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8 Days True Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Mexico

  • Xinalani Retreat Center, Playa Xinalani, Quimixto, CP 48399, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico


Yoga Retreat Mexico

Join Jennie in the heart of true yoga retreat in the unspoiled jungle on the southern shore of Banderas Bay, Mexico. Immerse yourself in the heart-centered yoga practices to liberate the joy in your life. Celebrate positive personal expansion through the application of the eight limbs of yoga, both on and off the mat.


  • Yoga philosophy and dharma talks
  • Balanced asana practice and meditation
  • Yoga Nidra, pranayama, and devotional chanting
  • Morning Vinyasa flow and afternoon Restorative yoga sessions
  • Daily gourmet and healthy meals
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Xinalani Retreat Center is a private beachfront eco resort just south of Puerto Vallarta and only accessible by boat. It offers incredible natural beauty, nourishing food, and a top-notch service staff.

The resort features 23 ocean front rooms with a total capacity of 54 people. All the accommodations are beachfront, spacious, palm-thatched cabins floating on stilts. They were designed with refined elegance and built and furnished by local artisans.

The rooms' cozy interiors inspire feelings of calm and serenity. You will enjoy the closeness of the natural elements, the stimulation of the open-air private showers, and the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from your terrace.

Deluxe rooms

Deluxe rooms (260 square feet) are cozy and perfect for single travelers, two friends, or budget-savvy couples. They feature either two single beds or one double bed. Each features spacious bathroom, open air shower, and sitting desk. There are eight deluxe rooms and they are located near the restaurant and beach club. Deluxe room guests don't get the access to Wi-Fi from their room but they generally don't mind walking to the dining patio or the reception.

Eco chic suite

The eco chic suite is the resort's higher-end room. They are characterized by a spectacular ocean view and a unique Zen chic setting. They are equipped either with one king size bed or two double beds. All eco chic suites are 525 square feet. They have a private terrace, a hammock, a sitting area, a private bathroom, and a closet. All beds have pillow top mattresses and gorgeous mosquito netting. All rooms have a safe locker to deposit valuables. Eco-chic suites guests don't get the access to Wi-Fi from their room but they generally don't mind walking to the dining patio or reception.

Petite suite

Petite suite are 400 square feet and equipped with one king size bed or two double beds with pillow top mattresses, luxury linen, a beautiful silk mosquito netting, a private terrace with an ocean and jungle view, a hammock, a sitting area, a complete private bathroom, and a closet. Petite suites guests don't get access to Wi-Fi from their room but they generally don't mind walking to the dining patio or reception.

This retreat will be held on the southern shore of Banderas Bay, near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Nearby places

  • Boca de Tomatlan - 15 minutes
  • Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), 20 miles - 45 minutes
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily healthy meals
  • Daily yoga
  • Meditation and philosophy classes
  • Sales and lodging taxes
  • Water, teas, and fresh squeezed juices

Your nourishing adventure begins the moment you arrive as all transportation and all meals are taken care of and Jennie watches out for each student’s individual needs.

During this eight days’ relaxing retreat, you will begin your day with a balanced asana practice and meditation. The morning practices usually begin with a light Vinyasa flow and the afternoon practices hold a variety of Restorative and Yoga Nidra, pranayama, devotional chanting, and dharma talks.

Jennie will also weave yoga philosophy into all her classes for a deeper understanding of how you can live happier, love-filled lives.

The day concludes with a delicious dinner at sunset, serenaded by the ocean’s Om.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 Tea, coffee, and granola
  • 08:00 Yoga asana and meditation
  • 10:00 Buffet breakfast followed by free time
  • 13:30 Buffet lunch
  • 17:00 Evening practice (pranayama, Yoga Nidra, reflections, and dharma talks)
  • 19:30 Plated dinner and sunset

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Jennie Lee Yoga Therapy will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by ferry / boat

In order to get to the retreat venue, you will have to take a boat as there’s no access by road. It is recommended that you select an arrival flight that lands no later than 16:30 as the last boat service leaves at 18:30 from a little fisherman town, Boca de Tomatlan.

Traveling by boat at night is not recommended for safety reasons. For that matter, if you cannot be at the pier at 18:30, it is recommended that you spend the night in Puerto Vallarta and catch an early boat in the morning.

Check in

From 4 p.m.

Check out

Between 7 a.m. and 11:30 a. m.

Mobile / communication information

Telecommunications is really unreliable at the retreat venue. You can use the available Wi-Fi at the front desk when it is working.

Remember that the retreat is held in a remote jungle area with no road access, hence there is no land telecommunications. It also means that the Wi-Fi connection is usually unstable.

Sometimes there can be no Wi-Fi at all for prolonged periods for reasons completely out of the retreat venue’s control.

Meanwhile, there is a decent cell phone service from major Mexican operators. Visitors reported that both AT&T and Verizon work all right.

Electricity information

All rooms have very low consumption LED bulbs that give a nice dim amber lighting at night time. There’s also a reading area. Should you wish to read in your bed at night, please bring a book light or a head light.

