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					       7 Day Yoga Sadhana Intensive
                                                         Mexico!
                             March 1- 8, 2009 Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico

                                                             with
                                  Marion (Mugs) McConnell, E-RYT500, SYVCA, SOYA, IYTA, YABC
                                                             &
                              Katherine Labonte, E-RYT500, SYVCA, SOYA, IYTA, YAA, Ashtanga

              Deepening all aspects of your Practice
                            applying
                            Sivananda &
                     Ashtanga Principles
                  Your spiritual yoga practice comes in many shapes and forms –
                                asana, japa, meditation, yoga nidra…

                           Get inspired and have FUN in the SUN!
                            This retreat is for experienced Hatha Yoga students.
                It is eligible for SOYA Teacher Training credits and Yoga Alliance CEUs.
Marion (Mugs) McConnell studied under the late Swami Vishnudevananda in the Sivananda system of Yoga in their Advanced Training in
1978. She also studied with the late Dr. Hari Dickman, a key disciple of Swami Sivananda. Mugs is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500),
Yoga Teacher Trainer for the South Okanagan Yoga Assoc. and the Canadian Representative for the International Yoga Teachers’ Association.
She has been teaching over 30 years, in Canada, United States, Puerto Rico, Spain, Mexico and Australia.

Katherine Labonte is a certified Teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Advanced Training and has studied Ashtanga Yoga with David Swensen in
Primary and Second Series. She has also studied Yoga with Richard Miller, Mukunda Styles, Manju Jois, Donna Holleman, Donna Farhi …
She is a Primary Teacher for the SOYA Teacher Training Program, a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500), and teaching yoga for 17 years.

Registration BEFORE Dec 15th, 2008: $1200.00 / Registration AFTER Dec 15th, 2008: $1500.00
     Includes 7 nights shared accommodation, 6 hours of yoga daily, daily breakfast, workshop, and taxes.
                  For rates without accommodation, or for non-participating spouses, see Information sheet.

Location: Hacienda de Melaque, Moreles #49, Melaque, state of Jalisco, Mexico
          Melaque is 30 minutes north of the Manzanillo Airport
To Register contact: Mugs McConnell 250-492-2587 or Katherine Labonte at 403-981-3334
Email: mugs@yogaessentials.com or k.labonte@dharmaspirit.ca
                                        MEXICO RETREAT INFORMATION

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY FEES?
Your fees include 7 nights shared accommodation, 7 breakfasts (daily at 10:45am), daily prasad, and 42 hours of Yoga
Instruction (eligible towards SOYA Teacher Training hours or Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units). You will have free
time every day from 11am to 4:30 pm to hang out at the beach!

Hacienda de Melaque (www.haciendademelaque.com ) is a beautiful retreat centre a few blocks from the beach and central
Melaque. It has lovely gardens, pools, spa and a good restaurant on site. Check it out!

ACCOMMODATIONS:
We have reserved 4 large Bungalows for this retreat. Each Bungalow is fully equipped and has a full kitchen, living room with
cable tv, dining room, deck with table and chairs, and a phone. We are basing the costs on 3-4 people per Bungalow, with
either 1 person per double bed and 2 in the king-size bed, or 1 person per bed including the sofa-bed. Preference is given for
room choices on a first-come-first-serve basis, with payment intact.

        •   One bedroom has a king-size bed, private bathroom, cable tv and private entrance. (This is a great room for
            couples attending, or can function well for a “semi-private” room).
        •   The second bedroom has 2 double beds and a bathroom across the hall. The sofa in the living room has a good
            sofa-bed (not like our Canadian ones, but a firm Mexican one).

No Accommodation needed? If you do not need accommodation, the early registration fee is $980 per person, and late
registration is $1280.

Bringing a parter? If you wish to bring a partner/spouse and they do not wish to participate in the retreat, their cost will be
$350 which includes 7 nights accommodation and the daily breakfast at 10:45am. Participants will be given reference for
accommodations; please confirm with us FIRST before registering spouses to ensure we have rooms still available at this price.
(More rooms may be available for us to reserve, but we need to confirm the price is the same).

SCHEDULE OF CLASS TIMES:
Retreat runs from March 1-8, 2009
March 1st, Sunday: 4:30-7:30pm
March 2-7, Monday to Saturday: 7:30-10:30am followed by breakfast, and 4:30 to 7:30pm daily
March 8, Sunday: 7:30-10:30am followed by breakfast

FLIGHT INFORMATION: You will fly into Manzanillo in the state of Colima. The airport is 20 minutes away. Taxis
cost approximately $40 to Melaque. We will check into whether or not the hotel provides a pick up service at a better rate.

