I've always dreamed of going on a beach yoga retreat to escape from my everyday routine. We all deserve a break, a place to leave the stress of work and home behind. My husband and I thought that beach vacations were the answer, for both of us and our children as well.
In addition, research shows that meditating by the sea has multiple positive effects on your health and well-being. Relaxation and creativity boost, fresh air helps the body receives a healthy supply of oxygen, your posture muscles get a workout, and being under the sun can give you an extra amount of vitamin D.
There are many beach destinations to do so, but I found that yoga in Puerto Vallarta is one of the most rejuvenating experiences. I also remembered that my brother had treated his family to incredible vacations at Velas Vallarta; they were able to enjoy a wide variety of child-friendly activities and meditation by the ocean. They definitely loved it! So we seriously considered our next escape to that hotel.
It was an inspiring and restorative experience in the Mexican Pacific! Just picture this: a yoga retreat on a charming jetty boasting breathtaking views of the popular Banderas Bay. I will never forget such an amazing natural scenery!
The experience started at 7:30 a.m., the perfect time to take an early class. You can enjoy a soothing atmosphere as there are no crowds around, you have 60 minutes entirely to yourself, your levels of concentration improve, the morning seaside air helps to cool you down, and the sun rising above the ocean is just amazing!
Practicing my favorite asanas as I hear the relaxing lapping waves, feeling the grass under my toes, and practicing my best breathing techniques while the ocean breeze caresses my skin: one of the most revitalizing and wonderful experiences I've ever had. Exercising outside makes you feel more positive!
Our instructor was a professional always willing to answer the questions of every participant. He told us he had 30 years of teaching experience. And of course, it was not difficult to see how this discipline has helped him maintain a healthy body and mind.
With fun-filled family activities and relaxing options for everyone to enjoy, choosing Velas Vallarta was doubtlessly a wonderful idea. My husband delighted in sophisticated premium brands, my children had fun at the Kids' Club, we all made sandcastles on the beach, and savored ice cream by the pool. A renewing and exquisite experience we will not soon forget!
If you are a yogi looking to share quality time with your family, I highly recommend an experience at Velas Vallarta.
Carol Williams, a guest at Velas Vallarta.