A Thanksgiving Yoga Retreat in Baja, México with Victor Varana & Caroline Fowler
Nov 26 – Dec 1, 2019
About this Retreat
“Gratitude keeps the blessings coming.” Victor Varana This Thanksgiving holiday, give yourself a relaxing, rejuvenating and recharging retreat in wonderful Baja, México. Uplift your spirit, open your heart and clear the space for the gifts that life has for you in the future! This 5-night, 6-day retreat will be the perfect opportunity to dive in a small fishing town in the Sea of Cortez with turquoise waters and to soak up the warm sun. Stay in a beachfront, eco-chic hotel with exquisite views. Accessible either by flying into La Paz or Los Cabos, travel through desert and mountains to find yourself in an unbelievable beach to enjoy the amazing sunrises.
About the Teachers
Join us for an unforgettable retreat, guided by the passionate yoga & meditation master and movement specialist Victor Varana, founder of YogaMultimedia Yoga School and creator of Kalam Kalam Yoga and Caroline Fowler, who will take care of your every need and provide the useful and life changing Ayurvedic elements to the
About Kalam Balam Yoga
Created in Tulum, México by Victor Varana, Kalam Balam is a collection of masterfully blended trainings that integrate a diversity of body and mind disciplines, like yoga, martial arts, fitness, meditation, massage, shamanism, fine arts & sound healing.
Kalam Balam formulas go in hand with ancient and modern sciences and look for a diversity of balancing effects, that range from relaxing and restoring the lines where there is stress, and to work out and stimulate, the lines of the body where there is weakness, directing the physical and physiological structure to balance, the mind to center and retuning the vital energy.
In Kalam Balam, the focus is the balance of the vital energy by aligning the body to open the gates and stretch the channels, kriya for energy stimulation, vinyasa for movement, spiced with a blend of taoist martial arts, mayan cosmovision and sound healing techniques.
“This was my first yoga retreat. Because it was such an
enriching experience it will be the first of many.”
“This experience was transformative. Of course the yoga was magnificent and retreat community of friends are now a part of my soul, but this was so well organized and ran so smoothly what I am sure must have been a challenge was seamless and always with a smile. Thank you and Namaste”
- 5-night accommodations at luxurious oceanview rooms with eco-friendly room amenities
- All healthy, nutritious meals using local ingredients (no processed sugars, even in chef’s delicious desserts)
- Daily morning meditations
- 8 yoga classes with Victor Varana (ERYT500 Yoga master) including live drumming and chanting, breath work, asana and movement, alternating between two gorgeous ocean-view yoga shalas and other special spaces available for us in the retreat center and surroundings.
- Day trip to visit the beautiful Balandra Beach — rated by many travelers as the most beautiful beach in the world! This beach day will also include the opportunity paddle out into the bay and mangroves in a kayak and go on a nearby hike to take in the beautiful views — both led by local marine biologists.
- Ayurvedic talks with Caroline Fowler (Ayurvedic practitioner and chef)
- Soundhealing and yoga nidra session
- Evening bonfires
- Yoga mats and props, kayaks, paddleboards, bikes, snorkeling gear, beach umbrellas and access to salt water pool and jacuzzi.What’s not included:• Transport to and from venue, but this can be arranged through us with the hotel
• Travel Insurance
• Spa treatments
* Optional Activities Available : kite surfing, nearby virgin island excursion, swimming with whale sharks, sea lions, whale watching and many other wonders that Baja has to offer.
Pricing & Accommodation Options:
Shared Oceanview Double Queen Room: Located on the bottom level, this oceanview room has two queen beds, patio, safety box, A/C, and writing desk. Book as 2 people or for yourself and we will help to find a roommate for you! USD 2062 per person
Private Oceanview King Room: Located on the 2nd level, this oceanview room has one king bed, balcony, safety box, A/C, and a writing desk. Perfect for a couple or anyone looking for a single, private room! USD 2062 per person for sharing / USD 2650 for single occupancy
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to confirm availability of accommodations and/or to make your deposit payment. You may also use the Paypal link in this page. This deposit is non-refundable. If you are prevented from attending, we will try our best to refund
your deposit in case that we are able to fill your space.
The completion of the payment is due November
Early Bird Discount of $200 off listed prices until August 31st only!
This is meant to be a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat. For this reason, you have free time each day to yourself to enjoy this beautiful venue as you wish. If you would like to be more active, there are complimentary kayaks, paddleboards and bikes available — plus optional excursions nearby. If you crave for more relaxation, there is an amazing on-site spa plus plenty of places to just relax by the beach. We are including one full day excursion together to enjoy one of our personal favorite beaches, but even this is optional if you prefer! We will share a detailed schedule with you before the retreat, but a sample day includes:
• 7am – Optional sunrise meditation on the beach
• 8am – Energizing yoga practice
• 9:30am – Healthy and hearty breakfast
• Free time to yourself to relax on the beach or by the pool, treat yourself to a massage, explore the town, take a
kayak out, etc
• 1pm – Lunch
• Free time to yourself
• 4:30pm – Relaxing yoga practice • 7pm – Dinner
• 8:30pm – Bonfire
Cancellations are refundable minus deposit, if made over 45 days before retreat starts. Cancellations made within 45 days or less of arrival are non-refundable in their totality. However, in case of emergency, we will do our best to apply your investment towards a future retreat or training. If cancellation is necessary due to natural disaster, the amount invested can’t be refunded, but
can be applied towards any of our retreats taking place within the following 365 days after the cancelation date. There can be no refunds or pro-rates if you leave the retreat early under any circumstances.
Victor Varana ERYT500
If you value learning from a seasoned and skilled teacher with a background in a diversity of yoga, meditation, martial art styles and a strong personal practice, then this is the trip for you! Victor has been a practitioner since his early childhood, and he has thousands of hours of
teaching experience in Tulum, one of the most important yoga destinations in the world. Victor will bring to this retreat his experience of teaching to yogis from all ages, body conditions and practice levels in the same classroom, while still being able to give everyone the challenge they need. Come learn from him!
Learn and be inspired by an internationally reknown yoga teacher and creator of his own unique and acclaimed style of practice named Kalam-Balam.
Watch him teaching
Testimonial : “This is one of the most energizing, centering, blissful, strong, empowering classes I have ever taken, I’m serious, ever […] You’ve got to take this class. If you can ever see or take anything with him, I highly, highly recommend it”
Sadie Nardini. Tulum, Mexico, Sept 2012.
Caroline has a long life in International Development running programs in different parts of Africa and Asia which has given her the experience of running trainings and workshops and designing didactic tools for effective
She loves yoga and became a RYT500 certified yoga teacher in 2015. As a yoga teacher she has co-designed teacher training materials and assisted in 200 and 300 hrs yoga teacher trainings in different parts of the world.
Caroline has completed her Ayurvedic Health Counselor studies and her Ayurvedic Clinical Specialist studies at the the California College of Ayurveda under Dr. Marc Halpern, with whom she also received a yoga nidra certification at the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas in March 2016. She is certified in Marma Therapy and Pranic Healing as well as Pinda Svedhana (a very effective Ayurvedic treatment). She has received her Ayurvedic Chef certification under Myra Lewin at Hale Pule on beautiful Kauai, Hawaii, where she has also cooked for several groups. She has studied under Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY.