6 Night Yoga Polo Retreat Argentina
Luxury. Culture. Adventure.
Oct 22 - 28, 2018 w/ Emiliano Blanco + Michelle Barge | $3,700pp incl. tax
A wonder in nature, Buenos Aires is a region thriving with culture, beauty and adventure. Satisfy your wanderlust and immerse yourself in argentine culture with our 6 Night Luxury Yoga & Polo Retreat. This trip has everything you want for a week in Argentina and it's all inclusive. Whether you are a complete beginner or a skilled rider or yogi, this retreat is for you :)
We'll be teaming up with our friends at the prestigious Puesto Viejo polo school & estanica, in the lush countryside of Buenos Aires, argentina. Renowned player and trainer Emiliano Blanco will be leading you on an exceptionally crafted week of polo training with his elite team.
Your week stay is all inclusive with luxury accommodation, facilities and delicious authentic Argentinean cuisine and wines. enjoy an evening in buenos aires city at one of the finest tango shows in town. take part in tango + salsa lessons. enjoy a trail ride with the gauchos. You'll also get to rub shoulders with Argentina's polo set at our evening at the Hurlingham Polo Club and at the Tortugas Open or Hurlingham open where we'll watch live one of Argentina's high goal games of the polo season.
We'll be complementing our week of Polo in Argentina with our Yoga practice. Michelle Barge from New York City, 500RYT of Hatha, will be leading your week of yoga and is also an accomplished rider and polo player. Michelle will lead you on a daily practice, preparing and centering the body and mind for your polo training and enlightening you along the way of the powerful connection between yoga and all things equine.
**This retreat is open for all levels or riding, polo and yoga. Just bring a keen sense of adventure and a willingness to have fun ;)
INCLUDED WITH YOUR RETREAT:
-- 7 day / 6 night stay at puesto viejo estancia + polo school
-- 5 days of polo training with argentina's elite trainers (see more details below)
-- an afternoon at the tortugas open or Hurlingham open, to watch a high goal game of the polo season.
-- an evening at the hurlingham polo club - argentina's oldest and finest polo club.
-- trail rides with the gaucho's at the estancia
-- daily yoga classes for your full 6 night retreat.
-- Tango & salsa lessons
-- a spectacular evening at one of buenos aires' finest tango shows
-- all meals, beer and wines included (vegetarian and vegan meals available).
-- round trip transfer from buenos aires airport to the estancia (just 20min away).
Not included: your flight to Buenos Aires, gratuities and any additional beverages you may like to enjoy beyond what is served at each meal.
A TASTE OF YOUR POLO TRAINING:
You will experience a unique training program consisting of riding lessons, swing technique, game strategy and practice, followed by a polo specific fitness routine. Our goal is that you will leave this week seeing how much you have achieved and improved with your riding and your polo practice day by day, and ultimately having experienced one of the most rewarding, indulgent and exhilarating weeks of your life.
Specific training activities include warm up classes, hitting practice in the Hitting cage, riding lessons, stick and ball lessons, theory and game strategy and chuckers practice. We'll finish the week with a mini tournament, Argentine BBQ and trophy presentation to the winning team.
MEET THE TEAM
EMILIANO BLANCO: LEAD POLO TRAINER
After years of world travel playing polo as a professional, developing new players, managing a polo club in the US and his own family run Estancia, umpiring, taming and training ponies - Emiliano now makes his home at Puesto Viejo and we are thrilled to have him as our lead trainer for this retreat. Working alongside Emiliano is Julio Casares, who hails from a family of polo players and polo horse breeders. Prior to his role at Puesto Viejo Julio was the Manager of the famed “Mar del Plata Polo Club School” in Argentina. Also Santiago Estrada, Santiago is the cousin of the 10 handicap player, Adolfo Cambiaso ranked the #1 player in the word. Santiago is a highly talented player (6 handicap) and coach.
MICHELLE BARGE: 500RYT YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Michelle hails from New York city where she has been leading global yoga retreats since 2008 and practicing yoga since 1995 training under some of the greatest leaders in the field. Michelle teaches an integrated Vinyasa practice focused on proper alignment and building core strength. Michelle brings a deep meditation practice to her classes having studied many forms of Buddhist and Hindu meditation. Focusing on proper alignment helps her students tao into the metaphysical benefits of the practice. Her style fuses her training in traditional Hatha schools – Iyengar and Ashtanga – with her training in Core Strength Vinyasa Flow. Michelle's passions and knowledge for polo, horseback riding, travel, fine foods and wine make her the perfect yoga teacher for this retreat.
Your stay at Puesto Viejo is an experience like no other. From the moment you arrive, you will begin to relax. Set within a 250-acre estancia, with stunning views and a wide variety of activities to enjoy beyond yoga & Polo with biking, volleyball & football fields and massage.
Be surrounded by lush fields and manicured gardens, and find peace and tranquility the moment you arrive.
Utmost luxury and grandeur can be experienced during your stay. each room is thoughtfully designed with the finest quality and traditional argentine design.
You can indulge in an in-room massage, enjoy the 8 x 12 meter swimming pool, or relax in the drawing room, clubhouse or library with a cozy fireplace.
Wifi, daily housekeeping and turndown service included.
PLANNING YOUR TRIP:
please arrive into Buenos aires airport the morning of October 22, 2018. We will arrange for a car service pick up for you from the airport, or from your hotel in BA city if you have arrived the evening prior. You will arrive to the estanica for check-in and lunch. then we'll kick off our afternoon with a light polo induction and meet with the trainers.
Book your return flight for 3pm onwards on october 28, 2018 We will have a car service to take you back to the airport (only 30min away) or to Buenos Aires City (60Min away) throughout the afternoon of your final retreat day.
HOW TO BOOK:
Visit our contact page and enter your details. Select your retreat dates in the drop down. We'll get back to you within 24 hours to confirm availability. a 20% deposit will confirm your spot, with your retreat balance due in full 1 month before your retreat start date. We look forward to having you! if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or +507 6873 4239.
once you have paid your deposit and we've confirmed your spot, we will send you a pack-list and welcome kit of everything else you'll want to know about your upcoming trip, to make everything as effortless and enjoyable for you as possible.
rates per person include tax: