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6 day Retreat in Tulum Mexico!

November 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am


VASA’s Annual Retreat: 5 days of Amazing Learning

There are 4 spots left!

Once a year, Jeffrey Armstrong shares the best secrets of YOGA Wisdom & Longevity. This year we’ve booked a fabulous private estate in Mexico 60 miles from Cancun. 

We would be most honored if you can join us for this auspicious event and celebration!

This is a special MASTER CLASS RETREAT bringing together a select group of friends, VASA students, and yoga teachers who are avidly interested in fast-tracking their life and yoga practice. Jeffrey Armstrong shares the best YOGA PHILOSOPHY & wisdom he’s learned over the years. 

Be prepared to be deeply inspired and transformed… EACH year has a theme and covers many topics: relationships, longevity, health, yoga philosophy, tantra, mantra, yantra, up to the highest conversations on Vedanta.  This will be an amazing, yet intimate gathering of  yogic thought leaders, writers, poets, artists, conscious entrepreneurs and speakers. It would take you years to learn what he will offer you in this 5 day retreat. 

Come share an unforgettable experience!!

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Leeza Villagomez Special Guest Yoga Teacher

Gina Sala Special Guest Musician & Singer

PROGRAM highlights:

FABULOUS MUSICIANS:  Gina Salá as a Special Guest Kirtan Artist will be joining us again this year.

YOGA CERTIFICATION (optional): We are very thrilled to have BIO Leeza Villagomez teaching the physical yoga classes each day.  IF you wish to sign up for Yoga Alliance certification contact the office first. Go to the bottom of page for more details

Experience advanced Yoga psychology, kirtan, & bhakti intertwined — Each day will be an integration of meditation and yoga, lectures, mantra practice, group sessions, inner transformational work, and play. After the morning meditation we’ll have a lazy breakfast with no classes until 3 pm ish …giving us more time to relax – sunny weather guaranteed! Closest airport Cancun.  All meals are included and every evening will have some activity or class.

WHERE: 60 miles from Cancun at a private estate near Tulum – see map

Total Price for Retreat Only: $1,725 us (includes 19% taxes)  — Includes 5 nights shared accommodation (2-3 persons per room), all meals, philosophy classes with Jeffrey Armstrong, handouts, and evening kirtans with special guests.

Not included:  airfare, additional activities you may book in your time off. Transport to and from the estate NOT included.

Get Yoga Alliance Certified in Tulum Mexico (60 Hours)

Destination Teacher Training Module: Leeza Villagomez will be offering additional YTT training (2 extra classes at $75 each) and Gina Sala will be offering 2 extra NADA Yoga sound workshops ($75 ea).

PAYMENT Schedule: A $400 us deposit is required to reserve your spot.Full payment is due Oct 30, 2017 – no refunds after Sept 30.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  All rooms are identical and fabulous. see below

DATES: Check-in date: Thursday Nov 30, 2017 at noon (No early check-in please)
Check-out date: December 5, 2017 10am.

13 Private Suites with terrace – 17 Bathrooms – 1500-sqft swimming pool

This is a waterfront luxury villa, which includes your own chef who will cater your every need while you sunbathe in one of the world’s most exotic beaches. Located in Half Moon Bay it provides a tranquil haven from the hustle of the modern city. The bay is surrounded and protected by a coral reef, and its shallow waters are perfect for snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. It has a 1500-square-foot pool with wet bar and covered leisure area with an outdoor Jacuzzi in the terrace. A spectacular Villa for an unforgettable vacation. You may never want to leave!

  • There are great restaurants very close to the property, for those momentary escapes.
  • Thirteen suites furnished with one king-sized bed and two comfortable individual-sized side beds, what makes the occupancy of each room suitable for one couple and up to two singles. All rooms will be shared.
  • Services include: Our own private Executive Chef Antonio Sosa – 3 meals a day and daily maid service.

