The Power of Circle

The Power of Circle

Throughout history women have come together to celebrate the sacred feminine and to support one another – during times of menstruation, to share in child care, to support birth, to cook together and to share experiences, stories, thoughts, ideas and prayers. These circles were nurturing, connective environments where there would always be a sister to lean on in times of need and a sister to dance with in times of celebration. The simple act of gathering to support one another became a potent ritual – transforming the mundane into sacred and connecting deeply with the feminine.
The advent of industrialization and an increasing emphasis on individualization in our more recent history led to a loss of these gatherings, and the wisdom that was passed down from generation to generation. Fortunately women across the globe are feeling drawn once again to come together and create circle, ritual and community.
If you are feeling called to experience the ancient art of circling and the power of the feminine, I invite you to join me and a sisterhood of likeminded women this September for a 3 day Embracing Shakti Retreat at Camp Friendship just outside of Prince George, September 13-16, 2018. I have been leading these retreats for more than 7 years and they are always one of the highlights of my year. Here is just some of what we will enjoy:

  • An opportunity to step into community and loving self care. And to get away from the busy-ness of regular life.
  • Yoga & Breathwork practices to dive deep into the inner landscape of our bodies
  • Tantric practices that help us open into juicy sensuality and get turned ON by life!
  • Learning about lunar cycles and how we can attune into natural rhythms
  • Ceremony and Sacred Ritual
  • Deep nourishment with gourmet vegetarian meals prepared by chef Rebekah Smiley
  • Abundant time to relax and explore the surrounding wilderness

Carla Wainwright - Embracing Shakti Camp Friendship 2018
If there is something in you wanting more, asking to be heard and realized, I encourage you to heed the call and seek that which you desire. There are just 4 spaces left for this retreat and early pricing of $625+gst ends on the New Moon August 11th. Full price is $700+gst.
Curious, interested or want to know more about how to make this retreat a reality? Drop me a note anytime.
“She remembered who she was and the game changed.” ~ Lalah Delia
love & pranams,
carla

2019 Yoga Retreat in Punta de Mita, Mexico

2019 Yoga Retreat in Punta de Mita, Mexico

A YOGA & SPIRIT RETREAT OF DEEP NOURISHMENT & DISCOVERY

AT VILLA ANANDA AYRUVEDIC SPA IN PUNTA DE MITA, MEXICO

FEBRUARY 23rd to MARCH 2, 2019

RSVP TODAY

Are you a yoga lover looking to rejuvenate your spirit and re-energize your body?

Are you ready to experience healing, expansion and cultivation of your life force?

Do you want to be more authentic, transparent and real?

Are you called towards deeper connection and compassion with yourself and others?

Then join Carla and an amazing group of like minded adventurers for a 7 day YOGA & SPIRIT RETREAT February 23 – March 2, 2019 at the gorgeous Ayurvedic spa Villa Ananda in gorgeous Punta de Mita, Mexico!

FEBRUARY 23rd to MARCH 2, 2019

 
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.
This retreat is just what you have been looking for if you want to rejuvenate, slow down, heal your body and soothe your soul.
Together, we will co-create a sacred space of healing, a space that will encourage you to:

  • Move and breathe consciously to cultivate deep presence and self-awareness 
  • Honour your journey as a human being and without judgement.
  • Love yourself and all your imperfections
  • Express yourself truthfully
  • Live authentically
  • Live wildly and with a full open heart

Villa Ananda is our destination! This private villa is located on the beautiful Mexican Nayarit Riviera, just a short distance from the well-known surf destination Punta Mita, and the quaint village of Sayulita. In addition to our nourishing yoga practices, we will enjoy a Temezcal sweat lodge, a shopping and cultural trip day to Sayulita, a massage, optional surfing, paddle boarding & Ayurvedic treatments, limitless fun and relaxation. This is my 13th year returning to this area and my annual Mexico yoga retreat is always one of my most popular offerings and guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime.
 

