ASL Yoga Retreat in Mexico

 with Jen Kagan

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
March 18-22 2013

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Enjoy 5 days of yoga in American Sign Language while exploring the colonial beauty of San Miguel de Allende,  UNESCO site in the heart of Mexico. You will stay in a lovely old hacienda with plenty of time to explore the surroundings. If you are fluent in sign language, interested in yoga and exploring new cultures this is the retreat for you.

Included:

  • 12 hours of yoga instruction
  •  5 nights at Casa Angelitos
  • Breakfast included

Not included: Airfare, excursions, extra services such as massage, acupuncture or private yoga sessions ($60 extra), transportation around town.

Cost: : $650 per person (shared rooms)
$625 by  Feb 1st.
Deposit: 200
Final Payment Date:: March 1st, 2013
Register: email: centroyogasma@gmail.com

Instructor:Jennifer Kagan is a Junior 1 certified Iyengar Teacher. She is also a certified RID interpreter. She started teaching yoga in ASL in New York City and prior to moving to Mexico taught  at the Institute of Iyengar Yoga in Manhattan. Please visit website  www.jenkagan.net for video testimonials and photos from past retreats. This is the 3rd ASL Yoga retreat but the 1st in Mexico!

What is San Miguel like?
San Miguel de Allende is a Mexican cultural center, a thriving artist community as well as home to many ex-pats from the US and Canada.   Even though there is a strong north american influence the beauty of this town is embracing and enjoying the hospitable, vibrant Mexican culture. www.sanmiguelevents.com, thisweekinsanmiguel.com. Google San Miguel and you will find tons to see and do.

Is it safe?
Yes! It is a safe place to travel. Even the US Goverment says so!
“Guanajuato: San Miguel de Allende and Leon are major cities/travel destinations in Guanajuato : No advisory is in effect.” travel.state.gov
The town is friendly and cosmopolitan and most folks speak English. Be prepared as you would traveling to any foreign location.

How do I get there?
There will be a shuttle to pick you up from Leon and bring you direct to your hotel. Or if you prefer, you can fly into Mexico City or Queretaro (extra for LifePath shuttle from the airport). Or take a bus to Queretaro and a taxi or bus to San Miguel. (ETN or Primera Plus)
Mexico City is a vibrant wonderful city to explore- musuems, deaf theater, and Iyengar yoga studio in Condessa- a wonderful neighborhood that is East Village meets Soho.

What is LifePath?
A holistic retreat center right here in San Miguel with colonial accomodations and extra services to make your retreat even more relaxing. www.lifepathretreats.com

How do I pay? Payment by pay pal, check or direct deposit. Instructions will be given when you register

How do I get around?
Walking! on cobble stone streets so bring comfortable shoes.
Or taxis easy to get and only $2-3 to get anywhere in town.

What is the weather like?
In March it’s generally warm and comfortable by day. Evenings and Mornings can be cool . We are at high elevation so bring layers and drink water! Check out the weather.com.

What is an ASL yoga retreat?
This yoga retreat is completely in sign language with no voice interpretation. A retreat is a time for you to get away from all your obligations and focus on yourself. A yoga retreat includes a daily yoga practice of postures and breath awareness. This retreat has the addition of being in the heart of a beautiful colonial town so you will have plenty of free time to enjoy your own quiet contemplation or adventure out to experience a new culture. Come ready to tune out and tune into yourself. Learn, explore, be challenged, relax, be awakened and develop an inner focused peace of mind.

What else is there to do?
There are other things to do in San Miguel while you are here or if you decide to stay a few extra days:
Botanic Gardens, the Tuesday market, many museums, festivals and art galleries, hot air balloon rides, horse back rides and adventures in nature. I will organize a visit to a recently opened Deaf School (very humble and small). We can exchange knowledge with the students. They can use your advice, influence, resources and presence. Cooking classes available for a minimum of participants. Tour to the pyramid is self-guided extra cost for an interpreted tour.

Can I stay longer or arrive earlier?
Of course! You can stay at LifePath for $90 per night including breakfast.  This is based on availability so if you want to extend your trip please book as soon as possible. We will not be the only guests at LifePath that week.

Do I need to bring props?
You are encouraged to bring a mat, three blankets, two blocks and a belt. There are props provided for a limited number of participants. (rental for the week: $10 – for all the props , $5 -for some of the props) . Props are very expensive to buy in Mexico, you are welcometo bring and donate your props to the Deaf school where I am teaching yoga to the kids.

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