ISF retreats incorporate practice with local teachers in the communities we travel to. We immerse ourselves in the local cultural tradition and experiences. Our goal is to connect our practice with the natural world around us and the local flavors to invigorate and re energize and relax and restore your complete being.
Why do a retreat? A retreat is a personal investment in YOU! It is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. Through immersing yourself in yoga, nature and meditation it disrupts the chaos and busyness of our daily lives. You will gain the ability to become more present and introspective. A retreat allows you a "pause" to reflect on your life and perhaps ask some questions lending to clarifying your life's direction, purpose and goals. You are worth taking this time to nurture and rejuvenate your whole being in mind, body and spirit.
UPCOMING: NO RETREATS SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME...........STAY TUNED
SAMPLE Retreat: Daily Vinyasa, Yin and Ayurvedic yoga and meditation classes, Ayurvedic Principles, Life Coaching: What do you really want out of life? Your DESIRE, Vibrational Sound Healing, Snorkeling, Paddle boarding, massage and more...
Pricing includes: Accomodations, airport transfer, Daily breakfast some facilities include community dinners.
Plenty of FREE TIME to explore the local flavor and culture or relax with a bodywork/massage session. *Additional excursions available* Check out the samples below.
SAMPLE EXCURSIONS: Our retreats allow ample time for exploration both through group excursions and on your own.
Snorkeling Puerto Morelos **
Head to the beach and catch the boat to one of the largest coral reefs in the world! Swim with turtles, lion fish, manta rays, sting rays, coral reef and fish of all types and colors. Enjoy the sea breeze, relax on the boat and soak up some sun in this 2 ½ hour adventure. Cost is $35
Hike the botanical gardens **
Just 5 minutes by taxi take a 3 km ride to the botanical gardens for a nice walk in the shade as you explore beautiful gardens, look for spider monkeys, discover rugged temple ruins, catch a lookout and cross a swinging bridge. It takes about 90 minutes for this local adventure. Costis $20, includes transportation.
Cenote Zapote **
A cenote is a natural pool of water resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater, creating the perfect exotic swimming pool. Come with us to Cenote Zapote where we will zipline into them and test our fears as we jump into the unknown. The cenote is 25 minutes from Casa Om , cost is $35 includes transport to and from the cenote as well as admission. Allow 3 ½ hours for the complete adventure.
WE INCORPORATE LOCAL TEACHERS
Welcome Dinner Traditional Mexican
0800- 0915 Slow Flow yoga and Setting intentions for the week Susan
0930-1030 Breakfast at Casa OM
1030-1230 Workshop DESIRE – What do you really want out of life?? Simona Ksoll
(15 min break) Discuss homework exercises, journaling throughout the duration of the retreat.
1230-430 FREE TIME
430 Simona reiterate key points about DESIRE/ Susie Pranayama and meditation
530 pm Dinner – TO BE ANNOUNCED
0800-0915 Kapha dosha Ayurvedic yoga with Kendall
0930-1030 Breakfast at Casa OM
1030-1230 Ayurvedic workshop with Kendall
1230-600 pm FREE TIME – Paddle boarding, beach time, massage (schedule with front desk upon arrival).
600 pm COMMUNITY DINNER - Thai
730-830 pm Vibrational Sound Healing with Magdalena
0700 – 0800 Beach walk – Walking meditation
0830 – 0930 Breakfast at Casa OM
0930 – 1100 DOWN TIME
1100 – 100 pm Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra with Ellen
100 pm Lunch Break
230 pm Botanical Garden Tour snorkeling, FREE TIME
0800 – 0915 Yoga Flow with Susan
0930 – 1030 Breakfast at Casa OM
1030 – 1230 Chakra Stone Painting and Group discussion
Optional check ins (private consults) with Simona Intentions, desires – where are you in the process, what’s been coming up?
1230 Cenote Tour (option) or FREE TIME
530 pm Sunset Meditation and Open Sharing circle on the beach (Time subject to change)
0800 - 0915 Vata Pacifying Ayurvedic Yoga with Kendall (Kendall available for privates until 5 pm today)
0930 – 1030 Breakfast CASA OM
1100 – 1pm Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra with Ellen
1 pm FREE TIME
6 pm Closing takeaways to implement at home so you can stay on the path with Simona
630 COMMUNITY DINNER Japanese
Breakfast and check out
"Best vacation we've ever taken"
“My husband and I attended the Fall 2015 Retreat in Playa del Carmen Mexico. It was one of the best vacations that we have ever taken!! It was a perfect mix of planned activities; yoga, hiking and snorkeling with plenty of free time to explore on our own. We stayed in a boutique hotel with a roof top bar, pool and yoga studio. Our morning yoga classes were taught by Susie and Arielle, Susie's mentor, which was amazing! Susie's knowledge of the area made everything easy to navigate. We are definitely going to go again!!!!!
-R.H. and K.H.
"I'm going again!"
I'd never gone on a yoga retreat or to Mexico, and this was a wonderful treat! A little gentle yoga, great adventure outings, and lots of beach & down time. I'm going again!
A perfect mix of yoga relaxing massage, sunrise beach walks...
This was the perfect mix of yoga, massage and beach time to relax and renew myself. The local teachers made it fun to try different styles of yoga. The atmosphere was chill, non intimidating and we had plenty of free time to ourselves to explore.”
Yoga is a journey of the self to the self through the self.