Sayulita, Mexico Yoga Retreat — SOLD OUT!

Salute the Sun in Sayulita!

February 15th - 20th, 2019

 
 

5 days of yoga, surfing, delicious organic food, and fun!

Sayulita is a sleepy little beach town 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta along the Riviera Nayarit, a 200-mile stretch of the Pacific Coastline in Mexico. This small town is known for its relaxed hippy vibe, wave surfing, and rich Huichol artisan culture. It offers world class surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, boating, fishing, whale watching, cycling, horse back riding on secluded beaches and treks through surrounding jungles just minutes from the hotel.

This five day retreat in sunny Sayulita will be the perfect little getaway to paradise in the middle of winter! We will meditate on the beach each morning then return to the hotel for a fresh organic smoothie and coffee. We will have a morning yoga practice in one of the beautiful thatched roof studios and then enjoy a delicious organic breakfast buffet together. Daily activities are up to you, but surfing and/or sun bathing are always easily accessible options! I am so excited to explore this charming little town and discover all the magic it has to offer... I hope you will join me!

The venue: Hotelito los sueÑos

I searched and searched and finally decided on what I believe will be the perfect little spot for us to reside! Hotelito los Sueños, or "Little Hotel of Dreams", is a place to relax and indulge in the quaint tropical seaside village of Sayulita. Here you will find comfort, tranquility, and a high level of service. It is just a quick five minute walk to the beach so it is close enough to the action but far enough that you can still get a peaceful night's sleep away from the buzz of the busy beach street. At Hotelito los Sueños, their goal is to provide you the best experience possible; clean, secure, tasteful and comfortable guest rooms, two beautiful pools, two well-equipped and clean yoga shalas, delicious organic food, and even boogie boards and bicycles to use free of charge!

Other features include:

  • Air conditioning

  • Fridge in every room

  • Non-smoking throughout

  • Two Pools (new salt water pool!)

  • Smoothie bar/Breakfast buffet

  • Sun terrace

  • Complimentary bikes & boogie boards

  • Library

  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge

  • In-house massage therapist... just $18/60 minutes for retreat participants

  • Mountain bike lockup area

 

Tuition and accomodation options:

Tuition

$300 Deposit (per person) is required at the time of registration. The rest must be paid in full by January 1, 2019. 

Depending on the room you choose, total cost ranges from $795 -- $1,495 per person.

Please pay me directly by cash/check/Venmo(@Katie-Schiffgen)/Paypal (kt_calvie@hotmail.com). I am happy to take payment in increments as long as the full amount is paid by January 1, 2019. Payment by debit or credit will incur a 3.5% processing fee. Credit/debit cards may be taken over the phone upon request. 

You are welcome to contact Katie Schiffgen anytime for inquiries and booking: 801-425-3446 or katieschiffgen@me.com

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Book before October 1, 2018 and receive $100 off the total price!

What your tuition includes:

  • 5 nights accommodations at the charming Hotelito los Sueños

  • Transfer to and from Puerto Vallarta Airport (as long as you arrive within specified times)

  • Fresh smoothie each morning

  • Breakfast buffet everyday

  • Two group dinners highlighting local cuisine

  • Two yoga classes per day (with a couple exceptions because of group activities or excursions)

  • Beach meditation each morning with your group

  • Ally Cat excursion to Punta Mita area and whale watching (Includes breakfast, lunch, and open bar... use of snorkels, SUPs, and kayaks)

  • Temezcal (Ceremonial Sweat Lodge Ceremony)

  • Use of boogie boards and bikes at the hotelito

What your tuition does not include:

  • Airfare -- closest airport is Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR)

  • Optional massage and spa treatments -- 60 minute massages available to retreat participants for just $18

  • Optional surf lessons

  • Optional excursions including: horseback riding, zip lining, fishing trips, kayak tours, hiking, bird watching

  • Gratuities for hotel staff

Please be sure to specify your room preference at the time of booking. If you are traveling solo and do not want to pay the extra cost for single occupancy, I will do my best to find a roommate(s) for you, but no guarantees. However, please don't hesitate to inquire!

