Shakti Ignite, Adventure Fitness Retreats:
"Shakti" is a Sanskrit word that means Power.
Turn obstacles into opportunities, earn your trust and light a fire inside that keeps you feeling stoked all year.
The past 5 years, a group of curious explorers meets up at BaXar Hotel in Pie de la Cuesta, Acapulco MX to discover more about our hidden Nature.
Welcome home, come as you are.
"It's like a makeover for your mind, body and spirit."
-Christine McGraw, Owner Sitka Travel, AK
Guest April, 2019
DISCOVER 7 SWEET TOOLS FOR EPIC TRANSFORMATION:
After almost two decades as a Sport Scientist + Outdoor Adventure Fitness Trainer with Traveling Fitness Spas, Resorts, Retreats, Beach Bootcamps and Luxury Women's Escapes...THIS is my idea of the Ultimate Gal's Getaway.
I'm a hippie kid at heart who grew up in Alaska. I've created a dream career showing adults new ways to play in Nature and experience more emotional, physical + energetic freedom.
Using a mix of Science and Art we craft a custom experience that becomes a lifelong memory. For most, it also feels like a moment of lasting shift.
"Shakti" is a Sanskrit word that means Power + Divine Energy.
Energy Work is a game changer and the secret to radiant health at every age.
The words you choose create your custom reality.
Craft a powerful dialog with yourself and the world to get results quickly and easefully.
What if you thought you were driving a Toyota your whole life.
Then woke up one day and realized it was a Porsche.
That is how using Active Internal Resistance Training (AIR) works for your body.
Ready to maximize your human potential using your own body weight + objects found in nature?
Seasonal, Organic, Unprocessed + Local.
HYDRATE, FUEL, DETOX, CLEANSE and RESTORE...naturally.
High vibe, superfood meals, snacks, smoothies, bowls, juices, tonics + elixirs to heal your body and expand your mind.
Sound is the fastest way to shift your energetic vibration and make you feel good.
We curate internationally celebrated musicians + DJ's to create live music for classes and a soundtrack for the week as authentic as your personal journey of transformation.
When you synch your body's natural rhythm with the electromagnetic frequency of Planet Earth, it's easier to remember who you are.
Natural energy is like an antidepressant so you regain your motivation + lust for life.
Having an adventurous experience stimulates the same biochemical chain reaction in the human body as falling in love.
When you realize you are stronger, faster and smarter than you thought it gives you a huge boost of confidence.
Authentic self expression is the definition of self esteem.
The more you learn about who you are the easier it is to practice self care.
Ready to fall in love... with yourself?
Each event has 10 tickets available for sale.
Rooms are private.
oh heck yes, it's on ...
This is a party for my people.
"Just 10km from Acapulco is the tranquil seaside suburb of Pie de la Cuesta, a rustic beach town occupied by some terrific guesthouses and seafood restaurants. But it’s the odd combination of dramatic sunset views from the long beach and bloody sunrises over the lagoon that have made Pie de la Cuesta famous, for the town sits on a narrow strip of land bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Laguna de Coyuca (where part of Rambo: First Blood Part II was filmed). The large freshwater lagoon contains several islands including Isla Pájaros, a bird sanctuary. " -Lonely Planet
What's included + what to expect...
6 days + 5 nights stay in a private king
room at BaXar Eco Hotel.
Each guest will enjoy a private room to ensure plenty of space and time for reflection and deep rest.
5 x Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner.
Fresh Juices, Smoothies, Elixirs, Tonics + Superfood Snacks.
The restaurant at the BaXar Hotel is Chipina, named after the owner's grandmother. The energy and food are a direct reflection of this epic Woman and all her spirit, depth, wisdom + charisma. I had the honor of meeting and living closely with Chipina and I can say that she is a unique + magickal soul.
SUP Lagoon Adventure
"The Laguna de Coyuca is an undiscovered treasure." -Trip Advisor
Explore the expansive and untouched nature of this special body of water by stand up paddle board. SUP is a great way to practice balance and activate your smaller assisting + deep muscles. Adventure into the mangrove with our nature guide and owner of BaXar Hotel, Christopher Garcia. You'll enjoy a unique group meditation in the middle of the lagoon which makes this a mystical and unforgettable tour.
La Barra is the strip of pristine, untouched beach in Pie de la Cuesta that goes for miles. Here the local Shamen provides a sacred temezcal or sweat lodge used for deep healing and transformation. This ancient indigenous ritual includes 4 rounds or "seasons" of singing, tea drinking, flower ceremony and prayers...for starters.
Isla Montosa Lagoon Adventure + Wakeboarding
It's time to fall in love with adventure! This time we load into speed boats and hit the lagoon for wake boarding with Fernando, our own private instructor. "Fer" will ensure your comfort and safety and make sure you not only get up on the board but have the adrenaline infused, heart pumping time of your life. Next up is lunch, dancing and homemade mezcal with a local family owned restaurant on Isla Montosa. The mezcal is distilled with fresh coconut water so it's infused with electrolytes and never causes a hangover.
Private Acapulco Airport Transfers
You will be met at the Acapulco Airport in the state of Guerrero, MX by your own private driver. I carefully choose every driver who'll be holding a sign that has your name written clearly. Since there are only a few flights into Acapulco each day, chances are you will be meeting the other Women at bag check and will have a chance to catch up with your fellow adventure buddies prior to arrival at BaXar. This is also a good chance to stop at the store or pharmacy in Acapulco to pick up any last minute supplies before heading into the boonies.
HIIT, Yoga + AIR Bar™ Classes Daily
All classes are specifically designed to meet the needs of a first time beginner to fitness, those returning to exercise after a hiatus or the professional athlete looking to take their workout to the next level. I have been teaching group fitness passionately on a global scale for 18 years. I have a special gift for creating class experiences that are fun + fierce. I live for the moment when you realize what a bad ass you were all along.
Musicians + Internationally Celebrated DJ’s
I am obsessed with Electronic Dance Music and epic tunes are my secret for motivation and deep emotional healing. That's why I hire talented, creative musical genius DJ's to rock your classes live and create a life changing soundtrack for your personal transformation experience. We also hire percussionists, drummers and sound healers to enhance the fitness experience as well as help you relax and shift into higher vibrational frequencies.
Special Guest Trainers, Teachers + Healers
I've been studying movement across cultures for almost two decades and have met some of the most talented and magickcal trainers, healers, therapists, shaman/women + coaches on the planet who will enhance the healing journey and provide you will all the help you need to experience an epic shift in your body and in your life.
Private Training w/ Kiya
I have a unique approach to fitness training that is anything but mainstream. I limit the group size to 10 Women so that I can meet with each guest on a personal level and dive deep to discover "hacks" for your unique body and lifestyle. When you attend Shakti Ignite you are initiated into a global sisterhood of Warrior Women all part of a private facebook group where we share wins, hold each other accountable and motivate one another to ensure lasting results.
It's so much more than a stick. Get ready to practice staff magick with streaming workouts at home because you're leaving equipped with your very own AIR Bar™.
Each year I reach out to conscious companies who wish to share high vibe products with my guests. Every year is a new and delightful bag of goodies for you to enjoy on the beach, at the lagoon and take home as souvenirs of your time in paradise.
Professional Photos + Videos
I believe that epic photos + videos enhance your experience and help you stay motivated + inspired all year long. You will have a chance to enjoy your own private, professional photoshoot if you wish as well as a package of high quality photos and videos to take home and share with your friends + family. You will be able to look back and relive the transformation experience all over again any time you're missing the club.