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, Qi Gong, tantra, meditation and ceremony. Practices will be adapted for every body and every level.
By the end of this retreat, you will:

  • Take your yoga practice to the next level
  • Deepen your experience in breath work, asana, meditation and philosophy
  • Have a calmer and deeper awareness of your mental state
  • Feel stronger inside and out
  • Gain new friends who will inspire and enrich your life through the memories you’ve made together
  • Feel more in control and connected with yourself
  • Feel restored, nourished, rejuvenated and at peace with your whole being
  • Achieve a deeper appreciate of the value of dedicated time with yourself
  • Probably finish the book you’ve never seemed to have the time to read
  • Get a warm glow (or even a tan!) and learn something new from the locals that you can bring home to share
  • Have many wonderful memories to laugh about, reminisce and share several months after the retreat
Carla Wainwright Sayulita Mexico Yoga Retreat
Carla Wainwright Sayulita Mexico Yoga Retreat Family
 

A Typical Day At This Yoga Retreat

Get comfortable, close your eyes and imagine doing this every day for 7 days
Envision waking up slowly, comfortable and carefree, the sun shining happily into your cozy and gorgeous 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, right at your doorstep.
You start your day in silence and join the group for some meditation and pranayama (breath work). Then a light breakfast of fresh tropical fruit, yogurt, granola, cereal, tea and coffee with friends. Later in the morning you enjoy 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 specially prepared vegetarian Ayurveda lunch. 
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, paddle boarding, whale watching, explore the surrounding area, 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 yoga class that is deeply restorative. Once we are finished, you enjoy another Ayurvedic meal in great company and possibly some meditation later on.
After the sun goes down and you back in your sumptuous bed reflecting on your day, you drift off to sleep effortlessly, knowing that tomorrow brings you nothing but peace and tranquility.
 

Punta Mita is a fishing village and luxury resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast. A stunning, jungled mountainous peninsula tumbles into the sea on a small peninsula on Banderas Bay. Offshore are the biodiverse Marieta Islands, with wildlife such as humpback whales and blue-footed boobies. To the north is the laid-back surf village of Sayulita (which we will be visiting!).
The beaches that grace the coast from here to Nuevo Vallarta – part of a larger 150km stretch known as Riviera Nayarit – are some of the best on the central Pacific coast. The water is almost always clear and aquamarine, the sand is white and the surf can get fun too. Punta Mita is surrounded on three sides by nine and a half miles of Pacific Ocean beaches and coves including Litibu Bay.
Punta Mita is at the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands. It is kept comfortable year round by gentle sea breezes, with average summer temperatures around 85 °F (29 °C), and 75 °F (24 °C) during winter months.
 

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From Mindy Reser, Owner of Villa Ananda:
 
 
 
We welcome you to the tranquil paradise of Villa Ananda for your Yoga Retreat. Our space is very distinct from most retreat centers. Being a private beach front Villa located in secluded neighbourhood of 35 homes, guests feel wrapped in the lush tropical arms of nature, cared for by the hands and hearts of conscious staff and therapists. The intimate yet spacious grounds allow guests to interact together and spend time alone as desired. The pictures don’t quite do the space justice. We constantly hear how guests are awe struck by the tranquil beauty and attention to detail all throughout. Come enjoy!
Villa Ananda is both a sanctuary and a very energized space.  The comment received by guests the moment they walk in is, “ah, it’s so peaceful here.”  There is a seamless flow from inside to out; fountain, bridge and garden inside, palm studded patio, pool and ocean view from every space outside.  Great attention is taken to detail in decor, caring for the grounds and likewise caring for our guests.  An amazing team of workers care for us all.

 
There are a number of gorgeous suites at Villa Ananda. Some are on the main floor, others on the rooftop. If you have a preferred room, I will do my best to accommodate your wishes.
Villa Suites

  • Chocolate Suite – 2 Double beds, private bath, patio, outdoor shower
  • Pine Suite –2 Double beds, private bath, patio, outdoor shower
  • Palma Suite – 2 Double beds, private bath, patio, outdoor shower

Rooftop Suites

  • Apartment – Queen bed, small bathroom and living room, beach front patio
  • Blue Suite – Queen bed, private bath, beach front patio
  • Green Suite – 2 Queen Beds, private bath, beach front patio

Spa Suites

  • Ocean Blue Suite – One or Two twin beds, private bath, beach front
  • Wood Suite – One or Two twin beds, private bath

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

 

 

 

Villa Ananda offers exquisite gourmet vegetarian Ayurveda cuisine. Fresh Seafood and chicken are available upon request. Meals served buffet style and dining outside under poolside covered patio. Beer and Wine available upon request at additional cost
We will enjoy 3 delicious meals per day:

  • Breakfast is beautiful continental cuisine daily: fresh tropical fruit, yogurt, granola, cereal, tea, coffee, may include hard boiled eggs; last day of retreat Mexican style Brunch with eggs available.
  • Lunch is main meal of day with protein option
  • Dinner is lighter fare to prepare the body for restful sleep

*On Wednesday we will have an optional trip to Sayulita for the day – meals out are not included.

