1. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (camels)
2. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (Marrakech)
3. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (pool)
4. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (terrace)
5. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (dining terrace)
6. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (Terrace Studio)
7. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (Red Bedroom)
7. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (yoga studio)
8. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (Indoor Dining Room)
8. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (Purple Bedroom)
9.1. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (Brown Bedroom)
9.2. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (Bathroom)
9.3. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (gardens)
9.4. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (Atlas Mountains)
9.5. MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT (camel pose)

HAPPINESS & YOGA RETREAT • DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

HAPPINESS & YOGA RETREAT • DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

HAPPINESS & YOGA

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO

Build more joy, love, mindfulness, and positivity into your life while enjoying a luxurious oceanfront eco-lodge with endless adventures including surfing, snorkeling, scuba-diving, paddle-boarding, whale-watching, spa massages, and swimming in warm tropical water. Happiness expert and Stanford University instructor, Dr. Laura Delizonna and Exotic Yoga Retreat founder, Gayle Olson will guide you through their unique and playful program synthesizing yoga, mindfulness meditation, neuroscience and practices for greater happiness!

 

FLOW OF THE DAY

Below is an outline of our daily schedule – note, all activities are optional. This retreat is your time to listen in and do exactly what your body and soul long for!

MORNINGS ~ begin with the sounds of tropical nature and a contemplative serenity walk, swim or meditation along the sea. At 8 am we meet in the stunning open-air yoga studio for our morning yoga practice that weaves in asana, pranayama, music and meditation. There is juice, coffee, tea, fruit and yogurt/granola available from 7 am, and a full tropical buffet breakfast following yoga. A Happiness workshops will follow breakfast three mornings, leaving three mornings free for spa services or excursions.

AFTERNOONS ~ are free to enjoy!  Relax by the pool, have a massage, swim, surf, snorkel, scuba-dive, paddle-board, kayak, hike, whale-watch, or just lie in a hammock enjoying the luxury of down-time!  A buffet lunch is served from 1:30-2:30. At 5 pm on several afternoons there will be an optional Inversion workshop with Gayle Olson, focusing on handstands and headstands.

EVENINGS ~ arrive with a relaxing sunset Yoga & Happiness session of moon salutes, restorative poses and Happiness activities. Following our sunset session is an exquisite dinner on the sea-view terrace… a three-course gourmet meal featuring inspired and traditional Mexican recipes, designed for the healthy life-style of a yogi. After dinner take a moonlight stroll on the beach, gather with friends around a bonfire or even try your feet at salsa!

 

STUNNING ECO-LUXURY RESORT

Accessible only by boat, you will be met at the airport in Puerto Vallarta and taken by boat to the beautiful setting of Xinalani Resort. This exclusive, intimate and secluded seaside resort is highly acclaimed for it’s serenity, beautiful open air accommodations, delicious vegetarian cuisine and stunning yoga studios.  Meals are based on locally grown produce and fresh fish and seafood, served in the spacious terrace dining area with spectacular views that overlook the jungle and the ocean.

 

YOGA CLASSES W/ GAYLE OLSON

Discover or rediscover the joy of moving meditation with Exotic Yoga Retreats founder Gayle Olson with classes blend traditions of hatha, Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga. Whether fiery and energetic or soft and receptive, the practice will include Gayle’s trademark hands-on massage adjustments, and encourage you to maintain a strong, meditative focus on your breath — and on the joy of yoga. Gayle has been teaching world-wide for more than twenty years and is author of the Women’s Guide to Yoga & Fitness.

 

BOOST YOUR HAPPINESS WITH DR. LAURA DELIZONNA

Dr. Laura DelizonnaPhD is an expert in the science of happiness and mindfulness. She is an instructor at Stanford University, international speaker, co-author of a book entitled “Thrive: Self-Coaching for Happiness and Success”, and a lead trainer for Search Inside Yourself, Google’s mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program. Laura’s workshops have been described as “life changing!) and she is applauded for her ability to distill highly complex concepts into simple practices and to guide participants toward long-term change.

 

OUR MEXICO YOGA RETREAT INCLUDES:

  • 7-nights at the stunning oceanfront eco-luxury Xinalani Resort
  • Airport pick-up and boat transfer to Xinalani Resort
  • All meals, healthy and gourmet-style vegetarian and fish/seafood based cuisine
  • 2 daily yoga practices with Gayle Olson, blending Vinyasa, Iyengar and Yin traditions
  • Happiness sessions with Dr. Laura Delizonna to build mindfulness and positivity
  • Add-on spa services available with highly trained massage therapists and spa technicians
  • Add-on excursions: surf, snorkel, scuba-diving, sea kayak, paddle-board, zip-line, whale-watching

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to Puerto Vallarta
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages
  • Spa services
  • optional excursions such as whale watching, surfing lessons, surf board rental, sunset sailing trip
  • Gratuities.