was fascinated, delighted and inspired to learn more from her. Every human has a pelvic floor, and many of us know very little about the pelvic floor and its functions. Marlene will shed some light on this mysterious, powerful part of our bodies.

Marlene will combine mindfulness techniques and breathwork with somatic body scanning to bring present awareness to various body parts, and more specifically your pelvis, pelvic floor, and root chakra.

Practices related to supporting the pelvic floor allow for increased circulation, energy, relaxation, optimal function, strength and pleasure throughout our lives.

What’s included

  • 7 nights accomodation
    Choose between a private or shared room. Daily Room Service.
  • 3 Meals a Day
    Dine at the Present Moment's 4 Star Restaurant- gourmet, fresh & organic cuisine for breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
  • Airport Transportation
    Round trip airport transportation will be arranged and is included. Present Moment Retreat Center is about a 45min drive from/to the ZIH/Ixtapa airport.
  • Coffee & Tea
    Coffee included in the AM, Tea available for an extra charge
  • Happy Hour & Smoothies
    Present Moment has a beautiful freshly made juice & smoothie bar open all day. Happy Hour as well. Juices, Smoothies & Full Bar will be charged to your room at an additional cost.

What’s not included

  • Airfare to/from
    You are resposible for booking your own flight to/from Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa Airport (ZIH). We will then arrange your airport transportation once we know your landing/departure times.
  • Travel Insurance
    Optional/recommended
  • Spa Services
    Present Moment has a full spa with a variety services. Deep Tissue, Thai Massage, Myofascial Release. $60 US/ Hour. Open Every Day!
  • Daily Adventures
    Present Moment can assist you in booking the adventures of your choice- eco tours, hiking to caves & waterfalls, kayaking, hiking, surf lessons and surf excursions
  • Laundry Service
    Optional

Available Packages

Shared Family Bungalow

Poolside open-air bungalows with a deck.


Enjoy your own bed, a large shared bathroom and share this spacious room shared with 2 or 3 others. 


*Note on Room: You can book this room with a friend(s), or I can pair you with other retreat guests of the same gender.  I have seen this work out beautifully on every retreat I have led in the past. Feel free to share anything about yourself when booking so I can pair you with someone who I feel you would enjoy rooming with. (i.e. I am going surfing as much as I can OR, I will be reading before bed in the evening:)


If you are booking with someone you'd like to share this room with, email me (nicole@thepadstudios.com) and let me know so I can arrange shared rooms accordingly


*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins and is also non-refundable. This ensures that we are supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you and recommended in case of unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these magical retreats come to life!


$2,449
Deposit: $750
Shared Deluxe Bungalow (2 person room)

Pool side, open-air bungalows.  Your own shared bathroom in the room. 


Can be set up with 1 queen or 2 single beds (include in booking notes if you have a preference)


*Note on Room: You can book this room with a friend(s), or I can pair you with other retreat guests of the same gender.  I have seen this work out beautifully on every retreat I have led in the past. Feel free to share anything about yourself when booking so I can pair you with someone who I feel you would enjoy rooming with. (i.e. I am going surfing as much as I can OR, I will be reading before bed in the evening:)


If you are booking with someone you'd like to share this room with, email me (nicole@thepadstudios.com) and let me know so I can arrange shared rooms accordingly


*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins and is also non-refundable. This ensures that we are supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you and recommended in case of unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these magical retreats come to life!

$2,599
Deposit: $750
Private Deluxe Bungalow (for 1 person)

You'll have this open aired bungalow all to yourself. The deluxe bungalows are Present Moment's signature room. 


This room is equipped with a luxurious queen bed, private bathroom, a large deck right next to the pool, and great ocean views.


*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins and is also non-refundable. This ensures that we are supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you and recommended in case of unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these magical retreats come to life!

$3,299
Deposit: $999
Shared Suite with Air Conditioning

This air conditioned suite has two luxurious single beds, a large bathroom, AC unit, great views and a nice deck!


You'll share this suite with one other person.


*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins and is also non-refundable. This ensures that we are supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you and recommended in case of unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these magical retreats come to life!

$2,749
Deposit: $999
Private Suite w/Air Conditioning

Enjoy this air conditioned suite all to yourself! 


This private suite is equipped with AC, a luxurious queen bed, a large bathroom, a great view and nice deck.


*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins and is also non-refundable. This ensures we are supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you and recommended in case of unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these magical retreats come to life!

$3,499
Deposit: $999


Itinerary

Day 1
Arriving Saturday November 4th

Room Check-In on Saturday, November 4th is at 3pm. If you arrive earlier, feel free to hang by the pool. We will have dinner together and do a light, gentle practice after dinner to allow our bodies to arrive fully.

