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8 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Palenque, Mexico

  • El Colombre, Carretera Palenque Ruinas, desvio de la CHiapaneca Kilometer 1, 5, 29960 Palenque, Mexico

Immersive Yoga Retreat Mexico

This yoga retreat is a unique opportunity to be close to nature, listen to your own inner voice, connect with your body, and quiet your mind. A week away from the noise, the turbulence, and chaos of the big cities can serve you to reconnect with the latent consciousness in all and help you to understand that other forms of sustainable life are possible, for the best benefit of you all and of the planet.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation sessions
  • Visit the archaeological sites
  • Guided hiking in the Palenque jungle
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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Plan A

  • Capacity: One or two persons (ideal for couples)
  • Palapa roof cabin (traditional Mayan architecture)
  • One Double bed
  • Private bathroom with hot water
  • Ceiling fan
  • Private terrace with hammock and chair for rest
  • Mosquito nets on all windows

Plan B:

  • Capacity: Three people
  • Palapa roof Cabin (traditional Mayan architecture)
  • Two bedrooms and one private bathroom with hot water: one room with one double bed, one room with two double beds
  • Private bathroom with hot water
  • Ceiling fans
  • Private terrace with hammock and chair for rest
  • Mosquito nets on all windows

PLAN C:

  • Capacity: Two persons
  • Palapa roof cabin (traditional Mayan architecture)
  • Two double beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Ceiling fan
  • Private terrace with hammock and chair for rest
  • Mosquito nets on all windows

PLAN D:

  • Capacity: One or two persons (Ideal for couples)
  • Room with modern architecture
  • One king size bed
  • Private bathroom with hot water and tub
  • Air conditioner
  • Ceiling fan

Day 1 - Thursday, August 31, 2017

  • 13:00 Arrival in Palenque and transfer to Colombre
  • 13:30 Arrival to Colombre and installation in rooms
  • 15:30 Welcome ceremony
  • 16:00 Free time to walk, enjoy the pool, take pictures of nature and the environment of the house
  • 19:00 Buffet dinner
  • 20:30 Introductory talk.

Day 2 - Friday, September 1, 2017

  • 06:30 Practicing asanas with the sunrise
  • 08:00 Full breakfast with energetic natural juices
  • 10:00 Theoretical class on yoga and chakras
  • 11:30 Free time to prepare for the excursion
  • 12:00 Departure to the Roberto Barrios waterfalls
  • 12:40 Arrival and short walk through the waterfalls
  • 13:00 Free time to enjoy the pools of turquoise water
  • 15:00 Meditation time
  • 15:40 Picnic in group (tea, tropical fruits, natural juices, energy bars)
  • 17:00 Return to Colombre
  • 19:00 Buffet dinner
  • 20:30 Singing of mantras aarti

Day 3 - Saturday, September 2, 2017

  • 07:00 Full breakfast with energetic natural juices
  • 08:00 Visit to the Mayan Pyramids, archaeological zone of Palenque
  • 08:30 Practicing outdoor asanas in front of the Pyramids
  • 10:00 Brief rest for hydration with natural juices
  • 10:30 Tour of the archaeological zone and visit to the temples with the accompaniment of a guide
  • 12:00 Return to Colombre
  • 13:30 Buffet lunch
  • 14:30 Relax time to rest in the room, enjoy the pool, etc.
  • 16:30 Theoretical class. Bhagavad Gita: the yoga of disinterested action
  • 18:00 Meditation at sunset
  • 19:00 Buffet dinner

Day 4 - Sunday, September 3, 2017

  • 06:30 Practicing asanas with the sunrise
  • 08:00 Relaxation exercises in the pool
  • 08:30 Full breakfast with energizing natural juices
  • 09:30 Theoretical class and group reflection space. Yoga and health: balance mind-body-spirit-breath
  • 11:00 Free time to get out of Colombre, you can go to the village and know the central area, the indigenous market, buy handicrafts, visit the Eco park aluxes (animal protection reserve to see Jaguars and other endemic species), take a horse ride or simply stay to enjoy the pool, read in the hammocks, sunbathe or rest in the comfort of the room
  • 14:30 Buffet lunch
  • 15:30 Time to be alone
  • 19:00 Buffet dinner
  • 20:00 Ceremony of the fire. Singing of mantras (aarti)

Day 5 - Monday, September 4, 2017

  • 06:30 Practicing asanas with the sunrise
  • 08:00 Relaxation exercises in the pool
  • 08:30 Full breakfast with energizing natural juices
  • 09:30 Theoretical class and group reflection space
  • 12:00 Excursion to the waterfall Misol-Ha with continuation to the famous waterfalls of Agua Azul
  • 15:00 Group picnic
  • 18:00 Return to Colombre
  • 19:30 Buffet dinner
  • 20:30 Ceremony of the fire. Singing of mantras (Aarti)

Day 6 - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

  • 06:30 Practicing asanas with the sunrise
  • 08:00 Full breakfast with energizing juices
  • 10:00 Talk about meditation
  • 11:00 Guided hike in the Palenque jungle
  • 15:00 Buffet lunch
  • 18:00 Commented reading of sacred texts
  • 19:30 Singing of mantras (aarti)
  • 20:00 Buffet dinner

Day 7 - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

  • 06:00 a.m. Day of an excursion to the sacred territories Maya, Yaxchilán, and Bonampak (archaeological zones) in the border with Guatemala
  • 20:00 Buffet dinner in El Colombre.