10 AYURVEDA TIPS FROM VILLA ANANDA

Everyone who works at Villa Ananda has studied Panchakarma in India (the hardcore way), for years. They are die-hard and know their stuff inside and out. Here are a few of the principles they share with their guests:

  1. Ginger is a natural antibiotic. It also helps with digestion if you eat a few slices of fresh ginger about 10 minutes before your meal. This helps fuel the “fire” in your belly, which can then more easily digest your food.
  2. Don’t drink liquid during your meal, as it puts out the digestive “fire”.
  3. Some foods should not be mixed, as it’s harder to digest, such as sweet and savory, or raw and cooked. These should be eaten at least an hour apart.
  4. Everything in health begins with digestion.
  5. Cilantro will help with skin and acne, and natural chelation (ie. it pulls toxins and heavy metals from your body).
  6. Helichrysum is good for getting rid of scars. It’s a common medicine used in Mexico, and it’s effective.
  7. Turmeric pills will help with digestion and overall health.
  8. Drink a jug of water every day. Add some lemon to make it detoxifying. If you’re weaning yourself off of sugary drinks, you can sweeten it with honey or maple syrup.
  9. Rose Geranium balances hormones.
  10. When foods are as close to their state in nature as possible, that’s when they deliver the most potent nutrition.

 

 

What’s Included:

  • 8 Days/7 Nights of total relaxation in a gorgeous room at the spa Villa Ananda
  • 2 daily yoga classes (except Weds) in a beautiful practice are overlooking the ocean
  • 3 meals per day – vegetarian Ayurveda cuisine, fresh seafood and chicken are available upon request
  • A private Homeopathic consultation with me
  • A day off mid week to go to Sayulita, whale watching, surfing, paddle boarding, beach lounging or whatever your heart desires
  • A 1-Hour Heavenly Aromatherapy Massage
  • Temazcal – a traditional Mayan sweat ceremony
  • Celebration dinner & party on our last day to commemorate the joy-filled experience you shared with your fellow yogis
  • Transfers to and from Puerto Vallarta airport at specified times

What’s not included:

  • Airfare
  • Additional excursions & treatments
  • Meals while off site
  • Alcohol
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation outside of designated shuttle times

 

 
 

You may choose to enjoy some extra excursions and indulgences while on retreat. Here is a list of just some of what is possible during your week long get away:
 
 
 

  • Whale Watching & Snorkeling at the Marieta Islands
  • Surf and Stand Up Paddle Boarding (lessons available as are board rentals)
  • Bird Watching
  • Open water Dolphin free dive with local wildlife marine biologist

