with Deborah Phillips in Utuado , Puerto Rico
5 nights in Utuado, Puerto Rico
Mon Jan 04 - Sat Jan 09, 2016
Enjoy an incredible week of relaxation and rejuvenation at the Casa Grande Mountain Retreat.The former coffee plantation, now exquisitely landscaped, has 20 rooms scattered up 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.
|6 days 5 nights at Casa Grande Mountain Resort|
|Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner|
|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.
|4:35pm||Arrive at airport for transfer to Casa Grande. Meet Alfredo (driver) and Deb at van. See below for transfer information.|
Many activities are nearby: Lago Dos Bocas (lake), Zipline adventure, Horseback riding, Camuy Caves, Arecibo Lighthouse and Observatory, Toro Negro State Forest, Caguena Indian Ceremonial Park.
Casa Grande offers miles of hiking trails with varied terrain.
|8:00am - 9:00am||Breakfast|
|9:30 - 10:45am||Morning Yoga|
|5:00pm - 6:00pm||Yoga Exploration|
|4:00am||Depart for airport with packed breakfast|
I am a third generation grape farmer and I love and live to share the blessings of Mother Earth. I earned a degree in Speech Communications from Penn State University and my Yoga teaching certification from Integral Yoga Institute. I have been teaching yoga classes for twelve+ years and my practice infuses my life with energy and gratitude. I am enrolled in the Yoga Alliance as an experienced instructor (over 1800 hours of teaching ) and I am completing my 500 hour certification (November 2016).
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!
I loved the simplicity of the resort, Casa Grande, against the opulence of the beauty that surrounded it. Perfect setting to me for taking in, and tuning into nature at every turn, whether sitting in your hammock, or walking the bridges and pathways, or sitting in meditation spots gazing at the moutains in the clouds. For me, as yoga ambassador, this setting allowed our retreaters to tune into themselves and each other in very warm and welcoming ways. No rush to get anywhere, most of the important things to do and see were right under our noses!
Loved Casa Grande Mountain Resort. The staff was terrific and it was beautiful and very peaceful. Nice facility for a yoga retreat.
Overall the experience was superb
The Trip Tribe "Yo-ECO" was fantastic. What a lovely resort and the facility was spot on.
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