Yoga

Beachfront yoga is the perfect place to practice. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, your experience practicing yoga at Santo Tomas will be enriching, exhilarating and liberating. Beachfront yoga is the perfect place to practice. 

Yoga Classes

Our certified instructor and Co-Director of Santo Tomas Retreats, Erin Lowe, www.santotomasretreats.com travels to Santo Tomas from Phoenix on certain occasions/dates (while not hosting retreats) to offer classes to our wonderful residents and guests. All classes need to be booked in advance!

Private Yoga Class:

Only offered July 3rd-5th, 2021

90 min Class

1-5 people: $100 ($15 each additional person)

Classes are open to all levels of experience. I combine Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Restorative styles that also included Breath Exercises, Guided Meditation and Crystal Bowl Sound Healing. The class will be designed to fit your individual or group’s needs. The class can be taught inside your home/rental, the home’s rooftop terrace overlooking the Sea of Cortez or on the beach. Yoga mats, blocks and blankets are provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own mat if preferred.

Private SUP Yoga Class:

Only offered July 3rd-5th, 2021

90 min Class 

1 person – $100

2 people – $75/person

3+ people – $55/person

SUPer fun yoga class on the Sea of Cortez on a Stand Up Paddle Board open to all levels of experience. SUP Yoga gets you off your mat, on a board, and into a new space both mentally and physically that takes the challenge of yoga to another level. This form of yoga invigorates the senses and your body all at once as you learn to find your center and move with the motions of the water beneath you. This practice, which flows with the tide, demands balance and concentration, and is a power form of meditation. Just imagine Savasana, on a paddle board, on the Sea of Cortez…complete bliss while sometimes dolphins and other sea life swim by, is a magical experience that cannot be explained in words.

Please contact Erin at santotomasretreats@gmail.com for more information, availability and to reserve your class.

* The Sea water is warm most of the year which is very pleasant if you fall in the water or choose to jump in. It is normally very calm with small waves which makes for an easy place for SUP Yoga (weather can be unpredictable and sometimes larger waves and a rougher sea when windy or stormy and other times the water can be glass with no waves at all). This class can only be taught when the sea is calm. If the weather and/or sea is unsafe at the time of the scheduled class a full refund will be given or the class can be changed to a yoga class at your beach home/rental and any price difference refunded.

 
 

Santo Tomas Retreats

Santo Tomas, is where Santo Tomas Retreats began over 6 years ago. These beach front retreats are designed to refresh and rejuvenate in a unique and stunning sanctuary surrounded by the beautiful Sea of Cortez, a pristine sandy beach, rolling sand dunes and the lush Sonoran Desert.  Come to unwind and learn, to find strength and balance, and to join with others in a quest for well-being. Leave connected, refreshed and inspired.

These retreats includes daily yoga, paddle boarding, vegan cuisine for all meals, horseback riding, beach bonfires and one 60 minute massage. Visit this website for more information and for booking http://www.santotomasretreats.com

5 Reasons Yoga is Awesome…Especially on the Beach

Yoga comes with numerous benefits. Here are 5 of them…

Improves your mood and relieves stress 

Working on your breathing techniques during meditation and yoga boosts oxygen levels to the brain. This leaves you feeling more enthusiastic and content with life. Some yoga methods use certain meditation techniques that focus on quieting the brain. This relieves stress and leaves you feeling relaxed. Imagine how much more true this will be when your view is the sun setting or rising on the sea.

Lowers risk of injury

Common exercise such as running involves forceful movements and high impact. This could result in injuries and muscle tension. Such strenuous exercises will often engage opposing muscle groups, causing an uncomfortable imbalance. Yoga, on the other hand, allows you to combine intense and low-impact activities, leaving your muscles more relaxed.

Helps your breathing and blood pressure

A sigh of relief! Consistent yoga practice increases your lung capacity. This is because of the deep breathing that is usually involved in the meditation. It improves your breathing while increasing your endurance and stamina. Also, calming yoga slows down the heart rate which lowers the blood pressure. It has also been credited with lowering cholesterol and improving the immune system

Helps you lose weight

Yoga helps your body and mind relax. This allows your body to lose weight naturally. Who doesn’t want that?!

It improves your posture

By practicing yoga, your flexibility improves and so does the muscle strength and tone. As such, your posture can greatly improve as you continue to practice it. Your back and abdominal muscles can now support your weight. It enables you to sit and stand in a manner that decreases nagging aches and pains.