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Tribal Yoga Tulum

Tribal Yoga Tulum has wonderful facilities and some of the finest teachers in the area. They offer a variety of yoga classes and retreats.

Instructors 11

Joanne Barry

Joanne has been sharing her humor, sense of vitality, and yoga practice with people in Tulum since 2006. Her practice is based on Vinyasa flow tailored to the needs of her students. She combines her yoga with a lifetime of body knowledge developed as a competitive athlete. Her life philosophy of cherishing each moment and oneself is evident in each of her practices, reminding others that each breath and each moment is a gift. Joanne is accredited to teach yoga by the AAAI / ISMA (American Aerobic Association International / International Sports Medicine Association).

Chelsea McGettigan

Chelsea is a long-time California transplant who adores her (sun-safe) beach life. She began her practice at Moxie Yoga & Fitness in the Mission District of San Francisco and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Dicha in Tulum, Mexico. She is passionate about arm balances, good food, and her dog, Lulu. Her Ashtanga-inspired Vinyasa classes are energizing sequences focused on safe alignment and intentional movement. Though she is thrilled by challenges, she believes there is incredible strength in being gentle with oneself.

Yoga Dicha Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Daria Hines

Daria found yoga more than 12 years ago and it has helped to heal her body, mind, and heart along the way of past injury. She has studied with Shiva Rea, Mathew Cohen, and Jorgen Christiansson in California and received her 300-hour Yoga Alliance certification from Daniel Aaron of radiantly Alive Yoga in Ubud, Bali. She teaches Restorative, Yin, and Children's yoga at Tribal.

Eugenia Russian

Eugenia received her certification in Hatha yoga in 2006 and since 2009, her study and teaching are dedicated to the Iyengar method. She came to Tulum in 2014. In early 2015, she completed her grade II certification in the Iyengar tradition of yoga. She constantly updates her knowledge and teaching skills about the Iyengar method through workshops and seminars. Eugenia teaches Iyengar yoga five times a week at Tribal and one Saturday a month, she teaches a restorative Iyengar class. Tribal Yoga has wall-fitted ropes that are used in Eugenia’s classes to perfect the alignment in the asanas.

(Iyengar Yoga)

Flavio Lopez

Flavio grew up in Mexico City with a passion for innovative ideas and extreme sports and, like many people, he began practicing yoga to cure an injured ankle in 2001 while he was studying industrial engineering. He was fascinated at the way the human body mimicked the industrial machines he was studying and through his Hatha yoga practice, he correlated the repair of his body to a technical repair like the restoration of a machine. Flavio was certified to teach in 2011 and shortly after, he came to the Mexican Caribbean and Tulum to find more yoga and balance in his life.

Iris Campion

Iris completed her Sivananda yoga teacher training in 2001 in the Bahamas and has been teaching Hatha yoga ever since. She provides treatments, classes, and consultations in Ayurveda since graduating from California College of Ayurveda in 2005. She completed additional Ayurvedic studies at the Ayurvedic Institute in 2007 in New Mexico. Yoga and Ayurveda provided profound relief for Iris from chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia from a young age.

Ayurvedic Institute (Ayurveda Practitioner)

Ricardo Castro

Ricardo is from Northern Mexico, a small town called Tampico. He developed his love for bodily movement and the interaction between body and mind through martial arts, loving both the traditional aspect and the competition. He began yoga to improve his alignment in competitions and immediately fell in love with its focus on balancing body and mind. He is new to teaching yoga but an old soul with years in martial arts and the mind-body connection. He received his training in 2015 in Vinyasa flow at Yoga Dicha in Tulum, where he now lives.

Mariana Borbolla

Mariana moved to Tulum just three years ago from Guadalajara, Mexico. She studied yoga in Playa del Carmen and received her certification in Vinyasa flow from Alan Montaño. Developing a dedicated and constant practice showed her the internal and external changes yoga brought about in herself. Subsequently, she decided to share the yoga practice as a teacher. Mariana shows her students how yoga can help them live less accelerated lives and be in the moment, thus healing physical and emotional wounds.

Alex Alvaez Enriquez

Alex Alvarez is the owner and founder of Acuatic Tulum and with Joanne, Tribal Yoga. He is one of the foremost divers and explorers in the Yucatan Peninsula and knows the area literally from the inside out. He will make your trip the most memorable ever by sharing his knowledge and expertise every step of your way.

