American Aerobic Association International / International Sports Medicine Association (Vinyasa Yoga)
Joanne has been sharing her humor, sense of vitality, and yoga practice with people in Tulum since 2006. Her practice is based in 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).
For Audra, connecting breath with movement is very important. Her classes reflect that and are smooth and sweet but also strong and introspective. She helps clients find alignment organically in their asana practice while they connect to their breath, respecting the living and forever-changing aspect of asanas. For the last two years, she has trained yoga teachers to find their intention, purpose, clarity, truth, and voice in a similar way as she has found hers. Her over 700 hours of training and teaching have helped her find the highest version of herself, which she shares in her practices.
Yoga Dicha Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
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.
Alive Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Yoga)
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 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.
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.
Ayurvedic Institute (Ayurveda Practitioner)
Iris completed her Sivananda yoga teacher training in 2001 at 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.
Ricardo is a yoga instructor at Tribal Yoga Tulum.
Kimberley Cormier Maine
Two Thumbs Up!! I loved my stay at Tribal Yoga Tulum! I wish I had booked for longer because it took me four days to get over the fear of riding my bike. But Marianna talked me through it and I managed to wobble around town. The dive shop offers snorkeling tours of the cenotes. We went to Dos Ojos and it was amazing!! I don't know how to describe it really but it's like a fresh waterway in a cave and it's even a bit chilly. Intrepid people actually scuba dive for miles underground in them! And just for the record, Joanne's partner, Alex, discovered the oldest human remains in the Americas in one of the cenotes. How cool is that?? I noticed that one review complained about noise but the windows do close and you have AC. And if you don't hear a rooster crowing, you're probably not in Mexico. I slept like a baby. I hardly used the AC because there was always a breeze. The bed was gigantic, would easily sleep a family of four. Nice fridge and kitchen area and the grocery store is very close. I got a chance to practice my very limited Spanish. I took most of the classes offered. I highly recommend the Iyengar one taught by Eugenia. It's all about precision and alignment and you can even hang upside down against the wall. I loved the vinyasa flow classes and took my first yin yoga class ever. Joanne was out of town for most of my stay but I was lucky to meet her on my last day. She runs a top notch place. She has surrounded herself with an awesome staff, all very welcoming, helpful, and knowledgeable. Would I do it again? Hell, yeah! I'm serious about yoga but didn't want a place where you meditate 18 hours a day. This was just what I needed--quality yoga with lots of free time to enjoy the area.
Robert Gariepy Canada
Owners, People and Teachers were great. I appreciated them a lot, and they were helpful when I was in trouble. 5 Stars.
Honestly I would however say that I had real trouble sleeping, as the place was noisy (roosters, construction, parties, dogs barking, trucks, vendors with speakers and horns). I would suggest they arrange for windows to be closable in the rooms and toilets. I could make a significant difference at no-fortune cost. I also noted that the price of the room was higher than other places in the city.
The city of Tulum is wonderful. The beach, ambiance, culture are so great I might very likely come back.
Deborah Bradford Canada
Exceeded my expectations. Joanne was warm and welcoming. My room was spacious and comfortable - king bed, huge bright windows, kitchenette ( with a blender!) and seating. Cool water shower. The area is very quiet ( for Mexico). No clubs or loud bars close by. Lots of great food in the area including a vegan ice cream truck, and vegetarian place (2 min.) Huge grocery store (10 min.) and a 30 min. walk to the beach. Or use their bikes to get around. There are 2-3 yoga classes a day with all the equipment you need. Classes are small 6 - 12 people. The teachers were really welcoming. Classes are in English. The vibe is laid back, cool, and friendly. Think natural environment, soft incense and gentle music.
The little buses (collectivo) connecting Tulum with other towns, denotes, beaches, and ruins are within walking distance and there are lots of really cheap taxis. I joined the dive shop downstairs for an amazing snorkeling trip. There is so much to see and do in the area, and none of it is expensive. I wish I had booked for longer, and will certainly return.
I loved my yoga retreat at Tribal Tulum. I stayed in one of the apartments next to the studio. It was comfortable, clean and nicely decorated. I loved the convenience of just walking upstairs to the studio. The yoga instructors were all really good and each class I took was unique. Each morning I took a 90-minute class, then spent the afternoon at the beach and then returned for a 90-minute evening class before dinner. It was perfect.Everyone at Tribal Tulum was helpful. I highly recommend this place. I'd give it a 10.
Suzanne Guillemette Canada
It is with my heart full of love and a tear in my eye that I have left Tulum Tribal yoga and diving school last Monday.
