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8 Days Shambala Petit Yoga Retreat in Mexico

  • Shambala Petit Hotel, Bocapaila road, kilometer 7.5, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780 , Mexico

Overview

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Mexico

Join Caroline in this amazing meditation and yoga retreat at a stunning beach location in Tulum, Mexico. Dive into an ocean of flowing yoga, go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the sea, meditate on the beach at sunrise, and practice yoga in a beautiful yoga shala. Learn how to go with the flow riding the waves rather than struggling against them and enjoy the natural splendor of a divine location.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Afternoon sound healing journey
  • Daily sunrise meditation on the beach
  • Pranayama or breathing exercises every day
  • Bobby Klein wisdom teachings
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in single, shared, or double room. Shambala Petit Hotel has ten beautiful "casitas" that are all unique, most open out onto the beach in a beautiful natural habitat with a delicately balanced eco-system. Casa que Canta, Minimal decor, warm colors and the sound of the waves only few steps away guarantee your nights to be peaceful and relaxing.

Casa que Canta

It is located only few steps from the beach and has a king-sized bed or two twin beds, a fan, and a full bathroom with shower. Minimal decor, warm colors, and the sound of the waves only few steps away guarantee your nights to be peaceful and relaxing. Minimal decor, warm colors, and the sound of the waves only few steps away guarantee your nights to be peaceful and relaxing.

Casa Radha

Radha is a supreme goddess that symbolizes the faith in the power of love, the ability to win the heart of her beloved, and the liberation from the pains of thwarted love.

It is located only few steps from the beach and has a king-sized bed or two twin beds with a private bathroom. It is available for one or two guests.

Casa Nataraj

Nataraj, the Lord of the dance and the cosmic dancer symbolizes the joy of creativity, fearlessness, the perfection in the arts of music and dance, and the capacity to find pleasure in all circumstances of life. It is located only few steps from the beach and has a king size bed or two twin beds with a private bathroom. It is available for one or two guests.

Casa Ganesh

Ganesh symbolizes the remover of obstacles, peace and prosperity, physical and mental powers, and the success in initiating new ventures. It is located only few steps from the beach and has a king-sized bed or two twin beds with a private bathroom. It is available for one or two guests.

Casa Eolo

The God of Wind is the perfect name for the magic suite perched right in front of the ocean. It has a king-sized bed or two twin beds with a private bathroom, ocean View, and a little loft. It is available for one or two guests and is the biggest house available.

The sliding French doors opening right in front of the ocean gives you a front row view and breeze of the ocean from your bed or from the living room. The cozy living room decorated with a mix of minimal Indian and modern decor let you enjoy the privacy of your vacation without missing the view of the white sand that stretches right in front of you.

Casa al Mar

This little nest is located few steps from the ocean. It has a little patio with direct view of the ocean and warm atmosphere that welcomes you in a special atmosphere. It has a king-sized bed or two single beds, a private bathroom, and partial ocean view. The full bathroom is decorated with mosaics and bamboo walls. The waves crashing in front of your door are sweet melodies for your nights and moment of relax in the privacy of your little house.

Casa Krishna

Krishna embodies love and divine ecstasy that destroys all pain and offense. It is the most basic accommodation with a king-sized bed or two twin beds and has a shared outside bathroom available for one or two guests. It also has partial ocean view.

Casa Satya

A Sanskrit word that translates into English as “truth” or “correct”. The path to ultimate and real truth. This cozy accommodation is located few steps from the ocean and offers to each guest a cozy and simple atmosphere, a private patio, a king-sized bed or two twin beds with high ceiling and a stretch of sand that leads you to a full bathroom located in a little private patio right next to the little house available for one or two guests.

With amazing ocean view, it is the perfect elements for a simple but yet sophisticated little nest.

Casa Mini

With one single bed, it is the perfect cabin for those wanting a simple sweet single accommodation.