ALL ROOM OPTIONS ARE DESCRIBED AND PICTURED BELOW:

Premium Room (Double Occupancy): $895 per person (add $100 if booked after October 1, 2018)

Premium Room (Single Occupancy): $1,095 (add $100 if booked after October 1, 2018)

SOLD OUT

Features: King bed OR Queen bed OR two single beds, A/C, fridge, private bathroom


Superior Room (Double Occupancy): $995 per person (add $100 if booked after October 1, 2018)

Superior Room (Single Occupancy): $1,195 (add $100 if booked after October 1, 2018)

SOLD OUT

Features: King bed OR two single beds, A/C, kitchen, private bathroom


Premium Plus (Triple Occupancy): $795 per person(add $100 if booked after October 1, 2018)

Premium Plus (Double Occupancy): $925 per person (add $100 if booked after October 1, 2018)

SOLD OUT

Features: Queen Bed, Single Bed, A/C, fridge, private bathroom


Suite (Quadruple Occupancy): $810 per person (add $100 if booked after October 1, 2018)

Suite (Triple Occupancy): $900 per person (add $100 if booked after October 1, 2018)

Suite (Double Occupancy): $1,095 per person (add $100 if booked after Actober 1,2018)

Suite (Single Occupancy): $1,495 (add $100 if booked after October 1, 2018)

SOLD OUT

Features: 2 Queen beds, A/C, fridge, private bathroom


Two Bedroom Villa(Quadruple Occupancy): $995 per person (add $100 if booked after October 1, 2018)

SOLD OUT

Features: One bedroom with a King bed, second bedroom with one Queen bed and one Single bed, Living Room, Kitchen, A/C, private bathroom


Yoga

With a couple exceptions due to excursions or other activities, you can expect at least two 75-90 minute yoga classes per day. One will be a Power Yoga class. This will be a dynamic and energetic class and will require a basic knowledge of the physical postures... however, plenty of modifications will be given and there is ALWAYS room to listen to your own body and take it at your own pace. The other practice will be gentle and more restorative -- ranging anywhere from Yin to Restore to Soft Flow. 

Meditation will be held each morning for about 30 minutes.

 

INSTRUCTORS

Arrival and Departure

Plan to arrive at Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) anytime on Friday February 15th. There will be four separate private shuttles for our group leaving from the airport at different times throughout the day. The exact times for shuttle departure will be determined once the retreat gets closer and people start booking their flights. Once you have booked your flight, please forward me your itinerary via email. 

If you would like to arrive early or stay longer that is completely fine but you will need to get your own transportation to and from the hotelito.

 

Passport

All participants must have a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your departure date. 

 

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given up until October 1, 2018. Cancellations after this date will forfeit the $300 deposit but will refunded the rest. No refunds will be given after January 1, 2019. No exceptions.

 

Adults Only

This is intended to be an adults only retreat. Please no children under the age of 18. 

 

Questions?

Please feel free to contact me with questions anytime!

Email: katiecalv@gmail.com

Phone: 801.425.3446

 

Bali, Indonesia Yoga Retreat — SOLD OUT!

7 nights of Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation, with a healthy dose of Adventure

 June15th — 22nd, 2019

 

The magic of Bali awaits you...

This seven day yoga retreat in Bali will be nothing short of amazing! I realize that getting to Bali is not the easiest... it is a long and more pricey flight, however I really truly believe it will be worth it! Bali, known as the Heart Chakra of the world, is a magical place that everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime. It’s the combination of spirituality, as much as the physical beauty of the island, that makes Bali an ideal sanctuary for learning and practicing yoga.

I personally have been dreaming of visiting Bali for quite a while now... so I thought "what better way to do it than with a group of amazing people that share my love for travel, adventure, and YOGA?"! I have researched, read, emailed, called, and spent countless hours planning this retreat and I really feel that it will be magical. If you have more time to spend, I highly encourage taking advantage of being on the other side of the world and staying a few extra days to explore other areas of Bali or perhaps even taking a relatively inexpensive flight to Thailand, Malaysia, or Singapore... the world is your oyster!

 

The Venue: KURA Kura retreat center

The spot I have decided to hold my retreat is a beautiful and intimate little retreat center on the shore of the Indian Ocean called Kura Kura.

Kura Kura offers you an oasis of serenity; a sanctuary for the body, mind, and heart. It is a perfect ground to rejuvenate and immerge into the magic of Bali. The surroundings invite you to rise with the song of the birds, take walks along the black sand beach, visit the many local temples, watch the waves moving in, and experience amazing sunsets.

Kura Kura is settled just 50 steps from the beach of Seseh. Seseh is a traditional fishing village, untouched by major tourism but close enough to the shops and buzz of Seminyak and walking distance from Echo Beach, a famous Bali surfspot.

Come play, relax, learn and be nurtured. Enjoy the absence of TV-sets and computers. The elegant simplicity of Kura Kura's six cottages and their lovely staff will give you a feeling of being away and coming home. Kura Kura is a place to feel safe & supported.

