SAVE $200! Register by October 18, 2019
THEME: SEEK THE SUN
What do you want to create in 2020? Gift yourself the time and space to rediscover your own Inner Sun and chart a path for the New Year and beyond. In her signature warm and welcoming way, Linda guides you through relaxation and invigoration; introspection and engagement; self-discovery and re-creation—leading you on a journey of transformation.
In addition to daily asana practices to physically challenge yogis of all levels, sessions also include elements of contemplation, meditation, and journaling as you relax, reflect and renew in body, mind and spirit.
There is a variety of yoga to choose from throughout the week, including vigorous vinyasa flow practices, focused therapeutic yoga sessions with detailed instruction, and restorative and yin yoga practices. See below for a Sample Day 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/contemplation 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
Vigorous, free-spirited vinyasa flow
Late afternoon/sunset practices
Yoga on the beach
Journaling; solitude in nature; 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 have one or two group dinners at local restaurants (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 in this area).
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 18, 2020:
Room check-in opens at 4 PM.
Retreat activities begin at 5 PM.
DEPARTURE DAY -- SATURDAY, JAN 25, 2020:
Room checkout is at 10 AM, but you can stay on site longer to use the pool, enjoy the beach, etc., if you have a later flight departure.
Retreat Venue: The Villas on Troncones Beach; Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico.
Nearest Airport: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International (ZIH)
Map: 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 our experience from past years, airfares for flights to and from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International airport (ZIH) have not fluctuated much over time, particularly for flights originating in Pittsburgh. If this trend holds, the timing of your purchase may not impact your price as much as the itinerary you select (day and time, flight duration, originating airport, etc.).
Alternate Airports for Departure: In checking flight options, we have at times found lower fares and shorter itineraries into ZIH (including 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), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) and San Francisco (SAN).
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FEES and PAYMENT INFORMATION
RETREAT FEES (per person):
— DOUBLE Occupancy Early Bird rate* : $1,695 (until Oct 18, 2019)
— DOUBLE Occupancy Standard rate* : $1,895 (after Oct 18, 2019)
— SINGLE Occupancy Early Bird rate* : $2,195 (until Oct 18, 2019)
— SINGLE Occupancy Standard rate* : $2,395 (after Oct 18, 2019)
* 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 October 18, 2019:
— A $500 Nonrefundable Deposit must be submitted with your completed registration form (with the balance due by October 18, 2019).
If registering on or after October 18, 2019:
— Full payment must be submitted with your 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 of $500 applies to ALL cancellations.
— All cancellation requests must be made via EMAIL to email@example.com.
— On or before October 18, 2019: Your payment(s) will be refunded, less the $500 Cancellation Fee (which can be covered by your $500 Nonrefundable Deposit, if applicable).
— After October 18, 2019: Your payment(s) will be refunded ONLY IF your spot can be filled from a wait list. In any case, the $500 Cancellation Fee will apply (which can be covered by your $500 Nonrefundable Deposit, if applicable).
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