Facilitating yoga through our lenses as two women of color, and inspired by the writings on love by bell hooks, this retreat will center black and brown people’s experiences of love and connection by curating content with people of color and our unique relationships to race-based trauma in mind. Our aim is to support the fostering of safe spaces to explore our relationship to love and the unique social and emotional obstacles that exist for us that make loving connection to ourselves and others a radical act of resilience and self-preservation.
Set amidst the exquisite, natural beauty of Tulum, Mexico and inspired by yogas meaning, “union,” to connect, to integrate, to bring together, The Embodied Love Yoga Retreat will dive deeply into an inquiry and practice of healing wounds, releasing old patterns, awakening truth, and embodying love.
Participants will use the ancient technology of yoga to harness one of the most powerful resources we have, self-love, and cultivating our super powers: the capacity to think, speak and act from a healed, awakened and loving place in the world. Join us as we empower and embolden one another on this life changing journey.
SPA & ACTIVITIES
about lauren & crystal
A former Wall Street professional and graduate of Columbia Business School, Lauren Solomon boldly transitioned from a decade-long career in Finance and Project Management to a lifetime journey as a yoga instructor and reiki practitioner in obedience to her calling.
In 2015, she completed the Laughing Lotus 200 Hour Teacher Training program, and is now a certified yoga instructor, poised to transform the wellness movement by focusing specifically on under-represented communities. Devoted to her practice, she traveled to Rishikesh, India, for one month to deepen her knowledge of the sacred science of yoga. In the process, she earned an additional 100 hours of advanced training. Learn more.
Crystal McCreary has taught yoga and mindfulness since 2007. She is committed to creating and holding safe spaces for people of color to connect, heal, learn, and build resilience in a world that often takes relentless hold of our bodies, minds, and hearts.
Crystal’s yoga classes and lovingly curated yoga and wellness retreats for adults feature mindfulness, an exploratory blend of vigor, breath, and alignment, community building, ritual, and restoration. They are inclusive and adaptive, appropriate for all levels of experience and physical ability. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an ERYT500 and RCYT and serves on the Yoga Alliance Diversity & Inclusion committee as an advisor for the upcoming revised Yoga Teacher Training program standards. Learn more here.
• 7 day/6 nights room and board at Amansala Resort
• Arrival airport transfers ONLY from Cancun Airport to Amansala (please arrive by 4pm on April 11th and expect to wait up to 45 minutes for other participants, if necessary)
• 2 daily yoga workshops with Crystal and Lauren
• Guided bike ride to Tulum ruins
• Guided jungle Walk to Magical Cenote
• 1 spa treatment of participant’s choice
• 1 salsa class
• 1 cooking class
• Gratuities and taxes
Sample Day Schedule:
7:30 – 8:30 Light Breakfast
9:30 – 11:30 Awakening Workshop
11:30 – 12:30 Brunch
12:30 – 5:00 Freetime for Beach, Spa Treatment, Tour, Reading, or Exploring Tulum
2:30 – 3:30 Afternoon Snack
5:00 – 7:00 Integration Workshop
7:00 – 8:00 Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 Salsa Class