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8 Days Yoga Retreat in Mexico

Yoga Retreat Mexico

Renew your spirit and passion for life at this off the grid retreat at the gorgeous tropical oasis of Sayulita. Join Martini Yoga for a magical inward journey, get grounded in the rawness that is the Mexican jungle, allow yourself to practice presence under the Pacific sun, bend, and stretch without the distractions of laundry or groceries, and breathe freely as you revel in the organic culinary mastery of the Haramara kitchen.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Traditional sweat lodge ceremony
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Airport transfer

Yoga styles

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this retreat, you will be accommodated at Haramara Retreat Center. It is located on the Central Pacific coast of mainland Mexico in the coastal region of the state of Nayarit (known as Riviera Nayarit) near the town of Sayulita. Situated on twelve private acres of land on the magnificent rugged coast of the Pacific Ocean, and backed by the Sierra Madre mountains, Haramara Retreat is nestled into the tropical jungle vegetation on the hillside overlooking its own private and pristine beach.

Spread across the jungle hillside, and connected by a network of private trails, native and untouched tropical vegetation surrounds and embraces each one of the sixteen unique individual cabanas (palm thatched cabins), an eight bed deluxe dormitory, two yoga shalas, an open air dining room, a therapeutic wellness center, a private beach, a saltwater pool, and a boutique.


Each charming and cozy cabana has been carefully designed to subtly merge the internal and external environments while meeting strict ecological standards with as little disturbance to the flora and fauna as possible. They are spread over the property, making each one absolutely secluded and private, with stunning ocean and jungle views abound from every one of them. Enjoy the rustic luxury of any one of the personally designed cabanas, which feature comfortable beds with hand woven sheets, oil lamps, and candles for softly lit evenings, and original and uniquely designed individual bathrooms.

All cabanas have private hammocks for lazy afternoon siestas (naps), each is equipped with its own unique and individually designed private bathroom with hot water, monogrammed towels, and an open air shower with a view.


The dormitory is a non-coed dormitory. It has been designed to accommodate up to eight people in a shared bedroom and bathroom facility. You will enjoy the same features of the cabanas but in a large open room with individual beds for each person. There are two bathrooms in the dormitory, one at each end, to accommodate up to four people each. In each bathroom there are two showers, two sinks, and one toilet.

There is daily housekeeping service for both the cabanas and the dormitory, and every detail is attended to right down to the fresh flowers. Getting to and from places at Haramara is a delight, every foot of jungle path and the private beach is hand raked each morning. It is all part of the magic.

Martini Yoga Mexico Yoga Retreat Program

Each day, Laura will lead two all levels yoga classes. The morning class will be a Vinyasa flow style class whereas the evening or afternoon class will be more gentle and restorative. Laura will also lead some conversation on yogic philosophy, history, and spirituality throughout the retreat. Laura is able to accommodate anyone on her retreats, including those with severe injuries and/or no yoga practice whatsoever. Classes will on average be 1.5 hours in length.

A sample of a retreat day:

  • Flow yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Poolside margaritas
  • Lunch
  • Perhaps indulge in a spa treatment, take a tranquil beach walk, shop at the farmers' market in town, or enjoy a drink on the terrace
  • Dinner
  • Easy yoga class and guided meditation session


Laura Martini
South Okanagan Yoga Association Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Laura is an E-RYT 500, she has been teaching yoga for nearly ten years and practicing for twelve. She has completed over 1,200 hours of Yoga Alliance approved training from Jeff and Sonya Thomlinson, Maya yoga teacher training, the South Okanagan yoga association, and the Nosara yoga institute. Laura specializes in leading unique yoga retreat experiences. Her retreats are ridiculously fun and often include booze. Some of her favorite retreat hot spots include Costa Rica, Mexico, Bali, Italy, and right at her home in the sunny Okanagan.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico. Once known as a tranquil fishing village, with its cultural blend of beaches, shops, restaurants, activities, and smiling people, Sayulita has slowly developed into a popular picturesque off-the-beaten-path travel destination. Nestled in a gentle palm tree-lined bay just 45 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport, it offers visitors and residents incredible beaches, lush jungles, and a taste of rural Mexico in an incredibly safe environment. With cobblestone streets hosting dogs, chickens, and playing children, Sayulita is a half-century away from nearby Puerto Vallarta and its huge resorts, discos, and parasailing.



  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Temazcal
  • Zip lining nearby


  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala


  • Laundry

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this retreat, you will be served three daily meals. They believe that good nutrition and well balanced meals are an integral part of your wellness practice leading to a complete mind-body learning experience and overall health and well-being. Serving this very purpose, you can definitely expect delicious gourmet meals tastefully prepared and artistically presented by some of the finest chefs in Mexico.

All meals are vegetarian based. Tofu, fish, or seafood is included once a day for protein. All ingredients are fresh, natural, local, and organic. The daily menus are carefully chosen by their head chef and are based on the ingredients that are available that day.

Furthermore, special dietary needs and requests will be gladly accommodated. Their kitchen staff and wait staff are friendly, well trained, and attentive to your every need. They also offer a selection of wines, beers, and cocktails available for an additional cost to accompany your meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

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

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy a night at the movies outside
  • Enjoy a quality horseback riding adventure in Sayulita
  • Enjoy a quaint shopping experience for unique handmade jewelry, gifts, and clothing at Haramara Retreat Center's boutique
  • Get a taste of the art of Haramara style cooking taught by their chefs
  • Go on a fishing trip in Sayulita
  • Go on a snorkeling expedition in Punta Mita and find a kaleidoscope of tropical fish, sea turtles, rays, and dolphins
  • Go on a whale watching trip in Punta Mita
  • Go on a zip lining tour along the tropical jungle of Sayulita
  • Rejuvenate yourself at their therapeutic wellness center
  • Take a hike up to one of the most sacred places in the region, Alta Vista where you will be able to see ancient petroglyphs left behind by the Tecoxquin native people
  • Take a stand up paddle board or surfing lesson either in Sayulita or Punta Mita
  • Take a Trimaran sunset sail in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
  • Take a trip up to San Pancho for a bird watching outing

Spa treatments

In a secluded clearing down near the ocean is Larimar, an open air therapeutic wellness center. It is a quiet refuge in a one-of-a-kind setting where the rhythmic sound of the surf and the gentle breeze through the trees puts you back in touch with nature. With individual private treatment cabanas, their wellness center provides their guests with a serene atmosphere.

Each member of their wellness center staff is an experienced, skilled, and highly professional therapist, whose hands are eager to communicate to you the benediction of the Haramara healing power and whose treatments are effective. Their work, together with the life force of the rest of the staff and nature, will contribute to your health and well being during your time at Haramara.

This wellness center offers sheer indulgence and exquisite pampering to compliment your stay with the wide selection of services. Take advantage of the variety of massage styles that they offer: traditional Japanese, deep tissue, Swedish, reflexology, shiatsu, therapeutic, Thai and many more. They also offer manicures, pedicures, body scrubs, and restorative and ayurvedic treatments.

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • Guided meditation
  • Traditional sweat lodge ceremony or the temazcal

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Extra drinks
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport (PVR). Martini Yoga will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Cancellation Policy

  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.
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