breathe, listen, see, touch, taste;
the beauty, culture & colors of Mexico!
The Ultimate Beach Spa Re
A Sensory Adventure Retreat
January 26-30 2018
"Travel is one of the best ways to accelerate the development our senses. Opening and allowing yourself to be immersed in another culture, is life-changing. Traveling pushes us out of our comfort zone ~ we may be faced with many fears; flying, safety, not understanding a language and getting lost. When we decide to leave the comfort of our familiar lives and routines we also choose to grow ~ growth can only happen through change."
This Retreat is for you if:
You are in need of some R&R, (think beach massage, whole fresh foods, floating in warm turquoise colored waters and white sandy beaches).
You are ready to commit to taking care of YOU - fresh daily juices, whole foods, sunshine, yoga, walking, meditation.
You been wanting to travel to a magical paradise but don't feel comfortable travelling alone.
You are ready to evolve your mind, body, and spirit.
Massage on the Beach? Yes Please!
Waking up to the sound of the ocean every morning.
Floating in warm turquoise waters as you feel your stress slowly melting away.
Exploring a tiny island rich in history, culture, and nature.
Nourishing and Pampering your body with whole fresh food (always vegetarian and vegan options), juices, essential oils, yoga; on the beach massage and spa treatments.
Discovering ancient Mayan as well as modern natural techniques to promote health, wellbeing, and balance.
Are YOU ready to take a life-changing journey with us?
Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit while learning simple
daily habits to help get you started on the path to Health + Wellness,
the perfect blend of EXPLORATION and RELAXATION.
Isla Mujeres - No words needed here.
This is just a small taste of what to expect when you join
for a true sensory experience as we guide you on a magical journey through the Yucatan Penninsula and the Mayan Riviera!
Fresh Local Whole Foods, Juices, & Herbs, always with TASTY vegetarian/vegan options
Nature Therapy ~ Connect with your senses and the natural rhythm of the earth, sun, moon, stars, & sea. Feel stress melting as your body, mind, & spirit are swept away by warm ocean breezes while floating in turquoise waters.
Health & Wellness : Yoga, Essential Oils, Traditional Mayan Herbs & Spa Treatments**, Nature Therapy!
Shopping at Local Food and Artisan Markets
Give back ~ an opportunity to share your greatness with others (optional)
Relax, Rejuvenation, Bliss, Love, JOY
Return home feeling refreshed, renewed, connected, fulfilled, inspired, motivated, and ready to incorporate your experience to create an everyday healthy lifestyle that works for you.
Isla Mujeres (Island of Women)
Isla Mujeres (Island of women) ~ one of THE most beautiful beaches (white sand & turquoise waters). North Beach in Isla Mujeres was voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world. The entire island is only 5 miles long with no cars; only taxis, mopeds, bicycles and golf carts!
After a short ferry ride across the turquiose waters of the Caribbean, you will have arrived. Our week will be filled with adventure, fun, and a whole lot of relaxing. Daily fresh morning juices and yoga, whole foods, and beach massage ~ yes please! We will also spend a day touring the island by golf cart ~ visiting ancient ruins, churches, graveyards, a turtle sanctuary, and AMAZING views. A visit to the markets and a tortillaria are also on the agenda - if you've never tasted a real freshly made warm tortilla - well - "yum" is all I can say. Hope you can join us!
Investment in Yourself:
Early Bird Rate valid until June 1 2018
Bring a friend discount $200 from your cost
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Private room is available for an additional
fee. Contact us for more information.
Space is limited! $500 deposit is required to hold your space.
6 months or more - full refund - less deposit.
4-5 months - 75% refund
90 days - 50% refund
30 days or less - non-refundable
Note: All travelers must purchase travel insurance.
Itinerary and activities subject to change.
Rate does not include: Airfare, shopping, spa treatment services or additional excursions, beverages and meals outside of the itinerary.
