2014 DDP Yoga Retreat Recap

DDP Yoga Beach Workout


Last year’s retreat was amazing, but this year…this year was SPECTACULAR!

Going into this retreat I had an idea of what to expect. My hubby and I attended last year so I knew about the AM & PM workouts, I knew where all the best places to eat and drink were (hello…Health Bar), and I knew the property, so I felt pretty prepared.  (If you missed the recap last year here they are: The Workouts, The People, The Food, Video Recap)

But what I wasn’t prepared for was TEACHING during the retreat & all the  SUPPORT I received when I did.

Christina Teaching DDP Yoga 7

Truth be told, I was terrified to get up in front of all my peers.  Even though I’ve been teaching since October – there’s something different about teaching to people who you are connected with on such a personal level. People that inspire me and people who I’ve inspired…it’s just different.  Not to mention the fact that both Yoga-Doc and Diamond Dallas Page were there watching and critiquing our every move! BUT – once I got up on that stage and got in the groove – the feeling of fear went away and the love poured in!  The interaction during the workout was INCREDIBLE!  I can’t tell you how awesome it was to say “count it back” and actually have everyone count it back loud and clear!  It was music to my ears!

DDPY Peeps

Another great experience I had at the retreat was getting to reconnect with all the wonderful people I met last year and all the people I had yet to meet from Facebook and teamddpyoga.  The people really make this program and being able to share a week with them was such an honor. If you want to check out some of the pics – CLICK HERE!

Chef Duane stepped up to the plate this year and showed everyone just how amazing gluten-free food can be with his cooking demonstration.  I really loved his grilled marinated flank steak & tomato lasso sauce.  Delish!

Chef DuaneAll in all the retreat was a blast and we even had some time to go horseback riding and swim in an open cenote.  If you are thinking about attending the retreat next year – I highly suggest it.  You’ll meet the most amazing people, eat the most delicious foods, and take your workout to the next level!  Hope to see you there – BANG! 🙂


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  1. This looks wonderful! I would love to go to a yoga retreat. It would be fun to go with a few friends but it would be just as great if it was just me, all by myself 🙂

    Comment by jillconyers — 24 July, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

  2. I think you’d really love it Jill!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 24 July, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

  3. Yay! Thank you mama! The retreat was AMAZING and we totally have to do a workout sometime together – maybe via skype or google hangout 🙂

    Comment by Christina Russell — 24 July, 2014 @ 10:45 pm

  4. Yes! Lets do it 🙂 That would be a lot of fun!

    Comment by Annmarie — 25 July, 2014 @ 10:25 am

  5. I would love to get my wife and I to that retreat sometime. 2015 is probably not realistic, but maybe 2016!

    Comment by Art Good — 13 December, 2014 @ 10:09 am

  6. There’s two retreats in 2015 – July & October – I hope to see you there Art!
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    Comment by Christina Russell — 13 December, 2014 @ 11:18 am

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