Often times we get caught up in our routines and we start to feel like robots. Wake up, work, eat, play, sleep. There might be some spontaneity every now and then. You might go on a vacation every couple of months with friends or family. But how often do you get away with the intention to disconnect from your normal routine and reconnect with yourself and with nature? As humans, we are creatures of habit. Routines help us to focus and to spend less time thinking about what to do but when you exert too much energy towards your job, your family and other commitments, you begin to grow disconnected from the source.
This retreat is your invitation to escape from your day-to-day responsibilities in order to get more acquainted with yourself. We will wake up and fall asleep to the sounds of nature. Yoga and meditation sessions will occur every morning and night. You can expect a fusion of styles like Hatha and Kemetic yoga to strengthen your connection to your divine self. Nature walks, beach trips and other excursions will fill your day, as well as, beautifully curated nutritious meals, time for rest and self-reflection through journal prompts. During our stay, the full moon will reach its peak and we will bask and dance under the moonlight.
This retreat is for you if you enjoy nature, yoga and if you work hard and don’t take enough breaks. It is open to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. There are no prerequisites to participate. Come as you are and leave feeling revived and rejuvenated!
- 5 nights (1 night at Airport Hotel and 4 nights at Retreat Center)
- 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from San Jose Airport to Retreat Center
- Daily yoga practices
- Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
Ten Caribbean-style cottages are nestled in a lovely tropical garden. Built with precious woods that are exquisitely polished, each has a private bathroom and a spacious veranda overlooking the jungle and the sea. Some have lofts and accommodate up to four people.
Myiesha “Mya” Cato is the CEO of Meeyogi, a certified yoga instructor, integrative enrichment specialist, writer, creative enthusiast, and community activist. She is a first-generation Afro-Caribbean-American woman who grew up traveling the world as a military kid.
In 2014, Mya found herself in a yoga class as an avenue to release physical and mental stress. The beginning of her yoga journey was ignited after receiving a sense of balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Her practice gave her liberation and a love for life.
The broke college student at the time couldn’t afford weekly yoga classes so she decided to self-study through books and “YouTube University.” Just a year after she began her personal yoga journey, Mya graduated with her AA in Business Management, resigned from her insurance job and decided to spend her savings on a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.
After receiving her certification, she began teaching yoga classes in the park. In 2017, Cato founded Meeyogi, a mobile yoga company in Tampa, Fl. The mission of Meeyogi is to create space for people to heal and to evolve into the best versions of themselves through movement, mindfulness, and music.
As an integrative enrichment specialist with Urban Yoga Foundation, she teaches mindfulness practices to children to help create an environment of social-emotional change. Mya has gained much acknowledgment for her Trap Yoga movement which combines yoga, dance, tribal movement, trap and hip hop music for an eclectic yoga experience like no other. She has worked with various organizations such as the Allstate Foundation, the University of South Florida, the Boys & Girls Club, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and many others. She’s been featured on local news channels like Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend, Sarasota’s Suncoast, and Bloom TV.
Having written her first e-book in 2019, The Beginner’s Guide to Yoga, Mya’s goal is to share the art of yoga with as many people as possible. She has led multiple wellness sessions geared towards women empowerment and self-care for young ladies. She believes that yoga is for everybody and seeks to enlighten the world through practice.
“She is amazing and really makes every experience phenomenal. I truly recommend her.” – Phillip S.
“I have been attending Mya’s classes sporadically for over 2 years, each session is its own experience. She is a stellar instructor that is gentle yet challenges you and your practice to be stronger, more aligned and overall better. Safe spaces for everyone and always a good vibe!” – Devan C.
“What a goddess. Mya is all about trusting your body and learning how to move and breathe while making it soulful. It was a safe space with love and encouragement, and everyone should experience the MEEYOGI way at least once.” – Danny J.
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions.
Some of the possible options include:
- Snorkel Boat Trip
- Horseback Riding
- Waterfall Tour
- Fishing Trip
*Cost of activities is not included in the tuition.
Discover the true meaning of relaxation at the Spa, offering a variety of first-class spa services performed by professional therapists. All treatments use 100% natural products. Offering massages, wraps, exfoliation treatments, facials, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, and more.
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will be booking your flights for the San Jose International Airport (SJO). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 5-5.5 hours.
We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.
We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). For Non-U.S. Residents this policy with Trawick insurance is available: Safe Travels Multi-National.
We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help!
Shared Accommodations – $1995 USD
Single Accommodations – $2295 USD
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
Sign Up with No Risk
In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2021 or 2022 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.
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