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East Meets West Yoga Center
8230 Old Courthouse Road #400, Vienna, Virginia 22182
Join Dawn Curtis and Mary McIntyre for a seven day retreat of tropical bliss at Villas Shanti, in the beautiful seaside town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Reconnect to your body and breath in gorgeous surroundings of the Mexican Riviera!
Reacquaint yourself with the benefits of gentle living and leave stress behind with rejuvenating yoga practices, meditations, and surrounded by the beauty of the tropics of Mexico.
This 7 day journey takes us to beautiful Villas Shanti and includes a daily offering of yoga classes, beach walks, plenty of rest & relaxation time, and an opportunity to rediscover your true self. We will explore our practice as a path to opening the chakras as emotional and energetic centers, opening body, mind and heart to an experience of healing and connection.
Give yourself the gift of meeting new friends at an exquisite, non-commercial, and well-run retreat center. Delight in the beautiful surroundings, relax on the beach, lounge by the private pool, enjoy exciting excursions, and soothing spa treatments, or do nothing at all but just be! You will emerge from this retreat feeling nourished and fully alive, ready to step into your life with renewed wonder and joy.
**There will be two yoga classes held daily in the spacious screened yoga room surrounded by palm trees and flowers. Morning classes are more active and challenging. Afternoon classes will be more restorative, yin in nature. Props are provided.
** Beautiful beaches, private pool, and massages at your doorstep
** Savor delicious fresh, organic, healthy brunch daily
** Beautiful accommodations and facilities
** Create memories with optional excursions to include Snorkeling, Cenotes Tours, Open Air Markets, Mayan Ruins in Tulum, and Ayurvedic spa treatments
Meals: The yoga vacation includes a catered authentic Mexican dinner held at 7:00 p.m. on the Saturday evening of arrival and another on the farewell gathering/dinner following Friday prior to departure. Brunch will be served poolside each day after the morning yoga class. Small markets in town offer tropical fruits, vegetables, and staples for those who like to cook. Take a stroll into town in the afternoon/evenings to sample the excellent local cuisine and to enjoy the charm of Puerto Morelos. There are restaurants galore!
Transportation: Make your own travel arrangements to fly into Cancun. Travel between the between the Cancun Airport and Villas Shanti is easily available but not included. Shuttle service by van is approximately $30 and cab fare usually runs about $40-$50.
Arrival is after 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2019; Check out by 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 6, 2019
ACTIVITIES: Although there is plenty of time between yoga classes to rest and relax by the pool, in the hammock palapa, or on the quiet white sand beach, many activities are also available. The reef at Puerto Morelos is spectacular and easily accessible. Snorkeling is fabulous, either from the shore or by boat. Guests in previous years have enjoyed touring the Mayan ruins in Tulum, and exploring Xcaret Ecological Park.
Optional excursions to the Ancient Ruins of Tulum, local cenotes tours, cooking lesson at the Little Mexican Cooking School, snorkeling tour, or an Ayurvedic Spa located in Cancun are available, as well as many other sites within a short drive from the Retreat Center. Private drivers can be arranged for these excursions.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Guests will stay in beautiful and serene Villas Shanti and in additional nearby properties, located in the fishing village of Puerto Morelos, 22 miles south of Cancun. Each double room at Villas Shanti overlooks the pool plaza and has its own kitchen and bathroom. Bottled water and daily maid service are included.
Single Room: $1950.00
Double Room: $1550.00 each
Limited Private room accommodations are available
A $500 deposit is required to reserve your space. All balances are due March 1, 2019. The deposit is refundable until March 1, minus a $300.00 cancellation fee. After March 1, the deposit is nonrefundable unless your space can be filled from a waiting list.
SPACE IS LIMITED! Book today!