 
Villa Ananda is a renowned Ayurvedic Spa and has a number of incredible treatments available for guests. An aromatherapy massage is included in your retreat package, and you may also wish to book additional therapeutic treatments to make your week extra special. All prices are in USD and can be booked upon arrival. Services include:
Aromatherapy Massage Experience  
Natural oils, flowers and plant essences specifically blended are applied using a variety of massage techniques to meet your body and energy needs. Relax tight tissues and muscles, improve circulation, increase lymph flow and remove toxins from the body while the mind is guided into a state of peace.   1h 20m $110
Pinda Flow Experience
Deeply penetrating muscles joints and tissues, this Ayurvedic delight is a must for You! The body is first prepared with a warm oil massage then Ayurvedic bolises are used to massage each area. Freshly made rice with herbal blend of chamomile, lavender, orange peal and rose petals is tied up in a cotton ball, soaked in oil and applied warm all around the body. Six bolises are used interchangeably loosening tight muscles, lubricating joints and over all creating a harmonious flow of energy in your body. 1h 20m $150
Yoga Breath Massage Experience
This extraordinary experience was created by an Indian woman who masterfully blended Yoga and Ayurveda Massage. It utilizes a conscious breathing technique to assist in opening tissues to allow for the release of tension and toxins and energy to flow. Administered on cushions on the floor, open yourself to receive a medley of massage strokes with powdered herbs and essential oil blend, foot and hand pressure and Yoga stretches. A must for Yogis!   1h 20m $150
Thai Yoga Experience
A deep therapeutic experience focusing on opening and promoting the flow of energy in the body meridians using a combination of Yoga stretches, joint mobilization and sports-style deep tissue massage techniques. With essential oils, foot, hand and face massage, it creates an beautiful essence of openness and revitalization. Administered on padded mats on the floor in loose clothing. 1h 20m $110
Deep Tissue Experience
Wow…the anatomical and physiological knowledge of Therapist along with the power and grace of his energy makes this Deep Tissue Experience unforgettable. This is Deep Tissue with another level of consciousness that penetrates physically and energetically the tight muscles of your body. Enjoy! 1h 20m $110
Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultation  
A personal, informative and effective support program designed for your healing and health maintenance. A survey of health history, questionnaire and pulse reading is completed to access your metabolic body type and current imbalances. You will receive a holistic Health Plan including list of foods, herbs, essential oils and lifestyle recommendations to emphasize along with personalized herbal supplement blend. 60min $100

 
 

RETREAT RATES

My goal is to offer you a luxurious yoga retreat at a reasonable cost. I offer three price points (super early bird, early bird and standard) and I encourage you to take advantage of my early pricing discounts. In order to be eligible for any early pricing, the applicable full amount must be paid by the end of the special (i.e., Early Bird pricing must be paid in full by November 15th). All prices are in USD. I accept credit card and PayPal payments – for anyone paying with cash or by US Cheque or Money order, I will offer an additional 2% savings.

SUPER EARLY BIRD (until July 30th, 2018) 
  • Single Room (2 available) ~ $3,800 (FULL)
  • Shared Room (6 available) ~ $2,475
EARLY BIRD (until November 15th, 2018)
  • Single Room (2 available) ~ $3,950 (FULL)
  • Shared Room (6 available) ~ $2,650
STANDARD (after November 15th) & PAYMENT PLAN
  • Single Room (2 available) ~ $4,200 (FULL)
  • Shared Room (6 available) ~ $2,975

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. Please note that you are only eligible for a scholarship once.

Cancellation & Payment Policy

It is your responsibility to read and understand my cancellation policy. No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur and we encourage you to purchase travel / cancellation insurance to cover any unfortunate eventualities. Please note that because this retreat has limited numbers, it allows for a more personable, intimate experience, our non refundable cancellation policy is in place to ensure the highest quality of service and experience for all. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds for arriving late or leaving early are available. Deposits are non-refundable. Although 50% of deposit can be applied to another retreat with Carla within a calendar year. The final payment must be made 45 days before the retreat which begins  February 23.  If you sign up for the retreat within 60 days of the retreat starting full payment is required as soon as possible to secure you place. Contact me for any further inquires about my policy.
 

Heal, Transform and Awaken.

Carla Wainwrights Yoga & Spirit Retreat of Self Discovery in Sayulita, Mexico

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!

Carla Wainwright - what to expect doing Yoga in Sayulita Mexico

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!

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.  

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.

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!

YOU ARE WORTH IT!

REASON #5

We can always come up with reasons or excuses for not doing something for ourselves. 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. 

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

2018 Yoga Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico

2018 Yoga Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico

A YOGA & SPIRIT RETREAT OF SELF DISCOVERY

SACRED HEART OF SAYULITA, MEXICO

FEBRUARY 17th to 24th, 2018

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If you are a yoga lover looking to rejuvenate your spirit, re-energize your body and detach yourself from your day-to-day stressors, join me for a retreat of self-discovery in the sacred heart of Sayulita, Mexico.

FEBRUARY 17th to 24th, 2018

 
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.
This retreat is just what you have been looking for if you want to rejuvenate, slow down, heal your body and soothe your soul.
Together, we will co-create a sacred space of healing, a space that will encourage you to:

  • Move and breathe consciously to cultivate deep presence and self-awareness
  • Honour your journey as a human being and without judgement.
  • Love yourself and all your imperfections
  • Express yourself truthfully
  • Live authentically
  • Live wildly and with a full open heart

Sayulita is our destination! It’s a small but vibrant town — a hidden gem with picturesque beaches, charming restaurants, amazing food, shopping, dancing, surfing, amazing and warm generous people. It’s one of my most popular retreats and with the beauty of Sayulita, it’s guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime.
 

