SEEK THE SUN 2017
Winter Yoga Retreat w/ Linda
The Villas on Troncones Beach
Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico
January 21 - 28, 2017
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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.
YOGA OFFERINGS (all levels welcome)
... "the yoga lover's yoga retreat"
Linda offers "the yoga lover's yoga retreat." Each day, there is a variety of yoga and reflection/discussion offered (at least three sessions daily), so each person can find something that resonates and nourishes. Throughout the week there will be opportunities for:
- Sunrise Beach Contemplation
- Early Morning Vinyasa Flow
- Mid-morning Therapeutic Yoga
- Late Afternoon/Sunset Practices
- Discussion and Reflection
- Journaling; solitude in nature; and walking meditation
SETTING: TRONCONES BEACH and the VILLAS
THE VILLAS: The Villas on Troncones Beach is a gorgeous oceanfront retreat 30 minutes north of Zihuatanejo on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Each villa has multiple single- or double-occupancy bedrooms 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 and other cuisine prepared by Villas Troncones' gourmet cooks, who will do their best to meet special dietary needs. We may on occasion have a group dinner at a local restaurant (at no additional cost).
ACTIVITIES: Besides our yoga, there are many activities available, including:
- Walking, running and exploring the 3-mile stretch of golden Troncones beach
- Visiting the local sea turtle sanctuary at Roberto's Bistro, where you can watch and 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, cafes, and a variety of yoga and surfing retreats (some of the best surfing in Mexico is here).
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, so make it what it needs to be for you, no one else. It's important that you allow yourself time and space to relax and renew in body, mind and spirit. Go at your own pace. Honor your inner nudges and whispers and let 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 transcendent 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 21, 2017:
Room check-in opens at 4 PM.
Retreat activities begin at 5 PM.
DEPARTURE DAY -- SATURDAY, JAN 28, 2017:
Room checkout is at 10 AM, but you can stay on site longer to use the pool, enjoy the beach, etc.
- 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. The cost for a shuttle is $25-30 per person each way.
A NOTE REGARDING AIRFARES:
In general, airfares do not fluctuate much for flights to and from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International airport (ZIH). We tracked fares over the course of 18 months, particularly for flights originating in Pittsburgh, and found that there was little or no variance in price for any given itinerary. So the timing of your purchase most likely will not impact your price, but the itinerary you select will (day and time, flight duration, originating airport, etc.).
Alternate Airports for Departure: In checking flight options, we have found lower fares and shorter itineraries into ZIH (including some direct flights) from locations other than our home airport of Pittsburgh International (PIT). It may be worthwhile to check fares for departures from the following airports, if any of these would be a viable option for you: Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Cleveland (CLE), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) and San Francisco (SAN).
Seek the Sun 2017
FEES and PAYMENT INFORMATION
RETREAT FEE (per person) 12/15/16 12/15/16
Double Occupancy* . . . . . . . . . . $1,495 . . . . . $1,595
Single Occupancy* . . . . . . . . . . $1,995 . . . . . $2,095
* NOTE: Rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
-- Some rooms have private baths
-- Some rooms share a bathroom with another room
-- Rooms have one King, one Queen or two Single beds
-- Limited number of oceanfront rooms available (full ocean view)
PAYMENT due with REGISTRATION FORM:
If registering before December 15, 2016:
-- A $500 deposit must be submitted with a completed registration form.
-- The balance is due by November 30, 2016.
If registering on or after December 15, 2016:
-- Full payment must be submitted with a completed registration form.
FORMS of PAYMENT ACCEPTED:
-- Check payable to LINDA MEACCI YOGA INSTRUCTION
-- Credit card via PayPal (3% processing fee applies)
CANCELLATION and REFUND POLICY:
-- Cancellation Fee: $250 (applies to ALL cancellations)
-- All cancellation requests must be made via EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- On or Before November 30, 2016: Your payment(s) will be refunded, less the Cancellation Fee..
-- After November 30, 2016: Your payment(s) will be refunded, less the Cancellation Fee, ONLY IF your spot can be filled from a wait list.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Request a Registration Form or more information using the form below.
Seek the Sun 2017
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