Yoga is Medicine’s Seaside Getaway &
Original Hot Yoga Retreat 2024
Ready to Recharge, Relax, and Recenter?
Join us for this rejuvenating, healing, beachside yoga retreat in the beautiful small town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
An immersive yet laid-back yoga retreat in the quiet beach town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
Have you ever devoted a full week to a reset for your whole being? Immersed yourself in the beginning (or restart) of an incredibly healthy set of habits? Gone on a vacation that is healing-oriented, detoxifying, no-pressure, as physically challenging/healing as you’d like it to be (the magic of Original Hot Yoga, wink wink), and community-oriented?
So many vacations start out with the idea of a “break” or of a “reset”, but they can become their own source of stress. Many even require extra yoga (or other health supports) before and after the trip, just to reset. But this is different. Our yoga retreat is the reset, the recharge, and the relaxation, all in one.
We are so excited for you to join us in 2024 for a late-winter wake-up and recharge….immersed in yoga, tropical sunshine, incredibly delicious and fresh food, daily sunrises at the beach, guided journaling & goal-setting, fresh juice, Caribbean waters and ocean breezes, other local adventures & healing treatments at your leisure, and more. You’ll be surrounded and supported by other healing-oriented yoga buddies, and led by the positive energy and expertise of Ann’s 20 years of facilitating healing via the Original Hot Yoga.
It is a week with benefits that extend far beyond the time itself. Memories, an expanded yoga practice, and deepened friendships that last a lifetime!
Casa Om Mexico
Avenida Javier Rojo Gomez 804 Mza 26 Lte 9 SM 2 Region 2
77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico
February 25th – March 2nd, 2024
[Michigan State University Spring Break!]
Pricing starts at $1999*
*does not include airfare
Casa Om is a very special place on the planet! Located in a quiet seaside town south of Cancun and just footsteps from the beach, it features a rooftop dining room with fresh vegetarian meals, a dedicated hot yoga room, peaceful common areas, and 10 air-conditioned rooms. Owned and curated by our colleagues in the Original Hot Yoga world, it is the ideal place to reset, recharge, reconnect, grow, relax, and expand.
- Comfortable accommodations in double occupancy rooms, including air-conditioning (if desired) and a private bathroom for each room (exceptions noted below)
- Private van transportation between Cancun International Airport and Casa Om on arrival & departure days (see FAQ for details)
- First-evening silent yoga class and guided journaling session
Daily Original Hot Yoga sessions each morning in Casa Om’s on-site, state-of-the-art hot yoga studio
- Daily sunrise gathering on a quiet beach, including Five Tibetans practice and/or a swim
- Optional participation in our sunrise beach yoga photo shoot
- Daily yoga before dinner: specialty and workshop-type classes!
Yoga mat + yoga towel rental for every class
Daily laundering of your yoga clothes
Daily housekeeping with bed sheets changed mid-week.
Unlimited bottled water, coffee, and tea, and access to a full kitchen for any personal food needs
Delicious, hearty, vegetarian meals prepared by an on-site private chef, served at Casa Om’s open-air rooftop dining room. A hearty brunch served daily and 4 gourmet sit-down dinners are included.
- Wi-fi access, if you choose to partake
And the intangibles:
- The calming energy of a dedicated yoga house, designed specifically for our type of healing retreat
- An optional set-your-cell-phone-aside basket for whenever you are inside Casa Om
- Peaceful indoor & outdoor common areas to visit with others or have quiet time as desired.
- Great times and connections with yoga buddies new and old!
- Relaxed afternoons of free time for your own reflection, beach time, healing treatments, or extra adventures (see below)
What’s Not Included
- Roundtrip airfare to and from Cancun International Airport
- Travel insurance (required for all participants)
- Fresh fruit & vegetable juices made-to-order onsite
- Supplemental/optional individual healing treatments, offered on site by local practitioners and healers
- Optional organized day trips to snorkel at the reef (just offshore and easy to get to), swim in the nearby caves, walk into town, or travel to archaeological sites
Rooms & Rates
Standard Double Room
2 Twin beds, AC, with private bath.
Name a roomie or we’ll find you one.
Early Bird Rate: $2199/person
Standard Double Room w/shared bath
2 Twin beds, AC, and shared bath.
Early Bird: $2099/person
Sleeps 3-4. AC. Private bath.
3-4 person occupancy.
Early Bird: $1999/person
note: If this is your first choice, please make sure to list a second choice on the room selection, as the dorm room will be men-only or women-only, depending on timing of deposit receipts
Premium Queen Room
One queen bed and one day bed.
Private balcony. AC. Private bath.
Premium King Room
One king bed. AC. Private bath with large tub.
Balcony access. Double occupancy.
Rooftop Deluxe Room
One Queen bed. Private bath and balcony.
Beautiful natural roof and ceiling fan.
Top floor of Casa Om with 360 degree views. Double occupancy.
Reserve Your Spot
Non-Refundable Payment Policy
All retreat payments are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-creditable. Travel insurance is required for all retreat participants. Any cancellations of participation will need to go through your travel insurance policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
ONE AMAZING DAILY SCHEDULE
6:30 am – Beach Gathering, Tibetans, or Swim for the early birds, or coffee/tea in the communal kitchen (self-serve)
7:45 am – 9:15 am – Original Hot Yoga Class
9:45 am – Delicious Vegetarian Brunch
11:00 am – Day Activities / Free Time
Private time or group activities: your choice!
