YOGA RETREAT IN MEXICO

The BIG EXHALE Yoga Retreat
in

Quimixto, Mexico

 

BECAUSE WE ALL NEED A LITTLE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO…

We are thrilled to invite you to this retreat on the Mexican Pacific! It goes without saying that it has been quite an interesting year, and I am ready to usher in a new sense of well-being for 2021. That is precisely why we are hosting this mindful retreat in Puerto Vallarta…well, kind of Puerto Vallarta! This retreat will be held on one of the areas most beloved secluded beaches, Quimixto.

 

Quimixto is a small beachside village just 45min. south of Puerto Vallarta. The fun part? You must arrive by water taxi! Away from the town and the crowds, this is the perfect place to disconnect, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and enjoy some much needed R&R focused on wellbeing, community, and orienting yourself toward JOY.

 

COVID-19 RESPONSE :

All retreats will be maximum 10 guests. A negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of arrival must be presented to join. Social distancing measures have been taken onsite at the retreat venue to ensure that everyone is safe and protected. Staff members wear masks and keep areas clean and sanitized on a regular basis so you are free to relax and breathe in the fresh jungle air with plenty of open, outdoor space for everyone to relax, socialize, and enjoy nature. Yoga classes in the open-air studio will be set up so distancing is possible. Mats and props are sanitized between classes. Due to the nature of the situation we are only offering private accommodations if you are coming on your own. If you’d like to share a space please plan to bring your roommate/s with you on retreat. There are options for private, shared doubles, triples and quads available.

 

While we have recently moved to the ‘Yellow Light’ with almost everything in the state operating at full capacity, Mexico still takes precautions and requires the use of masks, anti-virus/bacterial gel, temperature checks and bleach walk-through upon entering into any store or venue so please make sure you have your mask with you when you arrive and even a back up in case you leave yours on the beach or by your hammock! Our shuttles and airport transfer vans all take extra precautions to ensure sanitation as mandated by the state. Excursions are also spaced so distancing is possible on boats and beyond. Mexico is here to welcome you with open arms for a much needed escape from it all in a time like no other. We await your arrival with open arms and are so thrilled to have you along for some much needed social interaction and yoga.

May 25 - 30, 2021

Mexico Yoga Retreat

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A secluded Pacific coast beach get-away to refresh and reignite the soul!

 

We are thrilled to invite you to this retreat on the Mexican Pacific! The Big Exhale 2.0! This retreat will be held on one of the area’s most beloved secluded beaches, Quimixto. Quimixto is a small beachside village just 45min. south of Puerto Vallarta. The fun part? You must arrive by water taxi! Away from the town and the crowds, this is the perfect place to disconnect, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and enjoy some much needed R&R focused on wellbeing, community, and
orienting yourself toward JOY.

Our boutique resort accommodations will be fresh, comfy and vibrant. The kitchen pulls from locally sourced food items, ranging from fresh fruits, veggies, seafood and even Raicilla (Mexican moonshine!).  The spa has a multitude of services from standard massages, manicures and pedicures, to more unique treatments such as steam baths, clay treatments, colon cleansing, onion compresses…and more!

While the area is away from the busy city, it isn’t lacking in things to do. Multiple waterfalls are just a hike away, beach trails to discover the coastline will be at our feet, and activities such as surfing, kayaking, or paddle boarding are just a few of the fun things we will be able to get up to together! Of course, ass in the sand/book in hand is also something I plan on doing a lot of!

Aside from providing an experience that is magical and expansive, our other main priority is to offer an experience that is mindful of the current state of the world. Therefore, we would like to mention these aspects of the retreat that will ensure everyone is as safe as possible:

—This retreat is a small group retreat. No more than 10 guests will be in attendance.
—Rooms will either be shared by 2 people that already know each other or booked as a private, individual accommodation.
—All common areas are open air. I mean, it is right on the beach! The yoga studio is an open air palapa and the dining area is a huge palapa overlooking the grounds and the playa! This place offers up ample space to socially distance.
—Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mat, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, and a strap. The property also has properly sanitized mats if you don’t mind using those. If you don’t want to haul your own props down,
you can add $50usd to your package and I will get that together for you! It is important that everyone has the props mentioned above.
—All attendees agree to be mindful and respectful of the boundaries of their fellow yogi.

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YOGA RETREAT IN Quimixto includes

—5 nights stay right on the beach in a breezy boutique hotel. Every room has its own bathroom.

—2 practices per day in the open-air palapa studio (vinyasa, katonah, yin+restorative, meditation, pranayama).

—Hike to one of Puerto Vallarta’s most chic, secluded beach clubs.

—$1,500 peso food credit. See menu here (prices are in Mexican pesos).

—Spa Credit good for one treatment from this menurefresh page if photo won’t load. Please note—more adventurous treatments are also available, such as clay masks, compresses, colon flushes, vapor baths, etc.

—Water Taxi Transportation TO Quimixto from Boca de Tomatlan (in order for you to take the shared water taxi to Quimixto with the group, your flight must arrive to PV no later than 2:30/3pm so that you can make the 5pm departure time. If you are unable to make the boat, a private water taxi can be arranged at your expense.)

—For travelers from the USA, there is a required negative COVID antigen test before returning back to the states. This test will be included and facilitated by a traveling doctor and you will get results via email.

—Fresh air. Nature. Good people. Good vibes. Much needed unplug time.

