5 Days Back to Basics Yoga Retreat in Mexico

  • Aqua Viva Tulum, Calle Tulum M-31 L-2 Reg.5, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Overview

Yoga Retreat Mexico

  • 5 days with instruction
  • This retreat is perfect for beginners or long term practitioners who want to perfect their form to protect against injury and build a healthier, stronger practice themselves. You will leave with the ability to go to any yoga class and feel like a truly skilled practitioner. Set in the stunning Tulum, Mexico, surrounded by sacred ruins, crystal caves, and peaceful waters, you will practice with teachers who are passionate about yoga as a method to heal the soul and truly attain peace.

    Highlights

    • Twice daily yoga classes
    • A traditional Mayan healing session
    • Classes on form and alignment in yoga postures
    • Enjoy sound healing and music throughout classes
    • Opportunity to explore Tulum's famous spots
    • Daily vegan breakfast and dinner
    • 4 nights accommodation

    Skill level

    • Beginner

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    K’in aims to be both affordable and luxurious, which is why they chose Aqua Viva Tulum. It is a newly built hotel, thoughtfully designed to blend with the outer surroundings and in harmony with the inner tranquility of sacred Tulum.

    The gorgeous hotel has two separate buildings, each offering highly finished villas and a new edition of rooftop bamboo bungalows set around a refreshing cenote pool.

    Alex suite

    This room features a stylish double bed and has free Wi-Fi, mosquito nets, and a fan. Guests staying in this suite will have access to a modern shared bathroom.

    Aqua suite

    This air-conditioned room features a modern private bathroom with a swing and a king-sized bed. It has mosquito nets, wardrobe or closet, safe, yoga mats, and a fan.

    Aria suite

    This air-conditioned room features a modern private bathroom with Jacuzzi, a king-sized bed, and a single mattress. It has mosquito nets, wardrobe or closet, safe, yoga mats, and a fan.

    Bamboo bungalows

    These newly designed rooftop bamboo bungalows feature stylish contemporary decor, mosquito nets, a fan, and shared bathroom facilities.

    Elementos suite

    This air-conditioned room features a modern private bathroom and a king-sized bed. It has mosquito nets, wardrobe or closet, safe, yoga mats, and a fan.

    Fouco suite

    This air-conditioned room features a modern private bathroom with Jacuzzi and a king-sized bed. It has mosquito nets, wardrobe or closet, safe, yoga mats, and a fan.

    Marko suite

    This room features bunk beds. It has free Wi-Fi, mosquito nets, and a fan. Guests staying in this suite will receive access to a shared modern bathroom. With permission, the organizers will pair you with someone else.

    Terra suite

    This air-conditioned room features two floors, a private modern bathroom, a king-sized bed, and a queen-sized bed. It has mosquito nets, wardrobe or closet, safe, yoga mats, and a fan.

    You will begin your day with an invigorating Hatha Vinyasa yoga practice and achieve a deep state of mental and physical relaxation with your evening Yin yoga practice. Sound healing and music will be playfully woven throughout your classes. Each class will end with a short discussion on proper form and alignment for the postures just practiced to deepen a student's understanding.

    Hatha Vinyasa yoga is one of the original systems of yoga that includes asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises). Vinyasa means flow and represents fluid movements. Hatha Vinyasa utilizes breath to create fluid movements through various yoga postures. Yin yoga encompasses long-held, static postures meant to stretch the connective tissue around joints. The goal of Yin yoga is to achieve a deep state of mental and physical relaxation.

    All of the teachers at K’in care about providing a class that feels both challenging and accessible to you. They would happy to work with you between classes, providing feedback on proper form, alignment, and any other questions.

    Often when you start practicing yoga, you don't have the opportunity to learn good form that builds strength in the body and protects your bodies from injury. Your teachers will aim to slow down the practice and offer explanations for why you practice certain poses and what the benefits are.

    Daily retreat schedule

    • 08:30 Hatha Vinyasa practice
    • 10:00 Breakfast, tea, and spare time
    • 12:00 Personal time, excursions, or yoga philosophy class
    • 17:30 Evening Yin yoga with sound healing
    • 19:00 Dinner
    • Alia Mai

      (Yoga)

      Alia Mai is a yoga teacher with a master's degree in social work and mental health, as well as a nutrition certification. She has been practicing and studying yoga for 12 years, in pursuit of ways to live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. Her studies took her on a journey to her mother-land, India, where she lived and studied with her yoga and meditation teacher in 2009. Alia is passionate about yoga and meditation to gain both mental and physical strength and to overcome stress and anxiety.