Casa Albaba

Casa Albaba is a cozy cabin that recalls the vibe of living in a comfortable tree house. It has one king size bed or two single beds and a private bathroom. It is available for one or two guests. With amazing ocean view from the window of the bedroom and a full bathroom with bamboo walls and mosaic floor, this room will make you feel like living surrounded by the nature but with all the comfort of a modern and detailed little house.

The Library

The Library has one king-sized bed or two single beds with garden view, a private bathroom, and it is available for one or two guests.

During this retreat, Caroline will teach yoga twice daily. It will be specially designed to open your body, loosen your joints, and ease tensions. You will start the day with a sunrise meditation on the beach, followed by pranayama and breathing exercises, continuing with an energizing Vinyasa practice, and synchronizing breath with movement in Shambala’s beautiful yoga shala located right on the beach.

A full breakfast will be served at 09:00 and then you will be free to relaxed by the beach, lie in a hammock, or explore the many sights and sounds of the colorful coast. Lunch will be served at 14:00 and the afternoon practice will be more gentle and playful, incorporating elements of Hatha and Restorative yoga. The day will end with a delicious dinner served at 19:00.

This isn’t your typical, strict, back-to-back yoga retreat but more of a yogic holiday escape, so feel free to indulge in a croissant or cup of coffee as well. This retreat is open to all levels and will offer challenges to the more experienced practitioner whilst also accommodating and encouraging those new to yoga.

Dynamic Vinyasa sessions

This will be a flowing practice, synchronizing breath and movement (Vinyasa). It is regarded as most effective in increasing health and fitness by harnessing vital life-force (prana taken in primarily through the breath), stabilizing emotions, and supporting a stream of consciousness that leads to greater mental stillness and focus.

Hatha and Restorative sessions

This practice is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas that are held for longer periods of time. In restorative yoga, props are used for support the body so that you can hold poses for longer periods, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching.

Yoga Nidra sessions

Yoga Nidra or “yogi sleep” is a sleep-like state which you experience during meditation. Yoga Nidra or lucid sleeping is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.

Pranayama practices

Pranayama are breathing exercises which clear the physical and emotional obstacles in your body to free the breath and the flow of prana; the life energy. Through a regular and sustained practice of pranayama you can supercharge your whole body.

Daily schedule

Saturday

  • 15:00 Check in
  • 17:30 Gentle and grounding yoga practice
  • 19:00 Welcome dinner

Sunday

  • 06:30 Sunrise meditation and joint rotation on the beach (sunrise is approximately at 05:45 if you wish to be there a little earlier to catch the first rays). Caroline will be on the beach making a semi-circle in the sand that were you will gather around with the group. Please bring a towel to sit on.
  • 07:00 Pranayama in the yoga shala followed by Vata dosha; regulating dynamic Vinyasa practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast followed by free time
  • 14:00 Lunch followed by free time
  • 16:45 Welcome circle in the yoga shala
  • 17:15 Hatha yoga practice
  • 19:00 Dinner followed by optional activity

Monday

  • 06:30 Sunrise meditation and joint rotation on the beach
  • 07:00 Pranayama in the yoga shala followed by Kapha dosha; regulating dynamic Vinyasa practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast followed by free time
  • 14:00 Lunch followed by free time
  • 17:15 Restorative yoga practice
  • 19:00 Dinner

Tuesday

  • 06:30 Sunrise meditation and joint rotation on the beach
  • 07:00 Pranayama followed by Pitta dosha; regulating dynamic Vinyasa practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast followed by free time or optional activity
  • 14:00 Lunch followed by free time
  • 17:15 Sound healing journey
  • 19:00 Dinner

Wednesday

  • 06:30 Sunrise meditation and joint rotation on the beach
  • 07:00 Pranayama followed by Vata dosha; regulating dynamic Vinyasa practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast followed by free time
  • 14:00 Lunch followed by free time
  • 17:15 Yoga practice and Yoga Nidra
  • 19:00 Dinner

Thursday

  • 06:30 Sunrise meditation and joint rotation on the beach
  • 07:00 Pranayama followed by Kapha dosha; regulating dynamic Vinyasa practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast followed by free time
  • 14:00 Lunch followed by free time
  • 16:20 Bobby Klein wisdom teachings and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner

Friday

  • 06:30 Sunrise meditation and joint rotation on the beach
  • 07:00 Pranayama followed by Pitta dosha; regulating dynamic Vinyasa practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast followed by free time
  • 14:00 Lunch followed by free time
  • 17:15 Yoga practice (incorporating elements of Hatha, Restorative, and Yin yoga)
  • 19:00 Dinner

Saturday

  • 06:30 Sunrise meditation on the beach
  • 07:00 Pranayama followed by Tri doshic regulating dynamic Vinyasa practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Check out
  • Caroline Pointer

    Caroline believes anyone and everyone can benefit from practicing yoga. Her classes enable each student to challenge their own physical and mental limits, developing strength, flexibility, awareness, and balance. She has been influenced by Quantum yoga, Forrest yoga, Ashtanga, yoga medicine, Kundalini, and Hatha yoga.

This retreat will take place at the Shambala Petit Hotel in Tulum, Mexico. Shambala is located on a stunning beach property.

Nearby places

  • Biosphere of Siaan Kaan - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Coba archaeological site - 1 hour
  • Valladolid - 90 minutes
  • Xel-Ha - 15 minutes
Activities
  • Cycling nearby
  • Diving nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Massage
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Zip lining nearby
General
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi

During this retreat, you will be served three delicious wholesome and healthy meals per day. Special dietary needs for allergies can be accommodated on previous request.

During your free time, you will have the option to assist to optional activities like a “Salsa" dancing class at La Zebra, an optional stand up paddle yoga excursion, visit the archaeological sites (Mayan ruins), visit the cenotes, kite surf lessons, bike rentals, sweat lodge ceremonies, snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, or relax by the Caribbean Sea with a good book.

Visit Hidden Worlds Cenotes

Hidden Worlds Cenotes it’s a small theme park based around cenotes, which features sky-bicycle, canopy, zips line, cavern, and snorkeling.

Visit the biosphere of Siaan Kaan

Sian Kaan means “where the sky is born” in Mayan, and the biosphere covers an area of approximately 1.3 million acres with 62 miles of unspoiled coastline. It is a natural protected nature reserve where you can go to view wildlife and take boat rides in to the mangrove swamps. The biosphere is located two and a half hours from Shambala.

Visit the cenotes

The cenotes are natural groundwater pools. In many cases where sections of cave roof have fallen in reveal an underlying cave system and the water flow. Gran Cenote, Dos Ojos, and Escondido cenotes are all within an easy distance of Shambala and are beautiful and unique places to visit. You can go swimming in cenotes, snorkeling, and if you are qualified and experienced; cave scuba diving.

Visit Chichen Itza

This is another spectacular archeological site. Merida and Celestun are also an easy travel distance from Tulum. Tulum beach is very safe and secure; you can walk during the day or at nighttime without any problems.

Visit Coba archaeological site

Coba is a large ruined city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization based in the jungle. A portion of this massive and impressive site has been cleared from the jungle and restored by archaeologists and it is now easily accessible for tourists. Local guides are available at the entrance to the site, as well as bicycle rentals to get to some of the further ruins.

Visit Tulum ruins

The site opens at approximately at 08:00 and closes at 17:00. The compact site is beautifully situated on 12 meters high cliffs overlooking the sea. It is one of the best-preserved Mayan sites and the third most visited in Mexico. It is easy to walk around the ruins in an hour.

Visit Valladolid

Valladolid it’s a small but bustling Mayan city situated approximately 90 minutes from Tulum. Many of the local townspeople still wear the typical Mayan dress and sell local handicrafts. The church of San Gervasio overlooks the main square and the town is a great place to try out typical Mexican food and get a genuine feel for the real Mexico.

Visit Xel-Ha

Xel-Ha is a large, commercial water theme park situated along Highway 307, approximately 15 minutes from Shambala. The park is centered on a natural inlet and lagoon; featuring a river flow through rocks. Xel-Ha offers a variety of water-based activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming with dolphins. There are restaurants and themed cultural shows.

