MEXICO YOGA & COOKING
WITH LETI ALVAREZ

June 23-28, 2019

A 6-day retreat in the beautiful, mountainous state of Guanajuato, Mexico with native Spanish speaker and yoga instructor Leti Alvarez. Discover the charming city of San Miguel de Allende, try your hand at cooking local cuisine, visit the birthplace of famous muralist Diego River, immerse yourself in Spanish language and deepen your yoga practice in this vibrant epicenter of Mexican culture & cuisine.

starting at $1695 per person

Trip INCLUDES:

  • Accommodations

    • 5 nights in boutique accommodations in the heart of San Miguel de Allende

  • Transportation

    • Transfers to/from airport

    • Private van to & from Guanajuato City for day outing

  • Activities

    • 2x daily yoga with Leti Alvarez (yoga mats provided)

    • Market outing & cooking class with a focus on local, organic ingredients

    • Day trip to Guanajuato with entry to Diego Rivera Museum

    • Entrance to San Miguel botanical gardens

  • Meals

    • Daily healthy breakfast + 3 dinners + 1 lunch featuring fresh, local fare (vegetarian & vegan options available)

  • Additional

    • Community partner activity to learn about organic agriculture in the region + donation to their organization

    • Small group trip, max 12 people

    • Optional add-ons for private Spanish language immersion classes

Itinerary:

Day 1 Sunday: Arrival

Arrive at the Leon-Silao Del Bajío International Airport (BJX) before 2:00 p.m. and enjoy your short transfer to San Miguel de Allende. Settle into your room, get out and explore central San Miguel, meet your roommate for the week, and enjoy a grounding post-travel flow before our Welcome Dinner featuring healthful, local specialties.

Meals: D

Day 2 Monday: Market visit & cooking class

We’ll wake up not-too-early for a refreshing morning yoga session before a light breakfast of healthful, local fare. We’ll then visit the morning market, gathering ingredients for our cooking class led by a fabulous local chef. We’ll learn the names of fresh and dried chilies, learn about common herb and spice combinations, make homemade tortillas, and enjoy dishes all made with local ingredients. The afternoon is yours to explore town before evening yoga. 

Meals: B, L

Day 3 Tuesday: Guanajuato & diego rivera museum

After morning yoga and breakfast, we’ll take a short drive to the neighboring city of Guanajuato, the capital of the region, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magical city is like going back in time, with small cobblestone streets, narrow alleyways, and numerous plazas and colonial-era architecture. We’ll first visit the Diego Rivera museum to learn more about this iconic artist of the 20th century who portrayed the entire social & political history of Mexico through art. Then the rest of the day is yours to explore. Consider a snack at the local market, check out the Mummy Museum, or take the funicular up the hillside for panoramic views of this colorful city. We’ll depart back to San Miguel in the late afternoon and settle back in with yoga and dinner together.

Meals: B, D

Day 4 wednesday: botanical gardens & community partner

Wake up to yoga and your healthful breakfast, then get ready for an uphill walk to the gorgeous botanical gardens of San Miguel. Your entrance is included, and you can wander the gardens as long as you’d like to spend time in nature and learn about native species. In the afternoon, we’ll meet with our community partner to learn about organic agriculture in the region and its important role in the local economy and environment. After our late afternoon yoga session, the evening is yours to enjoy more delicious cuisine and take a paseo through the beautiful streets of San Miguel.

Meals: B

Day 5 thursday: free day

We’ll wake up to yoga and our healthful breakfast, then the day is yours! Consider one of San Miguel’s many museums, shop in the local boutiques for mementos to take home, take a walking tour of the many famous murals of San Miguel, or opt for a 2-hour one-on-one Spanish language immersion session. We’ll do a closing ceremony yoga session this evening to prepare for tomorrow’s travel before our Farewell Dinner in the evening.

Meals: B, D

Day 6 Friday: departure

Leti will offer a short, pre-travel yoga session before your departure back to the Leon airport. You can leave any time today.

Meals: B


TRIP PRICE:

$1695 per person, double occupancy

+495 my own room option, single occupancy

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare

  • Alcohol & additional meals not specified

  • Additional excursions and activities

  • Required travel insurance

 

About Your yoga instructor

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Leti began her yoga journey years ago and has remained deeply committed to living her yoga.  She offers empowering, inspiring flows that encourage students to explore and connect with their deeper authentic self.  Leti meets students exactly where they are and encourages them to embrace their own unique experiences.  Leti loves yoga for all its transformative powers – physical and spiritual - and emphatically knows yoga is her “health insurance.”  

Leti caters to students of all levels and abilities and ensures that everyone feels welcome and comfortable from day one.  Her classes begin with an inspirational quote or theme and a call to find peace within. Leti's leads challenging classes with creative sequencing, yet always safe using the biomechanics of alignment  Her caring approach brings wisdom and introspection both on and off the mat.

Leti is a 500-hour registered instructor with thousands of hours studying anatomy, philosophy, yoga theory and Hindu deities.

Leti is originally from Mexico and lives and teaches in Austin, Texas. She is excited to lead her first international yoga retreat with Traverse Journeys, and is thrilled to spread her love of yoga and Mexican culture & cuisine!


Terms & Conditions

Please refer to registration for complete terms.

Deposit
A $250 non-refundable deposit is required for each traveler to secure the booking.

Payment
Payments can be made either by 1) full payment on booking 2) $250 deposit on booking + payment schedule per registration. Payments will be invoiced via e-mail for credit card or Paypal payment online. To pay by check, please indicate on registration and make check payable to Traverse Journeys and send to PO Box 40516, Austin, TX 78704.

Payment Terms
$250 deposit due on booking. 50% remainder due 30 days from initial invoice. Balance due 30 days prior to trip start.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations, less the trip deposit ($250), are refundable up to 90 days before trip start date. Please refer to the full Payment Plan for details.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required for all trips with Traverse, and must cover injury, medical, evacuation, and repatriation as well as trip cancellation and trip interruption. Most insurance companies require purchase to be made within 2-3 weeks of booking for full benefits (in particular, trip cancellation). Once insurance is obtained, a copy must be sent to Traverse. Failure to provide proof of insurance within 30 days of booking will result in trip booking suspension until proof of insurance has been provided. We suggest using Wanderwell, a B-Corp Certified provider, or you can choose from any carrier that meets our requirements.

Documents, Personal Identification, Vaccinations
Traveler is responsible for all required travel documents including passport, visas, entry or exit fees, and vaccinations. Traverse does not cover the cost or assist in obtaining any of the above, and reserves the right to collect information on all.