with Luis and David
4 nights in Utuado, Puerto Rico
Sun Sep 04 - Thu Sep 08, 2016
Join Luis and David for an adventure of a lifetime in the Island of Enchantment at Casa Grande Mountain Retreat Center. The center is set in a stunning valley on 107 lush tropical acres, an oasis of peace and tranquility. The former coffee plantation, now exquisitely landscaped, has 20 rooms scattered up the mountainside, each with private bath and hammock. A fresh-water swimming pool is cradled beneath a green mountain vista. Deepen your yoga knowledge with daily practice including Bikram, Vinyasa, Hot Pilates to start the day and nightly Yin and meditation. (All levels welcome)
Enjoy healthy international inspired meals and relax by the pool featuring natural fresh water. Adventure to the most amazing sites in the world including hiking in the only rain forest in the U.S. National Park, surfing lessons and nightlife in Old San Juan, the oldest city in the Western Hemisphere.
|5 days 4 nights at Casa Grande Mountain Resort|
|Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner|
|Two daily yoga classes including Bikram, Vinyasa, Hot Pilates to start the day and nightly Yin and meditation. All levels welcome.|
|Transportation to and from San Juan International Airport|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
Woodland Hiking Trail, Freshwater Swimming Pool
Not included: flights to/from San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.
Luis Roman is a certified Yoga Instructor. A Puerto Rican native, Luis received his certification for yoga instruction from Sterling Hot Yoga Works and have also been a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher since 2015. Luis' own journey with yoga began in a challenging one week introductory special. He decided to practice beyond the introductory class, and soon, started to accumulate years of experience in yoga, health and well-being. Yoga brought new and powerful physical, emotional, mental and spiritual changes to his life. Luis knew soon that he wanted to devote his life to yoga and help others. As your yoga instructor, Luis plans to take all the life-changing experiences yoga has given him and pass them on to you. Having yoga in your life can help you breathe better, feel better and work better. Luis looks forward to helping you embark on your next yoga journey.
David has a passion for helping people learn about their bodies and what they're capable of.
David's understanding of anatomy and physiology lends to an almost fastidious focus on detail about proper body mechanics, muscular activation and alignment.
David has benefited so much from various spiritual and meditative practices.
You could say meditation saved his life... He wishes to help others find the joy, and power he has found from seeking one's truth through disiclined practice.
Now the boring stuff.
David attended an intensive and Yoga Alliance certified Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program in September of 2014 with Sterling Hot Yoga Works.
David is also a Fluid Vinyasa teacher, an Inferno Hot Pilates Instructor, and trained in Sutrin (vinyasa with weights).
He is also a graduate of The Baltimore School of Massage and National Association of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.
David continues to study about anatomy, physiology and wellness.
"The best teachers I know have a thirst to learn. The best teachers are also lifelong students."
This former coffee plantation -- now exquisitely landscaped -- has 20 rooms scattered across the mountainside, each with private bath, balcony, and hammock. A fresh water swimming pool is cradled beneath a green mountain vista. A fully equipped yoga center is used for individual and group practice. The Café serves local and international dishes.
Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
What an amazing trip! I loved staying at Casa Grande, a true retreat. A special thank you to Rose for being a great host.
Everything was very fluid and easy with this location and group. We all had such a magical time and truly enjoyed the connections and friendships that were created in the jungle of Utuado Puerto Rico. Namaste~
This trip was spectacular. The Casa Grande resort is beautiful, the dedicated yoga room so inviting and well supplied. The food is generous and delicious, and always prepared and served with a smile. Everyone at the resort is helpful and kind, catering to our every need. As the leader of this retreat I cannot say enough about how much we were welcomed, and how accomadating the staff was. My 21 yoginis had a wonderful time....I recommend this resort to everyone...
Amazing - beyond all expectations!
This trip was just absolutely wonderful! Would definately do another trip with Tracy.
The yoga retreat at Casa Grande surpassed my expectations. It was a lovely setting with beautiful accommodations. The rooms felt like cabanas and had a real feeling of privacy. The food was delicious and plentiful. The swimming pool was ideal in size and temperature. The room where we did yoga was large, open to the sounds and sights of the nature around us. And the staff couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. I felt like I knew them when I left.
The staff was excellent, the place was beautiful, clean and I felt so relaxed there. The food was fresh and healthy. I would definitely go back.
I can't say enough about Tracy Von Kaenel's Nature and Nurture retreat. It satisfied on every level. The yoga was magnificent, the setting spectacular. And Casa Grande Mountain Retreat was a true joy. The accommodations were just right - clean and comfortable and simple enough to reinforce the spirit of the retreat. Steven and the staff at Casa Grande were so friendly and gracious and incredibly accommodating. I am a vegan and they totally understood what that meant and made sure I had good, nurturing food. I mention this because I think it reflects the philosophy of Casa Grande - a commitment to people, to compassion, and to the environment. Thank you everyone for making this such a life-transforming experience.
Casa Grande was amazing, unlike any other place I've ever been. Waking up to the fog rolling over the jungle covered mountains is something I will always remember in moments when I need some peace. A great trip and I hope to make it back to casa grande again.
Fantastic. It exceeded my expectations in every way. This was a Yoga Retreat and the Central Mountains of Puerto Rico could not have been a better setting. The Casa Grande Mountain Retreat provides excellent food, comfortable rooms, very good service and an ideal space for Yoga practice, led by a suburb Yoga teacher, Tracy Von Kaenel.
Very Organized Trip Planner's. Easy and Helpful emails before trip. Never felt uninformed. Definitely going to use trip tribe in the future. Thanks Again
Loved it! Peaceful location for meditation and yoga practice, great trip leaders, and beautiful setting.
My trip was blissful. Casa Grande was the perfect place for a yoga retreat - surrounded by nature in a beautiful yoga studio just steps away from my room, the dining room, and the pool. Tracy Von Kaenel's two yoga classes a day had me doing the best yoga of my life - she's the best!
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