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Refreshing Yoga Retreat Mexico

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Mexico.

Give yourself a moment, or two, to reflect and relax your entire being. Discover freediving and yoga in Tulum and discover the true lightness of being. In this five-day certification program, you will enter the mindfulness of the underwater world of apnea or free diving and truly touch your breath and your spirit. Tribal Yoga Tulum combines the pranayama of yogic breathing and practice with a course in freediving against the backdrop of Mayan mysticism and purity. This retreat is perfect for those looking for an adventure that includes wellbeing and a new approach for encountering relaxation and mindfulness.

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Joanne, Daria, Eugenia, & 5 More…
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Transportation and entrance fees to dive sites
  • Instruction on freediving techniques, theory, and practice
  • After dives with recap of the days progress and skills assessment
  • Freediving certification under Apnea Total upon completion
  • Daily continental breakfast and lunch
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 9
Airport transfer available:
Cancún International Airport (US$140 per person)
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi

Be close enough to it all - but far enough away to relax. Loft style apartment, efficiency kitchen, full bath, air conditioning, ceiling fans, wifi and balcony. Roof deck for guests with fabulous views of the stars and moon as well as sunrises. Just below the yoga studio and above the dive shop, you cannot ask for a shorter commute to your classes. Drinking water, coffee and tea provided. Spacious and light and on the bike path that joins Tulum Pueblo to the Tulum Beach. A short drive to dive sites and many archaeological sites. 


If you like an intimate retreat or vacation that includes yoga and freediving, Tribal Tulum's personal retreat itinerary is for you. Under the guidance of certified freedive instructor Esteban Pando, you can experience the connection between your breath, the natural environment and your yoga. This retreat is an intensive that moves you deeper into your zen as you dive deeper into our amazing cenotes while learning how to control your breath and safely submerge without tanks to your limit to achieve certification with Apnea Total. You will explore your breath and learn to control it in the mystic Mayan waters of the Cenote system here in Tulum. With proximity to the authentic Mexican Tulum Pueblo and the area's mystical Mayan archaeological sites and the magnificent Tulum Beach, you will complete your certification in four amazing and full days. Freediving in the morning and Yoga in the evening with teachers who can help you move more deeply into your practice. Tribal offers different yoga styles including Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa flow, Yin, and Restorative practices. This is your time and place to recharge your breath and mind in beautiful Tulum, Mexico. Make this unlike other vacations! Choose a retreat with Tribal Tulum where you can deepen your connection your true nature, your breath.

Sample daily schedule

Day 1

  • Arrival day 1: Rest and Relax (6pm yoga available)

Day 2

  • 8:30AM - 9:45AM: Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • 2:30PM - 5PM: Freediving theory session #1
  • 6PM: Yoga (Iyengar/Yin or Restorative)

Day 3

  • 9AM - 12PM: Freediving practice #1 at Cenote Angelita (depth)
  • Lunch in Tulum town
  • 2PM - 4PM: Freediving theory session #2
  • 6PM: Yoga (Iyengar/Yin or Restorative)

Day 4

  • 9AM- 12PM: Freediving practice #2 at Cenote Angelita
  • Free afternoon
  • 6PM Yoga (Iyengar/Yin or Restorative)

Day 5

  • 9AM-12PM: Freediving practice #3 at Casa Cenote (distance)
  • Free afternoon
  • 6PM: Yoga (Iyengar/Yin or Restorative)

Day 6

  • 8:30-9:45AM: Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Option for ocean freediving session (travel itinerary and weather permitting)


Joanne Barry
American Aerobic Association International / International Sports Medicine Association (Vinyasa Yoga)
Joanne has been sharing her humor, sense of vitality, creativity and yoga practice with people in Tulum since 2006. She combines her years of yoga instruction 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) and recently a 100 Hour Yin Teacher Training, 2017
Daria Hines
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 Russian
(Iyengar Yoga)
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 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
Ayurvedic Institute (Ayurveda Practitioner)
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.
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.
Esteban Pando
Esteban started traveling abroad in 2007 as a musician. Finding himself always attracted to the sea, in 2013 he decided to settle in the Mayan Riviera and develop his passion for water. Continuing with this development he moved to Utila, Honduras in 2014 to become a dive master and a free diving instructor. Ever since he finished his training in 2015 he returned to his second home in Mexico and has been guiding people in open water using scuba gear and sharing his passion and knowledge of free diving with an ever growing population.

Retreat location

Your retreat will take place in Tulum, Mexico, in the state of Quintana Roo at the Yucatan peninsula. Tribal Tulum is a world-class yoga studio just above or next to your apartment and above the first dive shop in Tulum, called Acuatic Tulum.

Your loft apartment is on the bike path that joins Tulum Beach and Tulum Pueblo. It is a short distance from some of the area's amazing cenotes, underwater caves, and Mayan ruins. You can access tours that lead you to all of these as well as jungle adventures and amazing nature reserves and areas.

Unique features


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Pet friendly


  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Toiletries


This retreat includes daily breakfast and lunch. The lofts have kitchenettes where you can have the flexibility to cook your own evening meals, however, at your doorstep, there is a wide range of dining options available at one the several restaurants within a short walk from your loft.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Fruitarian
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)

  • Birdwatching
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Mayan cleanse
  • Mayan archeological site tours
  • Temazcal
  • Spa treatments

What's included

  • Freediving certification under Apnea Total Unlimited
  • Daily yoga and yoga mats
  • Transportation and entrance fees to dive sites
  • 5 nights accommodation in a beautiful loft apartment
  • Daily continental breakfast and lunch on day 3
  • 15% discount on scuba diving and snorkeling tours
  • Mid stay cleaning services
  • State and local taxes (19% IVA and Hospedaje)
  • Free bike rental

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Variety of spa service available on request
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal laundry

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.


Regular season


  • January 11 - December 19


Holiday season


  • December 20 - January 10

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