SYS Wellness Retreat for Women 2018

Merida, Mexico

Why not Nicaragua, you ask?

Yes, our plans were set in stone. Fourteen of us were packed and ready for the  inaugural SYS retreat. Six days before our departure for Nicaragua, we heard of the civil unrest. Upon advisement from a friend at the US State Department, we made the decision. Did I mention this was six days before departure? AGH! The Nicaragua plans were bust. Yes, I freaked out just a little every other minute.

But we go with the flow! Many decisions were made in a few short days and an entirely new itinerary was planned. Hey, when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade, right? Wrong! You make a margarita. Vamos a Mexico!

It was an amazing retreat -- inspiring, profound, exciting, and fun. Plans are already taking shape for the next one! 

ancient Maya

ancient Maya

the sacred tree

the sacred tree

hot pink plumeria

hot pink plumeria

this way to the pool

this way to the pool

the water element

the water element

a Mexican Monday

a Mexican Monday

a morning meditation

a morning meditation

Lupe, the Mayan shaman

Lupe, the Mayan shaman

upward salute a la agua

upward salute a la agua

sunset salutations

sunset salutations

R&R for our fearless leader

R&R for our fearless leader

ahh the colors of Mexico

ahh the colors of Mexico

door to a sweet private suite

door to a sweet private suite

loving life

loving life

roomies in the shade

roomies in the shade

Mexi-toes

Mexi-toes

this way to the spa

this way to the spa

framed by nature

framed by nature

female figurine at La Quinta Montes

female figurine at La Quinta Montes

music and dancing in Merida

music and dancing in Merida

quiet time

quiet time

the singing bowl awaits

the singing bowl awaits

sharing some stillness

sharing some stillness

a peaceful path

a peaceful path

legs-up-the-library

legs-up-the-library

our yoga space

our yoga space

Hanuman @ Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

Hanuman @ Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

revering Chichen Itza

revering Chichen Itza

the chapel at Hacienda

the chapel at Hacienda

dining in Merida

dining in Merida

door to the presidential suite

door to the presidential suite

massage al fresco

massage al fresco

dining under the sacred tree

dining under the sacred tree

shopping shopping shopping

shopping shopping shopping

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