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Yoga Retreat in Mexico with Heather

February 2 - February 7

Ready for some downtime?

Join us for a Yoga Retreat in Mexico




February 2nd – 7th,  2024
Casa Tara 

located on the shores of the Sea of Cortez on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula


Our retreat includes:

  • An incredible property:  6 days and 5 nights appreciating the awe-inspiring views from the Sea of Cortez.
  • Enjoy the practice of Iyengar Yoga: Daily sessions with Heather in our private space overlooking the water.
  • Nourish yourself: Three delicious, organic vegetarian meals each day.
  • Deeply relax: Hot tubs, fire pits and luxurious spa services.
  • Explore your surroundings:  Ample time to explore this area considered “the world’s aquarium”.
  • Connect:  Enjoy being with like-minded people.

This is your opportunity:

take a real break and nourish your spirit!



Taking a week off from your life will have incredible physical, mental, and emotional benefits. It is a time to disconnect from your devices, reconnect with nature and hear yourself think.  You can nourish the connection you have with your self.  Truely, this is an opportunity to feel supported through the connection to nature, community and self.

We will have pranayama, asana, and philosophy study together. And, plenty of time to rest in the hammock and enjoy an excursion or two. You can expect the food to be incredible, and the conversation to be meaningful.

This part of the Baja peninsula is considered the world’s aquarium, with a unique interplay between sun, water and sand. You can look forward to daily walks on the beach, watching the dolphins play and checking out the unique rock formations. We can be in and out of the water trying kayaking, sup or even kite surfing depending on the weather.

Or stay on the property and enjoy the amenities! Casa Tara itself has an outdoor pool overlooking the sea, a pampering spa, and excellent restaurant.   You can enjoy the kayaks, stand up paddle boards and cabanas located on site.   The stunning bedrooms invite deep relaxation and a restful sleep.


“In a quiet retreat center,

teeming with birdlife, I got to drop into myself and my yoga practice.  Heather beautifully guided us with well-planned sequencing designed to help deepen and replenish.  It was a true privilege.”
~Douglas J. Chermak


“I had imagined that
I would leave your retreat with a sense of peace, balance, increased confidence in my poses, and an uplifted chest.  What I hadn’t imagined was how uplifted my soul and the corners of my mouth were at the end of those sublime days.”
~Ingrid S.

Amazing Accommodations

The spectacular property will allow you to

rest, relax, and recharge.


Casa Tara is designed for tranquility and a soothing atmosphere. It is a small property with only 12 rooms so that you get personalized attention.

All bedrooms are spacious, with warm, inviting décor and private bathrooms.

You will have a private garden or balcony attached to your room that offers outdoor seating and views.





$2750 Double Occupancy


$3150 for Single Occupancy

$2350 for participants not doing yoga



  • Your accommodations and use of this incredible property
  • 3 delicious meals per day, with plenty of options to meet your dietary needs.
  • Asana and pranayama classes each day.
  • Two philosophy and Q&A programs
  • Beach access with stand-up paddle boards, an infinity pool and hot tub for you to enjoy.
  • Free evenings to stargaze and enjoy conversations around the fire-pit
  • WIFI
  • Air conditioning
  • 19% state tax
  • Peaceful down time and ample opportunities to explore the area

What is not included:

  • Airfare and ground transportation
  • Travel insurance
  • Spa treatments: Casa Tara has an incredible full-service spa
  • Additional adventures: kayaking, snorkeling and kite-boarding are popular
  • Staff Gratuities




3 pm | Arrival and Check-in
Asana Practice
Banquet and Welcome Ceremony

General Schedule

  • 8:30 am Light Breakfast
  • 10:00-12:30 pm Asana
  • 1 pm Lunch
  • Free Time
  • 5-6:15 pm Asana
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • Two evenings will include philosophy discussion and special activities

The actual schedule varies per day.  We will usually have two yoga-related activities together each day, whether it be pranayama, asana or group discussion.

The morning classes will be asana classes geared toward all levels.

The afternoon classes will be geared toward your specific interests and include restorative asana. We can focus on typical conditions we all face such as back pain, and issues in the neck and shoulders. These two afternoon sessions will help retreat participants and serve as teacher education for those who teach.

We will have afternoons free for activities on your own. Casa Tara is located near a UNESECO world heritage site and biosphere reserv.  There is an incredible abundance of wildlife to enjoy. Hiking islands, snorkeling in the coral reefs and seeing whales can be part of the trip.




This program is especially aimed at adventurous people with an interest in personal growth, self-inquiry and conscious connection with oneself and fellow travelers.

A retreat is a quiet place that you go to in order to withdraw from the regular routine of daily life and rest in a private place.  So you should feel comfortable keeping your phone away (for the most part).

This program is for people who have at least 1 year experience studying Iyengar Yoga consistently.

We have a “non-yoga participant” rate if you plan to attend with a partner or friend.


La Paz is the closest airport to Casa Tara.  Los Cabos is also a good option.  Once you arrive, travel from either the airport is straightforward. You can rent a car. And, we can arrange group vans and taxis.

From Oakland, you can fly on Volaris to La Paz, and have a 45 min drive to Casa Tara. Or fly on Southwest, Alaska Air and many other airlines into Los Cabos (Cabos San Lucas). Its a 2 hr 15 min drive from that airport to Casa Tara.

If you do want to rent a car, we can assist with options prior to your arrival. This option will give you more freedom to drive around and explore the surroundings. Casa Tara has deals available with Budget Car Rental in both cities, Los Cabos and La Paz.

When considering your travel arrangements, we start on Friday @ 4 pm and end on Wednesday @ 11 am.




Heather Haxo Phillips (she/her) is Director of Adeline Yoga and a senior certified Iyengar yoga instructor at Level 3.

Her additional certifications include: Certified Yoga Therapist (c-IAYT), Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher and Yoga Alliance E-500 level instructor. She has specialized yoga therapy training which includes scoliosis, musculoskeletal injuries and pain management.  One of her asana-related specialties is women’s health.

Heather has a deep commitment to the ancient teachings which includes mantra sadhana (chanting) and Sanskrit, pranayama and yoga philosophy.  You can expect to find aspects of this in all of Heather’s classes.

Heather deepens her own practice by studying regularly with other senior Iyengar teachers, Sanskrit and Vedic scholars, and the Iyengar family in Pune.

Heather is a long time mentor and assessor.  She currently serves on several IYNAUS committees including the Assessment Committee. She is past President of the Board of Directors for the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California and an active volunteer for the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States.

Heather has traveled widely throughout the world, especially places off the beaten path.  She is known for her well-organized events and retreats.

Cancellation Policy

When we receive your deposit, we reserve your room.  Your $500 deposit is not refundable.  Cancellations received before December 15 will get a full refund minus the $500 deposit. No refunds will be given for cancellations after December 15.

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