Joanne, her partner and her team are just nice, welcoming people sharing the joy of life.
If you wish to combine yoga, rest and snorkeling or diving, it is the place to go.
The village of Tulum, its ruins, beach and surroundings are also worth visiting.
Tribal Yoga Tulum is warm, welcoming, and laid-back. The accommodations are unpretentious and just what you need for a stay in Tulum. Joanne is a fantastic host and very helpful from start to finish. There is a variety of classes offered each day, and the studio is sunny and breezy, with large windows looking out onto treetops. Perfect for a relaxing, reconnecting getaway!
Peggy ND, USA
My sister and I spent six days (five nights) at Tribal Yoga Tulum. We loved it! The room was spacious, new and modern, very attractive and included everything we wanted including kitchen facilities and an outside deck. We were on the second floor and enjoyed a lovely view of trees. The room had windows on three sides so we had a wonderful cross breeze and only needed to use the air conditioning occasionally.
We made breakfast and lunch in our room and enjoyed eating at local cafes for our evening mealsThe day we arrived, Joanne had fruit and coffee available.
The yoga classes were WONDERFUL. Each teacher provided something unique.
We appreciated that bicycles were provided. The bike ride to the beach took about 15 minutes and is an easy ride because of the wide, cement bike paths.
I highly recommend Tribal Yoga Tulum. Joanne and all of the staff are very welcoming and friendly.
Delvarts United States
Tribal Yoga Lofts are on target in the hit or miss game of random online bookings (9 out of 10 rating)! Guests are personally welcome by the proprietor Joanne and receive great customer service throughout their stay from a dedicated staff. The accommodations are cozy yet spacious and the studio is an ideal setting to practice. For a refreshing yoga retreat with home away from home appeal, visit Tribal Yoga Lofts in Túlum!
The hotel is very well located as the grocery is a 5 minute walk, there are restaurants and travel companies very nearby. The room was spacious, super clean, well equipped. With a breeze you don't need to use the air conditioning. They outfit you with a bike and the beach and ruins are a ten minute ride away. No need for a car. They are very friendly and knowledgeable. The yoga classes were great. Many different classes and styles. The yoga equipment is clean, up to date and they have every prop you need. Loved the teachers. Lots to do and see. Recommend highly.
Emilie Wood Sydney
I stayed with Tribal Yoga and had an amazing experience. The yoga instructors were so knowledgeable, kind and passionate. I learned so much about my body in my short stay. It's a really positive atmosphere from the moment you walk in the door. I will definitely be coming back. I also did scuba diving in a Cenote (my first time) and again, just as the yoga teachers, the instructor was so comforting and knowledgeable.
William Cody United States
My yoga holiday at Tribal Yoga Tulum was really great! Joanne is a wonderful hostess! The room was spacious and very comfortable. The yoga classes, instructors and community were very friendly and supportive. I was extremely pleased with my stay! I would highly recommend Tribal Yoga Tulum to friends and family... or anyone looking for a wonderful yoga holiday :)
Staying in Tulum with Tribal Yoga was an amazing experience. The lofts are absolutely lovely, spacious, clean and modern. Classes are taking place int a very open and modern studio at the same place. The location is great, very quiet and between town and the beach. But really the most important thing is that everyone is so friendly, generous and kind. The vibes are amazing and I felt at home right away. Thank you Tribal for the experience. I'll be back
Kim Hermans Netherlands
De yogaretraite in Tribal Yoga Tulum voldeed echt aan mijn verwachtingen.
In dit yogacentrum, waar ook tegelijk een duikcentrum aan gekoppeld is, voel je je onmiddellijk thuis. De kamer is gezellig en voorzien van alles wat je nodig hebt: een groot bed, een uitgeruste kitchenette, drinkbaar water. Er heerst een ongedwongen sfeer: je doet yoga als je zin hebt. Dit geeft je veel ruimte om je eigen gevoel te volgen. Er is telkens een yogales in de ochtend en in de avond, soms ook 's middags, van Iyengar, herstellende, Yin en Vinyasa, een hele ruime keuze dus.
De yogashala is een heel warme ruimte met houten vloer en mooi uitzicht op het omliggend groen. Tijdens de les kan je zo de aangename wind over je huid voelen. De leerkrachten zijn allen super.
De gastvrouw Joanne is een warme persoonlijkheid die je meteen thuis doet voelen. Je kan altijd met vragen bij haar terecht.
Ik zou deze plek zeker aanraden!
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 :-)
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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
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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
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Joanne is a nice person, I Love her!!! You have to visit Tribal, don't lose your opportunity!!
Roxanna Rodriguez Mexico
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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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