Solstice Yoga Center - Hatha Yoga Classes in Zipolite, Oaxaca
News from Solstice Yoga Center
On the Move...
October 2009

Solstice Yoga Center - Vacations, Workshops and Retreats in Mexico Greetings!

"Changes keep us young, open our minds and rouse our curiosity"

After 10 years of "Solstice Yoga and Vacations" we finished our lease and handed the center over to the family.
We will continue under the new name Solstice Yoga Center and from now on our activities will be at La Loma Linda. It is situated in the center of Zipolite, offers beautiful bungalows, an amazing yoga space and splendid ocean views.
Join us for a Yoga Holiday, a deep workout, daily classes, private classes or an interesting yoga teacher training.
You can enjoy all of this with plenty of time to relax in your hammock to
the sounds of the ocean and delight in the life of the beach.

Con Amor,
Brigitte Longueville

The Teaching
Relaxation as Practice

Yoga Holidays in Zipolite, OaxacaChronic stress often is the reason for stiffness in the body and confusion in the mind.
It is so important to learn to concentrate on relaxation, something that is not common in our society. We concentrate on work.
Being in Zipolite, on the beach, away from daily routine and responsibilities, it is a pleasure to enter in that unknown space, in the deeper layers of body and mind. Mobility grows without effort and there is time to observe and strengthen the emotional body that is related with the physical changes.

"Try to do nothing"

Brand New Look !

With all these changes we decided it was also time for a new look for our website. Check it out and let us know what you think...

New Solstice Yoga Center Website
Your Pictures are Welcome!

If you have any photos of your stay at Solstice that you would like share for our new website, please mail them to us. Just anything; yoga pictures, beach, afternoon trip, the retreat participants, dinner, Zipolite, nature, people, etc...
Teacher Training
October 1 - December 15, 2010

Begin the adventure of a lifetime when you immerse yourself in the practice, study and teachings of yoga at the Solstice Teacher Training, for six weeks in the fall and winter of 2010.

This highly acclaimed teacher training is a certified 200-hour Yoga Alliance Course (RYT 200). It brings world-renowned teachers to Zipolite with students from around the world. It is designed for those that want to teach with confidence, enhance their teaching or simply deepen their personal practice.
The heart of the program is daily instruction and practice of meditation, pranayama and asanas. This is complemented with in-depth teaching of ten integral aspects of yoga teaching:

yoga teacher training program - participants having fun

- Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle & Ethics
- Asana Practice
- Pranayama
- Meditation
- Kriyas
- Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga
- Anatomy
- Teaching Methodology
- Personal Teaching Experience
- Yoga as a Business


"Your personal experience is your knowledge"

Daily Yoga Classes
"Traveling is the biggest transformer"

daily hatha yoga classes - dog pose

Travelers, move your back after a long bus ride, relax the shoulders after carrying your heavy back pack, and stretch you legs after climbing the Popocatepetl.
And still you will have time to get a nice tan on the beach...

1 class:  7 USD - 90 pesos*
10-class card: 60 USD - 780 pesos*

More info...

* prices and exchange rate are subject to changes.

La Loma Linda
A Sanctuary and Retreat

La Loma Linda - Yoga Retreat Center
Our learning and vacation paradise offers the body, mind and soul a wonderful place to rest, refresh, relax, explore and learn. La Loma Linda consists of 6 beautiful cabanas of varying size overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a retreat center with teaching space, kitchen and lounge area, located over a large area on a hill in the middle of the charming beach village of Zipolite beach. La Loma Linda is the perfect place for family reunions and all kinds of celebrations.

Stay in one of our beautiful luxurious yet all naturally built bungalows, listen to the soothing Holiday Bungalows with Beach Viewrhythm of the waves and don't miss the breathtaking sunsets from your gently swaying hammock. Plunge into the Pacific ocean and play in the waves or take a long stroll on the beach. Enjoy the sight of pelicans sailing over La Loma Linda, observe dolphins and eagle rays jumping out of the water and possibly watch whales swim by.

Combine your carefree beach vacation with a Feldenkrais® Rejuvenation Plan tailored to meet your individual needs through a combination of private hands-on sessions and group sessions.

Or if you prefer, treat yourself to the more familiar mind-body experiences of Massage and Yoga.


Upcoming Retreats

Thanksgiving Retreat
November 24 - 29Book Now

With Brigitte and Rafael Cervantes

They met when Brigitte was teaching a teacher training in Kendra Yoga in Mexico City and they decided to teach a retreat together to unite their knowledge and share it with their students.Brigitte Longueville and Rafael Cervantes
Rafael Cervantes
Born and raised in Mexico, Rafael Cervantes has practiced Tibetan Buddhism since 1997. He has studied with Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tharchin, Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally, and Sharon Gannon and David Life. He has taught at Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York, as well as yoga centers several countries.
Rafael is founder of Samaya Consulting, a project dedicated to increase the level of global wealth in the world and develop well rounded, successful Professional Yogis and 'Visión y Sentido' a portal in Spanish dedicated to the transmission of these ideas.
Rafael is accredited to teach Tibetan Heart Yoga Series 1.

Christmas and New Year Retreats
December 19 - 24 and December 26 - 31
Book Now
Solstice Yoga Center follows the tradition to close the year with 2 retreats.
Old students meet again, new students discover Zipolite and Solstice and all of us celebrate the New Year! It's fun!
Please book early, the end of the year is always more busy.

Advanced Retreat
January 18 - 28
Book Now
10-Day retreat for teachers, experienced students and devoted yogis.
This retreat will be a combination of a strong daily practice of asanas and pranayama, a deep restorative work and daily anatomy instruction.
Students who have done their teacher training in Solstice can add 50 hours towards their Yoga Alliance RYT500 registration.

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zipolite, a paradise beach on the pacific ocean

We only have limited number of spaces in each retreat, so to assure your spot please book early.

I am looking forward to seeing you,

Brigitte Longueville
Solstice Yoga Center - Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico.