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Transfor(motion): Transformation through motion

with Valerie Knopik in Nayarit, Mexico

From $1395 Per person

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5 nights in Nayarit, Mexico
Thu Oct 06 - Tue Oct 11, 2016


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MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR

This is your opportunity for personal transformation.....join me in transforming body, mind, & spirit through daily yoga & meditation in a breathtaking jungle/ocean setting.

- Valerie Knopik

Highlights

  • Yoga practice twice daily (morning vinyasa and evening restorative)
  • Private yoga studio surrounded by 300 acres of an ecological jungle reserve
  • Accommodation at Punta Monterrey, designed to maintain privacy in a natural setting
  • Three locally-sourced nourishing meals a day 
  • Enjoy private beach access, amazing sunsets, take a walk in the jungle, or taste the fresh sea food and fish

What's Included

Accommodations

6 days 5 nights at Hotel Punta Monterrey

Meals

Locally-sourced breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Yoga

We will begin each day with an intention-setting meditation followed by a 90+ minute morning vinyasa. Wind down after a day of tropical adventure or relaxation with a 75 minute evening restorative practice.

Airport Transfers

Roundtrip ground transfers to/from airport

Flights

Flights not included
Get an email with recommended flights for this trip.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included
For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Optional Activities

Deep sea fishing, Snorkeling, SUP-ing (per day), Trip to Marietas Islands

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

Traveling to Mexico

Please visit the following site for general information on Mexico:
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/mexico.html

The Instructor

Valerie Knopik
Yoga Ambassador

About me: I am an E-RYT, Assistant to Tiffany Cruikshank and the Yoga Medicine® team, and pursuing my 500- and 1000-hour certifications with Tiffany Cruikshank and Yoga Medicine®. I’m also proud to be a lululemon® Ambassador.

Outside of the yoga studio, I’m Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and Senior Research Scientist at Rhode Island Hospital. With a PhD in Psychology, I am extremely active in mental health research, focusing on how our internal biology and our external physical environment (including yoga, mindfulness, and meditation) can interact to positively change our mental health landscape.

My teaching style: Your yoga mat is a safe and sacred space. Honoring that space and cultivating JOY in that space is a priority. I use a light-hearted and energetic approach to cultivate this environment in class. In addition to creative, purposeful, and fun(!) sequencing, I incorporate elements of body alignment, core strength and intention setting to help students find success, whether in basic or more challenging asanas (poses). You will never feel pressured to do anything that you don’t want to do and my objective is that all students leave smiling, joyful, and invigorated (and maybe having learned something new)!

My sincere hope is that, while the physical asana practice might be your introduction to yoga (as it was for me), you will, through your yoga practice, find a sacred and connected space to move beyond the asanas. A place to unite body, mind, and spirit in a truly authentic and joyful way, guided by spirit and gratitude.

About Valerie Knopik

UPCOMING DEPARTURES

Hotel Punta Monterrey

We are located on a private beach where you can really relax and be in touch with nature and the sea. Punta Monterrey is surrounded by 300 acres of jungle which is an ecological reserve. Here you can spend quality time with your friends and family in an isolated yet secure environment.

Food & Beverage

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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

Amenities

  • Beach
  • Classroom/Deck for yoga & fitness
  • Internet
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Hot water
  • 110 volt outlets
  • Towels

Yoga & Fitness Equipment

  • yoga mats
  • yoga blocks
  • yoga straps
  • yoga bolsters

Pricing Per Person

  • Natan
  • Verified Guest
  • May 02 2018

This was a unique and beautiful experience, highly recommend!!!


  • Kevin
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 08 2018

Amazing! I could not have asked for a better group and better location to join a group of 100% random people on.


  • Dee
  • Ambassador
  • Apr 06 2018

Jaime, Matias, Raul and the whole staff at Punta Monterrey were so extremely welcoming and accommodating to all of our needs. It’s such a special place we can’t wait to be back!


  • Amelia
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 01 2018

The Hotel Punta Monterrey was an awesome venue, and the entire trip was seamlessly organized.


  • Leah
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 01 2018

The trip was amazing! Beautiful location right on the beach, three delicious meals each day, helpful and friendly staff, lovely yoga space, wonderful yoga and fitness classes.


  • Bridget
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 21 2018

I had a wonderful time. Loved the resort, the teachers, experiences, yoga practice and all.


  • Lynda
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 21 2018

Hotel Puenta Monterrey was incredibly intimate and relaxing. If you want to unplug and remember what is important, this is the place. The owners are on site and involved in the day to day operations keeping in touch with the needs of their guests. It is family owned and cherished in a way that provides a quiet intimacy. Matias and Jaime went above and beyond to facilitate/translate during a health crisis of one our attendees. The leaders of our retreat, Tina and Cristina created a great daily yoga meditation curriculum. I would do it again in a heartbeat.


  • Tina
  • Ambassador
  • Feb 20 2018

Overall the trip was excellent! We enjoyed great yoga and meditation, terrific food, and the location and hotel staff made the whole experience amazing!


  • Tina
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 20 2018

I had a great time!


