Finding Bliss: An Ocean of Bliss awaits you!
4 REMAINING SPOTS
The cure for anything is Salt Water - sweat, tears or the sea….. Isak Dinesen
Escape from the winter blues and find your inner bliss! Return to that state of joy, happiness and delight that exists in your heart. Whether you are a yoga and ayurveda enthusiast or just curious, this week of blissful experiences is for you. Take the time to fill your inner ocean and find your bliss through ayurveda self care and yoga practices.
Set your intentions and connect with others during the Opening Fire ceremony
Open your heart center with daily guided yoga along the beach
Create a state of balance and bliss with Ayurveda self care techniques that can be used everyday, everywhere
Release tension and blockages with a complimentary spa treatment
Be awed by the graceful, gentle giants who live in the ocean during our private whale watching trip
Feed your soul with healthy ayurvedic meals and cooking demonstrations
Reflect on your day with panoramic sun sets as you walk the beach, journal or rest under a palm tree.
Fall asleep to sounds of the ocean, a lullaby to your soul with each crashing wave
Celebrate your renewed connection with inner bliss as you sing from the heart during a closing kirtan held at sunset on the beach
The Resort - Villa Ananda
Tucked away in a crescent shaped cove just 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Villa Ananda is truly a house of Bliss! Villa Ananda is a beachfront Destination Spa on the beautiful Pacific Coast of Mexico. Villa Ananda helps people learn to live in balance. Based on the principles of Ayurveda and Yoga along with a variety of different healing modalities, Villa Ananda guides you to balanced health and to learn what you need to wake up feeling good every day!
During our stay, Villa Ananda's caring team will provide us with a complimentary massage, fresh sattvic meals and an ayurvedic cooking demonstration with recipes that you can repeat at home.
Villa Ananda is an intimate setting for a retreat and as such, we will be limited to 14 participants (4 reservations remain). Each suite is booked and priced as a double occupancy. We pair you with your companion or with another guest. Private accommodations are available for an additional cost.
All suites are private with bathroom and patio. Location preference will be give at time of registration and based on availability.
Main Villa Suites with Private Patio and outdoor showers:
Chocolate Suite -2 Double beds OCCUPIED
Palma Suite -2 Double beds OCCUPIED
Pino Suite -2 Double beds
Upstairs Ocean front suites with private patio:
Blue Suite -Queen Bed OCCUPIED
Green Suite -2 Queen beds OCCUPIED
Optional Downstairs Spa Suites:
Ocean Suite -1 or 2 Twin beds
Wood Suite -1 or 2 Twin Beds OCCUPIED
Retreat Package and Cost
This retreat allows you to restore, relax and retreat. We want your time at Villa Ananda to leave you feeling blissful and to be a place you dream about returnging before you even leave. This retreat is perfect for anyone with an interest in the restorative health benefits of yoga and ayurveda. Carol and Kathleen will host daily Ayurveda Enlightenment Sessions and Yoga, while still providing plenty of personal down time.
This all inclusive 8 day/7 night retreat is available to you at an investment of $2,399 with double occupancy.
Pricing DOES NOT include:
Airfare to/from Puerto Vallarta
Additional excursions, surf lessons and/or rentals
Alcohol (not provided on premises)
Travel insurance (recommended)
SPACE IS LIMITED to 14 Participants. 4 REMAINING
Registration will close on February 24th.
Booking your flight
Plan to book your flight to arrive at the Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) as early as possible on March 23rd. Checkout is on March 30th.
Once your flight information is attained, please forward it to Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange transportation to the Resort.
Transportation from the airport and to the airport from Villa Ananda is included in your retreat package. Transportation to/from the day trip of whale watching is also included in your retreat package. All other transportation, such as trips to town, are not included, but can be arranged with the staff of Villa Ananda as needed. Costs associated with these additional trips are the participant's responsibility.
Obtaining travel insurance to protect your investment in the retreat is each Participant's responsibility. Though it is not required, it is highly recommended.
Traveling to Mexico requires a current, valid Passport for US citizens. No VISA required. Passport information and requirements can be found at the US Passport and International Travel website.
Your initial deposit of $500 is partially refundable at 50% for a limited time. If you find an alternate to take your spot on the retreat, your deposit can be transferred to that person. No refunds available within 60 days of the trip.
If the retreat needs to be cancelled for reasons directed by Bodhi Ayurveda or Villa Ananda, deposits will be returned. If the retreat were to be rescheduled for any reason, you have the opportunity to reschedule or refund your deposit.
In respect for all the participants on the retreat, we expect that all participants will treat each other with the utmost respect. We request that participants refrain from using profanities, consuming alcohol or engaging physical altercations with other participants. Bodhi Ayurveda and Villa Ananda reserves the right to request any participant to leave the resort due to misconduct or creating an unsafe environment.
Villa Ananda is best suited for mature children and adults. As you consider bringing your child or children on the retreat, please note that there will not be special activities, child care or places for them to engage. If your child is interested and in being involved with scheduled activities, we welcome them completely. If you have any questions or concerns as to whether your child would enjoy or benefit from the experience, please contact Carol directly.
What to Bring
March in Puerto Vallarta will be warm, sunny and bright! Make sure you pack accordingly by including sunscreen, sunglasses and other sun protection. Dress comfortably and modestly. Avoid revealing or extremely tight outfits, including for yoga. Many individuals wear white during their stay, but it is not required.
Monetarily, we will be required to use Pesos while in Mexico. The need for money while at Villa Ananda will be minimal, as the only additional costs will be tips for services and add on treatments or trips. If you plan on taking a trip into the local town of Sayulita, plan to bring some shopping money.
Travel Health Insurance
Obtaining health insurance for any trip outside the US is a personal choice. It may be best to start by contacting your personal health insurance company to discuss what is or isn't covered when traveling to Mexico. Based on that conversation, you can make the decision to obtain health insurance.
Safety while in Mexico
The news about traveling in Mexico can leave one concerned about your personal safety. Of course any travel has its risks, yet we will feel very safe while at Villa Ananda. All our transportation from/to the airport, day trips and other requests can be done with Villa Ananda staff. The villa is located in a gated, secured neighborhood and personal security is on staff for the community. Also the cove is very private with very limited public access. If you choose to travel outside the Villa on your own, it is important to make your location known by others and be aware of your surroundings. Avoiding alcohol while in public spaces is also advisable.
Chief Enlightenment Officer
Carol is a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, PanchaKarma technician and Functional Medicine Coach. She founded Bodhi Ayurveda in 2011 and opened her Wellness Spa in 2015. She offers a variety of traditional ayurvedic spa therapies, detoxification programs and educational workshops.
Carol has studied with Vaidya Ram Kant Mishra, Dr. Vasant Lad, and many other renowned leaders in Ayurveda. Carol recently completed her certification as a Functional Medicine Wellness Coach, bringing the eastern and western approach to wellness together. Full bio
Director and Founder
Kathleen Wright is the founder and director of the Garden of Yoga and cofounder of Yoga Circle and Wild Onion Yoga in Chicago, IL and Bhavana Institute for Yoga and Ayurveda. She began her formal study of Yoga in 1974, and has taught yoga since 1976. Kathleen began her formal studies of Yoga at the Himalayan Institute under the direct guidance of Swami Veda Bharati . She holds a degree in Movement Education from the University of Minnesota, and is a 1983 graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco and has studied in India with the Iyengar family, including B.K.S. Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar on many different occasions. She is also a Certified Ayurvedic Educator. Full bio