Women In Wellness Schedule of Events

Women In Wellness
October 24 – November 4
Schedule of Events
*Schedule is tentative and some things may change. Do as much or as little as you want. Scroll to the bottom to see a list of unscheduled activities and side trips. We will be updating this as new activities become available.

PLEASE RSVP for all activities - some events are limited to the number of people who can attend.

Saturday October 24th

Arrive Cancun Airport and travel to Akumal

3:30 - 4:30 Stand Up Paddleboard Demonstration by Extreme Control Sports Center. The demonstration is free and you can schedule your own personal lessons if you like what you see.

5:30 - 6:30 Happy Hour at Lol-Ha Restaurant,
Blanca “Quita” Sanchez-Navarro's Salsa Workshop: “Finding Your Inner Rhythm While Relieving Stress” Cost: $10.00 plus happy hour drinks – 2 for 1.

Sunday October 25th


Enjoy Akumal.
Relax by the pool, shop, snorkel at Akumal Playa, Half Moon Bay or Yal Ku Lagoon

11:00 AM Belly Dancing Lessons at the Arch by Sexy Snake, Gynna Sainz. Cost 100 Pesos.

Monday October 26th

8:00 – 10:00 AM
Introduction to Yoga Workshop Balance strength and flexibility. Cost: $20.00

11:00 - 12:00 Calorie Burner's Water Fitness Class Free at the Lol Ha Pool. WaterART Certified instructor, Lydia Pontius will lead a one hour class for all levels.

2:30 – 4:00 PM DeStess for Success: A calmer inner you for all you want to do!
Join psychotherapist Blanca Sanchez-Navarro, LPC, LCDC, for a workshop series (take 1 or all 3 sessions) of interactive training to help you access balance of heart and mind. Through discussion and exercises Blanca will share techniques to unlock your best inner self. This workshop is designed for women who are tired of stress as the driving force in their lives and want a stronger sense of self and purpose to steer their daily lives. Each session is $28.00. Minimum 8 participants. This workshop is Mental Fitness Heart to Brain for Emotional Balance and Control.

5:30 – 7:00 PM Hatha Yoga Intermediate (3 years of practice or more). Cost $15.00

Tuesday October 27th

7:00 – 8:30 AM HATHA YOGA HA = Sun; THA = Moon. Together HATHA means forceful; balancing opposing energies. Cost $15.00

8:30 – 10:00 HATHA YOGA HA = Sun; THA = Moon. Together HATHA means forceful; balancing opposing energies. Cost $15.00

8:00 AM - 6PM Xel-Ha for the day. All Inclusive, eat, drink, snorkel and float down the lazy river.

6:30 - 8:00 PM Tulum at Night.



Wednesday October 28th

8:30 - 10:00AM HATHA YOGA HA = Sun; THA = Moon. Together HATHA means forceful; balancing opposing energies. Cost: $15.00

10:00 - 11:00 Water Fitness Class Free at the Lol Ha Pool. Certified instructors, Lydia Pontius, along with instructors Susan Hillyer and Diane Hoffman will lead a one hour class for all levels.

WaterART Fitness International's Julie Twynam arrives to offer her amazing water fitness training.

3:30 - 4:30 Stand Up Paddleboard Demonstration by Extreme Control Sports Center. The demonstration is free and you can schedule your own personal lessons if you like what you see.

5:30 PM Happy Hour at Lol Ha including: Blanca “Quita” Sanchez-Navarro's Salsa Workshop: “Finding Your Inner Rhythm While Relieving Stress” Cost: $10.00 plus happy hour drinks – 2 for 1.

7:00 PM Women In Wellness Dinner at Lol Ha $21.50 including 3 course dinner (see menu) and tea, coffee or soft drink. Entertainment during dinner includes Salsa Performance and Belly Dancing.

Thursday October 29th

9-5 WaterART Personal Trainer Certification Class
(Day one of two) Cost: $250.00 - $275.00

10:00 AM Specialty Workout Classes daily Finning- The Ultimate Butt Burner, Salsafit, Boxer & Kickers, Noodles and more! Cost: $129 for 8.0 CEC = 8.0 hour taken over 4 days! Free to others those who don't need CEC and want to just take the class.

12:00 – 1:00 Luncheon Fashion Show by Ixchel Boutique, cost: you pay for lunch the show is free.