There are two 110 V outlets in each room to plug cameras, cell phones, and battery chargers. Xinalani does not allow the use of hair dryers or other high intensity electric devices that could damage the electric installation.

What to bring

  • Bathing suit and sunglasses
  • Flash light
  • Flip flops
  • Sneakers
  • Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
  • Sweaters and warm clothes
  • Yoga mat

Passport / visa

Passport is required to travel to Mexico.

Local expenses / money information

You can exchange money at the retreat venue but there are no ATMs on property or nearby.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Jennie Lee Yoga Therapy, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.

  • Jennie Lee

    Jennie Lee is a yoga therapist and the author of “True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment.” For the past 20 years, she has offered the transformative practices of classical yoga and meditation making the wisdom of the yoga sutras applicable to daily challenges, helping people discover how to lead joyful, authentic lives.

  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance

During the retreat, you will be served three meals per day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There will be also water, teas, and fresh squeezed juices available.

Xinalani Retreat Center focuses on procuring a balanced diet that covers your caloric needs. There are eggs, fish, sea food, and chicken, but no red meat. There are also vegan and gluten free options at every meal.

Xinalani Retreat Center offers various wellness treatments that are available at an additional cost. The treatments will boost your radiance, release the tension in your body, and unlock your creative mind’s true potential.

Treatments menu

  • Beauty treatments
  • Massages
  • Spa body treatments
  • Xinalani signature treats
  • Xinalani special delights
  • Book fantastic spa treatments
  • Go on various tours and eco-excursions
  • Go stand up paddle boarding
  • Hike to the nearby waterfalls or to the quaint villages
  • Join a cooking or dance class
  • Join a yoga therapy session
  • Kayak
  • Snorkel
  • Surf
  • Try horseback riding
  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Temazcal
  • Zip lining
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Board rental
  • Library
For information about the booking conditions, please send Jennie Lee Yoga Therapy an inquiry.
  • Review by Amy M.

    "I want to share a little bit about the awesomeness of Jennie’s retreat and the Xinalani Retreat Center. The resort was gorgeous and the yoga studios were near the treetops with views of the ocean and nice breezes. The rooms were amazing and Jennie had a great mix of yoga styles and meditation. The food was the best ever of any retreat I have been on so far. I am excited to go again to that amazing place! Thank you for such a special week!" website, edited

  • Review by Shannon S.

    "Exceeded expectations in every way!" website, edited

  • Review by Christine M.

    "Gave me a lot of guidance for living my life in the future. Loved it!" website, edited

  • Review by Jenny K.

    "I loved that you mixed philosophy in with our practices. I came away with a guide for how to enhance my practice and continue working on the sutras. I liked how you did different styles of yoga and meditation so I could try different things. I seriously feel like this was one of the best experiences of my life." website, edited

  • Review by Michal C.

    "I cannot think of anything I would add or subtract. It was a soothing and nourishing experience." website, edited

  • Review by Tanya

    "I came in with the hope for relaxation and to reconnect. This retreat did that and more. I feel centered again finding the happiness within!" website, edited

  • Review by Steven

    "An excellent mix of practices." website, edited

  • Review by Esmeralda

    "Jennies ability to take this spiritual practice and make it practical - something one can apply to daily life situations - is very unique."

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  • Review by Art Dwight

    "In more than 25 years of experience as a student and teacher in the field of personal growth, I have never found anyone as gifted as Jennie Lee. Her unique blend of talk therapy, yoga, and meditation helped me make rapid progress on my journey of self-understanding, emotional wholeness, and peace."

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  • Review by Kathleen Batcheller

    "Working in the business world has always been distressing to me. I felt like a fish out of water. I thought that I had to wear a mask and act a certain way in order to be professional. This duality was painful for me and it created a lot of tension in my business relationships. Working with Jennie has enabled me to step into a place of authenticity. I now feel far more relaxed, confident, powerful, compassionate, and strangely enough, more professional! Most importantly, I am the happiest I've been in my whole life. Jennies depth of experience, knowledge, wisdom, and compassion create a sacred space where you can truly transform your life."

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  • Review by Susan Given

    "I have been taking personalized yoga therapy for the past two years. Jennie is an amazing teacher in every respect. She has the ability to understand my problems instantly. She also recognizes the limitations of my body and gears her instruction so that I am able to stretch and strengthen my muscles without pain the next day. She has increased my self esteem and made me aware of the importance of living in the moment. She is a compassionate individual who, having had some rough times in her life, is able to deeply sympathize with the struggles we all face living in an increasingly lonely society."

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Jennie Lee Yoga Therapy offers soul-centered life coaching integrated with yoga meditation studies and based on Patanjali’s yoga sutras. They also conduct inspiring yoga retreats around the world.

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from US$1,650

8 days / 7 nights


Arrival: Saturday February 25, 2017
Departure: Saturday March 4, 2017

Special discount

Anyone who has ever joined a Jennie Lee Yoga Therapy retreat before can avail of a 100 USD discount per person if booked before October 1, 2016.

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