the journey continues…with Halle becker & Loren bassett

march 24-29, 2017

Amansala eco-chic resort in Tulum, Mexico

Join us on the beautiful beaches of Tulum for Year 6 of Sweat and Surrender. This retreat will be led by two of the country’s most beloved yoga/fitness teachers  Halle ‘Homegirl’ Becker & Loren ‘Vegas’ Bassett and will also feature guest teacher/assistant the mighty Julia Stephens!

We will be your hosts for 5 blissful days of yoga and workshops, healthy food, frolicking in the sea and laughter. Come one, come all…..open your heart, open your soul, expand your practice and go home looking and feeling better than when you arrived.

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sweat & surrender leaders :

Halle Becker

Halle (aka HOMEGIRL YOGA) has been a yoga practitioner for over 15 years.   She cites her influences as Shiva Rea, John Friend, Isauro Fernandez, Loren Bassett, Sandra Loring and most importantly her guru – Sponge Bob Squarepants . She has run yoga retreats around the world and is delighted to be reunited with her favorite teacher partners for this special Tulum retreat! She mixes a strong dose of music, spiritual message and humor with an intense vinyasa flow in her class called “sweat and surrender”.

Halle has recently been the featured yoga teacher for Lululemon at their World Conference and also voted ‘Favorite Yoga Teacher’ in New York City.  Her personality and enthusiasm are contagious and her classes are a ton of fun!  She also gets bodies moving at SoulCycle in NYC weekly.  If you haven’t, do yourself a favor and get into one of her packed classes, you won’t regret it!  homegirlyoga.com

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A long-time competitive athlete, Loren Bassett has always valued health and fitness. “Working out and physical fitness have been my sanctuary from the time I could walk.” states Loren. The profound physical, mental, and spiritual impact of practicing hot power yoga inspired her to become a teacher and share it with others.

A natural born leader, she is the ultimate power yogi; a rare combination of grace and power, yin and yang, masculine and feminine. Her class embodies a rigorous, athletic flow emphasizing strength, flexibility, and balance that will take you to your edge, while maintaining inner peace. Her goal is to inspire you to be courageous and confident on, and off, the mat. Loren will challenge you to take risks, live authentically, and embrace your inner beauty. She is an innovator, a leader, a mentor – a true inspiration.  lorenbassett.com

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Julia is known for her playful, athletic, hands-on approach — always ready to challenge with a variety of fitness options. Whether you require private training or a dynamic class loaded with positive vibes and great music, her sessions are always unique and fully customized to suit the environment. Yoga classes range from the structured discipline of Ashtanga to freestyle versions of Vinyasa and Power Flow. Treat yourself to a 1-on-1 Private Workout Session with Julia and add a blissful cool down with Thai Yoga Massage. It’s fast and easy to find Julia anytime at her locations in the New York City metropolitan area and sometimes in destination cities around the globe.

Julia is a native of Cologne, Germany, who has spent most of her adult life on the East Coast of the USA. She is a Certified Registered Yoga Teacher via PURE Yoga NYC and is certified by the Integral Institute in Thai Yoga Massage.  juliastephens-fitness.com

Halle and Loren will co-teach this retreat bringing a beautiful balance to the yoga experience. Julia will lead specialty classes and assist during the retreat.  Classes are for all-levels.


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