Keep reading to discover all the new wonderful opportunities available.
Our next season is shaping up to be great.
Exciting Opportunities in the 2012 – 2013 Season:
- Nourishing Our Souls
December 2 – 8, 2013
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- Women’s Yelapa Adventure with Gina Puccinelli & Judith Roth
March 23 – 30, 2013
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The Sky Temple provides a sacred place to practice yoga. This rich bio-diverse environment connected to the river and sea combined with the experience of village life offers a unique setting filled with nature and community. Visitors to Yelapa enjoy the beaches, hikes to waterfalls and the abundant plant and bird life filling this area.
Yelapa calls to people who love walking and climbing as part of their daily experience. The life style here is not based on cars. Because you can only get to Yelapa by boat, the pace and energy of this village offers a friendly and welcoming opportunity to be part of the community while visiting.
Evolving Consciousness with Lacie Cosgrove
November 17-23, 2012
(Photo: 2009 Nepal street feed and blanket/clothing distribution through The Healing Seed Charity)
Let’s come together to experience the practice at your own rate, using intense and relaxing poses with compassionate teaching for a therapeutic release. Lets create space to discuss our Spiritual Journey, expanding our examination & strengthening the bridge from the conscious to the subconscious through Yoga, Mantra & Meditation. Invite selfless service into your life through The Healing Seed Charity.
Contact: Lacie Cosgrove
Nourishing Our Souls with Judith Roth
December 2 – 8, 2012
This week offers a mystical time designed to create a deeper more direct connection to your Soul Self. The beginning of December is a week filled with magic in Yelapa. Still lush and green from the rainy season and empty of tourists, the beach is warm and totally belongs to us. We will share early pre-dawn pranamayama and meditation, reflective reading and journal writing combined with asana in a step by step process finding what nourishes both our soul and our personal visions.
The Sky Temple with it’s mountain view over seeing the river that meets the sea provides an expansive container for our sacred explorations.
Contact: Judith Roth
The Power Of Om! Create Sustain Renew with Leraine Horstmanshoff & Tiffany Wood
January 18-25, 2013
Unite your OM body, mind & heart! OM is the sound of all things coming together. Connect with this sacred vibration & learn how to harness its power as it pours itself through you as you. Go beyond asana and harmoniously step into your unique vibration that is in relationship with the oneness of it All! Movement, healing sound and music will take you on a joyful journey through your physical & higher senses that ignites the passion for living your life in full symphony with the world around you.
Join Leraine & Tiffany for a week of yoga, music & healing. When we sing, dance, play & pray together we become one voice, one body, one universe, calling to the innate qualities that already lie within us, awakening us to our true nature. Escape the cold of winter to soak up the sun & surf, take hikes up the river, sing kirtan by the fire on the beach, deepen your practice of yoga and return to your essential rhythm.
“The Self, The Village, The World” with Baxter Bell
January 26 – February 2, 2013
Join nationally renowned yoga teacher Baxter Bell, MD for a fascinating week of diving into your inner world and out into the real world through yoga. We will play with how the yoga practice is valuable as a tool for healthy aging, how it fosters good citizens, and how it connects us to the world we live in. Each day includes morning and afternoon yoga, time to explore Yelapa enjoy the beach, and hike to the waterfall.
All levels of yoga experience are invited and welcomed to this fun week!
Living Expansively with Sarah Joy Marsh
February 2 – 9, 2013
In our culture, we have learned to live expensively, not expansively. Living expensively is the cost to our body-mind-psyche-heart when we live from adrenaline; when we overuse or misuse the resources of our body in service to an out of balance life. Living expansively not only creates profound restfulness for our personal eco-system, it allows us to forge a balanced, radiant, and purposeful life. We will realize this through the practices of asana to open the physical, vital and subtle energy bodies; pranayama to still the mind and lift us out of conditioned dullness; and meditation to realize our innate expansiveness and joy.
WINGS AND WATER: A Yoga and Qigong Retreat with Annie Stocker & Martha Hurwitz
February 9 – 16, 2013
The practices of both Yoga and Qigong gently bring health, balance and harmony to our physical, emotional and spiritual lives. Like the wings of a bird, these practices help us gracefully soar above the clamor in our lives. Like bodies of water, both practices bring movement, nourishment and beauty into our daily lives. Yoga teacher Annie Stocker and Qigong instructor Martha Hurwitz from Two Dog Yoga studio in Seattle are excited to return to Yelapa for this unique, relaxing retreat. Participants will balance the rhythm of daily practice with optional forays into each other’s forms, the local village culture, the lush seaside surroundings and the well-placed hammock.
Contact: Annie Stocker
Cultivating the Art of Attention with Lori Gholson
February 23 – March 2, 2013
Take the inner journey through the practice of asana, pranayama and reflection. Each day we will explore the depths of yoga in the completely nourishing environment of the Sky Temple! Show up with an open mind and heart and the rest will unfold.
Lori has been a teacher and a student of Yoga for over 25 years. She continues to deepen her understanding of the practice by studying with the very gifted teachers, Patricia Walden and Donald Moyer.
Contact: Lori Gholson
Sound Healing with Gina Salá
March 9 -16, 2013
Experience the pleasure and power of vocal freedom. You can sing! Your unique voice is a direct path to open to grace and ease in your body, mind and heart! Learn and practice mantra, deepen the bliss of bhakti yoga (yoga of the heart) through Kirtan (chant) and Nada (sound) yoga. Discover your power to learn, create, share and lead chants and songs in several cultural styles. All are welcome, no experience needed.
Contact: Gina Salá
Yoga & Nia: Embrace The Elements And Discover What’s Alive In You with Gina Puccinelli & Cristin DeVine
March 16 – 23, 2013
Join us in Yelapa on a journey of embracing the elements and discovering what is alive in each of us. This week we will share yoga, nia, creative expression, walking, hiking, sinking into natural beauty all on the path of self-discovery.
Spend your week walking and climbing the village pathways of this coastal native reserve reached only by boat. We will welcome the day in the mountain Sky Temple combining the powerful practices of both Yoga & Nia to awaken our aliveness. Swim in the sea, feel your feet in the warm sand, hike the river, bath in the waterfall, enjoy heathy meals prepared by our private chef and be surprised by discoveries in the village.
Contact: Cristin DeVine
Rhythms of Sun, Moon and Sea: Our Annual Yoga Vacation in Yelapa Mexico with Wendy Lippmann
March 24 -31, 2013
Leave crowds, cars and big hotels behind. Immerse yourself in the tranquil daily rhythm of the small coastal fishing village of Yelapa.
This affordable yoga vacation includes 8 days and 7 nights lodging, 2 locally prepared meals/day, water taxi to and from Puerto Vallarta, daily yoga, field trips, and many options for doing–and not doing.
Yelapa is a small coastal village reached only by boat, about 45-minutes from Puerto Vallarta. There are no cars in Yelapa, lending it an authentic simplicity and charm. Enjoy spectacular scenery, birding, and biodiversity. This retreat is best suited to participants who enjoy walking.
Contact: Wendy Lippmann
Join us for an exciting week of adventure and play for women in Yelapa. The days will be a mix of great adventure and hang out time on the beach. We’ll take a day boat trip to the lovely Marietta Islands for snorkeling and looking for whales and dolphins. Another day trip into mountain villages surrounding Yelapa to experience old Mexico and travel to places Gringas never see. One day a beautiful hike up river to play and swim in the waterfall. Some nights will include dinner and dancing at some of Yelapa’s best places to eat. Enjoy the village, meet the locals, take in great Mexican food, a bit of beach volley ball mixed with sun and fun.
Contact: Judith Roth