Oaxaca : Five Senses Retreat

January 4-10, 2019 // Eat Your Heart Out

WITH Rebecca Thieneman

THE MAGIC

What's Unique

One of our most exciting trips of 2019, it’s way more than a yoga retreat in Oaxaca. We are working with some of the best chefs and restaurants in order to create a culinary and sensory experience unlike any other. This retreat is for people who, whether they are beginners or experts at yoga, have a deep desire to experience the world through their senses. Oaxaca will stimulate all of your senses and inspire your deepest creative powers.

We’ll immerse ourselves in cooking class with a real deal chef, tastings at one of the best mezcal places on earth, visits to masters of their crafts (carving, textiles), enjoy  delicious meals around every corner and have space and time to recover and rejuvenate. 

THE HEART // Oaxaca is a place where no sense gets left behind. It’s a place where the act of feeling alive is a cultural imperative. It’s a place rich with a tradition that is still alive and pulsating. We wanted to design a trip that touched on all aspects of the human experience, using the complete stimulation of the senses as a gateway to creativity, to purpose and to the soul. 

OUR PROCESS // Did you know that we build all our trips from scratch? To learn more about our process and what goes into the making of a Yogascapes retreat, click here.

 

THE LIFE ON RETREAT

Senses Retreat

This yoga retreat in Oaxaca represents the heart of Yogascapes, which is the deep exploration of the senses, a full expression of the heart, a saying yes to the world and all that it offers, using yoga as a tool, teacher, practice and common thread that brings good people together to explore the world. Oaxaca is about discovering and indulging in the flavors of life. It’s about remembering who we are in our bones through sensory pleasures and surrounding ourselves with those that embody a life of fullness.

On this Oaxaca retreat we’ll stay in a beautiful neighborhood. We’ll eat at Origen Restaurant and have a market tour and cooking class with the owner and head chef. We’ll have a meal at  Chilhuacle Rojo Restaurant with Jose Luis . We’ll practice yoga daily. We’ll visit a super unique family run Mezcal palenque to learn how to do it the old fashion way and spend time with the owner tasting his amazing mezcals.  We’ll visit some of the most beautiful and well preserved Zapotec ruins we’ve ever seen.  We’ll also have plenty of free time to explore and discover food, mezcal, ceramics, chocolate, art & more on our own!

Airfare and transportation to venue not provided, but we can connect guests to carpool where possible.

SCHEDULE

itinerary subject to change

JAN 13 – ARRIVE 

5pm -7pm –  Opening Yoga & Ceremony – B&B
8:00pm – Dinner at Origen

JAN 14 – SMELL

8am – Yoga
breakfast (because of cooking class :))
10:15am- Cooking Class & Market Tour w/ Origen + Lunch
5:00pm – Creative Session
7:30pm – Dinner on own

JAN 15 – SEE

8:00am-9:00am –  Yoga
9:00-9:45am – Breakfast – Quick Breakfast
9:45 – Depart – This is the important factor.
10:00am- 12pm – MONTE ALBAN
12:30 – Lunch
1:30-2:30 – Taller Jacobo
4:00 – Santa Catarina Minas – w/ Dinner
6:00 – Dinner at Sacapalabras
8:00 – Return

JAN 16 – LISTEN

8-9:15am Yoga
9:30am – Breakfast at B&B
10:30am – Santo Domingo visit + Free Time
1pm – Lunch on own at Merced Market (we take you there and you do your own thing – meet back at the studio) Best tamales, manelas, tortillas,
5:00-6:30 – Creative Session at Hotel
7:30 –  Dinner

JAN 17 – TASTE

7:30 – Meditation
8:00am – Breakfast
8:45 – Depart
10:15 – 12:00 – Optional to Hierva el Agua
12:30 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Visit Local Textile Master – Shopping in Teotitlan de Valle
5:00 – Yoga & Creative Session
8:00 – Dinner at Criollo  (confirmed) (leave at 7:45)

JAN 18 – FEEL 

8am – Yoga
9:30-1:30pm – Breakfast & Cooking Class & Lunch
Afternoon Free
5:00 – Closing Circle
7pm – Family Style Dinner

JAN 19 – INTEGRATE

7:15 – Hot Water & Lemon
8:00 – Breakfast & Departure

From the Road

Testimonials & Our Story

“I just returned from a Yogascapes trip to Bali. It was everything they said it would be and more! From the extremely organized planning to the week of fun, I was completely thrilled.  Leah was an amazing host/organizer and made sure everything ran smoothly.

