with Nora Benian in San Francisco, Mexico
6 nights in San Pancho, Mexico
Fri Mar 03 - Thu Mar 09, 2017
Perched amidst majestically swaying palm trees, the Tailwind Jungle Lodge is a sustainable jungle lodge, yoga retreat center and adventure company on the Mexican Pacific. Our motto? Enjoy life! Between yoga, kayaking, hiking, SUP, yoga and relaxing in the hammock, it's definitely easy to do just that.
The Tailwind Jungle Lodge was founded by an adventurous American family in 2007. The lodge's creatively designed, tree-house like bungalows, palapas and casitas are nestled amidst 5 acres of truly stunning jungle ridges descending to breathtaking beaches of white sand. The lodge is located on a spectacular coastline, just north of the charming town of San Pancho (official name, San Francisco) in the state of Nayarit, Mexico.
|7 days 6 nights at Tailwind Jungle Lodge|
|Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (fresh, local, healthy & tasty!)|
|75 min morning Sun Salutation/ Hatha yoga class and a 75 min Yin and Restorative yoga class each day.|
|Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)|
|Airport transfers to/from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) on the start and end date of the retreat (outside dates cannot be included)|
|Flights not included|
|Get an email with recommended flights for this trip.|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
|For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.|
Kayaking, Hiking , Therapeutic mud/natural spa , Surfing, Massage , Holistic nutrition workshop, Hiking
Not included: flights to/from Puerto Vallarta airport (PVR) is approx. 1 hour drive. and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.
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Nora Benian E-RYT 500, Cert.Yoga Therapist, Registered Counsellor
Nora loves to share the wisdom found in the Science of Yoga. She is a seasoned instructor and teaches all levels from absolute beginner to advanced. Her classes are taught to a wide range of people with a wide range of challenges whether physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual. Nora’s knowledge of anatomy, physiology and Yoga Therapy guides students safely through yogic postures and practices. Her compassionate yet confident teaching style challenges students to release stress and tension, strengthen the body and mind, and learn to relax deeply. Each class is geared toward the needs of the group and modifications and adaptations are used when necessary making the yoga class experience positive for all. Through Yoga Therapy Nora prescribes Yogic practices along with counselling to help bring clients back into alignment, build strength, and clear energy channels to increase the life force. Nora inspires students with her enthusiasm for life and motivates them through self-development with ease.
Nora graduated from Vancouver Counsellor’s College in 2005 and began Lifestyle Counselling practice in Guelph, ON. She completed a certified training in Thai Yoga Therapy at Lotus Palm School, Montreal, Quebec with Kam Thye Chow and Blake Martin in 2006. This ancient bodywork became a wonderful addition to the healing process of her clients.
In 2007 Nora completed a 500 hr Yoga Teacher Training Program in Guelph with Rita Cupitt with a focus in therapeutic yoga, followed by an Intensive 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Sivananda Yoga Ranch, New York and Bahamas. She also completed a 300 hour training in Mind, Body Yoga Therapy with Dr. Paul Epstein at Sivananda Bahamas. Nora also has dedicated 36 months in total serving at The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in Nassau, Bahamas. See Testimonials.
“All it takes is an intention, the rest will follow.”
The Tailwind Jungle Lodge offers a variety of different style of accommodations:
Palapas (Tigre & Gecko): Large open deck, enclosed bedroom, full kitchen, living room, hammock, very natural and very comfortable. Sleeps 2- 4 people
Casita Tejone: A cozy jungle house, rustic, very private, nestled in the jungle, kitchenette, sleeps 1 couple comfortably, additional loft bedroom (accessed by ladder) is great for kids
Casita Pumita: Awesome ocean view and rooftop deck that’s great for star gazing/whale watching, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, large deck, and living room, sleeps 2-4 people -
Bungalow: Rustic/treehouse type feel. Fully furnished canvas safari tents, small kitchenette. Fun natural adventure. Sleeps 2 people
This trip was energizing, replenishing, and heart opening. Loved every minute!
Had a great time. Would do again anytime.
We left the concrete jungle in favour of the Mexican jungle with 10 others to stay at the Tailwind Lodge in San Pancho/San Fransisco for 6 days of yoga, incredible food, sun and unforgettable scenery. We had an open-air room in the jungle, camping in style. Our Chefs were amazing preparing the healthiest and tastiest Mexican food accommodating our vegans in the group. Our yoga platform was high up among the tree tops and looked out into the Pacific ocean. Our yoga sessions were set against the sound of waves and birds. During the week we enjoyed stand-up paddle boarding, hiking and kayaking in the ocean, as well as a trip into San Pancho and Sayulita. The 30 min hike to a beautiful and quiet private beach adds just the perfect amount of exercise and excitement. I highly recommend this retreat location and look forward to returning.
An amazing adventure in the jungle! The facilities were unique, the food was incredible, and the hostess's were the most inspiring, kind women! Tamara was very gracious, and always available for any requests or concerns. Jungle Judy's vitality is amazing!
This was one of the best experiences of my life. Our hosts at Tailwind were beautiful souls who made every day better than the last.
Really, a perfect retreat. The only negatives would be cost of car transport to and from the Lodge and San Pancho. Otherwise, ever single element of the trip was beyond expectations.
My trip exceeded all expectations! My group was wonderful and the accommodations were perfect for a week of soul-searching and adventure. The food was incredible and location unreal. I would definitely book at Tailwind again.
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