To get a feel for what Kura Kura has to offer, watch the video below:

 

Tuition

$500 Deposit (per person) is required at the time of registration. The rest must be paid in full by April 1, 2019

Please pay me directly by cash/check/Venmo(@Katie-Schiffgen)/Paypal (kt_calvie@hotmail.com). I am happy to take payment in increments as long as the full amount is paid by April 1, 2019. Payment by debit or credit will incur a 3.5% processing fee. Credit/debit cards may be taken over the phone upon request. There is also the option of paying your deposit online using credit/debit and paying a small processing fee here: bali-yoga-retreat-with-katie-schiffgen-tickets-44777654169

You are welcome to contact Katie Schiffgen for inquiries and booking: 801-425-3446 or katieschiffgen@me.com

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Book before January 1, 2018 and receive $100 off the total price!

*First price listed below is only applicable if deposit is paid before December 1, 2018

Double Occupancy: $1395 ($1495 if booked after January 1) SOLD OUT

Single Occupancy: $2195 ($2295 if booked after January 1) SOLD OUT

Contact me to be put on the waiting list!

Accommodation details

Only 14 total spots available. All rooms can have either 2 single beds or 1 king bed. 7 rooms have air conditioning. 1 room is without AC but this room has a fan and is upper floor with a nice breeze. If you book with a partner or friend, you will share the same room. If you are traveling alone but do not wish to pay the added cost for Single Occupancy, I will work to find you a roommate.

Kura Kura was originally built as a family house and in a way it still is. Many of the eight rooms are old Java style houses situated around the Yoga Shala (central building) and pool. The rooms are rustic, clean and fresh as the breeze you can feel from the sea, but also protected and safe as the shield of a Kura Kura (Turtle).
The rooms are based on an elegant simplicity and live up to western standards having their own bathroom, rain- and hand shower (warm/cold water), a western toilet, comfortable beds with soft linen and mosquito nets, a veranda, fans and air-conditioning to keep you cool. They are unpretentiously decorated with care and love. Enjoy the absence of television and nurture yourself in this elegant simplicity. If you need to communicate with the outside world, free Wi-Fi is available. 

For pictures of the accommodations, watch the video above and view the pictures down below.

What your tuition includes:

  • 7 nights stay at the beautiful Kura Kura Retreat Center

  • ALL MEALS -- breakfast including detox drink, lunch, and dinner served as buffet (all healthy vegetarian Indonesian style and delicious!)

  • Yoga and meditation classes

  • Welcome Blessing with local Balinese priest on Seseh beachfront

  • Purification Ceremony at Sacred Water Temple near Ubud followed by a meditation and blessing from the Temple Priest

  • Lunch at Sari Organic restaurant in Ubud and rice field walk

  • Hiking tour of Mount Batur (volcano) and journey to stunning waterfall valley (20 waterfalls) for afternoon lunch and swim

  • Coastal/Rice Field bike ride (2-3 hour scenic ride from Kura Kura... suitable for beginners... excellent bikes)

What your tuition does not include:

  • Airfare -- closest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) airport

  • Transfer to and from the retreat center -- transfer can easily be arranged to and from the airport with the lovely staff at Kura Kura (around $20 each way)

  • Optional massage and spa treatments -- Balinese massages can be booked at the retreat center for just $11

  • Optional surf lessons

  • Gratuities for hotel staff

Yoga

With a couple exceptions due to excursions or other activities, you can expect at least two 75-90 minute yoga classes per day. One will be a Power Yoga class. This will be a dynamic and energetic class and will require a basic knowledge of the physical postures... however, plenty of modifications will be given and there is ALWAYS room to listen to your own body and take it at your own pace. The other practice will be gentle and more restorative -- ranging from Yin to Restore to Soft Flow. Meditation will be held each morning for about 30 minutes.

 

Arrival and Departure

Plan to arrive anytime on Saturday June 15th and depart anytime on Saturday June 22nd. The closest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) airport and is about 1 hour away from Kura Kura Retreat Center. Remember that you will lose one day arriving in Bali, and gain one day coming home... as I'm sure you will figure out when booking your flight :)

If you would like to arrive early or stay longer at the retreat center, that can be arranged as long as there is availability. Please contact me for inquiry and I will either arrange with the resort for you or give you the information to do so. You will be responsible for the cost of additional days but will be given a discount as a "retreat participant".

 

Passport

All participants must have a valid passport. Your passport must have at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least 6 months after your departure date. No Visa is required for Americans coming for tourism and staying less than 30 days.

Travel Insurance is strongly encouraged.

 

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given up until January 1, 2018. Cancellations after this date will forfeit the $500 deposit but will refunded the rest. No refunds will be given after May 1, 2019. No exceptions.

 

Adults Only

This is intended to be an adults only retreat. Please no children under the age of 18.

 

Questions?

