About the class:
Workshop Cost: $2.495.00*
• Six day workshop with your instuctor
• 8 Nights Lodging at Casa del Sotano, (based on double occupancy*)
• 1 free day to explore and shop
• 1 Bienvenido Fiesta! ( Welcome Party! )
• 7 Sumptuous Breakfasts
• 6 Exceptional Group Meals
• Airport Transfers to/from Oaxaca Airport
• All Group Tours (including Seasons of My Heart Cooking School)
• A Festive Night on the Town
• A Farewell Dinner, Exhibition, and Concert
What’s Not Included:
• Most Lunches
• Workshop Supplies
• Gratuities for Hotel Staff and Drivers
* Single Room Supplement $400
A Note from Francesca
Viewing the world is the art of life. A clear and uncluttered mind helps us to be present and see our world in a more pure and healthy way. The ancient practices of yoga open our bodies and our mind’s eye to new ways of seeing, processing, and transforming, leaving us lighter, happier, and more at peace. Through the skillful techniques of Iyengar yoga classes and various practices of mindful meditation – using the breath, sound, and visual focus – Francesca will teach and encourage you on a beautiful spiritual adventure on your mats and through the magical streets and sacred areas of Oaxaca, Mexico.
NUTS & BOLTS:
Novices as well as seasoned practitioners are welcome. Please bring a mat, blocks, and a strap.
Francesca has over 20 years experience teaching including 12 years leading spiritual retreats.
Join Destination Arts in exploring the artistic and cultural heart of southern Mexico. Rich in colonial architecture, ancient ruins, and fine food, Oaxaca is secure in its identity as the City of Arts. Encircled by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains, Oaxaca sits at 5,000 feet on a fertile plateau with a spring-like climate year round. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this fascinating city was founded by the Spanish in 1532 in an area inhabited for centuries by 17 unique indigenous groups. The historic city center, where we will be staying, is teeming with galleries, crafts vendors, a native market, and some of the most gorgeous colonial architecture in Mexico.
The tour will include visits to pre-Colombian ruins such as Monte Alban and Mitla as well as various significant artistic sites in and around the valley of Oaxaca. Colonial streets, parks, the botanic gardens, and Oaxaca’s famed markets will be your classroom as you find your way around the city. In Oaxaca, you will find some of the best food in all of Mexico. Destination Arts guests will also have an option to participate in the renowned Seasons of My Heart Cooking School with chef and cookbook author Susana Trilling.
Hotel Casa del Sótano, a peaceful refuge in busy Oaxaca City, is built around a landscaped and leafy central courtyard. The hotel’s location is ideal — removed from the bustle of the Zocaló and Santo Domingo, but a short walk to both. The roof terrace is truly wonderful, providing one of the best views in town. Each of the unique guest rooms is clean and comfortable, with tasteful local decorations and a private bath. A delicious breakfast is served on the beautiful terrace daily, as well as a few of our dinners. You can have a cup of great Oaxacan coffee or chocolate or a light lunch with a view anytime.