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YOGA + AYURVEDA + ECO-SAFARI TO THE MEXICAN RIVIERA
with Micheline Berry & Joey Lugassy

Wednesday, November 22 - Monday, November 27 2017 | Punta de Mita + Sayulita, Nayarit Mexico

ABOUT THE RETREAT ~ yoga . music . wild dolphin dive . sea . sun  

6 days . 5 nights . REGISTER HERE
Come celebrate Thanksgiving with us seaside on the Mexican Nayarit Riviera where our Villa sits just footsteps from the crystalline blue waters of the Pacific.

Deep encounters in nature combined with yoga & ayurveda practices will allow you to release pent up tension, grief and stress, and return to your somatic roots of wellbeing and original state of happiness.

Immerse yourself in deeply nurturing Liquid Asana™ Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Journeys with Micheline Berry to the evocative live music of Singer/Songwriter Joey Lugassy.

Enjoy eco-safaris from surfing and paddle boarding, to experiencing a RARE wild dolphin dive where we will encounter, swim, sing and play with wild dolphins in open seas. Take a trip to the charming artist fishing village Sayulita where you will visit local ateliers.

Experience periods of silent reflection and the best of Ayurvedic bodywork, treatments, Abhyanga and health consultations at Villa Ananda’s Ayurvedic Spa.

After delicious farm-to-table feasting enjoy the nighttime starlit muse of the Atlantic rain-forest.

You will leave creatively inspired, well fed and physically renewed from this nurturing, culture enriched, explorative retreat.

INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT FEE: 

  • All accommodations with housekeeping and towel service
  • 3 meals per day ~ Mexican organic farm-to-table Gastronomia. Vegetarian & Seafood; Thanksgiving Feast; after-dinner tequila digestifs
  • Airport transfer from/to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
  • Daily Liquid Asana™ Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Journeys with Micheline Berry to live music by Joey Lugassy
  • Eco-Safaris:
    - Wild Dolphin Dive in open seas (with a local marine biologist we have been working with for the past 4 years)
    - Surfing* (Nayarit’s best break is only a five minute walk down beach)
    - SUP* (Open waters in front of villa are gorgeous and perfect for SUP in am and sunset)
    *note that surf board/sup rental not included
  • Other Retreat Activities:
    - Open Site-Seeing Excursion to Sayulita Village (ground transportation NOT included)
    - Thanksgiving Afro-Brazilian Yemanja Ancestor Sea Ritual
    - Sea Frolic and Sun Worship ;)

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT FEE: 

  • Airfare to/from Puerto Vallarta
  • Ground transportation (taxis) to/from Sayulita Village (~ $15-20pp)
  • Surf Board & SUP Board Rental is not included. (Discounted rental from our vendor will deliver boards to and pickup boards from Villa for you)
  • Optional Excursions outside of retreat itinerary
  • Ayurvedic bodywork, consultations, massages and spa treatments
  • Wine (Bottles will be available for purchase)

RATES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: 
Being on a private beach front Villa, you will feel wrapped in the lush tropical arms of nature, cared for by the hands and hearts of our Villa’s staff and therapists.  

Our Villa offers beautiful suites each with their own private bathroom and most with a patio. Our space is very distinct from most retreat centers. The intimate yet spacious grounds will allow both interaction and time alone to contemplate. You will be awe struck by the tranquil beauty and attention to detail throughout. 

ALL RATES ARE PER PERSON (except where noted) 
Double occupancy: (2 people per room)
$1,875 Early Registration due in full by September 22, 2017
$1,975 Regular Registration after September 22, 2017

Private accommodation: (1 person per room)
$3,550 Early Registration due in full by September 22, 2017
$3,650 Regular Registration after September 22

VILLA SUITES (Main Villa): 
~ Chocolate Room – 2 Double beds, patio, outdoor shower  
~ Palma Room – 2 Double beds, patio, outdoor shower

SPA SUITES w/ OCEAN VIEW: 
~ Ocean Blue Rooms – beachfront w/ 2 full/twin beds  
~ Wood Room –  beachfront w/ 2 full/twin beds  

ROOFTOP SUITES with OCEAN VIEW: 
~ Green Room Rooftop – 2 Queen Beds, beach front patio  

TRAVEL
Fly into Puerto Vallarta preferably between 1pm and 4pm
Fly out of Puerto Vallarta preferably after 3pm
Villa Ananda will arrange airport transfer shuttles based on your flight schedule.

TO REGISTER: 

  1. online: michelineberry.com/boutique
  2. by email at retreats@michelineberry.com  
  3. by telephone: 310.625.8182 (office cell)  

DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS
Deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel at least 1 month prior to the retreat start date (by Oct 22, 2017), your $500/person deposit may be applied towards future retreats produced by Micheline Berry (this does not include Esalen Retreats or Retreats Produced by Third Parties) and the remaining balance will be returned to you.

Cancellations after October 22, 2017 are non-refundable and non-transferable unless you replace yourself on the retreat with someone not already registered. 

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