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Yoga Tours - Baja Mexico


Yoga and Sea Kayaking - The Magic of Baja


Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico
 
March 9 - 16, 2008
March 30 - April 6, 2008
April 6 - 13, 2008
April 13 - 20, 2008
April 20 - 27, 2008
 

 

Tour Description

 

Baja, Mexico MapBaja California is a wilderness of clear warm water, beautiful beaches and coves alive with tropical fish set against an ochre desert and red rock peaks. This is one of the best getaway destinations we know. Enjoy blending the complimentary activities of yoga and kayaking in one of the most pleasant environments in the world.

If you’ve never tried kayaking this is a wonderfully gentle place to experience the sport for the first time. Our expert instructors will teach you the easy-to-master kayak skills and you’ll soon settle into the rhythm of breath and paddle stroke while gliding across the clear aquamarine waters of the Parque Nacional de Bahia Loreto.

Yoga practice in the wilderness is a rich and profound experience. The days follow the rhythm of sun and tide and everyday you will feel more relaxed, enlivened and connected to nature. Daily morning practice is following by an easy paced range of activities such as kayaking, hiking, snorkeling and beach walking.

The Sea of Cortez is home to hundreds of species of sea life. We often see Fin and Blue whales, as well as large pods of dolphins. The refreshing combination of clean desert and sea air with activity makes the delicious meals carefully prepared from fresh local produce and organic ingredients one of the highlights of the trip. The guide staff are highly trained professionals from local communities. As well a being great cooks and natural history interpreters, they’ll be happy to help you practice your Spanish.

The only real risk of visiting the Baja is that soon after you leave you’ll find yourself thinking about your next visit. Practice yoga, kayak, swim, eat great food, fall asleep under a luminous sky ablaze with stars and greet a crimson gold sun rising out of the Sea of Cortez - the magic of Baja.

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About Tour Leader

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Chelsea Berry - Yoga Teacher - Vancouver BCI heard the faint whisper of yoga three years ago and have been following the sound inward ever since. The journey has inspired wonderful changes in my life and I was moved to share the joy with others. I completed my teacher training in the Hatha tradition with Prana Yoga and Zen Center in Vancouver B.C. where I am currently teaching. I have had the great fortune to study locally and internationally with teachers in the Hatha and Ashtangatraditions. My teaching style is intuitive, dynamic and flexible blending aspects of movement from a variety of yoga styles with my interest in zen meditation. The type of yoga I teach focuses on safety, alignment and mindful dialogue between the breath and the body. It is suitable for practitioners of all ability and experiential levels. I blend simple postures in a flow style and provide progressively more challenging variations for those who are ready and open.

Playing and exploring one's true nature in nature is life's greatest gift. I am convinced there is transformative power in just being outside, in flowing over fathoms of clear water in a kayak, in stretching the on a soft sand beach at sunrise. The yoga on this trip will target strengthening and stretching areas of the body specific to kayaking. We will blend yoga and
paddling together, providing an opportunity to build strength, confidence, suppleness and relaxation. Come and experience yourself in a new way.

~ Chelsea Berry

 

Baja, Mexico

 

Tour Summary and Price

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Tour Summary

Day 1: Arrival and orientation.
Day 2:
Pranayama and yoga, kayak instruction
Day 3:
Pranayama and yoga, kayaking, snorkeling “The Aquarium”
Day 4:
Pranayama and yoga, kayaking, desert ecology walk
Day 5:
Pranayama and yoga, kayaking, snorkeling Punta Agilia
Day 6:
Pranayama and yoga, hiking El Triumfo canyon
Day 7:
Pranayama and yoga, kayaking, return to Loreto
Day 8:
Pranayama and yoga, departure

 

 

Detailed Itinerary

 


Day 1: Airport greeting and transportation to the beachfront hotel. Time to explore the town of Loreto before meeting for an evening orientation.

Day 2: Early morning pranayama and yoga, breakfast on your own, ride to beach launch point, kayak instruction, load the kayaks and paddle to first campsite, yoga dinner, free time.

