Frugal Yogi Yoga Retreats

IMG_7301The work we do on retreat is not a luxury it is a necessity. We are so committed to its importance we make sure to offer our retreats and spiritual adventures at a reasonable price point. You will always find us the least expensive offering at any major center.

In addition to that we respect the needs of the Frugal Yogi and offer discounts beyond our reasonable pricing as follows:

SPECIALS:
*Nov 30-Dec 7, 2013 Baja Yoga Retreat: $250 OFF double $400 OFF single
*Jan 5-11, 2014 Costa Rica Yoga and Surfing: Each $100 OFF Dynamic Duo Deal (sign up with a roommate )

EARLY BIRDS:
*By November 15, 2013 $100 OFF Puerto Vallarta Xinalani Yoga Retreat Mar 29-April 5, 2014
*By November 15, 2013 $150 OFF Amalfi Coast Rejuvenation Yoga Retreat June 7-14, 2014
*By November 15, 2013 $200 OFF Tuscany Yoga, Wine, Cultural Adventure June 21-28, 2014

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Bali Langage Handy Tips

What are some handy words to know?

Good morning: Selamat pagi
Good mid-day: Selamat siang
Good evening: Selamat malam
Good-bye: Selamat tinggal (if you’re leaving)/Selamat jalan (someone is leaving you)
Yes: Ya
No: Tidak
Thank you: Terima kasi
You’re welcome: Kembali or sama-sama
How are you?: Apa kabar?
What is this / that?: Apa?
Very good: Baik juga!
Please: Silakan
One more: Satu lagi
Finished: Habis
Bill, please: Minta bon
Excuse me: Permisi or ma’af
Doesn’t matter: Tidak apa-apa
(Note: letter ‘c’ pronounced as ‘ch’)
Do you speak English: Bisa bicara Bahasa Inggris?
I don’t speak Indonesian: Saya tidak bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia.
I don’t understand: Saya tidak mengerti.
Where are you from?: Dari mana?
I am from America: Saya dari Amerika.
How long have you been in Bali?: Sudah lama di Bali sini?
I have been in Bali for…: Saya sudah di Bali…..
What is your name?: Siapa nama anda?
My name is….: Nama saya……..
What time is it?: Jam berapa?
Where are you going?: Ke mana?
Turn left / right / straight / stop: Belok kiri / belok kanan / terus / stop
Where is the bathroom?: Di mana kamar kecil?
Where…?: Di mana?
toko = shop
kamar saya = my room
WC (way-say) = toilet
kamar mandi = bathroom
Currency / Exchange Rate: $1 US dollar = 8,675 IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
Can you help me?: Bisa bantu saya?
I want…: Saya mau…
I want this: Saya mau ini.
I would like: Saya minta
I don’t want it: Saya tidak mau
Do you have?: Ada?
I like: Saya suka
How much?: Berapa harga?
Too expensive: Terlalu mahal
Cheap: Murah

Cooking Class on Yoga Retreats

One of our favorite activities to organize for our guests is cooking classes!

At Prana del Mar, the chef with his 5 star credentials is a wonderful teacher. Here is a peek into what a cooking class there looks like.

To find out for yourself join us November 30 – December 7, 2013 Manifestation & Gratitude Retreat and learn all about the Yoga of Eating.

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What's for Lunch at Prana del Mar?

If you are looking for a gourmet Yoga Retreat experience then look no further than Prana del Mar. Their credentials are incredible. Here is a sampling of what’s for lunch.

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Mental Detox

We all need to take a time out. Every single one of us. A retreat is just that, a retreat from daily grind in order to get clear on what you like about your life and what could be working better. Or even just realizing those things you’ve outgrown. Just like we have to clean out our closets now and again (whether we want to or not) we need to take time to mentally declutter as well.

My upcoming retreat to Prana del Mar, Baja Mexico is the perfect place and time to do this mental detox. And I include way more than just yoga. This is a life coaching experience where you’ll learn practical tools to apply to your life right away.

