6 Night Yoga Polo Retreat Argentina
Luxury. Culture. Adventure.
Oct 9 - 15, 2017 w/ Emiliano Blanco + Michelle Barge | $3,400pp all inclusive
We are thrilled to be announcing our first annual Yoga Polo Retreat this October. We'll be heading back to homelands in Argentina, and teaming up with our friends at the prestigious Puesto Viejo polo school in Buenos Aires. Renowned player, trainer and friend, Emiliano Blanco will be leading you on an exceptionally crafted week of polo training with his elite team. 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 :)
Your week stay is all inclusive with luxury accommodation, facilities and delicious Argentinean cuisine and wines. Plus you'll enjoy your arrival night in Buenos Aries city in cosmopolitan Palermo, where we’ve carefully designed for you the best of B.A. Think cultural city delights, authentic Argentine cuisine and an evening at the finest tango show in town. 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, 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:
-- 1 night stay in Buenos aries city in cosmopolitan Palermo, including airport transfers, your evening meal and breakfast, and a morning city tour before we make our way to the polo estancia for lunch.
-- 5 night stay at puesto viejo estancia + polo school, including your full polo training (see more details below!)
-- AN afternoon at the tortugas 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 ride with the gaucho's at the estancia
-- daily yoga classes for your full 6 night retreat.
-- Tango lessons, plus an evening at one at one of argentina's finest tango shows
-- all meals, beer and wines included (vegetarian and vegan meals available).
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.
PLANNING YOUR TRIP:
please plan to arrive into Buenos aires city the afternoon of Oct 9, as your hotel check-in will be at 3pm. We will arrange for a car service pick up for you from the airport.
Book your return flight for 3pm onwards on oct 15. We will have a complimentary shuttle taking you from the estancia to the airport (only 20min away) or to Buenos Aires City (30Min away) throughout the afternoon of Oct 15.
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% non-refundable 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 email@example.com 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.
USD $3,400PP (+ 10% tax)