~ Self Care ~ Sun & Sand ~ Daily Yoga ~
Join Sara and Stephanie for a full week of what YOU need in order to have fun, relax, unplug, and do some yoga with two experienced & happy yogis.
This is a chance to place yourself in paradise and do as much or as little as you want. You can do all the yoga, choose to just chill on the beach, or both. Take inspiring workshops, schedule private sessions to work on a particular area of your practice (these are included), or simply stretch out in the sun with a refreshing drink.
Present Moment Retreat in Playa Troncones, Mexico is a truly MAGICAL spot. Spectacular beauty, consistent temperatures, gorgeous beachfront yoga platform, pure energy, fresh local cuisine, and a wonderful community.
Retreat offers the incredible, nourishing opportunity to step away from our daily selves, unwind into serene surroundings, and focus on what makes us thrive. This focused time can also encourage deep self-reflection, transformation, and a chance to make lifelong friends with your retreat mates.
We are beyond excited to offer this 7-night retreat in paradise! Together, Sara and Stephanie have 12 years of teaching experience, and well over a thousand hours each of training.
Join this Tropical Adventure, which includes:
- Seven nights lodging in Tropical Luxury ~ Private or Shared Beach Bungalow with ensuite bathrooms
- Seven locally sourced Gourmet Breakfasts
- Seven International Gourmet Dinners (food allergy substitutes available)
- Seven days of Yoga
- Morning all levels Ashtanga Vinyasa classes led by Sara
- Evening Gentle/Restorative classes led by Stephanie
- 1-2 Workshops and mini private sessions
- 1 Bodywork/Massage treatment – 60 minutes
- Round trip shuttle transport to and from the Zihuatanejo airport. (ZIH)
- Evening entertainment scheduled by Present Moment Retreat Self-care and Sangha
- Socializing and Solitude
- Surya Namaskar and Savasana
- Sunsets and Sunrises
- Exceptional waterfront cuisine
- Round trip airfare to Zihuatanejo airport (ZIH). Direct flights available from certain cities
- Trip insurance
- Lunch & Drinks – The Restaurant at Present Moment Retreat offers great snacks, juices, smoothies, a full bar, and much more!
- Additional excursions.
Single bungalow $2,624
Triple $1623 (Can also fit 4)
To register: Email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Mandel Krug
Sara Mandel Krug is a Canadian born, Twin Cities based yoga, movement, and mindfulness teacher.
With two professor-parents, Sara was taken traveling extensively at a young age throughout Europe and North and South America and believes in the value of experiencing different cultures.
Sara teaches traditional Ashtanga yoga and vinyasa flow, studio, corporate and private classes. She believes in the healing and transformative power of a regular yoga practice. Her passion is helping students of every level connect breath with movement, and she also loves teaching workshops of all kinds but especially arm balances and inversions. She has extensive dance experience and brings this to her classes as well. Her philosophy is to be a student first and to always cultivate the beginner’s mind. Her goal is to have her students stop listening to her, in other words, to help people develop awareness and become their own teachers!
Sara is grateful to have been trained at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis YTT program in 2014. 2015, she became certified to teach Super Stretch kid’s yoga.
She has studied Ashtanga with Kino MacGregor, David Robson, Tim Feldman, Mark Robberds, Angela Jamison, Richard Freeman, David Swenson, and Manju Jois. She has also studied under Sri Dharma Mittra, Seane Corn, Carson Clay Calhoun, and many more.
Sara loves being a mom to her 2 kids, and working as an Instagram influencer, where she blends her skills in photography, travel, writing, movement, art, and psychology.
Stephanie began a yoga practice some 12 years ago, curious about the beautiful shapes as a life long dancer. It didn’t take longer than one class for her to fall in love and realize that the physical shapes were only one tiny part of a world of magic. After five years of personal practices, Stephanie decided to dive in and attend primary teacher training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis in 2012. She began teaching one month into her training and has loved every minute of it since. She continued the learning in advanced teacher training at YCM, finishing the two year program in 2016. With 7 years of full time teaching a variety of styles from gentle, Hatha & vinyasa to aerial yoga; whatever the style Stephanie teaches from the same theory of honoring the ‘body of the day.’
“I hope to create a space where students feel free to not only check into how they are feeling (both in body and mind) but really work with whatever they find with no need to change it.”
Being in tune with the body of the day is not only a nice concept but a mantra to Stephanie. She has been living with rheumatoid arthritis since 2000, riding the ups and downs of day to day life with an unpredictable disease. Finding center in her yoga practice and the joy of helping others do the same. She teaches many “yoga for chronic pain” specific workshops and has recently been invited to bring the topic into the teacher training program at the Yoga Center Retreat.
“If I can help one person by telling my story, I am grateful.”
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.