Courtesy of: Elemental Yoga Retreats
Elemental Yoga Retreats is a lifestyle division of Elements Yoga & Wellness Center, and an award-winning boutique yoga studio based in Darien, Conn.
The company is developing destination yoga retreats with a holistic, spiritual and cultural component at world-class properties throughout the globe.
Elements Yoga & Wellness Center has been voted “The Best” yoga studio in Connecticut for six consecutive years by Greenwich Magazine, Westport Magazine, and New Canaan, Darien & Rowayton Magazine.
Elements Yoga & Wellness Center is a spiritually-centered school that offers various styles and levels of yoga as well as expert instruction from acclaimed teachers representing a full and diverse spectrum of disciplines.
The studio’s retreat division was formed to host intimate yoga retreats at boutique properties aimed at invoking a total-body transformation. Culturally influenced by their locations, retreats will uniquely combine inner work with outdoor adventure to re-balance the mind, center the soul and nourish the spirit.
Enriching activities inspired by local custom and heritage in concert with deep yoga practice and spiritual meditation create a singular experience for soul-searching travelers and yoga practitioners.
Elemental Yoga Retreat’s inaugural “Mystical Mayan Adventure,” will be held November 7-11, 2010 at award-winning Ceiba del Mar Beach & Spa Resort in sleepy Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, on the picturesque shores of a private, white-sand beach, serene and secluded Ceiba del Mar boasts numerous hospitality accolades, a limited-number of ocean-view suites, fine dining and a destination spa.
In keeping with its commitment to and exploration of local culture, the “Mystical Mayan Adventure” will be Mesoamerican-influenced and feature restorative yoga and meditation, as well as a complementary Temazcal Ceremony, discounted spa therapies and optional cultural activities.
Boutique properties in Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands are among the destinations tapped to host similar yoga retreats in 2011.
Elements Yoga & Wellness Center is owned by and operated by the husband and wife team of Bruce Bassock, a former commodity and equity trader turned yogi whose effective Yoga for Men program garnered national attention from The New York Times and Yoga Journal; and Donna Kuebler, a Fairfield County 40 Under 40 recipient, supporter of many non-profits, and the Program Director of Fit Yoga Magazine.
Bassock and Rita Trieger, founder and editor-in-chief of Fit Yoga Magazine; author of Yoga Heals Your Back and Tranquil Mind; a yoga conference speaker; and a well-respected yoga and meditation instructor, will lead Elemental Yoga Retreats.
Donna Kuebler was quoted, “Our goal is to provide modern travelers and individuals who want to cultivate self-awareness while relaxing, staying fit and having fun with exactly that opportunity.”
Kuebler continues, “When practice is over we enjoy getting to know the people who attend our retreats to develop a traveling community of like-minded, fun-loving, adventurous yogis.”