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Give yourself this special week full of mind-body opening while you amaze your senses on land, water, and underwater! Tribal Yoga Tulum has created a perfect combination of yoga and scuba / free diving for an experience that you will remember for a lifetime and improve both your diving and yoga skills. Take this time to rediscover yourself and perhaps your partner, after too long a time disconnected from nature and your passion for yoga, diving, and the natural environment.
Your lodging will be at Acuatic Lofts and Flying Cloud Hotel. Acuatic Lofts 2 and 4 are spacious private rooms with a kitchenette, balcony, air conditioning, and ceiling fans. It has a minimalist design yet comfortable with all the necessary items to create a perfect base for this yoga and dive holiday.
In Tulum, your space has air conditioning and ceiling fans. Your loft space has a comfortable king-sized bed and fold-out queen-sized couch. In XCalak, you have either a king or queen-sized bed, ceiling fans, and a marvelous balcony or patio space to meditate under the stars or journal by the sea. The Xcalak rooms are directly on the marvelous Caribbean beach.
While staying here, you will certainly feel at home. Located just downstairs from the Tribal Yoga Studio and just above the Acuatic Tulum Dive Center, you have convenient access to Tribal and Acuatic's facility and staff as well as Tulum’s neighborhood restaurants and shops.
Acuatic / Tribal is on the bike path to the beach and is about a 20-minute bike or 10-minute taxi drive to the beach. Although you are not directly on the beach, you will have fabulous access to the most sought-after cenote dive sites and easy access to the magnificent Tulum Beach and the cultural attractions of Tulum Pueblo.
They have reliable internet at no extra charge in both Tulum and XCalak. However, this will be the perfect time to hit pause and let go of the digital world. Use this retreat to notice the breeze in the surrounding trees and the warm air on your face or relax on a nearby hammock before you are off to your next yoga class or dive adventure.
This retreat is like no other if you are an adventurous person who also wants to take care of yourself and touch the breath of your being. The locations, the guides and teachers and the activities are the best available. You will not only have fabulous experiences but also meet places and people who can introduce you to yourself and some of the most amazing natural areas on the planet.
If you are a certified diver and want to experience the best of the spectacularly unique cenotes and Caribbean coastal reef while improving your yoga, this week is for you. If you are not certified, Tribal can help you get there. They can certify you as part of these unique and memorable experiences. Just let them know and find a friend to come with you. You can both get certified and become lifelong dive and yoga buddies.
Tribal Yoga Tulum has the perfect combination of yoga and scuba / free diving for an experience that will cultivate a sense of inner peace while fostering that ideal sense of accomplishment as you improve both your diving and yoga skills while you fill your energetic tank. Give yourself this special week full of mind and body opening as you are introduced to ancient places and waters that will fill your senses and soul.
Introduce yourself to another existence on land and underwater in some of the hidden and not so hidden parts of the Yucatan. Sometimes, the most amazing jewels are right in front of you but you cannot see them until you observe them with the right eye. Let your eyes be opened and see the wonder all around. As you practice and dive in amazing places, you will cultivate peace and quiet for the mind, refreshing energy for the body.
This intensive one week will allow you to drop out of normal life for a period and renew as well as refresh your inner spirit and zen. With incredible teachers, guides, lodging, and natural areas, you will immerse yourself in your yoga practice and diving in a way you have never allowed yourself before.
Upon arrival on Saturday at Cancun airport, a chauffeur will meet you to bring you to Acuatic Lofts at the Acuatic Tulum Dive and Yoga Center where your hosts Joanne and Alex will meet you. Your loft has air conditioning, a kitchenette, balcony, and king-sized bed with a sofa couch for people sharing.
Your lodging embodies a place where you can unplug, slow down, and get back in touch with your true nature and the natural environment around you. After relaxing and unpacking, you can participate in a Restorative yoga class at 18:00 at Tribal Tulum yoga studio.
On Sunday morning, Tribal Yoga Tulum has two cenote dives geared toward your level of ability before an afternoon of relaxation and preparing for an early start on Monday.
Monday’s yoga class with pranayama starts at 08:30 before your free dive experience in Kaan Luum Lagoon. After the free dive, the truck with your gear and lunch will take you to Xcalak, a three-hour drive heading south through the Mayan countryside. Once there, you will find your rooms at the Flying Cloud Hotel, tour the Xcalak Dive Center, and walk down to the water’s edge for a sunset kayak tour.
In the morning, you will practice yoga before breakfast and two reef dives in the Xcalak Reef National Reserve. Afterward, you will relax by the pool, in hammocks, reading, or watching a movie on the big screen in the library. Food and drink are available at the onsite restaurant, the Coral Bar and Grill.
After breakfast, you will go for two more reef dives and later in the afternoon, SUP yoga on the Caribbean Sea. In the evenings, you are free to enjoy cocktails and hang out at the pool. Tribal Yoga Tulum will have a special guest give a dive presentation before dinner.
In the morning, you will have SUP yoga on the lagoon before checkout at 11:00 and drive to Tulum for a tour of the Tulum ruins and yoga at 18:00.
You will dive at Dos Ojos with an option for the deeper dive in the pit for advanced divers. The afternoon is free time before yoga at 18:00.
On Saturday, you will have an option for a sunrise bike ride and yoga at 08:30 before transfer to the airport.
Notes: All reef dives are dependant on weather. In case of inclement weather or sea conditions, the dive sites will be modified to include additional cenote dives or some snorkeling areas. The cenote dives will mean lodging at Acuatic Tulum. Unless participants decide otherwise, you will spend at least one day at XTC either diving or snorkeling with SUP yoga.
During this retreat, you will enjoy a guided kayak tour in the reef in Xcalak.
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
Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Alive 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
You will explore areas in the Yucatan Peninsula, specifically the cenotes or underground river system in the areas surrounding Tulum. From there, you will move to the south toward a remote town called Xcalak on the Caribbean Sea to explore the fabulous coastal reef system there. Cancun International Airport (CUN) is 1.5 hours away. There are also other nearby attractions such as Coba Mayan ruins (40 minutes), Playa del Carmen (45 minutes), and Tulum Mayan ruins (5 minutes).
Continental breakfasts will be provided for you. The food will be vegetarian or vegan. There will be welcome ceviche, guacamole, and lemonade upon arrival at Acuatic Lofts. Other foods will be at participants' expense with the exception of meals in transit to and from the XTC Dive Center.
In Tulum, there is a wide variety of restaurants available. The Acuatic Lofts, where you will stay, all have kitchenettes so you can cook if you like. In more remote Xcalak, the onsite restaurant has a variety of different meals available and full liquor license.
You may enjoy a tour of the Tulum ruins.
Cancún International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Cancun International Airport (CUN). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Tribal Yoga Tulum will pick you up from the airport.