Revitalizing Yoga and Barre Retreat

Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico

CB
21 reviews
Mar 16 - 21, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25
Revitalizing Yoga and Barre Retreat
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico

21 reviews

$1950
Deposit: $1000
Mar 16 - 21, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Take a trip with me, Jackie Gladney, to the beautiful Caribbean island of Isla Mujeres!  It´s all about the sun and sea, great food, relaxing in luxury, and of course LOTS of yoga in the rood top palapa!


This trip includes 5 nights, and 6 days of paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, massage, touring the island via golf cart, and relaxing on some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world.


We will meet for morning yoga daily, and have a sunset restorative session in the evenings.  The yoga space is open during the day for additional practice if you so choose!  


Revive yourself, defrost your spirit, and learn how to embrace the island´s relaxed vibe!  


The Specifics

In the description 

Morning 75 minute flow and guided meditation 

Daily yoga workshops 

-Ayurveda-The science of life - explore ayurveda through your senses in yoga practice then learn about your dosha.  

-Chakra clearing yoga practice - journey up the chakras and clear your energy

-Party Tricks - inversions and cool moves 

-All the feels- heart and hip openers. 

-Yoga nidra 

Optional daily barre class 



The Location - Casa Coco - Isla Mujeres

We dreamed for over a decade of creating a beautiful Caribbean sanctuary where guests could unwind, refresh, and immerse in comfort, tranquility and timeless style. A place where stress dissolves in the beautiful blue sea, sunsets take your breath away, and the daily grind returns to a welcome fragrance in the morning air.  

Welcome to Coco B Isla & Coco B Yoga & Wellness, a sanctuary on Isla Mujeres, the Isle of Women. The island is home of Ixchell, the Mayan Goddess of fertility & Healing, and one of the Caribbean's most wonderful islands celebrating the Mexican and Mayan cultures afloat on the crystal blue Caribbean waters. 

Coco B Isla is dedicated to offering a beautiful luxury yoga & wellness sanctuary where like minded guests will practice, relax, connect, and delight in the splendor of the sanctuary, the island, and beautiful region.

In that mission they have created a full service destination dedicated to offering a luxury all-inclusive yoga and vacation experience. 

www.cocobisla.com

 OUR MISSION:

TO DELIVER INSPIRATIONAL WHOLE HEALTH INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS IN A FUN, RELAXING, BEAUTIFUL, AND RESTORATIVE ENVIRONMENT

About Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a small island located only 8 miles off the eastern shore of Cancun. This picturesque Caribbean Island moves at an idyllic pace compared with Cancun, which you will feel crossing the bay. This makes the location ideal for inexpensive flights into Cancún International Airport and a short 20-minute ferry ride from Puerto Juarez. 


Placed directly in the Caribbean waters, it's no wonder that Isla Mujeres is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You'll think you've found paradise as you enjoy the balmy temperatures and relax on completely on the island's silky white sand next to the deep turquoise and blue waters. 


At just over 4 miles long and only around 1/2 a mile wide, it’s a tiny Mexican outpost with a Caribbean flavor and a special place in Mayan history. Spanish for "Island of the Women", Isla Mujeres was so named because of the presence of female stone idols found in temples on the island when Conqueror Francisco Hernández de Cordoba arrived in 1517. 


At the southern tip of the Island and the easternmost edge of Mexico lies Punta Sur, where the sun first greets the country each morning. These windswept cliffs are also the highest elevation on the Yucatán Peninsula. Here you will be surrounded by the remains of the ancient Mayan temple honoring Ixchel, the goddess of childbirth and medicine. Taking its cue from the temple, the Punta Sur Sculpture Garden was created in 2001, and artworks by both Mexican and international artists, created to reflect the great civilization of the past, are scattered across the bluff, making for majestic Insta-worthy views. 


Not far from the hotel, on the western coast of the island, you’ll find La Tortugranja, a turtle sanctuary that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The eco-warriors at the sanctuary have been protecting these marvelous marine critters for the past 15 years. There are six different species of turtle that nest on the island, and to protect a population threatened by fishermen who found egg-laying mothers easy pray, they surround turtle nests with wire cages and use their conservation facility to rear and release thousands of hatchlings each year. You can take a one-hour guided tour of the facility to learn more about its work, and there’s a small aquarium on site too, with seahorses, lobsters, crabs and plenty of colorful tropical fish to gawp at. You will have access to golf carts and plenty of free time to adventure and explore the sanctuary, among other Isla Mujeres attractions.