Sarah Miller

Sarah started her yoga journey as most people have, through injury. She just wanted the pain in her knees to finally go away. Yoga gave that to her and she was so excited that she decided to help other people find the same relief. Sarah completed her 200-hour training at the Yoga Village in California and discovered Bhakti yoga, a practice that includes chanting to Krishna. She found that this musical and upbeat practice helped her release unhealthy habits and negative thought patterns and she shares these methods and all things about Bhakti within the structure of Vinyasa flow.


TJ has a deep appreciation for the journey of self-exploration that is essential to learning. After years of travel, research and meditation TJ decided that the inward journey would be his focus. He began seeking out teachers to deepen his understanding and go beyond the limits he had reached on his own. He took up residence at CAVE in Brooklyn NY, a Butoh Dance & performance space and began to study movement with several visiting teachers from Japan. During that time he also began practicing Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi with Sifu Shi Yan Ming, a 34th generation Shaolin Temple monk.

Reviews 52

Carly Pierick

from United States, February 2018

"a beautiful and chill vacation"

I really enjoyed the staff at Acuatic Tulum, they were very helpful and friendly. There were different yoga classes and instructors each day, the variety was very welcome. The location is on a main street between the beach and town so it made it easy to get to both. It is close to a vegetarian restaurant called Co.con Amor that was an easy and delicious spot to get to. I hope to make it back for another week get-away.

Megan Ankuda

from United States, January 2018

"An amazing stay in Tulum!"

Joanne was an excellent host. She checked to make sure everything was ok thought my stay, and gave great suggestions about what to do. I loved the yoga, snorkeling, and my beautiful room below the yoga studio. I also was surprised by the rooftop deck area! Beautiful to count the stars at night. This place is in a great location between the downtown Tulum center and the beach.

Janine Mortimer

from United States, December 2017

Friendly atmosphere, good classes, excellent service


from Canada, December 2017

quality of the classes was excellent

location also very good

amenities in the room (purified water, beach towel, fully equipped kitchen, etc)

furniture, cleanliness

Lorraine Vallancourt

from United States, December 2017

"Lots of great teachers."

All of the yoga classes are top notch.

Rosemary Raterman

from United States, December 2017

"Thoughtfulness expressed in myriad ways"

My accommodation was beautiful, full of natural light and fresh air. The hammock on the patio lulled me to a long nap every afternoon.

The basket of fruit, the jug of potable water, the canister of coffee all conveyed a thoughtful hospitality not commonly experienced in other tourist settings.

The teachers were light-hearted and kind, yet I learned a great deal about alignment and was able to try poses I had not thought possible.

The use of the bikes to roam the neighborhood was again an expression of thoughtfulness.

Leyla Salamé

from Chile, December 2017

"Retiro yoga y playa en Tulum"

Muy buenos anfitriones. Tanto Joanne como el resto de los integrantes del equipo están disponibles para brindarte una excelente experiencia, El trato familiar y amable al mejor estilo yogui.

La habitación impecable y de buen gusto.

La bicicleta :lo máximo!!

Las clases todas excelentes, muy buenos maestros .

Leslie Tseng

from United States, October 2017

I loved the the space the location and the people and Joanne her husband everything about it. It's exactly what I needed. A large room with a full kitchen, my own little getaway hammock in a private terrace, The studio located right next to my room where I could use the space at any time if there were no classes being held.

The location was perfect, 15 minute bike ride to the public or hotel beaches and 10 minute walk to town. A supermarket no more than a 3 minute walk across the street as well as a few restaurants next door but not so close that there is a flurry of people around.

The bed was so comfortable and having the option of air conditioning is a plus especially when your coming back from the beach and am need of it.

The aquatic scuba, snorkeling store below was a treat as I didn't have to go anywhere if I wanted to take a special dive.

Joanne made it so welcoming that she catered to each of her guests needs and even organized a Telmezcal ceremony for us to attend. When I arrived she had offered to take me around town and show me special places to eat. She introduced me to another single guest and we wound up spending the whole time exploring together.

I'm planning on returning again in February.

Carol Grzych

from Poland, August 2017

"Relaxing, inspirational stay! Highly recommend!!"