4:00 PM Afternoon Classes daily: Walking, Fit Stretch & Back Program, Mindful Yoga & Tai Chi, Pilates and Core Training and more! Cost: $129 for 8.0 CEC = 8.0 hour taken over 4 days! Free to others those who don't need CEC and want to just take the class.

4:00 – 5:30 PM DeStess for Success: A calmer inner you for all you want to do!
A workshop series (take 1 or all 3 sessions) of interactive training to help you access balance of heart and mind. $28 per session. Minimum 8 participants. Say “No” Like It’s a Good Thing: Assertiveness and Other Handy Communication Techniques. In this fun & interactive workshop, Blanca will share how changing your communication style can free you from stressful interactions in work and interpersonal relationships.

5:30 – 7:00 PM Hatha Yoga Intermediate (3 years of practice or more). Cost $15.00

6PM - 10PM Playa Del Carmen's 5th Avenue shopping, people watching, and great food!

Friday October 30th

7:00 – 8:30 AM HATHA YOGA HA = Sun; THA = Moon. Together HATHA means forceful; balancing opposing energies. Cost $15.00

8:30 – 10:00 HATHA YOGA HA = Sun; THA = Moon. Together HATHA means forceful; balancing opposing energies. Cost $15.00

9-5 WaterART Personal Trainer Certification Class (Day two of two) 10:00 AM Specialty Workout Classes
daily Finning- The Ultimate Butt Burner, Salsafit, Boxer & Kickers, Noodles and more! Cost: $129 for 8.0 CEC = 8.0 hour taken over 4 days! Free to others those who don't need CEC and want to just take the class.

11 – 12:30 DeStess for Success: A calmer inner you for all you want to do! A workshop series (take 1 or all 3 sessions) of interactive training to help you access balance of heart and mind. $28 per session. Minimum 8 participants. Increase Your Personal Net Worth With an Investment in Self! Make an investment in yourself by attending this workshop in which Blanca will show you how to make choices that can enrich your life on all levels.

4:00 PM Afternoon Classes daily: Walking, Fit Stretch & Back Program, Mindful Yoga &Tai Chi, Pilates and Core Training and more! Cost: $129 for 8.0 CEC = 8.0 hour taken over 4 days! Free to others those who don't need CEC and want to just take the class.

5:30 - 6:30 PM Jewelry Show at LolHa Happy Hour Local artisan Nancy Poor will do a private showing of her handmade creations. The proceeds will go to CEA, the local environmental organization. Nancy specialized in one of a kind necklaces and earrings. Bring you money this is a great time to do some Holiday Shopping! And for a good cause.

Saturday October 31st

Halloween!

8:30 – 10:00 HATHA YOGA HA = Sun; THA = Moon. Together HATHA means forceful; balancing opposing energies. Cost $15.00

10:00 AM Specialty Workout Classes daily Finning- The Ultimate Butt Burner, Salsafit, Boxer & Kickers, Noodles and more! Cost: $129 for 8.0 CEC = 8.0 hour taken over 4 days! Free to others those who don't need CEC and want to just take the class.

4:00 PM Afternoon Classes daily : Walking, Fit Stretch & Back Program, Mindful Yoga &Tai Chi, Pilates and Core Training and more! Cost: $129 for 8.0 CEC = 8.0 hour taken over 4 days! Free to others those who don't need CEC and want to just take the class.

9:00 PM For those who are adventurous La Buena Vida throws an annual Halloween Party. Costumes are encouraged and the music and dancing will go into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday November 1st

Day of the Dead! It is a very popular Holiday and time to honor those who have passed. Relax or take a side trip.

11:00 AM Belly Dancing Lessons at the Arch by Sexy Snake, Gynna Sainz. Cost 100 Pesos.

Sunset Catamaran Cruise 2 hours $40 min 6 people max 20. Have a gorgeous sail and experience the sunset over the jungle and along the beach.

Monday November 2nd

7:00 – 8:30AM Hatha Yoga Basic
(Balance strength and flexibility). Cost: $15.00

9-5 WaterART Instructor Certification Cost $250 - $275

10:00 AM Specialty Workout Classes daily Finning- The Ultimate Butt Burner, Salsafit, Boxer & Kickers, Noodles and more! Cost: $129 for 8.0 CEC = 8.0 hour taken over 4 days! Free to others those who don't need CEC and want to just take the class.

