An Ode to Joy & Yoga with Francesca and Kiki

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Photos provided by Franscesca Valarezo and Kiki

About Francesca:

Francesca Valarezo is the founder and creator of SHAMANEK. She is a New York City based yoga, breathwork and meditation teacher and a master Shamanic Reiki guide. Originally from Ecuador, Francesca battled severe depression and panic attacks during her formidable years. Her desire to heal led her to train in yoga therapeutics, meditation, Reiki and Shamanism. Francesca specializes in a holistic approach, incorporating her life experience and her in-depth training across all principles to create an environment for community, joy and wellbeing. She is also the co-founder of Pianta, a thoughtfully and locally made plant-based cheese meant to improve gut health and sustainability on our planet.

About Kiki:

Kiki's dedication to yoga and meditation sprouts from her passion for enhancing one’s well-being, transcending time and suffering; starting with her own life experience and journey of health, love, and transformation.

A mechanical engineer by trade, Kiki evolved into a wellness practitioner from her desire to understand the human body and consciousness on a biodynamic level. Throughout time spent living in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles, she has developed her practice over the past decade to what it is today. She loves to travel and continue to learn, integrating along the way.

Kiki offers yoga and sound experiences with the intention to weave in sweetness to the everyday happenings of life, reminders to connect to Self.

Connect on Instagram: @kikinicoleroshe

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Jan 22 – 27, 2025

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

8 – 10

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

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Age range

21+

Travel interest

Healing, growth, relaxation, renewal, transformation

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For any trip to Puerto Escondido, Barbarenas is the perfect group to work with. They run a retreat center in La Punta Zicatela, a central location in Puerto Escondido, and their intimate knowledge of the area will allow them to guide you in creating the trip of your dreams. Whether you're looking for surfing, yoga, or simply just relaxing with some beautiful views, Barbarenas has your back.

Mexico>An Ode to Joy & Yoga with Francesca and Kiki

Immerse yourself in a transformative wellness adventure in Mexico — we are taking you to Puerto Escondido for a 6-day retreat designed to rejuvenate your spirit and align your soul. Hosted at the serene and eco-friendly Hotel Barbarenas, this retreat blends the essence of energy, growth, and empowerment in a setting that echoes with the rhythms of nature. Led by the inspiring Francesca Valarezo and Kiki Roshe, each day unfolds with morning Katonah Yoga Flow sessions and evening deep yin and restore stretch sessions, meticulously crafted to guide you towards holistic healing and strength.

Your wellness journey includes five nights of peaceful slumber at Hotel Barbarenas, all nourishing meals prepared with the freshest ingredients, and airport transfers for ease and comfort. Dive deep into authenticity and remembrance through a special cacao ceremony, an experience that promises to clear your mind and uplift your spirit. With ample time to relax on the sun-kissed beaches, and some optional activities you can sign up for, each moment of your stay is an invitation to explore, enjoy, and embrace transformation. This retreat is an ode to the joy and vibrancy of life!

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until October 19, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip by October 19, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Photos provided by Franscesca Valarezo and Kiki

About Francesca:

Francesca Valarezo is the founder and creator of SHAMANEK. She is a New York City based yoga, breathwork and meditation teacher and a master Shamanic Reiki guide. Originally from Ecuador, Francesca battled severe depression and panic attacks during her formidable years. Her desire to heal led her to train in yoga therapeutics, meditation, Reiki and Shamanism. Francesca specializes in a holistic approach, incorporating her life experience and her in-depth training across all principles to create an environment for community, joy and wellbeing. She is also the co-founder of Pianta, a thoughtfully and locally made plant-based cheese meant to improve gut health and sustainability on our planet.

About Kiki:

Kiki's dedication to yoga and meditation sprouts from her passion for enhancing one’s well-being, transcending time and suffering; starting with her own life experience and journey of health, love, and transformation.

A mechanical engineer by trade, Kiki evolved into a wellness practitioner from her desire to understand the human body and consciousness on a biodynamic level. Throughout time spent living in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles, she has developed her practice over the past decade to what it is today. She loves to travel and continue to learn, integrating along the way.

Kiki offers yoga and sound experiences with the intention to weave in sweetness to the everyday happenings of life, reminders to connect to Self.

Connect on Instagram: @kikinicoleroshe

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Jan 22 – 27, 2025

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

8 – 10

Transportation

Van

Mexico>An Ode to Joy & Yoga with Francesca and Kiki

Immerse yourself in a transformative wellness adventure in Mexico — we are taking you to Puerto Escondido for a 6-day retreat designed to rejuvenate your spirit and align your soul. Hosted at the serene and eco-friendly Hotel Barbarenas, this retreat blends the essence of energy, growth, and empowerment in a setting that echoes with the rhythms of nature. Led by the inspiring Francesca Valarezo and Kiki Roshe, each day unfolds with morning Katonah Yoga Flow sessions and evening deep yin and restore stretch sessions, meticulously crafted to guide you towards holistic healing and strength.

