Renew, Restore and Relax in Paradise
with Alexandra Mathisen
Renew, Restore and Relax in Paradise. Join Alex Mathisen and SoulSpark Journeys for an unforgettable yoga adventure in paradise. For seven days and six nights celebrate the simplicity, beauty, and magic of life in Xinalani. Rejuvenate, renew and restore your body and mind with invigorating and nourishing yoga practices. You will return home with a new perspective on life both on and off your mat.
Only accessible by boat, Xinalani is an elegant, eco-chic retreat set amongst ten acres of splendid unspoiled jungle on the southern shore of Banderas Bay, just south of Puerto Vallarta. Xinalani offers private pristine sand beaches, seclusion and a chance to escape from the world. Breath-taking ocean-front rooms, four inspiring yoga studios, on-site spa and local hand crafted food await you. Our retreat is deigned to rejuvenate, renew and restore the body and mind. Start each with an invigorating flow class designed to explore your edges, deepen your practice and try something new. Late afternoon practices will nourish the body and mind through gentle yoga, meditation and restorative poses. The day is yours to spend as you wish – relax in a hammock, take a dip in the ocean, snorkel, kayak, stand-up paddleboard…the list is endless. Enjoy magnificent ocean views and relax with the sound of the waves as the chefs serve you gourmet healthy style meals using local grown produce and fresh fish and seafood.
Your Yoga Adventure Includes
• 7 days/6 nights eco-luxury accommodations
• 2 daily yoga practices and meditation
• 3 delicious chef created meals daily (based on locally grown produce, freshly caught fish & seafood, vegan gluten free options available upon request)
• Water, tea, juice with meals
• Private shuttle and boat transport from airport to retreat center
• Swimming at a pristine private beach
• Complimentary kayaking and snorkeling
• Traditional temazcal sweat lodge experience
• All taxes
Other activities not included but available
• Stand Up Paddleboarding
• Local hiking with a guide
• Canopy Adventure
• Swimming with wild dolphins
• Scuba diving
• Spa treatments
• Alcohol or items for personal use
Please note the following are not included
• Airfare to Puerta Vallarta International Airport
• Gratuities for Xinalani staff
• Travel insurance (recommended)
Sample Yoga Schedule (schedule subject to change)
7:00-8:00 am »Tea, coffee, fresh fruit for our early risers
8:00am-9:30am »Rejuvenate with morning flow yoga and meditation
9:30-10:30 am »Breakfast overlooking the ocean
11:00 am – 1:30 pm »Free time to relax, enjoy the ocean, join an excursion
1:30-2:30 pm »Lunch overlooking the ocean
2:30-5:00 pm »Free time to relax, enjoy the ocean, join an excursion
5:00-6:30 pm »Renew & Restore with Yoga and Meditation
7:30 pm »Dinner followed by socializing and/or quiet time
A deposit of $500 is needed to secure your spot. Half of the remaining balance will be due December 1st, 2015, and then the remaining balance is due February 1st, 2016. All fees are non-refundable. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc.) but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels. To be safe, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.
Book by September 1st and receive a $50 early bird discount
About the Teacher
Five years ago, Alex Mathisen founded SoulSpark Journeys, a yoga retreat company dedicated to providing yogis with opportunities to ‘spark their soul’. Taking time to practice yoga has allowed Alex to celebrate her surroundings, center the mind and find solace wherever she is in the world. Her mat has been her grounding force. Her travels have taken her to Switzerland, Patagonia, Sumatra, Montreal, Italy, France and California where she has practiced yoga on remote beaches and under the shadow of snowcapped mountains. She is excited to share her passion for travel and yoga with you. Alexandra currently lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she owns and operates the Yoga Center of Steamboat. She enjoys sharing her passion for ashtanga, vinyasa flow and restorative yoga with her local community. She is certified by the Ashtanga School of Montreal. When she’s not in the studio, she can be found hiking in the mountains, carving fresh tracks in the snow and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Alex creates classes designed to open up the body and mind. Vinyasa classes offer an opportunity to sweat while focusing on alignment and introspection. Restorative and gentle yoga classes provide time to still the mind and nourish the soul. Come with an open mind and be prepared to play with your edges, smile and laugh.
For more information visit www.soulsparkjourneys.com or contact Alex Mathisen at [email protected] or by phone at 970 819 3360.