4:00 PM Afternoon Classes daily : Walking, Fit Stretch & Back Program, Mindful Yoga &Tai Chi, Pilates and Core Training and more! Cost: $129 for 8.0 CEC = 8.0 hour taken over 4 days! Free to others those who don't need CEC and want to just take the class.

5:30 – 7:00 PM Hatha Yoga Intermediate (3 years of practice or more). Cost $15.00

Tuesday November 3rd

7:00 – 8:30 AM Anusara Yoga Intermediate
(3 years of practice or more). Cost $15.00

8:30 – 10:00 Anusara Yoga Basic (Step into the Universal Flow with physical alignment) Cost $15.00

9-5 WaterART Arthritis Instructor Certification Cost: $150 - $179

10 -4 WaterART Arthritis CEC Cost $99.00 - $119

OR
9-5
Mind and Body - a combination of Aqua Tai Chi, Pilate and Yoga.

10:00 AM Specialty Workout Classes daily Finnning- The Ultimate Butt Burner, Salsafit, Boxer & Kickers, Noodles and more! Cost: $129 for 8.0 CEC = 8.0 hour taken over 4 days! Free to others those who don't need CEC and want to just take the class.

4:00 PM Afternoon Classes daily Walking, Fit Stretch & Back Program, Mindful Yoga &Tai Chi, Pilates and Core Training and more! Cost: $129 for 8.0 CEC = 8.0 hour taken over 4 days! Free to others those who don't need CEC and want to just take the class.

Wednesday November 4th

Depart to Cancun Airport – later departures are suggested. You will want to enjoy your last morning breakfast in paradise.

Other Activities

Beach Walking
– Sunrise is the perfect time to stroll on Akumal Bay's sandy white beaches. But you can enjoy a healthy stroll any time day or night.

Kayaking – There are single and double kayaks available for rent.

Local Mayan Cooking Classes by Chef Gynna

Peaks Gym in Akumal with exercise equipment which has daily and weekly rates available.

Spa Treatments and Massages - There is a Spa located on the Hotel premises that offers a number of spa treatments. In addition, there are a number of private masseuses available.

Scuba Diving – There is a wonderful Dive shop located on the Hotel premises and you can get certified or re-certified if you want to go for a dive. We can also recommend some private dive masters.

Snorkeling – There are 3 wonderful spots to snorkel in Akumal: Akumal Bay, where the Hotel is located, Half Moon Bay and Yal Ku Lagoon. Yal Ku Lagoon charges a $10 entrance fee the other two spots are free. You can bring your own equipment or rent some at the Dive shops.

Bicycling - There are bike rentals available at the entrance. From Akumal Bay to Yal Ku lagoon is approx. 2 miles.

Shopping – There are a number of wonderful shops in Akumal all with in a short stroll of the Hotel.

Dining – There are a number of restaurants to choose from. Some of our favorites are Lolha Beach Bar which serves breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Turtle Bay Cafe which has breakfast and lunch during off season. Loncheria which serves local's cuisine at reasonable prices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But all the local restaurants are great. http://www.sac-be.com/akumal_dining.shtml

Karaoke may also be on the list of activities.

CEA Talks and Turtle Walks learn more about this unique environment, fauna and flora. Baby turtles may still be hatching this time of year.

SIDE TRIPS and TOURS

Shopping and Dinner on 5th Avenue
, Playa Del Carmen. We will need to arrange transportation but we highly recommend that the group spend an afternoon and evening shopping and dining on 5th Avenue a Pedestrian street that comes alive in the evening.

Ruins - There are several archaeological sites in the area. Coba , about an hour inland, Muyil, located in Sian Kaan, Tulum about 20 minutes south on the coast. Tulum offers a night show now which has been highly recommended. The entrance to these places are very reasonable but we do recommend you hire a guide.

Eco-Parks – There are several touristy eco-parks in the area, Xel-Ha , which offers an all-inclusive day package for about $75.00, includes entrance into the park, snorkeling equipment, lockers, towels, meals and drinks at all their restaurants and bars. There are extra charges for swimming with the dolphins. Xcaret – is a huge eco-park that has a zoo, aquarium, shows and so much more. It is pricey but you can spend the day and stay and watch the night show. Hidden Worlds , if underground caves and rivers fascinate you this is a spot for you! Sian Kaan Biosphere is one of the largest protected areas and there are a number of wonderful ecological trips and tours. Selva Maya a hike through jungle paths and a chance to explore an underground cave and cenote, lunch can be included.

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