The Retreat with Catherine Gignac (March 25-30, 2020, 5 Nights)

Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Mar 25 - 30, 2020
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The Retreat with Catherine Gignac (March 25-30, 2020, 5 Nights)
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Catherine Gignac
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$1790
Deposit: $500
Mar 25 - 30, 2020
Group size: 10 - 24

About this trip

The Retreat is an opportunity to unplug, move your body, rest your mind, and reconnect with yourself at the core of who you are through vinyasa yoga, meditation, relaxation, and shared experiences with others who are doing the same.


In our four full days together, everything we do will be centered around these four themes: MAKE SPACE, CREATE CONNECTION, FIND SOFTNESS, GROW ROOTS. The goal? Leave for home with renewed confidence, refocused energy, and newfound clarity.


I have traveled all over — from Iceland to Morocco, Costa Rica to Greece, Colombia to California — and what I've learned is that Tulum is the place where I feel the most peace, the most joy, and the most connected — more than anywhere else, and I can't wait to share this magical, healing place with you.


Through my travel experience, I've also learned how to balance yoga, education, fitness, relaxation and fun to create a week that not just leaves you feeling reconnected with yourself but also with new likeminded friends.


You will watch the sun rise on morning beach walks, practice a strong power vinyasa and cardio focused flow each morning overlooking the jungle, enjoy fresh beachside meals, push your own boundaries in inversions and arm balancing workshops, taste the fresh ingredients of Quintana Roo in an authentic cooking class, learn to dance the salsa, and so much more.


We'll mix an immersion with the physical practice of yoga with all the right vacation vibes so you feel like you've recharged but also deepened your practicing and understanding of the asanas and your body. All yoga and group activities are optional, so you can curate the retreat that works for you.

Accomodations at Amansala Resort

Amansala is an all-inclusive resort and retreat center located steps from the ocean with four yoga shalas, a pool (rare in Tulum!), a dining room overlooking the water, a spa and plenty of loungers for enjoying the Mexican sunshine. The resort has an eco-chic vibe that comes with many Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice and Certification of Excellence awards, as well as many great customer reviews.


Choose the room type and situation that works for you. You can choose to reserve a private room or selected a shared room option, perfect for a solo traveler looking to share a room with a soon-to-be new friend, for a couple, for friends, or whoever else you may want to stay with. Just let us know in your registration questionnaire who you want your roommate(s) to be if you have someone in mind.


If you don’t have a buddy traveling with you, don’t worry. This retreat is designed for solo travelers to make new friends. As long as you’re comfortable sharing a room with another retreater of the same gender, feel free to book a shared room.


Please remember that in Tulum, resorts like Amansala have a more rustic vibe and aren’t like big-box chain hotels in the United States. The amenities at Amansala are charming and have so much character, we hope you’ll feel right at home.


For more information, check out Amansala's website and Trip Advisor.

Prices + Payment

*** THE FIRST 10 PEOPLE TO USE CODE: EARLYBIRD IN CHECKOUT TO GET $200 OFF.  OFFER EXPIRES JANUARY 18, 2020 AT 11:59PM EST. ***


The price of your retreat depends on the type of room you book. To guarantee your reservation, just pay your $500 deposit. 


If booking your trip more than 50 days from the departure date, a deposit of $500 is due to confirm your space. The remaining balance is due no later than 50 days before the departure date (February 4, 2020). If your booking is made within 50 days or less before trip departure date, the entire trip cost must be paid at the time of confirmation. Payment plans can also be may if necessary. Just reach out to catherine.gignac@gmail.com to discuss prior to booking!


Payments must be made through this safe and secure WeTravel page. If you pay via bank transfer, there is no transaction fee.. If you pay by credit card, 2.9% is added for Visa/Mastercard and 3.9% is added for AMEX.

What’s included

  • Yoga Classes + Workshops
    Each morning Catherine will teach about 90 minutes of power yoga often infused with cardio elements. We'lll also throw in inversions, arm balancing, and alignment work!
  • 5 Nights at Amansala
    You'll stay at Amansala Eco Chic Resort + Retreat, one of Tulum's most yoga-focused destinations. Each room has a unique relaxed boho vibe.
  • Three Meals a Day
    You’ll enjoy a delicious and health conscious menu three meals a day that always emphasize fresh, local ingredients. The culinary team at Amansala, is led by a group of talented local chefs.
  • One Offsite Group Dinner
    One night, we'll head out for dinner together to celebrate our new friendships and time together.
  • Authentic Cooking Class
  • Salsa Dance Lesson
  • Gratuity for Hotel Staff
    $12 per day has been added to your retreat cost to thank the Amansala staff throughout our stay.
  • Airfare
    You'll fly into Cancun airport.
  • Airport Transfer
    Amansala will arrange airport transfer, group yogis together based on arrival times. Cost will be around $50-140 each way depending on group size. This will be figured out about 2 weeks prior to trip.
  • Mandatory Trip Insurance
    We want you to travel with insurance to protect you in case of any emergency, injury or natural disaster. Proof of trip insurance is mandatory and more info will be provided upon registration.
  • Wifi
    Amansala Resort offers WIFI for an additional $25 / week. You can purchase upon check in if you wish to be connected while on your retreat.
  • Alcohol
    We love margaritas too! But it's up to you if and when you want to imbibe on this retreat and will be at your own expense.
  • Optional Activities
    Mermaiding, spa services, tarot readings, excursions to the Mayan ruins, shopping, etc. are on you!