Payment Plans are available.
8 days - 7 nights Accommodations (5 nights beachfront villa - 2 nights historic hotel)
Whole Food Meals & Fresh Juices with Vegetarian/Vegan options
7 breakfasts (fresh juices & fruit), 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Ocean front beach massage (YES please!)
Golf cart hire to explore Isla Mujeres
Visit to Turtle Santuary
Tour of ancient Ruins of the Goddess Ixchel
Morning Meditation to watch sunrise at Cliff of Dawn (amazing!)
Full Moon Ceremony
Market & Tortillaria tour
Day at Ocean Front Beach Club
Chichen Itzá (transportation and guide)
Visit to Cenotes
Traditional Mayan Healing Ritual (Temezcal)
All transfers between destinations, including airport & ferry transfers to and from Isla Mujeres
Guest welcome package (surprise)
Your Host: Michelle Premura
"I am super EXCITED to be offering this retreat ~ can't wait to share my passions with you!"
Michelle is a co-creator of Turquoise Barn. She is a certified vegan living & raw food chef & instructor, reiki practioner, herbalist apprentice, artist, jeweler, mother, wild food enthusiast and botanical cuisine aficionado. Michelle graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder in Fine Arts - Sculpture. She also graduated as a gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, CA and studied jewelry design & manufacturing at the Instituto de Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Michelle has been learning and practicing whole food and natural living for over 25 years since she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1985. In addition to hosting workshops and retreats at Turquoise Barn, she has also lectured and taught at a variety of schools and universities, as well as private events.
Her love of travel has lead to taking her retreats on the road and in the sky. Michelle has been traveling in Mexico since 1992, including a 1 year solo backpacking trip throughout Mexico and Central America.
Do I need a passport? Yes. Allow at least 6-8 weeks from time of application to receive.
Is it safe to travel in Mexico? I know some people are concerned with safety when considering travel in Mexico.
Mexico is a HUGE country, and just like anywhere else including the U.S., there are certain areas that are more dangerous than others (currently in Mexico these are mostly the border towns and the western part of the country - the opposite side of where we will be). Please be assured that we will not be near any of these locations. We are only traveling to very SAFE areas geared mainly for tourists. As with anywhere you travel, you just need to use common sense and take standard precautions, i.e. be aware of your surroundings, don't flash valuables around, and don't leave your wallet on the beach (seriously, people do that).
I have been making numerous trips to Mexico since 1992; including extensive traveling throughout Mexico and Central America for almost 1 year solo as a single woman and I never felt threatened. More recently, in January 2016 I met my cousin and we traveled together visiting numerous locations. Also, in April 2016, I traveled solo for 1 week before I met my group for our amazing retreat. And in 2014, I traveled with my teenage son, a female friend and her teen son. We traveled to 3 different places by local bus and never felt afraid or uncomfortable. This is the same area that we will be going with our group. This area is very family oriented and SAFE.
Do I have to eat vegetarian or vegan? The food in our house will consist of fruits, juices, vegetables and other whole food plant-based snacks. For meals out we will guide you and recommend healthy plant-based meals, however, you are welcome to order whatever you would like from the menu. There will ALWAYS be a healthy vegetarian/vegan option for all meals.
WIll I have free time to be alone? Yes - although we have quite a busy schedule of relaxing ~ you will have time free time if you so choose. All activities are optional and with a retreat of this nature - we can customize an itinerary that will suit your needs.
Is this a cleanse? Technically, no. However, cleansing of the mind, body, & spirit is almost ineveitable on this trip. Breakfast will always include fresh juices each morning and some may choose to continue juicing during the day or eating light. This is OPTIONAL. Walking, swimming, meditating, yoga, singing, laughing, crying - also optional but highly recommmened.
What should I bring? When you reserve your space, we will send you a detailed information sheet of what to bring (and what not to bring) to ensure you are comfy and cozy and well prepared for the trip.