I’ve had the opportunity to travel with Escape to Shape multiple times and have been blown away by the experiences curated and executed by Erica and Francesco. Everything from the yoga and fitness to cultural activities and food options has been meticulously planned and is absolutely wonderful. The best part of an Escape to Shape is the people drawn to this type of vacation. I have met the most inspiring and amazing people, many of whom have become close friends. If you love adventure, are fitness and health minded, and enjoy the company of like minded people, Escape to Shape is for you!
Yoga. Meditation. Hiking. Fitness Training. Surfing. Kayaking. Nutrition. Massage.
Our bohemian chic casitas are the epitome of style, charm and comfort. After full days of fitness you will look forward to crawling into your cozy bed in your laid-back lux room.
Experience the hidden secrets of Baja — epic coastal hikes, brilliant stargazing, fun-filled fitness classes, wild horses, world-class cuisine, and an edgy cultural scene — all while staying in shape along the way. This is Baja at its very best!
Todos Santos, Mexico is located approximately one hour north of Cabo San Lucas, on the Pacific Ocean… and yet it feels worlds away from the mass tourism and crowds of Cabo. This vibrant, bohemian-chic surf town is a natural paradise, where the desert and the Sierra Laguna Mountains meet the pristine, un-spoiled, wild beaches of the Pacific, providing an ideal, vibrant backdrop for reconnection, renewal and transformation.
The varied eco-systems of Todos Santos, along with its eclectic, bohemian vibe, reflects the spirit and intentions of Escape To Shape — renewal, freedom from un-healthy habits, discovery and re-discovery of self. “This is unspoiled Mexico,” said Lisa Harper, who owns a hotel just outside of Todos Santos. “It’s relatively undeveloped and we have an amazing water culture; it’s what Cabo was like 25 years ago. There’s nothing left to discover in Cabo. Here, we’re on the edge of being discovered, but we still have great little nooks that are untouched.”
Those nooks have started drawing a certain kind of traveler to the area — the kind that comes to spend a few days browsing fine art, surfing the breaks, hiking the beaches and taking in the vibe of an authentic, more traditional Mexico, providing an ideal blend for Escape To Shape.
Touted by Conde Nast Traveler as having some of the freshest food in Mexico, and named one of the Best Secret Beaches On Earth by Travel & Leisure, Todos Santos, Mexico provides the perfect backdrop for Escape To Shape. Guests will hike through miles of endless, pristine beaches, canyons, and desert, as well as kayak along the coastline. Additionally, this beach town community embraces the slow food, farm-to-table concept, providing a rich variety of local produce and provisions to inspire each and every healthy and delicious meal.
Our bohemian chic casitas are the epitome of style, charm and comfort. A 15-minute walk to the endless stretches of white sandy beach, these colorful and eclectic private villas hosts generous indoor and outdoor spaces ideal for daily workouts, a swimming pool, and lots of cozy lounging space — from shaded verandahs, to gardens of palms, jasmine, and bougainvillea. The space perfectly blends modern Mexican architecture with European comfort, is warm and inviting, yet elegant and refined, and provides a perfect place to unwind after a full day of fitness. Wi-Fi is available throughout. All activities will take place at the villa and throughout the charming beach chic surfer town of Todos Santos.
All rooms are bright and spacious, featuring en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and modern amenities.
Please note that space is extremely limited (14 guests maximum) and based on availability.
Please note all activities are optional.
8:00 am – Yoga & Meditation
9:15 am – Breakfast (& journaling)
10:15 am – La Poza Hill & Beach Hike
1:00 pm – Lunch back at Villa
2:00–4:30 pm – Spa & Relaxation Time
4:30 pm – High Intensity Interval Training
5:30 pm- Pilates Mat Class
7:30 pm – Dinner
8:30 pm – Nutrition Chat
Overnight oats with cashew nut milk, seeds, nuts & mixed fruits
Chilled arugula soup
Buddha Bowl with black beans, avocado & roasted walnut nut ‘meat’ with a chipotle cashew nut ‘cheese’ dressing
Mango with toasted coconut
Mid-afternoon Snack – Cashew, Banana & Cacao Smoothie
Carrot ginger soup
Veggie burgers with almond cumin cream & roasted parsnips
Mayan cacao truffles
7:30 am – Yoga & Meditation
8:45 am- Breakfast (& journaling)
9:30 am – Depart for Cerritos Beach- Surf Lessons, SUP, Beach Boot Camp & Lunch
3:30 pm – Free time for Shopping & Strolling in Town
6:00 pm – Sunset Cocktails & Dinner on the Beach
Baja Style Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Mid-afternoon Snack – Coconut popcicles
Guacamole with carrot & celery sticks
Grilled veggie tacos
Once available, visa information for this trip will be viewable here.
Erica is an acclaimed yoga teacher, known for teaching a strong, yet playful Vinyasa flow practice. She is largely inspired by the journey of yoga, the subtle to the grand discoveries each individual makes through their practice, inviting students to have fun while experiencing their body in a whole new way through each unique practice. With classes always set to music, from tribal to lounge to classic rock songs, students are able to find their own personal rhythm and expression through each asana. Additionally, Erica is co-founder and co-owner of Escape To Shape, which she created to fill a gap in the travel and wellness market — combining her two passions into one unique, memorable and results-driven holiday. Erica contributes to AFAR, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Charlotte’s Book and Well + Good, amongst others, as a Travel & Wellness Expert.
Erika Laurion, MS, CNS, CDN, has worked in the health fields for over 10 years. She received her Masters from the Institute of Human Nutrition at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Erika is a Licensed Certified Nutritionist and will help you achieve your personal health goals by improving your overall diet and your food choices. Erika has a lot of experience in teaching how cooking can be simple, healthy and sustainable. No two people are the same, so why would their diets be? Erika will customize a plan that fits your lifestyle and dietary habits without deprivation or unrealistic goals. This will begin with an initial consultation where she will go over your medical, dietary and family history. Together, through Destination Detox: Hudson, NY you will develop a game plan including your food preferences and lifestyle.
Additionally, Erika oversees the Destination Detox menu and kitchen in order to create a thoughtful, results-driven menu, combining a raw food and juice cleanse with seasonal, organic, unrefined local whole foods that nourish the body from the inside out while satisfying the palette.