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Arriving and Exhaling

Hola from Mexico! My alarm went off at 4:45 a.m. and I happily bolted out of bed to get ready for an early flight.


We have a great airport in Charlotte and I knew there would be lots of good breakfast options. It was nice not to have to choke down breakfast at home at 5 a.m. I ended up getting breakfast and Jamba Juice and ordered an apples and greens smoothie and a spinach and egg wrap.


Travel to Cancun from Charlotte is SO EASY! We left at 8 a.m. and touched down in Cancun at 10:12 a.m. local time. Direct flight on U.S. Airways. Our retreat is at Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita in Puerto Moreles. It was just a quick 20 minute transfer from the Cancun airport. This resort is incredibly beautiful and zen and I’m happy to call it home for the next week. I mean, how can you be stressed when you walk through the entry to this view?


We grabbed sushi and ceviche at the poolside sushi bar while we waited for our rooms to be ready.


One of the best features of the resort are that every single room is ocean front. Not “ocean view” or “ocean side” but ocean FRONT!


We spent a few hours on the beach before our first practice of the retreat. We met at 5 p.m. on a dock overlooking the ocean. It was so relaxing to practice in the breeze with the sun setting


Pigeon never felt so good. It was such a great practice. My body felt more open than it’s been in a really long time. That’s what a big exhale can do for you I guess!

It will mostly be business as usual around here for the next week with a few retreat/vacation posts thrown in here and there. Follow me on Instagram to see lots of beach and yoga shots! Enjoy the weekend.

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  • 1
    Holly February 22, 2014, 8:22 pm

    Looks AMAZING! I’m trying to not be jealous 🙂 I hope that you have a wonderful and relaxing time!

  • 2
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves February 22, 2014, 9:58 pm

    Glad to hear you made it safely! It looks absolutely GORGEOUS over there, and the view is to die for. Hope you have a wonderful time!

  • 3
    Cheri @ Overactive Blogger February 22, 2014, 10:52 pm

    That retreat looks amazing!

    Okay, so my favorite thing in the entire world in the Charlotte Airport is the Jamba Juice they have there. We don’t have a single Jamba Juice in Raleigh, so every time I go there, I get a smoothie – the Orange Creme if I’m feeling crazy, and a Peanut Butter Banana if I need the protein. 🙂

  • 4
    Nikki @ will run for pizza February 22, 2014, 11:54 pm

    Jealous! I want “business as usual” to look like that for me too!

  • 5
    Tina February 23, 2014, 12:03 am

    The view is amazing! Hope you have a wonderful time!

  • 6
    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope February 23, 2014, 5:31 am

    Oh my gosh, GORGEOUS views!!! Enjoy! 🙂

  • 7
    Jenn@Mark My Miles! February 23, 2014, 5:50 am

    I want to be there!!! This looks amazing!!!! Enjoy : )

  • 8
    Emily February 23, 2014, 5:57 am

    This looks heavenly! I think I need to take a vacation with a yoga slant at some point in my future. Take my practice outside…

  • 9
    Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} February 23, 2014, 9:10 am

    Wow! So beautiful! That is awesome that every room faces the ocean! Have a fantastic time!

  • 10
    Brittany @ proteinandpumps February 23, 2014, 10:18 am

    Charlotte airport is our favorite. We purposely don’t get direct flights so we can stop there lol. Have fun this week (how can you not?)!!

  • 11
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen February 23, 2014, 11:01 am

    OMG! The warm weather, sand, and sun looks so amazing!!!!! 🙂 Have so much fun!

  • 12
    She Rocks Fitness February 23, 2014, 6:30 pm

    So JEALOUS! Maybe next year I could join you…Have a beautiful time! XOXO

  • 13
    Nicole February 23, 2014, 7:22 pm

    Oh my gosh, that looks amazing. Have such a good time!

  • 14
    Michelle February 23, 2014, 10:07 pm

    Jen, this is paradise! Enjoy your time .

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