The location was AMAZING.  Naya Ubud was the perfect place for the retreat and was a wonderful home away from home. Many different options (private room, shared room, etc.) made it flexible and comfortable for everyone.  Plenty of free time and terrific organized trips as well as great yoga kept it well balanced.
From the top of the volcano for sunrise to the water temples to a variety of yoga routines, we were exposed to so much!  I am looking forward to taking another trip with Yogascapes soon!” – Sharon

“This was my first retreat with Yogascapes and it far exceeded my expectations! The breathtaking location, the wine tasting, the delicious food, everything was just fabulous.”

For more testimonials, click here.

YOUR TEACHER

REBECCA THIENEMAN

Rebecca believes everyone has the potential to thrive in the world, and that wellness is at the forefront of this global change. With an undeniable passion for empowering others to take charge of their wellbeing, one of her greatest strengths is establishing meaningful connections with others to collaboratively make the world a healthier place.

After taking her first class nearly 15 years ago, Rebecca has continued investing in the practices of yoga and meditation as student and teacher both. Rebecca seeks to create a sacred space for students to connect within themselves more deeply through breath and posture, with a unique teaching style most influenced by Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yin yoga, and Vipassana meditation.

Rebecca has been providing customized health coaching and education for the past decade. She has partnered with individuals, communities, startups, and corporations to share her expertise in wellness that is fused with mindfulness practices, health behavior, and habit design. Rebecca believes the most invaluable investment we can make is in our health, and is passionately committed to imparting knowledge and providing a support system for those ready to improve the world from the inside out.

YOUR HOME

Diablo y Sandia

El Diablo y Sandia is a quaint hotel that has a different, fun feel to it. Our guests enter and lounge just as they would at home, made easy by our personalized attention and warm environment.

We enjoy spoiling you with a morning breakfast, hearty and healthy, as well as providing an orientation upon your arrival to this wonderful town.

“The rooms are wonderfully decorated, spacious and quiet. Maria and her team are incredibly helpful and hospitable. The great coffee and delicious breakfast are served on an indoor terrace. There’s an eclectic and friendly mix of international travelers. Maria has also curated her own map of her favorite restaurants and haunts for the first-time visitor. She’s opening a new B&B near Santo Domingo and I can’t wait to stay there next time.”

THE JOURNEY

Travel Info

Fly into Xoxocotlán International Airport and taxi to Hotel on your own.

**Arrival transfers are not included. Estimated cost is $20-30 per taxi. Most flights arrive in the afternoon, so we often recommend guests arrive a night early and stay at the Hotel (Diablo y Sandia) or at a hotel nearby. Return transfers to airport on last day are included.

Start Time: 5:30 pm on first day for Yoga & Opening Circle

End Time: After breakfast on the last day (no yoga on this morning)

Oaxaca: Oaxaca is the capital of the state of the same name. Oaxaca city’s pleasantly mild climate, due to its altitude of 5000 feet above sea level, is but one many reasons to visit. Rich in history and culture, Oaxaca is a fascinating destination where you can appreciate ancient civilizations, colonial art and architecture and vibrant cultural traditions. You needn’t be concerned about safety here; Oaxaca is one of the safest Mexican tourist destinations you could choose.

THE BACKBONE

Of Every Yogascapes Retreat

Our mission is to connect people to their deepest purpose/truths, wellbeing and inspiration. We combine vibrant yoga and wellness teachers with incredible guides, local culture, nourishing food, inspiring adventure and a crew of fun-loving people from around the world. Along this journey, you’ll have a Yogascapes Guide supporting you every step of the way, from signing up to helping you on a glacier. 

