We all come to our yoga mats seeking various benefits from our practice. If we practice consistently with dedication, we may even begin to feel some of of these benefits that initially brought us to our mats. We may start to trust our yoga practice even more and begin looking for ways to experience more of the peace we have cultivated on our mats.
While many of us would like the opportunity to experience even more of the benefits of our yoga practice, it’s often challenging in the daily flow of our lives with job responsibilities, family commitments and busy schedules. Each year I make it a point to take time aside to unplug and connect to my yoga practice in a retreat setting. I have noticed that taking this time away provides the opportunity for me to open up in many new ways in my daily life long after I return. I can draw support from the time I have spent strengthening my connection to my soul and I am able to be in my life more fully and share my passion with others.
The deepening of our yoga practice through retreat can provide incredible support in all other aspects of our life. The ability to step outside of our daily routines to focus on our practice is an opportunity to break through blockages and heal old traumas, open up to new possibilities in our life and see our lives with fresh perspective. With abundant options for exploration and adventure, Haramara is a majestic eco-resort built into a hillside overlooking the Pacific ocean, providing the ideal setting for us to unwind, play and rejuvenate. We invite you to share this unique experience with us!
Described as the place “where Robinson Crusoe meets Architectural Digest,” Haramara sets the standard in eco-luxury and with its committed environmentally aware practices without sacrificing the details that make Haramara so inviting. Everything on the property was built with minimal impact on the natural ecology and the jungle and resort exist in harmony with each other.
Set on 12 acres of unspoiled tropical forest that reaches down to a pristine stretch of beach, the resort features unique open air cabanas nestled among the trees, outdoor yoga pavilions and a gorgeous dining room overlooking the entire property, the surrounding mountains and Pacific ocean beyond.
While Haramara is private and secluded in its own jungle paradise, just a mile away is the small town of Sayulita, Mexico for the perfect balance of getting away and enjoying some local culture. Sayulita is a picturesque town that was once a sleepy fishing village before being discovered by surfers for its consistent waves and relaxed vibe. It has developed a unique culture with interesting shops, delicious local restaurants, fish tacos stands and plenty of places to rent surfboards. It’s easy to get to town from Haramara either walking or with a short 5 minute cab ride.
Yoga travelers are not your typical tourists; authentic care for our retreat guests is paramount. We only spend time at places where the owners and staff truly want you to have the best time of your life. Haramara is no exception and sets an example for retreat centers around the world on how to treat your visitors. We can tell when the staff are happy and treated well and we are proud to bring our community to a place that deeply cares about your retreat experience.
The closest major airport to Haramara is Puerto Vallarta, airport code PVR. Haramara is about a 50 minute to hour drive north of Puerto Vallarta located in the Riveria Nayarit region of Mexico. Jai Rhythm Yoga and Haramara will work together to coordinate shuttle transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta Airport for all retreat participants on the days the retreat begins and ends. The cost of this transportation is usually about $60.
Everyday we’ll share ocean breezes as we breathe and move every morning in the outdoor yoga pavilions overlooking the Sierra Madre mountains and Pacific ocean. For meals, we will be served fresh and healing gourmet vegetarian cuisine. There will be time for playing in the water, on the beach, and in the pool and plenty of time to just relax in a hammock. Haramara is famous for their spa services in their open air spa and is close to the town Sayulita, which has great surf and is a fun small Mexican town.
Options for activities and excursions include:
Surfing, snorkeling, whale watching, ziplining, stand-up paddling, kayaking, horseback riding, jungle hiking, beach, shopping, swimming, spa services, sunset sailing, relaxing in a hammock, reading a book, enjoying time in nature
Each day will include:
Morning flow yoga practice
Afternoon flow yoga practice
3 gourmet organic vegetarian feasts
Plenty of free time for relaxing and activities
Haramara features a unique lodging opportunity that will enhance and enrich your retreat experience. The resort features many well-appointed cabanas nestled around the property connected by enchanting footpaths through the tropical forest. Each cabana is private and complete with luxurious amenities including views of the Pacific ocean.
Haramara offers a variety of options for lodging - Moonstone cabana (shared large cabana that can sleep up to 8 people), triple, double and single occupancy cabanas.
Retreat investment includes:
7 days and nights at Haramara Resort in a cabana that seamlessly combines luxury and environmentalism
Morning yoga practice
Afternoon yoga practice
3 organic and gourmet vegetarian feasts per day
Sweat lodge ceremony led by local shamans (optional)
Complete access to all of Haramara’s amenities and lush property – pool, spa, trails, beach, common areas, hammocks, etc.
Retreat investment does not include airfare, airport transfer, additional excursions, spa services and alcohol.
Retreat investment by Cabana set up:
Moonstone (Shared Cabana – up to 8 people) $1,299 per person – with Early Bird Discount $999 per person
Triple occupancy $1,549 per person - with Early Bird Discount $1,249 per person
Double occupancy $1,849 per person - with Early Bird Discount $1,549 per person
Single occupancy $2,499 per person - with Early Bird Discount $2,199 per person
$500 now to reserve, $400 by September 15th 2014, $400 by January 15th 2015, balance by March 15th, 2015. Please e-mail hello[at]jairhythm[dot]com to enroll.
Please visit our Soul Surfer Retreat Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) for answers to any questions you might have about the retreat. If you still can’t find your answer, please e-mail us at hello[at]jairhythm[dot]com. Thanks!
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required at the time of registration to reserve your place on the retreat. To register, please complete the payment form below and select “Haramara Retreat Deposit” from the drop-down menu. Space is limited, please sign up early to reserve your space.