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8 Days Unplugged Yoga Retreat in Mexico

  • Uno Astro Lodge Carr, Tulum-Boca Paila, Lote 8, kilometer 8, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Overview

SUP and Mexico Yoga Retreat

Spend a week unplugged on the shores of Tulum, Mexico. This retreat will strive to make you forget about absolutely everything you have left behind and to fully immerse yourself in your way. With a perfect beach setting, you will find more than one opportunity to do just that. This week includes morning Boga yoga, floating SUP excursions to crystal clear cenotes, breathtaking lagoons, and the lush beaches of Punta Solimon and plenty of time to relax and enjoy the paradisiacal setting of your getaway.

Highlights

  • SUP yoga classes
  • Daily dynamic Vinyasa yoga
  • 2 wholesome and healthy meals per day
  • Pranayama and Kundalini yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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An introduction to Kundalini

Kundalini yoga is called the yoga of awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. In Kundalini yoga you harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of the soul. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.

Dynamic Vinyasa

A flowing practice, synchronizing breath, and movement (Vinyasa). It is regarded as most effective in increasing health and fitness, 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.

Pranayama

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

SUP yoga

Is a fantastic way to tone your core, build stability, and learn yoga on the water, SUP yoga involves standing on a large paddle board whilst taking part in a yoga practice. The need for balance and stability in order to do poses whilst on the board will mean you learn about your body, your breath and your mind in a very different way to being at home or in the yoga studio. SUP yoga is a great new way to experience yoga and challenge yourself. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, try something new and empower yourself.

Yin and Restorative yoga

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, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching.

Yoga Nidra

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

Day 1 - Arrival

  • 15:00 Check in and free time
  • 17:00 Gentle grounding yoga practice
  • 19:00 Dinner and our welcome circle

Day 2

  • 07:00 Morning meditation and pranayama
  • 08:00 Welcome breakfast
  • 10:00 SUP yoga at private lagoon
  • 14:00 Lunch in Tulum town (not included, but many affordable great selections to eat as a group or on your own), followed by free time
  • 17:00 Hatha yoga, followed by free time
  • 19:00 Dinner at Jungle Casa

Day 3

  • 07:00 Morning meditation and pranayama
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 SUP Yoga at solimon bay
  • 14:00 Lunch at chamicos beach (not included, but many affordable great selections to eat as a group or on your own), followed by free time
  • 17:00 Restorative yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner at Jungle Casa

Day 4

  • 07:00 Morning meditation and pranayama
  • 08:00 Dynamic Vinyasa
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • Ruins tour
  • Lunch (not included, but many affordable great selections to eat as a group or on your own)
  • 19:00 Dinner at Jungle Casa

Day 5

  • 07:00 Morning meditation
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 SUP yoga at private lagoon
  • 14:00 Lunch in tulum town (not included, but many affordable great selections to eat as a group or on your own)
  • 17:00 Nidra and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner at Jungle Casa

Day 6

  • 07:00 Morning meditation and pranayama
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 SUP Yoga at secret location
  • 14:00 Lunch Tulum town (not included, but many affordable great selections to eat as a group or on your own), followed by free time to shop and explore Tulum town
  • 17:00 Drops of Nectar yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner at Jungle Casa

Day 7

  • 07:00 Morning meditation and pranayama
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • Cenote tour in dos ojos and surrounding cenotes
  • 14:00 Lunch at tulum beach road la eufemia taco – best tacos on the beach (not included, but many affordable great selections to eat as a group or on your own)
  • 17:00 Dynamic Vinyasa yoga
  • 19:00 Closing dinner and gratitude circle

Day 8

  • 08:00 Morning meditation and pranayama
  • 09:30 Breakfast and big hugs
  • 10:30 Check out
  • SUP yoga at Kaan Luum Lagoon
  • SUP yoga at secret location
  • SUP yoga at Solimon Bay

Caroline GW

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. Her influences include Quantum yoga, Forrest yoga, Ashtanga, yoga medicine, Kundalini, and Hatha yoga. She has been practicing yoga for ten years, teaching in Tulum, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. She loves yoga because it gives her a sense of wellbeing and focus in life. She wants everyone to enjoy it too. Yoga provides direction, core strength, and vitality. She aims for you to leave her classes feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and progressing with your yoga. Understanding movement and connecting with your breath helps you discover grace, and reach your own equilibrium.

