I had been wanting to go on a YOGA retreat for quite some time, and while many of the international yoga retreat destinations sounded OM-azing, I just didn’t think it was the best option for me at this point. So, with a lot of research and consideration we opted to go international, but so close to home, in BAJA! We were set and excited for our “Elemental Yoga Retreat."
We met up with Cheyanne and Regina (who were the leaders and facilitators of the retreat) and the other guests. We drove down south (coast of Baja just south of Rosarito) on a Friday afternoon and arrived at our “Casa Mil Flores.” It is a beautiful ocean-front home rental with guest cottages connected by a pool.
We enjoyed meeting the other guests and getting to know them a bit on the drive down. We met some other new guests once we arrived at our casa, and we walked around and got acquainted with our weekend home. We had an opening circle to introduce ourselves to each other and set the stage of intention for our weekend Baja Yoga Retreat. In the evening we practiced our first yoga session with Regina. Later we enjoyed an amazing dinner prepared by a private chef and enjoyed making dreamcatchers.
On Saturday, we enjoyed a morning yoga flow before eating breakfast and getting ready to head to Valle de Guadalupe for a garden and wine tour and our farm to table lunch and wine tasting. We enjoyed our drive back and enjoyed some yummy tacos at a local stand. We decompressed, showered, enjoyed some pool time and practiced our evening yoga session with Nadia (fire theme). We then enjoyed another scrumptious and unique dinner by our private chef. Later we enjoyed a releasing ceremony by Regina and James and a music jam session by Cheyanne.
On Sunday, we chilled out to a morning meditation with Regina (water theme). After breakfast, we had a DIY aromatherapy station, and we cleaned up and packed the cars and headed to Rosarito where we had the option to ride horses on the beach or hang out on the beach and get massages and relax. We really enjoyed our acro-yoga practice with Cheyanne and our water worship workshop with Ian. We came together for our closing ceremony and tunnel of love. There were a lot of beautiful emotions that came up for many of us, as we shared our thoughts and love with each other, our new yoga tribe and Kula.
Lastly, it was just the whole experience of new faces, new auras, yoga, ocean, dining, relaxation, new experiences, and elemental energy that filled us up with so much love, peace, joy, and gratitude. They closed with a beautiful tunnel of love ceremony that had me overflowing with emotions and love, where we were gifted a beautiful pashmina.
This yoga retreat was just what we needed. We were surrounded by beautiful souls that all had a love for yoga and life, we made new friends, learned from others, and enjoyed all the amazing activities for our weekend. We allowed our emotions to flow out with others in a safe and welcoming setting surrounded by the beautiful Baja ocean. We recommend this retreat to anyone wanting something short and sweet, close to San Diego, but with the feel of the international Mexican culture and love infused into your get-away. Check them out at @happyhealthyexistence on Facebook or Instagram. Let Happy Healthy Existence/Cheyanne Abolt know that The Tandem Travelers/Katie and Dan referred you!