Please feel free to contact me with questions anytime!

Email: katiecalv@gmail.com

Phone: 801.425.3446

 

 

Croatia Yoga Sailing Retreat — SOLD OUT!

7 days of Yoga and Island Hopping on the Beautiful Adriatic Sea!

August 31st -- September 7th, 2019

 
 

EXperience the old world charm of croatia...

Join Katie Schiffgen as she teams up with Yoga Sailing Holidays to offer this once-in-a-lifetime tour of some of Croatia's most beautiful islands! It will be the perfect mix of relaxation, exploration, adventure, and self-discovery! Don't miss this opportunity to leisurely sail the Dalmatian coast, taking in a new island and port every day!

On this 7 day adventure we will island hop the Adriatic Sea, stopping in the most beautiful bays for your afternoon swim while the on board hostess prepares your vegetarian lunch. The itinerary is like a tasting plate of Croatia --  with some of the best destinations including Hvar, the magical Pakleni Islands, the National Park in Mljet, the fortified town of Korčula and the magical island of Vis and it's hidden gem; Stivina Bay.

You will have yoga classes in the morning (depending on the day), daily swim stops and evening meditation before heading out to explore a new town/port every day. Yoga classes are about an hour long in some of the most breathtaking settings you've ever practiced in.  You will have time to explore world famous islands, such as Vis, Korčula and Hvar where you can wander the streets, explore the old castles and enjoy sunset cocktails. As you sail Croatia, you have the freedom to relax as you please with a book, sun bathing, chatting with your fellow yoga retreat guests or learn to sail with your skipper.

Cabins are on a double share basis, so bring a friend!

 
 

TUITION

€1,490 (roughly $1,700) per person

Early bird discount! Receive €200 (around $235) off if you reserve your spot by September 30, 2018... All that is required is a €250 (around $300) deposit!

Your payment is due in full by July 1st, 2019.

Please contact Katie Schiffgen for all inquiries and booking:

katieschiffgen@me.com or 801-425-3446

There is a limited number of space on each boat, so book as far as you can in advance. Rooms are on a first come, first serve basis. 

If you have a group of 6 or more that wants to book together, contact me and I can arrange for your own private boat(s). Along those same lines, if you have a group of 6 or more who would like to request your own boat for dates outside the advertised dates, please contact me to request a private charter. No guarantees, but please inquire!

What it includes:

  • Daily yoga and meditation

  • Seven days accommodation on board your own Oceanis 48 Yacht (a value of €5,600 per week during peak season)

  • Vegetarian breakfast and lunch prepared fresh on board everyday

  • Full crew: skipper, hostess, yoga instructor

  • Learn how to sail, free of charge

  • Snorkelling gear provided

  • BYO alcohol on board

  • Take in the sights and relax as we sail the coast

  • Golden sunsets and sunrises like nothing you've seen before

  • A sky full of stars at night, with no light pollution

  • Always a small group on board (max 7 guests)

  • Fuel, water & port/marina charges

  • Tourism taxes

  • Yacht cleaning fee

  • Free Wifi

What is does NOT include:

  • Airfare -- fly into Split, Croatia (SPU) and depart from Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV)... or however you want to arrange your own travel plans, this is just what we suggest.

  • Transfer to and from the airport -- around $15-$23 for a taxi ride to the marina

  • Dinners

Itinerary

Saturday: Split (Marina Kaštela) to Milna (Brac)
Evening meditation

Sunday: Milna to Vinogradse Bay / Hvar
AM yoga
Sail to Vinogradse Bay (Pakleni Island)
PM meditation
Sunset cocktails at Hula Hula Bar

Monday: Vinogradse Bay to Vis
AM yoga
Swim stop / Submarine Silo
PM meditation

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Tuesday: Vis to Korčula
AM yoga
Swim stop at Sčedro
PM meditation
Sunset cocktails

Wednesday: Korčula to Polače
AM yoga
Swim stop in the National Park
Cycle the lake
PM meditation

Thursday: Polače to Okuklje
AM yoga
Afternoon swim stop
PM meditation overlooking the bay

Friday: Okuklje to Dubrovnik
AM yoga overlooking the bay
Lunch / swim stop
Sail to Dubrovnik
Afternoon meditation before exploring the Old Town

Saturday: Disembark by 08:00

 

Passport

All participants must have a valid passport. It must be valid for at least 6 months after your departure date. US citizens do not need a Visa as long as you are staying for less than 90 days.

 

Adults Only

This is intended to be an adults only retreat. Please no children under the age of 18.

 

Questions?

Please feel free to contact me with questions anytime!

Email: katiecalv@gmail.com

Phone: 801.425.3446