Yoga with Elana

Elana offers yoga and surfing retreats in Mexico. The classes are structured to support the skills and strength needed for surfing. Beginners encouraged!

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Instructors 1

Elana Cydney Vollen

In fifteen years of teaching, Elana has cultivated a teaching style that is alignment-based and logically thought out in terms of sequencing and structure yet fluid and graceful and not so full of words. Elana aims to lift each other up and celebrate life, not focus on how you compare to others or all that you cannot do. Every asana is a poem that can be done through offering your bodies to the divine. She will be there as a guide and to make sure you offer it safely. She is a surfer and a yogini and it has always been a dream of hers to bring these two worlds together.

Reviews 4

Karly Nielsen

from United States, January 2018

"Exceeded my expectations! "

I am a working mother of four. I didn't quite know what I was signing up for but needed a break and a new adventure. Elana organized a great retreat in the "organized chaos" of Mexico to reconnect with yourself, nature, water, music and others. It exceed my expectations and left me a refreshed woman!

Anonymous

from United States, January 2018

"Highly Recommend! All star rating!"

This retreat far exceeds its description.

Sayulita is a vibrant, colorful village with great ambiance, restaurants and food. If you love grilled fresh caught fish, you'll be in heaven. Tuna, mahi mahi, marlin and more. There are even a few Italian restaurants. Everybody is very friendly. The best part is that it's a Mexican town - not a modern Westernized destination resort such as Puerta Vallarta.

The main beach is just a block off the village plaza. Plenty of sun, surf & cerverza. I preferred easy hikes to the nearby remote beaches. We pretty much had the entire beach to ourselves. The surf was fantastic. The water temperature was perfect.

Re: yoga Elana is some kind of wonderful. She knows her stuff. Her practice has been developed after extensive of training in India. She easily engages students of all levels - from beginners to extremely advanced. Along with her knowledge, her sense of humor adds much fun to the experience. And her music, too!

Elana also arranged for Teddy, a local chef, to cook two dinners just for our group at the hotel. He was an artist. The offerings were amazing to look at - and to eat. Yum! During the stay, many retreat-goers had massages at the hotel. Afterwards, they seemed to be walking jello - wearing silly smiles of sublime relaxation.

I'm glad I discovered this gem.

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