Enjoy a massage on the beach, shop in town, take a cooking class, take a short boat ride out to the coral reef for snorkeling, add on a healing treatment at Casa Om, take an afternoon nap, visit the cenotes for zip lining or exploring, take a day trip to visit Mayan ruins, try the fresh fruit or guacamole sold at the beach, rent paddle boards, hike in botanical gardens, walk the coastline, or read your vacation book of choice!
5:00pm – 6:30 pm – 2nd Yoga Opportunity of the Day
Varies by day: Intermediate Hatha Yoga (all welcome), Special Topics Workshops, Strength & Conditioning, etc.
7:00 pm – Gourmet Vegetarian Dinner
8:00pm – Evening Leisure Options
Walk on the beach, use the yoga room for quiet activities, take a dip in Casa Om’s pool, or go to bed early for a great night’s sleep.
Answer: As many or as little as you like! Here are the general offerings that you will be able to choose from.
Every morning, weather-dependent, we will have an optional beach gathering where we will practice the Five Tibetans, do morning yoga warm-ups, take a swim or wade, or just enjoy the sunrise. The beach is very quiet and very big, so if you prefer solitary time in sight of the group, that is also welcome!
MORNING YOGA PRACTICE
Nearly every morning we will offer a traditional Original Hot Yoga Class in Casa Om’s dedicated hot yoga room, instructed by Ann. These morning classes are traditional 90-minute classes, heated and sweaty, therapeutic, detoxifying, strengthening, balancing, energizing, and rejuvenating. Towards the end of the week we may include a silent class, and depending on the weather, we may do one class on the beach or beach deck.
Before dinner each evening, we will offer a special class or workshop opportunity. Intermediate Ghosh Lineage, Upper Body Therapeutics, Strength & Conditioning, and a Breathing & Nervous System Reset class are some of the options. These classes will be extensions, explorations, or special focuses – based on the Original Hot Yoga that you know and love. 🙂
The detailed schedule will be available at the retreat.
If you want to sleep in or nap instead of attending a class, that is totally welcome as part of your retreat experience! 🙂
Casa Om’s menu features super-fresh food with Mexican, Thai, New American, and Lebanese roots.
All dishes are prepared with a healthy, plant-based lifestyle in mind. Vegan and gluten-free entrees can be prepared upon request.
The kitchen also prepares (for a small fee) fresh juices and smoothies to order.
Those passionate about cuisine will find a like-minded soul with the chef at Casa Om!
Daily brunch and all but two dinners are included in the retreat cost. We usually go out to eat as a group in town on those evenings.
Casa Om’s gourmet chefs are excellent at accommodating food allergies and providing delicious alternatives. Please let us know prior to the retreat so we can alert them in advance. We also encourage you to connect with the chefs onsite each day. They are friendly, skilled, and professional!!
GETTING TO CASA OM IS A BREEZE
Fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN) on the airline of your choice, arriving midday or early afternoon on Sunday, February 25, and departing midday on Saturday, March 2.
Casa Om coordinates the airport pickups and drop offs by private van; this shuttle is included in the retreat cost if you arrive between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm Sunday, and for airport departures between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday. If you arrive or depart outside of these windows, you will need to coordinate your own cab ride and fare.
It is a 20-minute car ride from the airport to Casa Om.
Note: Retreat participants are responsible for their own travel costs to and from Cancun International Airport, as well as any passport or visa requirements (depending on which country you are arriving from).
EARLY BIRD RATES APPLY IF PAID IN FULL BY OCTOBER 15.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot and register your room preferences. Cash, credit, check, and Venmo accepted. Detailed payment instructions will be in the confirmation message when you submit your registration form.
Within 15 days of receipt of deposit and registration form, we will confirm room type assignment and send an invoice for the remaining balance.
Payment of full balance is due for all participants by December 1, 2023.
All rooms are priced per person, for double occupancy rooms.
Room assignments will be organized by us unless a roommate choice is stated by both roommates. If you would like to room with a friend, please have both participants indicate the roommate name with your registration form, and submit your deposits/room request within the same week.
Payment plans are available if you would like to pay in monthly installments between now and December 1. Contact Ann to set this up.
NON REFUNDABLE PAYMENT POLICY & TRAVEL INSURANCE
All retreat payments are non-refundable, non-creditable, and non-transferable. All participants are required to purchase Travel Insurance.
Battleface provides excellent, affordable plans, with add-ons for medical expenses, trip interruptions, and a wide variety of travel cancellations, etc.
In the event that a participant needs to cancel their retreat plans, Yoga Is Medicine will provide a letter to support the insurance refund claim process, assuming the circumstances are valid to make a claim and covered under the policy.
Our retreat is organized and priced for double booking; only double-occupancy-priced rooms will be offered until November 1. Effective November 1, space permitting, there may be limited options for single bookings for an additional fee. If the retreat is fully booked at that time, an off-campus option may be offered.