Casa Om Mexico


Dec 10-16, 2023


Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico

Powerhouse Prana Yoga Retreats are specifically curated to help you leave not only feeling rejuvenated and renewed… but also powerful, capable, and ready to take action.

Whether its leaning into how to have tough boundary setting conversations, take the leap towards the life of your dreams, expose your truth and vulnerability; you will leave this week with a tool kit that is both generous spirit and applicable.


I believe the mind and the body are one; what we do to one affects the other.


Thats why this week will feature 2 daily yoga classes, 1 daily group coaching session, (1:1 sessions are available for additional purchase) daily meditation and breath work, healthy meals that fuel your mind and body, journal writing sessions and more!

Sample Schedule

What To Expect


Everyone will arrive the evening of Sunday, December 10th to get settled and meet fellow attendees.


During the week ahead, we’ll unpack your deepest desires (and blocks) during group coaching sessions.


In addition to our group coaching sessions, should you want to personalize your experience you will have the option purchase 1:1 sessions with me on site during the group free time for a special rate of $100.


Checkout Saturday, December 16th by noon feeling invigorated and ready to take action!

Daily Schedule (Mon-Fri)


  • Free time (pre-yoga snacks available)
  • Meditation/Pranayama 8:15-8:45am
  • Free Time
  • Power Yoga 9:15-10:30am
  • Free Time
  • Brunch 11:30-12:30pm
  • Free Time
  • Group Coaching 2:30-3:30pm
  • Free Time
  • Dinner 5:00-6:00pm
  • Free Time
  • Evening Yin 7:00-8:00pm

Arrival on Sunday


  • Arrive anytime after 3pm
  • Meet and Greet Group Activity
  • Evening Dinner 5:00pm
  • Evening Yoga 6:30-7:30pm
  • Group Coaching with evening journal assignment based on pre-retreat homework (discussed during retreat interview)
  • Lightning Session 8:00-8:30pm

Departure on Saturday


  • Free time (pre-yoga snacks available)
  • Morning Meditation/Pranayama 8:15-8:45am
  • Power Yoga 10:00am
  • Brunch/Final Group Meeting 11:00am

Bonus: maintain connection and enhance your results with  3 free monthly coaching calls (on Zoom) with your new Powerhouse Prana family members post-retreat.

Experience A Sacred Space

Meet Your Retreat Leaders

Karissa Kocjancic, Master Yoga Instructor and Life Coach


Karissa is a RYT YACEP 500 hour ashtanga, iyeanger, life power and trauma informed yoga instructor – and ICF certified life coach – who has shared her gifts at venues such as Wanderlust Festivals and SXSW.


Karissa fell in love with the practice of yoga by way of a skiing injury, and took it as a sign that the Universe was telling her she needed to slow down and breathe. As a lifelong athlete, she most resonates with an intense yet invigorating practice that makes her students feel empowered to tackle life with strength, tenacity, and resilience both on and off of their mat.


She is passionate about the true healing power of yoga and its byproduct – the gift of coming home to oneself. She believes that yoga possesses the ability to save lives because she has seen how it has not only transformed hers, but countless others.


Karissa plans to take you on a transformative journey by way of combination of all of her skill sets and certifications. In her yoga class you don’t just get a teacher, you get someone who is attuning your nervous system and helping to expand what is possible while demystifying your limiting beliefs via her coaching training, all while you heal the trauma stored in the fascia of your tissues.


She takes her positive psychology toolkit and leads you through the evidenced based work of pioneers like Barbara Frederickson and Caroline Miller. She’ll be not only guiding you through breathwork meditation and yoga, but journal prompts bound to assist you in getting unstuck. These prompts will be a powerful catalyst for growth that both Karissa and Tia will help you unpack during group.

Tia Albia, Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology


Dr. Albia’s background in mental health stemmed from a passion to bring culturally-competent resources, interventions, and assessments to racial and ethnic minorities, with an additional focus on assessment and treatment of trauma in those communities.


Past clinical work includes Safe Shores DC Children’s Advocacy Center, Children’s National Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, and the Virginia Treatment Center for Children.


Dr. Albia obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and is eager to share her experiences in bilingual neuropsychological evaluations, culturally-competent treatments and interventions, and integrative health care/consultation-liaison.

The Yoga Experience

Vinyasa Flow

Imagine your traditional vinyasa style flow class, but only semi-guided, giving the advanced practitioner time to free flow on their own and find play and permission in their practice. Karissa will guide you on a journey through the doorways of her vinyasa class such as sacred space, ignite the spirit, light the fire, stoking your logs, etc; walking you through each sequence several times before setting you free to play on your own. All while dancing, playing and flowing to some serious beats. All levels welcome.

Ashtanga Remix Short Form Primary Series

Think of your traditional ashtanga primary series (usually 3 hours) condensed down to 60-75 minutes. This class is fully guided – follow the yoga, and use your breathe as your music.

Finding your Fascia, A Yin Class [YF Class]

Did you know it takes 3-5 minutes for the brain to communicate to your fascia that it is safe to begin to release? This is the rationale behind yin. We hold postures for at least 3 -7 minutes because only at the 3 minute marker do we even begin to heal our fascia. Expect to melt onto your mat. To find your parasympathetic, rest and digestive nervous system, and ease into a homecoming of rest and relaxation. All levels welcome. Music is chosen to calm the nervous system – to put us into our parasympathetic and, though not guaranteed (but likely), to be drooling on your mat by the end.

Reserve Your Spot

Powerhouse Prana Retreats are highly curated, with the intention to create a safe container and hold space at the highest level for all participants.


Click the link below to answer a few questions and provide a deposit to reserve your spot.


I look forward to healing with you.

Here are what clients who have worked with me have to say about their experience:

Bottom line, Karissa excels at helping you get out of your own way between you and whatever your goal may be. – Caitlin, California
More than anything, Karissa showed me that everything I wanted for myself was already within me. – Chelsi, Texas
Karissa saw me and heard me and was able to help me get out of my head and into my life. – Erin, California
Working with Karissa was a pivotal point in my life turning around... She gave me my power back. – Katie, Colorado
I wouldn't want anyone else to be by my side cheering me on than such a committed and passionate soul as Karissa. – Mari, Washington D.C.
I attended Tia and Karissa’s Empowerment Workshop in July, 2023 and was so thankful for the opportunity to breathe, meditate, journal and be vulnerable in a safe space. I left feeling hopeful and optimistic knowing I have the power to make meaningful choices in my journey to be the best version of myself. I am looking forward to joining them for one of their upcoming retreats. – Julie, Montana

Frequently Asked Questions

What activities are included with the retreat?

Karissa will provide:


  • 6 yoga classes taught by herself, a ERYT200 hour, 500 hour YACEP master yoga teacher
  • 4 group coaching sessions facilitated by an ICF certified coach
  • facilitation of evidence-based positive psychology journaling and coaching techniques, including prompts with a proven track record of success

Will there be meals included?

All meals are included with the option to have a guided yogic meal experience.

Are there additional activities available?

Since this is a 6-day experience, you’ll have plenty of time to take advantage of other activities, such as participating in a “sweat lodge” cavern excursion with local tequila tasting. For an additional fee, you’ll also have the option to work with a local shaman, reiki master, or massage therapist during free time, or purchase additional 1:1 coaching sessions with Karissa.

How do I get to the property?

Casa Om will provide a shuttle to and from the airport – all you have to do is advise them of your flight times after booking.

Do I need to bring my own bedding or towels?

No, bedding will be provided by Casa Om, as well as fresh towels daily.