Upcoming Retreats

COVID-19

In response to the new universal testing requirements for international air travel, our facility is now offering pre-flight Covid-19 tests administered onsite by registered practitioners. The testing will be done by PCR or RT-LAMP technology, and results will be provided 24-48 hours prior to your departure. This testing service is available to anyone with a booking at our facility but is not included in the cost of your retreat. For your safety, comfort, and convenience, please let us know in advance of your departure date if you would like us to book an onsite Covid-19 test for you. Learn more about the new universal testing requirements here.

Diana Wilcox Tulum Retreat: Power Yoga, Adventures, and Good Vibes

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Deepen your practice, strengthen your body, and free your spirit on this 5 day yoga adventure located on Riviera Maya, in a beach town called Paamul. Experience sunrise fiery power flows, afternoon peak pose practices, and a signature handstand workshop, curated to help you strengthen your body and elevate your practice. In addition to asana practice, indulge your spirit with daily excursions, including adventures to a variety of healing Cenotes, a tour of the mystical Mayan Ruins, a night out in Tulum, and more! 

Spend the rest of your free time by taking in the stunning views of the Caribbean ocean, indulging in a beach massage, adventuring on a beach or jungle bike ride, and/or exploring clear waters on a paddle-board. 

Dive into Mexican culture and nourish your body throughout this entire adventure with exquisite meals, snacks, and juices made by an acclaimed in-house chef, who applies contemporary influences to his deep Mexican roots (local, ethical, and vegan- friendly).

Let’s work hard, play hard, and be in exploration. All Beings Welcomed.

 

Bio:

I’m Diana and I’m a Yoga instructor from Austin, Texas! 

Rooted in a lifelong love for movement and athleticism, Diana’s Journey to Yoga sparked the first time she walked into her first power vinyasa class just after her collegiate Diving career ended. Having a background in competitive dance, ice skating, and gymnastics, Diana shifted her focus and attended the University of Texas in Austin for collegiate diving where she was named 2-time All American and MVP. Yoga sparked the same fire that Diana had experienced in all of her athletics. She was inspired by the power of the breath, the connection of the mind body, and the possibilities that emerge when you let go of resistance to your own edge. 

Diana integrates exciting inversions, athletic sequencing, and playful transitions in her teaching and her practice. In her classes, you can expect that you will dance with your edge, get upside down, and expose yourself to the next level of yourself. When Diana is out of the studio you can expect to find her training for her next marathon, wake surfing on Lake Austin, or enjoying a glass of wine with her friends. Work hard, play hard, and discover new possibilities in the process.

 Mayan Caribbean Fitness and Adventure

October 19th – 23rd, 2021

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For 4 nights and 5 days in March, join us for the Mayan Caribbean Fitness and Adventure Retreat at Copal. At this retreat you will find a balance between sun and moon, relax and recharge, disconnect to reconnect, sleep and play…. it will be an incredibly balanced retreat, melting away worries of our busy lives plus offering fun, new adventures to fill you up!

Each day you will have options to start the morning with an energy and strength building workout or a mellow meditation. During the day, look forward to planned field trips to visit archeological ruins, adventures to fresh water wells (cenotes) for cliff jumping and snorkeling, a beachside deep tissue massage, or led kayak and paddleboard ventures in the sea. In the evening, enjoy a powerful flow yoga session before a filling, home-cooked dinner with local cuisine and fresh ingredients. We can’t wait to welcome you to a retreat that offers it all: combining mellow vibes and a much needed check-out of the chaos in the world, alongside fiery fitness activities and adventure of the Caribbean sea and Mayan jungle!

Prepare to let go. For you this may mean looking inward to find calm or something refreshingly unexpected. Alternatively, it may mean opening up to a new adventure and pushing past your comfort zone. While you are here, find ways to take a risk, internally or externally, and discover something new about yourself.

 

Bio:
Elizabeth Vogler is a certified group fitness instructor and has been teaching at gyms and online for the last 5 years. Based in Flagstaff, AZ, her specialties include indoor cycling, strength and conditioning, TRX, water aerobics, and HIIT. Elizabeth competes in regional running races and triathlons in the southwest US and is passionate about health and fitness. In her classes, she is known as bringing positive energy and great music, all while focusing on form and proper strength building. Class participants can plan to have a fun time while getting their sweat on!

 

Introduction to Ayurveda, Detox, Yoga and Sound Healing Retreat with Dr.Domenica Allende and Ximena Tavarez

October 7th – 16th 2021
November 21 – 30th 2021
December 3 – 12th, 2021

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Description: The practice of cleansing is considered a vital part of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, with great potential for improved energy, strength, and immunity, as well as a renewed love of life. At its root, an Ayurvedic cleanse improves the strength of agni (the metabolic fire) in the GI tract and throughout the body by resting and purifying the digestive system. Ayurveda sees balanced agni as one of the most important requirements in achieving optimal health. Ayurveda is a holistic science with more than 5000 years of history. Dr. Allende will be guiding 3 workshops to teach the principles of Ayurveda and guide you to  receive an optimal cleanse of your body for a detox that is sure to bring you balance and health. 