I found this to be the perfect spot for yogis that are looking for a laid-back and less touristy vibe. Tulum is a great sized city where anything is accessible by bike. Joanne is wonderful and gave great recommendations for places to visit, to eat, and to relax. The yoga classes and instructors were great as well. In the few days we were there, we tried 4 different kinds of yoga (including Iyengar) and experienced our first sound bath. Truly a wonderful experience and I cannot wait to visit Tribal Tulum again soon!

Fatima Llaguno

from Sweden, July 2017

"Great experience!"

I loved my room, it was beautifully decorated and very spacious! It is in a quiet area, and only a bike ride away from the beaches and shopping streets. The classes were guided by lovely and knowledgable teachers. The vibe of the place and people was great !! Highly recommend it !!!

Elizabeth Guerra Dominguez

from United States, July 2017

"Feeling at home from the start."

Tribal Yoga Tulum is an incredible, peaceful place to spend your days in Tulum. The provide you with a stay at their clean, spacious, modern loft and offer different classes throughout the day. The yoga classes are professional and varied, with different levels and styles for you to try.

Joanne and her team are a happy, warm bunch and they definitely made me miss them as soon as I got on my plane home.

Highly recommended!

Yoshie Suzuki

from United States, June 2017

"Amazing! "

Everything is perfect here.. Yoga classes, the loft, the location, beaches, the town.. I am so glad I picked this place. This is exactly what I need in vacation.

Tribal Yoga is a beautiful studio surrounded by trees and birds. Teachers are all great and staff there are friendly and helpful.

The location is perfect, closed to the biggest supermarket in the area and everything else is pretty much accessible with a bike which is included if you stay at the loft. The room is clean, has kitchen and AC.. simple yet beautifully decorated.

I enjoyed every moment while I was there. Thank you very much Joanne, Orlando, Leif, Esteban, Marianne! I can't wait to come back and stay with you again!

Love, Peace and Om...

Martha Ann Maus

from United States, June 2017

"Space for the soul"

There are so many wonderful aspects about Tribal Yoga Acuatic Lofts. Firstly, it's located in the middle of everything- short distance to center of town, beach, ruins, cenotes, restaurants, bars, cenotes, etc. Diving, snorkeling, seeing ruins, visiting the biosphere, going to a Text Mezcal, and having so many different kinds of yoga are all offered here. The most special aspect of this place is really the kindness and care of the staff and the owners. Meeting and spending time with each of them daily makes this place feel like a second home. The yoga instructors are fantastic too. The positive energy place is embracing and soothing. It stands out for me as those I have met, who work and come to stay, have made me want to be a better person. That doesn't usually happen when on holiday. I'm forever grateful.

Indira Suriel

from United States, April 2017

"Nice location with access to multiple activities"

I really liked the location of the hotel and everything it included. I got a nice big room with a water dispenser, fridge, and private bathroom. The rooms are on the second floor and the yoga studio is on the third floor. I really like the variety of classes that were available.

Victoria Bossonis

from United States, April 2017

"Fabulous hostess "

Joanne was the most giving, kind and fun hostess. Aptartment was very clean. Variety of yoga classes daily. Great people, great food and gorgeous ocean near by.

Nicole Vicente

from Canada, April 2017

"Can't wait to return!"

What a lovely place!

My room was amazing and had everything I wanted, hammock, AC coffee.

Bicycle included !

Jennifer Reid

from United States, April 2017

"Nowhere near the beach - yoga not a priority"

One of the workshops was nice that was offered.

Natasha Halikas

from Canada, April 2017

"Relaxing and rejuvenating Safe "

Amazing and helpful staff, helped me every step of the way in planning my trip. I felt safe and comfortable my entire stay. The yoga studio itself is inspiring and the instructors are knowledgeable and personable

Alison Thompson

from United States, April 2017

"I'd stay here again!"

I liked the quality and variety of yoga. I also really liked the access to a bicycle!

Laura Subirats

from Finland, September 2017

"Una experiencia única de yoga en el paraíso"

En el estudio de yoga se respira un ambiente muy acogedor que invita a desarrollar una práctica saludable y sin estrés. Todos los maestros del estudio son grandes profesionales que escucharon en todo momento mis necesidades y me dieron opciones para practicar. Me encantaron los grandes ventanales con vistas a las copas de los árboles y los pájaros de la selva.

Joanne, la anfitriona, te hace sentir como en casa con su amabilidad y atención. La habitación fue muy cómoda, con muchos detalles como agua, frutas e incluso botiquín. Tanto la cocina como el baño estaban muy bien equipados y pude vivir prácticamente como en casa. La conexión al wifi funcionó de forma excelente en todo momento. También me encantó que el paquete incluyera el alquiler de bicicletas para desplazarme a la playa o a los cenotes.

Una experiencia totalmente recomendable, con muchas opciones de yoga y naturaleza al ritmo de uno mismo, sin sentirse obligado a seguir un horario establecido y sin ningún tipo de estrés.

Kristen Harris

from United States, March 2018

"Release Restore and Rejuvenate "

For self celebration of right foot hardware removal, and cessation of chronic pain following 3 surgeries in 2 years, I traveled alone to Tribal Tulum. I felt safe and well cared for! I attended 12 yoga classes in 6 days--5 different, fabulous instructors helped create a peaceful and nourishing practice. My last class ended with Flavio playing amazing beautiful music from his flute, a stunning magical ending. I also did 7 dives in 6 days, 6 in the amazing Cenote caves and 1 beautiful reef dive. I tried free-diving one day and quickly learned that I wanted my tank back, I am thankful for the experience. The dive guides and all the staff who cared for me were well-trained and highly qualified. I had my own bike for the week and could venture out as much as I wanted. My transportation was well-planned and seemless. I will be returning!

Cheryl Peterson

from Canada, March 2018

"Worth a second trip!"

I stayed at Tribal Tulum last year for 7 days and liked it so much I went back again this year. It has many wonderful teachers, each with their own style. Classes are fresh and fun, and never boring. You are able to pick the classes that suit you, and challenge yourself at the same time. The schedule leaves you the freedom to explore the town and enjoy the beach. I especially enjoyed being able to bike to wherever I wanted to go.

The accommodations are very comfortable, with all the conveniences you could ask for!

Kaycea Grignon

from United States, February 2018

"Amazing Honeymoon Yoga Retreat"

We love everything the yoga was amazing, room was great, everything was amazing! Thanks to all the wonderful staff!


from Ireland, January 2018

The lofts are gorgeous and the beds are extremely comfortable.

Kristen Lyn Brodrick

from United States, January 2018

"What a trip!!!"

Tribal Tulum is central: to town, beach, food, grocery store. You’re literally on the bike path. The yoga was awesome and I can be critical. My non yogi husband even went to class solo!!!

The staff are super nice and helpful. Joanne was a fountain of info and quite the hostess. We stayed onsite. It was clean, bright, all we needed was there for us. ESP the bikes! You won’t regret the trip at all.

Sandra Elliot

from United States, October 2017

"A very good and qualified Iyengar teacher "

The Yoga, the hotel, the people, the food, the beach. ?

Julissa Poggi

from United States, August 2017

"They all make you feel at home . "

The classes and freediving and the accommodations.

Mary Martinez

from United States, August 2017



Hannah Hens-piazza

from United States, June 2017

"A truly wonderful time"

I had an incredibly relaxing, fun few days here. The accommodations are beautiful (my room was more spacious than my little Brooklyn apartment!), and I had everything I needed. Joanne and her team are gracious and generous hosts, and they were available to answer any and all questions. Every yoga class I took was excellent. The level of instruction is exceptional, and there is a variety of yoga styles offered, which allowed me to try some new things (Iyengar and Yin). It's easy to get around on a bike, as the town is bike-friendly and the roads are very flat, so I loved having a bike to use! The nearby beaches are gorgeous, there are a ton of great places to eat, and there are some awesome cenotes within biking distance too. I only wish I could have stayed longer! Guess I'll have to return...!


from United States, June 2017

The yoga instructors and the location as well as the energy of the space was very nice. Great experience for growing deeper in the yoga practice.

Vickie Smith

from United States, May 2017

"Personalized solo yoga getaway "

JoAnne was a terrific host. She helped arrange my transportation to/from Cancun airport which greatly simplified my visit. The loft apartment was really a beautiful space and convenient to the studio. The variety of yoga teachers made the classes very interesting. The furnished bicycle gave me the ability to get to/from the beach/town/ruins on my own schedule for free. I took a trip to a cenote with JoAnne on Sunday afternoon and it was so beautiful. I can't imagine how this trip could have gotten any better.

