MAYAN RIVIERA

Find paradise in the in-between…this Mexico yoga retreat skips the hustle and bustle of Playa del Carmen and Tulum while retaining the fun and energy of both; it sits across from the beach yet delivers top-deck ocean views and beach-bum relaxation.  Set yourself up in the chilled out rooms, sun-kissed yoga studio and beach deck for a week of vitamin D yoga-it-all-out beach bliss.

Our Mexico yoga retreat delivers the best of the Mayan Riviera. We’ll hit the ruins, dive with the wild things, explore the cenotes and get hands-on at a local Mayan village for a delicious cooking and culture excursion. All of our Mexico yoga trips are guided with head and heart by local experts so that each trip leaves you with a deeper sense of the people and wildlife that make up this natural paradise.

When not heading out to explore as a group there is time to master the ever elusive excursion of “relaxing”…  here the days are yours to luxuriate over yoga, cuisine, sunshine and that book that’s been sitting on your night stand.  This Mexico yoga retreat will deepen your practice, rejuvenate your soul and feed your heart.

Retreat Details

Retreat Adventure Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights • Starting at $1799 per person

November 19 - 25, 2017Rocky Heron & Micah Walters

Accommodations

All retreat rooms feature air conditioning, fans and mosquito netting (though with AC and/or a fan, the nets serve a more decorative function). All rooms are tastefully decorated and feature cool, sleek floors to chill down sand-hot toes. Private and beautiful bathrooms accompany all but two bedrooms.

Casa Om is designated as a ‘dry’ yoga retreat facility. While we ask our yogis to respect that request on property, we’ll also tell you that the adorable (and yummy) Unico is across the street from Casa Om and is happy to hand you a cerveza while you chill on their beach front swings or garden patio…

Itinerary

 

Schedules will vary slightly and final itineraries will go out to the travel crew about a month prior to departure.  Our schedule below gives you an overall picture of what a Mexico yoga retreat week will look like:

Day 1Day One
  • Arrival into Cancun (CUN) International Airport
  • Transfer to Casa Om (approx 30min), check-in and unwind
  • Depending on arrival time, you can hit the beach or pool
  • Evening de-plane yoga class (depending on teacher’s arrival time)
  • Group welcome dinner
Day 2Day Two
  • Morning invigorating yoga
  • Rooftop patio buffet breakfast
  • Don your swimsuit and pack your camera for a day at the cenotes
    • Drive out to some lesser known cenotes and get some history and background on these sacred pools
    • Cliff dive (if you want) into the crystal clear waters
    • Snorkel through the cenote tunnels and float in the open air sink holes
    • Enjoy fresh fruit refreshments and plenty of gorgeous photo ops
  • Head back for early evening yoga
  • Chill down evening group dinner
Day 3Day Three
  • Morning yoga wake-up
  • Fresh group buffet breakfast
  • Free day to explore at your leisure
    • Head to the beach to relax or stroll and explore
    • Stroll into town
    • Relax by the pool, swing in a hammock or read and relax
    • Book a massage!
  • Early evening twist-out yoga
  • Rooftop evening dining
Day 4Day Four
  • Sun-greeting morning yoga
  • Delicious buffet group breakfast
  • Pack cultural-adventure spirit and head out to a local Mayan village
    • This cultural experience is a true chance to learn, share and smile with the endemic Mayan locals
    • Get your chopping and tortilla making skills on as we help prepare the group lunch
    • Roll up your sleeves and help out in the community’s garden
    • Dig into the fresh food you helped make and the largest and most delicious guacamole ever made!
    • Time to thank our hosts with smiles and hugs (many speak only the local dialect) and last photos
  • Head back for early evening yoga
  • Sunset rooftop dinner
Day 5Day Five
  • Morning yoga wake-up
  • Fresh group buffet breakfast
  • Free day to explore at your leisure
    • Head to the beach to relax or stroll and explore
    • Book another adventure
    • Relax by the pool, swing in a hammock or read and relax
    • Book a massage!
  • Early evening chill out yoga
  • Rooftop evening dining
Day 6Day Six
  • Rooftop breakfast
  • Early departure out to the Tulum ruins
    • Head out to these gorgeous seaside ruins before the influx of tourists
    • Walk through each section of the ruins with a guide to grasp the history, culture and influence of the Maya
  • Drive to the protected preserve for snorkeling with the (hopefully!) sea turtles
    • From the heat of the ruins, refresh in the Caribbean with a snorkel and fins
    • Swim out in this protected sea turtle preserve to hopefully spy some of these graceful guys
  • Early evening yoga class and closing circle
  • Final group dinner
Day 7Day Seven
  • Final rooftop buffet breakfast
  • Hugs and goodbyes (boo!)
  • Transfer back to Cancun (CUN) airport and take off back home
MAYAN RIVIERA

