Winter Yoga Vacation in Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Week 1: February 11-18, 2017
Week 2: February 18-25, 2017 -- 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 classes will
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
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
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 excursions.
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 18 or February 25.
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 5, 2017. The deposit is refundable
until October 15, 2016 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.
See pictures 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
Susan for a wonderful week as we connect to both our
outer world through Nature and our inner world through Yoga.