Join me, do it for you. Don’t wait.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
*7 nights of accommodations in Deluxe Rooms at Prana del Mar
*Three Organic Feasts/day + snacks
*Two yoga classes a day with Silvia Mordini: 1 solar and 1 lunar (using 2 different studios too)
*Partner Yoga with Jacob Young and Silvia Mordini
*Restorative Yoga
*Meditation and pranayama
*Guided Labyrinth Meditation walk and History
*Fire Practice (ritual to remove blockages) Beach Bonfire
*Constellation Presentation on rooftop deck, drink in hand
*Interactive Cooking Class
*Kayaking and Snorkeling Adventure
*Spanish language class
*Guided Beach Hike on the 19 acre property
*1 Social Hour
*Yoga Photoshoot
*Eco-Friendly Goodie Bags
*Ground transportation inbound and outbound from airport

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Do you want to learn to Meditate and Manifest greater happiness? Here's how.

JOIN US ON OUR NOV 30-DEC 7, 2013 MEDITATION & MANIFESTATION RETREAT!

Prana del Mar, Cabo San Lucas 5 Star Luxury Eco-Retreat | Thanksgiving Gratitude & Manifestation

Please join us for a wonderful week of yoga & meditation, relaxation, outstanding organic food, sipping the best margaritas of your life, laughing with friends, watching the star-filled sky and falling asleep to the sound of the waves breaking on the beach. You will be staying at the eco-luxury Prana Del Mar Retreat Center in Baja, Mexico less than a half hour from Cabo San Lucas, near the Southern end of the Baja peninsula nestled between the Pacific ocean and the Sierra del Laguna mountains.

meditateeverywhereThis desert oasis offers 15 luxurious guest suites with swimming pool, spa and a beautiful yoga studio. All rooms and suites have polished travertine floors and worktops, custom teak furniture, pillow-top beds, luxury organic linens, daily maid service and organic bathroom products. They also feature large terraces and balconies with ocean views. The two-room suites even feature complete stainless steel/granite kitchens and spacious living room areas.

Let us not forget Prana del Mar has exemplary eco credentials. The resort solar panels as its sole source of power and all waste water is treated on site and then used to irrigate the garden, itself organic. And if you purchase carbon offsets for your flight the resort will credit you that amount towards a spa treatment, surf lesson or excursion. Prana del Mar has been awarded 5 stars by Eco Hotels of The World.

Combine all of this with delicious cuisine featuring an international menu that incorporates contemporary and traditional Mexican influences and a loving staff, and you have an inviting place to deepen your yoga practice where you can relax, refresh, and rejuvenate.

INVESTMENT
Double Occupancy: $1,700 pp
Single Occupancy: $2,300

SAVE MONEY: REFER A FRIEND AND YOU EACH GET $50 OFF!

FOR RESERVATIONS
Sign up directly online at http://www.alchemytours.com, or email us hello@alchemytours.com.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
*7 nights of accommodations in Deluxe Rooms at Prana del Mar
*Three Organic Feasts/day + snacks
*Two yoga classes a day with Silvia Mordini: 1 solar and 1 lunar
*Partner Yoga with Jacob Young and Silvia Mordini
*Restorative Yoga
*Meditation and pranayama
*Fire Practice (ritual to remove blockages) bonfire
*Interactive Cooking Class
*Spanish language class
*Eco-Friendly Goodie Bags
*Ground transportation on December 8 and 15th

NOT INCLUDED?
Airfare to and from the trip, extra spa treatments, extra activities, gratuities for your guides.

ABOUT OUR THEME FOR THIS RETREAT
“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” Says Christiane Northrup

Intention is defined as setting an expectation for yourself, an expectation to your OWN GROWTH AND EVOLUTION.

Our expectation and highest intention is that by going away on this yoga retreat to miraculous Prana del Mar we can help you reconnect to your commitment to grow by making time to focus on your Best Intentions. We will have space to breath our yoga twice daily and expand our connection to this promise we have made ourselves. We will actively practice guided Gratitude Meditations each day using a variety of techniques along with journaling and other manifestation exercises.