Your wellness journey includes five nights of peaceful slumber at Hotel Barbarenas, all nourishing meals prepared with the freshest ingredients, and airport transfers for ease and comfort. Dive deep into authenticity and remembrance through a special cacao ceremony, an experience that promises to clear your mind and uplift your spirit. With ample time to relax on the sun-kissed beaches, and some optional activities you can sign up for, each moment of your stay is an invitation to explore, enjoy, and embrace transformation. This retreat is an ode to the joy and vibrancy of life!

Timeline

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Day 1 · January 22, 2025

Dawn of Discovery: The Unfolding Journey of Inner Harmony and Healing in Puerto Escondido

Welcome to the beginning of your transformative journey. As you arrive at the airport, prepare for a wellness adventure like no other. The air is charged with anticipation and excitement as you meet with the other participants of the retreat and are whisked away to Puerto Escondido via a seamless transfer.

Upon arriving at the stunning Hotel Barbarenas, you are greeted by the serene ambiance of this eco-friendly sanctuary. A harmonious blend of sustainable luxury and natural beauty, otel Barbarenas sits enticingly close to the beach, offering an immediate connection with nature's vibrant energy. Once you've checked into your room, relish in the atmosphere of tranquility.

The retreat unfolds with an opening circle, led by Francesca — this is a sacred space where we'll begin with introductions, ground ourselves, and set our intentions for the days ahead. Share, connect, and get to know one another. The evening culminates in a nourishing dinner, a feast not just for the body but for the soul, embodying the essence of healing and community. Thus begins our journey — one that will lead you to find your authentic self through a dance of movement, freedom, growth, alignment, and restoration.

Day 2 · January 23, 2025

Nourishing Horizons: A Day of Serene Self-Discovery

Rise and shine! The second day of the retreat greets you with the soft, warm embrace of the Puerto Escondido sunrise. Francesca will lead the group through a morning Katonah Yoga Flow session to set the tone for the day. This practice is a fluid blend of strength and grace. Following this rejuvenating session, a wholesome breakfast awaits, crafted to energize.

The heart of the day is dedicated to personal exploration and restorative leisure. You are encouraged to indulge in your newfound sense of freedom, exploring the enchanting grounds of Hotel Barbarenas or venturing into the lush surroundings. This free time is an open canvas, so enjoy it as you wish!

As the afternoon mellows into evening, a restful interlude paves the way for the deeply rejuvenating yin yoga and restore stretch session. This evening practice, lit by the soft glow of the setting sun, is a journey into the depths of relaxation and healing. It’s a time to release, to let go of the old, and to embrace renewal and lightness of being.

The day concludes with a dinner under the stars, where laughter and stories are shared, bonds are deepened, and the collective energy of the group shines as brightly as the constellations above.

Day 3 · January 24, 2025

Soulful Surf and Stretch: Rejuvenation on Mexico’s Sun-Kissed Shores

Day three of the retreat unfurls with the energizing ritual of morning Katonah Yoga Flow, where Francesca's guidance will lead you through a sequence that balances vitality with serenity, mirroring the dynamic ebb and flow of the ocean's tides. Then, a sumptuous breakfast sets the stage for a day rich in personal fulfillment. For the adventurous souls, the thrill of optional surfing beckons (not included in price; see optional add-ons section). This activity promises exhilaration and connection with the majestic power of the sea. Alternatively, you may choose to bask in the tranquil bliss of the beach, letting the soothing sounds of the waves and the gentle kiss of the sun foster a deep sense of relaxation.

The afternoon offers a continuation of this bespoke journey, with time for rest or the indulgent option of a rejuvenating massage (not included in price; see optional add-ons section), a perfect complement to the retreat's ethos of healing and self-care. As the day transitions into evening, we will reconvene with a deep yin yoga and restore stretch session to nurture inner stillness after an active day. The day culminates in our communal group dinner, a celebratory feast where stories of the day's adventures and insights are shared, weaving a tapestry of connection, empowerment, and joyous remembrance.

Day 4 · January 25, 2025

Ceremonial Bliss: Awakening Inner Peace with Cacao

Awaken to the promise of deeper discovery and alignment with your soul's purpose. The day commences with a morning Katonah Yoga Flow session. Infuse each movement with intention and awareness as you work towards energizing your body and clearing the mind. After breakfast, the morning's energy seamlessly transitions into free time, a golden opportunity for personal reflection, relaxation, or exploration. This time is an open invitation to engage with the environment and oneself in a meaningful way.