Adventure calls!  You will have an opportunity to jump right in with the local sea life, as well as a few less likely citizens of the deep, Isla Mujeres offers an experience that’s an inspired mingling of culture and nature. The Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA) is one of the largest underwater art attractions in the world and a scuba/snorkel experience unlike any you’ve encountered before. MUSA was conceived and founded in 2009 and is today made up of over 500 permanent sculptures including people, cars and underwater angels, spread across more than 4,500 square feet of the seabed. Built to demonstrate the interaction between art and environmental science, these sculptures now form part of a complex reef structure for marine life to colonize and inhabit and are slowly being claimed by coral, seaweed, and fish. At 8-10 feet deep, this is a perfect dive for beginners, and within reach of those with a snorkel and a large lung capacity.


With some of the friendliest locals in the Mexican Caribbean.  Isla’s diversity, from the fisherman, artists and musicians to divers, chefs and ex-pats, make up a community unlike any other. You'll have a chance to experience the easygoing charm of the people, mouth-watering Mexican cuisine, and local shops as you explore this most picturesque and peaceful paradise

What’s included

  • Luxury Accommodation
    5 nights luxury accommodation at the beach front Casa Coco. www.cocobisla.com
  • Five Gourmet Breakfasts
    Five gourmet breakfast meals, including fresh squeezed local juices, coffee, tea, and smoothies.
  • Four Gourmet Lunches
    Four gourmet lunches including local and organic produce and regional specialties
  • Four Gourmet Dinners
    Four gourmet dinners served comprised of the best local and seasonal island offerings, and with special attention to nutrition.
  • Golf Cart Use
    Thwo days access to a shared golf cart for touring, hitting the best beaches, cruising the eastern shores, and getting a feel for the local community. ( Based on four people sharing)
  • Excursion to Musa
    Guests will travel by private boat to Musa, the islands incredible underwater museum. There, guests will snorkel above 100's of statues and among 1000's of fish. *weather permitting
  • Massage
    Each guest will be offered a 45 minute massage, with the choice of the massage being in suite or near the sea.
  • Paddle Boards
    Unlimited us of the resort paddle boards
  • Kayaks
    Unlimited use of the resort kayaks
  • Lounge and Pool Access
    Full access to Casa Coco's outdoor lounge space and sea view pool.
  • Alcohol
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights
  • Off Site Meals
  • Snacks

Available Packages

Triple Occupancy
5 left
$1950
Deposit: $1000
Double Occupancy
4 left
$2250
Deposit: $1125
Single Occupancy
4 left
$2850
Deposit: $1425
$1950
Deposit: $1000

Triple Occupancy
Past Trip

Itinerary

Retreat Itinerary
Revitalizing Yoga and Barre Retreat

Sample Itinerary

7:30-9am Morning flow yoga and guided meditation in the palapa

9 Group breakfast

10 Private massage

10:30am Free Time / Pool / Beach / Kayak / Paddle Board

12:00pm Group lunch pool side

1:00pm Tour via golf cart of Isla Mujeres / Stop at Playa Norte

4:30pm Optional barre class 

5:30 Party Tricks Workshop 

6:30pm Group dinner

7:30pm Drinks poolside

Who’s Going

Who’s interested

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CB
Coco B Wellness Isla·Mujeres
21 reviews
Our mission: Deliver inspirational whole health integrative wellness in a fun, relaxing, beautiful, and restorative environment. We thank you for joining us in building and sharing our amazing life and pursuit with others... BREATHE · NOURISH · FLOW

