Women's Wellness Retreats with Yoga, Horses, and Massage in Troncones, Mexico
Come to Mexico to rejuvenate your body, relax your mind, and restore your spirit! Accomodations will be at the stunning Villa Milagro, a luxury 6 bedroom oceanfront resort. Enjoy delicious, nutritious, and locally sourced meals prepared by our wonderful onsite chef. Yoga instructors are highly trained and can work with all levels of practice. Enjoy massages in the privacy of your own room with the music of the ocean as the soundtrack.
Explore your personal development with daily Equine Assisted Learning sessions at the beautiful Cangrejo y Toro Ranch. Amongst the herd of horses each day, Vicki will take you on a journey into your self. Watch this video to learn about how horses can help heal your heart and get you on track to living your very best life!
You'll have several hours each afternoon for free time activities such as snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, Temezcal ceremonies, tours of the local caves, or shopping in town. These activities are not included in the Retreat package. Or you can just relax by the gorgeous oceanfront infinity pool, stroll along the neverending beach, and take lots of time to pamper yourself in our little corner of paradise!
8:00 Guided Meditation
9:30 Yoga Class
11-1 Equine Sessions/Massages/Free Time
2-5 Equine Sessions/Massages/Breathwork/Free Time
7:30 Beach Bonfire Ceremony and Discussion of Day
We are excited to announce that our Yoga Teacher for the first Mexico Retreat will be Bayley Blackney. She specializes in Vinyasa, Melty Yin Yoga, Hands on Assists, and....drum roll please...DISCO YOGA! She sums up her teaching style in 3 words: Playful, passionate, and present. She is the Studio Manager and Lead Instructor at Breath+Oneness in Capitola, California.
October 13-18, 5 nights
All Meals, snacks, fresh juices and non-alcoholic drinks
6 Yoga Classes
4 Equine Learning Sessions
One 75 minute Massage
One 60 minute Breathwork Class
Transfer To and From the Ixtapa/Zihuataneo Airport
$1,250 Double Occupancy
$1,625 Single Occupancy
Daily breakfasts feature tropical fresh fruits, yogurt and granola, paired with eggs, juevos rancheros, pancakes, or french toast. Guests enjoy afternoon snacks of guacamole, chips and salsa, nachos, or veggie crudités of carrots and jicama.
Traditional dinner favorites include sopes with chicken, enchiladas with red or green sauce, fish a la Mexicana, fish or shrimp tacos, chicken mole or chiles rellenos. Vegan and vegetarian options always available.
A detailed list of what to bring and a food allergy/special request form will be sent to you upon receipt of your deposit.
Air conditioned rooms are available for an additional $20 per night. Gratuities not included.
$400 Deposit Due Sept. 1
Limited to 8 Participants!
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Women's Wellness Workshops in Santa Cruz, CA
The themes of our last two day-long workshops were 'Being Present' and 'Letting Go'. They were held at the beautiful Bonny Doon Equestrian Park in Santa Cruz, CA. Using Meditation, Massage, Art, and an EAGALA certified EAL Session with the horses we explored the things that have been holding us back from fully embracing the lives we TRULY want to live. Supported and nourished by good food and compassionate leaders gave the women who attended a day of self care, rejuvenation, and respite from their otherwise busy lives.
Horses are MASTERS of present moment awareness and of letting go because throughout history, their survival in the wild has depended on it. Every minute of every day, horses are fully immersed ONLY in the present moment. They do not worry about the future, or ruminate on the past. When a potential threat appears, they become alert and assess the situation in the moment. Once they determine that there is no threat, the horse puts his head down and goes back to grazing. This 'going back to grazing' is something that we humans can learn so much from. The horse does not worry about the fact that there COULD have been a threat, and he does not live in fear of the next one. He trusts that he will be able to meet whatever challenges come his way, and he does not let potential future hardships ruin his grazing. If a horse lived in the constant state of vigilance that so many of us do nearly every day, he would never get the rest or the nutrition he needs to survive. In these workshops we learned to let the horses teach us how to be present and live fully once again.
Our team of wonderful facilitators:
Dr. Lily Rich, EAGALA Certified Mental Health Specialist
Vicki Rose, EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist
Heidi Oehler, Artist and Meditation Leader
9:00 Arrival and Welcoming
9:30-10:15 Introductions and Meditation on Being Present
10:15-11 Painting Time
11:00-12:15 15 minute Massage and Horseback Riding Sessions
1:00-2:30 Equine Assisted Learning Session #1
3-4:30 Equine Assisted Learning Session #2
4:30-5 Meditation and Closing Remarks around the Firepit
"I feel 20 years younger!"
"The whole experience was incredible! What a wonderful day!"
"You guys balanced authority with levity really well...I felt really safe and loved"
"Great retreat! Very moving and inspirational"
"Thank you to an amazing team of women.....you really facilitated an incredibly open and loving environment to breathe deep and let go"