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An elegant eco-chic retreat set amongst ten acres of splendid unspoiled jungle on the southern shore of Banderas Bay, just south of Puerto Vallarta. This retreat is designed to rejuvenate, renew and restore your body and mind with invigorating and nourishing yoga practices. You will return home with a new perspective on life both on and off your mat. Enjoy magnificent ocean views and relax with the sound of the waves! Relax and socialize with Pradeep and new friends.
All ages are welcome as participants.
All accommodations at Xinalani are oceanfront. The rooms are private, spacious, palm-thatched cabins floating on stilts, all with one wall open to the ocean. The suites and rooms were designed with refined elegance and built and furnished by local artisans. Their cozy interiors inspire feelings of calm and serenity.
The eco-chic suite is a 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. They have luxurious amenities, and amazing settings, their privileged location on the property gives them the best view. All beds have pillow top mattresses, and gorgeous mosquito netting. All rooms have a safe locker to deposit valuables. Hot water is available in all rooms. Eco- chic suites guests dont get access to Wi-Fi from their room but they generally dont mind walking to the dining patio or reception.
The petite suite is 400 square feet. and equipped with one king size bed or two double beds with pillow top mattresses, luxury linen and 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.
There are five petite suites in total, two of them with a king size bed (suite 8 and 11), and the others (suites 9, 10, and 12) with two double beds. Petite suites guests dont get access to Wi-Fi from their room but they generally dont mind walking to the dining patio or reception.
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. 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 dont get access to Wi-Fi from their room but they generally don't mind walking to the dining patio ore reception.
Xinalani Retreat is set amongst 10 acres of splendid unspoiled jungle on the southern shore of Banderas Bay. Xinalani is an exclusive Yoga Retreat Center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Conceived as a tropical yoga center in Mexico to host spiritual and personal yoga retreats, group retreats, teacher trainings, and mind & body workshops, Xinalani combines world-class yoga studios with beautiful, eco-chic accommodation; delicious, healthy, and authentically Mexican food; relaxing spa treatments; and an extraordinary staff who takes pride in delivering an unforgettable stay for even the most discerning of guests.
Start each day with an invigorating flow class designed to explore your edges, deepen your practice and try something new. Late afternoon practices will nourish the body and mind through gentle yoga, meditation and restorative poses. The day is yours to spend as you wish - relax in a hammock, take a dip in the ocean, snorkel, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, the list is endless. Enjoy magnificent ocean views and relax with the sound of the waves as the chefs serve you gourmet healthy style meals using local grown produce and fresh fish and seafood. Relax and socialize with Pradeep and new friends as the day comes to a close.
Arrive at the Licenciado Gustavo Daz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).
Pradeep Yoga will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
Go to one of the three official taxi booths in the airport and book a cab to Boca de Tomatlan Pier. The cost if 641 MXN for one to three passengers in a car and 1182 MXN for one to five persons in a van. The Average cab ride from Licenciado Gustavo Daz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) to Boca de Tomatln is 45 to 50 minutes.
Wait at the pier, in Boca de Tomatlan or sit down at one of the restaurants on the beach and enjoy a drink while waiting. A panga (Spanish for small fisherman boat) called Xinalani will pick you up. The cost of a round trip boart ride is 20 USD per person and the travel time is 12 minutes.
From 4 p.m.
Between 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Maximum 25 persons.
Licenciado Gustavo Daz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).
Transfer from and to Licenciado Gustavo Daz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).
Fully escorted round trip from and to the airport. The cost is 100 USD per person round trip (ie the fee covers both ways, from the airport to Xinalani and back to the airport). The cost will be charged to your room, dont pay the drivers. To make transfer logistics smoother, Xinalani requires that retreat planners include the Shuttle Service in the complete retail price of their retreat. For boat transportation purposes, guests should book an arrival flight that lands no later than 4:30 p.m. and a departure flight that takes off no earlier than 11:00 a.m.
Schedule is subject to change based on what the group would like to do.
All levels are welcome.
Pradeep is also offering a limited number of one-on-one sessions during the week, for an additional cost. This is an opportunity to really delve into the yoga postures with your devoted teacher, and grow deeper and stronger in your personal practice. Individual sessions must be reserved in advance.
In this location you get a decent cell phone service from major Mexican operators. Guests reported that both AT&T and Verizon work all right.
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.
A dorm-style option may also be arranged. Please contact Pradeep Yoga for prior arrangement. If you are interested in rooming in a palapa with other retreat participants.
Xinalani is not accessible to people with limited mobility.
After landing at the airport, please take a moment to change your clothes for your trip to the retreat. The best is to wear shorts or short pants, light shirt and sandals and hat. Do not forget your sunglasses.
Yoga mat, sweaters and warm clothes, flashlight, head lights, book lights, surf board, bathing suit, sunglasses, music instruments, ipods, sunscreen and mosquitoes repellent, beach clothes and flip flops, sneakers, notebook, cash, dollars and pesos, Visa, Discover or Mastercard, alarm clock, binoculars, iPads.
Vegan gluten free options available upon request.
Xinalani is committed to the sustainable development of the local community. As an ethical venture, they offer scholarships, training in hospitality careers, and job opportunities. Xinalani was built using a variety of organic local materials. They promote an intelligent approach to the use of energy and water. They have successfully found efficient alternatives to air conditioning and they take great comfort in sharing your habitat with local fauna.