The afternoon brings a unique and transformative experience with a sacred cacao ceremony, a ritual steeped in ancient tradition and powerful symbolism. This ceremony is not just a tasting of the rich, earthy flavors of cacao but an immersive journey into the heart. It serves as a potent tool for clearing negative energies, opening the heart, and facilitating deep emotional healing.

As the sun begins to dip below the horizon, the day eases into our usual deep yin yoga and restore stretch session to aid in the release of any remaining tension. The day concludes with a communal dinner.

Day 5 · January 26, 2025

Cultivate Clarity & Personal Growth

As the retreat progresses into its penultimate day, a beautiful rhythm of rejuvenation and self-exploration has been established. Enriched by another morning Katonah Yoga Flow session, continue to deepen your journey towards healing and self-awareness amidst nature. A nourishing breakfast awaits, offering sustenance and a moment of communal warmth. The day then unfolds with ample free time for rest or the indulgent option of an optional massage (not included in price; see optional add-ons section). After a refreshing lunch, the afternoon extends the invitation for further personal time, a precious opportunity to practice mindful introspection, to relax, or to simply be in the moment. As evening approaches, the day's experiences culminate in a deep yin and restore stretch session to align the body and soul, and promote a sense of peace. The day rounds off with a delightful dinner.

Day 6 · January 27, 2025

It’s time to say goodbye and head home

It's the final day. After one last morning Katonah Yoga Flow session with Francesca, we'll enjoy one more group breakfast together to cement the bonds we have created. After packing up and checking out, it's time to say goodbye as we catch our transfer to the airport and part ways. We hope this retreat has provided you with plenty of restful and restorative moments to leave you feeling refreshed and renewed, ready to tackle life head-on once you leave. Travel safe — see you again soon.

Accommodation

  • Hotel Barbarenas

    Barbarenas is located in the heart of La Punta Zicatela, the vibrant hot spot of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. The sustainable, eco-friendly property is a tranquil sanctuary right near the beach designed for you to experience a true connection with nature and your inner self. The surfer vibes give the town a magical feeling of time passing in slow-motion, which you’ll experience every moment of your stay.

    The hotel is committed to helping those on their healing journey, offering a variety of holistic experiences. Rest your head each night in the naturally designed cabins, featuring spacious terraces for relaxing and listening to the ocean waves come rolling in. You’ll also find comfortable bedding in communal rooms, modern en suites, posh decor, and a natural cooling system from the open-air structure. Spend your days lazing by the pool, enjoying a meal in the big open kitchen, and starting and ending each day on the yoga rooftop. For complete serenity, Barbarenas is the perfect choice.

    NOTE: Your group will have full exclusivity of the venue during your stay.

    Room type and configuration: Various cabins are available for you to choose from; your room configuration is based on the package you select. Please refer to the package names upon booking your spot.

Included

  • 5 nights at Hotel Barbarenas
  • All meals
  • A cacao ceremony
  • All wellness sessions described in the itinerary, led by Francesca
  • One group airport arrival transfer
  • One group airport departure transfer

Not included

  • Flights
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

FAQ

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Please check the cancellation policy section on this itinerary page for specific details.

Will TourHero or the operator take care of my visa (if applicable)?

Travelers are responsible for researching visa requirements and obtaining a visa if needed. Please check government websites to ensure you have the necessary documents, along with passport requirements, before your departure date. This includes necessary transit visas, permits, and vaccinations required prior to travel and any required reciprocity fees for the destination. TourHero will provide a booking confirmation document after purchase, which may be needed to obtain a visa.

If your visa is denied for any reason, TourHero will issue a refund based on the cancellation policy. However, we are unable to provide a refund after the cancellation due date has passed.

Do I need a passport for this trip?

A full and valid passport is required for all persons traveling to any destination outside of one’s home country. Most international tours require a passport that's valid for at least six (6) months beyond the scheduled end of your itinerary. TourHero will not issue refunds based on passport issues such as renewals or lost passports.

What's included in the price?

Please check the inclusion and exclusion sections above. You'll find information about included meals, transfers, flights, and activities. If you have any questions or need support, please contact hello@tourhero.com.

Available add-on

Surfing lessons

Book this add-on for surfing lessons.

Price: USD 88

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Surf lesson Oaxaca

Standard massage for 1 hour

Book this add-on for a standard one-hour massage.

Price: USD 88

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Massage

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until October 19, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip by October 19, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 2,715
Per person