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6 Days Mexico Yoga Retreat

  • Yelapa, Mexico

Yoga Retreats in Mexico

Engage in a yoga retreat to the south of Puerto Vallarta, at Yelapa, Mexico. The retreat comprises of 9 yoga classes led by Leah Gillman and assisted by Alek Trail and Jovida Ross. This retreat is for students in relatively good physical condition, who have a basic familiarity with Vinyasa Flow yoga’s commonly used asanas and transitions.


  • Engage in 9 yoga classes
  • Deepen your practice in Vinsaya flow
  • Enjoy local, fresh tropical fruits and vegetables, and farm-raised meats
  • Indulge in a yoga retreat in a natural surrounding
  • Train under the guidance of yoga experts
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodations provided are unique and comfortable, with thatched roofs that harmonize with the surroundings and open walls to let in the cool jungle breezes. Beds are suspended from the ceiling and have mosquito nets. Fresh, safe drinking water is provided at bedside. Bath facilities have rosewood counter-tops, ornate tile sinks, and hot water. They signify rustic elegance. All casitas enjoy the peace and beauty of Yelapa.

Sunday, January 22

  • 12:00 Meet at the Los Muertos Pier in downtown Puerto Vallarta
  • 12:30 Water taxi departs for Yelapa. Once in Yelapa, there is a 15 minute walk to the retreat site
  • 13:30 Arrive and settle in
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Yoga class
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Dinner

Monday, January 23

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 17:00 – 18:30 Yoga class
  • 18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

Tuesday, January 24

  • 07:00 – 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 17:00 – 18:30 Yoga class
  • 18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

Wednesday, January 25

  • 07:00 – 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • Afternoon is off. You will have the option to sign up for a guided excursion.
  • 18:30 – 19:30 pm Dinner

Thursday, January 26

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yoga class
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Friday, January 27

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:45 Meet to walk to beach for water taxi back to Puerto Vallarta
  • If you are flying home this day, choose a flight that departs after 15:30 from Puerto Vallarta International.
  • Alek Trail

    Barefoot Movement (Yoga)

    With her teaching philosophy rooted in authenticity, kinesthetic awareness, and question-asking and answering, her intention is for her students to walk out of her classes feeling as though they have a deeper sense of their inner-landscape with which they can dive deeper, intellectually, spiritually, and physically. Alek received her 500-hr certification with Leah Gillman at Barefoot Movement.

  • Jovida Ross

    Barefoot Movement (Yoga)

    She completed the Flow Yoga Teacher Training I in 2012, and earned the 500 hour certification through Barefoot Movement’s Flow Yoga Teacher Training II in early 2014. Her primary yoga influences are Leah Gillman‘s alignment-attentive vinyasa flow that incorporates insights from martial arts and dance; vigorous Vinyasa teachers such as Stephanie Snyder and Naushon Kabat-Zinn; and practitioner training with Mark Horner, which she began in early 2014.

The retreat takes place in Yelapa, Mexico.

Los Naranjos provides three meals a day using local, fresh tropical fruits and vegetables, and farm-raised meats. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available.

  • 3 meals a day
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 9 yoga classes
  • Water taxi to and from Yelapa from the Los Muertos Pier in Puerto Vallarta
  • Any extra food, beverages
  • Round-trip airfare to Puerto Vallarta (PV), MX
  • Round-trip transportation from PV to Yelapa if not able to meet with scheduled water taxi
  • Round-trip transportation to/from the airport
For information about the booking conditions, please send Barefoot Movement an inquiry.

Verified reviews

  • Review by David Inman from Oakland, CA

    "I had the privilege of attending the Barefoot Movement retreat in Yelapa Mexico last week and would like to say it exceeded all my expectations. The yoga instruction was outstanding and truly helped advance my practice. The resort was rustically beautiful surrounded by a gorgeous arid jungle. The practice area was a 10 sided wood platform set in the back that felt like doing yoga in a treehouse. Free time was spent hiking and exploring the jungle, visiting the amazing (albeit windy) beach, seeing waterfalls, and exploring the rural village. I can also highly recommend the food which was the healthiest and tastiest Mexican food I've ever had. The resort staff was kind and pleasant and responded to our needs rapidly."

    "As a warning the cabins are open to the air so the mosquito netting is a must. The beds are a little small and if you are hoping for a 5 star hotel this is not the retreat for you. However if you love nature, the outdoors, hiking, the beach, good food, and excellent yoga by all means give this one a go." website, edited


  • Review by Jalal

    "For about a year, I was a semi-regular attendee of Leahs classes at the Oakland YMCA. I just wanted to thank Leah for the positive impact shes had on my life. Her teachings set me on the path of a lifelong yoga devotee. I dont need to tell you the benefits Ive enjoyed from that gift. As someone who has had a limited, yet wide, variety of experiences with yoga, I want you to know that my experience with Leah stands out as the most engaging, educational, and enjoyable. When I think of the positive forces in my life, my yoga practice invariably comes to mind. Leah is most definitely to thank for that. I would be grateful if, someday, I were given the opportunity to practice with Leah again. In the meantime, I hope that she is being rewarded for the good that she has brought into the lives of others."

    Barefoot Movement website, edited

  • Review by Kim Rankin

    "Leahs classes have been transformational for my yoga practice. Her combination of precision, athleticism, grace, and playfulness has been a delight to experience. She challenges me to go to my edge, yet is always flexible and accommodation - the sign of a true teacher."

    Barefoot Movement website, edited

  • Review by Roxanne Fuller

    "Leah is an exceptional Yoga instructor. She is sensitive to her students needs, their challenges, and to their personal goals. She pays attention to detail, adjusting the pose as needed, with gentle compassion. I am motivated to be mindful and to challenge myself. At the end of Yoga practice, I feel the benefits of meditation, and my body feels more energized and free."

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