what is an eat stretch nap retreat?

An EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat is a life-changing wellness retreat that leaves you feeling more focused, clear and relaxed about every aspect of your life. We teach Yoga, Meditation + Ayurveda practices to busy people who want more time and more space to focus on their health - physically, mentally, emotionally + spiritually.

Whether you’re brand new to yoga or have practiced for years, an EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat will inspire you to live your healthiest + happiest life. It’s designed to increase your self-awareness, flexibility + strength while being in nature, meeting new friends + having fun!


 

"This retreat changed my life. As someone who had felt like life wasn't being lived unless it was at 1000 mph, I needed to eat, stretch, + nap.... and that is exactly what I did! Cat + Brian led us through almost 4 hours of yoga + meditation per day [a huge increase from my typical 0] ++ showed me that slowing down allows you to live life to the fullest."

-Sarah Clem, EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat Participant

 

 

who is an eat stretch nap retreat for?

If you're someone with high standards who is too busy living your work-filled life to dedicate the time + energy you really want towards living the healthy life you imagine, this yoga retreat is for you. Our ideal students typically fall into these 3 categories:

  • Aspiring yogis who dream of being flexible, self-aware and confident in themselves, their bodies, + wherever they are in life right now
  • Time-starved people who want to learn how to shut their mind off and do every yoga pose right
  • Handstand-phobes who want to stop being afraid of getting their feet off the ground

+ of course, very sexy, cool beautiful people like to go on EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreats ;)

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when + where is the next eat stretch nap retreat?

The next EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat is Saturday, January 12, 2019 - Saturday January 19, 2019 (7 nights) at Xinalani Retreat Center in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. 

Xinalani is a 10-acre TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner with top-ranked specialty lodging that puts mind and body wellness front and center. The property setting in and of itself will get you into zen mode in no time. All retreat facilities, from the thatched-roofed meditation cabin and jungle studio to the greenhouse, are designed to highlight the incredible mountain, beach and jungle scenery; there’s even a yoga sand terrace, where you can occasionally see a pelican swoop in! Spend your hours watching for whales or exploring the lush canopy, among so many other options. And if you still don’t feel rested, there’s always your room – it’s perched on stilts, above the ocean, so you can fall asleep to the lapping of the Mexican Pacific. To keep you in top form, its restaurant offers healthy cuisine, using local ingredients and freshly caught seafood. For staying hydrated, the waters from fresh-cut coconuts complement smoothies and cocktails at the bar. And of course, for your twice daily yoga, you have Brian and Cat leading you into the most blissfully awesome savasanas and ultimate meditative states.

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what does a day look like on an eat stretch nap retreat?

Imagine waking up to the sound of the ocean and soft light of the sunrise. Gently ease your body and mind into the day with a deep full body stretch, mindful movement, guided breathing, and all the hands-on adjustments your body craves. Afterward, eat as much as want during a buffet style organic breakfast…mm! The rest of the day is completely yours to choose what fits your style: you can chill out on the beach, hike through the jungle, kayak through the sea, perfect your watercolor skills, explore hidden waterfalls, zip line from tropical treetop to treetop, learn to surf, get an ocean-side massage that makes you feel like a thin mint, drink margaritas and eat chips + guac literally all day – it’s up to you! There’s so much to do!

We’ll close down the night together with a sweaty vinyasa yoga practice focused on strengthening your core followed by a workshop on how to incorporate Ayurvedic Self-Care into your normal day. Then you can freshen up in your open-air hot shower and put your party clothes on for a gourmet, Mexican-inspired dinner with all your new friends. Let the twinkling stars and gentle darkness seduce you into a gorgeous restful sleep – or stay up all night dancing to Despacito by Justin Bieber…it’s your choice! You do you :)


 

"I had never been on a trip like this with so many 'strangers.' it felt very fun and freeing to let go and j u s t  b e."

-jennifer dooley, EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat Participant

 

 

what is included on an eat stretch nap retreat?

7 nights accommodation at Xinalani Retreat Center

3 deliciously healthy vegetarian or vegan meals per day 

2 Yoga + Meditation Classes per day, morning + evening

Unlimited coffee, tea, fruit + granola

Ayurveda Self-Care Workshop

Partner Yoga on the Beach Workshop

Round-trip airport transportation to + from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) to Xinalani Retreat Center

Boat ride to + from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) to Xinalani Retreat Center

Kayak + snorkel equipment 

All taxes

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What is not included?

Airfare, travel insurance, alcoholic beverages, optional excursions (surf lessons, adventures, eco tours etc.) and/or spa services


 

After it was over, I realized I had just been experiencing true happiness. I just felt so incredibly lucky to have had this entire experience. It really makes you appreciate things in your life that maybe you can take for granted."

-Michelle Pitts, EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat Participant

 

 

WHAT'S THE INVESTMENT? Are there any special discounts?

Your investment depends on your room type. We have single, double and dormitory options available.

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ECO-CHIC SUITE

Single Occupancy: $3,885 per person

With the best locations on the property, these open-air suites have the most spectacular ocean views and unique zen-chic settings. Each has either one king size bed or two double beds with pillow top mattresses, luxury linen, and beautiful mosquito netting. All Eco-Chic Suites have a private terrace, hammock, sitting area, private open air hot shower + bathroom, closet, and a safe locker to deposit valuables.

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ECO-CHIC SUITE
 

Double Occupancy:  $2,885 per person - SOLD OUT

With the best locations on the property, these open-air suites have the most spectacular ocean views and unique zen-chic settings. Each has either one king size bed or two double beds with pillow top mattresses, luxury linen, and beautiful mosquito netting. All Eco-Chic Suites have a private terrace, hammock, sitting area, private open air hot shower + bathroom, closet, and a safe locker to deposit valuables.

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BIG PALAPA

8 Person Dorm: $1,985 per person - SOLD OUT

The Big Palapa is a spacious, 880 sq. ft. dorm-style room with amazing ocean and jungle views. It has two luxurious bathrooms, and each bed has its own mosquito net, nightstand and a drawer under the bed. It’s the best option for budget-savvy and community-seeking yogis and travelers.

 

Meet Your Instructors

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Cat Aldana - 500 HouR ADvanced Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Practitioner + MINDSET Coach

Cat Aldana is the Founder of EAT STRETCH NAP™ and 6+ year Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500). She is a Master Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainer of the nationwide chain, AIR® Aerial Fitness and a widely sought after corporate wellness consultant and speaker. Her passion for yoga stems from her contagious love for dance, holistic wellness and personal + professional development. Cat's fun loving + energetic personality, deep empathy, and gentle motivation create an extraordinary atmosphere of calm in all her classes and inspire her students to trust their inner wisdom and strength. 
 
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Brian Witten - 500 Hour AdvanceD Yoga Instructor Ayurvedic Practitioner + Functional Movement Specialist

Brian Witten is a Fitness and Yoga Instructor with over 10 years of study and practice in Kinesiology, Health + Exercise Science and Yoga. Brian's understanding of the human body and movement blends Western science and Eastern philosophy in a way that is unique + awe-inspiring. He incorporates traditional yoga techniques along with conscious movement practices to create deeply revealing experiences, transformative for both the body and mind. He believes that any health or fitness goal can be achieved with a practice of conscious movement to strengthen awareness + gain a deeper knowledge of self. 
 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT HELLO@EATSTRETCHNAP.COM