Available Packages

Queen Bed in a Garden Triple
only 3 left
$1790
Deposit: $500
Queen Bed in a Double Room
4 left

A large room with two queen beds, closet space and sitting area set up comfortable to share with a friend or fellow yogi. Price is per person.

$1890
Deposit: $500
Queen Bed in a Beachfront Double Room

A large room with two queen beds and nice views of the ocean. These rooms have a large terrace and a lot of natural light. Price is per person.

$2090
Deposit: $500
Garden Plus King (Shared)

The Garden King room is a bright and large room with a modern twist with a king bed facing the garden. Perfect for one person or a couple or friends who are willing to share a king bed. Price is per person.

$1790
Deposit: $500
Semi Seaview King (Shared)
$1875
Deposit: $500
Beachview King (Shared)

The beachview rooms are located with nice views of the beach, rooms are spacious and have a large bathroom. These rooms have a small outside sitting area. Price is per person.

$1975
Deposit: $500
Best Beachfront King (Shared)

Our best beachfront rooms with large terrace facing the sea. King bed, large bathroom and sitting area. Perfect for a couple or two friends willing to share a king bed. Price is per person.

$2090
Deposit: $500
Garden Basic (Solo)
4 left

Our most economical room type, which are closer to the road and small, but still 30 seconds from the beach. The cheapest way to stay and have a private solo room.

$2150
Deposit: $500
Garden Plus King (Solo)

The Garden King room is a bright and large room with a modern twist with a king bed facing the garden. Perfect for one person or a couple or friends who are willing to share a king bed.

$2375
Deposit: $500
Semi Seaview King (Solo)
only 2 left

A charming room with a semi sea view of the sea, king bed, private bathrooms and small terrace.

$2390
Deposit: $500
Beachview King (Solo)

The beachview rooms are located with nice views of the beach, rooms are spacious and have a large bathroom. These rooms have a small outside sitting area.

$2590
Deposit: $500
Best Beachfront King (Solo)

Our best beachfront rooms with large terrace facing the sea. King bed, large bathroom and sitting area. Perfect for a couple or two friends willing to share a king bed.

$2790
Deposit: $500
$1790
Deposit: $500

Queen Bed in a Garden Triple

Itinerary

Wednesday
Arrival Day

Arrive in Tulum via airport transfer from Cancun. Transfer will be arranged by Amansala resort and is safe and reputable. The drive will take an hour and a half to two hours. Our first official time together is dinner followed by a short session introducing the pillars of our retreat.

Your Organizer


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Catherine Gignac
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I am a 200-hour certified vinyasa yoga teacher based in Pittsburgh, PA. I have taught at the Solstice in Times Square in both 2016 and 2017, lead #AerieREAL pop up classes around the country, created community in weekly classes since 2012, assisted teacher trainings, and lead a variety of workshops. My teaching is molded to mimic my practice. I focus on upbeat flows, long sequences that challenge patience, breath and attention, and heart opening variations that allow us to soften in all the places we tend to tighten — our joints, jaws, shoulders and our hearts. I often share the importance of facing vulnerability and honesty, both with others and with ourselves. Because when we can break down the walls we put up, stop telling ourselves stories to protect our truest feelings, and become truth seekers within and with those we care about, amazing things can happen. To learn more about my yoga background, visit www.catherinegignac.com/yoga

Reviews

The week I spent with Catherine in Mexico was transformative. She thoughtfully mapped out each day with an intentional theme for purpose and growth. She took time to workshop poses and inversions to deepen our understanding of the yoga practice. She provided an atmosphere of learning, relaxation and empowerment. We stayed in paradise, and woke up every morning to unbelievably serene surroundings of nature. I left truly feeling like I was fully connected and balanced in mind, body and spirit. She inspired me to go further than I've ever gone before in my yoga practice, and instilled in me a desire to keep the themes and lessons of this retreat alive in my everyday life. This is truly one of the best things I've ever done for myself, and I'm eternally grateful to Catherine.
What an amazing experience from start to finish. I was shocked that this was Catherine's first time leading a retreat, because it was well organized, the flow/schedule was great, the group was cohesive, and it had a relaxed vibe. The perfect balance of scheduled activities and free time.
It was an amazing retreat. Thoughtfully organized schedule, beautiful location, comfortable accommodation, super tasty and healthy food, drinks, amazing beach -- everything was perfect. It was equal parts of relaxing and fun.
The retreat with Catherine was fantastic! She did an excellent job coordinating all of the details of the trip to really make sure that everyone was comfortable and had a great time. Her itinerary was perfect - flexible, with something for everyone - and her yoga classes were great. I would do another retreat with her any day!