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7 Days Las Diosas Goddess Yoga Retreat in Mexico

  • Aurinko Bungalows, Calle Marlin 18, Centro, 63734 Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico


Womens Yoga Retreat in Mexico

Embrace your inner goddess. A woman's awakening occurs when she taps into her strength, confidence, and vitality. With the goddess retreat, you will work with acknowledging that inner power through various exercises and ceremonies, giving you practical tools to work with, now and forever. Join the movement, join the tribe. Embrace your best self with yoga, surfing, meditation, prayer, and manifestation. The time to awaken is now!


  • 2 yoga classes a day
  • Daily SUP and SUP yoga classes
  • 2 first class surf lesson, surf theory, and video analysis
  • Daily delicious organic breakfast, welcome and goodbye dinner
  • Walk tour/hike to incredible location in Riviera Nayarit
  • 1 massage or acupuncture session
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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The hotel was built in 1997, making it one of the oldest in town. Aurinko Bungalows is a peaceful, quaint hotel, with six brightly colored apartments to choose from. All of the suites include a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and an open-air porch. These commodities and much more make this home away from home an ideal place for your stay. The units have purified drinkable water; even the shower water is purified. Did you know that showering in filtered water results in greater respiratory health, and it is also one of the best ways to reduce harmful exposure to chlorine and other chemicals. Besides purified water, the rooms are also equipped with air conditioner and Wi-Fi. This beautiful space makes for a very happy and convenient stay.

All bungalows have:

  • A fully equipped kitchen and outdoor hang-out area
  • A unique and beautifully decorated bedroom
  • Ceiling fans and / or air conditioner
  • Daily maid service
  • Purified tap water
  • Wireless internet

The retreat is structured around the chakra system, the seven energy centers of the body used to keep the flow of prana (life force) balanced and moving freely. Literally translated from Sanskrit, chakra means "wheel, cycle, or circle" and each chakra spins at a different frequency, promoting health and healing throughout a practitioners whole system. These centers each hold specific tasks energetically devoted to aligning the body, mind, and spirit, while allowing practitioners to journey thru each chakra individually, listening to the wisdom all seven energy centers have to offer.

Day 1: Root chakra (Muladhara)

Welcome to Sayulita. This day is all about grounding you in the Mexican soil and meeting your soul sisters for the week. Walk into the welcome circle and intention setting session upon arrival, followed by a grounding yoga practice. This is the first day of the retreat, so your focus will be centered on settling in and dining traditional Mexican style with your fellow Diosas.

Day 2: Sacral chakra (Svadhistana)

The element for the sacral chakra is water - time to get wet! This day is filled with SUP yoga, laughter, and good times. Another central aspect of the second chakra is sweetness, so expect some delicious surprises. Svadhistana chakra embodies connection, and one's ability to accept others and new experiences.

Day 3: Solar plexus chakra (Manipura)

Today is all about finding your power center. Every goddess knows deep down how powerful she can be, and your inner warrior princess shall be evoked on the third day. Expect to sweat it out, create magic, and connect with the sacred space of divine force within. Of course, beach and water time is an absolute! A morning hike to a secret view spot in Riviera Nayarit starts your third chakra adventure.

Day 4: Heart chakra (Anahata)

Diving deep into the center of your heart, individually and collectively, is today's journey. Heart-opening yoga practice, crystal healing, and a sunset SUP tour, gathering the pinks and purples of Nayarit's vast sky to add to your memories canvas are on the menu du jour.

Day 5: Throat chakra (Vishuddha)

Surf's up! Today, you will bring king energy into the mix, your own and a friend's, with a full day of surf theory, lessons, and video analysis. Former professional surfer, Kalle Carranza, will help you find your voices amongst the roar of Sayulita's waves. Giggles and screams are encouraged.

Day 6: Third eye chakra (Ajna)

The home of your intuition and center of your access into the unseen world. On the sixth day. you venture to a secret beach known for its raw healing power and manifestation abilities. A closing ceremony will be held to gather your retreat experience into something more tangible that you can bring back home into your daily lives. Las Diosas will move into your homes and hearts.

Day 7: Crown chakra (Sahasrara)

Closing the week with a morning goddess circle and Vinyasa practice, you and your retreat sisters are invited to consciously process all you have received from this week of deep practice and intentional healing. And then, if you want, you can cry and laugh your way to the airport for some high fives, hugs, and 'see ya laters'!

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Morning yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 13:00 Free time for strolling around in Sayulita
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Beach hangout / free time / surf lesson
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Free time for lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:30 SUP yoga / meditation / abundance circle / breathwork
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Restorative yoga

Walking tour to secret view spots in Riviera Nayarit are included in this retreat.

