Baja FAQ

Bend it in Baja FAQ

What does the price include?
  • 5 nights/6 days accommodations at Topia Boutique Retreat
  • All meals (continental breakfast, brunch, snacks, and dinner) and purified drinking water, tea, & coffee
  • Roundtrip airport transportation from SJD (Los Cabos)
  • Daily yoga & movement with Emma and Rose
  • Local hike along the Pacific
  • Todos Santos Taco Tour
What’s not included?

Prices do not include flights, gratuities for the boutique staff, alcoholic beverages (except for the first evening), spa services, incidentals, insurance, COVID tests, or additional activities or transportation outside of the planned events.

Where is this retreat located?

The retreat center is located in Pescadero, a coastal village centered around fishing and farming, just down the road from the charming town of Todos Santos. Groups are enriched with local culture as they absorb the history and tradition from the community. The retreat experience is infused with authentic local flavors and special excursions in beautiful Baja.

What is your cancellation policy?

Due to the upfront costs associated with planning a retreat, we have a no refund policy. We understand that no one books a retreat with the intention of canceling, however sometimes things happen, the week of our last retreat, 4 out of 16 people tested positive for COVID and were unable to attend, so we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

If you do cancel with enough notice, we will do everything in our power to fill your spot, and if your spot is filled we will be happy to refund you (minus a small booking fee). If we cannot fill it you will still be responsible for the payment.

If we need to cancel this retreat for any reason we will of course provide you with a full refund.

What are covid safety requirements for participants?

A negative viral *COVID test or documentation of recovery is required for anyone traveling by air to the United States, including U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents regardless of vaccination status. Visitors traveling through the Los Cabos Airport can get a rapid PRC Covid-19 test for 500 Pesos prior to departure, be sure to allow an extra hour for testing. All participants of this retreat are required to be vaccinated and boosted.

*We highly recommend purchasing insurance to cover trip expenses should you test positive for covid.

What style of yoga classes will be offered?

Rose and Emma both teach yoga classes that feature high energy, playful, and powerful elements of asana, dance-inspired movement, and strength technique. Through practicing creative and dynamic flow, as well as holding precise isometric challenges, students can expect to cultivate a healthy balance of strength and mobility in addition to somatic and technical awareness.

Beginners are absolutely welcome (and we often have folks in our classes who are brand new to the practice), though the classes are not geared specifically toward beginners. 

Both my co-host Emma and I teach in a style that has lots of options throughout so folks can choose between options that may be more athletic/advanced and options that are less so. Teaching through a trauma-informed lens, we celebrate folks making the choices that feel best in their bodies, so we will often have folks hopping into arm balances next to folks exploring non-balancing options. That said, we both do love the energy of moving with a little more rigor and dynamism! In terms of the retreat setting, the evening classes will be mellower and it could actually be a really nice immersion for someone newer to the practice as there will be more opportunities to ask questions and receive individual attention.

Will there be special food for folks with dietary restrictions?

Yes, we will send all registered attendees a questionnaire to make sure to accommodate any dietary restrictions.

What’s included in the room amenities?

Included in your stay: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hand soap, body wash. hair dryer, towels (beach & bath), safe (for valuables), filtered water, and Wi-Fi.

What should I pack?

We will send registered participants a full packing list, but I can guarantee you’ll want to bring your swimsuit, sunglasses, and sunscreen!

Will my electronics and cell phone work?

If traveling from the U.S., plug/outlet adaptors are not needed, both the voltage range and frequency are the identical to America. Wifi is included in your stay without a fee. Most cellular services from the U.S. work in the Baja area. We recommend verifying your plan covers this part of Mexico before you travel.

What travel documents are required to travel to Mexico?

Passports are required to travel into Mexico, please make sure they do not expire within six months of travel. Your tourist visa is included in your airfare so you don’t need to apply for one, it will be issued at the airport. Do not misplace it as it is required to exit the country as well.Allow for up to an hour for customs upon arrival.

What airport should I fly into?

To find us, you’ll fly into Los Cabos international airport if coming from the U.S. Los Cabos, airport code SJD, has non-stop service from major U.S. cities on most major airlines including Alaska, United, American, Delta, and Aeromexico. Topia is one hour north of the Los Cabos airport.

How will I get to the retreat center?

Rose and Emma will arrange transportation from the SJD airport for all participants. After registration, we’ll send further details about the shuttle service from the airport so that you can choose your flights accordingly.

Will the water be safe for drinking?

The water in the entire property is purified, totally safe for drinking. We recommend bringing a water bottle to bring water on excursions or buying bottled water when outside of the property.

Is it possible to connect with other participants before the retreat?

Yes, after signing up we will ask you if you would like to opt into pre-trip group communication.