Reviews

A wonderful opportunity to deepen my yoga practice in a gorgeous setting with a gifted and talented yoga teacher, Nina Yau. Nina knows her yoga and breaks down every movement into precise segments to make the poses accessible to everyone she teaches. Even better, she taught a variety of yoga styles, including a traditional Hatha sequence and mixed movement art of Budokon yoga. Coco B Wellness resort provided the perfect backdrop for our yoga retreat. We practiced on a rooftop Palupa with a view of the ocean and Isla Mujeres' natural beauty. The staff was very helpful, especially when it came to shielding our rooftop Palupa from ocean breezes. Kitchen staff prepared sumptuous food and every meal they served was spot-on. I couldn't have given myself a better birthday present as I enter my fifth decade of life!
We were beautifully greeted every step along the way. This facility is magnificent. Boutique in feeling, clean and contemporary in look and a staff to serve with kindness and desire. We were a small retreat yet we were treated as if the place was ours, we were home.
CV
I had imagined the perfect yoga retreat – challenging yet accessible classes, a master teacher who gives great hands-on assists, a sense of community among attendees, fresh fruit & seafood, a tropical island, and chill boutique lodging. Nina’s retreat was this and more. Challenging yet accessible classes by a master teacher: Nina is a master teacher. Her classes will challenge your strength, flexibility, and balance. But, she doesn’t just call difficult poses, she gives you the steps and building blocks to get there. For example, she offered building blocks to getting to Crow which no teacher had shared with me before. These helped me get closer to the pose, but also helped more advanced practitioners build additional strength to accomplish the pose with more grace. She also pushes you to further deepen your practice and transitions between poses. For instance, instead of launching yourself into Half Moon using momentum, Nina guides the class through an intentional transition from Warrior II, to Triangle, to slowly lifting into Half Moon. A variety of yoga styles: Nina is a teacher who has dedicated extensive time and rigor to her own learning. At our retreat, we practiced traditional hatha, vinyasa flow, slow flow, yin flow, yin (which targets fascia, tendons, and tissues through long holds), yoga nidra (a deep relaxation meditation sometimes known as yogic sleep), zazen (seated meditation), and budokon (a moderately paced style with martial arts and animal locomotion influences). Nina teaches each of these styles with ease, deep knowledge, and great hands-on assists. Beyond asana: Nina told us at the opening of the retreat that “this is not just a yoga retreat; it is also a wellness retreat” – and she Thoughtfully planned & well communicated: Nina is intentional about building a full experience. Everything from the location, to the accommodations, to the meals, to the daily schedule, to the sequencing of classes was curated, arranged and communicated with clarity and great care. A positive community between attendees: Nina fosters an environment of joy, inclusion, fun, and loving kindness. I didn’t know any of the attendees going into the retreat, but we developed into fast friends. This is in large part thanks to Nina. She designed the retreat intentionally with some group meals, an opening circle to help people get to know each other in a meaningful way, and by selecting a semi-private boutique hotel with space for the group to relax and mingle. Prior to attending this retreat, I had occasionally taken Nina’s classes. I admired her intentional cohesive classes and her joyful energy. Nina is a teacher who does not distance herself from her students. Coming out of this retreat, I am honored to call her not just my teacher but also my friend.
NY
My retreat yogi students and I had a fabulous experience as Casa Coco! Lisa, Jeffrey, and the Coco culinary team and staff were attentive and so welcoming. Anything we needed, we had taken care of. All of the restaurant recommendations on the island were absolutely delicious and fantastic. Wonderful spa and massage services anywhere on the property with flexible times. The food was incredibly fresh and beautiful. Definitely would come back again. Thank you Coco B team!!!
MW
I wish I was more of a poet to do justice to my experience here. Thank you Peter and Mitchel! I am profoundly grateful! I love all the yoga we did and I learned so much. Casa Coco is a gem! So clean, and tidy, and the staff are really very professional! The decor is welcoming. The food was delich! Sylvia, Lisa, Roberto, Kevin, and Emma are so thoughtful! When we came into our rooms and liked them immediately, we truly felt at home. Also, there's the rooftop purpose-build yoga spaces... 2 spacious palapas. (Thanks Mitch for teaching me that word!) Doing yoga in the open weather twice a day was a treat I quickly came to cherish. The roof's ribbing was available to suspend aerial yoga swings. The tranquility... I've been back home 2 days and I miss Casa coco, my classmates, and my wonderful teachers. This is a boutique operation of the highest quality. I sincerely encourage everyone to give it a chance.
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