Iyengar Yoga in Mexico 2019

Join Frema and Samantha for our fifth annual Yoga Retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
February 23—March 2, 2019

This All Levels Retreat includes  Iyengar
Yoga with both Frema and Samantha, great
authentic homecooked food and beautiful
accommodations at the Casa Dulce Vida in  Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Only $1500 USD— $500USD  deposit holds  your spot
Final Payment due by January 15, 2019
Contact us today! 780-465-4668 info@familyoga.ca

Investment includes: accommodations at Casa Dulce Vida http://www.dulcevida.com/, meals (excluding lunch and dinner on Wednesday) that meet all dietary needs, 30+ hours yoga

Retreat begins with dinner at 7:30 Saturday Feb. 23 and ends with brunch on Saturday Mar 2.  Please plan flights accordingly. Also consider adding on days to further explore the wonderful area in and around Puerto Vallarta.

Schedule Sun/Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri:

7-8 am Pranayama
10-Noon Asana
4-6 Asana
Philosophy discussion

Wednesday: 7-9 Asana, breakfast. The remainder of the day is open for your enjoyment. You are responsible for your lunch, dinner and extra outings. We can offer ideas and suggestions during the retreat.

Saturday: 7-9 Asana/pranayama, brunch, departures

Detailed information including currency, weather, airport transfers, etc will be sent to registrants prior to the retreat

Read what students have to say about this great retreat

Yoga in Mexico.

It was a dream holiday! We had a terrific group of fun loving yoga students and stayed in a beautiful Mexican Casa.  We had the swimming pool and all to ourselves, and from the top of the Casa we were blessed with gorgeous ocean and sunset views.  The food was delicious and they accommodated the most restricted of diets, try even  gluten free vegan.

The best part was of course the yoga.  The yoga teachings couldn’t have been more perfect than they were with 2 primo yoga teachers in a small class.  Throughout our 3 yoga classes in the day Frema and Sam gave us constant and insightful guiding, corrections and assistance.  We worked hard but shared a lot of laughter. Both Frema and Sam have fantastic senses of humor and shared a lot of joy.  I felt my yoga practice markedly improved during this week.

Evenings were filled with discussing teachings on the Yoga Ethical Path for Life, while watching the sun set with margaritas, wine or tea in hand.  Every day was full, physically satisfying and personally enriching.  I look forward to returning.



I would highly recommend this retreat, if you are thinking of going and are feeling a bit unsure.  I hadn’t done much yoga for a few years and wondered many times before arriving if I’d make it to the end of the week.  It was the best thing for getting me back into a regular yoga practice.  I participated fully in all the classes and made it through in fine form, thanks to the outstanding instruction from Frema and Samantha.  The instruction was structured to meet the needs and levels of all the participants so those advanced students were working at their level, and the less adept students, like myself, worked along side, at a level that stretched and encouraged.  In addition to all this:

The facility we used was outstanding!
The food was outstanding!
The location was outstanding!
The yoga sessions were outstanding!
The people were outstanding!
And the conversation was outstanding!



Mexico Retreat

I had never attended a yoga (or any other type of) workshop as a vacation, so I had some apprehensions when I signed up for Frema and Sam’s seven day Mexico retreat.  I could not have been more wrong about my concerns.  I truly had one of the greatest times in my life – in every aspect.

The workshop is held at a spectacular venue – Casa Dulce Vida – in Puerto Vallarta.  The Casa has been used for yoga retreats for over 10 years and can only be described as looking like a movie set. It is incredibly decorated and offers fantastic vistas from every view.

The unique layout of the Dulce Vida (built into the side of a mountain) allows for both private and social spaces. The yoga studio overlooks the town and ocean making it challenging to focus during the practice sessions.  The guest Casas are large, fully equipped, and each one is individually furnished. The communal areas (where we had our meals, discussions, and cocktail hour to watch the sunsets) were grand.

My Asana has greatly improved as a result of not only the amount of practice time, but also the insight and guidance from Sam and Frema which helped break down many barriers in my poses.  Our group reflects a variety of levels of yoga practice and individual physical issues – Sam and Frema skillfully worked with each one of us and we all benefited.

This work was further enhanced by the practice of a morning Pranayama. I’m still using some of the breathing techniques now that I have returned back to the daily grind.

The Casa Dulce Vida owners and staff have great pride in their establishment and have an authentic caring for our comfort as their guests.  The meals they prepared would impress even the most discriminating foodie.

Through our practices and discussions we developed a camaraderie and bonding with all who attended.  I made a number of new friends.

The sounds, tastes, smells, great weather, and people of Mexico further enhanced these experiences.

I can’t wait to attend next year’s workshop and until then, I will joyfully reflect back on this year’s workshop.  So, treat yourself and plan to attend next year. It will be one of the best experiences you can have – in so many ways.