  • Christina
  • Ambassador
  • Feb 20 2018

This was my second experience hosting a yoga retreat with Trip Tribe and it far exceeded my highest expectations. Thank you for connecting us with such quaint locations to share our love of yoga and travel with our students. Looking forward to booking my 3rd retreat with Trip Tribe in the next few months.


  • Marjorie
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 20 2018

It was a beautiful location.


  • Jerri
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 19 2018

Fantastic experience.... the entire staff is there to accommodate your every need, especially Jaime and Mateus. Exquisite rustic setting on private beach was pure paradise and the fresh food dishes were to die for AND super healthy...my fav was the fresh ahi, but close behind were the jack fish (sometimes caught right at our beach), dove fish, and tuna. The cuisine was an ongoing superb party of fresh flavors that tantalized the tastebuds!!!!


  • Todd
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 19 2018

Had a great time! Outstanding job by instructors and hotel staff


  • Sharon
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 08 2017

The food, accommodations and yoga was OVER THE TOP. I had the time of my life :-)


  • Grace
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 08 2017

It was great.


  • Mim
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 03 2017

This was an excellent retreat in every way. The teacher was excellent. The stay at the Hotel Punta Monterrey was also excellent. It was on the rustic side in some ways but that added to the experience.


  • Kitty
  • Verified Guest
  • Jan 30 2017

Excellent combination of superb yoga instruction, beautiful location and camaraderie. It rekindled my resolve to keep a daily yoga practice and gave me tools to enable that to easily happen. Being able to spend the free time on the adjacent beach and surrounding forest was spectacular.


  • Elizabeth
  • Verified Guest
  • Jan 30 2017

Wonderful! Totally taken care of. Would do it again for sure!


  • Chris
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 24 2016

The trip was fantastic! The location was idyllic and the seclusion or remoteness was what I was looking for in a retreat that was meant to enhance mindfulness, our awareness to be present and to be grateful of where we were and what we already have in our lives.


  • Andrea
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 18 2016

One of the best trips I have been on. Tracey lead a wonderful retreat and the environment was perfect for mindfulness.


  • Madison
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 14 2016

Trip was amazing. Beautiful resort and private beach. The friendly staff and delicious food made the trip extra special. Highly recommend and would go back in a heartbeat.


  • Ned
  • Ambassador
  • Nov 07 2016

Amazing trip! Amazing resort! Friendliest staff, most beautiful beach, great accommodations, fantastic and super healthy meals prepared for us everyday! They had many great activities available for us each day such as kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking to a hidden beach with a mud bath. They harvested and served us fresh oysters from right off shore twice! I was able to snorkel out from our beach to a rock point and see a plethora of beautiful fish as well. I will certainly be going back to Punta Monterey!


  • Marie-Pier
  • Ambassador
  • Oct 24 2016

Really grateful for this place, the staff and the yoga room. We felt really welcome. We enjoyed how quiet the hotel and the beach was. It was truly a gift to stay at Punta Monterrey.


  • lionel
  • Verified Guest
  • Oct 13 2016

What more can I say??? The entire trip was a 5 Star experience for me!!!!!!! Seafood came fresh from the ocean to our plates,fresh fruit at all meals.All of our requests were answered with "can do". Want massages ,arranged,want to go "zip lining" Etctera,Etcetera,Etcetera.I think the ONLY item Jaime and staff can't take "credit" for was the weather :-)


  • Valerie
  • Ambassador
  • Oct 12 2016

This retreat was pure magic - from the location, to the accommodations, to the service and the staff - this was an amazing experience! Hands down.


  • George
  • Verified Guest
  • Oct 12 2016

Exceeded our expectations in every way! Perfect location, excellent accommodations, amazing people, and incredible food. Highly recommended. The location for a yoga retreat is perfect. To be overlooking the ocean and jungle with the sounds of the waves and the vision of the sun rising....while we did our morning yoga can't possibly be described in words....add to that the best yoga teacher in the universe....makes for a perfect experience.


  • Kevin
  • Verified Guest
  • Oct 12 2016

Trip exceed expectations.


  • Sarah
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 27 2016

It was really nice to getaway! Food was very fresh & tasty!! Beach and lodging was clean. I had trouble sleeping the first few nights as it was quite humid. My room description on trip tribe said that it had ac but it did not.


  • Brenda
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 27 2016

I truly enjoyed this trip. Great leader and beautiful resort.


  • Elaina
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 18 2016

Beautiful location. Fresh food made daily.


  • Arthur
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 18 2016

Amazing trip! Wonderful resort with a very accommodating staff.


  • Megan
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 17 2016

Overall a great trip! Certainly a rustic, but beautiful location. The yoga room is wonderful and we had incredible sunsets. I would recommend for those who enjoy the outdoors and don't mind going without some amenities. The food was local and tasty. The owners and staff very friendly. We had awesome leaders and a great group of people which truly made the trip!


  • Alli
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 10 2015

Excellent trip. The hotel was absolutely beautiful, and the staff was very friendly. Food was delicious. No wifi, contrary to the website, which turned out to be fabulous but could have been an issue if I'd had a lot of work that needed to be done. I would definitely go back.


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