Day 8 - Thursday, September 7, 2017

  • 08:00 Full breakfast with energizing natural juices
  • 09:00 Exercise of group artistic expression (mandalas)
  • 10:00 Closing ceremony
  • 11:00 Transfer to the International Airport of Palenque
  • Excursion to Roberto Barrios Waterfalls (meditation)
  • Excursion to Mayan Pyramids, archaeological zone of Palenque (yoga practice)
  • Excursion to Waterfall Misol-Ha with continuation to the famous Waterfalls of Agua Azul
  • Guided hiking in the Palenque jungle to see the monkeys, Ara birds, and other endemic species of the area
  • Excursion to the sacred Mayan territories, Yaxchilán, and Bonampak (archaeological zones) in the border with Guatemala
  • Nadia Rodríguez

    Santosh Puri Ashram, Haridwar-India. International Association of Yoga Therapists (Hatha Yoga)

    Nadiafna is Venezuelan, residing in Mexico. In her holistic vision, she cultivates meditation and has practiced the discipline of yoga as a way of life for more than 10 years, having completed extensive courses in Hatha yoga, approved by the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) and National Ayurvedic Medical Association of India (NAMA), which eventually led her to become a Professor of Clinical yoga and Ayurvedic Science at Santosh Puri Ashram in Haridwar, India in 2011. She also practices Vipassana meditation and experimental dance.

Palenque, Chiapas is a town in the middle of the jungle. It is located in the south of Mexico, close to the border with Guatemala.

El Colombre offers a breakfast that includes organic fruits from our their orchard or from the orchards of the group to which they belong, the yogurt is usually made with wild milk from the area. The granola is made by a women's association of a nearby community, contains oats, peanuts, amaranth, raisins, and toasted almonds, and is sweetened with honey.

The bread is homemade and freshly baked, made with a mixture of 50% white flour and 50% whole wheat flour - both organic - with oats, chia and linseed. The eggs are from their own hens, or from our neighbor when necessary, bred with natural corn and without processed foods, are fertile eggs.

The delicious coffee they offer is organic, a selection of Márago and Caracolillo that is provided by an association of peasants of Ocosingo, is roasted and ground for express, and if they prefer can be made lighter, also this organization provides El Colombre with honey. The milk is usually a complaint from the neighbor Doña Dolores, who milks her cows daily and provides them with milk, cheese, and salted cream.

Breakfast menu

  • Seasonal fruits, usually melon, papaya, banana, watermelon, mango, or pineapple
  • Yogurt, honey, and granola
  • Three types of organic jam, made with the minimum sugar and without any preservative, generally they have jams of Hibiscus, pineapple, guava, and sometimes chile poblano
  • Thick cream with a hint of salt or butter
  • Wholemeal bread
  • Scrambled or Mexican eggs (with tomato and onion)
  • Coffee and different varieties of tea
  • Natural juice of tropical fruits

Lunches and dinners

They consist of a varied menu that contains grains (chickpeas, Lentils, or beans), soup of the day or vegetable creams (pumpkin, zucchini, green banana, mixed, broccoli), salad season, pasta with pomodoro filetto or pesto sauce, zucchini au gratin, soy, rice, corn cobs, tortillas, sauces, potatoes, or baked vegetables.

  • Biking
  • Hiking in the jungle
  • Horse riding
  • Swim in the pool
  • 1 daily yoga session.
  • 3 daily meals buffet type
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Caminata in the jungle with a certified guide
  • Excursion and meditation session in the Roberto Barrios Waterfalls.
  • Excursion and yoga class in the archaeological zone of Palenque (Pyramids)
  • Excursion to Misol-ha Waterfall and Agua Azul Waterfalls with group picnic
  • Excursion to Yaxchilán and Bonampak (archaeological zones) on the border with Guatemala
  • Exercise of artistic expression
  • Extensive gardens and relaxation areas
  • Reading of sacred texts Bhagavad Gita
  • Sessions of meditation
  • Theoretical classes to deepen the knowledge of yoga
  • Transport to and from Palenque International Airport (PQM)
  • Use of the pool 24 hours and towels for the swimming pool
  • Yoga teacher trained in Hatha yoga in Haridwar, India
  • Mats
  • Plane tickets

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Palenque International Airport (PQM). Transfer from and to the airport is included. El Colombre will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.