    • Rony Ghoraishy

      Core Power Yoga in Sherman Oaks, California. Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)

      Rony fell in love with yoga the first time she stepped foot onto her mat ten years ago. Yoga is the one thing that makes her feel stable through all of life’s trials and tribulations. As her own practice began to take root, and as her passion intensified, she realized that she wanted to teach and empower others through their practice. Shortly after, she enrolled in a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification at Core Power Yoga in Sherman Oaks, California.

    This retreat will take place in Tulum, a resort town on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, around 130 kilometers south of Cancún.

    Nearby places

    • Cancún International Airport (CUN) - 2 hours
    Activities
    • Massage
    • Spa
    • Swimming
    • Swimming pool
    • Temazcal
    General
    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Beach nearby
    • In-room safe
    Services
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Mosquito net

    During this retreat, you will be served daily nourishing vegan meals, teas, and juices which will be provided by a local organization working in collaboration with a local organic permaculture farm.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Drinks

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Vegan
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    There are optional excursions available to Tulum's sacred healing cenote waters, ancient Mayan ruins, and fabulous beach spots. Upon arrival, guests will have the opportunity to sign up for one or all of these day trips.

    Additionally, you will be offered a Temazcal, a traditional Mayan healing sauna, an opportunity to participate in discussions on the philosophy of yoga, spa treatments, and excursions to Tulum's most beautiful secret spots and ruins.

    The price of this retreat includes one Temazcal session. Spa treatments are available upon request. A massage therapist and an Ayurvedic therapist will be available to offer treatments in the comfort of your room.

    • 1 Temazcal session
    • 2 yoga classes per day
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • Daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner
    • Additional activities
    • Additional meals
    • Airfare
    • Airport transfers
    • Excursions
    • Personal expenses
    • Spa treatments
    • Tips
    • Travel insurance

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Cancún International Airport (CUN). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. K'in Yoga Retreats can arrange an airport transfer ahead of time. The distance from Cancun to Tulum is approximately two hours.

    Arrival by bus

    Buses are easily accessible and offer direct transfers from the airport to Tulum.

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Narda Razack from Toronto, ON

      "What an absolutely amazing experience for a first week long yoga retreat! The setting was serenely beautiful, the yoga instructors were professional and outstanding in their ability to guide us through our daily yoga classes, the food was superb and of course Tulum is the best backdrop for this experience. I felt completely at peace during this retreat and the yoga was the number one reason why my mind, body, heart and soul felt so connected and I experienced utter bliss. "

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    • Review by Sarah M.

      "I am giving this retreat a score of 10 because it is so excellent and I enjoyed it so much."

      "The retreat provided a good balance of strengthening and restorative practice along with movement meditation and time for reflection. The sounds included such a drumming, chants, poetry reading enhanced relaxation and recovery. The practice seemed to be mindfully thought out to assist in this. The optional termazcal (mayan sweat lodge) contributed to more healing and restoration although this may not be for everyone."

      "What can I say about the food: it was excellent catering vegetarian and vegan. The meals contributed to healing of the body along with the mind and soul. The retreat has left an aftermath of a sense of peace and calm that is continuing. I did the Santosha retreat and plan on doing another one in May."

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    Testimonials

    • Review by Samantha Savard from Steamboat Springs, CO

      "The Santosha retreat I attended with Alia and Megan was everything I wanted and more! Relaxing, rejuvenating and fun! Everyday I felt uplifted and inspired! The people were lovely, the food was delicious, the daily yoga practices made my body feel so good and what better place to experience this than the beautiful Tulum! I give it 10/10 and would recommend a retreat with these ladies to anyone looking for a fun and fulfilling getaway! I am already booking my next retreat! Thank you for everything! "

      "Love and light!"

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    Tulum, Mexico

    K'in Yoga Retreats, in Tulum, Mexico, is a space to connect deeply with your body and breath, practice yoga, and nourish yourself in nature's beauty.

    Speaks English

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