You must have a valid passport to enter Mexico and it must not expire within 30 days of your arrival for U.S. citizens, and 180 days for some other nationalities. You do not need a visa if you are a U.S. citizen. Other nationalities should check with your consulate.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Pradeep Yoga, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
Born and raised in a small village outside of New Delhi, Pradeep Teotia is an internationally certified yoga teacher who draws mostly from his training in India. He has practiced and studied yoga his entire life, starting with his grandmother in his early years. He is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners through the integration of meditation, yoga philosophy, nature's vitality, spontaneous humor, and joy. His unique teaching style brings alive the holistic nature of healing in a way that is simple, powerful, and accessible, allowing people to connect more deeply with their own authentic power and spirit. Pradeep teaches at Sivananda Yoga Ashrams and Centers around the world. He also teaches at Bhakti Fest, Wanderlust Festivals, Whistler Yoga Conference, and at the Hawaii Spirit Festival. He leads workshops throughout North America and Europe, and retreats all over the world.
Three delicious chef created meals daily (based on locally grown produce, freshly caught fish and seafood, vegan gluten free options available upon request). All meals include water, coffee or tea, and juice.
Bar purchases are not included in the price.
Gather with your friends on the sand under the moonlight. Xinalani arranges a really nice old school setting for an unforgettable night around the bonfire. Parties on the beach create meaningful memories. The cost is 85 USD per group and it includes a bottle of wine.
Anyone up for an adrenaline hit? Get on board for an exhilarating experience where you will swing at high speed from treetop to treetop through the dense tropical vegetation. The zip line tour guides provide all safety equipment for you to enjoy the day. A boat will take you to Boca where you will get on a bus that will take you to the canopy adventure park. The adventure lasts for five hours and costs 75 USD per person.
Xinalanis chefs invite you to join them in the kitchen to learn about the secrets of preparing Xinalani delights. Cooking classes are a fun moment to share with your friends and loved ones. It's also a great way to update your cooking knowledge and incorporate some healthy gourmet tricks that will impress your family back home. The lesson lasts two hours and it costs 50 USD per person.
Explore the wilderness trekking through the pristine sierra behind Xinalani. Enjoy the unique contact with local fauna and flora, away from tourists. Follow the guide trekking through the pristine sierra behind Xinalani, as it machetes its way into the deep rain forest and leads you to a pristine waterfall. The duration of this excursion is of four hours and it costs 30 USD per person.
This day trip starts in the morning right out of Xinalani's doors, your guide will take you horseback riding through the little town of Quimixto and to a waterfall. Then a boat will take you to Yelapa, another village down south where you will stroll and have a traditional lunch on the beach. When you're ready to go back to Xinalani, the boat will pick you up, fully loaded with Coronas. The duration of the excursion is five hours and the pricing is 320 USD for a party up to four, if you have a bigger group, the price for extra person is 80 USD.
Feel free to take the kayaks out for a ride and explore the coastline around Xinalani: small fishermen villages, hidden pristine beaches, etc. This activity is complimentary.
Xinalanis salsa dance class is the perfect occasion to share the passion for dance, build community, and to share moves and tips with your retreat friends. Every Thursday at the lounge.
Embark on a boat and enjoy the sea safari whale watching tour around the Bay of Banderas. Follow these magnificent mammals while they jump, splash, and play. Available from November to March, the sea safari whale watching tour is one of the most popular excursions in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The duration of the excursion is four hours and the pricing is 320 USD for a party up to four, if you have a bigger group, the price for extra person is 80 USD.
Discover the natural habitat of majestic giant manta rays, sea turtles, and exotic tropical fish. Scuba diving in Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta is an amazing and rewarding activity that you can experience during your stay at Xinalani. The boat will pick you up at the yoga retreat center in the morning and take you out for two immersions in the south of the Bay of Banderas. This activity only take place on Tuesdays and Fridays and is 105 USD for two immersions.
Stand up paddle boards are gaining popularity in the outdoors leisure world for they're really easy and fun to use and offer excellent fitness and core workouts. They are also a great way to practice yoga poses. The rental lasts for two hours and costs 85 USD per person. Board rental is included.
Whether youre a beginner or a seasoned surfer, you will enjoy this beautiful sand break, producing small to medium sized waves, breaking leftwards. Surfing season is during the fall and winter (November to March). The surf point is located two minutes away walking out of Xinalani. A lesson lasts for two hours and costs 75 USD per person. Boat rental is included.
To swim with wild dolphins is an experience that you'll cherish for the rest of your life. This excursion is one of Xinalani guest's favorites. Experienced marine biologists take you for this life-changing adventure and they decide to fund their research program by sharing with a handful of lucky souls the joy of interacting with wild dolphins in their natural habitat. The duration of the excursion is five hours and the pricing is 380 USD for a party up to four, if you have a bigger group the price for extra person is 95 USD.
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"In my experience, I have found Pradeep to be profoundly knowledgeable in the spiritual philosophy and physical anatomy of Yoga. During his lifelong background in Yoga and his experience as a professional athletic trainer, he has attained a solid foundational knowledge of proper positioning, as well as rich insight into the needs of students. Pradeep is rare in that he is fully engaged and knowledgeable enough to guide students to perceive their ability beyond their current awareness and vision."
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"Pradeep is a very good Yoga teacher with lots of experience and lots of challenges. He challenged the people even he helped and adjusted us in the different kind of Yoga postures. He is teaching continuously, discipline and with a kind of humor, which I really like."
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"Pradeeps teaching style is clear, concise, he uses wonderful projection with his voice; but more importantly he is encouraging, humble, and graceful and never loses his sense of humor and to be taught by someone of Pradeeps nature only serves to bring out these same qualities in all of us taking his class. I have never felt my practice stronger than the week of taking Pradeeps classes, not simply because he challenged me with more complex variations or by holding postures for longer than I am used to, but because he believed in me."
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