pilates in oaxaca
A movement and cultural retreat with Sarah Honer
June 19 - 25, 2018
Join Sarah for a 6-night retreat in the beautiful city of Oaxaca this summer. We will be staying at the unique Casa Colonial, next door to their private artist’s retreat, Obracadobra. Each morning, we begin with a vigorous Pilates class before breakfast is made-to-order, prepared in house by the Casa’s Oaxacan chefs. Each evening, we will explore a fascia-focused Stretch & Relax class followed by a light supper (‘cena’) at 8pm. The middle of the day will be yours for exploring the area. We will have 2 organized group tours led by a certified tour guide. I’m so excited to share this retreat with you.
Location: Oaxaca, Oaxaca Mexico at Casa Colonial
Included in your package will be 6 nights stay at the Casa, breakfast each morning, a light supper each evening, a rigorous morning core-focused Pilates class, a stretch/relaxation/alignment class in the evening, 1 day off, and 2 group excursions including hands-on experience of local art culture. The breakfast each day is ample and tends to keeps folks full. Lunch (also available by order at the Casa), other snacks, and any alcoholic beverages will be charged to your room. Good food is inexpensive in Oaxaca and our hosts at Casa Colonial have suggestions for us. We are staying in the heart of the city in walkable distance to fantastic food, museums, shops, markets, and the main tourist area surrounding the Zolcalo (town square). Walking in Oaxaca is safe, beautiful, and plentiful.
Sample Daily Itinerary (subject to change):
8am - 9am Pilates Class
9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10am - 6pm Free Time/Excursions
6pm - 7pm Stretch and Restore Class
8pm: Cena (light supper)
$250 deposit due to hold your spot. Deposits are non-refundable after April 19. If you need a refund before April 19, there is a $100 processing fee.
Balance due by May 19. No refunds, on balance or deposits, after May 19 unless someone can take your place (minus $100 processing fee).
Checks: payable to Spira Pilates Studio. Mail to 304 W. Weaver St., Carrboro, NC 27510.
Shared double room (price per person): $970
Larger room with it’s own bathroom and some have 2 beds, some have one large bed.
Single person in a single room: $1030
Smaller room. Only 2 available with private bathrooms.
Single person in a double room: $1090
Larger room with it’s own bathroom.
You must book your own airfare.
Travel days are June 19 and 25.
Final arrival airport: OAXACA, MEXICO (OAX).
There are flights available on our dates with only one stop in Houston, through United Airlines. Customs is very easy when entering Mexico through the small OAX airport.
If you travel through Mexico City, Make sure you have plenty of time to get through customs. I have found that a longer layover in Mexico City on the way to Oaxaca is best. Talk to me about what to expect in that airport if it is your first time.
Remember to check the tally of “total flight time” as some flights are much longer than others. Flights are currently around $800.
If you choose, I can organize for our tour guide to pick you up at the airport for an additional fee paid directly to him. Please let me know if you would prefer this service.
There is inexpensive group transportation available at the airport if you do not choose to add on the pickup/drop off option. Often, many people are arriving at once and we can coordinate this option with the group.