BOOK EARLY for the best rooms. After we are full we recommend you stay near by.  Sandi 1-866-872-6224


ADDITIONAL Programs available during the VASA Retreat

Email: vasa@jeffreyarmstrong.com to register for these options

  1. $75 each – 2 x 3 hr Gina Sala workshop on Nada Yoga (Sound Yoga)
  2. $75 each – 2 x 3 hr Leeza Villagomez Hatha Yoga workshop
  3. Personal Massages: please book ahead you will need to pay cash once in Mexico

To reserve these extra options please email the office vasa@jeffreyarmstrong.com

Welcome packages will be sent out after you register with all the details we have at that time.  Details will be updated on this page.

REFUND POLICY: Deposits are refundable up to Sept 30 less $100 handling fee. Refunds on accommodation portion are available only if we fill your spot. You can transfer your spot to another person. We will refund 50% of the tuition portion if you cancel 60 days prior to the event (by Oct 1.2017) Otherwise there are no refunds.

We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance in the event you have to cancel – no refunds after Oct 1.2017.


  • Fly into Cancun. ie: Vancouver to Cancun –
  • Sept 28th UPDATE:  Unless you are a short distance from Cancun most flights will NOT get you into Cancun early enough in the morning of Nov 30 to arrive at the resort for NOON on Nov 30. Therefore, we have just made arrangements for an extra night at the resort at a reduced price so that everyone will be ready to go at noon of Nov 30.  If you wish to come to the resort Wednesday night it will cost an additional $100 US per person. 50% off and includes meals. PLEASE let me know – you could also stay overnight in Cancun and enjoy that area!  Once you decide let me know and I will send you an additional PAYPAL request.
  • Transport:Transfers from the airport to the venue are NOT included.
  • Transfers are performed by Supertrans2000. (98) 4873-5353
  • Prices start from $90 one way for 2 guests.
    For 8 guests, it is $220 roundtrip in two vans. Rates may vary.
    Transfers shall be paid cash to drivers upon arrival to the Villa.
  • Prices are guaranteed after booked only.
  • Or use www.Canadatransfers.com

We have set up a Facebook MEXICO RIDE SHARE group for everyone to connect:

While you are responsible for the cost of getting there – once you send your flight information to the VASA office we will connect you with others to book a van to lower your TAXI costs. People are coming in a few days earlier and leaving a few days later so while this may seem doable now — it may not be as we get closer — we will try to make it work – IF WE  GET ENOUGH NOTICE!

NOTE: Most places will not take credit cards under $200 – bring cash.

Departure Date DEC 5, 10 AM Tuesday after morning meditation class, breakfast and closing ceremony. It takes about 1 hour to get to the airport. Book your flights to depart after 2:30 to be safe – or stay an extra day and enjoy Cancun or Tulum. There are famous ancient ruins in Tulum.


  • Attractions:
    Caves, forests, Reefs, restaurants, Ruins, theme parks
    Leisure Activities:
    Bird watching, eco tourism, photography, sight seeing, walking, whale watching
    Local Services & Businesses:
    Babysitter, groceries, massage therapist
    Sports & Adventure Activities:
    Deep-sea fishing, Golf, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling, sound/bay fishing, swimming, wind-surfing
    13 bathrooms plus 4 half baths!  All bedroom have private full bathroom and terrace.

enjoy some of the 2016 pics below!


















VASA Annual Wisdom Retreat is pleased to announce that you have the option to apply for YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFICATION

Available through Yoga Den & Leeza Villagomez in partnership with Jeffrey Armstrong & Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts

YOGA teachers will also be able to apply this learning to their 100, 200 & 300 hr Yoga Alliance teacher training course. (Yoga Den) CEU’s continuing education units.

You will be required to complete the optional workshops with Gina and Leeza (additional cost) offered at the retreat during the afternoon.

If you are already a certified Yoga Teacher you can apply these CEU’s – continuing education units towards Yoga Alliance and most health and wellness certifications. (Please check with your provider).

If you want to get your 200 hr certification through Yoga Den check out Leeza Villagomez’s website for more options. When you sign up for the Mexico Retreat, and sign up for Gina Sala and Leeza V. workshops plus take the included yoga classes, ALL of this can be applied toward 100hrs. Being worth 60 hrs.


