Los Cabos, Baja, MEXICO
Gong Relaxation Immersion
with Mehtab and Guru Karam
November 10-16, 2018
Join Mehtab and Guru Karam for a luxurious retreat in Los Cabos, at the pristine southern tip of the Baja peninsula. Miles of beaches will be at your doorstep at out secluded, private retreat site – far from the sounds and lights of the city. A spectacular location where the mountains meet the desert and the ocean offers us the ultimate backdrop for deep relaxation and yogic sound healing with the Gong!
Mehtab and Guru Karam will guide you through daily restorative practices of gentle Kundalini Yoga and Yoga Nidra with the healing sound of the Gong. We’ll practice meditations, pranayama, and Ayurvedic relaxation techniques together to create a week-long experience of total relaxation by the sea, as well as how to prepare you for deep and blissful sleep while you are here and when you return home.
Our retreat property offers luxury suites and deluxe rooms with private patios, a rooftop swimming pool, hot tub and lounge, full service spa and exceptional cuisine with vegetables harvested from the onsite organic gardens. Optional adventures include riding horses on the beach, sea kayaking, and visiting the local towns. We may even be able to participate in a baby turtle release!
Our retreat property offers luxury suites and deluxe rooms with private patios, a rooftop swimming pool, hot tub and lounge, full service spa and exceptional cuisine with vegetables harvested from the onsite organic gardens.
Enjoy both morning and afternoon yoga classes, as well as extended gong relaxation and sound healing sessions every evening.
If you wish to leave our retreat bubble, you can visit the nearby artist community in Todos Santos (also known as the “Magic Village”), or for authentic shopping and a visit to an organic restaurant and farm, there is the town of San Jose del Cabo.
For the adventurous, you can arrange excursions on your own schedule for surfing, horseback riding, sea kayaking or swimming / snorkeling visits to secluded beaches. There’s also excellent local hiking (just step outside the center), as well as guided treks to explore the geography and history of this majestic region.
Or you can relax. Really relax. Completely, totally, absolutely, and deeply relax.
Come join us on the beautifully natural Baja Peninsula at the perfect time of year when the sun is shining, temperatures are pleasantly moderate, the sea turtles are laying, and the hustle and bustle of the summer and winter seasons are nowhere to be seen.
BONUS: GONG YOGA NIDRA TRAINING
For teachers and sound healers, we are offering a 12-hour training in conducting Gong Yoga Nidra sessions for your clients and students. You will learn how to structure and personalize a gong yoga nidra relaxation session through using specific gong playing techniques, as well as developing your own scripts for guided meditations and visualizations. For those who wish certification, you will have the opportunity to present a Gong Yoga Nidra session to the retreat participants and your fellow students at the end of the training.
Prior gong experience is required to participate in this training certification.
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
Plan your arrival to Cabo San Lucas International Airport (SJD) on November 10th. A shuttle will pick you up and and transport yo to our little paradise. Departures and shuttle back to the airport on November 16th. We will send a survey to collect your travel plans closer to departure.
Please ensure that you r passport does NOT expire within 6 months of your departure.
What to pack:
- Walking shoes and beach shoes
- Comfortable clothing
- Bathing suit
- Yoga clothes
- Good vibes
CLICK HERE for answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there Internet access?
Yes, we do have Internet access here on the property. Though we are completely off-the-grid, we have a special radio-based Internet connection that provides wi-fi connectivity at our Community Building via relay system over the mountains to San Jose. Though not as fast as your connection at home, it works rather well. It does not consistently reach to our guest rooms, however, so your best signal will be at our main building.
Is there cell phone coverage?We just recently received cell phone coverage from Mexico’s largest mobile communications company, Telcel. If you have AT&T, Verizon, or another provider that partners with Telcel, you will have coverage here.
Do I need an adapter for electrical plugs?
All of North America uses the same standard plug for 110V connections, so if you are coming from the United States or Canada, your equipment will work without an adapter.
Do you have hair dryers?
We do not stock electric hair dryers in every room. If it is important for you to blow dry your hair, then you may want to consider bringing your own. Because our electricity is entirely solar-powered, we ask that you are mindful of your usage and only blow dry your hair during daylight hours so as not to tax our battery storage systems.
Do you have guest laundry?
As an off-grid retreat center that must conserve both water and electricity, we are not able to offer laundry service for guests’ personal items. We ask that all guests bring sufficient clothing for the entirety of their stay.
How much cash should I bring?
This varies greatly from person to person, so it is difficult for us to recommend a set amount. If you are visiting us as part of a formal retreat, there are no additional mandatory charges, though there are several options that may be of interest. Most of the outfitters leading excursions accept credit cards, though one of the transport companies we use for trips to town accepts only cash. All massage and spa services are paid directly to the therapist in cash. If you choose to tip your shuttle driver or leave a gratuity for the center staff, those can only be left in cash. All local service providers readily accept either Mexican pesos or U.S. dollars. We are quite remote so there are no ATMs in the vicinity of the center, though they are available if you do an excursion to a local town.
Mehtab Benton is the originator and author of Gong Yoga, the first book on using the gong in the practice of yoga. He has trained hundreds of yoga teachers, therapists, and musicians in the art of playing the gong. He is a lifelong Kundalini Yoga practitioner and teacher and has trained teachers in Hatha and Kundalini Yoga for over 18 years. He is a certified Vedic Astrologer with an international practice. Mehtab is the author of Gong Yoga, Astrology Yoga, Teaching Gong Yoga, and the DVD course How To Play the Gong for Yoga, Meditation, and Healing. [Read more about Mehtab]
Guru Karam (Laura) Benton
Laura (Guru Karam) Benton began her life-long yoga practice at age 16 at a Kundalini Yoga Ashram in Houston, Texas. She is certified in Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga and is a Level 1 and Level 2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer. She has presented classes internationally on Gong Yoga Nidra, the art of deep relaxation with the gong, and brings a feminine perspective to the art of playing the gong for meditation and relaxation. She is the recipient of the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association “Building Communities in Yoga” award and a three-time presenter at the Southwest Yoga Conference. A Registered Nurse, Guru Karam teaches anatomy and physiology in teacher training courses and is a guest lecturer in other yoga teacher training courses and a presenter at the Southwest Yoga conference. With her husband, Mehtab, Guru Karam is the co-recipient of the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association “Building Communities in Yoga” award. [Read more about Laura]
Spacious luxury rooms and suites offer polished travertine floors and bathrooms, pillow top mattresses, 300 thread count organic sheets and custom crafted teak furniture.
The top floor units have 2 queen beds and a separate dining and living space plus terrace with teak chaise lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. The bathroom has one sink, shower and bathtub.
The bottom floor units are one large bedroom with King bed and sitting area. They have patios with teak chaise lounge chairs and a larger bathroom with 2 sinks, shower and bathtub with jacuzzi jets. Perfect for a couples or singles. With 2 roommates, a queen bed can be added instead of the indoor sitting area.
Double occupancy: $2495 per person
Single Occupancy: $3295
+ Optional 12-hour Gong Yoga Nidra Certification: add $295 *
A $595 DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR SPACE AND WE’RE HAPPY TO MATCH YOU WITH A ROOMMATE
- 6 nights accommodations
- Airport shuttle on November 10 and 16
- Yoga Classes
- All meals
- Flight to Cabo San Lucas
- Travel Insurance
- Optional activities / excursions
- Gratuities you might like to offer (optional)
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($595) before August 1, 2018. No refunds after August 1, 2018. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy.
If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through September, 2018, unless other arrangements are made. Participants will be required to sign the application and liability waiver to participate on this trip.
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