Come join Lara Warren for her 11th annual retreat in this gorgeous setting on the Pacific Coast of Mexico with 2 classes each day: an active asana class in the morning to help balance strength and flexibility; and a restorative/pranayama class in the evening to move you from “the skin to the soul”. Bask in the sun of Mexico, swim in its waters, catch Lara’s limitless enthusiasm for the subject of yoga and return home with a deeper connection to your body and spirit.
Mar de Jade – set on the pacific coast of Mexico, nestled at the foot of a dormant volcano and surrounded by the natural beauty and tranquility of lapping blue-green waters and lush tropical forest–is the perfect location to deepen your yoga practice. With over 25 years of experience in practicing and teaching yoga, Lara will guide you through an active 2 hour asana class in the morning, and a 90 minutes restorative/pranayama class in the evening, helping you to find more mental, emotional and physical space and freedom, strength and stability.
In addition to three delicious meals per day, there will be ample time to indulge in spa treatments, take part in extracurricular activities such as snorkeling, hiking to secluded beaches, surfing, bird and wildlife watching, or simply relax, recharge and enjoy the surroundings.
THIS 7-DAY YOGA RETREAT INCLUDES:
• 2 yoga classes daily – with an active 2 hour class in the morning and a 1.5- hour restorative class in the evening.
• 7 night stay at Mar de Jade in choice of guest room, guest loft, or garden suite (some with ocean views, available on a first come first serve basis)
• Delicious, healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
• 19% taxes
Prices range from from $1,700 to $2,950 usd depending on choice of accommodation. Room choice is based on availability and only guaranteed upon receipt of a 50% deposit. This cost does not include airfare to Puerto Vallarta, ground transportation, extracurricular activities, spa treatments, or special beverages.
Lara first explored B.K.S. Iyengar’s “Light on Yoga” when she was twelve years old. Enthralled with the pictures of “Guruji” performing a myriad of postures, a year later, she went to her first Iyengar Yoga class in London. In university, she practiced with a Shingon Buddhist group which combined Chinese Yoga with seated meditation and martial arts. From the first class she ever taught, she knew she had found her calling. Lara received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England in 1992. Lara moved to New York City soon after she graduated from University. In New York, she studied Iyengar Yoga with Robin Janis and Mary Dunn, began building the HipJoint Yoga Studio where she was director from 1994-2014 and worked as a project manager and environmental organizer with the Council on the Environment of New York City. In 2001, she decided to go full-time into teaching yoga. Lara felt that as an environmentalist she was running from crisis to crisis busy trying to transform her surroundings or influence policy with much effort but without much success–; while as a yoga practitioner and teacher the effects she experiences and witnesses are much more immediate and tangible. She believes that as dedicated practitioners of yoga, we are empowered on a very visceral level to make positive and lasting changes in all aspects of our lives. In addition to a daily practice of yoga, and raising her beautiful daughter, Lara is happiest when playing guitar, traveling the world or simply staying closer to home and enjoying all NYC has to offer. Joy and ease; challenge and transformation; evolution and peace are what Lara looks for in her life and practice, and some of the elements with which she hopes to imbue her students. yogawithlara.com