San Miguel de Allende, Mexico ॐ Oct 27-Nov 2, 2019
Diwali + Dia de Los Muertos $TBD
20-25 hours studio time Yoga + Chanting + Meditation + Festival of Lights + Honoring Deceased
Dia de Los Muertos celebration activities (honoring deceased)
Diwali celebration activities (festival of lights)
Price includes: Tuition, events, some food (lodging is separate - ask for help if needed)
San Miguel de Allende is a stunning small colonial city located 4 hours northwest of the capital in the rolling hills of central Mexico. Once a prominent market town and the birthplace of Mexico's independence from Spain, it fell into decline and became a near ghost-town in the late 1800s. What remained became frozen in time, and it was declared a "historic and protected town" by the Mexican government in 1926. Gradually re-discovered by writers & artists, the city's historic cobblestone streets and adobe walled-buildings are now brimming with shops, cafes, & art galleries, and the city regularly finds itself atop "world's best" lists.
Daily Retreat Schedule (all optional if you choose more retreat time)
Sun Oct 27 - Divali - 5p-9p including supper
M-Th Oct 28-30 yoga + chanting 5p
Fr Nov 1 - 5-9p yoga, chanting, group supper at studio
Sat Nov 2 - 12 noon - all day and night - building your ofrenda, offerings to your passed loved ones at the studio
San Miguel de Allende in 60 seconds
The studio for the retreat, Float Sano, is located in the historic center of San Miguel at Hernandez Macias 12. The studio is newly built with floor to ceiling windows and an adjoining roof terrace, and houses a spa with float pods, infrared sauna, and massage space below.
1) Fly to Mexico City (MEX) + 4 hour bus ride to San Miguel de Allende. This is usually the cheapest option - average plane ticket is $350 RT from IND. First class busses in Mexico are well-equipped with toilets, spacious reclining seats, and individual movie screens. Bus ticket is around $25.
2) Fly to Queretaro (QRO) or Leon (BJX) + 1 1/2 hour shared shuttle to San Miguel de Allende. These are both smaller airports, in opposite directions but the same travel time to San Miguel. Plane tickets currently around $500 RT from IND, can range from $400 - $700. Shared shuttles are easily arranged to/from either airport for around $29.
LODGING OPTIONS - if not staying with us
As a popular tourist destination, San Miguel de Allende abounds with lodging options. Our retreat location is in the historic center of San Miguel. Some nearby options include:
1) La Catrina Hostel (~$20/night)
This hostel is located in the historic center, 3 blocks from the studio. TripAdvisor 4+ stars
2) Hotel Monteverde Best Inn (~$50/night)
This hotel is located in the historic center, 1 block from the studio. TripAdvisor 3+ stars
3) Case Nare (~$100/night)
This hotel is located in the historic center, 2 doors from the studio. TripAdvisor 5 stars
(Formerly known as Casa Arbol)
NEARBY OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Horseback riding tour to organic farm + gourmet meal
Mountain bike tours
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