The retreat and your hosts
Alejandro & Jenny Sanchez
A girl walks into a bar…and so the story goes…
Hi there. I’m Jenny, and in 2004 I walked into an Irish Pub in Miami Beach and met Alejandro. Three months later we took a number, waited in line at the city courthouse and got married! We made a vow to each other to “just keep doing this until we don’t want to do it anymore”. (Oh the romance of it all!) Well, we are still at it, and through many years together, and many of life’s ups and downs we have refined that vow to a much more romantic “let's create a life experience truly worth having”. And more importantly, let’s find a way to share it. We set out on a very bumpy road (literally and figuratively) that eventually led us to Patagonia, Argentina. Ale is originally from Buenos Aires so we were no strangers to Argentina, but Patagonia, well that was a whole different story. Patagonia is huge and it can be tough to navigate. Googling “best places to see” down here just doesn’t cut it. To really experience Patagonia in the most authentic way you’ve got to do it with the locals. So we went out and made some friends! Over the past 10 years we have hiked a million hikes, visited the lakes, tested the food, and taken it all in (the locals only version) so we could narrow it down to create “a life experience truly worth having”. But we wanted that experience to be more than just a trip to Argentina.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference”
– Robert Frost
As avid travelers ourselves, we know well the rush and wonder that comes with taking an outstanding trip. That feeling of connectedness and sense of being wholly present that sometimes gets lost when we return to our everyday lives. Our goal is to help you learn how to combine the two. To absorb all the excitement and fascination of travel and then head home with the tools necessary to approach your job, family, friends, and everyday routines with that very same excitement. Sounds great, but how you ask?
Through food, fun, stepping way outside of your comfort zone and immersing yourself into nature. Accompany that with a daily yoga and meditation practice and you are on your way. Oh you’ve never done yoga before? Never meditated? Not a hiker? No stress! All levels are welcome! Absolutely no experience needed! The hiking is challenging for sure, but not advanced. I teach both the yoga and meditation with a practical, down-to-earth approach that will make it simple and easy for you to continue long after your trip has ended (which it never really does).
My friends, this is a journey truly hosted by Mother Nature herself. Filled with local food, great wine and artisanal beer, tons of hiking, and daily yoga and meditation sessions. The retreat is challenging, off-the-beaten-path, rugged, rustic, and at times not for the faint of heart.... just like La Patagonia.