Escape the winter cold, and warm up in the Mexican sun at Casa Om! Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with daily Bikram Yoga classes, healthy gourmet food, leisurely day activities, and great company with studio owners Ian & Jenny.
DATES: February 14th - 20th, 2016
Casa Om is located in Puerto Morelos, Mexico (20 min drive from Cancun) and has 10 beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms, a spacious and well equipped yoga room, swimming pool, a rooftop dining area and 2 kitchens. Bedrooms are double occupancy, and have either a private bathroom or a bathroom shared between two rooms.
The rooms at Casa Om are comfortable and beautifully designed with air conditioning and fans. Drinking water and wifi are provided. Casa Om sleeps 24 and is across the street from the beach.
- 6 nights in luxury accommodations at Casa Om
- Daily laundry service for yoga clothes
- Gourmet vegetarian meals cooked by Casa Oms personal chef (daily brunch and 4 dinners)
- Daily Bikram Yoga classes
- Posture Clinics and personal attention to your yoga practice
- Yoga mat and yoga towel
- Spring water in your room
- On-site swimming pool
- On-site massage and auyrvedic treatments (extra cost)
- 7:30am - Bikram Yoga Class (in yoga room or on beach, weather depending)
- 9:15am - Brunch
- 10:30am - Day Activities... private time or group activities, your choice! Enjoy a massage on the beach, shop in town, cooking classes, snorkeling on the coral reef, zip line at cenotes, explore mayan ruins, rent paddle boards, hiking in botanical gardens, walk on beach, or enjoy a nap! (some group day activities may be 1/2 day or longer).
- 4pm - Bikram Yoga Class or Posture Clinic
- 6pm - Dinner
- 8pm - Evening Leisure Options... movie & popcorn, walk beach, special meditative yoga class, group vision work with Ian.
Casa Om runs a full gourmet vegetarian kitchen and offers extensive Mexican, Thai, New American, and Lebanese food options. Visitors love our fresh juices and smoothies. All dishes are prepared with a healthy yogic lifestyle in mind. Gluten free and vegan meals can be prepared upon request as well.
The head chef, Eduardo “Yayo” Gomez, is a former restaurateur; he brings more than 10 years of professional cooking experience to Casa Om. He is passionate about food and his cooking classes are a favorite amongst our visitors. Those passionate about cuisine will find a like-minded soul.
Included in the retreat cost is daily brunch, and 4 dinners. Participants would be responsible for lunch (if desired) and 2 dinners.
Getting to Casa Om is easy. Plan to fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN), arriving Sunday February 14th between 1pm and 5pm, and departing on Saturday February 20th between 10am and 2pm.
You can take a taxi for about $50 or arrange a car pick up which is less expensive. It is a 20 minute car ride from the airport to Casa Om. We are located at 9 mza 26 sm 02 avenue javier rojo gomez, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo Mexico. From the US and Canada a passport is required but not a Visa.
Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.
Dorm Room, Bunk Beds - six person occupancy, ideal for group of friends and most affordable option.
> SOLD OUT
Double Room, Shared Bath - double occupancy room with two separate single beds and one shared bathroom. You can share your room with your friend or we can pair you with a roommate.
> SOLD OUT
Double Room, Private Bath - double occupancy room with two separate single beds and a private bathroom. You can share the room with your friend or we can pair you with a roommate.
> FEB 6th - ONE BED LEFT (for a man) email firstname.lastname@example.org to signup
Double Room, Private Bath - most luxurious room, ideal for a couple, king size bed and large private bathroom.
> SOLD OUT
Email Ian at email@example.com with any questions about this retreat.
EXAMPLE OPTIONAL DAY ACTIVITIES:
Optional Day Activities - participants responsible for cost of optional day activities. Budget $20 - $75 per activity, approximately 3 organized group day activities will be planned for the week.
Go Diving or Snorkeling
Puerto Morelos is meters away from one of the largest coral reefs in the world. Take a morning or afternoon to explore the reefs with a guide and see colorful fish, coral, and maybe even a sea turtle!
Visit a Ceynote
Explore an underwater cave in the Mayan jungle! These caves of groundwater are hundreds of feet deep and full of crystal clear water. Take a zip line over them for a once in a lifetime experience!
Have a Spa Treatment:
Relax and refresh yourself with a spa treatment right at Casa Om! Our in-house massage therapist can provide a relaxing massage or Ayurvedic treatment – a great compliment to a yoga retreat for a total body blissful experience!
Explore Playa del Carmen:
Take a shopping trip, have a great meal, or just enjoy people watching on a trip to Playa del Carmen. This is a fun tourist spot where you can shop for anything from cheap souvenirs to boutique items.
Jenny & Ian O'Laughlin own two Bikram Yoga studios in the Detroit Metro area since 2007 and 2011, and are currently discovering life anew through their 2 year old Gabriel.
About Jenny: Some call her the 'Yoga Whisperer', because Jenny commands the yoga room with no more than a breath. You will find yourself going deeper into your postures than ever before, hardly knowing how you got there. Don't be surprised if you leave class feeling uplifted and with an open heart, moved by one of Jenny's stories of life and spirituality woven seamlessly into her class.
On her yoga practice today Jenny comments, "This yoga makes me a better mom, more patient, loving, caring. Physically it's helped so much with recovery from a challenging pregnancy and birth. Carrying a toddler around and picking up after him all day puts a lot of strain on my back. This yoga moves stagnant energy and puts things back in order. I love how this yoga gives you the power to take your health into your own hands”.
Jenny's Bikram Yoga Teacher Certification: Spring 2000, Los Angeles. Sivananda Yoga Teacher Certification 2003. Transcendental Meditation Teacher Certification 2008.
About Ian: Ian has dedicated himself to being of service to others through teaching yoga, meditation, and vision coaching. “What I want for you is to discover who you really are at the deepest level, to know your purpose, and to believe in yourself 100%. Life unfolds in the most beautiful way with every step of self-discovery."
In 2009, at 34 years old, life took Ian out-of-commission as a result of mis-diagnosed appendicitis with severe complications. Afterwards, all the surgeons wanted to meet him, telling him how lucky he was to be alive. During his year and a half recovery Ian spent countless hours considering what is really important in life, and how to help others get that lesson.
Ian's Bikram Yoga Teacher Certification Spring 2002, Los Angeles. Sivananda Yoga Teacher Certification 2003. Transcendental Meditation Teacher Certification 2008. Napoleon Hill Foundation Certified Leadership Training 2014 to present.
Jenny & Ian in Triangle Pose