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5 Days Inspiring Yoga Retreat in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

  • Hotel Diego de Mazariegos, Calle María Adelian Flores No.2, Centro, 29200 San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., Mexico

Overview

Magical Yoga Retreat Mexico

Join Willis from Flying Heart Flow in the magical mountain town of San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, for yoga and adventure. He has been blessed to see many parts of this fantastic country, and it has left him feeling so alive as if he was walking on glitter-laden clouds. Most yoga retreats take place in Mexico by the sea, as do vacations, but he wants to provide something different. So, he created something very special and close to his heart to share the magic of this remarkable land.

Highlights

  • Yoga and meditation practices
  • Excursion to Chamula, an indigenous Mayan town
  • 2-hour boat ride through Sumidero Canyon
  • 6 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel
  • One massage treatment
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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Hotel Diego de Mazariegos is a classic Mexican style 4-star hotel with tons of character and charm. You can have ingle occupancy in a standard room (with private bathroom) or double occupancy in a standard room with one or two beds (with private bathroom).

Features

  • Bathroom amenities (towels, soap, shoe shine, free bottles of 600 ml)
  • Closet
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing kit
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Safe box
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tub or Jacuzzi (in master and junior suite)
  • Wake up call service
  • Wireless internet

You will grow your practice together with Willis and also explore two stunning qualities of Mexico - the cultural and the natural through two group excursions. When not doing yoga or taking an excursion, you can get lost in the Pueblo Mágico San Cristóbal. This is the land of coffee and chocolate, artisan crafts (with colors that will blow your mind), beautiful churches, and charming side streets.

Itinerary

Sunday

  • 15:00 Check-in at the 4.3-star Hotel Diego de Mazariegos
  • 19:00 Opening welcome circle and meditation

Monday

  • 08:00 Light breakfast
  • 09:00 1.5-hour morning practice
  • 10:30 Free time
  • 17:30 1-hour evening practice

Tuesday

  • 08:00 Light breakfast
  • 09:00 Depart for indigenous Mayan pueblo Chamula to see crafts, tour the unique cathedral in the center of the town with the option of a cleansing from a local Chamula healer
  • 15:00 Return to San Cristobal
  • 17:30 1.5-hour evening yoga practice

Wednesday

  • 08:00 Light breakfast
  • 09:00 1.5-hour morning practice
  • 10:30 Free time
  • 17:30 1-hour evening practice

Thursday

  • 08:00 Light breakfast
  • 09:00 Depart for a boating tour of Sumidero Canyon and Pueblo Mágico Chiapa de Corzo
  • 15:00 Return to San Cristobal
  • 17:30 1.5-hour evening practice

Friday

  • 08:00 Light breakfast
  • 09:00 1.5-hour morning practice
  • 10:30 Free time
  • 17:30 2-hour evening practice, meditation, and closing circle

Saturday

  • Depart San Cristobal de las Casas for flights out of Tuxtla Gutierrez

In this retreat, you will see examples of two of the phenomena that make San Cristobal so magical - the cultural and natural.

San Juan Chamula, an indigenous Mayan town

Experience the vibrant colors of Mayan crafts and textiles, as well as moving cultural practices with a tour to San Juan Chamula, an indigenous Mayan town with a beautiful and fascinating set of traditions. In Chamula, you will have the option to receive an energetic cleansing from a local healer. This ritual promotes health on both the physical and energetic levels.

Boat ride through Sumidero Canyon

You will also take a 2-hour boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon one day. The Sumidero Canyon is a profound natural landmark that will leave you feeling awe-inspired by nature.

  • Willis Johnston

    Willis has been practicing seriously for 11 years, and became a 200 hour RYT through davannayoga in 2014 under the incomparable teachings of one of his biggest influences, Anna Laurita. Currently, Willis is in the process of becoming a 500-hour RYT--training 300 hours with Noah Mazé in Los Angeles. Willis believes the practice and teachings of yoga allow us to contribute to the greater good by providing us deeper resources of presence, compassion, and patience. His teaching style is fun and creative with great focus on the movement/breath connection.

Accommodation and practice will be in a beautiful, classic Mexican style 4-star Hotel Diego de Mazariegos right in the center of San Cristobal.

Nearby places

  • Catedral de San Cristobal - 2 minutes
  • Plaza de la Paz - 3 minutes
  • Tuxtla Gutierrez airport (TUX) - 1 hour
Activities
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
General
  • Bar
  • Bar nearby
  • Café
  • Café nearby
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Nightclub
  • Night club nearby
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Babysitting service
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wake-up calls
  • Wireless internet

Daily breakfast at the hotel is included. The Diego de Mazariegos Hotel restaurant features a large menu of Mexican dishes as well as typical regional specialties. On Sundays, they serve a traditional breakfast buffet. For lunch and dinner, you can dine at any of San Cristobal's delicious hot spots!

​When not doing yoga or taking an excursion, you can get lost in the Pueblo Mágico San Cristóbal. This is the land of coffee and chocolate, artisan crafts (with colors that will blow your mind), beautiful churches, and charming side streets. You can try the different restaurants, coffe, and bars, visit the Catedral, and walk around the streets, there is plenty to see in this magical town.

One massage treatment is included in the price.

  • 2-hour boat ride to Sumidero Canyon
  • 7 nights accommodation at Hotel Diego de Mazariegos
  • Daily breakfast
  • Excursion to Chamula
  • One massage
  • Yoga and meditation practices
  • Airfare to Tuxtla Gutierrez
  • Airport transfers to San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Lunch and dinner

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez airport (TUX). From the airport, you take a one-hour taxi ride to San Cristobal de las Casas. This area of Mexico is completely safe and there should be no concerns taking a taxi. Taxi is about 50 USD or around 90 USD for return transfers.

You may also take a shuttle bus from the airport to San Cristobal, which is cheaper but slightly more time consuming.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Flying Heart Flow an inquiry.
  • Review by Anna Laurita from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    10 out of 10

    "Willis Johnston is a remarkable yoga teacher. He weaves divine inspiration and musical motivation with out-of-this-world Vinyasa sequencing to give you a "yoga good" high at the end of every session. Willis offers wise, positive, and uplifting cues during the class to help you through his dynamic sequencing and inspire you to move with grace and ease. I love the feeling at the beginning of his class, in the middle of his class and at the end of his class. Must be experienced."

    Flying Heart Flow website, edited

  • Review by Stephanie Ezzel from Oklahoma
    10 out of 10

    "Willis was wonderful. He pushed me to places I did not think I could go, but also was considerate of everyone's strengths and limitations. He offered ways to intensify or scale back at every step and made clear that every mat is its own island, you are on your own journey. I feel amazing and inspired!"

    Flying Heart Flow website, edited