While every single retreat we create is unique based on the local culture, incredible teachers, the time of year and the environment, every experience is built on the following pillars.

 


 

MOVEMENT &  MEDITATION
Each retreat is filled with a mix of yoga, mantra, mudra, meditation and more. To learn more about the specifics of this retreat, check out the schedule or contact us. 

FREE TIME & OPTIONS
When you come on a yogascapes retreat, nothing is mandatory and we build in plenty of time for you to be own your own, to rest more, to explore more, or to be open to whatever shows up. 

NOURISHMENT
We love food, period. Delicious, healthy, beautiful, thoughtful food that nourishes the body and inspires the creative soul. Food is where we come together to replenish our bodies and where our community is built.

SENSORY EXPLORATION
Traveling is adventure of the senses and we build each trip to open our senses up to the world and be open to the world through our senses.  

DEEP LEARNING & INTEGRATION
We believe the experiences that last a lifetime are the ones in which you are learning and integrating what you learn into your life. Our teachers and guides create unique opportunities for deepening and expansion of your practice.

REST AND REJUVENATION
We know that life is overwhelming at times and our nervous systems beg not only for the medicine of adventure, but for deep rest and rejuvenation. A week of quiet nights and deep sleep, time for napping and giving yourself permission to do nothing at all. 

ACTIVATING CREATIVITY & PURPOSE
Our mission is to connect people to their purpose by exposing them to practices, people and places that bring out their deepest truths and desires. Each one has the intention to bring you into a deeper connection with yourself and your true gifts. 

COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Come with no story to defend and no judgement to be had. Meet people who will change your life and/or share in all the ups and downs. Connect to old friends and family in a new way, on a retreat, or when you go back home. Our own healing is the healing of the planet and so we work work with eco-lodges and companies that have similar ethos and missions. 

​Giving Back: 2 trees are planted every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. At check out, we also offer you the opportunity to give to inspiring local and international projects. Find out more here.

JOIN THE JOURNEY

Jan 4-10, 2019

HOW TO SAY YES TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.

STEP 1: Learn all about the trip; the theme, the teachers, the venue, the location, our policies, past photos, etc.
STEP 2: Choose a room below and reserve your spot as soon as you’re ready for early bird prices and best options.
STEP 4: You’ll get a confirmation + 3 emails leading up to your trip preparing you for an amazing adventure.
STEP 5: Drive, fly or boat to meet our team and group in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

ANYTIME:
Write us at help@yogascapes.com or call us at 510-629-9191 if you have any questions about the trip, how to sign up or anything else that comes up along the way.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.

INCLUDES

Tasting, Market Tour, & Cooking Class with Rodolfo Castellanos of Origen Restaurant
Breakfast tasting with Jose Luis of Chilhuaclerojo Restaurant
6 Nights at the Cozy Diablo Y Sandia Guesthouse
Excursion to Monte Alban Ruins
Visit Authentic Mezcal Palenque
Explore local markets in Oaxaca and nearby
Daily Yoga Classes
All Breakfasts and Most Dinners
The Best Food You’ll Ever Eat

What’s not Included?
Airfare and transport outside designated times
Spa treatments and resort extras
Alcohol or other beverages not included with meals

Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.

 

YOUR INVESTMENT

Choose Your Room

POLICIES & TERMS

Get Clear Before You Purchase

We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans.  We can split up your payments to make it work, however final payments are due 60 days prior to the start date of your retreat.

By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.  Please read in full and please note:

All prices are per/person USD. All bookings include a refundable deposit that is 50% of the total trip cost. Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the trip to keep your spot secure.

If cancellation (always in writing) takes place within 7 days of booking, 100% of the trip price is refundable including the deposit, unless retreat start date is less than 60 days from booking date.

If cancellation takes place 120 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 75% of your deposit.

If cancellation takes place 90 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 50% of your deposit.

If cancellation takes place 60 days or less prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price and deposit will be forfeited.

YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.

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