Eva Estlander

Because of Evas love for surf, sea, and sand, she traded the cold waters of Helsinki, Finland for the sunny shores of Sayulita, Mexico. Having graduated with a master's degree in Economics, Eva left the hustle of Finnish city life for the warm waters and friendly waves of Riviera Nayarit, opting instead for a lifestyle that promotes health, balance, and a deeper peace of mind. Practicing yoga, surfing, and eating fresh tropical food is the life her dreams are made of. Eva's path with yoga started through Ashtanga, but she slowly felt more drawn to different styles, including Vinyasa flow and Yin, which are now the closest to her heart. Being a devoted yoga practitioner with a deep love of sharing her passion with her students, Eva felt that it was a natural progression to become a teacher. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2013, specializing in Vinyasa flow and Yin.

As a yoga teacher, Eva combines the power of Vinyasa flow with the restorative energy in Yin. In a typical I Love Waves yoga class in Sayulita, you will feel the warmth of the flowing movement, and the strength in holding poses with integrity. Eva has a gentle way of guiding your body in to proper alignment, and works with each of her students' individual needs. She believes that these two practices complement each other and are the perfect combination for a calm, balanced body, mind, and spirit. Eva feels that to continue on this path, she must always keep an open heart and a willingness to learn from others. Therefore, she must always stay a student. Eva believes that by practicing yoga and coming into alignment with your highest self, you will live a more fulfilling life and make choices from a more centered place. After all, life is all about choices.

Leah Nicole Tisdale

Leah discovered yoga at the age of 17, after competitive snowboarding and playing ice hockey for years left her body feeling less than ideal. She studied with many teachers, initially focused on Ashtanga yoga and Mysore practice, later shifting to deeper study in the Anusara, and Iyengar lineages. Teaching and practicing yoga for 14 years, Leah has watched her body, mind, and spirit transform and blossom before her eyes, although it still took three years of rigorous asana practice before she could touch her toes in a forward fold. Practice not perfection clearly became her mantra. Having lived in Boulder, Colorado and Brooklyn, New York before moving to Sayulita, Leah grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She studied writing, psychology, and dance at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and is an avid surfer, paddle boarder, and salsa dancer. While in Colorado, Leah danced for many years with a west African dance troupe, and snowboarded every weekend, to keep her connection with the spirit of the mountains strong.

Currently a RYT 500 and Paddle Canada certified advanced SUP instructor, Leah pulls inspiration from many teachers who have crossed her path. Having studied with Doug and David Swenson, Richard Freeman, Reno Muenz, Gioia Irwin, Eoin Finn, Mike Nichols, Shiva Rea, Christine Price Clark, plus many more, Leah's journey on and off the yoga mat has been the best, and sometimes the worst, experience of her life. Her current gig of holding space for women in sacred retreat is in many ways her ideal "job". Being able to combine her love of dance, yoga, surfing and paddling, sharing with women from all over the world is a gift, both to give and receive, that she nurtures daily with great Llove and respect. With continual guidance from her ancestors and all the teachers who have come before, Leah's primary inspiration is to help others connect with their inner wild woman and the heart of crazy wisdom.

In the heart of Sayulita and opposite the main town plaza lays Aurinko Bungalows. Conveniently located 100 meters from the beach, Aurinko Bungalows is the perfect place to hide away from the hustle and bustle of town. Furthermore, Sayulita is considered to be a safe place and a beautiful bubble - the Riviera Nayarit bubble. Nayarit is so tourist friendly; many people who visit cannot speak a drop of Spanish, and still flourish. Sayulita was voted the number one international location to travel with children for Spring Break 2010 by The Today Show and Travel & Leisure Magazine.

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Kayak
  • Massage nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Local market
  • Shop nearby
  • Wireless internet

Fresh breakfast with fresh juice, different styles of eggs and much more! Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

  • Canopy tours
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Horseback rides
  • Jungle hikes
  • Sailboat charters
  • Scuba diving
  • Sunset paddling
  • Surfing
  • Airport transfer to and from Licenciado Gustavo Daz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)
  • 1 cooking class with local chef
  • 1 complimentary goodie bag worth 300 USD
  • 2 first class surf lesson, surf theory, and video analysis
  • 1 massage
  • 1 hike / walking tour of incredible locations throughout Riviera Nayarit
  • 2 daily healing and rejuvenating yoga classes (Vinyasa and Yin)
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious, organic breakfast
  • Daily SUP and SUP yoga classes
  • Welcome and goodbye dinner

Arrival by airplane

You may take a flight to Licenciado Gustavo Daz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). You can fly directly from New York, San Francisco, San Diego, LAX, Vancouver, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Phoenix, Denver, etc.

Shuttle service from and to the retreat venue is included in the price.

