SEEK THE SUN 2016
Winter Yoga Retreat w/ Linda Meacci
The Villas on Troncones Beach
Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico
January 16 - 23, 2016
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THEME: SEEK THE SUN
Our theme for this very special week will be Seek the Sun. We will bask in the outer sunshine and warmth, and also reconnect with our own Inner Sun.
In addition to daily asana practices to physically challenge and invigorate yogis of all levels, our sessions may include elements of contemplation, meditation, journaling and discussion as we relax, reflect and renew in body, mind and spirit.
There will be a variety of yoga to choose from throughout the week, including vigorous guided vinyasa flow practices, focused therapeutic yoga sessions with detailed instruction, and more relaxed sessions focusing on a particular theme, such as inversions or balance postures. See below for a Sample Day's Schedule.
SETTING: TRONCONES BEACH and the VILLAS
THE VILLAS: The Villas on Troncones Beach is a gorgeous oceanfront resort retreat 30 minutes north of Zihuatanejo on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Each 3-, 4- or5-bedroom villa has single or double occupancy rooms with private or shared baths, a shared kitchen and common space with an open floor plan ideal for enjoying the ocean breezes. Take in breathtaking sunsets to the west and the Sierra Madre mountains to the east; take a dip and relax by the saltwater infinity pool; bask in the sun; lounge under the shade of the palapa; or walk, run and explore the beach, just steps away.
MEALS: Fresh and delicious brunch and dinner are provided daily, mostly on site at the Villas, with both vegetarian and fish or meat options. Meals feature authentic Mexican cuisine prepared by Villas Troncones' gourmet cooks, who will do their best to meet special dietary needs. Also included are two or three pre-paid group dinners at some of the excellent restaurants in town.
ACTIVITIES: Besides our yoga, there are many activities available, including:
- Walking, running and exploring the 3-mile stretch of golden Troncones beach
- The popular local "save the turtle" program, where you can help release baby turtles into the ocean---an experience not to be missed!
- Massages and local hot springs
- Surf and stand-up paddleboard lessons
- Kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, and more
THE TOWN: Just a short walk down the beach from the Villas is charming Troncones, a tiny community with a few tiendas (shops), beachfront restaurants, small hotels, B&Bs, the popular Café Sol, and a variety of yoga and surfing retreats (some of the best surfing in Mexico is here). The town is also known for its sea turtle release program—turtles are released every day from June through March (an experience not to be missed).
YOUR RETREAT, YOUR WAY:
relax, reflect and renew on your own terms
There will be a number of yoga sessions and other activities scheduled daily. A sample day's schedule is shown here (schedule and session content may vary).
Please do not feel pressure to do it all. You may participate in as many or as few sessions as you wish. This is your retreat---make it what you need it to be for you, no one else. It's important you allow yourself the time and space you need to relax and renew in body, mind and spirit. Go at your own pace. Honor your inner nudges and whispers, letting them guide you toward an appropriate level of activity, striking a healthy balance between community time and your own personal time.
Take time for yourself, and take advantage of all this place has to offer, a veritable feast for the senses. Feel the sand between your toes, the freshening breeze upon your face. Quiet yourself and sway gently to the rhythm of the waves. Breathe deep the salty sea air. Gaze upon the unspeakable beauty of an ocean sunset or the mountain's majesty. Be still, and let earth, sea and sky nourish the soul!
ARRIVAL DAY -- SATURDAY, JAN 16, 2016:
Room check-in opens at 4 PM.
Retreat activities begin at 5 PM.
DEPARTURE DAY -- SATURDAY, JAN 23, 2016:
Room checkout is at 10 AM, but you can stay on site longer to use the pool, enjoy the beach, etc.
TRAVEL DATES & BEST AIRFARES:
- Search a Range of Dates for Best Airfares:
When searching for the best airfare, consider arriving a day or two before and/or returning a day or two after the retreat. There can sometimes be a considerable difference in fares with a one- or two-day shift on either side of your itinerary.
- Extra Nights at the Villas:
If rooms are available, extra nights at the Villas before and/or after the retreat can be booked for as little as $50 per person for double occupancy or $100 for a single. In many cases, the savings in airfare realized from a one- or two-day shift in your itinerary can more than make up for any extra lodging costs. (Not to mention you get an extra day in the Mexican sun!)
- When to Book Your Flight:
Now is the time! If you see a good fare, book it.
OTHER TRAVEL CONSIDERATIONS:
- Retreat Venue: The Villas on Troncones Beach; Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico.
- Nearest Airport: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International (ZIH)
- Map It: Click here to see Troncones and ZIH Airport on Google Maps.
- Airport Transport:
Troncones is about 30 minutes north of Zihuatanejo via shuttle, which costs approximately $20 per person each way.
- Flight Considerations and Originating Airports:
*** We recommend you book your flights as soon as possible.***
In checking flight options, we have at times found lower fares and shorter itineraries (including even some direct flights) from locations other than our home airport of Pittsburgh International (PIT). Airports to consider include Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Cleveland (CLE), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SAN). For some of you, departing from one of these alternate airports---or others---might be a viable option.
- Extra Nights before/after the Retreat:
Depending on availability, you may have the opportunity to book a room at the Villas for a night or two before and/or after the retreat, for an additional cost. If there are no rooms at the Villas, there are options in the town of Troncones, and even more options in Zihuatanejo, which is 30 minutes to the south.
Seek the Sun 2016
FEES and PAYMENT INFORMATION
* Pricing Notes:
(1) The "On/Before 11/30/15" prices will be extended through 12/24/15.
(2) Single/Queen/Private Bath will be reduced to $2,000 through 12/24/15.
If registering before November 30, 2015:
A $500 deposit must be submitted with your completed registration form. The deposit will reserve your space, with the balance due by November 30, 2015.
If registering on or after November 30, 2015:
Full payment must be submitted with your completed registration form.
All payments are payable by check made out to Linda Meacci Yoga Instruction.
On or before November 30, 2015:
Refund will be given, minus a $250 cancellation fee.
After November 30, 2015:
Refund, minus a $250 cancellation fee, will be given only if your space can be filled from a waiting list.
HOW TO REGISTER
To request a registration form, please see below.
Seek the Sun 2016
REGISTRATION FORM / MORE INFORMATION
To request a registration form or more information, please use the form below.