METHOD OF PAYMENT: Mastercard, Visa, American Express. If you wish to pay by cheque or Money Order, please
contact mugs@yogaessentials.com to arrange.

CANCELLATION POLICY: $100 non refundable per person.

REGISTRATION FORM, HEALTH SURVEY AND WAIVER:
Please fill out the attached Registration Form, Health Survey and sign the Waiver.

WHAT TO BRING: Light summer clothing (usually it is 30 degrees C in the day and about 20-22 degrees at night), swim
wear, sweater or light jackets for layering in the cool mornings, yoga clothes, yoga mat, yoga blanket, meditation shawl if you
have one, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, flashlight, beach towel. You get a good exchange withdrawing pesos at the local
bank machine with your bank card, but you should bring some pesos along for your first day.
                               Registration Information for Mexico Retreat
Name:_________________________________________________________________________________


Mailing Address_______________________________________________City_______________________


Province__________________Postal Code _____________Phone:________________________________


Email______________________________________________

Breakfast: Breakfasts will be vegetarian: Please note if you eat DAIRY. Indicate below if you have OTHER dietary
concerns, such as allergies to certain foods.
I eat Dairy:   yes______     no:_______ Other dietary Concerns:_______________________________________




Accommodation Choice: please indicate your preference for accommodation. Requests are filled on a first come
first served basis, and we will do our best to meet your requests.

    Room with King-Size Bed: check one [         one person (single) OR      two people sharing (both attending retreat) ]
    Double bed in room with two double beds                  Sofa-bed in Living room

** If you wish to bring a partner but your partner does not want to attend the retreat, please contact us first to
confirm room arrangements and rates at mugs@yogaessentials.com .


Flight Information: We assume all flights arrivals and departures will be in the Manzanillo Airport


Arrival day and time:_____________________                Departure day and time:________________


Flight #______________________                            Flight #_______________________

Note: We will inform you if we can arrange for Airport pickups and what the cost is. Taxi rates for pickups depend on the
number of people requiring them (approximately $40 per taxi). Payment to be made directly to the Taxi driver unless
otherwise suggested.


Payment Information:
Please enclose the full amount based on your registration date BEFORE Dec 15th, 2008 or AFTER Dec 15th, 2008
Visa/ Mastercard / American Express: circle one
# __________________________________________ expiry date:______________ Amount:_______________


Name on Card:_________________________________________________________
Mail your Application Form, Health Survey and signed Waiver, along with payment to:
        Katherine Labonte, Mexico Retreat, 67 Gleneagles Terrace, Cochrane Alberta T4C 1W5

Or you may email in your application to mugs@yogaessentials.com and phone us with your credit card number at
250-492-2587. For further information, email mugs@yogaessentials.com or k.labonte@shaw.ca
                    MEXICO RETREAT HEALTH SURVEY & WAIVER
Please answer the following questions by circling Yes or No. Use the back of page if necessary.
1. Have you ever had whiplash or any other neck problems?                                 Yes              No
       (if Yes, please explain)


2. Do you have high or low blood pressure?                                   Normal       High             Low

3. Do you suffer from chronic back pain?                                                  Yes              No
       (if Yes, please explain)


4. Have you ever had back surgery or a serious injury?                                    Yes              No
       (if Yes, please explain)




5. Do you suffer from insomnia?                                                           Yes              No


6. Has a doctor ever told you that you have a bone or joint problem (such as arthritis,   Yes              No
bursitis, osteoporosis)? (if Yes, please explain)



7. Do you suffer from diseases of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and/or liver?                Yes              No

8. Are you pregnant?                                                                      Yes              No

9. Are you on any medication? (if Yes, please explain)                                    Yes              No



10. Do you suffer from Hemorrhoids?                                                       Yes              No

11. Do you suffer from Hernia?                                                            Yes              No
       (if Yes, please explain what kind of Hernia)

12. Is there anything else concerning your health you should tell your yoga instructor?    Yes             No
         (If Yes, please explain)


                                       ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND WAIVER
I,                                             , declare the above information to be accurate and true. I acknowledge that I
understand that Yoga is not a medical procedure, and the Yoga Teacher will not be providing a diagnosis of any medical
problems or concerns, which I may have. I understand that Yoga is a process of integration intended to facilitate wholeness,
body-awareness and self-awareness. I also understand that I am solely responsible for my health, safety and well-being. I
agree that I will inform the Yoga Teacher of any activity or movement which I cannot safely perform, and that I will not
perform any activity or movement, which I feel is likely to cause me to injure myself. I agree to hold the Yoga Teachers and
the South Okanagan Yoga Association harmless from any and all responsibility for any injury which I may sustain during or
as a result of my Yoga sessions.

Dated:                                      Signed:__________________________________

				
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