Winter Yoga Vacation in Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Week 1: February 10-17, 2018
Week 2: February 17-24, 2018 - FULL
The Yoga Vacation includes:
•Two daily yoga classes, 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
• Brunch daily
• Welcoming and farewell dinners held at poolside
• Double occupancy at beautiful Villas Shanti and additional nearby accommodations
• Ample time to enjoy the culture and beauty of Mexico
YOGA: There will be two yoga classes held daily in the spacious
screened yoga room surrounded by palm trees and flowers. Classes are
alignment-based. Morning classes are more active and challenging. Afternoon
include forward bends, twists, restoratives, pranayama, and meditation.
The yoga vacation is geared to students with at least six months of yoga
experience. Props are provided.
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 Coba, and exploring
Xcaret Ecological Park. On one day mid-week, only one early morning
yoga class will be held to accommodate those who wish to go on longer
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.
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 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. One delight of previous groups has been
to stroll into town in the evenings to sample the excellent
local cuisine and to enjoy Puerto Morelos's charm.
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. Make your departure plans
for any time on Saturday, February 17 or February 24. The return cab
fare is less expensive.
$1,655 Single occupancy
$1,225 Double occupancy
The cost includes accommodations, all yoga classes, a daily brunch and
two special catered dinners. A $300 deposit for each week is required
to reserve your space. All balances are due January 2, 2018. The deposit
is refundable until October 15, 2017 minus a $50 cancellation fee. After
October 15, the deposit is nonrefundable unless your space can be filled
from a waiting list.
To keep costs low, checks are preferred. There will be an additional
3% charge for credit card payments. All checks should be made payable
to THE HEALTH ADVANTAGE YOGA CENTER. To register, send
your deposit to The Health Advantage Yoga Center, 1041 Sterling Road,
Suite 202, Herndon, VA 20170, or call (703) 435-1571 with any questions.
of previous years
VISIT THE VILLAS SHANTI WEBSITE: http://www.villasshanti.com
Susan Van Nuys is the director
of The Health Advantage Yoga Center. She has been a yoga practitioner
since 1989 and began teaching in 1997. Susan has studied with many
world class teachers, focusing on alignment-based styles. She received
a BS degree in computer science and linguistics from the College
of William and Mary and she particularly enjoys applying the logic
she learned while programming to the progressive teaching of yoga
poses. Susan's approach is warm and clear with an appreciation
of individual differences.
Join Susan for a wonderful week as
we connect to both our outer world through Nature
and our inner world through Yoga.