Nature of Adventure - YogaMultimedia Retreat in Holbox Island, México

February 21-26, 2019

About this Retreat

Take an easy flight down to Mexico to escape from winter in Holbox, a caribbean Island that seems taken out of a dream. Take your true love to yoga and paradise at our unforgettable - Nature of Adventure #YogaMultimediaRetreats

This 5 night, 6 day retreat will be the perfect opportunity to take long walks through the sand bars admiring the emerald-jade ocean, fish, birds, sunsets and to soak up the warm sun during winter time and to enjoy and improve your Yoga. 

 

Stay in a beachfront, eco-chic hotel nestled in the Yum-Balam nature reserve. Located 2 hours’ drive and short ferry ride northwest of Cancun, Holbox is the perfect place to unplug, relax, and reset. There are no cars on the islands—just golf carts. Even the water is relaxed, making it the perfect place for kayaking or Stand Up Paddleboard. Did we mention that Holbox has the most amazing sunsets?

Magic sunsets on crystal water white beaches with hundreds of seabirds flying the skies and reflected as in a mirror by the surface of the ocean, kayaking, kite surfing and paddle boarding, visiting neighbor islands for exploring and birdwatching, covering yourself with bioluminescent sand under a starry sky and swimming with the Whale Sharks are just a few of the highlights that can be experienced at this mystical Island. 

About the teachers

Join us for an unforgettable vacation, guided by two passionate yoga masters, Victor Varana, founder of YogaMultimedia Yoga School and creator of Kalam Balam Yoga, and our dear friend and partner, Joanne Matson, the founder of Canna-Veda and Paradise Yoga and Wellness Retreats.

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More about this Retreat:

Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced practitioner, this yoga retreat is for you. Experience yoga for the first time or deepen your practice, while enjoying an idyllic setting as you relax and rejuvenate in paradise! This 5 night, 6 day retreat will be the perfect opportunity to relax in the calm, emerald waters and soak up the warm sun. Stay in a beachfront, eco-chic hotel nestled in the Yum-Balam nature reserve. Located 2 hours’ drive and short ferry ride northwest of Cancun, Holbox is the perfect place to unplug, relax, and reset. There are no cars on the islands—just golf carts. Even the water is relaxed, making it the perfect place for kayaking or Stand Up Paddleboard. Did we mention that Holbox has the most amazing sunsets?

What’s Included:

  • 5 night accommodations at Villas Flamingos

  • 5 hearty and nutritious breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

  • 7 bird-inspired yoga classes

  • Boat tour to the 3 islands –  swim in a spring of water sinkhole, birdwatching the nesting island and possibly spot dolphins, flamingos and more on the way

  • 60-min healing Mayan massage

  • Ayurveda Introduction session

  • In-depth yoga & meditation workshop and medicine wheel ceremony with Victor

  • Transport to and from the airport*

 

*Transport is included from Cancun to the hotel only if you have arrived at Cancun airport by 4pm on Feb. 21st. Transport from the hotel to Cancun airport will depart at 10:30am on Feb. 26th. If your flights do not coordinate with these transport times, you must cover the costs of transport on your own, but we are happy to help arrange.

 

What’s not included:

  • Lunches and 2 dinners, to allow you to explore some of the delicious restaurants the island has to offer

  • Airfare

  • Gratuities

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Accommodations:

  • Sea Vista Room: This ocean view room has either 2 queen beds or 1 king bed, full private bathroom with rustic rainfall shower, private terrace, hammock, safety deposit box, and A/C.  $3087 Single / $1685 per person Double

  • Garden Bungalow: This garden room has 2 queen beds, full private bathroom with rustic rainfall shower, indoor dipping pool with hot water, an outdoor shower, private terrace, hammock, safety deposit box, and A/C. $3187 Single / $1785 per person Double

  • Sand Bungalow: This ocean front bungalow has 2 queen beds, full private bathroom with rustic rainfall shower, indoor dipping pool with hot water, an outdoor shower, private terrace, hammock, safety deposit box, and A/C. $3287 single / $1830 Double

 

Contact us for payment plans!

Payment:

Please contact us at ytt@yogamultimedia.com to confirm availability of accommodations and/or to make your deposit payment. You may also use the Paypal link in this page. This deposit is non-refundable. If you are prevented from attending, we will try our best to refund your deposit in case that we are able to fill your space.

 

The completion of the payment is due January 21st, 2018.

Early Bird Discount of $100

until October 31st!

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Sample Schedule:

- Morning yoga class

- Breakfast

- Free time for massage, beach, pool, hammock, etc

- Lunch on your own

- Free time

- Afternoon yoga class

- Dinner (included in pricing 3 nights)

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are refundable minus deposit, if made over 45 days before retreat starts. Cancellations made within 45 days or less of arrival are non-refundable in their totality. However, in case of emergency, we will do our best to apply your investment towards a future retreat or training. If cancellation is necessary due to natural disaster, the amount invested can't be refunded, but can be applied towards any of our retreats taking place within the following 365 days after the cancelation date. There can be no refunds or pro-rates if you leave the retreat early under any circumstances.

Recommendations for your visit:

  • Holbox Island as well as other tourist areas in México are very safe, however don't leave your belongings unattended when you are on the beach and always keep the safe locked when you leave the room to avoid any possible theft.

  • There is wifi throughout the hotel but signal tends to be slow or interrupted on the Island according to weather conditions and service providers, so you can use that as the perfect excuse for a tech-detox.

  • Staff members and locals on their majority speak English and would also be happy to help you practice your Spanish.

  • Some establishments are cash only or wifi conditions eventually may not allow them to take credit cards. Our recommendation is to exchange some of your money into Mexican pesos before you depart your country or at your arrival. Once in México you'll find the best rates at the exchange houses outside the airport. You will also find that many places would accept the US dollar but don't expect a good rate in exchange. ATM's in the airport would be more recommended to withdraw some money as those in the Island are not reliable. In terms of spending money, all lunches are on your own as well as two dinners, so that you can enjoy the local restaurants—which are delicious! You will be able to find some meals as cheap as US$5 but also some as expensive as US$30. To be safe, we’d recommend allotting $50 a day, or perhaps a bit more if you plan to shop.

  • The Hotel rooms have air-conditioners as well as fans. There is a mini-fridge available at your room and they will provide you with bottled water since tab water is best not to drink. You don't have to worry about ice in the restaurants since they all buy ice from a purified water ice supplier.

  • The local guides are committed to protect the environment and they will require you to use organic or biodegradable sunscreen and sunblock. Mosquitos on the Island are abundant around sunrise and sunset and for this matter we highly recommend to bring insect repellent with you. In this case the organic or biodegradable brands tend to be less effective than the more aggressive stuff.

  • Hat, snickers, sunglasses, pareo, sandals, light pants and light long sleeve tops are always a good idea to bring. In this time of the year weather tends to be the best, sunny and not too hot, but there are rare occasions when it rains.

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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