It’s been so long since you took time for you, that it feels a bit strange to find yourself in this small enclave in Troncones, Mexico, situated in the middle of one of the most pristine beaches on the west coast.
Breathing in the warm scent of the ocean, feeling the sand, cool and creamy between your toes, you’re surprised by how relaxed you feel. You just got here!
Despite this sense of relief, you feel a familiar undercurrent of discomfort. Were you just being selfish in taking this time for yourself? Was it fair to ask your work team to cover you for a week? Will your kids survive a week of your husband’s cooking? Who’s going to get the dog to the vet this Friday?
You’re shocked back into the present by something that looks like a huge fin erupting through the ocean surface. There it is again! It’s a whale, a freaking whale, right there in front of you, not more than 100 yards from where you stand on the beach! You want to run and tell someone, but you can’t look away. The beauty and grace of this creature captivate you as she effortlessly glides and changes directions.
Your breath slows, your feet sink further in the sand, and your heart softens as you savor this amazing moment alone.
Breathe. Release. Return.
You came to Mexico for some much-needed downtime. You’ve been so exhausted that you’re tempted to stay in your bungalow to sleep the first two days.
You’ve been wired and tired for so long, you can’t remember what it feels like to let down and simply be.
Logically you understand your fatigue is a symptom. Overworking, over-functioning, blurred boundaries, and endless comparison mask an unspoken knowing.
Somewhere amid the daily chaos, you’ve lost your mojo and you’re not entirely sure how to find it!
You’re not alone.
What may start as a way to manage difficult emotions often has the opposite effect; the impact of denying discomfort can boomerang with enormous force.
Instead of dealing with our doubts, we prefer distraction–compulsively arranging and rearranging the deck furniture on the Titanic, denying the gaping hole below.
Avoidance is costly. The only way out is through.
At your center, you know the opposite of self-abandonment is presence.
This retreat is the first step on your inward journey home. The warmth of the sea air, the smell of the ocean, and the peaceful beauty of this place are welcoming you home.
THE TOP FIVE REASONS TO GO ON A WOMEN’S RETREAT.
- You’ll make new friends for life.
Women’s retreats are an opportunity to delve deeper into who we are and what we want out of life with the support of some amazing ladies.Chances are, the people on your retreat are there for the same reasons you are . . . to take a break, to refresh, recenter and leave with a new sense of purpose. Therefore, they really are the best people you could wish to share this journey with.
- Retreats are SO much more than regular vacations.
While vacations tend to be an outward experience–a time to relax, explore, experience new cultures, and have some downtime-retreats offer an opportunity to take the time to look inwards. They are about using a safe space and like-minded group of people to ask some serious questions about your life and where it may be heading. It’s a time to get real with yourself about what may be holding you back, what your limitations and your fears are and how can you do things differently to benefit you greater.When you bring together a group of women to ask these questions and explore this self-inquiry, a unique kind of magic happens.
- Retreats give you time for YOU.
Busyness is addictive. By the time we fulfill our roles as wife, mother, caretaker, and best friend. we rarely have ANY time for ourselves. So, what do we do? We get up and do it all over again the next day!Why is it that we put so much more love and care into other people than we do for ourselves?A retreat is time away from responsibility. . . to look after number one. You deserve it!
- Women’s Retreats celebrate the power of femininity.
For all of history, women have been gathering in sacred spaces to tap into their unique feminine magic. This was not always easy or accepted; women have even been persecuted throughout history for sharing their inherent gifts with the world.While we may not suffer as severe consequences today, the pull of patriarchy still subjugates feminine energy for masculine power when it comes to defining success, access, and financial status.Surrounding yourself with other smart, successful, and creative women reminds us of the unique power we have women to elevate and heal the world.
- Retreats make space to ground in nature.
We flow with nature. Many retreats are centered around nature. Whether it is the ocean, a river, or the mountains, when we experience the passionate grace of nature, we are reminded how we can choose to blossom in our own lives.
