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Do not miss this unique opportunity to join Present Moments Retreat for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take your yoga practice to a whole new dimension. Present Moments Retreat is blessed to be located in a spectacularly wave-rich region, where long, easy point breaks qualify it as a true surfing paradise. With experienced instructors, great facilities, and an unbeatable atmosphere, this is where you want to be on your surfing holiday.
You will be staying at an ocean-front resort, Present Moment Retreat. The beautifully designed accommodations and loving staff will please even the most discerning guests. The 11 private bungalows are the perfect antidote to the chaos of everyday life. Each unique bungalow is dedicated to one of the values that are held in the highest regard.
All bungalows have an indigenous palapa thatched roof, hand-crafted in the Mexican tradition, and are furnished with a pillow top queen-sized bed, luxurious 400-count cotton bedding, and a canopy of white linen. There are a few air-conditioned rooms available by request.
The rooms available in this retreat are Renewal, Bliss, Harmony, and Unity. The amenities are the same for all the rooms and include luxurious 400 count cotton bedding, pillow top queen bed, ocean stone shower floor, rain disk showerhead, private deck, meditation garden, view of the sea, wireless access, and antiques and fine art.
Bliss is just that, blissful. Blurring the lines between the indoors and out with its amazing vantage points to the sea, gardens, and pool, this bungalow will be the perfect place to rest yourself after a full day of resort adventure at Present Moment. Just a 30-second walk to the beach, Bliss is perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts.
Harmony was designed for families and friends to reconnect in an intimate and unpretentious setting. Carefully created for groups of three or four to share, this spacious, private bungalow has a full view of the gardens, pool, yoga pavilion, and the stunning Pacific Riviera. Here, there are no distractions and plenty of opportunities to enjoy one another's company.
Renewal is the perfect name for this refreshing seaside bungalow, with its open air design and garden setting. Here you can sit in one of the two matching rockers on your private deck and melt into the moment. With the Pacific a stone's throw from your accommodation, the sound of the waves insures a peaceful night's sleep.
Unity brings you together to celebrate your natural connections. This large, family style bungalow features three luxury pillow top beds, antique furnishings, rocking chairs and a view to die for. Although quite private, Unity looks out over the entire resort to the sea. Ideal for those who desire quality time to rediscover the true essence of each other.
Combine your yoga practice with meditation, pranayama, and Qigong to help you achieve the balance you find not only on your mat, but also in the water. Your surf yoga excursions start out with coconuts, yoga, and Qigong on the beach, and then take you into the water for paddling and relaxation techniques using pranayama.
From there, get stoked on the natural high of riding waves while learning all about the world of waves and meeting some of Natalie’s famous surf friends.
Natalie is a yoga teacher and massage therapist who has been spreading the light for Present Moment Retreat since 2007, specializing in Thai Massage. Originally trained in India, she has studied classical Raja and Hatha yoga at her ashram in Nasik, Maharashtra. She has spent about one year total in India seeking the ancient wisdom. She has led retreats and adventure wellness vacations in Mexico, India, Thailand, and Indonesia. She is also one of the local surf guides and can help you find a practice on the mat as well in the ocean.
The retreat will take place om Playa Troncones, located at the juncture of the paved road which runs from Federal Highway 200 to the beach and the rustic ocean-front lane that houses restaurants, outdoor activities outlets, accommodation rentals, and private residences. Its proximity to Ixtapa Zihuatanejo gives you a full choice of shopping conveniences and recreational possibilities, all just a short distance from your world-class yoga retreat and resort.
The price package includes a morning smoothie before you head out and a lunch when you return.
In addition to yoga, there are exciting, engaging adventures you can enjoy such as kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, surfing, snorkeling, boogie boarding, and participating in a baby turtle release.
You might want to take one of Present Moments Retreat's complimentary boogie boards out to play in the waves. Adjacent to Present Moment is a long stretch of idyllic beach perfectly suited for swimming, boogie boarding, and playing in the waves.
The Sierra Mountain Range is directly across the road from the resort. Enchanted with forests of pine, oak, and aspen and blessed with stunning blue skies, meadows, and mesas, your hike can be a gentle or an extreme adventure, it is up to you. Choose to have a local guide lead the way, or blaze new trails on your own. Don't forget to bring your camera.
Present Moment Retreat features local, professionally trained, friendly, and beautiful riding horses. Walk, gallop, and cantor along the stunning beaches and beach towns of Troncones, Manzanillo Bay, and Majahua. Feel the transformational power as you get up close and personal with nature's positive energy. Not only do horses provide you with entertainment and excitement, they are also extraordinarily comforting and actually therapeutic.
Enjoy a relaxing experience paddling through La Boca estuary, surrounded by lush vegetation and home to many different species of local wildlife. Local marine biologist, Alejandro Rodriguez Pruneda, shares his encyclopedia-like knowledge of nature as he guides you through a maze of river ways. This is an absolutely beautiful vacation activity, especially great for bird watchers!
Troncones is situated in the midst of several beautiful snorkeling spots. Troncones Point, a short walk away, has a beautiful reef full of sea life. If you want to venture further, Present Moment Retreat will help you arrange transportation to Manzanillo Bay or Las Gatas, both of which are exceptional snorkeling destinations. Renting a mask and snorkel is possible, but Present Moment Retreat highly recommends that you bring your own.
Due to an international culinary traditions, ocean contamination, and irresponsible fishing practices, the population of sea turtles has been decimated, making them an endangered species. Present Moment works closely with the sea turtle sanctuary to repopulate this magnificent creature. Every afternoon on Troncones beach, dozens of sea turtles are released and you can take part in this amazing experience.
Included in your retreat package is one full body 60-minute massage. There is also a range of other treatments you can enjoy at an additional cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH). You may take a taxi from the airport to the retreat venue.
There is a prepaid taxi stand inside the airport. The service is excellent, safe, and the drivers speak some English and know where Present Moment Retreat is. The cost is approximately 65 USD and the drive to the retreat will take about 40 minutes.
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