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Nicole Cronin Yoga
6 reviews
Nicole Cronin began her journey with yoga in 2007 when she started a regular Ashtanga practice with a student of Pattabi Jois- at It’s Yoga, San Francisco. Years later, Nicole fell in love with the fluid, dynamic and soulful style of her teacher Janet Stone, along with inspiration from alignment based gurus such as Jason Crandell. Nicole has hosted retreats for over a decade and is also the co-owner of vibrant, light-filled boutique studio, The Pad in San Francisco. More about Nicole at NicoleCroninYoga.com & ThePadStudios.com

Reviews

Nicole is deeply thoughtful about her guests and their experience. Her teaching is present and attuned to students. It was a peaceful and nourishing retreat. I came with two friends and we all enjoyed ourselves together and time with the other guests. I think Nicole attracts interesting and kind people! Lumeria is dreamy.
By Olivia M for Lumeria Maui Yoga & Sound Healing with Nicole Cronin on May 01, 2024
I am grateful to Nicole for creating and hosting this beautiful yoga retreat at the Present Moment. It was everything I needed. It’s impossible to predict the impact a group of women who come together, open, vulnerable, powerfully seeking their truths—and what force this has on one another. I am grateful to each of them, what they brought of themselves and willingly shared this week. It felt as though we each came searching for answers our bodies already held. And gently, through movement and stillness guided by Nicole we created the necessary space we each craved and reflected back in a way so personalized that each of us could see, feel, and deeply know what we needed to do. At dinner, that first day of our retreat, Nicole asked us to consider an intention for our physical bodies and our metaphysical ones. We were invited to share and it was beautiful how we did. Over the course of our time together, as we got to know each other, build trust and become friends, each of us eventually did share our intentions. It was a transformative week that’s had a lasting and profound effect on my life. Thank you Nicole. I will be the first to sign up for your next beautiful retreat!
By Sandra F for Retreat to Paradise with Nicole Cronin & Guest Marlene Handler on Dec 20, 2023
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Retreat to Paradise with Nicole Cronin and her guest Marlene Handler was healing, transformative, and a divine human experience. Nicole's teachings are deeply and strongly felt, and aligned with the higher consciousness. The yoga retreat in its entirely was fluid with a gracious flow and spaciousness. Present Moment Yoga Retreat in Troncones Mexico was the perfect spot where nature and all its elements collide and are ignited. Nicole has contributed so much in the short time I have known her to my growth as a practicing yogi. The yogis that attended Nicole's retreat are extraordinary human beings and a testament to the yoga teacher she is! Marlene Handler, Pelvic Floor Specialist, is delightful and fun! Marlene's work is important and needed. She is an unabashed pioneer bringing awareness to this scared region of our bodies by giving women and men their power and joy; thereby, giving them a sense of safety, and security. Marlene's work is foundational for a healthy and happy life, and truly powerful beyond measure. Thank you both lovely women for your contribution to my healthy and happy life.
By Jade Z for Retreat to Paradise with Nicole Cronin & Guest Marlene Handler on Nov 27, 2023
Retreats have come a bit later in my life so I may be making up for lost time (not really, I have been on a few!). I’m simply sharing that whether you are young, middle age or senior, this spot really is paradise and Nicole’s yoga is offered with equanimity and kindness. All the classes are original with her supportive guidance and excellent playlists. The food, employees and surroundings of this resort are stellar and everything is carefully prepared for the guest’s optimal enjoyment and experiences. I seem to meet beautiful and talented yoga teachers in my life and I am honored to add Nicole to a handful of dedicated yogi teachers that give me so much joy and share their wisdom so generously. The added surprise of Marlene's expertise and enthusiasm for Pelvic Floor Heath made it the perfect teaching combination.
By Reva C for Retreat to Paradise with Nicole Cronin & Guest Marlene Handler on Nov 20, 2023
I knew this retreat was a “yes” for me from the feeling in my gut when I considered it: light, spacious, joyful. And that was a good prediction of how it felt to be on this retreat. Nicole has a talent for bringing together amazing women who show up for themselves and each other. Being in a place of such beauty, tranquility, and ceremony made this connection even more meaningful. And, the yoga!!! I’m flying home feeling peaceful and strong and very, very grateful.
By Sarah E for Retreat to Paradise with Nicole Cronin & Guest Marlene Handler on Nov 14, 2023
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Hands down, best investment I have made in myself in the past 5 years! I’ve had the pleasure to practice with Nicole at The Pad studios for almost a decade. After dreaming of joining one of her retreats, I finally committed to the Retreat to Paradise in Troncones, MX. The experience helped me slow down from the many hats I wear at home (mostly mama of two). I was able to nourish my body and soul with movement, healthy food, and nature. All while making new friendships. Nicole is simply amazing. I appreciate the wisdom she offers as she opens each class and she has a gift of reading the room and offering a practice that you’ll feel connected with each time. 100% recommend. You will thank yourself later!
By Vanessa V on 26 Nov, 2023