Yoga and Meditation Retreat to Puerto Vallarta, exploring Lovingkindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity
with Jacoby Ballard & Eric Pettigrew
Yoga and Meditation Retreat to Puerto Vallarta, exploring Lovingkindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity. Set daily life aside, joining Jacoby & Eric, two experienced teachers (with a cumulative teaching experience of 30 years) and immerse yourself in practice on the quiet beaches, forests, and mountains of Puerto Vallarta.
The retreat focuses on the Brahma Viharas of Loving-kindness, Compassion, Forgiveness, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity. Practitioners of all levels of experience welcome.
Eric and Jacoby will take you into daily asana (yoga postures) and Pranayama (yoga breath) that prepares the body and the mind for the practice of meditation, followed by a daily Dharma talk (discussion). Open to yogis of all experiences and levels. Besides the daily practices of yoga and meditation, there will be plenty of free time, delicious food, and stunning scenery; activities like lounging, hiking, snorkeling and site-seeing are available.
Xilanani Retreat Center is the perfect retreat center located on an island where cars are not allowed.
This retreat is the perfect place to get away from it all and immerse yourself in your yoga & meditation practice on the secluded beaches, forests, and mountains of Puerto Vallarta. Let yourself recharge and renew, returning to your life after a week with vigor, strength, kindness, and calm.
A Typical Day Includes
• Morning yoga & meditation practice (2 hours)
• Free time
• 45 Minute Dharma talk (discussion)
• 6 hours of daily free time to swim, relax, read, have a massage or explore the area
• Late afternoon yoga & meditation practice
** Meals are vegetarian and also available dairy/wheat free. Fresh fish is served daily.
Early Bird Prices (per person before September 1st 2014)
• Eco-Chic Suite – $2150
• Petite Suite – $1950
• Deluxe Room – $1700
• Dorm Price (4 people per room) – $1550
* * Price includes transportation from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Aeropuerto, PVR) to Xinalani retreat center. 7 nights, 3 deliciously prepared meals per day, morning and evening practice of yoga and meditation.
Registration Space is limited! A deposit of $500 (non-refundable) holds a spot for each participant. The remaining balance is due December 15th 2014. Please email us at [email protected] or dial 646 539 8128 with any questions and reserve for this retreat!
Passports are required for Mexico, so please plan ahead and ensure that yours is valid!
About the Teacher
Jacoby Ballard, Herbalist, RYT
Jacoby has been meditating for 15 years, practicing yoga for 12 years, and teaching for 10 years. He received his 200-hour certification from Kashi Atlanta, and his 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher certification from Kripalu. He is now studying Ayurveda (sister-science of yoga) at the Dinacharya Institute in New York City, that allow him to deepen his teaching and healing by combining herbs and yoga. Through his study, Jacoby is expanding his understanding of the philosophy and wisdom that underlies these ancient healing systems of India. Since 2008, he is the co-owner and founder of Third Root Community Health Center (www.thirdroot.org). Third Root focuses on collaboration sharing and making ancient healing arts accessible, giving a sense of empowerment to the community. Third Root is located in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY.
Eric Pettigrew, RYT, LMT, DSH
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Originally from Quebec, Eric began his career as a professional dancer and continues to pursue his passion for movement and healing through yoga, massage and homeopathy.
Eric has been a teacher & practitioner of yoga for nearly 15 years. He is an established and certified homeopath as well as a licensed massage therapist. He is currently an instructor at Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor and at the Giving Room in Southold NY. Eric also participates in the ¨Urban Zen¨ integrative therapy program created by Donna Karan, Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman-Yee. In collaboration with a local cancer support organization, Fighting Chance, Eric offers yoga classes catered for individuals & their caregivers affected by cancer.
We look forward to supporting your practice in Puerto Vallarta this winter! Please email us at [email protected] with any questions or to sign up for this retreat!
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