Day 3: Pranayama and yoga, breakfast, kayaking, lunch, free time (siesta), snorkeling trip to the “Aquarium”, yoga, dinner, free time.

Day 4: Pranayama and yoga, breakfast, kayaking, lunch, free time, desert ecology walk, yoga, dinner, free time.

Day 5: Pranayama and yoga, breakfast, kayak to next campsite, lunch, free time, snorkeling trip to the Punta Agilea, yoga, dinner, free time.

Day 6: Pranayama and yoga, breakfast, kayaking, lunch, free time, hike into Triumfo canyon followed by swimming, yoga, dinner, free time.

Day 7: Pranayama and yoga, breakfast, pack up camp and paddle to the take out beach, drive to Loreto, lunch of fish tacos check in to the hotel, free time, no host farewell, dinner, free time.

Day 8: Pranayama and yoga, breakfast, pick up for return to Loreto airport.

 

 

Tour Inclusions and Price

 


Tour Includes:
Seven days of yoga, pranayama and meditation
Two nights hotel accommodation, 5 nights camping
Meals from Day 2 lunch through Day 7 lunch
Airport greeting and ground transportation
Kayaking instruction
Camping and kayaking equipment (clothing list supplied with registration)


Tour does not include:
International Airfare/departure taxes
Cancellation and Medical insurance
Snorkeling equipment and wetsuits (available for rent)
Tipping of guides
Meals/drinks not specified in the itinerary
Items of a personal nature or any items not specified as being included

 

Tour Price Per Person

(Land Only)

Single Supplement

Airfare

USD $1,295.00 per person double occupancy. USD $75.00 Note: Please call us for a quote on airfare from your home city.
 

 

 

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Testimonials
 

I can’t say enough about the beauty of my kayaking trip to Baja and I just want to thank Daniela and Sacred Earth Journeys for helping to make it possible. I had a very personal reason for wanting to go on a peaceful, spiritual journey on the week before my birthday and this was the perfect experience – the company, the food, the guides, the landscape and the sealife – just an absolutely wonderful trip. I can’t wait to go back!
Christine Schattenkirk (Sea Kayaking in the Baja - Mar/08)

 

This trip was a gentle reminder to BREATHE and to take the time to reconnect with my inner self. Chelsea and Hillary were great guides who encouraged us to open up on many levels and to make the most of our journey. Our group was willing to share in these personal explorations and created a safe environment that was non-judgmental.
Kellie Mitchell, Yellowknife, NWT (Yoga & Sea Kayaking in the Baja - Mar/07)

Yoga and Kayaking in the wilderness - a truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience on many levels. The setting was amazing (I will never forget the night sky in the desert) and our guides were both complete treasures.

Janice Mallison, Richmond, B.C. (Yoga & Sea Kayaking in the Baja - Mar/07)
 
If you need time away from the Rat Race - a place to relax, think and get re-acquainted with your inner self - this is the way to do it! The other participants were all educated and very interesting. Everyone had a unique story. The setting is truly beautiful and the yoga instructor and guide were first rate.
Morley Hornung, Vancouver, B.C. (Yoga & Sea Kayaking in the Baja - Mar/07)
 
I loved the "organic" yoga. Chelsea went beyond expectations and included early morning and late afternoon meditation sessions and walks. Something my soul was craving. It was just the right amount of kayaking. It was great meeting all the "like minded" people on this trip. Hillary and Chelsea are wonderful people.
Ellen Huggett, Kamloops, B.C. (Yoga & Sea Kayaking in the Baja - Mar/07)
 
It was such a great trip. I don't know if I will ever be able to go to a regular resort trip. The kayaking to these secluded beaches, sleeping outside while gazing at the stars (without ANY bugs), great food that included warm home made cakes and practicing yoga while the sun was setting behind the mountains. Who can ask for anything else.
Nicole Guertin, Kapuskasing, Ontario (Yoga & Sea Kayaking in the Baja - Feb/07

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