Please arrive before 4 p.m. for shuttle service to Sayulita.

Arrival by bus

Take a local bus from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita. The bus stop is located across the highway from the Puerto Vallarta Airport exit, which is easily accessible through a pedestrian overpass that connects both sides of the highway. Ask any airport worker and they will direct you there. This option is cheaper (around 40 MXN), but will not bring you to Sayulita as fast as a taxi would.

Arrival by taxi

You can take a taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita. It costs around 50-80 USD for a one-way trip.


  • Puerto Vallarta, 25 miles
For information about the booking conditions, please send Las Diosas Retreats an inquiry.
  • Review by Jessie S. from Paris

    "Recientemente fui a un retiro de yoga las diosas 7 días con olas, me encanta y me encantó! Los instructores eran amables y acogedores, el océano era increíblemente cálido, y la ciudad era tan especial. Leah y Eva tendrán una semana increíble de talleres, aprendizaje y tiempo para explorar."

    "Ojalá hubiera tenido muchas más semanas en este pequeño paraíso. Sin duda recomendaría este viaje a cualquiera que quiera conectar con su práctica de yoga, y disfrute de la diversión en el sol y las olas."

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  • Review by Rich Walsh from Melrose, Massachusetts
    10 out of 10

    "Being late to the game, I started surfing at 55, after 10 yrs thought a lesson would be helpful . Kalle watched me on a couple waves and his input and critique were huge in making my time in the water so much more comfortable . His manner of instruction and experience made me feel that the next 10 years of surfing will be even better."

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  • Review by Monica Bruzza from Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I couldn't be more thankful for the experience my friends and I had with the I Love Waves - surf and yoga package. It was most excellent!"

    "It was my very first time taking a surf lesson and I can't imagine it being any better. Kalle is incredibly skilled as an instructor. He is kind and comprehensible - which is a great combo to have real-time in the water! Kalle communicates and critiques in a clear and effective manner which allowed me to easily understand and make improvements to my technique and avoid bad habits from the beginning. I have quite a bit of room for improvement in the surf department but I can't wait to get back to Sayulita for more! P.S. I caught many waves and had SO much fun!"

    "Eva provided really great yoga guidance. As a surfer herself, she had experiential insights as to what our bodies needed and were calling for, even if we didn't know it ourselves. The yoga practice balanced out the surfing in such a beautiful way - they should ALWAYS be paired, in my opinion. Each class we took had elements that were engaging, relaxing, and playful. Don't surf without yoga, folks!"

    "The folks at Lunazul (home base) are awesome! I'm so happy that they were part of our Sayulita trip! Also, side note - brick and mortar: Lunazul (surf) and Moon Shala (yoga) are super clean, colorful, and nice! You'll love waves too!"

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  • Review by Katie W from Colorado, USA
    10 out of 10

    "SURFING: A couple friends and I chose the 3-day I Love Waves package (3 surf lessons + 3 yoga classes) and it was super perfect. I really wanted to surf, and had tried a few times (even with lessons) but it wasn't clicking. And FINALLY here it did! We surfed so many waves thanks to Kalle. A teacher that has a passion for the sport and for teaching itself is such a rare find, and we happily stumbled upon that by meeting Kalle. It’s beautiful to see him work and his own happiness out there is infectious – we laughed and joked a lot - super good times! He obviously knows and loves the waves, and genuinely wanted to pass that comfort and skill along to us. His observations and suggestions were spot on and helped me to understand what worked, what didn’t, and why. I still wipe out a lot (which is actually kind of fun - and funny!) and have a good amount to learn, but I *am* catching waves on my own and I know it will get even better with practice now that I have a deeper understanding of the basics. Also, I have to say the entire staff at LunAzul (home base for surf classes) was amazing and helpful. They are all family and friends and they made us feel like we were at home with them."

    "YOGA: Eva’s beautiful yoga classes balanced out the surfing. As a surfer and yogi herself, she had a sense of what we would be feeling before or after surfing and worked with us to design a class that fit our needs for the day. We were better on the boards with the work we did on the mat, and I’m so happy we did both the surfing and the yoga."

    "BIG big thanks to the I-Love-Waves crew for helping us to feel so very alive! xx"

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  • Review by a traveler from Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I just returned from a "Las Diosas" retreat led by two of the most lovely ladies, Leah and Eva. These women are powerful and kind hearted guides. They showed us all so much love, and fun and adventure. I highly recommend this trip to Sayulita with I Love Waves. The ladies planned so many varied activities in a week. I can't believe I am back home now. My trip was cathartic and joyful in so many ways. This is a great trip for single travelers. You will meet sisters along your journey, and get some top notch surf instructions from encouraging instructors... Namaste Ladies!"

