This is the perfect way to kick-off the year - Yoga + Empowerment Workshops + Boutique Travel in the lux bohemian area of Tulum, Mexico.
Get out of the cold and let the sun shine down on you while you immerse yourself in the magical and healing energy of the area. We will be visiting the historical and natural beauty of Tulum while also relishing in the wellness and foodie scene, including having spa treatments at a luxury wellness center and dining at the best restaurants. You’ll have time to rest and rejuvenate at our eco-friendly boutique hotel on the beach as well as participate in classes that will set your year off to a powerful start.
Tulum Mexico has been growing in popularity over the years due to it’s pristine beaches, the crystal clear waters of the cenotes (water sinkholes), the ‘to die for’ culinary scene, the historical Mayan ruins, and of course the turtles in their natural habitat! Tulum's New Age vibe, jungle-shrouded restaurants and white sand beaches have made it Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula hottest spot. The wellness and yoga scene are at the forefront, which make it the perfect spot to host a relaxing and inspiring retreat. And the weather in January/February is in the mid 80’s giving us a chance to get out of the cold and into the warm waters of Mexico.
We will be staying at a boutique eco-resort on the beach in Tulum. It was built with much love and dedication, greatly influenced by Mayan prehispanic art. Each building is a work of art, sculpted to represent the Mayan Gods surrounding the hotel and will make you feel the magic of our wonderful culture. The hotel only has 15 rooms and is fully ecological, self-sustainable and environmentally friendly. Nestled where the jungle meets palms beach trees, one mile from the entrance to Sian Kaan biosphere reserve and 4 miles from the Tulum ruins, Sueños is pure artist passion designed in total harmony with the environment and a unique, private and quiet atmosphere. Each building is sculpted with a different fragment of the Maya civilization on the outside and a different subject on the inside: sol, luna, tierra, selva y lluvia (sun, moon, earth, jungle, rain).
Beachy, bohemian, and vibrant, Tulum has no shortage of excellent dining and drinking options to choose from. Tulum has finally arrived as a juggernaut of a culinary destination. Tulum's restaurant scene – extremely impressive for a relatively small beach town – has been steadily growing and improving for years; what was once a quiet town has become a boho-chic fantasyland – and beyond the raw juices and yoga retreats and traditional medicine, there is a burgeoning food culture that rivals just about any beach town on Earth. We have selected the best restaurants in the area to eat at for dinners, and a delicious locally sourced breakfast will be served every day at our hotel. Vegetarian & Vegan options are available as well.
Our local excursions cover all the bases with a historical tour of the famous Mayan Ruins, a tour & dip in the crystal clear waters of a beautifully pristine Cenote, and a day of pampering at one of the most luxurious wellness centers in Tulum. Of course we will also venture into the chic downtown area of Tulum as well for some shopping and a wonderful dinner out.
Yoga Instructor : Michelle Lee
This retreat will feature a mix of daily yoga (with meditation) classes led by Michelle Lee. The yoga classes will be held at the hotel’s yoga shala once a day and are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and will be lead in an Ashtanga-inspired general vinyasa flow. Yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice.
After leading a successful 13-year career in the corporate world, Michelle transitioned her career into a personal wellness & business coach, retreat organizer & leader, and internationally certified yoga instructor - following her passions and sharing this with others around the globe. She holds an MBA in Finance from USC, an MA in Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica, and became a certified Ashtanga yoga instructor in Florence, Italy. She lives most of the year in Florence, Italy, part in Los Angeles, and part wherever her heart takes her.
* Participation in workshops, yoga and activities is optional throughout the retreat. All levels welcome!
Workshop Leader : Patricia Anderson
Patricia Anderson is a native New Yorker with over two decades of event production experience. Throughout her career, Patricia has brought her diverse skill set, badassery and sense of humor to the education, politics and events industries in roles ranging from stage managing Tom Hanks to Chief Operating Officer. She figured after successfully teaching high school, she could do just about anything and she has—from weightlifting to installations on the National Mall, Patricia brings her attention to detail and capable spirit to a diverse portfolio of clients who value her creative approach to content design, keen sense of program timing, and calm in every situation. Patricia's love of travel, passion for wellness and worldwide reputation for "looking like she knows where she's going" led to the creation of a website called Triciapedia, now the name of her business where she uses her genius at connecting with clients across industries and includes a growing network of female entrepreneurs known as the "Boss Lady Circle." Patricia is a Cross Fit Level 1 trainer and a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach who has been practicing yoga for more than 12 years.
Included in the Retreat:
5 nights at a boutique beach hotel in Tulum, Mexico
Daily Dinners at hand-picked restaurants including select wine and alcoholic beverages
Daily Morning Yoga Class
Daily Empowerment Workshop
Visit to the Mayan Ruins with tour
Visit and swim in on of the famous water caverns called Cenote
Spa treatment at one of the top luxury wellness center’s in Tulum
Transportation to/from day trips
Transportation to/from Cancun Airport depending on arrival time - 2 Vans will be provided at designated times (please see below)*
* airfare not included
5 nights/6 days boutique hotel accommodations
Inclusive Retreat Price, Shared Room = $2,995
Inclusive Retreat Price, Single Room = $3,795
Deposit to hold space = $900
Max Participants = 12
Final balance due 45 days before retreat start date.
Read full cancellation policy in our Terms & Conditions
Upon registration, an email will be sent with more particulars on air travel suggestions and what to bring but here are a few items you may want to consider bringing:
comfortable walking shoes
yoga mats & props are provided
hat (although there are many to buy throughout town)
light layers, perhaps a light sweater for evenings and mornings
*Airport is Cancun International Airport (CUN). Arrival Day: 2 Vans are provided at CUN airport for transfer to the hotel at 1:30pm and 4:00pm. Departure Day: 2 Vans will depart the hotel at 10am for the airport. Alternate transfer can be arranged with an additional fee.