Join Abby and Rachel in Yelapa, Mexico, for a week of yoga, rejuvenation, delicious food, and fun! We will enjoy rustic jungle accommodations at Los Naranjos retreat center, complete with a private waterfall and natural pool, accommodating chefs, and options for guided outdoor excursions.
Each morning will include an energizing, all levels yoga practice. Each afternoon will be free to relax, hike, lounge on the beach, or explore. Some evenings, we will lead a deeply restorative practice to lull you into a peaceful slumber. Other evenings, we will offer an invigorating vinyasa workshop, followed by social activities. There will also be time dedicated to writing, partner yoga, playful practice, karaoke, and lots and lots of (did we say this already??) fun!!
Where: Yelapa, Mexico
When: February 3rd-10th
Cost: $1495 – $1695**
**Airfare and airport shuttle not included
An Overview of the Basic Retreat Schedule
Morning Yoga Practice
Free Time or Optional Activity
Free Time or Optional Activity
Evening Yoga Practice
Several days of the retreat will have a modified schedule when we will offer the option to go on a full day or half day exploration like whale watching, town walking, or kayaking!
Listed price is per person & includes:
$500 non-refundable deposit
lodging for 7 nights
two daily yoga classes
fun activities like writing workshops and karaoke
three fresh & healthy meals a day by an in-house chef
About Abby Kraai
Abby Kraai received her yoga teaching certificate (RYT 200) from Yoga Tree in San Francisco, CA, and has studied a rich blend of styles including Iyengar, Vinyasa, Hatha, Meditation, Kids Yoga, and Yoga for Athletes.
Abby first came to the mat as a teenager, when she was diagnosed with a severe case of scoliosis. When back braces, chiropractors, and yoga were not enough, she received corrective surgery in 2002; two stainless steel rods, twenty-two screws, and eleven fused vertebrae later, Abby found new meaning in the word flexibility, and a refreshed appreciation for the miracle that is one’s body.
She took up distance running, cycling, and Ultimate Frisbee, and soon found herself pulled back to yoga. Through a balance of Vinyasa, Restorative, and Meditation practices, she built a stronger connection between her breath, body and mind – this connection followed her out of the studio and onto the Frisbee field, the race course, and into her daily life.
In every class that she teaches, Abby hopes to inspire her students to appreciate their bodies, stretch their limits, and never to take themselves too seriously.
Abby’s other interests include improv comedy, cooking, organic farming, and petting small dogs.
For her full story, or to contact Abby, visit her website at www.straightupyoga.com
About Rachel Stern
Rachel Stern (RYT*) began studying yoga at age 2, took a 20ish year break, and rediscovered the joys of a consistent yoga practice over the past 13 years. She received her 200-hour teacher certification in Interdisciplinary Yoga from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, and completed a year long teaching apprenticeship yoga at Amrita, in Portland, Oregon.
Rachel believes that yoga is an inquiry into the body, encouraging students to experiment with movement and breath to unlock the inner wisdom of the body and spirit. She continues to practice a variety of styles, but believes that the best yoga you can practice is the yoga that feels good in your body. Rachel encourages students to challenge themselves while being mindful and respectful of their personal limitations.
Her classes blend clear alignment with joyous fun, and will invite you to take your yoga practice off of your mat and into your daily life.
*Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance