By Jeanine Lee Kitchel
Enjoy the Caribbean sea and yoga on the beach at Azulik Eco Resort in Tulum, Mexico, this winter and in the process help out yogaHope, a non-profit outreach program that’s been helping homeless women, victims of domestic violence, and women in substance abuse programs through rehabilitative yoga programs in Boston. The week long yoga retreat begins February 24.
According to Sue Jones, founder and executive director of yogaHope, yoga has been shown to produce motivation and change for underserved women by helping them regain their vital center of energy and stability. Jones, herself a survivor, along with 40 other yoga volunteer instructors have taught 450 women in 3000 classes in homeless shelters and substance abuse facilities in the Boston area.
This all inclusive luxury vacation, which includes food, lodging and all activities, has a $2500 fee, and $1000 of that will go directly to yogaHope. Airfare to Mexico should be purchased separately.
Along with daily yoga, activities will include going to the pyramids at Tulum, spa treatments, snorkeling in the Caribbean as well as in freshwater cenotes, and a visit to the 1.3 million acre biosphere of Sian Ka’an.
Azulik Eco Resort (www.azulik.com) is a small cluster of 15 private beach front villas, constructed in native hardwoods with large private decks and floor to ceiling windows to take in the spectacular ocean views. For further information or to register, check out yogaHope’s website at www.yogahope.org.