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BarraDePotosi

Myth, Multitudes, and Matter

 Yoga and Biodiversity Retreat with Whale and Sea Life Excursion

Feb 28 – March 5, 2014 in Barra de Potosi, Mexico 

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Biodiversity awaits you – the Multiverse is all around us! Come on a whale research excursion with scientists, relax on the beach with the herons and pelicans, take a day trip for a surf or explore the simple fishing village.

I’ll be leading daily yoga sessions over the duration of our trip (with the exception of excursion day), and daily outdoor meditations. Our yoga will be infused with gentle contemplations on multiplicity in myth, diversity in matter, and the ways we weave our personal ecologies into the distinct forms and expressions of our lives. All you need to do is arrive.

Beautiful Barra de Potosi

Barra de Potosí is is nestled at the southern end of Playa Larga beach in the greater Playa Blanca region.  It’s a 20 minute drive from the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa airport. 

This traditional, simple fishing village, located on the section of the Pacific coast known as the Mexican Riviera for its beautiful beaches, is famous for its multitudes! This little beachside hamlet boasts egrets and pelicans, tortoises and dolphins, mangroves and coconut palms and papaya trees. The beautiful photo below is a link to an article published in Oregon Live last year detailing the vast offerings of this very special and widely unknown destination.

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Whale and Sealife Excursion

And here’s the best part:

In addition to the multiplicity on shore – there is the multiplicity teaming just beneath the surface of the sea, and we have been invited to interact with that world firsthand. In the community of Barra de Potosi Mexico, something very new is evolving in support of all that’s ancient and enduring. Whale research and documentation projects are helping this community transition from a fishing economy to an ecotourism economy – one which will protect and preserve the local sea life, enrich and empower the local citizenry, and safeguard the cultural flavor of the region. What an astonishing yoga this is! An engagement of  diverse currents in service of expansion of the life force on multiple levels!

And we are very lucky to have the opportunity to learn about and experience this work from a front row seat. An excursion on a  research vessel is built into our time together (although your participation is optional). On this unique oceanic biodiversity adventure, we’ll accompany an international team of researchers and local fisherman on a day in the life of saving their coastal home. We may see sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays – even the whales themselves!

Learn about the Guererro Whale Reasearch Project here

Retreat Details

This 6 day retreat will take place from Feb 28th through March 5th, not including arrival and departure dates. Participants should plan to fly in and out of Ixtapa on the 27th and 6th, unless of course you’d like to extend your stay in Mexico.

Each day will include meditation practice and ample free time. There will be yoga classes offered five out of the six days. The remaining day (probably day three) will be reserved for the Sea Life excursion in the morning, and whatever else you can dream up in the afternoon.

Our Yoga practice will take place in the elegant studio space at Villa Don Manuel. This immaculate B&B also boasts the best breakfast on the beach, which is included in the lodging fee. For the most convenient retreat experience, I highly recommend you secure your lodging with Claudia, the owner and Duena of Villa Don Manuel by emailing her directly at villadonmanuel@gmail.com. Rooms are double occupancy. You may elect to stay by yourself or share your room with another retreat participant.

Rooms at Villa Don Manuel are approximately $95. That’s less than $50 a  night, or $300 in full, if you share.

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Of course, you are also welcome to stay at any of the other charming little hotels in the area. There are several other beach front options. There are inexpensive options in town, a few minutes walk from the beach.  Please refer to this link, and also this one, for additional information on lodging.

And because we won’t be using a formalized retreat center, you are welcome to bring your families and or partners to Mexico with you, whether or not they will be practicing yoga with us.

The cost for the Yoga Retreat and whale excursion is $550. The cost for the Yoga alone is $450

Your estimated total fees:

▪ lodging and breakfast $50 – $95 per night – $350 to $665
▪ Yoga and Excursion – $550 (Yoga without Excursion $450)
▪ Meals and misc – $300

Estimated cost for the whole week – $1,200 to $1515 (flight not included)

Please note – arrangements for flight and lodging and meals are the responsibility of the retreat participants! This web page and the payment instructions below are to register you for your Yoga experience and Whale & Sea Life excursion only!

To register for the Myths, Multitudes and Matter Yoga and Biodiversity Retreat with Whale Excursion in Barra de Potosi, Mexico, you may contact me directly for information on where to send a check, or you may simply submit payment by using the paypal button provided below. Either way – please make sure I have a valid email address, so that we may be in contact before we arrive in beautiful Mexico!

Read more about the biodiversity of the Play Blanca region here, and also here, and about the village of Barra de Potosi here, and here.

And as always, feel free to contact me with any questions anytime! I hope you can come! This is going to be a trip of a lifetime.

 

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