Come and enjoy a retreat away!

The following retreat is now being offered. Be with like minded individuals and take the time to explore Yoga in a different
environment. Giving yourself space to relax, learn and grow.


Yoga & Dance Retreat
Baja, Mexico
March 2-7, 2024

De Tierra meaning “of earth” is a retreat experience to guide you deeply into your body, your strength, and fullest capability. Through physical activation and practice we will explore and expand using our body as our guide.

Join Tessa and Olissa for a deeply rejuvenating retreat in Baja, Mexico. This 5-day journey offers a beautiful blend of yoga, breathwork, meditation, and AfroGrooves dance classes. Enjoy luxury accommodations, farm-to-table organic meals, pool/hot tub, beautiful beach, and excursions.

Your 5-day yoga and dance journey will give you the space and time to develop a deeper practice. Nourish yourself with daily yoga and dance, along with pranayama and mediation sessions. There will be ample time to relax and enjoy the gorgeous retreat center and surrounding sites.

Casa Tara is a true sanctuary situated on the Sea of Cortez with oceanfront views, soothing architecture, pool/hot tub, spa, friendly staff and some of the best food you can imagine!

What’s Included:

  • 6 days and 5 nights oceanfront luxury accommodation
  • Daily all levels Yoga Class
  • Daily AfroGrooves Dance Class
  • Daily Pranayama and Meditation Class
  • Yoga mats and props
  • 3 delicious and healthy meals daily with sensitivity to dietary needs
  • All day coffee/tea/refreshments
  • Use of the yoga studio, beach, pool/hot tub, paddle boards, and kayaks
  • Housekeeping service as wanted

What’s Not Included:

  • Airport Transfer
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities (approx $15 per day)
  • Tours and Excursions

Retreat Cost:
~Save $300 with our early bird price until September 1st!~

  • Double Occupancy: $2190 EARLY BIRD: $1890
  • Single Occupancy: $2550 **EARLY BIRD: $2350
  • A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to secure your place.

**Limited space and rooming available, email to sign up and for availability.
~Some triple occupancy available by request

​”This was an Amazing experience filled with self discovery and joy. Like the sunrise over the jungle canopy I feel the light reminding me that I am alive. Thank you.” 

– Elyse

“This yoga retreat brought me closer to my yoga practice and my spiritual center. It really felt like coming home. I highly recommend this experience to those looking to deepen their experience of how yoga can change your life!” 

– Danielle

“I came into this retreat expecting to improve my flexibility and posture. I did have monumental improvement in my asanas, but also left with so much more – improved spirit, positive energy, tons of knowledge, and new hope and faith for my life going forward. A unique and transformational event in my life.” 

– Avery Reiss

” A must experience for any person who is interested in yoga and looking to grow personally. I made lifelong friends and learned priceless life lessons.”

– Goli



Tessa Manning is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She travels annually to study with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body. She has specialized teacher trainings in Prenatal Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis. An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. he teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student. She loves to hang out with her son, travel the world, cook, and garden.

Olissa Francisco is a true energetic and celebratory force who uplifts and empowers through Dance, Energy Healing, and Pilates. Having over 30 years experience in dance traditions from around the world, 10 years in Wellness Coaching, and 5 years in the Healing Arts.

Olissa’s AfroGrooves sessions are designed to explore, integrate, and celebrate the vast and dynamic movements, expressions, and techniques across dance traditions from the African Diaspora and beyond!

Her classes bring together traditional and contemporary styles from South Africa, West Africa, Brazil, Cuba and club culture into one beautiful and powerful flow.

Expect sweat, smiles, and serious beats as we create collective dance floor magic.
These sessions will center on technique, stamina, and your own groove, with movements emphasizing release, power, and joy, carried by the deepest sounds of AfroHouse

De Tierra: Women’s Retreat 
March 2-7, 2024

6 day/5 night oceanfront luxury accommodation at Casa Tara

Onsite infinity pool, hot tub, spa, SUPing, beach access & more

Daily dance, yoga & breathwork with Tessa and Olissa

Daily guided mindfulness & meditation

La Moringa breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, morning coffee, tea & fruit

*Airfare, shuttle, additional outings, spa treatments, alcohol, and incidentals not included*