A YOGA & SPIRIT RETREAT OF SELF DISCOVERY

SACRED HEART OF SAYULITA, MEXICO

FEBRUARY 26th to MARCH 4th, 2017

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JOURNEY INTO THE SACRED HEART OF SAYULITA, MEXICO

FEBRUARY 26th to MARCH 4th, 2017

Beat the winter blues with 7 nights of pure bliss, fun and adventure as you relax and rejuvenate with this Yoga immersion in a gorgeous beach setting on the Riviera Nayarit.

Carla Wainwright - Sayulita - playaSayulita is a vibrant small Mexican town, with shopping, dancing, surfing, amazing food and warm, generous people. This is definitely one of my most popular, bliss filled retreats and guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime!

Together, us yogis will create a sacred space of healing, expressing, and living authentically by nurturing a community to allow each others spirit to dance with life. Through breath, movement and awareness we will cultivate deep presence, empowered to live wildly with a fully open heart.

 

SACRED YOGA THEMES TO EXPECT


This year’s focus is Journey Into the Sacred where we will explore the tapestry and tradition of Yoga through the insightful and transformational practices of asana, breath work, meditation and more.

Our practices will include yoga asana, pranayama, sensual Qi Gong, tantra, meditation and ceremony, all of which will allow us to achieve this deep understanding of ourselves. Practices will be adapted for every body and every level.

A Typical Day At This Yoga Retreat

Get comfortable, close your eyes and imagine waking up slowly, comfortable and carefree, the sun shining happily into your cozy and authentic digs. You put your favourite yoga pants on and step out into a paradise-like setting, with nature and wildlife surrounding you and a light breeze coming off the ocean, only minutes from your doorstep.

sayulita_2014_smallYou then walk a short distance to an energizing yoga class that focuses on pranayama (breath work), flowing standing sequences, and core strengthening. Afterwards, feeling rejuvenated and strong, you sit down with your new found friends (or old friends in some cases) to enjoy a healthy, colourful and gourmet Mexican brunch.

As the day continues, the hardest decision you will have to make is whether you want to relax at the beach or pool, go surfing, snorkelling, sea kayaking, whale watching, explore the surrounding jungle, enjoy a fabulous massage or take a siesta.

Later on, after some fun in the surf and sun, you will slip back into those yoga pants for another relaxing class that focuses on lunar Yin, forward bending, restorative postures, and guided meditation. Once we are finished, you will look forward to a night out in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, where you will meet the lovely locals, eat incredibly delicious food, and make many memories.

After the sun goes down and you back in your warm bed reflecting on your day, you drift off to sleep effortlessly, knowing that tomorrow brings you nothing but peace and tranquility.

4680501_origOften called the ‘crown-jewel of the Riviera Nayarit, sunny Sayulita is home to beautiful beaches, Mexican culture, world-class activities and more.

A charming fishing village, Sayulita has picturesque beaches, charming restaurants and great food. Unlike some other Mexican towns, tourists mingle with locals in a relaxed atmosphere, without the hustle and bustle of major touristy resorts.

5300Sayulita offers a variety of activities such as horseback riding, hiking, jungle canopy tours, snorkelling, fishing and of course surfing! Sayulita is widely known to surfers around the world, and there will be an opportunity to take some surfing lessons during your afternoons or day off. This is often one of the highlights of the retreat!

As the Lonely Planet guide says, “if you want a beach town getaway where you can abandon the car and truly chill out, Sayulita qualifies”!

Carla Wainwright - Sayulita - hotelito-los-suenosThis is my fourth year returning to the charming Hotelito Los Sueños, or Little Hotel of Dreams. It is truly a place to relax and enjoy the beautiful tropical seaside village of Sayulita. Located about a 10 minute walk from the village centre, Los Sueños is tucked away in a quiet part of town and is just one minute from the beach.

There are a variety of different rooms that are all tastefully decorated in a traditional Mexican style with ceramic tile floors. The hotel also committed to being green – where 40% of electricity comes from solar panels, all organic kitchen waste is composted, only biodegradable cleaning products are used and a minimizing of laundry and plastics.

The hotel also has boogie boards, bicycles and beach towels for use by all guests.

They staff at Hotelito Los Sueños are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Ready to help you with any need, the Hotelito team do everything possible to make your stay extra special.

Carla Wainwright - Sayulita - bedroomThe yoga studio is a beautiful, open-aired space with a natural rubber floor. The owner of the hotel is also a yoga practitioner and wanted to share his joy of practicing yoga in a tropical environment. The studio was designed and built with great care and attention for the yoga practitioner.

You can also check out their website for more images of their beautiful rooms and everything else that they have to offer.

4-honey-lime-sweet-potato-tacosEach day you are provided with fresh, light, and healthy brunches after every morning practice. As for dinners, I have chosen not to include some of the evening meals in the price of the retreat so that we are able to visit different restaurants and order as you like. I make reservations at some outstanding restaurants do we can try all the wonderful and delicious food that Sayulita has to offer. There is an opening reception the night you arrive, a cooking class with master chef Teddy Solano and then our final night celebration dinner at Hotelito Los Sueños.