 

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, Qi Gong, tantra, meditation and ceremony. Practices will be adapted for every body and every level.
By the end of this retreat, you will:
 

  • Take your yoga practice to the next level
  • Deepen your experience in breath work, asana, meditation and philosophy
  • Have a calmer and deeper awareness of your mental state
  • Feel stronger inside and out
  • Gain new friends who will inspire and enrich your life through the memories you’ve made together
  • Feel more in control and connected with yourself
  • Feel restored, nourished, rejuvenated and at peace with your whole being
  • Achieve a deeper appreciate of the value of dedicated time with yourself
  • Probably finish the book you’ve never seemed to have the time to read
  • Get a warm glow (or even a tan!) and learn something new from the locals that you can bring home to share
  • Have many wonderful memories to laugh about, reminisce and share several months after the retreat
Carla Wainwright Sayulita Mexico Yoga Retreat Family
Carla Wainwright Sayulita Mexico Yoga Retreat
 

A Typical Day At This Yoga Retreat

Get comfortable, close your eyes and imagine doing this every day for 7 days – waking up slowly, comfortable, carefree and peacefully.
Envision 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.
You 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 yoga class that is deeply restorative. 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.

 

 
Often 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.
Sayulita 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”!

 
 
This is my sixth 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. There is now a new addition to the hotel with beautiful bright suites. Los Sueños is 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.
The staff at Hotelito Los Sueños are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. This is one of the main reasons I return year after year! Ready to help you with any need, the Hotelito team do everything possible to make your stay extra special.
There are 2 yoga studios that are beautiful, open-aired spaces with natural rubber floors. 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.
NEW this year –  you will be able to specifically choose the type of room you would like!
Each 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.
Mexican 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.

What’s Included:Carla Wainwright Yoga Retreat in Sayulita Mexico

  • 7 Days of total relaxation in a gorgeous room of choice at the Hotelito Los Suenos
  • 2 (almost) daily yoga classes in a beautiful practice place
  • Fresh, light and healthy gourmet Mexican brunches after every morning practice
  • A private Homeopathic consultation with me
  • A day off to go snorkeling, whale watching, Hiking, Beach Lounging or whatever your heart desires
  • A 1-Hour Heavenly Massage
  • A chance to enjoy a private cooking class with a master chef
  • Celebration dinner & Party on our last day to commemorate the joy-filled experience you shared with your fellow yogis.
  • Transfers to and from the airport

What’s not included:

  • Airfare
  • Additional Excursions
  • Dinners on night outs (4)
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation outside of designated shuttle times

Note: Don’t worry, you’ll be given plenty of recommendations and direction to the best local destinations and mouth-watering eateries.

EARY BIRD EXTENDED!! November 15th Now 1 December 2017 
SHARED ROOM (with 2 people)
SINGLE ROOM
after November 15th December 1st: all prices go up $350
note: eligible* Canadians – until December 1st, 2017 I will value the Canadian dollar at par! And NO GST!

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.

Cancellation & Payment Policy

It is your responsibility to read and understand my cancellation policy. No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur and we encourage you to purchase travel / cancellation insurance to cover any unfortunate eventualities. Please note that because this retreat has limited numbers, it allows for a more personable, intimate experience, our non refundable cancellation policy is in place to ensure the highest quality of service and experience for all. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds for arriving late or leaving early are available. Deposits are non-refundable. Although 50% of deposit can be applied to another retreat with Carla within a calendar year. The final payment must be made 45 days before the retreat which begins 17 February. If you sign up for the retreat within 60 days of the retreat starting full payment is required as soon as possible to secure you place. Contact me for any further inquires about my policy.
* To be eligible for the discount, you must be a Canadian resident.

Heal, Transform and Awaken.

Carla Wainwrights Yoga & Spirit Retreat of Self Discovery in Sayulita, Mexico

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!

Carla Wainwright - what to expect doing Yoga in Sayulita Mexico

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!

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.  

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.

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!

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. 

