VIVA Alegre Retreat
cultivating the roots of joy
Puerto Morelos, Mexico
October 19-24th, 2020
Join ALUNA and Estrella Collective for deep healing through yoga,
and breath and the Caribbean Sea.
We’ll gather on private, beach front property
just steps away from sparkling turquoise waters to share
in personal transformation and rejuvenation.
In this unique retreat, expertly facilitated Yoga and Breath sessions
are paired with culturally and spiritually charged, adventurous experiences,
offering a balance of meaningful Self-exploration and care free play.
Shared Accommodations: $1,750.-pp
Private Accommodations: $1,950.-pp
The retreat is held at the 'The Diving Lodge' in Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Included in the retreat is:
* Private beach-front property in the charming village of Puerto Morelos
* Accomodation in charming and comfortable Villas, both shared and private available (see below)
* Daily breath work, in the morning facilitated by Alexandra & Attila
* Daily Yoga, in the mornings and afternoon, offering both gentle and active practices (learn about our yoga instructors Tara and Elena below)
* Daily sharing circles to facilitate integration
* Optional, guided meditation gatherings
* Traditional Mayan Temezcal (Sweat lodge) ceremony facilitated by local, Mayan shaman
* River Float in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve through Mayan, Muyil Ruins
* Plenty of free time to enjoy lounging in the sun, swimming in the pool or ocean, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, bike riding, and more!
* Most vegetarian/vegan meals included
* max. of 10 participants
*** Airfares and transfer from the Cancun International Airport to retreat site are not included
Transportation from airport to Downtown Puerto Morelos is quite easy via taxi or bus.
**** PAYMENT PLANS available!
Please ARRIVE to 'The Diving Lodge Downtown' on Monday, October 19 by 4pm.
DEPARTURE begins Saturday, 24th after breakfast.
Puerto Morelos is a charming Mexican fishing village and port town on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is conveniently nestled between The Riviera Maya of Cancun and Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Puerto Morelos retains its original fishing village character and offers beautiful little stores that sell local traditional mexican artisan jewelry, clothes, etc. It also offers a great variety of wonderful vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
'The Diving Lodge' is a family owned property that has developed into an incredible collection of unique villas, perfect for our private gathering. There is nothing cookie cutter, or over the top touristy about this place, it is beautifully authentic and comfortable, with Mexican charm. Plus, no need to fight for lounge chairs on a busy and crowded resort beach - this property is private, the views are unobstructed, and the sparkling turquoise waters are just steps away. Each room is individually designed.
Roomy Villas with combination bedding - sleeps up to 4 guests ~ ideal for groups of friends and singles - $1,750.-
Private Villas with King Beds ~ Ideal for couples and close friends ~ $1,950.-
This retreat is facilitated by:
Alexandra & Attila Aluna, ALUNA, Santa Cruz, CA
Tara Murphy, Estrella Collective, Santa Cruz, CA
Elena Kelly, Estrella Collective, Santa Cruz, CA
Elena believes that cultivating a joyful existence comes from a compassionate connection to the self. Her yoga lessons offer this connection, through a dynamic relationship of challenge and nurturance to the body, while holding a mirror to our life’s tendencies and patterns. With a 500-hr Yoga Alliance certification and a background in Vinyasa, Restorative, and Therapeutic Yoga, as well as specialized Yoga For Cancer training, Elena's classes are rhythmic, they balance gentle strengthening and passive release, and encourage the practitioner to turn awareness inward to strengthen bodymind connection and sense of self. Through an advanced knowledge of functional anatomy and yoga alignment principles, Elena offers creative yet safe asana sequencing with deliberate guidance and fluid communication. With over 8 years of teaching experience in public, corporate, and private environments, adaptive instruction to fit an individuals needs is fundamental to her teaching style and mirrors her belief in cultivating self awareness and compassion on the yoga mat and in everyday life.
To learn more about Elena please visit: www.ekelly.yoga
Tara is the owner and mama bear of Estrella Collective, hailing from Long Island, New York, living and loving in Santa Cruz, CA since early 2014.
Tara has been practicing Yoga for over 13 years, teaching for 8, in New York, Australia and most currently, Santa Cruz, California. Her credentials with Yoga include an advanced 500 hour certification , as well as numerous and extensive workshops, trainings and classes. Tara believes the “off-the-mat” training is what's most beneficial and she knows nothing compares to living the yoga in daily life. Tara's Flow classes are uplifting, open, humorous and her grounded, realistic approach engages students on many levels, as they leave feeling supported, encouraged and aligned, and hopefully laughing. When Tara decided to become an instructor, she realized her purpose almost immediately; to bring yoga to those who wouldn't necessarily go out and seek it. Yoga is a special, life-altering gift that needs to be shared, perhaps in more places than just yoga studios. www.estrellacollective.com