Be part of our 2nd Annual mid-winter Bikram Hot Yoga Bliss Retreat, and warm up in the Mexican sun at Casa Om!
>>> This retreat is filling up, only 2 spots left!
Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with daily Bikram Yoga classes, incredible healthy gourmet food, leisurely day activities, and great company with BIKRAM Yoga Senior Teachers Ian O'Laughlin & Michael Harris.
At this retreat you will learn how to deepen your yoga practice on all levels. You will learn in-depth physical adjustments. You will learn little known secrets to connecting your breath to your practice. You will learn how to understand the connection between your body and mind for deeper stress reduction and greater happiness. By the end of the week, you will be rejuvenated, rested, and happy!
DATES: February 5th - 11th, 2017
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 take a nap!
- 4pm - Bikram Yoga Class or Posture Clinic
- 6pm - Dinner
- 8pm - Evening Leisure Options... movie & popcorn, walk beach, meditative yoga class, visioning work, go to bed early for a great night's sleep.
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 4th between 1pm and 5pm, and departing on Saturday February 11th between 10am and 2pm.
Casa Om staff will coordinate the airport shuttle pickups and drop offs. The cost for the shuttle each way is $40 per person. Or, you are welcome to coordinate your own cab ride and fare. It is a 20 minute car ride from the airport to Casa Om. Casa Om is 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 airfare costs.
REGISTER... Early Bird pricing is listed below. Prices go up $150 after Dec 1st
Dorm Room, Bunk Beds - four person occupancy, ideal for group of friends and most affordable option.
> $1,299 per person SOLD OUT
Double Room, Shared Bath - double occupancy room with two single beds and one shared bathroom. You can share your room with your friend or we can pair you with a roommate.
> $1,499 per person SOLD OUT
Double Room, Private Bath - double occupancy room with two single beds and a private bathroom. You can share the room with your friend or we can pair you with a roommate.
> $1,599 per person TWO SPOTS LEFT (1 for a man, 1 for a woman)
Couples Queen Room, Private Bath - larger room, ideal for a couple, queen bed, private bath, private balcony:
> $1,899 per person SOLD OUT
Couples King Room, Private Bath - larger room, ideal for a couple, king bed, large balcony, private luxury bathroom with a tub
> $1,899 per person SOLD OUT
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EXAMPLE OPTIONAL DAY ACTIVITIES:
Optional Day Activities - participants are 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.
More about Ian: Ian O'Laughlin owns two Bikram Yoga studios in the Detroit Metro area since 2007. He has dedicated himself to being of service to others through teaching yoga, meditation, and vision coaching. In 2009, at 34 years old, life took Ian out-of-commission for a year and a half 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. In his recovery time, Ian had many quiet hours to consider what is really important in life, and how to help others get that lesson.
“What I want for YOU is to discover who you really are, and to know your life purpose. Yoga, meditation, visioning, these are all tools for self-discovery. Know yourself, believe in yourself 100%, and watch life unfold beautifully."
Ian's Bikram Yoga Teacher Certification Spring 2002, Los Angeles. Sivananda Yoga Teacher Certification 2003, Quebec. Transcendental Meditation Teacher Certification 2008. Napoleon Hill Foundation Certified Leadership Training 2014 to present.
Ian with 3 year old son Gabriel at Casa Om
More About Michael: Michael Harris started his yoga practice in 1987 after nearly losing his legs due to peripheral vascular disease. He stumbled into his first class on a cane and has never turned back. After dedicating himself to his yoga practice, his physical ailments completely disappeared.
Michael Harris has three teaching certification and has taught BIKRAM yoga since 1998. He has owned two successful Bikram Yoga Studios. Michael was a leader at 30 Bikram Teacher Trainings, helping to train over 6,000 teachers. Today he continues to devote himself to helping others discover and deepen their yoga practice. His book “Falling Down Getting UP” was a #1 bestselling yoga book in 2012. The book is a story of how he overcame multiple ailments with yoga.
Michael in Triangle Pose in his amazing home town of Bend, Oregon