Beyond Baja

Rancho De Las Cruces, Baja Mexico

7 DAYS OF EPIC EXPERIENCES

yoga | adventure | nature 

Explore Natural Wonders

When adventure calls do you answer or do you retreat? Lets do both. When diving into adventure, you need stability to know that you are safe to go exploring, trust your gut, answer the call. 

Join us on this adventure anchored in stability. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore Baja with like minded people who want to create stability through community, nature, yoga, healthy food, and meditation while cultivating bravery within our practice and our lives as we explore the amazing terrain of Baja.


THE DETAILS:

SLEEP | 7 nights at Rancho de Las Cruces  Resort

YOGA | Daily asana yoga classes, meditation, breath work

EAT | 3 daily healthy, organic meals

ADVENTURE | Whale Watching

                        Swimming with whale sharks

                        Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding 

                        Hiking and swimming on 10,000 private acres

                       7 Pools hike and meditation


DATES:  
October 20 -27, 2018

LOCATION: 
La Paz, Baja

Cost: 
$2,595 Shared Room
$2,995 Private Room
Deposit: $500

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YOGA

TEACHERs:Luz

Luz Helena Florez lived in Nepal and India for two years, immersing herself fully in the culture, traditions and teachings of all things Yoga under the guidance of a Nepalese Yoga Master. She is an intuitive facilitator and has a natural gift for creating a safe nest in which people can open their hearts and voices. Luz Helena teaches Yoga, Kirtan, and Intuition Development through classes, retreats and long-term programs to help people awaken their highest potential.
 

 

John Russell

John Yochanan is a Certified Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor hailing from Eugene, OR. 

As a recent cancer-survivor, he is a longtime student-practitioner of Universal Esoteric Mysteries & Gnostic-Vajrayana Dharma. He also enjoys participating in the cultivation of Mantric Music/Kirtan for the healing, spiritual development upliftment and empowerment of humanity.


 

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the yoga:              flow

Classes will range from powerful and strengthening, to deeply relaxing and restoring. During active practice, key muscle groups will be realigned and strengthened, focusing on basic postures and breathing. The yoga asanas, or postures, are designed to peel back the residue of our daily lives, and reconnect us to the primal flow of energy occurring naturally within us. During restorative practice, the body is supported by bolsters and other props so that muscle activity can be surrendered, and the benefits of the postures can happen passively as guided meditation helps the nervous system shift gears into the relaxation response, slowing the brain waves to a healing Alpha or Theta frequency.  

Sound healing:

Sound Healing uses the power of sound and vibration to restore one's body, mind and spirit to a sense of balance and harmony.  Imagine receiving a gentle bath of sounds. Your relaxation deepens as your body and heart soak in the subtle vibrations of instruments and singing moving over and around you.  Sound is medicine for your whole being.


EXPERIENCES

The sea

Sea of Cortez

The unique marine life has created a thriving ecosystem; smaller microorganisms attract the diverse small fish, which then attract larger gamefish. Between the waters themselves and the hundreds of islands within, the Sea of Cortez and nearby lagoon Magdalena Bay are active home, birthing, and nesting sites for a large number of marine mammals, birds, and fish, some of which you can only find here. Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, California Gray Whales, Orcas, Manta Ray, and Leatherback Sea Turtles migrate annually to the area, and it’s not unlikely to spot a Vaquina Porpoise speeding alongside your boat or kayak

Whale Watching

Every year between late December and mid-March thousands of gray whales make their annual migration through the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular event. During these months it is possible to see these magnificent creatures and experience one of the world’s most memorable wildlife adventures.

 

 

The Land

Hiking

Naturalists from around the world are attracted to the area’s sheer diversity; desert flora and fauna, mangrove estuaries, and the coastal shorelines make up the intriguing terrain. The area provides nesting sites and migratory habitat for about 210 bird species (both terrestrial and marine) and a number of endemic species, including the world's largest cactus, blacktailed jack rabbit, ground squirrel and a variety of reptiles.

Valleys covered in the thousands of desert plant varieties lead to ravines and stream beds, the site of primitive cave and gorge paintings and carvings.  The unique alluvial plains, dramatic cliffs, and waterside wonders make Azul de Cortez and the Baja peninsula a flourishing tropical ecosystem. Explore10,000 acres of Las Cruse's private, pristine coastline, breathtaking trails, and mountain pools.

 

activities

Whale Watching

Every year between late December and mid-March thousands of gray whales make their annual migration through the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular event. During these months it is possible to see these magnificent creatures and experience one of the world’s most memorable wildlife adventures.

Kayaking and SUP

Las Cruses provides a fleet of sea kayaks and stand up paddle boards guests can take exploring. These water toys are a great way to get up close and personal with the diverse and exciting sea life. 

Extras                                                                                                                                         Whale Shark Tour - includes boat, transport from ranch,and an awesome picnic lunch on a secret beach ($100 PP)


aCCOMMODATIONS 

Historic Rancho de las Cruces is an all inclusive Baja beach resort on a natural sanctuary of more than 10,000 acres and 7 miles of private pristine coastline. This is the perfect place to get away from it all, unwind, and recharge. This secluded ranch along the Sea of Cortez has beautiful luxury accommodations  and 24 hour staff to attend to every detail.

Each room is decorated in the old world Mexican colonial tradition with hand carved furnishings with king, queen or double beds. All guest rooms include bathrooms adorned with hand painted Mexican talavera tile. In the evenings a romantic wood burning fireplace can be lit upon request. These rooms are surrounded by terraces, with views of desert and tropical gardens with ocean vistas and soothing afternoon breezes. Walk out onto the poolside gazebo, sunbathe, or relax in the comfort of chaise lounges, and find true tranquility.  

There are 3 tennis courts, one paddle tennis court, golf driving range with simulated play, putting green, par course which provides scientifically balanced exercise, croquet courts, horse shoes, shuffleboard, skeet shooting, sporting clays, volleyball court, table tennis, badminton, and swimming pools.


LOCAL CUISINE

Delicious Farm to Table Cuisine

Las Cruces chefs create delicious, healthy, customized meals. The menu changes daily for a variety of Baja’s freshest fare. Most of the ingredients are procured right here on the property’s huerta, where vegetables and fruits are cultivated and picked day-of for your enjoyment. Whatever your request may be, the kitchen staff will be happy to help satisfy the craving.


SOCIAL

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TRAVEL

Our retreat to Baja begins and ends at Rancho Del Las Crusas. Fly into La Paz (LAP) for the shortest ground transfer, a quick 45 minutes away. Flights to La Paz are few and far between for those flying from anywhere other than the southwestern United States or other parts of Mexico. Life Force suggests flying into Los Cabos (SJD). The drive from the Los Cabos airport to Las Cruces is 3 hours and we will organize a shuttle to the retreat location for $75 round trip per person.

 

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A valid passport is required for all foreign visitors to Mexico. In preparation for your trip, please read our Travel Planning Guide for important tips and information. Life Force recommends purchasing "Cancel For Any Reason"  travel insurance in the unlikely event of a trip cancellation due to low enrollment.


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