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Nature and Nurture

with Tracy Von Kaenel in Utuado, Puerto Rico

From $995 Per person

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

4 nights in Utuado, Puerto Rico
Thu Nov 03 - Mon Nov 07, 2016


Crave It Craved

Highlights

Come join us at this beautiful mountain resort in sunny Puerto Rico. Absorb the healing powers of the serene surroundings, set on an old coffee plantation creating gorgeous vegetation as far as the eye can see.  We'll enjoy two daily yoga classes and meditations to reconnect us with nature, and our true nature. We'll also enjoy delicious, lovingly prepared,vegetarian meals, a freshwater pool and lots of hiking opportunities.  There are also optional offsite adventures should you want to explore more. 

What's Included

Accommodations

5 days 4 nights at Casa Grande Mountain Resort

Meals

3 vegetarian meals per day included on site

Yoga

Two daily yoga classes adaptable to all levels, including guided meditations to create a more centered you!

Airport Transfers

Airport transportation from San Juan Airport (SJU)

Flights

Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included

Optional Activities

Woodland Hiking Trail, Freshwater Swimming Pool

Good to Know

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.

The Instructor

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Tracy Von Kaenel

Yoga Ambassador

Instructor Tracy Von Kaenel is a degreed dance and yoga instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience. Tracy received her Advanced Level II Certification for Yoga Instructors from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago.

She has been featured in Yoga Chicago Magazine with articles about both her adult classes and her children’s classes. Tracy currently owns Yoga Experience in Chicago and also teaches at Galter Life Center. Formerly Tracy has also taught at Sweet Peas Studio, Presbyterian Homes, the Tai Chi Center of Chicago, Columbia College, and Indiana University. She has given lecture demonstrations and master classes throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana including Northeastern Illinois University, Roosevelt University and Indiana University, and Loyola Academy.

As a dancer, Tracy brings a unique understanding of the human body and its connection to the mind and spirit into all of her classes. Her teaching style is gentle yet bringing appropriate challenge to each student. Her goal is to bring greater body awareness, a deepening of one’s own spirit, and profound sense of relaxation to all her students.

Tracy's philosophy is to teach the stillness and strength of Yoga with knowledge, warmth and a sense of humor.


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Food & Beverage

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Meals
  • Gluten-Free Meals
  • Fish & Meat
  • Alcohol is available for purchase
  • Snacks are not available

Amenities

  • Classroom/Deck for yoga & fitness
  • Pool
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Hot water
  • 110 volt outlets
  • Towels

Yoga & Fitness Equipment

  • yoga mats
  • yoga blocks
  • yoga straps

Pricing Per Person

  • Katie
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 19 2015

What an amazing trip! I loved staying at Casa Grande, a true retreat. A special thank you to Rose for being a great host.


  • Angela
  • Ambassador
  • Oct 15 2015

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~


  • Patricia
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 08 2016

Fabulous!


  • Tracy
  • Ambassador
  • Nov 08 2016

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...


  • Monica
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 08 2016

Amazing - beyond all expectations!


  • Christa
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 09 2016

This trip was just absolutely wonderful! Would definately do another trip with Tracy.


  • Shannon
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 09 2016

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.


  • Najwa
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 10 2016

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.


  • Nan
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 12 2016

Amazing experience!


  • Renee
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 12 2016

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.


  • Jenna
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 15 2016

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.


  • Maureen
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 15 2016

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.


  • Anabel
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 16 2016

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


  • Maura
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 16 2016

Loved it! Peaceful location for meditation and yoga practice, great trip leaders, and beautiful setting.


  • fern
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 22 2016

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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