Simplify, Replenish and Enjoy!
with Bita and Moses
January 26 – February 2, 2019
Simplify, Replenish and Enjoy!
Join Bita and Moses on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world for a 7 night oceanfront retreat.
This week will be an opportunity to slow down, simplify and restore. As we allow routines and responsibilities to fall away, we begin to feel a quiet peacefulness that often goes unnoticed.
Each day will include yoga, breathing and meditation practices interspersed with opportunities for reflection. Enjoy generous periods of time to be on your own as well as in the warmth of community. Choose to rest and replenish alongside the turquoise waters and sandy shores of the Caribbean Sea and enjoy a massage or two. Walk or bicycle into the town of Tulum and enjoy the local culture. Visit the nearby Mayan ruins or the Sea Turtles nesting area. Plenty to do and plenty of time to enjoy not doing too! Join us!
We have only 10 cabanas, so this retreat is limited to 16-18 students. Reserve your space early!
During the delicious week, you’ll be staying at Shambala Petite, one of the most desired private properties offering casita and a yoga shala on the pristine beachfront. The entire property is reserved for your group this week and your package includes beachfront lodging, healthful meals, plus all yoga classes and meditations with your teachers.
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
Our home for the week takes us approximately 90 miles south of Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Northeast Mexico known as the Riviera Maya, a verdant area bordered by a pristine blue ocean and emerald-green tropical forests and jungles. The world’s second longest reef stretches from Quintana Roo to Honduras with miles of some of the best beaches in the Western Hemisphere. The Riviera Maya is home to tranquil sea coves, bays, lagoons, caves, cenotes, and other landmarks that are vestiges of a culture thousands of years old.
The influence of ancient Mayan culture on the Yucatan Peninsula makes this area unlike any other in Mexico. The resort is located just a few miles from the ruins of the 13th century Pyramid El Castillo (The Castle) that provide a breathtaking view of the sea crashing below. Tulum boasts an unspoiled native village that is a refreshing contrast to the tourist towns farther north.
Shambhala Petit lies on a secluded road, with its own dramatic beach and private cover. Should you wish to retreat into a world of your own, the resort is self-contained, but with plenty of opportunities to explore the unique offerings of the Riviera Maya and its ancient, mysterious culture. We will be there during one of the most beautiful times of year, when the temperatures range from 78 to 85°F and the water is warm yet refreshing. Guests are free to explore the different beaches in the area, many an easy ride or even a walk from the resort, or simply relax on your private beach listening to the ever-present rhythm of the waves and enjoying nature in all its splendor.
After an easy 90-minute drive, you’ll arrive at your beach paradise.The first meal included in your retreat is dinner. Check out time is anytime before noon on the last day.
Check in time starts at 2pm on SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
The center does not provide airport pick ups, but shuttles can be shared with participants on similar flights. Happy Shuttle (link embedded) offer shuttles for $100 that can be divided amongst 6-8 people. Super Shuttle offers $40 one way to Shambala Petit.
GROUP DEPARTURE SHUTTLE on FEBRUARY 2nd – The center offers a groups shuttle back to the airport that departs between 10am and 11am. This will accommodates flights departing Cancun International 3pm and afterwards. If you have an earlier flight, a private taxi will cost $90 (which can be shared if others are also leaving early)
When you have your flights booked, please CLICK HERE to complete a survey we need from each of you.
What to pack:
- Yoga Mat (other yoga props are supplied)
- Beach shoes and closed toe shoes if you decide to do jungle excursions
- Comfortable loose beach clothing, yoga clothes and bathing suit
- Yoga clothes
- Sunscreen mosquito spray and personal effects
- note: electronic adapters are not needed
Bita Jenkins, M.D., E-RYT500 has been practicing and studying yoga since 1976. Her approach to yoga is intelligent, playful, and heart-based. She emphasizes awareness, the breath, core principles, alignment, and integrating both movement and stillness to access our true nature. Cultivating a sacred space to open the body, free the mind, and connect with spirit, she aspires to ignite the magic of our existence and the bliss of living this presence. Bita can appreciate all of the stress we accumulate in our fast-paced lifestyles. Her intention is to offer down to earth techniques and ways to incorporate them into our daily lives to help minimize stress, heal our bodies, and focus our minds. Self-transformation and awakening within has guided Bita to teach from a place of love, respect and integrity.
Moses Brown is a Certified Yoga Teacher who has been teaching since 1991. He leads public classes immersions and yoga teacher trainings. Moses believes that yoga should be a heart-opening experience that is both supportive as well as empowering to the student. His teachings create an approach that are physically dynamic, mentally stimulating and therapeutic. Moses brings focus, concentration, and mindfulness to his classes, weaving them together with playfulness, joy and FUN!!
9 beautiful casitas are available first come first served. With names like Ganesh, Krishna, Nataraj, Satya and Radha, you know you’ll be right at home. One Penthouse casita is the jewel of the center, two additional premium casitas offer the largest space and exceptional views. Regualr casitas offer a King Bed or 2 twin beds & private bath. Casita Krishna and Le Jardin are our budget conscious casitas. All casitas offer air conditioning.
This brand new accommodation is the jewel of the property. At the highest point, the room offers a King bed, spacious private terrace overlooking the ocean and large glass framed modern bathroom and shower. We can only offer this room to 2 sharing a king bed.
Cost: $2995 per person
These lovely casitas are just septs from the ocean. They have 1 King or 2 twin beds, and ensuite simple shower and bathroom.
Casita Krishna has 2 beds and private bathroom and shower that is just outside the casita
We have 1 female roommate space still available in this casita.
Cost: $2295 per person double occupancy
- 7 nights accommodations
- One group airport shuttle transfer to and from Cancun International Airport
- All yoga classes
- Meals starting with dinner the first night and ending with breakfast on the last morning
- Airfare to Cancun
- airport transfers to the hotel and returning to the airport (outside of scheduled shuttle time)
- extras such as massage or special excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Gratuities to Shambhala Petit staff (suggested is $15 / day shared amongst staff)
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($595) before October 15, 2018. No refunds after October 15. 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 November, 2018, unless other arrangements are made.
In the unlikely case of cancellation by One Yoga Global due to insufficient enrollment or logistical problems (acts of God, war, strikes, etc.) that may impede trip operations, please refer to the policies outlined in the more detailed application and liability waiver provided upon reservation. Participants will be required to sign the application and liability waiver to participate on this trip.
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