Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico (PRWEB) November 21, 2012
Led by internationally-recognized Ayurveda Practitioner Mas Vidal, the Spa, Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat combines guided YogaVeda Meditation, healing spa treatments, amenities inspired by the native land, focus on one’s Inner Being, a menu of gourmet spa cuisine, and more. In addition, the founding director of Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda Studio in Los Angeles, Mas Vidal will conduct a complete Ayurvedic Consultation with attendees to determine individual goals and design an effective program. A percentage of profits from the retreat will be donated to charities in the community. The retreat will be held December 2nd-7th at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, featured in Forbes’ roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts and the 2012 Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Survey in the Top 25 Best Hotels in Mexico and the Top 100 Best Hotels Worldwide.
Throughout the Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat, in daily sessions, Mas Vidal will teach YogaVeda, a combination of Hatha Yoga and the ancient science of Ayurveda - founded on the scientific principles of Tri–dosha (water, fire and earth), showing the way of transformation for one new integral lifestyle. Guided deep meditation, Pranayama and chanting, and contemplative strolls with Mas Vidal will also be conducted daily. At the resort’s world-class spa, participants will experience daily healing spa treatments , including an Indian Head & Foot Massage, Indian Abhyanga & Shirodhara Massage, Velas Fish Therapy and more. Insuite bath rituals unlimited access to the revolutionary Water Journey, with clay room, ice room, plunge lagoon, and lounge area, are also part of the Retreat. Accommodations during the Retreat will be in one of the resort’s 1,100 sq ft Zen Grand Spa Suites, with a private terrace and plunge pool, interior jacuzzi, tranquil sitting area tropical garden view, and other spa amenities. A culinary tour through the five internationally acclaimed gourmet restaurants is available, in addition to pool and beach-side dining and 24-hour in-suite service.
Available for students of all levels, the Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat can be done in three or five nights at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, beginning December 2nd. Rates start at $3,200 per person in double occupancy and $3,800 in single occupancy for three nights without spa treatments. A Spa Package can be purchased as part of the retreat, or a 15% discount on spa services will be applied to retreat participants. All-inclusive rates include luxury spa suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, nightly entertainment, taxes, gratuity and more. For more information or reservations, please call Velas Resorts at 1-877-418-3067 in the U.S. or Canada, email spa(at)velasresorts(dot)com or visit http://www.velasresorts.com.
About Mas Vidal:
Mas Vidal is the Director and Founder of Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda (DSYA) in Los Angeles, California, the original center dedicated to the practice, education and lifestyle of the great Vedic sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. Since its opening in 2001 the center Mas has been committed to teaching an integral form of yoga that combines the classical yoga system of Patanjali, integrated with Ayurveda’s science of Tri-dosha. Under Mas Vidal’s direction DSYA has been recognized internationally for developing a strong balance between the mind-body relationship and the spiritual principles emphasized in both yoga and ayurveda. Mas Vidal strongly encourages education in a practical sense and as a way of life in his dynamic yoga classes. The center is aligned with various notable institutions of health and wellness, spirituality and higher learning throughout the United States, Europe and India and maintains interaction in the areas of consulting, research and providing educational materials.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Featured in Forbes’ roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances-- premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region’s largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa was named “Best Spa" in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures.
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