Join us as we travel to the peaceful location of Baja, Mexico for a week of exploring our yoga practice from the inside out. Nurture your body, mind and spirit with an opportunity to dive deeper into yoga philosophy, breathwork, and meditation. There will be plenty of physical yoga practice (on the beach of course!) and let’s not forget the nature and relaxation you are sure to experience as well.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of this country, from the Sea of Cortez to the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the wildlife and gorgeous beaches.
Featuring teachers from Shanti Yoga Center community, this will be an excellent opportunity to try something new, to explore new practices and be open to what you might learn and realize about yourself. Get ready to go within, find your light and shine it bright!
Elements to this retreat that we feel are unique and created just for you!
- Daily guided Meditations
- Cleansing practice or Kriya to learn and practice
- Themed practices around the yamas and niyamas (ethical principles in yoga)
- Lunar Meditation Practice for 1st quarter moon
- Yoga Nidra Meditation Practice
- Drumming circle and dance
- 2 to 3 daily Yoga practices ranging from Strong Vinyasa to Gentle Hatha to Restorative
- Walking meditation with local labyrinth
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 vegetarian 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 del Cabo Airport Airport to Retreat Center
- Use of facilities, including the swimming pool and hot tub, meditation room, lounge areas, gardens, and beach
- Daily yoga practices
- Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
Enjoy the beauty of Baja, Mexico at this gorgeous oceanfront center. Walk for miles or ride horseback on the spectacular beaches, snorkel in the Sea of Cortez, or relax by the pool, in the hot tub, or in a hammock. Practice yoga in the two unique studios with lovely bamboo floors and expansive windows looking out to the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains. Dine on delicious organic Mexican and international cuisine as you watch the sunset over the Pacific. Then fall asleep to the calming sound of waves on pillow-top mattresses and organic sheets. Immerse yourself in nature with trails to view the diverse flora and fauna and the possibility of seeing hatching sea turtles or humpback whales. Relax and renew your mind and body at this luxurious center with golden sand beaches in the south of Baja, Mexico.
The center features luxurious rooms – with their clean lines and understated elegance – you will drift off into a deep sleep listening to the sound of the crashing waves as they break on the beach. All rooms have views of the ocean and the gardens.
The rooms have polished travertine floors, pillow-top mattresses with 300 thread-count organic sheets, beautiful, custom-crafted teak and rattan furniture, and travertine bathrooms with organic bath towels.
Lead Teacher: Jessie Sandoval
Jessie Sandoval, a health and wellness advocate for many years, is the owner and founder of Shanti Yoga Center. She has personally practiced yoga for more than 25 years and has been teaching classes off and on for 20 years. Throughout her work and explorations, Jessie realized that yoga is a place to come home to no matter which path leads you through the door, and for that reason she decided to make this passion into a lifelong career that ultimately helps others, opening Shanti Yoga Center in Summer 2019. As a yoga teacher, Jessie meets her students where they are in their practice, actively working to create a space where people can easily continue to grow. During her own practice, Jessie initially came to yoga with an athlete’s mind, looking to improve her flexibility after acknowledging the toll that running had taken on her body. She experienced immense physical benefits from yoga while taking special note of how it calmed her mind. As she connected to her breath more and more, not only did her physical wellness improve, but she felt she became a better mother, wife, and daughter. It is this personal experience that has brought so much knowledge to Jessie’s teaching, which she looks forward to sharing with students from all walks of life.
Jessie completed her 200 hr yoga teacher training in Houston, TX, living and teaching with her guru (teacher) for over 1 year and studying Hatha, Bikram and Ashtanga practices. She completed her 500 hour teacher training at Yoga North in Duluth, MN in 2018 with a special focus in SomaYoga and Somatics. Jessie integrates her knowledge of SomaYoga when she works with her private clients – many of which are new to yoga, interested in the healing or therapeutic benefits of yoga, or are using yoga as a way to improve their flexibility and strength as athletes.
Co-teacher: Laura Wilant
Laura has been exploring yoga asana for nearly 20 years, with curiosity towards movement and appreciation for the possibility of the human body. Most recently, she’s embarked on the effects of meditation as part of daily practice, and believes holding yourself in love, with love to be a profound way to walk in the world. She fuses the awareness of breath-body-brain in each of her classes, which have a rhythm towards restorative, accessible and adaptive, prop use and dynamic Hatha-Vinyasa character. She completed her 230hr yoga teacher training in 2018 at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis, with an additional certification in kosha-centered meditation with Tara Cindy Sherman of Tree Spirit Yoga.
Laura is currently working towards her 300hr Spiritual Warrior yoga teacher certification through YogaFarm. She loves being part of the dynamic community of students and teachers at Shanti Yoga Center, journeying together, growing in the possible and finding that peace within.
Co-teacher: JoAnna Geppert
Joanna Geppert, L.Ac., M.Om., C.M.T., is an acupuncturist, master Chinese herbalist, massage therapist, and yoga instructor who has been practicing in the holistic healthcare field for over 20 years. She completed the massage therapy program at The Minneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork in February 2000 and has worked as a massage therapist in various clinical settings. JoAnna also completed the Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN with Chinese medicine as one of her many passions. She and her husband own and operate Geppert Holistic Healing in St. Cloud, MN.
Joanna earned her yoga instructor certificate through Yoga Fit in 2015; although she’s had a personal yoga practice for 20 years. She’s practices various styles of yoga- Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Aerial. She enjoys teaching Hatha and Ashtanga styles and incorporating Chinese medicine philosophy into her classes.
- Indulge in some relaxing and rejuvenating treatments at the on-site spa
- Horseback riding
- Cooking classes
- Explore and shop in the local villages
*Price of some Activities are not included in tuition unless free or listed under inclusions. Availability subject to change.
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 del Cabo International Airport (SJD). 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 1 hour.
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Shared Accommodations – $2595 USD
Single Accommodations – $2995 USD
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.
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