Led by Sally Mitchell, RYT Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, Integrative Health and Wellness Coach
Escape to the exotic beachfront resort, Maya Tulum Mexico, a premiere yoga and wellness destination on the Caribbean. Just 1.5 hours drive south of Cancun and 15 mins drive south of the Mayan ruins at Tulum, this magical and mystical hidden gem is bordered by the ocean on one side and the jungle on the other. Step out of your cabana right onto the beach, just footsteps from the ocean! This is the perfect place to destress, rejuvenate and connect mind, body, soul.
As well as retreating from your daily life, you will have the opportunity to deepen your yoga practice with 2 yoga classes daily, including vinyasa flow for all levels and yin/restorative yoga, healing and rejunvenating for the body, mind and soul. Two optional workshops will be held during the retreat (learning natural, efficient and injury free ChiRunning and ChiWalking, and taking yoga off the mat into your daily life, including some yoga philosophy and an overview and discussion about the eight limbs of yoga). All yoga classes and workshops are optional although highly encouraged.
Massages and spa treatments are available onsite at Maya Tulum, and optional activities and excursions may be arranged on arrival (such as snorkeling, stand-up paddleboard, biking, hiking, and visits to beautiful lagoons, caverns and popular Mayan ruin sites at Tulum). Read more about Maya Tulum's excursions.
The yoga classes will be a blend of Vinyasa Flow and Hatha, linking movement with the breath, moving your body through both yin and yang postures. The classes will be theme-based, creative and balanced and will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, detoxing, energizing, and meditation. You will experience a safe and nurturing practice, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized.
All levels are welcome and encouraged at our Maya Tulum Mexico Retreat! We look forward to sharing this journey and vacation with you at this stunning and tropical beachfront resort!
"Sally's Yoga retreats are truly a "reset" experience for us Yoginis who live very busy, stressful and active lives. Sally creates a very inspirational atmosphere, both physically with the locations she chooses AND supportive of any level of Yoga practice; spiritually, and offers a lovely sense of needed community and genuine guidance and caring. She is one of a kind." - Kathy, March 2017
Cost from $1,495 ( * Early Bird Rates Available * )
"Thank you so much for the wonderful retreat. We sure did enjoy the gift of Yoga, Meditation and stillness. This was so so so appreciated. YOU did an amazing job as a facilitator. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Namaste!" - Caroleanne, Hawaii Feb 2017
The retreat will be held at the beautiful and tropical beachfront resort, Maya Tulum Mexico, a premiere yoga and wellness destination on the Caribbean. Just 1.5 hour drive south of Cancun Airport and 10 mins drive south of the Mayan ruins at Tulum, this magical and mystical hidden gem is bordered by the ocean on one side and the jungle on the other. Step out of your cabana right onto the beach, just footsteps from the ocean. This is the perfect place to destress, rejuvenate and connect mind, body, soul.
"At Maya Tulum Resort, we honor the Mayan culture that draws us to this special place on the Yucatan Peninsula. Healing is very important to the Mayans and many of our therapeutic treatments are rooted in ancestral inspiration. With more beachfront that any resort in the area, you're assured to be lulled to sleep by the sound of lapping waves."
Maya Tulum has a large and exquisite split level restaurant cabana with cool marble floors and white limestone walls. Enormous windows offer stunning views over the ocean and coastline with turquoise Caribbean Sea lapping the white sand. The restaurant serves mostly vegetarian meals, as well as fresh fish and seafood options. Enjoy a smoothie or drink from the bar any time. Dietary requirements can be accommodated.
Free wifi is available in the restaurant and front desk reception area, although we encourage you to disconnect from technology as much as possible!
Flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN) start around $450 round-trip from SFO or LAX, and $320 from NYC. We recommend booking early to lock in a great flight deal!
Maya Tulum is 1.5 hours drive from Cancun Airport. Airport Transfer by the retreat center is available for $80 per person each way and will be coordinated closer to the retreat.
Sally Mitchell, RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
Sally began teaching and healing through yoga, natural running/walking techniques, massage, energy healing and health and wellness coaching to share with others what has helped her to heal her own body, and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness. Her passion is to help people to move their bodies with greater ease and to awaken to their inner desires and passions, becoming happier and healthier. Through her own personal experiences and learnings, Sally also integrates personal transformation and wellness coaching, inspiring change, growth and a deeper sense of purpose. Sally's yoga classes consist of flowing sequences, linking movement with the breath, incorporating both power and restorative poses, pranayama and meditation, for balanced, mindful and energizing practice. All levels are welcome. Read more about Sally on her website.
Check in is 3pm on the day of arrival. Check out is 12pm Noon on the day of departure.
The retreat will begin on the day of arrival with a 5pm Yoga class followed by an Opening Circle then dinner. The retreat will end on the day of departure with a 7am Yoga class followed by a Closing Circle then breakfast.
Beach towel, water bottle, alarm clock, flashlight and batteries, day pack, sneakers / walking sandals, insect repellent and after bite, tea tree oil for bites, sun block, bathing suit, cotton pants, t-shirts and shorts, yoga clothes, sunglasses, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner and soap are provided), camera, cash, passport and travel insurance documents. Non-US Citizens may require a Visa. Please contact your airline or passport office beforehand.
Beach Towel - Please bring your own beach towels. Bath towels or blankets should not be removed from the cabanas for use on the beach.
Yoga Props - Yoga mats, blocks, straps and blankets are provided. However you may bring your own if you wish.
Cash - We recommend bringing cash for massages and bodywork, ($70-$120 per session), excursions, taxis, entry fees, shopping, diving, equipment rentals, food and bar drinks. Please bring small currency ($1s, $5s and $10s) because the front desk is limited in giving out change.
Maya Tulum's accommodations are beautiful and elegant cabanas on the beach, many with stunning ocean views, crafted and designed and by local Mayan artisans. Each secluded thatched-roof cabana has its own unique features, all designed to let in lots of sunlight, fresh air and the sounds of nature and the ocean.
Each cabana has its own well-appointed bathroom, distilled water dispenser, a safe for valuables, daily maid service and lovingly tended landscape. Walk out of your cabana onto the sand, just footsteps from the ocean. Single or Double Occupancy available. Read more about these beautiful beach cabanas here.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot, with the balance due 90 days prior to the retreat date. Or you may pay in full at the time of booking. If the retreat is less than 90 days from the date of registration, the full amount is required.
All prices are per person.
We look forward to sharing this yoga holiday and journey with you!
Please email us with questions.
"Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar