SHERRI BAPTISTE is an inspirational, and dynamic teacher at the forefront of yoga training in America. From a lineage of master teachers, she is the daughter of America's yoga pioneers Magana and Walt Baptiste, and sister of Baron Baptiste. She is the founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga™ offering classes, workshops, retreats, and teachers training. www.powerofyoga.com.

HARAMARA SPA & RETREAT CENTER: Join Sherri for a special retreat in this setting of natural beauty, warm blue waters, surf and secluded beaches. Surrounded by the sounds of the ocean waves, and songs of tropical birds, Haramara is a perfectly suited environment for deep practice, rejuvenation and fun.

HARAMARA is a sacred Huichol word for “Mother Sea.” One of the most sacred of all Huichol Mountains is visible from the Yoga and Meditation room at Haramara. The beaches that surround Haramara are beautiful and secluded. The Pacific Ocean water is inviting to swim in; the sandy beaches are private, expansive and very special. The beach vista with the backdrop of mountains and jungle terrain descending to the sea, along with the many fascinating rock formations, make the ocean setting quite dramatic. Their swimming pool is scheduled to be built by the time we visit.

RETREAT SITE: Haramara is located 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. Once you get to Haramara, you may not wish to leave, except for a nice afternoon walk down quiet jungle trails to nearby Sayulita, a quaint, picturesque fishing village with a vibrant, active town square. The Sayulita ocean area is an ecologically protected zone. The surf that breaks in front of the village is world renown and surfboards are available to rent. In addition, there are lots of small shops to visit and streets to explore. It is easy to find a taxi in front of the local ice cream shop for a short ride back to Haramara.

ACCOMODATIONS: The simple beauty of the accommodations will win your heart, as your senses awaken and you become one with nature. The separate open-air casitas are spacious with two luxurious double beds. Two of the guest rooms will accommodate triple occupancy. Each casita has a sitting area and unique and private bathroom, with a partially open wall inviting the beauty of the jungle and ocean into view. Each casita has a private outdoor hot shower designed for lavish and relaxing pleasure. The palapas have been hand-built into the jungle mountainsides; built in a vernacular style of the Pacific Coast of Mexico. They are of the finest tropical woods (parota), with spacious rooms, private bathrooms and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean or mountain views in a jungle setting. The palapas and casitas provide a feeling of calm and comfort. Electricity has been intentionally omitted; candles or kerosene lamps provide soft lighting and unobstructed views of the stars at night.

At Haramara you will be doing plenty of walking, getting to and from the dinning room, spa and yoga room—it will be a wonderful part of daily movement and exercise for body, mind, and spirit. It’s important to bring comfortable walking shoes for daily use around this property. A list of what to bring will be sent to you on registration; packing will be light and simple.

MEALS: Three meals are included daily, prepared in a clean, healthy and conscious manner. The open air restaurant atop Haramara overlooks the jungle to the ocean. The chef is creative, serving vegetarian style, with organic, regionally grown fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Local fresh fish and seafood are also provided daily. The drinking and cooking water at Haramara is all purified. Meals are presented buffet style. If you have special meal needs, please inform us in advance for optimal satisfaction.


THE SPA AT HARAMARA: As part of the Baptiste Program we have included one 60-minute Ayurvedic Spa treatment, supportive to your highest health and well being. One massage treatment with the Sammasati Healing Arts Staff is included in the price of this retreat. The staff of experts at the spa will assist you in selecting the right Ayervedic massage treatment just for you. You may also schedule additional spa treatments at your own expense during afternoon free time during the retreat.

MARIETES ISLAND SNORKLING ADVENTURE:  Included in the retreat will be a trip to the local island of Marietes.  Our group will meet at Haramara with our driver, and depart on Wed afternoon to small   fishing village where you will be greeted by your boat captain and depart for the half hour trip to the Marietes Islands Wildlife Reserve.  After a short tour you are free to snorkel the beachside as well as in some wonderfully scenic caves.

DURING THIS BAPTISTE POWER OF YOGA RETREAT: Sherri Baptiste with her staff of excellent teachers, will share her wisdom and love of yoga with you, as a Baptiste Power of Yoga, LLC teacher she will skillfully guiding you through daily practices that offer profound life-changing principles of yoga, health and fitness in a simple way that is accessible to everyone, from all walks of life. This well balanced program will give you time to enjoy the beauty of nature, secluded ocean, and jungle walks, time for reflection, art, writing, talks with friends at the beach, swimming, relaxing, and the Spa. Haramara offers a renewing week of simple luxury and deep relaxation. Food will be fresh, abundant, and healthy. Morning sessions with Sherri Baptiste will give longer time for practice, with a rich variety of breath based asana (postures), and pranayama (breathwork) practices to deepen and restore our link to the earth and to your life. Hours of afternoon free time will be given each day, to explore and restore. Daily talks will also be offered as a part of the Baptiste Program on the traditional teachings of yoga, and the Bhagavad Gita by Ravi Nathwani, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Tuft’s University. After dinner evening sessions with Sherri will enlighten and inspire mind and heart. This retreat will give you plenty of time to rest, restore, and strengthen, with the goal to support you in your health and well-being body, mind and spirit.


Space is limited to 32 participants for this exclusive retreat!

Price for this retreat starts at: $1,295










Cost includes: The Baptiste Yoga Program, 6 nights room accommodations, all meals, one massage, one excursion to Marietes Island for Snorkeling adventure

Pricing:
• Limited triple room occupancy- $1,295 per person (triple occupancy)
• Limited double room occupancy- $1,395 per person (double occupancy)
• Limited single room occupancy - $1,995 per person (single occupancy)
• Please note:
(Limited number of all double, triple, and single spaces available, first come first serve basis)
(Airfares and transfers are not included)

TO REGISTER:
• Deposit at time of registration: $600 (double or triple occupancy) or $995 (single room occupancy) no later than November 30, 2004.
• Non-refundable deposit unless your space is filled. If space is filled: Deposit (minus a $75 office fee) will be refunded.
• The balance of $695 (triple), $795 (double) or $1,000 due no later than February 15th, 2005.


CONTACT:
CHAS TIERNAN 415.577.7252 chastie1234@yahoo.com
Or: Baptiste Power of Yoga office: 1-888-804-9642 info@powerofyoga.com

*Group air may be available ask Chas for details.

This retreat is a program provided by: Baptiste Power of Yoga, LLC