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This retreat was hand crafted for women looking to escape to the warmth and serenity of tropical Mexico. Reward your body, strengthen your spirit, and connect yourself with other yogis on a similar journey. The Single Yogini retreat was designed not only to offer respite from the stresses and stagnation of your normal routine but also to provide an opportunity to meet other health and yoga enthusiasts during your time here at the resort. Bask in the peaceful serenity of the jungle and our pristine beaches and connect with your peers all in one retreat!
Xinalani has 23 ocean front rooms, with a total capacity of 54 people. All the accommodations are beachfront, spacious, palm-thatched cabins floating on stilts. 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.
You will enjoy the closeness of the natural elements, the stimulation of the open-air private showers and the stunning views of Puerto Vallarta and the Pacific Ocean from your terrace. Since its very beginning, Xinalani has taken the pledge to offer a more affordable option for budget conscious travellers that seek to build community.
Big Palapa (880 square feet) and Small Palapa (650 square feet) are two separate dorm-style rooms that inspire community and friendship. They feature very comfortable single beds each with its own mosquito netting providing lots of privacy. With a great view of the jungle and the ocean, the Palapas are the perfect option for cost-wary travelers that dont mind sharing their room.
The Big Palapa has 8 single beds and 2 bathrooms; it can be co-ed or strictly girls. In the Big Palapa theres a single drawer below each bed to store personal belongings. The Small Palapa has 4 single beds and 1 bathroom. Overall the Small Palapa is slightly more luxurious than the Big Palapa for its bathroom and closet are larger, and it has a terrace and a hammock.
Both dorm-style rooms are equipped with safe deposit boxes. Big Palapa and Small Palapa guests don't get access to Wi-Fi from their room but they generally don't mind walking to the dining patio, the bar or the beach club to have free access to the internet.
Calm the mind and sooth the body with seven days of yoga, healthy-gourmet dining, meditation, and activities - all in the setting of a secluded beach accessible only by boat and surrounded by lush, mountain-jungle.
Explore the wilderness trekking through the pristine sierra behind Xinalani. Follow the guide as he "machetes" his way into the deep rain forest and leads you to a pristine waterfall. Enjoy the unique contact with local fauna and flora, away from tourists. It's a steep hike that requires solid walking shoes, light sports clothes, a bottle of water, and some bug repellent.
Maricarmen is a nationally recognized yoga teacher with over 23 years of teaching and study experience. Her Goddess Rising ™ Retreats and workshops are committed to empowering women to positively affect change in their lives and the world through the practices of YOGA. After each magical year, GR Yoginis leave transformed in their consciousness, creativity and community.
Kori has been practicing and incorporating Yoga in her life for over a decade. Through her journey she has studied various practice styles including: Bikram, Baptiste Power yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Restorative. In 2012 she completed her 200-hour RYT with Gioconda Parker. Since then Kori has gone on to receive her certification as a Relax and Renew trainer with author and world renowned teacher, Judith Hanson Lasater, and greatly enjoys teaching Restorative yoga. She received her certification through Warriors at Ease to teach meditation and yoga to veterans navigating PTSD, etc.
Xinalani is located about 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta Airport. It is only accessible by boat. Conceived as a tropical haven to host spiritual personal retreats, group retreats, teacher trainings and mind & body workshops. Xinalani is a one of a kind retreat center bringing together the best yoga facilities, beautiful eco-chic accommodation, delicious healthy food, relaxing spa treatments and supportive staff to make your dream retreat come true, all set on a wide pristine beach and a jungle of breathtaking natural beauty. Xinalani means seeds in pre-hispanic language. It is pronounced shee-nah-lah-nee.
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Xinalanis cuisine takes the folklore and tasty ingredients of the traditional mexican recipes and integrates them with an original accent to a healthy energetic diet. A menu guests will find unique and delicious. The meals are healthy gourmet style and include fresh fish, seafood, and on occasion chicken.
They do serve wine, beers, cocktails and liquors. Additionally, you'll be given an opportunity to learn from the pros and take home delicious healthy cooking habits (additional charges apply).
Guests arriving at Puerto Vallarta International Airport are greeted and transferred by car to Marina Vallarta where the short bay cruise starts. It is an easy 5 minutes drive from Vallarta International Airport to Marina Vallarta and a 30 minutes scenic cruise by boat from Marina Vallarta to Xinalani Retreat.