Personalized Spa, Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat Led by Mas Vidal

by Robert Anthony

Led by internationally-recognized Ayurveda Practitioner Mas Vidal, the Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat combines guided YogaVeda Meditation, healing spa treatments, amenities inspired by the native land, focus on one’s Inner Being, a menu of gourmet Spa cuisine, and more.

In addition, the founding director of Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda Studio in Los Angeles, Mas Vidal will consult with attendees prior to the retreat to determine individual goals and design an effective Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda program. A percentage of profits from the retreat will be donated to charities in the community. The retreat will be held September 18-25th at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

Throughout the Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat, in daily sessions, Mas Vidal will teach YogaVeda, a combination of Hatha Yoga and the ancient science of Ayurveda - founded on the scientific principles of Tri–dosha (water, fire and earth), showing the way of transformation for one new integral lifestyle. Guided deep meditation, Pranayama and chanting, and contemplative strolls with Mas Vidal will also be conducted daily. At the resort’s world-class spa, participants will experience daily healing spa treatments inspired by the destination’s Huichol Indians, including a Gold Bath Therapy, Tukipa Massage, Shirodhara Massage, Diamond Magnetic Body Wrap, The Cure Facial, and more.

Insuite bath rituals, a Four-Hand Samunprai Massage on the guest’s suite’s private terrace, and unlimited access to the Spa’s Hydrotherapy Circuit, with dry sauna, herbal steam room, pressure shower, plunge lagoon, Jacuzzi, hydro-reflexology and lounge area, are also part of the Retreat. Accommodations during the Retreat will be in one of the resort’s 1,750 sq ft Duplex Penthouse Suites with a spacious, private ocean-view roof terrace, Jacuzzi and other spa amenities. A la carte gourmet dining at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s three AAA Four Diamond rated restaurants, Piaf, Lucca and Frida, is available, in addition to pool and beach-side dining, and 24-hour in-suite service.

The Retreat is designed for students of all levels seeking to cultivate physical, mental and spiritual health, the seven-night Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat costs $5,693 per person in double occupancy and $7,086 in single occupancy at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (September 18-25, 2012). The all-inclusive rate also includes unlimited access to the fitness center, nightly entertainment, premium branded beverages, tax, and gratuity. For more information or reservations, call Velas Resorts at 1-877-418-3067 in the U.S. or Canada, email spa@velasresorts.com or visit www.luxyuryspamexico.com.

The Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat is the first in a series of week-long Personal Experience Retreats at Velas Resorts, with world-class destination spas in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, in 2012. Others include an AfroCaribe Retreat that combines sacred Music & Dance and Tao Spa healing treatments led by Kimberly Miguel Mullen at Casa Velas and a Kundalini Meditation & Gong Healing Retreat led by Harijiwan, internationally known for his unique Gong playing skills with over 30 years of experience in the science of Kundalini yoga.

About Mas Vidal:

Mas Vidal is the Director and Founder of Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda (DSYA) in Los Angeles, California, the original center dedicated to the practice, education and lifestyle of the great Vedic sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. Since its opening in 2001 the center Mas has been committed to teaching an integral form of yoga that combines the classical yoga system of Patanjali, integrated with Ayurveda’s science of Tri-dosha. Under Mas Vidal’s direction DSYA has been recognized internationally for developing a strong balance between the mind-body relationship and the spiritual principles emphasized in both yoga and ayurveda. Mas Vidal strongly encourages education in a practical sense and as a way of life in his dynamic yoga classes. The center is aligned with various notable institutions of health and wellness, spirituality and higher learning throughout the United States, Europe and India and maintains interaction in the areas of consulting, research and providing educational materials.

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award. The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites. The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 60 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon. The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has received numerous accolades within the industry, including most recently as one of Forbes’ 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts.