La Manzanilla is a quiet little fishing village about 3 hours south of Puerta Vallarta on the west coast of Mexico. There are about 1,200 people in the village built along a 5 km firm, sand beach in Tenacatita Bay. The beaches on Tenacatita Bay are safe to swim There are some small coral pocket beaches close to the village with good snorkeling in clean, clear water. There are no large hotels or developments and some lovely walking in the area. There is a lovely laid back tranquility for a yoga holiday or retreat.
Winter yoga retreat with Brenda Dempsey in sunny Mexico March 2 to 9th, 2013. Come and enjoy 7 days of bliss!!. Set on the sunny west coast of Mexico on a 5 km long each in Tenacatita Bay. La Manzanilla is a small, safe coastal community known for its friendly fishing community, bird life and mangrove conservation area for wildlife and fabulous swimming beach. Each day includes 5 hours of practice. Morning meditation, pranayama, and Qi Kung and a 2 hour yoga practice and an afternoon yoga and meditation practice. We will finish the afternoon class by 6:00PM plenty of time to catch the beautiful beach sunset.
This year we have rented the luxurious Casa Golondrinas a large 5 bedroom villa with traditional Mexican open plan living area with thatched roof palapa next to the gated pool and lush landscaped garden. its is short walk to the beach and other village amenities. Shops, restaurants and live music abound in the lively local village of La Manzanilla. Please check out the accommodation at www.casagolondrinas.com. See a list of events at visitlamanzanilla.com.
Wonderful local cuisine will tempt us for meals. Breakfast will include local fresh fruit, granolas and yogurt or mexican style eggs and tortillas. Lunches will be provided by a local chef who has been cooking for retreats for many years. There will be choices of vegetarian and local seafood. Dinners are not included this year which means you can eat in or enjoy the local restaurants, we will have a group dinner at least twice.
Massage will be available most afternoons either from myself or my husband Rieko or the local spas.
There are a few day excursions that are optional: a trip to nearby Careyes for a Temazcal or a sweat lodge and lunch, a snorkelling trip to Tenacatita Bay by boat and a whale tour usually very successful and an evening bird tour in the local
Cost for the yoga, accommodation, food and airport pick up is $1200 for shared and $1400 for single rooms. It does not include flight, dinners or optional day excursions. A deposit of $600 is required right away and the balance can be paid 6 weeks in advance. Please book early as spaces will fill quickly. Contact Brenda Dempsey at email@example.com