We will harness the power of intention to learn how to focus on one clear thing that is the most important to you. Coming away from this retreat you will be more convinced about the direction of your growth and evolution. Not 50 things at the same time. It is like the Buddhist parable of how to dig for water: instead of digging 100 holes focus your efforts and dig 100 times in the same place and then for sure we’ll strike water. We can’t wait for you all to join us to refocus your promise to yourself and the kind of life you want for yourself. And with the New Year of 2014 approaching let’s really manifest in our lives what is most important to us, to our health, to our hearts, to our peace of mind.

TYPICAL DAILY AGENDA (detailed agenda provided upon request)
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:30am – 11am Vinyasa flow yoga – Solar Yang
11am – 12pm Yoga clinics, mini workshops
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:30pm – 5:30pm Daytime Fun (Beach, Spa, Hiking, & More)
6:00pm – 7:00pm Vinyasa slow flow yoga, restorative yoga and meditation – Lunar Yin
8:00pm Dinner
9:00pm Dharma talks
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Sant' Angelo, Ischia, Italy

On the South of the island of Ischia you’ll find the most magical chic fishing village of Sant Angelo. Its beautiful Piazzetta opens up to the beach making it one of the most unique destinations on the island. And its peaceful energy has been calling writers and poets for eons.

Sant’Angelo d’Ischia is actually a rock, connected to the rest of the island by a thin isthmus and is testimony of the volcanic nature that still exists here. At the top of the islet called the “Tower” once stood a small church where the followers of St. Michael, the guardian angel who gave his name, appeared in the village. St Michael is known as the leader of Heaven’s forces that triumphed over the devil.

On the right side of the village, past the church, you’ll arrive at Quarry Petrelle where are the stoves and where fine sand cook an egg in less than a minute. Sant’Angelo d’Ischia is one of the favorite tourist destinations with its gardens, spas, hotels and outdoor restaurants that have maintained the beautiful scenery and above all peace and tranquility, not to mention the beautiful boutiques that offer top quality fashion garments . The territory of Sant’Angelo d’Ischia is rich in thermal springs and offers beautiful beaches, including that of the fumaroles. Sant’Angelo d’Ischia offers short, peace, tranquility and prosperity to those who choose to spend the Holidays near the enchanting beauty of the sea and the beach.
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Radical Change and Happiness

Happiness Rx: “Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security.” -Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild (Mission of Alchemy Tours)

Join us on Retreat and Get Clear on the Change you wish to be in the world:

July 31-Aug 18, 2013 Costa Rica Teacher Training RYT200

Sept 22-29, 2013 Soulshine Bali

Oct 6-13, 2013 Soulshine Bali

Nov 30 – Dec 7, 2013 Gratitude and Manifestation, Baja, Mexico at Prana del Mar

Jan 5 – 11, 2014 Costa Rica Yoga and Surfing at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers

March 29 – April 6, 2014 Xinalani Mexico

June 7 – 14, 2015 Paris and Provence

June 21 – 28, Tuscany Couples Retreat

June 28 – July 5, 2014 Tuscany

July 6-26, 2014 Tuscany Teacher Training

August 2 – 9, 2014 Amalfi Coast (Ischia)

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I Am Still Growing

Iamstillgrowing“Growing is the most important and essential endeavor that a human being can undertake. You can make money, you can be promoted or demoted in the world. Never, at any stage, is there certainty about what will happen to you in this life. However, there is one thing nobody can ever take away from you-the growth you attain through your own search for Self-knowledge. Furthermore, this growth and understanding become the foundation that sustains you through any and all worldly difficulties, and that allows you-whatever the form of your physical experience- to find in life a continuously unbroken flow of total well-being.” — Swami Chetanananda

Photo taken at Prana del Mar Retreat Center

Join us there on retreat this November 30 – December 7, 2013 for Gratitude and Manifestation as we Yoga and Surf together! Save $75 for early birds by August 15th.