How wonderful to be able to travel again for the first time in so long! Lara and I are so excited to share this beautiful trip with you, filled with warmth, movement, relaxation, amazing oceanic views and awesome sunsets, great food, and even better company.
Please join us at Present Moment Retreats, situated on the world-famous Troncones Beach, just outside of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. We will start each morning with an energizing Vinyasa class, followed by a delicious, healthy breakfast. The day will be yours to explore the area, the town, go hiking or surfing, enjoy a day trip, get a massage, or simply relax by the pool or on the beach. In the evening Lara will lead you through a grounding Yin class or heavenly, relaxation-inducing Yoga Nidra class. We will then enjoy a tantalizing local dinner together.
The accommodations are inviting and cozy, done in the authentic indigenous palapa thatched style roof to keep cool. The beds are comfortable, pillow-topped with luxurious 400 thread count cotton sheets. You even have your own little deck. A perfect home away from home!
The spacious Yoga studio is fully equipped with all the props we may need. It is covered by the palapa thatched roof but open air on the sides, giving us an awe-inspiring view of the Pacific ocean while we practice. Imagine listening to the soothing rhythm of the waves as you rest in Savasana!
In addition to some of the aforementioned activities there is a kayaking and eco tour day trip guided by a marine biologist, horseback riding, and every afternoon there is a sea turtle release to reverse the endangerment of this wonderful species, and you can partake in this magical event. Did we mention the incredible food? We look forward to feasting with you every morning and evening.
Your Adventure Includes:
- 8 days, 7 nights at a beautiful private beachfront resort with 11 Luxury Ocean View Open-air Beach-front Bungalows (option for enclosed AC suites as well)
- 6 energizing morning Vinyasa classes
- 6 relaxing evening Yin and Yoga Nidra classes
- Delicious meals; breakfast and dinner tailored to your dietary preferences and restrictions
- Enjoyment of Present Moment’s pool, jacuzzi, and beautiful gardens
- Round trip transportation between the airport to the resort
- Access to the gorgeous Troncones beach
- Relaxation time during the day to enjoy various activities such as massage, hiking, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking, boogie boarding, horseback riding, and turtle release!
- All taxes
- Airfare to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
- Travel Insurance
- Staff gratuity
- Add on services such as massage, local adventures, and day trips
- 7:30am – Tea and coffee
- 8:00am – 9:15am – Vinyasa Yoga
- 9:30am – Breakfast
- Leisure time
- 5:40pm – 7:00pm Yin/Yoga Nidra
- 7:30pm – Dinner
Deluxe Bungalow Single Occupancy: $2990
Deluxe Bungalow Double Occupancy: $2090
AC Suite Single Occupancy: $3190
AC Suite Double Occupancy: $2190
Family Bungalow (2, 3, 4 person occupancy)
Double: $2190 Triple: $1890 Quad: $1690
Master Suite Double Occupancy: $2490
A $500 USD nonrefundable deposit will be required to secure your spot
Lara began teaching yoga in 1999. In 2007 she began studying Yin yoga extensively with Sarah Powers. Lara is very passionate about teaching Yin Yoga, a style of yoga that stimulates the meridian system, energizes the organs, and has the power to move blocked energy to the surface of the body to be released. Additionally, Lara teaches Yoga Nidra, also known as Yogic Sleep, a guided meditation that brings deep relaxation and healing to the body. When Lara is not teaching yoga, she is a practitioner of The Emotion Code, a modality that releases emotional baggage from the body. She also offers her clients Akashic Record Readings, which offer guidance about life questions one has about health and healing. Find out more about Lara: laracatherine.com
Jayme became a certified Yoga instructor in 2011 after studying with Open Source Yoga. A believer that the path to contentment is a strong connection with the higher self, Jayme uses Yoga and meditation as a medium to develop this relationship. Her classes are alignment-focused, dynamic, playful, clearly instructed, and aimed at strengthening the mind-body connection to facilitate a peaceful state of being. Jayme is also a Yoga teacher trainer with Yyoga and loves the humbling work of helping people learn to share this practice with others. You can find many of her online classes on Yyoga At Home. Find out more about Jayme: jaymeburkeyoga.com
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.