  1. Complete this retreat in Tulum, Mexico.
  2. Take the workshops with Gina and Leeza (additional fee),
  3. Complete an additional 40 hrs. (additional fee)

(a) Pick from Yoga den 4 -day Yoga Den cleanse and detox retreat. Additional fee $216

or Summer Yoga Cleanse & Detox June 8th-11th or Autumn or September 21st-24th worth 40 hrs. towards your YA 200 hr or 300 hr (through the Yoga Den)

(b) spend the weekend at Bhakti 2017 or Shakti 2018 (additional fee) must take Leeza and Jeffrey’s classes while there.

  1. Purchase Yoga Den Manual $108
  2. Purchase assigned book list, mp3s. (Read or listen to) not to exceed $216
  3. Write a minimum 1 page reflection or poem of each book assigned
  4. Take 12 before pictures in basic Yoga Asanas. We can do this in Tulum if you need help
  5. Complete assigned OM Work.


  1. Complete the above requirements that are worth 100 hrs.
  2. Complete 1 module (10 days) or 4 assigned weekends at the yoga Den
    1. All the previous requirements spill over into this additional 100hrs.

Yoga Alliance works on the basis of the student starting out with a 200 hr certification. You will then need to upkeep the membership to this association. (small yearly fee at your cost) Yoga Alliance has a standard we must meet to uphold a credible yoga certification. All the above is for you to get more bang for your buck and an opportunity to receive your 200hr YA cert.

If you already have your 200 hr cert you can move in to the 300hr process which would be the same system as above only in addition you will need another 100 hrs. through yoga den school.  You have 2 years to complete this Certification. Like most things, it’s a math equation 100 hrs. + 100 hrs. + 200 hr RYT Cert.  or 200 hr + 300 hr + 500 hr RYT Registered Yoga Teacher


Once you have completed your first 100 hours. You are required to add another 100 hrs. to receive your 200 hr TT. Leeza recommends one of her other modules or 4 assigned weekends.

(a) Pick from Yoga den 4 -day Yoga Den cleanse and detox retreat. Additional fee $216

or Summer Yoga Cleanse & Detox June 8th-11th or Autumn or September 21st-24th worth 40 hrs. towards your YA 200 hr or 300 hr (through the Yoga Den)

(b) spend the weekend at Bhakti 2017 or Shakti 2018 (additional fee) must take Leeza and Jeffrey’s classes while there.

Yoga Alliance certification fees should be booked directly with Yoga Den. Additional books, MP3s, cd’s etc. should be ordered in advance to eliminate the high cost of shipping.


Join Leeza for her spirituality charged, interactive and fun-flowing heart centered classes. Leeza’s teaching style brings the new or experience Yogi an eclectic balance of traditional Hatha Yoga that helps you step into your most authentic self.Leeza Villagomez combines her fun-loving energy and unique dance background to put her signature touch on every class, creating a sacred yet vibrant personalized experience for each student. A mother, partner, friend, lover, student, owner of Yoga Den Health Spa & School for 16 years.  She teaches Hatha-based classes with an eclectic spin on vinyasa flow.


Formerly a Ford Model and having lived in more than 19 countries, it’s no coincidence Yoga came to be a way of living for Leeza Villagomez. Yoga has kept her balanced, grounded and healthy.

Leeza’s love of Yoga led her to complete a number of teacher training programs as well as studies with a variety of teachers, traditions, and lineages. The years of continuous study has manifested a style that emphasizes the needs of the people, as well as the individual practitioners, which aids in their journey of finding joy and healing through their yoga practice and its great healing modalities. Leeza started the Yoga Den in 2000 and has evolved over the years into an international 500HR Yoga Alliance Certified School. The Yoga Den school embodies the teachings of the 8 limbs of yoga. This gives the teacher a well -rounded understanding to share the art and the heart of yoga.

Leeza teaches a multi-level class: Great for beginners and well-seasoned yogis.


November 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am
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VASA – Vedic Academy of Science & Arts


Tulum, Mexico
Half Moon Bay , Mexico

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