YOGA AND MEDITATION RETREAT with Carmen & Moises Aguilar
January 26 – 31, 2021 Casa Tara, Baja, Mexico
Join Carmen and Moises Aguilar at Casa Tara located on the Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico just north of Cabo San Lucas for a 5 nights/6 days retreat in a true paradise where you can completely decompress, tune inwards, work on your practice, do all sorts of fun water activities, eat amazing meals, make new friends while surrounded by an incredible setting… sounds good? Keep reading!
We like to organize our retreats in such a way that you get a yoga retreat and a vacation at the same time. We do yoga and meditation in the morning, so then you have the afternoon to explore the island.
– Around 8am we have breakfast
– From 9am to 11am we do meditation. Every day is different, and we explore very many aspects of yourself, from inner guides and spirit animals to future selfs and past lives
– Yoga class is from 11am to 1pm, give or take. The classes are intense and one day is more than enough:) Carmen likes to make you work.
– Then we have lunch, around 2pm.
– The rest of the day is now yours! Explore the coast, get a massage, go to the beach, do nothing, read a book, ride a bike, buy some buddha pants, whatever you want!
– Just make it back by… let’s say around 7pm to have dinner. Dinner is fun and it goes on for a while. Here is where we all get to know each other better and make friends.
Oh, on the first day, the 26th, since we will all arrive scattered during the day, we will have one yoga class, around 5pm with Moises to get the airplane out of the body and start the next day ready to take Carmen’s classes.
Prices start at $1,560 until Aug 1st. Let’s practice in paradise and make unforgettable memories… Keep the yoga fire alive and let’s #keeppracticing together…
|Carmen Aguilar had completed an Engineering degree and then a Masters degree, spoke 4 languages and was deciding in what direction to launch her career when she found yoga. A seemingly crazy choice at the time, she dropped everything and devoted all her energies to the study of this discipline. The deeper she got into it the more it fascinated her.
During the first years she studied with every teacher she could find, completed 5 different Teacher Trainings while she started to develop her own style and her daily practice. Devoting to it 3 hours, 7 days a week, she has been able to reach levels few practitioners share. She has been teaching yoga for more than 19 years and during that time she’s developed a unique teaching style, cYoga, intended to make her students achieve their best both physically and mentally.
In her own words: ‘cYoga came from a craving for an intense practice: I wanted to try things my body couldn’t follow but pretty soon I realized how much sequencing and warming up affected the outcome. An intense asana practice is not only cleansing and rejuvenating, but it can also change the way we’re wired. Our body is the most tangible vehicle to access our very own essence and stepping on our mat is an amazing and precious experience!’
In 2018, she sold her yoga studio, The Lab, and moved to Hawaii, where she lives with her husband Moises, while traveling around the world teaching yoga.
|Moises Aguilar started practicing martial arts as a child, meditating as a teen and studying philosophy in high school but it was not until his consulting career demanded him to travel regularly that he started devoting time to his asana practice. In 2010, he helped his wife Carmen to open their yoga studio in Chicago, The Lab, where he taught yoga classes, meditation and teacher trainings. Today he accompanies Carmen around the world teaching workshops and trainings, focusing his teaching on adjustments, meditation and movement.
His methods for basically everything are laid back and non-conventional, with a constant search for meaning in everything we do, and this approach is reflected in his meditation workshops. Come ready to dive deeper into your own self and come out a bit wiser.
|Casa Tara Retreat Center|
|Tara, a female meditational deity for Buddhists, is considered to be the Bodhisattva (or mother) of Universal Love and Compassion. Buddhists believe that once she achieved her enlightenment on Earth, instead of transcending, she chose to stay in the world to help mankind raise their consciousness and free their souls.
Casa Tara is a luxury hotel in Baja California that works hard every day to build a platform where teachers and masters from all over the world can come and share their wisdom, guiding you towards enhancing your mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Casa Tara, like a mother, is motivated by the profound desire to provide a caring, stress-free environment for all our guests… A sort of safe haven created for you to let go and just be yourself.
Casa Tara seeks to live in continuous harmony with the environment. As to the atmosphere, we asked a Feng Shui expert to come and lead the whole furnishing and color scheme process inside all areas, so Casa Tara is literally a place suited to relax and get in touch with your inner self.
|Wake up every morning with an ocean view and breathtaking sunrises!
Whether your villa is near the spa or the restaurant, each and every villa opens up to a view of the Sea of Cortez that you can enjoy while relaxing in bed or lounging on your private patio. All rooms are air conditioned and have hot water. Additional features include daily housekeeping, a security safe, Wifi, and a working desk to make your stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
At the end of the day, close the evenings on your private patio with the backdrop of the sun setting over the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range before heading to La Moringa for a delicious dinner.
|La Moringa Restaurant|
From rich and abundant breakfasts to healthy versions of Asian-inspired dishes, La Moringa’s menu is always changing and evolving. Using the best of fresh and local ingredients, our chef guarantees a unique experience tasting all of Baja’s flavors.