 


What’s not included :

—Airfare to/from Puerto Vallarta International Airport.
—Return Water Taxi from Quimixto back to Boca/Puerto Vallarta.
(however, we will be more than happy to assist you in setting this up.) Expect around $30-$50usd roundtrip depending on options chosen.
—Tips and Gratuities for hotel, restaurant and spa staff.
—Meals outside your 1,500mxn allowance
—Optional extras; gratuities
—Travel insurance


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QUIMIXTO YOGA RETREAT PRICING

PRIVATE SEMI-SEAVIEW ROOMS

All rooms have a partial view of the ocean, 1 or 2 beds, outdoor seating and full bathroom ensuite

Private Single $1,750usd
Shared Bed* $1,350usd per person

*For rooms with shared bed options we require that you provide your own bedmate.

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SHARED SEMI-SEAVIEW ROOMS

All rooms have a partial view of the ocean, 2 beds, outdoor seating and full bathroom ensuite

Shared Double* $1,350usd per person

*Due to the current situation we are requiring that roommates reserve together. We are not able to pair strangers together in rooms at this time.

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Quimixto beachfront accommodations

 

Our boutique resort accommodations will be fresh, comfy and vibrant. The kitchen pulls from locally sourced food items, ranging from fresh fruits, veggies, seafood and even Raicilla (Mexican moonshine!).  The spa has a multitude of services from standard massages, manicures and pedicures, to more unique treatments such as steam baths, clay treatments, colon cleansing, onion compresses…and more!

While the area is away from the busy city, it isn’t lacking in things to do. Multiple waterfalls are just a hike away, beach trails to discover the coastline will be at our feet, and activities such as surfing, kayaking, or paddle boarding are just a few of the fun things we will be able to get up to together! Of course, ass in the sand/book in hand is also something we plan on doing a lot of!


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MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT HERE :

Deposits* of $500usd are due to secure your space in the retreat. Please check availability with us for accommodations before making your deposit*

Roommates should book together. If you would like to share a room and do not have a roommate we will provide one for you if possible. In the case that there is no one to share a room we ask that you take a private economy room instead.

To make your deposit please contact us for details.

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BALANCE PAYMENTS :

The balance of your retreat (minus your $500usd initial deposit*) is due 14 days prior to arrival. All details for this will be emailed to the group three months before the retreat.

You may pay with a credit card via PayPal, a bank wire transfer, Zelle, or deposit a check into our bank account to settle your balance. We also accept Bitcoin. We understand how much fees blow…though some of these options do incur a fee that will be passed on to you. Please see the itemized list below.

          

PayPal = Pay using your credit card. 4% fee is applied.

Bank Wire = Pay online with a wire. Please add $20usd to your total for wire fee.

Zelle or dropping a check into our Chase account = No charge to pay with this method. Daily limits apply with Zelle.

Bitcoin = Modern payment methods in cryptocurrency. Any transaction fees your wallet requires are applied.

Please let us know your preferred method of payment and we will send you the appropriate information right away.


POLICIES


CANCELLATION POLICY :

Due to the financial responsibility of the retreat host for booking and holding the property, all payments are non-refundable once paid. For this retreat, the deposit is 100% non-refundable/non-transferable. Once the remaining balance is paid, it is non-refundable. However, in the event that one has to cancel after the final balance is paid, guests will be eligible for a $500usd credit to use at a future retreat with Willis Johnston at this property. Future dates TBD.
It is recommended that the traveler has a travel insurance policy in the rare event that cancellation on the traveler’s end is unavoidable.

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY

The acceptance of a verbal or written confirmation from YOGA & ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE (Y&AWW) constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions listed herein. Participants are responsible to be adequately insured, therefore Traveler’s Insurance is strongly recommended*. Y&AWW and its staff assume no responsibility nor liability for any delay, loss, damage, injury or accident with regards to persons or property which may be caused by fault or negligence of any third party vendor. This includes hotels, transportation providers, and local operators participating in part for our services. Y&AWW shall be held harmless for any expense caused by injury or accident, to any participants as well as any loss or damage of personal items while on our tours. We reserve the right to make any changes to services and itineraries, with or without notice, which may become necessary.

Yoga & Adventures Worldwide, its affiliates, retreat facilitators, hotels, third party vendors, and tour providers, the ownership, or staff, of course, cannot be held responsible for events that are outside of our control. There are no refunds as per our cancellation policies. We highly recommend that all of our guests secure a quality travel insurance that will cover them for ANY event which may cause for a change of travel plans, or for ANY unfortunate event including but of course not limited to:

– Transportation delays, cancellations or changes due to strikes, labor disputes, or lockouts from airlines, boats, ferries or any type of transportation
– Any inconvenience or complication caused by bad weather, storms, and hurricanes : a direct hit, near miss, or significant threat of a hurricane strike
– Government/political actions, events or situations; threats or acts of terrorism, acts of war or declared war.
– Personal health issues or personal situations in general which may affect travel plans
– Any loss, theft or damage of personal items at any stage of your trip
– Any accident causing injury during any stage of your trip

AIG offers Travel Guard at affordable rates. Please let us know if you have chosen to purchase insurance or declined at final balance due.

By submitting payments toward your retreat you accept these Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions regarding the details of this retreat please feel free to contact us to set up a Skype conversation or to receive further info via email.

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