Retreat to Mexico for Yoga at the lovely Villa Xochipilli

Join SOYA for a 16 day yoga retreat in San Patricio, Melaque!  NOV 22 to DEC 8, 2019. This exquisite location offers views of the lagoon, ocean, and local flora and fauna.

Taking a yoga retreat has physical, emotional and psychological benefits towards coping with the stresses of everyday life. For a yogi it is an essential practice to occasionally immerse oneself away from distractions. Distractions draw our attention outward, away from our inner self. Over time these distractions may become stressful and even lead to illness. A spiritual retreat can quickly restore our inner balance and peace of mind. It can increase our dedication to our personal practice. It can create the space for immersing ourselves in spiritual study and quiet time.

Re-establish and deepen your yoga practice while you . Retreat alongside our yoga teachers in training. Learn from us, learn from them, and make new connections.

Each morning begins at 6am with meditation, pranayama, mantra and asana before breakfast. Take the days to go out and explore this lovely village.  There are Wednesday markets, daily pickle ball, and a variety of activities at the Centre for Arts and Culture (CENAC). You can easily rent a bike to get around. At 5pm return for asana, pranayama, meditation and chanting. You will receive up to 70 hours of yoga asana, meditation, mantra and pranayama, with excellent instruction in asana and various yoga techniques.

Location:  We will be living and practicing at the gorgeous Villa Xochipilli, #85 Calle Hidalgo in Melaque, Mexico.

Retreat Tuition Fees: Tuition is $995 CAD plus accommodation and fresh, delicious, daily lunches.

Accommodation and Meals:  This lovely Villa provides a limited number of single and shared suites with kitchens and private bathrooms. Fresh, delicious vegetarian lunches made with the best ingredients and lots of love will be provided daily.  Prepare your own breakfasts and head out to experience the authentic local food for dinners. This village provides a variety of excellent restaurants to enjoy!

Shared Villa: (2 beds in one bedroom) for 17 nights and daily lunches on full training days=$1,150 CAD per person

Private Villa: for 17 nights with lunches on full training days= $1,830 CAD per person

A non-refundable deposit of $650 is required at registration. Payment plans are available and can be outlined on the registration form.

Flights: Flights should be booked into Manzanillo (ZLO) as this is the closest airport. Westjet flies direct to Manzanillo from Calgary. Optionally you can also fly to Puerto Vallarta, but be prepared to take a 5 hour bus ride south to Melaque. Be sure you allow enough time for a taxi from the airport to the bus depot.

To register please click the “Register Now” button below. You will be using the Yoga Teacher Training registration form where Yoga Retreat Options are listed.

NATASHA SCOTT, SOYA, E-RYT500, IYTA

Yoga BenefitsNatasha Scott graduated from the SOYA 500 Hour training in 2009 with a specialty in prenatal yoga.  Never one to stop learning her enthusiasm to serve others led her to specialize in Yoga for Chronic Pain, certified by Neil Pearson.

Natasha teaches a wide range of Hatha Yoga with a strong background in the Sivananda lineage (from her Teacher Mugs). From her super gentle yoga classes to strength in flow yoga, Natasha has a class to suit everyone.

She is a Yoga Alliance registered prenatal yoga teacher (RYPT) and Children’s Yoga Teacher (RYCT). She is a Certified Thai Massage Practitioner (Metta in Motion with Mia Blackwell), and a Reiki practitioner. She brings all of these yoga tools to her classes to create a full yogic experience.

Natasha is a Lead Trainer for the SOYA YTT Immersions at Penticton, BC and Melaque, Mexico. You will also experience local teachers including Latika, Kalina, Boni and Elaine!