Isabelle Amisse

from Canada, August 2017


Tout était parfait, accueil chaleureux, cours de yoga à des heures plus que convenables et tout est à proximité pour les loisirs!

Testimonials 5

Eva Germany

TripAdvisor website

I booked a one week yoga retreat at tribal yoga via bookyogaretreats.com.

As it was my first time to travel to Mexico I had some questions and send an inquiry to Joanne. She was more than helpful and answered always right away, so I felt very welcome and safe.

When I got there with a transfer, Joanne was there to greet me. Such a warm welcome :-) you need to know that the lofts and yoga school is within a building with a big sign for acuatic diving school on it.

It was such a lovely loft (no 4 as far as I remember). Very spacious, modern, clean and lively decorated. Joanne had prepared some water and some fruits for me. There was a cute balcony with a hammock, which I feel in love with. Never feel asleep faster than there :-) the room had three ventilator and an ac as well. The kitchen offered everything you needed to prepare a proper meal.

Lift no 4 is next to the yoga studio itself, which is more beautiful than on the pictures. It's a different energy when it's sunset or sunrise, but always stunning to join a class at each time.

I tried to take part in every class theme, but after the third day my whole body was sore so I took a break.

The classes with Daria have been the most inspiring ones. She is a great teacher and takes really care if each student. Roll and release changed a lot in my practice. Her music she played lead me to different stages and caught me.

I had the opportunity to join some classes with mindy. Challenging, fast, really good and the most beautiful singing voice I have ever heard.

Ivengar yoga with Eugenia was challenging, very good and exact. You really feel every posture and how to move into the right posture. I couldn't believe it when I hung upside down on the wall, keeping my whole weight in that posture for more than one breath.

Right next to the lofts are a lot if restaurants and a huge super market. Joanne and all her employees helped me with every question I got, (finding the post office, best hammocks to buy, best tacos to eat,...)

I booked a fabulous tour to the cenotes with acuatic diving, incredible to snorkel there. A must do when you are in the area and we had so much fun.

I could have stayed there for a couple of more weeks. Felt home right away and explored whole tulum with a rental bike which I got from Joanne. I lost one pedal and got a new bike some hours later. Perfect service!

There are always some dogs around and a little cute cat. Just adorable.

I enjoyed every single second and have been so sad to leave.

I will come back again and get my warrior on.

If you meet Joanne you will immediately know that she is a special woman, calm, lovable, laughing and joking. I didn't finished her book yet, but I am very impressed already.

Thank you tulum, thank you aquatic, thank you to all teachers to have me, thank you Joanne and her employees and thanks for the peace I took with me to Germany :-)

Barbara Dahl

Tribal Yoga Tulum Facebook page

My sister and I came back home last week after spending five days at the lofts at Tribal Yoga, and we declared it the best vacation EVER!! The quality of the yoga teachers way exceeded my expectations! I've been practicing yoga since college and have experienced lots of different yoga styles and teachers, and I have to say I was thrilled with the variety and expertise of the teachers at Tribal Yoga. The studio was lovely, as were the lofts. Tulum was PERFECT!! We're going to book for next year as soon as we coordinate our calendars!

Ana Josefina Perez

Tribal Yoga Tulum Facebook page

It was my first time in a Yoga retreat and it was amazing! If you wanted a relax vacation doing Yoga these is the Place! The room was Comfortable, nicely decorated, clean.

They had professional Yoga teachers that will keep you in tone.

I learns so much in these 4 days. I loved the Cenote Free diving Class that the offered in which you get in touch with your breathing and that marvelous experience of being under water feeling these unic experience in to the deep!

Joanne is a wise woman always with a smile!

Definitely I will love to come back again!

Jairo Basulto Mexico

Tribal Yoga Tulum Facebook page

Joanne is a nice person, I Love her!!! You have to visit Tribal, don't lose your opportunity!!

Roxanna Rodriguez Mexico

Tribal Yoga Tulum Facebook page

So excites to get back soon to get my warior on! I miss the fabulouse teachers sooo much. You have opened my world of yoga to so many types of practice. My body apreciates it as does my mind and soul.

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