For those Yoga or meditative enthusiasts who are looking for a place to unwind, Elemental Yoga Retreats (a lifestyle division of Elements Yoga & Wellness Center and an award-winning boutique studio based in Darien, Connecticut) is offering just that kind of divine getaway. Elemental Yoga Retreats has selected Ceiba del Mar Beach & Spa Resort, an intimate Riviera Maya property located on the picturesque, white-sand shores of peaceful Puerto Morelos, as the site of its “Mystical Mayan Adventure.”
Ceiba del Mar boasts numerous hospitality accolades but is otherwise secluded, providing unrivaled serenity for spiritually connected physical practice, meditative inquiry and indulgent self-care at the heart of the “Mystical Mayan Adventure.” In keeping with the resort’s commitment to providing guests with exceptional respite at all levels, and Elemental Yoga Retreats’ desire to infuse the “Mystical Mayan Adventure” with aspects of holism and an exploration of local culture, the Mesoamerican-influenced yoga and wellness retreat will include a mixed bag of blissful activities to partake in.
Between the seven guided Yoga sessions, four meditation sessions, complimentary use of land or sea sports equipment, 15% off all other spa treatments, and sanctuary in calming sea-facing guest residences, there are several other cultural meditative sessions to pick from.
A Temazcal Ceremony (a contemporary spa therapy based on an ancient Maya purifying ritual conducted by local shaman) will be offered as well as a specialty Aromayoga Restorative session.
And for a little bit extra, you can go spelunking (cave diving), zip lining, scuba diving, golfing, or journey to ancient Mayan ruins.
“Our goal is to provide modern travelers-individuals who want to cultivate self-awareness while relaxing, staying fit and having fun-with exactly that opportunity,” says Donna Kuebler, co-founder of Elements Yoga & Wellness Center. “When practice is over we enjoy getting to know the people who attend our retreats to develop a traveling community of like-minded, fun-loving, adventurous yogis.”
Ceiba del Mar Beach & Spa Resort is an award-winning, oceanfront boutique resort in the Riviera Maya district of Mexico. This intimate resort is situated on half-mile of a private white-sand beach and offers 88 deluxe Ocean-View rooms and suites, seven of which are penthouses; two restaurants; a swimming pool; the wellness and aromatherapy Spa at Ceiba del Mar, and beautiful indoor/outdoor spaces for events, meetings and destination weddings.
This culturally-inspired yoga retreat is expected to run November 7-11, 2010. For more information about Ceiba Del Mar Beach & Spa Resort, which was included on Conde Nast Traveler’s 2009 and 2010 Gold List, earning perfect scores of “100” in “Best Rooms” and “Best Service” categories for Mexico, visit their website, or call 1-877-545-6221.