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

Yoga Retreat in Puglia Italy

Yoga Retreat in Puglia Italy

A YOGA RETREAT TO REDISCOVER YOUR INNER GODDESS

SEEPED IN TRADITION IN GORGEOUS ITALIA

APRIL 29th to MAY 6th, 2017

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JOURNEY INTO PUGLIAN PARADISE

APRIL 29th to MAY 6th, 2017

&

ROME & TUSCANY

MAY 6th to MAY 13th, 2017

 
Join me in Paradise in the Spring of 2016 for a week-long retreat dedicated to nurturing and expressing the divine feminine within YOU!
Together we will gather in sacred community to learn how to nourish, express, heal and cultivate our innate feminine radiance into our daily lives. Through breath, movement and awareness we will cultivate deep presence and empower ourselves to live wildly with a fully open heart.
And for those of you wanting to continue your Italian adventure, join me for a customized second week exploration of Rome and Tuscany.

SACRED YOGA THEMES TO EXPECT

In Italy this year we will be intentionally focusing on:
 

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Breath of Bliss
  • Tao Tantric Feminine Arts
  • Sacred Feminine Rituals

We will dive into the vivacious, juicy, divine woman inside you in a fully supported and embraced journey!

What to Expect At This Retreat

YOGA: When people ask what style of yoga I teach, I often say ‘Carla Yoga!’ This is because I integrate the many styles and learnings I have accumulated over the years into my own, personal offering to you. We will explore many different styles – vinyasa (flow), hatha and Yin postures during the retreat depending on the theme, time of day and what serves the participants best in the moment.
Carla Wainwright Italia Yoga Retreat Puglia ItalyTANTRIC FEMININE ARTS: Have you ever wanted to enter a deep journey into the mysteries of your own sexual energy? Together we will uncover the mysteries of our feminine sexual essence through subtle movement, tantric meditation, sexual Qi Gong and visualization. Our work will happen in a safe and sacred way that supports your own honoured inner body.
MEDITATION & BREATH WORK: Daily meditation practice helps to cultivate mindfulness and creates the space within to receive other practices at deeper and deeper levels. We will also explore Breath of Bliss, which is a breath work practice that connects you to your heart and helps you to align with your truth. My hope is that you will fall in love with these practices and make them a part of your daily life.
SACRED FEMININE RITUALS: Sacred ceremony is an essential gathering of community to support each woman to be a whole, healthy and fully embodied version of herself. The gift of ritual allows us to connect with our feminine nature, the Earth in her abundance and into the many gifts that the group shares together.
Carla Wainwright Italia Yoga Retreat Yoga Room

A Typical Day At This Yoga Retreat

Close your eyes and imagine yourself glowing and trouble free, laughing and enjoying stories with new friends, playing in the beautiful Italian countryside. You’ve already enjoyed a meditation and yoga class earlier in the day along with a delightful home cooked Italian breakfast and lunch and you are feeling relaxed and radiant.

The mid day stretches out before you to enjoy as you choose between reading a book in a lounger, sampling wonderful local foods, Carla Wainwright Italia Yoga Retreat Sacred Altarshopping in the village, taking a swim in the pool or just taking a walk on the beautiful grounds at La Rosa.
Later in the day there will be another yoga or breath work class to enjoy in a stunning studio recreated from a 17th century Barn House. Once the stars are out, you will join your retreat sisters again for another exquisitely prepared meal with abundant stories and laughter.
As you drift off to sleep listening to the crickets outside, you feel completely connected to nature and full of ease and peace in both body and mind. Your cup, now full, is brimming with possibility.

The Puglia (pronounced pool-ya) or Apulia region as it is known in English, is the most undiscovered and unknown region of Italy. With twenty different regions, Puglia is easily identified on the map as it runs down the east coast of Italy from The Gargano Peninsula all the way into the “heel of the boot”.
Puglia borders the Adriatic Sea and The Ionian Sea and in the south it kisses The Gulf of Toranto and The Strait of Otranto. It has a population of just over 4 million within an area of 19,345 square kilometres.
From the Lonely Planet: “Puglia is Italy’s ascendant region, a place where savvy travellers bored or worn down by the crowds of Puglia, ItalyCampania and Tuscany escape for something a bit less frenetic and manicured. Top of the list for prospective newcomers is the food. Puglia’s cucina povera is about as earthy as Italian cuisine gets without eating it straight out of the soil. Then there’s the exuberant architecture, best summarised by the word ‘baroque’ and exhibited in all its finery in the glittering ‘Florence of the South’, Lecce, and its smaller sibling, Gallipoli.

