About this Retreat

Join us for an ocean-front, adventure retreat on the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy open-air dining with daily homemade organic meals and two daily all-levels yoga classes, accompanied with live music and sound healing. Experience snorkeling, SUP and sea-kayaking on the beautiful crystal clear waters during the morning calm. Learn Kite-Boarding onsite, or rent gear and practice your skills in the breezy afternoons.

Offering the most unique blend of accommodations on Ventana Bay. You can choose a private bungalow snuggled into the landscape and surrounded by beautiful desert vegetation that is home to a surprising number of birds. Or you can stay in one of the clubhouse rooms right on the beach.

Join us for an unforgettable vacation, guided by two passionate yoga teachers Victor Varana and who is partnering with us, Jo Matson.

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Pricing:

Rooms: 

- Double: $2100

- Single: $2265

 

Bunagalows:

- Double:  $2165

- Single:   $2400

 

Includes:

 

- Lodging for 7 nights and includes the state tax 16% and 3 % hotel tax.

​- 3 meals per day, beginning dinner Dec. 2 and finishing Dec. 9 breakfast. Some of these meals will be at local establishments.

- Two yoga classes daily with live music

- Evening gatherings with teachings on yoga, ayurveda, cannabis, sound healing

- One 90 minute massage

- Transportation to/from airport * when booked within certain time frames so to hire shuttle vans

- Transportation to/from La Paz and El Triunfo​ for lunch and excursion

- Use of SUP boards and sea kayaks

* Kite-boarding lessons and rentals and Deep Sea fishing are NOT included, but offered at the resort.​

Contact + Registration:

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Sample Schedule:

- Morning yoga class

- Breakfast

- Free time for massage, beach, pool, hammock, kite surf lessons, kayak, SUP yoga, etc

- Lunch

- Free time

- Afternoon yoga class

- Dinner

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made within 45 days or less of arrival are 100% non-refundable. Any prior cancellations are refundable minus deposit. If you need to leave the retreat early for unforeseen circumstances, there are no refunds or pro-rates.

 

In case of an emergency, we will do our best to apply your payment towards a future retreat or training. In case of cancellation due to a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, all payments will be applied to a future retreat, to be scheduled within one year of cancelled retreat. There are no refunds for natural disasters—credit only. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is this part of Mexico safe? In this part of Mexico, crime is very low. However, petty thievery does exist, so keep your valuables locked up, to be safe.

  • Is there wifi? Yes, there is wifi throughout the hotel.

  • Do I need to speak Spanish? Of course it doesn’t hurt, but for the most part, the people in La Paz are used to English-speaking tourists.

  • Do I need to bring cash? ATMs will be easily available and/or exchange houses.

  • Is clean drinking water available? Yes, there will be drinking water available. You should not drink the tap water. However, no need to worry about avoiding ice in restaurants, as it is standard at all places to use clean water to make ice.

About the teachers

Victor Varana ERYT500

If you value learning from a seasoned and skilled teacher with a background in a diversity of yoga, meditation, martial art styles and a strong personal practice, then this is the trip for you! Victor has been a practitioner since his early childhood, and he has thousands of hours of teaching experience in Tulum, one of the most important yoga destinations in the world. Victor will bring to this retreat his experience of teaching to yogis from all ages, body conditions and practice levels in the same classroom, while still being able to give everyone the challenge they need. Come learn from him!

Learn and be inspired by an internationally reknown yoga teacher and creator of his own unique and acclaimed style of practice named Kalam-Balam.

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Testimonial : “This is one of the most energizing, centering, blissful, strong, empowering classes I have ever taken, I’m serious, ever [...] You’ve got to take this class. If you can ever see or take anything with him, I highly, highly recommend it”

Sadie Nardini. Tulum, Mexico, Sept 2012.

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Joanne Matson​

Joanne tries to embrace Ayurveda and Yoga in all aspects of her life. She found these sacred sister sciences as a form of healing from a debilitating life with Crohn’s Disease, and as a result of this devastating auto-immune disease, degenerative spinal arthritis. Her goal is to balance our modern hectic lifestyle with the practice of living with awareness through yoga and daily routines with an intention to share her experience of healing by helping others find peace and balance in their everyday lives.

 

Joanne is certified as an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor from both the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and the American Institute of Vedic Studies, and is an active member of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association), the Society of Cannabis Clinicians,  and Women Grow. She is also a faculty member for the Holistic Cannabis Academy.   Much of her counseling involves recommendations for yoga, for which she is certified as a Raja yoga teacher (Sundara College of Yoga).  Her teachings incorporate Hatha, Iyengar, Yin and Vinyasa yoga, along with the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda; her classes form a tapestry of movement, meditation and stillness – with particular attention to mindfulness and breath.

When teaching or counseling, Joanne subtly weaves Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga into her classes by incorporating and encouraging Pranayama (breathwork), Asana (yoga postures) and meditation.  She credits her guru, Paramahansa Yogananda for leading her in the path of yoga, and to the many other beautiful healing teachers, in all forms, who have graced her life with love and inspiration.

 

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