During this retreat, spa services will be available at Shambala for an additional cost.

  • 1 sound healing journey
  • 3 daily healthy and wholesome meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily sunrise meditation and joint rotation sessions
  • Daily yoga classes with Caroline
  • Transportation from Shambala to Cancun International Airport (CUN) on departure day
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer from Cancun International Airport (CUN) to Shambala Petit Hotel
  • Optional activities
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Arrival by bus

You may take the one-hour tourist bus ride from Cancun International Airport (CUN) to Playa del Carmen for approximately 9 USD. From Playa del Carmen, you can take another 50-minute bus ride to Tulum for approximately 15 USD.

Arrival by taxi

You can take a taxi from Tulum town to Shambala Petit Hotel for approximately 7 USD.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Caroline Gw Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by K Jones MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry NYU (New York University) School of Medicine
    10 out of 10

    "Open heart - open body Open body - open heart. Caroline's style helped me feel the connection in a joyful way - the kind of teacher who lifts you up and makes you feel filled with energy."

    Caroline GW Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Carina
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for your help once again Caroline. I have to say that is the most fun part of my day. You may not realise it but by just being you, you have changed my life for the better. You are special. Never forget that."

    Caroline GW Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Tony L.
    10 out of 10

    "Caroline is an excellent yoga teacher. I loved this retreat as her classes are dynamic and fun. Her teaching style is energetic and clearly instructed. Great for those who are new to yoga and those who are more advanced in their practice. She gives clear instructions and is very attentive with her adjustments to help develop the poses. The entire week with theme and focus flowed well and a good variety of poses were included, combining the more traditional asanas with some newer ones. Carolines classes are the perfect balance of poses that firm up and help develop what you already know while pushing us, that leaves you feeling like you have worked hard. This retreat has left me feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. Thank you, I will be coming back again and again!"

    Caroline GW Yoga website, edited

  • Review by A. F. Wood.
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga was varied and interesting. I came out of each class feeling relaxed, happy, and with a great sense of accomplishment. I cannot recommend it enough, Caroline is a joy and it is the perfect way to spend a weeks holiday."

    Caroline GW Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Alice B.
    10 out of 10

    "As a very inexperienced yogi, I was quite apprehensive about a whole week of increasingly advanced classes. My worries were entirely unfounded. The classes were challenging but fun. Caroline led each of us, at different levels, with warm enthusiasm and encouragement!"

    Caroline GW Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Karla Gutierrez
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Caroline. I just want you tell you in a few words how I felt during our private class. You were very understanding of my energy, giving me enough rhythm and movement to make me awake and not be frustrated in difficult postures as you made them feel so smooth! You made me feel and trust that I can push my limits and stay grounded as well. The class made me more centered and aware as you brought me to a beautiful state of mind where I could totally let go and relax at the end. You have the softest smoothest energy your touch is exactly felt when needed. This is how I felt during your class and after that I was speaking to everybody from a different place. Thank you!"

    Caroline GW Yoga website, edited

  • Review by T. M. Cowler
    10 out of 10

    "Caroline, you dealt with the varied levels really well with different advice to suit each persons individual needs. You voice is amazing, soothing yet strong. I have been to several of your yoga Nidra workshops but listening to you on the water in Savasana is like being in heaven. Looking forward coming to your next SUP retreat!"

    Caroline GW Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Claire H.
    10 out of 10

    "The class was amazing. Caroline is a natural teacher and knows when to push her students and when not to. Her SUP classes are really well thought out and are great fun! I will definitely be back for more fun on the water! And falling in! Thank you Caroline."

    Caroline GW Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Lorel Nazzaro
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Caroline, Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful yoga class last Friday at the Shambala Petit Hotel. It was the best yoga class ever!"

    Caroline GW Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Carina
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for your help once again Caroline. I have to say that is the most fun part of my day. You may not realise it but by just being you, you have changed my life for the better. You are special. Never forget that. Namaste."

    Caroline GW Yoga website, edited

Tulum, Mexico

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