With the longest coastline of any region in mainland Italy, Puglia is larger than many people realize. In the north, the spur of land sticking out into the Adriatic is occupied by the balmy microclimates of the Gargano peninsula, a kind of miniature Amalfi with fewer poseurs. The Italian boot’s ‘stiletto’ hosts the land of Salento, a dry scrubby region famous for its wines, and bloodthirsty Greek and Turkish history. In between lies the Valle d’Itria, a karstic depression populated by vastly contrasting medieval towns that have little in common apart from their haunting beauty.”

 
 

carla wainwright la rosa dei 4 venti 1
 
La Rosa dei 4 Venti is a 14 acre property located between the Adriatic and Ionic Sea and is surrounded by the splendid nature of Valle d’Itria. It is a charming, family-run yoga venue – the perfect location for a week of yoga, sun, natural beauty and relaxation. La Rosa situated on a small hillock in the heart of the Itria Valley in the heel of Italy’s boot. (The nearest international airport is Brindisi). The landscape is rural and dotted with beautiful olive trees and vineyards, divided by pretty dry-stone walls.
carla wainwright la rosa dei 4 ventiThe main building is a 16th century masseria (farmhouse) that has been elegantly restored in typical, old apulian style with many of the authentic features still in place. All rooms are en suite with shower, toilet and basin. Each room is a different shape and unique is its own way as many of the rooms are traditional trullos, each unique and gorgeously decorated.
The grounds contain lovely gardens, a swimming pool, a wild forest and fields, and a tiny church. There is plenty of space to walk and be free.
 
Carla Wainwright la Rosa dei 4 Venti dinner table
Our cook, the luminous Puglian-born Ilaria, believes that food cooked in a bad temper and without love will make people sick! Our food will be lovingly prepared, strictly organic, vegetarian and wheat-free. (And there will even be wine with supper!). Here is a little more from their website:

The diet for the community of people of La Rosa dei 4 Venti is extremely important, as much as the yoga practice. Our cuisine follows the ph alkaline diet philosophy whose goal is to bring back to balance our organism through a healthy vegetarian diet mainly raw, organic, with low gluten, no dairies and wheat free. We serve our fresh, organic and seasonal products from our garden; we produce our own goat cheese and milk and we make our bread, pastries and pastas with spelt flour or no gluten flour like buckwheat. Our dishes are from the italian tradition but revisited by us following this diet by introducing some raw dishes at lunch and superfoods in our recipes. You won’t miss the Italian cuisine, simply you will taste it in a healthier way!!!!!

This incredible first week includes:

  • Blissful classes led in a stunningly restored 17th century farmhouse
  • Accommodation in beautiful and uniquely furnished traditional Southern Italian buildings
  • Three gourmet meals each full day at La Rosa
  • A private Homeopathic consultation with Carla
  • A full day’s excursion to the villages Ostuni, Polignano a Mare and Trani on the Adriatic Coast
  • Local market tour in Marina Franca
  • Private olive oil tasting
  • Luxurious massage
  • Celebration dinner & Party to commemorate the joy filled experience you shared with your sisters.
  • €50 voucher towards transportation to and from the airport.

Carla Wainwright Italian Coastline
Tuition does not include the following:

  • Airfare
  • Additional meals offsite
  • Alcohol
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Taxis outside of scheduled pick ups
  • Personal tours and any related expenses

 

BEFORE JANUARY 15th: from $2,050 USD

If you pay in full before January 15th, the investment for the first week of this amazing getaway is:

  • 2,870 USD for single accommodation
  • $2,375 USD for double accommodation
  • $2,050 USD for triple accommodation

After January 15th:

  • 3,270 USD for single accommodation
  • $2,775 USD for double accommodation
  • $2,450 USD for triple accommodation

Customized payment plans are available, please contact me for details.

 TOURING ITALY: ROME & TUSCANY

Let the adventure continue for a second incredible week as we travel from southern Italy to Rome and Tuscany.

