A yoga retreat for modern women. Combining nature, yoga, meditation, journaling and exceptional food, all set to a perfectly curated playlist. Time to pause, reflect and remember who you are.
This isn't your typical yoga retreat, and it's not your average beach vacation. This is a shedding of layers, a return to yourself, a peace offering to your body and mind. It's not a coincidence that you're here, that you're contemplating this retreat. Listen to what calls you.
Once you arrive, we've got you covered. The retreat price includes daily breakfast, lunch and family-style dinner, made with fresh, locally-grown ingredients; all the tea, coffee, and filtered water, and two yoga/personal development sessions a day, plus your accommodations for 7 days and 6 nights at Sansara Resort. Snacks, fresh juices, smoothies, alcohol (#cocktailsandcrying) and gratuities are an additional cost.
I T I N E R A R Y:
Nothing you do this week is mandatory, but picture this:
- Wake up to the sounds of the jungle, grab a coffee and walk to the yoga shala
- Sweaty Vinyasa yoga practice with Ally Maz + some deep digging and self development work
- Delicious group lunch
- We keep the afternoons free for you to surf, beach hang, hammock nap, go for a walk, or get a massage.
- Pre-dinner sesh to continue to deep dive into self reflection & self love
- Hearty group dinner & cocktail house in the gardens
- beach bonfires and ocean swims under the stars.
F O O D:
You'll have the time and space to enjoy your food. Hearty farm to table meals that feature local fish, farm-raised poultry and local fruits and veggies. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options available. We only serve fresh, in season and local (from farms within our area) foods that will leave you feeling nourished and instantly lifted.
A C T I V I T I E S:
There will be lots of downtime scheduled in. Time to adventure or to relax, be with nature, or just be by yourself. There is complimentary bikes, kayaks, SUP boards, and snorkel gear to use at anytime.
Optional Activities include:
- Surf Lessons & Board Rental
- Oceanfront massages & spa treatments
- Horseback riding along the beach.
P a y m e n t :
$1950 USD - based on shared occupancy.
A non-refundable deposit of $600 USD is required to secure your spot. Sign-ups are done first-come, first-serve. Sign up through this link here.
MEET A L E X - M A Z E R O L L E :
Alex Mazerolle aka Ally Maz is yoga teacher, speaker and entrepreneur. She began teaching 10 years ago in Vancouver, BC, studying in traditional hatha yoga, had a stint with hot yoga and Pilates and ultimately felt the call with the dynamic practice of Anusara Yoga. She spent years travelling and studying with senior teachers of the methodology spending countless hours immersing herself in both the deep philosophy and biomechanics. Currently blending many styles and drawing from her past as a dancer, Alex teaches a fluid style of Vinyasa that incorporates deep messaging, intelligent sequences and incorporates the power of music.
Four years later she went on to create her first company Girlvana Yoga which offers retreats, classes and workshops for teen girls through mentorship, meditation and yoga. Since then, Girlvana has grown into a global movement with over 100 teachers worldwide, 10 retreats and a current book deal with Penguin Random House, due out 2018. She also leads Ladyvana; the grown up version for women, to explore themselves through yoga, nature and raw conversation.
Alex then started Distrikt Movement with Jian Pablico. A yoga, fitness and community-hub, geared toward young people who saw no boundaries around their movement practices. The Distrikt was first to market in the way they blended movement styles and the way they used their space. Art galleries, dance parties, speakers series, retreats, DJ'd classes, after school programs for teens; The Distrikt served as a hub for creativity, innovation and community for over five years.
Alex has taught & facilitated for the Vancouver Canucks, Wanderlust Festival, Vice, lululemon, Do Lectures, the LA Dodgers and many more. When she is not working, you can find her in Central America hanging out in the jungle and beaches with a fresh margarita.