Her certifications include 8Limbyoga with Oliver David, Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training, Quantum Yoga Teacher Training, and Yoga medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank. The workshops she has been a part of include Anna Ashbys Advanced Class Series, Danny Paradises Shamanism, evolution, total freedom and Ashtanga yoga, Ellen De Jonges Vinyasa Krama, Detox, renew and the power of change, Yoga on and off your mat, Kino MacGregors Three day Ashtanga Immersion and Matthew Sanfords Strength and Sensing direction.

There are millions of places you can practice yoga today. Many people prefer modern air-con studios to isolate themselves from outside world. For Caroline, the unspoiled nature is the most perfect place to exercise the body and mind. You will be surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers, and wild animals.

Thanks to the location, yoga studio offers a completely private place for your practice. Please note this Retreat is Unplugged! We strive to keep you in the moment and appreciate all that the Riviera Maya has to offer!

Nearby places

  • Biosphere of Siaan Kaan - 1.5 hours
  • Coba archeological site - 1 hour
  • Supermarket - 10 minutes
Activities
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Temazcal
  • Zip lining nearby
General
  • Balcony
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Board rental
  • Car rental nearby
  • Local market
  • Mosquito net
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Two wholesome and healthy breakfast and lunch per day are included in the price of the retreat, Uno Astrolodge also offers option in-site. "El Hongo" serves vegetarian, and some sacrificed fish. There are different menus every day. In the morning, you will start your day with home made bread, organic coffee, fresh juices, fresh fruit, and fresh raw oatmeal with fresh coconut. La colita de rana is the juice bar, opens everyday, and blends high level alchemy with the most powerfull superfood powders, tropical, and non-tropical fruit.

Exclusions

  • Dinners are not included in the price of the retreat.

Biosphere of Siaan Kaan

Sian Kaan means where the sky is born in Mayan and the biosphere covers an area of approx. 1.3 million acres with 62 miles of un-spoilt coastline. It is a protected nature reserve where you can go to view wildlife and take boat rides in to the mangrove swamps. The biosphere is a two and a half hour drive from the hotel.

Cenotes

Cenotes are natural groundwater pools, in many cases where sections of cave roof have fallen in to reveal an underlying cave system and the water flow. Gran Cenote, Dos Ojos, and Escondido Cenotes are all within an easy distance of the hotel.

Chichen Itza

Merida and Celestun are also an easy travel distance from Tulum.

Coba archeological site

It is a large ruined city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization based in the jungle. Come here to see huge the ancient ball courts Mayan temple pyramids; the tallest of which at 42 meters you climb to access amazing views of the jungle.

A large lake at the entrance is also home to crocodiles and local guides can take you on to small purpose built jetties to view them. Two fantastic Cenotes are also nearby where you can swim and snorkel if you bring your own equipment and towels.

Hidden Worlds Cenotes

A smaller theme park based around Cenotes, which features sky-bicycle, cenote, and canopy zips line, cavern snorkeling, etc.

Tulum Ruins

Opens at approximately 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. 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.

Valladolid

Is a small but bustling Mayan city situated approximately 90 minutes drive from Tulum.. 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. Dzitnup Cenotes are also close by.

  • 2 wholesome and healthy meals per day
  • 4 SUP yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation at Jungle Casa
  • All Cenote, lagoon entrance fees, and transport to and from SUP destinations
  • All paddleboard Boga yoga equipment
  • Daily dynamic Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative yoga
  • Kundalini yoga classes
  • Pranayama yoga classes
  • Tulum ruins and cenote tour
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional activities
  • Spa treatments

Driving directions from Cancun International Airport (CUN)

  • After leaving the Airport, follow the signs to Tulum-Chetumal. It is an 1 hour and 45 minute ride in an easy road that crosses the Mayan Riviera, passing Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal and finally arriving in Tulum.
  • Once in Tulum, turn left at the traffic light, you will see a 7-eleven in the corner, and follow the signs to Tulum Playa, Punta Allen.
  • Arriving at the junction in the end of this road turn right and go straight for about four kilometers.
  • Uno Astrolodge is on the left side of the road, between Shambala Petit Hotel and Ahau Tulum.

Arrival by airplane

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

Arrival by bus

Tourist buses depart hourly out of Cancun airport to Playa Del Carmen takes one hour and costs approximately 8.50 USD. Buses from Playa Del Carmen to Tulum town depart hourly, take around fifty minutes and cost approximately 15 USD.

Arrival by shuttle

Shuttle bus from Cancun airport will cost 40 USD.

Arrival by taxi

Private taxi from Cancun airport will cost 150 USD. A taxi from Tulum town to Uno Astrolodge will cost approximately 7 USD.

Distances

  • Cancun International Airport - 2 hours
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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Arrival: Sunday March 5, 2017
Departure: Sunday March 12, 2017

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