First we will spend 3 glorious days in Rome! We will have VIP guided tours of the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican City and the Colosseum along with plenty of free time to enjoy one of the most magnificent cities in the world.

From there we will travel to Tuscany for four nights, enjoying the best of what the region has to offer: walking tour of Florence, excursions to visit some of the loveliest Tuscan towns, a trip to the natural hot springs at Terme de Rapolano for a spa day and of course wine tasting!

This custom tour includes:

  • Beautiful and comfortable accommodation in both Rome and Tuscany
  • All private transfers in our itinerary
  • Train tickets (Taranto-Rome & Rome-Florence)
  • Private VIP tours with English speaking guides throughout our trip
  • All private transfers in our itinerary & entrance fees for all planned tours
  • Daily full breakfasts
  • Three dinners featuring local traditional recipes
  • Gratuities and taxes on accommodation and all included meals.

Husbands, partners and friends welcome to join this spectacular second week!

Investment: Before Jan 15th from $2,995 USD, after $3,295 USD. Single room rates are also available.

To see full details of this incredible week, download the 2017 Tour Brochure HERE.

Carla Wainwright Retreat will visit Tuscany, Italy

Heal, Transform and Awaken.

Who Should Attend This Yoga Retreat?

This women’s retreat is designed to create an unforgettable experience with your sisters, but it also makes sure that you are able to have enough time to nurture yourself on a personal level and be able to explore the practices in your own way.
There is no minimum or maximum level that needs to be met in order to attend this retreat. Everyone will move at their own pace and I will provide different variations in order to accommodate every body. There are no expectations during this retreat; as long as you commit yourself to the practice, the rest will follow.

I am searching to:

  • find new meaning in my life as I get older
  • begin to recognize my indwelling power
  • embrace my sexuality in a confident, whole hearted way
  • find consciousness and discover the true self within
  • live with wholehearted abandon

I want to:

  • get our of roles that no longer serve me
  • discover what I want, I am no longer happy with the status quo
  • nourish and support myself

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!

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.  

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.

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!

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. 

I have been on a number of Carla’s retreats and I especially love her embracing Shakti retreats. The retreat is so rejuvenating and easy to attend due to location and pricing. She has such a gentle way of guiding you to meeting all the parts of you, the ones you love but forgotten and those you may have shamed but now have compassion for. Whenever one of her retreats come up it is hard for me to say no! If you are on the fence take the plunge you won’t regret it. With lots of love from my Divinity to Yours. Dr. Terri Aldred

Yoga Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico

Yoga Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico

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.
Carla Wainwright Sayulita Mexico Yoga Retreat Family
Carla Wainwright Sayulita Mexico Yoga Retreat

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.

Carla Wainwrights Yoga & Spirit Retreat of Self Discovery in Sayulita, Mexico

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!

Carla Wainwright - what to expect doing Yoga in Sayulita Mexico

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!

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.  

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.

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!

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. 

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

A Journey into the Divine Feminine ~ Yelapa 2015

A Journey into the Divine Feminine ~ Yelapa 2015

I’ll be the first to admit it – I have a pretty amazing job. Traveling to stunning locations. Hanging out with amazing and inspiring people. Diving deep into transformative practices. Witnessing opening and releasing at so many levels.  I just love that I get to help facilitate these journeys – on the planet and into the heart. I always return honoured and humbled by each and every experience.
I’ve just returned from the most magical week in Yelapa, Mexico. Returning for my 3rd year, 10 incredible women joined me on an adventure exploring the Divine Feminine in a tropical paradise. Here is a taste of our experience together…
We explored the breath – in depth….opening ourselves to receive prana – vital life force energy and the medicine from the incredible vegetation around us. We joined in ceremony, honouring the sacred feminine in each other and our connection in sisterhood. We moved our bodies – finding shapes of strength, softness and ease. We danced the dance of the ancient druids. We walked through the jungle opening ourselves into the smells and sounds of a vibrant environment. We honoured nature by creating an earth mandala. We learned that the feminine has many forms each needing to be honoured. We swam in the warm ocean and let the sand dissolve between our toes. We ate lovingly prepared meals and savoured each bite. We laughed. We cried. We sang. We gave ourselves permission to be authentic, to live wildly and with a fully open heart.
So much gratitude. And I can’t wait to do it again (and share my new spectacular location with you soon!!)