What's Included

What’s Included
  • Morning Vinyasa yoga (on all but one morning)
  • Yoga classes every evening
  • Swimming, diving and playing excursion to two cenotes
    • dive into the crystal clear water and float in ancient pools
  • Morning swim with the sea turtles at Akumal
    • all turtles, fish, smiles, snorkels, flippers and life vests included
  • Visit to the Tulum ruins
    • geek-out on a fully guided history of this ancient culture and structure

 

  • Hands-on cooking, culture and gardening seva visit to a local Mayan community
    • get hands-on and in as you help cook a traditional lunch and contribute to the garden that supplies the good greens
  • Comfort-lux accommodations at the Casa Om yoga retreat center
  • Buffet breakfasts daily
  • Vegetarian dinners (this is a meat-free and alcohol-free retreat center)
  • Transportation to and from Cancun (CUN) airport
  • Wifi
What’s Not Included
  • Airfare to Cancun
  • Lunches (except at the Mayan village)
  • Additional excursions
  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Gratuities

Testimonials

FAQs

U.S. citizens will need a passport to visit Mexico, but no visa is required at this time.  Passports will require at least one blank page for an entry stamp.  Entry information can change so please visit the State Department page for up to date information.

Nationals of all other countries should check travel requirements well in advance of their retreat.

Please fly into the Cancun International Airport (CUN). Transfers will be arranged from the airport only.  Arrival transfers will only be offered for flights arriving between the hours of 1pm and 5pm on arrival day and flights departing between 10am and 2pm on the departure date.

Breathe easy… after a good portion of your day spent on the plane we’re only going to ask you to sit still for a 30min ride.  After that you are free to run it out on the beach, dance up a storm on the rooftop deck and yoga yourself silly.

This gorgeous yoga retreat center is directly across the street from the beach. It is in a residential, less touristy, section of town and gives you the best of both worlds; a quiet street for window shopping your way into town or a white sand beach across the street for relaxing, strolling and swimming.

Absolutely.  You can be as wired, or unwired, as you’d like.

Nope, you’re covered!  The yoga room has mats, towels and blocks.  Straps are the only prop you may want to bring if you use it regularly in your practice.  You are welcome to bring your own mat and yoga props, but they are not required.

Naturally! Of course, there is the warm, clear ocean, but there is also a lovely pool at the ready. And don’t forget our water days as we splash down in the cenotes and snorkel with sea turtles.

No and yes. This is a vegetarian retreat center and meat is not served.  Eggs will be provided at breakfast for protein needs and some dinners may feature fish or seafood. Any dietary need or restriction can be accommodated (except adding meat…ha), provided that you notify us at least four weeks in advance.

This is a dry retreat center, so they do not sell alcohol on property and ask that it not be brought into the rooms. Those of you on a detox-delicious-food-yoga-week, rejoice!

Those of you who would like to partake, never fear… there is a sweet little restaurant/bar across the street that stretches out to the beach and would be happy to help you out with a libation in your hand and your toes in the sand.