MEXICO YOGA & COOKING
WITH LETI ALVAREZ

June 23-28, 2019

A 6-day retreat in the beautiful, mountainous state of Guanajuato, Mexico with twice daily yoga and local explorations. Discover the charming city of San Miguel de Allende, try your hand at cooking local cuisine, visit the birthplace of famous muralist Diego River, learn about native plants and sustainable agriculture in the region, 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 (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 and guided visit to the San Miguel botanical gardens to learn about native plant species

  • Meals

    • Daily healthy breakfast + 4 dinners 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

Itinerary:

Day 1 Sunday: Arrival

Arrive at the Leon-Silao Del Bajío International Airport (BJX) before 2:00 p.m. and enjoy your hour and a half transfer to San Miguel de Allende. Settle into your room, get out and explore central San Miguel, meet your roommate for the week. We’ll enjoy a delicious home-cooked Welcome Dinner featuring healthful, local specialties before we wind down in with a grounding evening flow.

Meals: D

Day 2 Monday: Market visit & cooking class

We’ll wake up no-too-early for a refreshing morning yoga session before a light breakfast of healthful, local fare. Get out and explore San Miguel, and keep lunch light to save room for our cooking feast! In the afternoon, we’ll head to the market and learn the names of fresh and dried chilies, common herb and spice combinations, and seasonal ingredients before heading back to make a traditional, healthful meal together. You’ll have time to relax in the gardens or at the pool in the after before a grounding evening flow.

Meals: B, D

Day 3 Tuesday: Guanajuato & diego rivera museum

After morning yoga and breakfast, we’ll drive about 1½ hours 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 a home cooked meal at our B&B and evening slow flow yoga.

Meals: B, D

Day 4 wednesday: botanical gardens

Wake up to yoga and your healthful breakfast then take an uphill walk about 30 minutes to the gorgeous botanical gardens of San Miguel (or you can take a taxi). Your entrance is included, and our local guide will teach us all about the native plant species in the region and their ecological, cultural and medicinal importance. We’ll finish around noon, and you can head back into town for lunch and explorations. 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: Community partner & farewell dinner

After yoga and breakfast, our community partner will pick us up to head to their organic farm just outside the city. We’ll take a recorrido around the property to learn about sustainable agriculture in the region and its important role in the local economy and environment. We’ll return midday for free time in town. Consider visiting one of San Miguel’s many museums, or shop in the local boutiques for mementos to take home. In the late afternoon, we’ll do an extra stretchy yoga session to prepare for tomorrow’s travel before our Farewell Dinner in the evening at a fabulous organic café run by our community partner.

Meals: B, D

Day 6 Friday: departure

We will offer a short, pre-travel yoga session before your departure back to the Leon (BJX) 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
Trip protection-style travel insurance that includes travel medical coverage is required for all trips with Traverse. The coverage must have a minimum $200,000 of medical coverage and include injury, medical, evacuation, and repatriation. Most domestic US health insurance plans do not cover international travel claims or provide a global network of contracted doctors and facilities. We want to make sure you are covered in case of an emergency or non-emergency illness or injury while abroad. Trip protection coverage protects the investment of your trip, including benefits for items such as trip interruption, trip cancellation, delays, baggage and personal effects, and more. We do not have a required coverage amount, but typically coverage is based on your trip costs. We partner with Wanderwell, a B-Corp Certified provider who can offer both Travel Medical and Trip Protection. If you choose to purchase through Wanderwell, you can buy the trip protection directly from our Traverse Journeys partner page provided in your Welcome Pack, and a portion of your purchase will be donated to WeForest through 1% For the Planet to aid with carbon offset for your trip. With Wanderwell, the TripProtector Classic and TripProtector Preferred plans meet our minimum requirements for coverage. 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.

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.