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  • Review by Jessie S from Paris, France
    10 out of 10

    "I recently went on a 7 day Las Diosas yoga retreat with I Love Waves, and I Loved It! The instructors were kind and welcoming, the ocean was incredibly warm, and the town was so special. Leah and Eva curated an incredible week of workshops, learning, and time to explore. I wish I could have had many more weeks in this little paradise. I would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to connect with their yoga practice, and enjoy fun in the sun and waves."

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  • Review by Namita Bisaria
    10 out of 10

    "My husband and I had the most amazing experience with I love waves in Sayulita! We took four days of intermediate surf lessons with Kalle, where each morning we did 'theory' and surfed different breaks around the areas in the late morning / afternoon. The theory was incredibly useful,with well-designed and easy-to-understand slide presentations,we went through important topics such as turning, wave dynamics, and how to navigate a lineup without making anyone angry Emoticón smile We were also treated to an in-depth video analysis of our surfing which helped us identify (embarrassingly) what we were doing incorrectly. Kalle was a professional, positive, and incredibly knowledgeable instructor, and our lessons surely have empowered us to be safer and more agile surfers. I love waves (Kalle and Eva) made us feel like part of a family here in Sayulita, and we can't wait to come back!"

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  • Review by Kalle Carranza
    10 out of 10

    "Great waves, warm waters, awesome surf instruction and cool people. An experience that will change and revitalize your life!"

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  • Review by Vip Gupta from San Francisco, California
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing group of knowledgeable and dedicated instructors. The facilities and guidance are the best in Sayulita / Vallarta. We're coming back just for the I Love Waves experience!"

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  • Review by Hollis Chad McClard III from New Braunfels, Texas
    10 out of 10

    "Best of the best in sayulita and the puerto vallarta area"

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  • Review by Eva Estlander
    10 out of 10

    "The best you'll find in Sayulita Emoticón smile. Luxe accommodation, perfect conditions for beginners and rejuvenating yoga, yes please!"

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  • Review by Frida Ã…lgars
    10 out of 10

    "Couldn't have better people to ensure the best time while visiting! Go and see for yourself! Amazing!"

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  • Review by Peter Baumgartner

    "Kalles passion for surfing is infectious. As a coach, he knows how to give just the right advice at the right time without bombarding you with more information than you can handle. If youre looking to level up your surfing I strongly recommend booking a session with Kalle."

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  • Review by John Winsor

    "In my first session, Kalle's coaching dramatically improved my surfing. I picked up more in a few hours with him than I would have in six months on my own."

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  • Review by Jessi Hunt

    "After 2 years of no improvement in my surfing, I finally decided to hire a personal instructor that could help me learn more fundamentals. Kalle was the perfect teacher. Not only did he thoroughly explain the theory and mechanics of surfing, but he intently watched my every move, and gave me personalized instruction that I could instantly apply and see results. If you want to be pushed into waves, there are no shortage of schools available to you, but if you are truly looking to improve your surfing, understand the waves, and be safe in the water, start with Kalle."

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  • Review by Namita Bisaria

    "My husband and I had the most amazing experience with I Love Waves in Sayulita! We took four days of intermediate surf lessons with Kalle, where each morning we did theory and surfed different breaks around the areas in the late morning / afternoon. The theory was incredibly useful, with well-designed and easy-to-understand slide presentations, we went through important topics such as turning, wave dynamics, and how to navigate a lineup without making anyone angry! We were also treated to an in-depth video analysis of our surfing, which helped us identify (embarrassingly) what we were doing incorrectly. Kalle was a professional, positive, and incredibly knowledgeable instructor, and our lessons surely have empowered us to be safer, and more agile surfers. He has a great teaching philosophy, and is truly invested in making everyone around him a better surfer. I Love Waves (Kalle and Eva) made us feel like part of a family here in Sayulita, and we cant wait to come back! "

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  • Review by Jason Glaspey

    "Kalles instruction extended far beyond the base mechanics of surfing, but covered everything the physics of the wave to the etiquette of the lineup. However, he also never lost sight of the goal, which is to enjoy the waves and the surf, which is exactly what we did."

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  • Review by John Madere

    "Kalle did a great job of helping me take my surfing to the next level. He uses a clear, analytical approach to drive home basic principles before you even get into the water, and then inspires you to apply those lessons once youre out in the waves. His intuition and impressively keen eye for details helped me improve my surfing faster than I could have imagined."

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Sayulita, Mexico

Las Diosas Retreats is a yoga retreat company based in Sayulita, Mexico. 7 days. Surf, yoga and SUP.

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Special discount

Two persons joining this retreat together are eligible for a special discount of 10% per person.

Thursday January 19, 2017
(7 days / 6 nights)

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