Mexican Bliss Retreat
con Ame Wren & Joanne Flaherty
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Join our Mexican Bliss Retreat! Nestled between a white-sand beach and the mountains, on a 10-acre property only accessible by boat, resides the eco-chic retreat center called Xinalani. Despite being only 12 miles south of Puert0 Vallarta (making for easy travel to and from), Xinalani feels like it’s own island. Picture a completely secluded beachfront cliff property settled in amongst the trees of the jungle. But don’t let the seclusion fool you—- Xinalani is a well-equipped, impeccably built, pristine property boasting 2 open-air yoga spaces, a meditation cabin, 15 oceanfront suites and an exquisite spa. The creators of Xinalani took great care not to disturb the remarkable biodiversity of Banderas Bay. You will be snuggled in and atop trees in palm-thatched cabins with private outdoor showers. Gourmet chefs, utilizing the abundance of local produce and seafood, prepare each meal. Xinalani is bliss embodied and you will leave feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and ready for spring.
Each day will begin with a vinyasa practice inspired by the sun (think sweaty, fiery and oh-so-good). You can spend your late morning and afternoon basking on the beach, surfing, swimming with dolphins, getting a massage, taking a hike or anything else your heart desires. We will wrap up the day with a second practice inspired by the moon (think cooling, calming, yin and restorative-style) before gathering in candle light for dinner.
About the Teachers
Ame and Jo met a long time ago during teacher training. Throughout the years they have become dear friends, sharing a love of all things yoga, Mexican food and sandy beaches. This will be Ame’s 3rd annual retreat at Xinalani and she is so excited to go back and bring Jo along for the ride. There is nothing better than waking to the sound of the ocean, reading in a hammock for hours on end and having no need for shoes. Mexico is dear to Ame’s heart and soul and she hopes to return every year for as long as she can.
My yoga practice began, as it does for so many, in early adulthood. Throughout the years I’ve come to classify myself as a “yoga mutt” given the myriad of styles I’ve studied. I remain a dedicated student of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. My practice has taken different shapes over the years but has always been heavily influenced by intentional structure, alignment and breath. From the time I began teaching, combining precision and form with fluidity and creativity inspired me and continues to bolster my path as an asana teacher. My teaching combines the sweat of astanga, the wisdom of iyengar and the freedom of vinyasa while cultivating introspective space. I hope to always remain a curious and dedicated student as well as a humble teacher. I am grateful to Patricia Walden and Natasha Rizopolous for continually strengthening and inspiring my daily practice, to Schuyler Grant and the Kula Yoga Project community for giving me the tools to teach and to Nikki Costello for showing me how to be a yogi. Ame has been a featured teacher in Yoga Journal, at Wanderlust Festival and was awarded the honor of “Best of Boston” in 2010. She travels extensively leading retreats, trainings and workshops all over the world and is the founder of Boston Yoga School.
Joanne Flaherty has been teaching vinyasa yoga since 2003. Her mat is simply her best friend. She believes one of the most powerful tools to contentment and joy in life can be found by experiencing stillness and becoming quiet through a yoga practice. Her class setting is safe and sacred. She provides smart, fun, sequencing with a purpose. Joanne teaches in a loving and gentle manner while she leads her students though a vigorous vinyasa.
For more info please visit:
Joanne’s website: http://newtonyoga.com/americasfinestyogateachers/joanne-flaherty/
Ame’s website: http://www.amewren.com/retreats/mexican-bliss-retreat
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