You Are Everything


Rancho De Las Cruces, Baja Mexico

yoga | adventure | nature 

Find a deeper connection with yourself + all of nature

Join Christie and VaZa in Baja, Mexico for a week-long yoga retreat this coming May! We’ll spend the week exploring each of the five elements in your yoga practice honoring your connection to yourself and everything around you.

You are the earth, the water, the air you breathe. You are the Sun, the Moon, the Stars and the Heavens! Each element of nature offers unique qualities to our experience of living and, together, they are the basis for our connection with everything around us. When we apply the five elements to our yoga practice, we have the ability to not only better connect with nature, but to also engage the meaningful characteristics of each within ourselves.

While two daily yoga classes and three meals per day will be provided, much of this time will be yours to disconnect so you can RE-connect with yourself. Between classes, feel free to explore the large retreat center property, adventure off to the beach, hike, or simply spend your time by the pool with a good book.

This is a week for YOU.


SLEEP | 7 nights at Rancho de Las Cruces  Resort

YOGA | 2 daily Vinyasa 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

May 19-26, 2019

La Paz, Baja

$3,150 Shared Room
$3,550 Private Room
Deposit: $750

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Teacher: VaZa

VaZa's dynamic approach guides students through a physically and spiritually expansive journey. Her teaching is unique in that her vigorous style is coupled with a strong focus on proper alignment and total body awareness. The use of personalized instruction helps students of any level harness the power that comes from an understanding of the relationship between breath and movement, body and mind. VaZa infuses her Vinyasa based and multifaceted knowledge of Yoga with personal passion to inspire students to truly listen to their bodies, leave their egos at the door, and - most importantly -reconnect with yourself!

The Yoga

We’ll be teaching Vinyasa yoga classes in an uplifting series exploring the 5 elements of nature. While classes will be dynamic + include challenging sequences involving fun/funky transitions with a focus on bhandas, breath and drishti, the practice is all about modification, self-expression, moving towards your goals and calming the nervous system while strengthening the body and mind. Students can expect a full-spectrum class with arm balances, inversions and backbends.

Teacher: Christie

In 2006, Christie attended her first yoga practice in the small town of Yountville, California - this event would forever change her life. Unconsciously on a path toward self-discovery, Christie began to realize the time on her mat was more than just a physical challenge; she had discovered a way of uniting body and mind, breath with mindful movement, and a way of living life making conscious, healthy decisions. Christie has studied with many teachers on her journey in yoga and she continues to meet new teachers - both on and off the mat - who nurture the spiritual and physical growth in her practice and teaching. She loves her students and is grateful to share the practice of yoga with others.


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


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.



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)


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.


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.




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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