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Treat yourself to yoga and meditation in front of the sea. Learn about mantras and how to incorporate meditation into your daily practice. Indulge in our fabulous Mayan spa treatments and massages. Cover yourself in Mexican clay to detox and purify your skin, then wash it away in the sea. Join us for a yoga + spa retreat in paradise to rejuvenate, refocus, reevaluate, and reconnect.
Tulum is a yogi’s paradise! Tranquil, crystal clear waters, powdery white sand beaches, amazing yoga, great food, mayan ruins, and healing powers rooted deep inside the earth. We start the days with an invigorating vinyasa flow morning practice, enjoy healthy and fresh meals, offer free time to relax by the Caribbean Sea or explore the wonders of the area. Afternoon practice is a yin or restorative to wind down the day. You will reconnect and rejuvenate yourself in this amazing Mayan land. You know you deserve it!
Enjoy their own private villa right on the beach road in Tulum. Ocean across the street, steps from all of Tulum’s hottest attractions, and miles of beach to walk. Plus we have our own private pool and beautiful yoga space. The house has 5 bedrooms, 3 shared indoor bathrooms and a pool bathroom, dining area to enjoy breakfast, restaurant across the street, and an ample yoga space for outdoor practice.
Tulum is an ecological zone which means rustic luxury. We have electricity and solar powered internet 24 hours per day. Sheets and towels are changed only when necessary to conserve our precious natural resources and we offer ocean breezes instead of air conditioning. Most of the year the weather is very comfortable and you are lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves just steps from your bed. We heat our own water for showers and tread lightly on the land that hosts us all.
Retreat Itinerary is subject to change when and if necessary during the week. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we work sometimes with circumstances beyond our control (like weather).
Taxis are not allowed to wait outside the Cancun International airport at arrivals so a transfer needs to be arranged for a private car service pick up or there is a local bus that takes you to Tulum town (please review our FAQ page for full details on the bus).
If you would like us to arrange transportation to and from the airport for you please let us know by sending your full flight itinerary and we will send instructions for finding your driver. We will try our best to pair those arriving at similar times together in an attempt to share the costs or if you need a private ride (at a rate of $135usd each way) we are happy make those arrangements.
Please look for the YOGA ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE sign outside your terminal if you plan your transfers with us.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)
Native to Huntsville, Ontario, where she owns Sacred Breath Yoga studio, Wendy’s teaching style is intimate and inclusive, leaving you with an invitation to begin where you are in your body, and allow the journey to unravel from the inside out. She weaves a tapestry of practical guidance, subtle details, and deep insight so that you may access a pathway to self-discovery unique to yourself. Wendy has 12 years of teaching experience and she follows the roots of the Hatha yoga tradition.
New York Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Nina has been practicing yoga for more than ten years. She grew up watching her mother practice meditation and yoga, which was an experience that made a profound impression and deeply influenced her approach to wellness. Nina completed her 200-hour registered yoga teacher training at New York Yoga, studying under Michael Gilbert. She simply wants to give students what she continues to receive from her teachers, which are love, peace, and the simple things that slowly started to change her life.
Andrea has been learning from the best for over a decade. From the sweet song she learned while chanting with Jai Uttal to the cosmic dance of her laughing lotus teacher Jasmine Tarkeshi, from the sumptuous flow she fell for with Janet Stone to the intelligent alignment of Jason Crandell, Andrea connects an ever-growing well of experience with impressive music and book libraries to inspire bodies to move and minds to still. As an avid reader and professional writer and editor, Andrea works to balance the head and the heart in her classes, and in her life.
Halle Becker has been spreading her sweat and surrender fitness gospel on yoga mats and soul bikes for over 15 years. She was voted most popular yoga teacher in New York City, and her Soulcyle classes have a devoted following of celebrities and New York City movers and shakers, all seeking their dose of sweat and rock and roll. Halle teaches from the parts of her life that have needed healing and spiritual examination, an open book and loud preacher, Halle will help you find your truth and sing the body electric.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Laurie has practiced yoga since age 15, having grown up in a yoga family. Since then, yoga has become her healthy addiction. Having completed her 500-hour certification with the wonderful Edward Clark and Elizabeth Connelly, Laurie’s passion lies in blending many styles into a practice that is instructive, creative, and fun. Her masterful adjustments will change your practice. She is familiar with the Iyengar tradition, Vinyasa flow, and Ashtanga Vinyasa.
Darlene has trained extensively with Swami Niranjanananda in India in the Sivananda Yoga style and in Taiwan studying Tantric Yoga gaining 300 hours of formal training plus many more here in Tulum with the numerous yoga retreats she manages and gets to attend. You can expect to flow while being guided with inspirational messages, incorporating the poetry of the body with verbal cues to challenge and guide the mind to a peaceful place of presence.
Pepper is an intuitive healer, a nurturing believer, and a compassionate creator. The environment she creates is warm, welcoming and super supportive. Taking you to the depths of your internal guidance, she speaks in a language that truly resonates on a soul level. Pepper is a Breathwork teacher, Reiki practitioner and yoga instructor. She has practiced the healing arts for over 15 years and has studied with some of the world’s leading masters.
Tulum is a yogi's paradise. Tranquil, crystal clear waters, powdery white sand beaches, amazing yoga, great food, Mayan ruins, and healing powers rooted deep inside the earth.
Meals consist of delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine enjoyed in Zamas restaurant
The following meals are included:
Kiteboarding is one of the most popular water sports in the world. Here in Tulum we are lucky enough to have the perfect conditions such us lots of wind, tranquil waters, and gorgeous scenery. The International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) has implemented more safety regulations on the equipment and the sport in general making it more accessible to the willfull newbie. Innovations in kite design, safety release systems, and instruction make it a very approachable sport. The professional instructors are experts providing the most efficient and safest kite boarding lessons to students.
The mysterious population of hundreds of thousands that just seemed to vanish into thin air. There are many speculations as to what might have happened to this peaceful people but we cannot know for sure. Come explore the impressive cities they built both to live in and to celebrate their Gods here in this blessed land.
From these famous ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea you will find a small site with ocean access. Enjoy a different perspective as you swim out into the ocean and then turn to take a look up at what the ancient Mayans must have also believed was truely paradise. Explore this local site on your own. Entrance fees are low and you can rent an audio set if you like. Biking to the ruins from the beach road is simple and easy, just head north on the beach road and you will run right into the entrance.
Coba is another impressive Mayan ruin site nearby to Tulum where you are still able to explore the city by bicycle (of foot if you choose) and have the opportunity to climb your way to the top of the largest pyramid in the Yucatan for a breathtaking view of the lush jungle surrounding you. A half day tour to Coba includes roundtrip transportation, a cenote dip, entrance fees, lunch for 135 USD per person.
Chichen Itza, one of the New Wonders of the World is a pre-columbian site built by the Mayans in the center of the Yucatan Peninsula. Set perfectly to cast shadows of the sun as it rises and sets during the Spring and Fall Equinox, this impressive city is home to the famous feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl said to slither down the side of El Castillo, with the sun’s movement into the ground. In the Spring to fertilize the crops and make for a bountiful harvest and in the fall to protect the ground and prepare for the coming cycle. Also noteworthy in this well-preserved site are the Great Ball Court and the Temple of the Warriors. Completing this tour you will also have the opportunity to wander the colonial city of Valladolid, shop in the markets and marvel at the architecture that make this city so unique. A full day tour to Chichen Itza includes a cenote dip, colonial city stop and lunch for 145 USD per person.
Learn to create your own handmade tortillas, fresh salsas, moles, fire stone soup, fruit waters, and appetizers all under the expert guidance of a professional chef here in Tulum. The cooking school is a fun way to spend an evening with friends or make some new ones in a drop-in class.
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Join in paradise to explore cenotes, unique only to the Yucatan Peninsula which is home to the world’s only natural, underground river systems. These crystal clear fresh water sink holes were known to the Mayan culture as the passage and connection to the underworld. Come explore these cool, fresh water pools filled with cavelike formations, stalactites, stalagmites and incredible lighting effects in the crystal clear water. Unlike anything you have ever experienced, these majestic caverns offer marvels at every turn making memories to last a lifetime!
Enjoy great visibility and colorful reef dives along the second largest reef in the world with sightings of caguama sea turtles, bull sharks, stingrays and more. Opportunities for diving with bull sharks when in season or to the deepest cenote in the area.
Guides and instructors are PADI or NACD certified, cave and cavern trained with years of experience diving in the area. Your safety is of the utmost importance and staff provides all the knowledge for beginnings and experts alike to dive safely in these wonderful underground worlds.
The biosphere reserve of Sian Ka’an, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 boasts nearly 800,000 acres of pristine biodiversity. With 23 known archeological sites of the Mayan civilization and over 200 successful conservation projects to date, this fantastically beautiful nature preserve is home to a variety of wildlife species and rich Mayan history both ancient and still in practice today.
This tours offer you the opportunity to connect with nature and explore untouched beaches, lagoons, and jungle. You can also choose to have a first hand look inside the Mayan community and take part in their sacred rituals and ceremonies.
This adventure includes a ruins visit with a local Mayan guide who details the ancient city and how it was used. Then a boat ride through freshwater lagoons leads you through canals used by the Mayans to trade goods with other inland cities. Jump in for a float with the current through the mangroves and crystal clear water.
During the months of June to late September this place is host to the migrating whale sharks as they make their way around the world. Passing through the waters just north of Cancun adventurers have the opportunity to head out in to the ocean and swim alongside these ‘Gentle Giants of the Sea’.
Measuring up to the size of a yellow school bus, the grace that these creatures exude is impressive and stunning. Eating only plankton, they skim the surface of the Sea with a wide mouth (about 3 feet in width!) taking in as much of these tiny organisms as they can until they dip below the surface again. With a well-trained and knowlegable guide at your side, you will be fortunate enough to snorkel and experience these amazing fish, the second largest species in the ocean.
The peacefulness and tranquility that accompany this tour will make it one of the most amazing experiences of your life.
Yoga Adventures Worldwide can help with your plans for snorkeling with the whalesharks. It is a lot for 1 day so it is recommended taking at least 2 days for this experience. Yoga Adventures Worldwide arranges your transportation and accommodations on the small island of Holbox, just north of Cancun at one of many adorable boutique hotels. Package rates vary depending upon availability. These tours and accommodations are in high demand so Yoga Adventures Worldwide recommends booking as early as possible. Please contact them for more information
Joyful feet (reflexology and foot massage). 60 minutes for 95 USD
Reiki therapy and massage. 90 minutes for 135 USD
Thai massage (non-oil). 90 minutes for 135 USD
Exfoliations and body wraps
Marine crystal and papaya
Mayan clay and honey
Nopal and aloe vera
All 60 minutes for 95 USD
Begin on the beach with a large jar of Mayan Clay (TM) mixed with honey and sea water. Applying this detoxifying mixture to your body, face, and hair is said to be the fountain of youth. Get your neighbor’s back and help them style their new hair do then settle into a more inward reflection as we guide you through an affirmation meditation in front of the sea. A rinse in the Caribbean washes away anything that is no longer serving you. Notice the immediate effects this natural remedy has on your skin. A fun group activity and an amazing experience. 45 USD (4 person minimum).
A truly unique experience that will leave you feeling like new. 90 minutes for 135 USD.
The temazcal (or sweatlodge) was traditionally used by the Mayan culture to purify the body, mind, and spirit to reach a deep connection with Mother Earth. They would enter the temazcal for days at a time in search of the answers within themselves, exiting the ritual as a newly profound being. Laboring women also enter the temazcal to birth their babies using the heat, aromatherapy, and chantings as a guide in bringing a new life into the world. In general, the temazcal was viewed by the Mayans as the womb of Mother Earth.
Yoga Adventures Tulum offers a sample of this traditional ceremony to visitors from all over the world. You begin with a purifiying ritual of burning Copal, a sacred Mayan tree resin to cleanse and harmonize the body, mind, and spirit. A freshly made herbal tea is used to splash over heated volcanic rocks to produce a fragrant steam which begins to relax and detoxify the body. Four guided meditations are used inside the temazcal each focusing on a different cardinal point. These meditations will be accompanied by chanting and ancient music. Between each the door to the temazcal is opened to allow in fresh air and new energy of the next cardinal point. Once outside the temazcal refreshing cenote water is used to cool and hydrate the body.
The temazcal experience is unique to each participant. It is said to release emotions, creativity, toxins, and more. Step inside for yourself and find out what you will discover through this ancient Mayan tradition. This Temazcal ceremony is about two and a half hours of total release of toxins, physical, emotional and spiritually. You will be within the actual temazcal (clay steam dome) for approximately an hour and 12 minutes. 95 USD per person. Private and group temazcal also available (please inquire for pricing.
Please book your flight to arrive at Cancun International Airport (CUN). If you would like Yoga Adventures Worldwide to arrange transportation to and from the airport, please let them know by sending your full flight itinerary, and they will send instructions for finding your driving.
Yoga Adventures Worldwide will try their best to pair those arriving at similar times together in an attempt to share the costs, or if you need a private ride (at a rate of 135 USD each way). they will be happy to make those arrangements.
Please look for the Yoga Adventures Worldwide sign outside your terminal if you plan your transfers with them.
More adventurous souls can take the local bus from the airport or town of Cancun. Upon arrival at the airport, you will see an ADO booth where you can get your tickets and ask for the current schedule (the attendants are Spanish-speaking).
One-way tickets are around 15 USD. Buses take you to the town of Tulum (make sure not to go to the ruins) and from there, you must take a taxi to the house. Taxi prices vary from the town to different hotels along the beach road.
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