- Seven days beachfront lodging at private resort
- Three gourmet meals daily
- Daily movement and meditation
- Two adventure excursions of your choice
- One 60-minute massage
- RT Airport transportation
- Retreat journal and (optional) breakout sessions
- Memories to last a lifetime
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Flights to and from the retreat
- Gratuities and tips
- Meals you may choose to take off site
- Alcoholic beverages
- Travel Insurance (recommended)
Please be aware of our cancellation policy: Full refunds for this trip are available until September 15, 2022. Between September 16 and November 15, you will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds after November 15, 2022, as we have reserved the entire retreat center for our group, and pre-payment is required.
If you have any questions about the cancelation policy or trip insurance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Your Host: Tina Sprinkle
Tina Sprinkle has been a leader in health and fitness for over forty years. Her success comes from a combination of enthusiasm for others, authenticity, and a quick, irreverent sense of humor.
Tina’s owned and managed several successful fitness businesses, served as a regular health and fitness expert on KSHB TV’s KCLIVE Morning show, and led women’s health and adventure retreats in the US and abroad.
When she sold her brick-and-mortar businesses in 2019, Tina returned to school to study Functional Nutrition with an emphasis on Endocrinology. After struggling herself and working with hundreds of clients, Tina wanted to better understand the role of nutrition in supporting and balancing our hormones.
Tina’s online nutrition programs help others to make informed choices based on their biochemistry, and not simply their “willpower.”
At 62, Tina appreciates the wrinkles she’s earned, the transformative power of gratitude, and the ripe opportunity of shared experience.
Harnessing the strength of community and the power of women to embrace and support one another is the driving force behind Tina’s retreats.
It doesn’t really get any better.
Wonder if you’re a good fit for a retreat? Email Tina to schedule a call!
Our charming, chic hotel and yoga retreat is located on a quiet, serene beach in Playa Troncones, thirty minutes up the coast from Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Our beautifully designed accommodations and loving staff will please even the most discerning guests.
Present Moment Retreat is a powerfully transformative environment providing experiential training in the cultural arts. Surrounded by the magnificence of earth’s natural beauty, people from around the world come here to grow towards wholeness in their lives. We are dedicated to fostering deep awareness and appreciation of life through the compassionate treatment of all beings, and promoting wisdom and peace in celebration of the human spirit.
Your Boutique Bungalow
Present Moment is the perfect antidote to the chaos of everyday life. Authenticity was imperative in the construction of every inch of this resort. Thus, all bungalows have an indigenous palapa thatched roof, hand-crafted in the Mexican tradition, and are furnished with a pillow-top queen-sized bed, luxurious 400 count cotton bedding and a canopy of white linen.
With 5 deluxe bungalows and 3 family bungalows, somewhat blurring the lines between the indoors and out, with its amazing vantage points to the sea, gardens, and pool, your accommodation will be the perfect place to rest yourself after a full day of yoga and surf at Present Moment. Just a 30-second walk to the beach, let the sounds of the ocean lure you to sleep each night.
With 3 air-conditioned suites, for those seeking a little more similarity to the comforts of home. Centrally located, you will be just steps away from the beach, amazing yoga classes, massage, and fine dining. If you enjoy strolling the shore at sunrise, these stunning bungalows will have you on your way in no time. Hand-crafted and beautifully appointed, a true home away from home.
About Troncones & Getting Here
At the heart of charming Troncones Beach, nestled between the lush mountains of the Sierra Madre and the sparkling Mexican Riviera, Present Moment Retreat combines the ambiance of nature’s grandeur with personally challenging mind-body work, set in harmony on beautifully-landscaped tropical grounds.
Troncones Beach is a small, recently-developed community situated on some 3 miles of pristine Pacific beach – a strand of white sand punctuated by occasional rock outcroppings often harboring tidepools teeming with fascinating saltwater life. The charming village is home to a small school, a public library (donated by generous local residents for the education of the village’s children), a church, several dry goods outlets and a few other small provisioning services for essential items. All of these are couched within a traditional and tropical Mexican ambiance.
You can fly into Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, the airport is located only 20 miles north and an easy 45-minute drive. The international airport is serviced by a number of International airlines including Alaska Airlines, Continental, American, America West, Frontier Airlines, Mexicana and Aeromexico. Troncones Beach is highly connected, yet still a world apart. Its proximity to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo affords you a full choice of shopping conveniences and recreational possibilities, all just a short distance from your world-class yoga retreat and resort. We can assist you with booking all flights and airport transportation.