Carla Wainwright - Sayulita - egg breakfast 2Mexican cuisine is known around the world for its outstanding flavour, creativity and variety. There is an incredible abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and more. You will eat well in Mexico, I guarantee! The only challenge will be to sample so many wonderful dishes.

Dietary restrictions such as gluten and dairy free are very easy to accommodate if needed.

Included at This Yoga Retreat

Along with 2 blissful yoga classes almost every day in a beautiful practice space, you will be able to enjoy the following:

  • a gourmet Mexican brunch after every morning practiceCarla Wainwright Yoga Retreat in Sayulita Mexico
  • a private Homeopathic consultation with me
  • a day off to go snorkeling, whale watching, hiking in the mountains, beach lounging, or whatever your heart desires
  • the chance to enjoy a private cooking class with a master chef
  • a Gong Bath experience with Kundalini teacher Ricardo Moreno
  • a one hour heavenly massage
  • celebration dinner & party on our last day to commemorate the joy filled experience you shared with your fellow yogis

What is not included: airfare, additional excursions, dinners on nights out (4), alcohol, transportation outside of designated shuttle times.

before November 15th : $ 1975 USD

after November 15th : $ 2225 USD

note: eligible* Canadians – until November 15th I will value the Canadian dollar at par!

If you are interested in additional Wellness Coaching packages, the additional special package prices are as follows:

  • Deep Focus Package: $200 USD
  • Heal Package: $1,387 USD
  • Awaken Package: $2,587 USD
  • Transform Package: $4,087 USD

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

I know budgets can sometimes be tight, but I don’t want this to stand in your way.  If you’re really committed to being a part of the retreat, but just can’t quite afford it, I do have a limited number of scholarships available.  To apply for a scholarship, just send me an email to carla.wainwright@gmail.com and tell me a little bit about your situation.

Tuition does not include the following:

  • Airfare
  • Some meals
  • Alcohol
  • Taxis outside of scheduled pick ups

* To be eligible for the discount, you must be a Canadian resident.

Heal, Transform and Awaken.

Who Should Attend This Yoga Retreat?

All levels of Yogis are welcome! Everyone moves at their own pace and I will ensure everybody is accommodated. There are no expectations during this yoga retreat; do as much or as little as you want. This is YOUR retreat!

I am ready to:

  • learn and take my yoga practice to the next level
  • laugh, connect and experience like-minded people
  • live with wholehearted abandon

I want to:

  • nourish, relax, and rejuvenate my whole being
  • bask in Mexican sun, surf, sand and food
  • break and unplug from the busy-ness of life

I am worth it!

Top 5 Reasons to Not Miss This Retreat!

REST AND RELAX

REASON #1

Being on retreat is about focusing on you. Practicing your yoga, eating healthy foods, slowing down and finding much needed restoration, relaxation and rejuvenation is so important. It helps remind us of what is most meaningful in our lives. The result? Getting inspired, hopeful, lighter and open to the possibilities in life!

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DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE

REASON #2

Our lives are incredibly busy and finding the time to practice yoga, or anything else, can be challenging. A committed week could be just what you need to rededicate yourself into practice and deepen your experience in breath work, asana, meditation and philosophy. Practicing every day you will notice the changes not only in your physical body, but in your mental state as well. Coming home afterwards, you might even be inspired to start a new home practice or take your existing practice to a new level.  

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CREATE COMMUNITY

REASON #3

When a group of people on a similar path get together in a beautiful place, new friendships are bound to happen! It is incredibly inspiring to surround yourself with like minded people from around the world and practice together. Coming together like this in community is sometimes the perfect mirror to remind us that, although everyone is unique, we are all connected.

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NEW PERSPECTIVES

REASON #4

When we step out of our regular lives, we can invest our time into contemplation, setting intentions for life, turning obstacles into opportunities and visioning our dreams. Experiencing the unknown is an accelerated way to grow and learn. You will have the luxury of time to do just what you want to do. perspective changing guaranteed!

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YOU ARE WORTH IT!

REASON #5

We can always come up with reasons or excuses for not doing something for ourselves. And we often find it easier to do for others without ever stopping and providing that same nurturing for ourselves! You, more than anyone else, deserves to be treated and taken care of. When we are happy, healthy and inspired, we can lead by example for others. Make this investment in YOU today, it will be one of the best decisions you ever make. 

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Carla’s retreat was extraordinary. The two daily yoga sessions nicely framed the day while allowing us time in between to do our own thing. Carla is an excellent teacher who really knows her stuff but is also fun and compassionate. I loved the extras too – cooking lesson, gong bath, salsa dance lesson, massage etc. My practice has already shifted and even thought I am “back in my life” I feel I will be able to retain the focus I left Mexico with. Thank you!

Alexandra Ewashen