Gather around sunset to have a drink at The Terrace’s lounge or enjoy the grilled “catch of the day” right off a local fishing boat, only available at our luxury hotel in Baja California. Our organic, local-sourced ingredients and the prime, beachfront location make La Moringa stand out from the usual hotel-dining experience.
La Moringa Restaurant offers honest food prepared with local produce grown in the area by experienced farmers. We deliver a healthy culinary experience full of tasty vegetables from seasonal harvests, and fresh seafood from low-impact fishing sources
|Kahlal Spa & Wellness|
|Step into a haven of rest and tranquility, right there where the simplicity of the desert of Baja California meets the lavish marine life of the Sea of Cortez. Kahlal is an oasis of serenity and wellness where you can come to relax, renew and recharge.
At Kahlal Spa & Wellness, we’ve brought back to life the holistic teachings of our native ancestors and blended them with a mix of ancient oriental healing techniques to create a unique range of spa treatments. From skin-care rituals to aromatherapy signature massages you will find the perfect body-and-soul balancing package for you.
|THIS STUFF IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE|
|Single price is per person and includes: Accommodations for 5 nights in private room, daily yoga and meditation, 3 meals per day, transportation to/from airport||Double price is per person and includes: Accommodations for 5 nights in shared room (1 or 2 beds), daily yoga and meditation, 3 meals per day, transportation to/from airport|
All prices are per person
$500 Nonrefundable deposit secures your spot and price
Super Early Bird prices until August 1st
New prices will be posted on August 2nd
Payment plans are available
Any and all questions, please reach out to us: CONTACT US
SPECIAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
- If government imposed travel restrictions are put in place, the retreat will be postponed until a later date
- All money paid will be transferred to the postponed date with no change in price
- If you are not able to make the rescheduled retreat dates, Casa Tara will provide a 5 night credit for you to visit the resort at your convenience. This credit will be good for one year from the original retreat date
- Payment schedule to be set up upon payment of deposit, subject to the following conditions:
- 50% of total cost is due by September 30, 2020
- Final balances are due November 30, 2020
- General Terms & Conditions apply to anything not specifically mentioned above
Yes! Once you pay the deposit to secure your spot on the retreat, we will reach out to discuss a payment schedule for the remaining balance. Our goal is to make our retreats accessible for everyone so whatever we can do to help ease the financial strain of booking a retreat, we will do our best to accommodate.
Yes! Once the deposit is paid, we will reach out to talk about potential roommate preferences and do our best to accommodate. If you have any additional questions/concerns, drop us an email: info@LikeOmRetreats.com
Voltage and outlet type do vary by country and may be different than what we have in the US. Consult this site for a country by country reference on power: Plug, socket, & voltage by country
You’re more than welcome to bring your own mat and/or favorite yoga props! The retreat center is fully stocked with mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, and blankets that we’ll be using throughout our retreat.
Generally speaking, yes – the retreat centers that we work with are accustomed to accommodating a wide range of food allergies and dietary preferences. If you have any doubts or would like to double-check, please write us at: info@LikeOmRetreats.com
We understand that life happens and things don’t always go as planned. You can find the retreat-specific cancellation policy listed in the “Book a Room” tab of each retreat. Beyond that, we’ll do our best to find a solution that works for everyone. Generally speaking, if you (or we) are able to fill your spot, you’ll get most if not all of your money refunded so let us know as early as possible.
As much as we’d like to have a single blanket policy, each retreat center has its own policy regarding cancellations, unfilled rooms, and our payment schedule to them. As we near the retreat start date, chances are all rooms have been fully paid for and it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to get any of that money back. We’re not out to take anyone’s money so if the response is that we’re not able to give you a refund, it’s because the decision is out of our hands.
Bottom line with cancellations – we understand and want to help so the sooner you can let us know, the more options we’ll be able to work with.
You can pay directly on the site using PayPal, Venmo, or any major credit card (via the PayPal Guest Checkout).
If you prefer another method of payment (for example ApplePay, Zelle, or personal check), please CONTACT ME and we’ll get that set up for you!
We recommend checking with your provider. Most plans require purchasing an additional international plan for cellular data before your trip—cost varies depending on provider. You can also turn off your cellular data altogether and use your phone through Wifi. If you have an iPhone, you can still send iMessages and make internet voice calls to other iPhone users. With any smart phone, you can download apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or Skype to be able to talk, video chat, and text over a Wifi. I definitely recommend downloading these apps before your trip if you plan on using them just in case internet is slow upon arrival. Another option (for those that have ‘unlocked’ phones) is to buy a prepaid SIM card in the airport.