LIFE OF A YOGI RETREAT
8 DAYS YOGA INTENSIVE - MEXICO
6TH - 14TH OF JANUARY 2024 | TEPOZTLAN, MEXICO
Yoga is a lot more than a physical practice. It is an approach to living in balance, both physically, mentally and spiritually.
This 8 days intensive lead by Alex is the perfect opportunity to fully embrace all aspects of Yoga, from Asana and Pranayama, to Chanting and the Yoga of the Voice, Philosophy and other powerful ancient practices.
Every morning will be centred around in depth Asana, Meditation and Pranayama practice. While the afternoon and evenings will be dedicated to exploring complementary practices, allowing for a deeper transformation and holistic experience (see Curriculum below). Each day will be quite busy but sufficient time will be offered to integrate the teachings and explore the beautiful surroundings of the yoga centre.
Who can join :
This intensive is aimed at any passionate yoga practitioner that wishes to take a deeper dive into the immense potential of Yoga in all its forms or teachers who wish to feel more empowered and inspired in their own personal practice. All levels of practice and experience are welcome, the only requirement is the willingness to participate and cultivate an opened spirit.
THE RETREAT CENTER
AmateCamp is a healing center inspired by the essence of nature, the elements, and the four directions.
It has been specially designed to embark on an inner journey to spiritual awakening, making it the ideal space for a conscious experience.
It is located in the mountain skirts of Tepoztlan, a magical town deeply rooted in Mexican and prehispanic traditions. Being the birthplace of Quetzalcoatl, Tepoztlán is known as an energetic portal.
The camp is surrounded by green areas and spectacular mountain views, inviting you to disconnect from routine and reconnect with nature.
The meals served at the retreat are all deliciously local, organic and vegan.
7:00 - 8:00am Pranayama & Meditation
8:00 - 10:30am Morning Asana Masterclass
10:30am - 12am Brunch
12:00 - 1:00pm Q&A and Chanting
1:00 - 3:30pm Daily Workshop/Activity
3:30 - 7:00pm Free Time
7:00 - 8:30pm Dinner
8:30pm - 9:30pm Restorative Practice
8 nights of accommodation
Morning beverages and snacks
2 local vegan organic meals a day (brunch and dinner)
All yoga classes and yoga related activities
Mats, straps and blocks - although we recommend bringing your own
Access to all the facilities in the property
Ice Bath and Temazcal Experience
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Inversion Workshops & Asana Lab- In depth study and daily drills to build confidence in the most challenging aspects of your yoga practice
Pranayama & Meditation - Daily opening practice to cultivate a balanced mind. Some time will be dedicated to understanding the underlying science of the breath and its relationship with the ancient yogic teachings
Chanting & Vocal Freedom - Through chanting and vocal exercices, we will open our voices and feel confident in truly liberating musical experiences
Yin & Restorative Yoga - An approach to the Chinese Meridians and the Daoist philosophy of finding harmony with our bodies and the world around us through stillness
Sound Journey/Sound Baths - Entering the realm of our subconscious through vibrations & healing frequencies of the Gong, Tibetan bowls & other instruments
Yogic Wisdom - A dive into ancient yogic texts and the fascinating field of Hindu mythology
Temazcal & Ice Bath Therapy - Temazcal is an ancestral shamanic ritual practiced by ancient civilizations throughout Central & North America, including the Maya, Aztecs & Toltecs. Ice Bath and Temazcal are both powerful healing practices.
Ecstatic Dancing - Going beyond the structure of the body to experience freedom in one of its rawest and purest forms.
Group activities - Raising our community spirit with cacao ceremonies, sharing & singing circles, holotropic breathwork, storytelling, and many other activities...
*This list is not comprehensive. Some activities might be modified slightly depending on the circumstances
The retreat center is about 1h35 drive from Mexico City Airport. Transportation can be organised with the retreat center.
Alex is a yoga teacher and a licensed medical doctor.
Over the course of his apprenticeship, Alex developed his own way of teaching yoga, a non-rigid and modern form based on a scientific understanding of movement and of the body. His classes contain elements from many styles of yoga along with his unique touch of creativity and play.
Alex uses his profound anatomical and physiological knowledge to adapt his guidance to the unique physiognomy of each of his students, herewith creating a safe environment for all to freely express their body wisdom through movement.
Alex teaches workshops, trainings and festivals internationally. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Lucie discovered her own path to Yoga while living in Mexico. Her creative approach is based on inclusivity, body positivity, spirituality, and deep self-inquiry.
As a certified yoga teacher (Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Restorative), Breathwork Facilitator, & Sound Healer, Lucie is passionate about holding spaces and sharing her energy, leading groups with powerful tools such as breathwork, meditation, hypnosis, sound journeys, intuitive movements and spiritual guidance.
She designs holistic classes and experiences, mixing various elements of Yoga Philosophy & Traditional Chinese Medicine. She aims to create a safe space for sharing, reflecting, and healing.
Lucie believes that body and mind are closely related, so expect a full activation of your entire vessel, both on the physical, mental and emotional levels.