Be Love Retreat 2018
Return to Intrinsic Rhythm
Yoga & Meditation Retreat
April 14-20, 2018
Counting down: 3 weeks + 4 days…
UPDATE March 20th: 3 spots left!
(Couples and families welcome. It is possible for partners to opt out of the yoga & therefore pay less.)
I’m headed to Tulum, Mexico for the third year in a row, and I want you to experience it too! Join Corinna Rae and me for a beach yoga retreat at Amansala Resort this April. This is a chance to explore the Mayan ruins and jungle landscape of Mexico’s Caribbean while deepening your yoga practice and living in rhythm with nature’s cycles.
IS THIS RETREAT FOR YOU?
That depends… How many of the following statements are true for you?
- I love yoga, and I have some experience (a little or a lot).
- Flowing styles of yoga are great, but I also appreciate the slower forms (like gentle, restorative and yin yoga).
- Learning how to live in rhythm with nature and with my own cycles sounds valuable to me.
- I could really use some time to reset, replenish and get reinspired.
Did you answer YES to the above?
If so, there are only two questions left.
- Is the timing right?
- Can you work it into the budget?
If you’re a yes and a yes, then sign up before there’s no room left!
AT NO ADDITIONAL COST:
We’ve weaved the following treatments into the retreat pricing because it’s important to us that your experience is healing & transformational.
- 1 massage
- 1 Mayan Clay Treatment
- Mayan Sweat Lodge
- Clean, fresh, healthy food — 3 meals day, except one so that you can explore the area’s restaurants (within walking distance).
- Gorgeous accommodations. This property is located on the beach. You can choose from a selection of beach-side and garden-side rooms. Singles, doubles and triples available.
From what we’ve seen, the investment is more than worth the price.
I had a most beautiful experience in Tulum because of the generosity, skill, talent, warmth, and friendship of the two of you! –Sue
If you’re ready to join us, reserve your spot!
Our guess is that YOU are already leading a life of compassionate action. Whether in your career or in your home, you are in the habit of generously giving your energy to those around you.
Be Love honors that inclination while also recognizing that those who lead lives of service need their cups filled too! Our aim is to support you as you renew your body & spirit and come into even better alignment with your values, gifts, and personal mission.
Think of this week as a time to renew your commitment to letting love light the way. Investing in YOU can feel like a daring thing to do, but we believe it is ESSENTIAL. Taking care of yourself makes it possible to serve humanity more effectively — and you’re needed right now.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
~Intelligently sequenced warming flows
~Morning meditations on the ocean
~Soft afternoon yoga
~Powerful daily intentions
~A focus on living in rhythm
~Tools & guidance for personal reflection
Leigha and Corinna are not just knowledgeable yoga teachers, they are yoga guides. I have long loved Leigha‘s intuitive sequencing and poetic cues. And I was pleased to get to know Corinna’s deeply intentional, clear and creative teaching style. I embarked on this adventure craving a badly-needed tropical vacation, but I received so much more.
6:30am – Sunrise Meditation (optional but it is seriously gorgeous & tone-setting to sit as the sun comes up over the Caribbean)
7:00am – Light Breakfast
8:00am – Warming Yoga Flow
10am – Brunch
Mid-morning – Free time for treatments, swimming, or excursions
2pm – Lunch
Afternoon – Free time for sunshine, swimming, excursions, or exploring Tulum on your own
4pm – Gentle, Restorative Yoga or Yin Yoga
6pm – Dinner
Starts at $2,043 all-inclusive. Both shared and private rooms are available.
- Beautiful accommodations (tax & tip included)
- Two yoga classes & meditation every day
- One massage
- One Temazcal (sweat lodge) experience
- Mayan Clay Treatment
- All meals each day except for one off-site dinner one night
Price DOES NOT Include:
- Airfare. As of 2/26/18, you can find tickets for under $400 USD.
- Transportation to and from airport. The resort will be happy arrange this for you for a reasonable fee.
- One off-site dinner
Are there hidden costs?
No! Once you’ve arrived to the resort all of your needs are taken care of. In theory, you don’t have to leave the resort at all. You could even buy the one dinner at the resort if you were so inclined. However, you’re most likely going to want to explore the community. It’s a good idea to be prepared to have at least one meal off site, to rent a bicycle (the resort rents these cheap), and to have a little extra cash for an excursion to the Mayan Ruins or to one of the famed lagoons (the resort will organize this for you). Don’t hesitate to ask us which adventures we recommend. You might find it tempting to bring locally crafted gifts home too.
How much money should I bring for the week?
$300 USD will take you a long way. You could get away with a lot less, and there are ATMs all over town. It’s easy to exchange for pesos once you’re in Tulum. We don’t recommend exchanging at the airport.
A word on our pricing
You’ll see some retreats out there charging seemingly less than we have, but if you double check the list of what’s included you’ll notice that low-cost retreat pricing is not taking into consideration every night’s accommodations and all three meals every day along with tax, hotel gratuity, and all of the yoga & meditation. Our pricing includes all of these PLUS the three healing sessions. It’s important to us that when you arrive, you will not have to break the bank — unless you want to! Be Love is ALL INCLUSIVE!
What stands out the most is the sincere invitation to be ourselves. We were encouraged to be introspective and ask ourselves to pay attention to how yoga and the breath relate to emotion, and how that all relates to the physical body. I learned a lot about these relationships.In addition, we were encouraged to support each other’s journey through the week, allowing recognition of each other at times during yoga, allowing space and “down time” when others needed it, and having a venue for meeting and learning about each other. The balance of personal time, mutual support, and social time came together so nicely.
WHAT ARE THE ROOMS LIKE?
In a word, stunning. For more images of the rooms, click here.
HOW’S THE FOOD?
People rave about the food at Amansala Resort. It’s healthy, clean and primarily vegetarian; but fish is available. They are happy to accommodate dietary needs and allergies.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE & DEPART?
We are arriving to Tulum on Saturday, April 14th. We’ll have an orientation on Saturday night at 8:00pm. Plan to depart on Friday, the 20th. We’ll have one last session on Friday morning.
ADVENTURES & EXCURSIONS
You’ll find much to do in your off-time in Tulum. The city features Mayan ruins, cenotes (underground water lagoons), wind surfing, nature preserves and more. The reservations desk can help you book these trips.
We are experienced, mindful teachers who will meet you where you are in the practice. Morning classes will be open-level Vinyasa style, appropriate for most practitioners with some yoga experience. Experienced practitioners will be invited to deepen the practice according to need & desire. Beginner students will be shown how to modify. Afternoon classes will be cooling, gentle, and restorative-style classes. You are welcome to take both classes or just one.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
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Airport Code – “CUN” – Tulum is located about 75 miles south of the Cancun Airport. It takes about an hour and twenty minutes to get to our resort.
Getting from Cancun to Tulum – Amansala Resort is very happy to arrange transportation for you from the airport to the resort. It’s a good idea to confirm this when you book or ask about alternatives. There is a public bus, for instance; but we believe the resort’s shuttle is worth the price.
In & Around Tulum – Most everything is accessible in Tulum by foot or by bicycle, including the Mayan Ruins.
RESERVE MY SPOT!
Note: Retreat pricing does NOT include air travel.