During our 10 days together we will learn to take care of our bodies with yoga and diet. You will enjoy nutritional, locally organic sourced meals, unprocessed and unrefined. In other words, you won’t be eating animal products, (meats, fish, eggs, dairy). This will all be paired with our yoga practices led By Ximena to the sunrise and sunset. This practice and integration of true natural medicine can continue from your home day to day. Your transformation begins at Copal.

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What are the results?
-Blood cleanse 
-Loose weight 
-Emotional liberation 
-Strengthen digestive system 
-Improve physical and mental agility 
-Improve your sleep
-Improve quality and health of skin, hair and nails
-Reduce anxiety and physical stress

 

Bio’s:

Dr. Domenica Allende Bio – Allende is a Allopathic Doctor specialized in Ayurveda practices. After finishing medical school she specialized in Ayurveda and integrative medicine, studying both in the USA and in India. She has taken a deeper approach with clinical diagnosis in Nadi Pariksha, Constantly training and learning new skills to help my patients approach the healthiest lifestyle they can.
 
Ximena Tavares Bio – Ximena has been practicing yoga for 15 years and has recognized her practice as a healthy and enjoyable instrument to work with exploring the possibilities of body and mind. As a teacher she is inspired by the sense of freedom that the dance-like movement brings, the anatomic tools of the somatic techniques and the ancient wisdom of the yoga system. Ximena provides her students with a judgment-free space to explore themselves through their practice at all levels. Ximena is intuitive and sensitive to the needs of others, she leads a practice that allows an embodiment of oneself with love, compassion and acceptance. Ximena travels yearly to India to deepen her practice and acquire new teaching skills to bring to her students. 

Total wellness Retreat for Mind, Body and Spirit with Jeka Sisco

September 29th – October 5th 2021

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The itinerary is curated by Jeka, your guide and Yoga Instructor as well as your local hosts; proud Mexicans who are passionate about teaching others about Mexican culture while having a lot of fun doing it. On top of the daily sunrise and sunset practices of yoga, the Itinerary also offers a beautiful Mayan sound bowl therapy session for the opening ceremony amongst the ocean breeze, perfect for a spiritual and mental cleanse. There is a tour to a cenote, a fresh water sinkhole in the middle of the jungle, a lunch and beach day at a pristine beach club in Tulum and a tour to some ancient Mayan Ruins as well as and a one-hour massage session on the beach. An optional night out in Playa del Carmen on the famous Fifth Avenue can also be arranged! Whether you are cliff jumping in the jungle or reading a book on a hammock under a palm tree, the itinerary has the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. THIS is a week to live in rhythm with nature’s cycles.

THE YOGA PRACTICE AND BEYOND 

Bio:

Jeka is a certified 200hr yoga instructor, holistic health coach and nutritionist. Morning classes will be all-level Power-Vinyasa style, appropriate for most practitioners with some to no yoga experience. The option is and will always be available to modify or advance any pose..always listening to your body!  Afternoon sessions will focus on slowing things down and connecting to your personal spirit. 

ADD-ONS

Depending on your desires, we have the opportunity to enjoy some additional experiences! If you are interested in any of these activities, please share in the comment section. If there is enough of a demand, I will organize the experience!

  • Mezcal Tasting
  • SUP ‘Stand-up Paddle Board’ Yoga
  • Temazcal (Mayan Sweat Lodge Ceremony)

For questions or to book: please contact jeka.sisco@gmail.com 

RECLAIM YOUR MAGIC, AND LIVE THE LIFE YOU DESIRE YOGA RETREAT with Phoebe Leona & Amy Soucy

November 3rd – 9th 2021

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Description:

Join powerful yoga teachers and creativity-whisperers, Phoebe Leona and Amy Soucy for a magical retreat at Casa Copal! Reawaken to your inner wisdom and magic, renew your spirit and rediscover the creative, alchemical power that lives within you.

Riviera Maya is the perfect landscape to explore your ever-present creativity, and tap into a greater sense of wonder and possibility. With daily creative rituals, nurturing movement practices (Mvt109™, yoga and somatic movement), and meditation, you’ll be aided in releasing long-held patterns of tension and limiting beliefs, inviting fresh insight and igniting a process of inner transformation.

Sunrise and sunset practices overlook the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean, and every amenity you could possibly need to relax, unwind, and nourish yourself will be provided. Get ready to feel renewed, joyful, and grounded in the infinite possibilities available to you!

Bios:

Phoebe Leona
Phoebe began her nOMadic journey in 2013 after a year full of obstacles, when she married her two passions – traveling and teaching. She’s a firm believer in finding opportunities for growth from all of life’s gifts, and she teaches that through practice, patience, curiosity, courage, and compassion, you can open a world of greater possibilities and deepen the connection to your core being.

With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Phoebe is honored to guide and witness your experience as you discover your own magic!

Amy Soucy
A yogi, movement ­junkie, and devoted student of the mind-­body connection, Amy’s teaching is a holistic blend of yoga, qigong, and other creative practices that bring you home to your deepest Self. Her methods are an invitation to come as you are and explore the wisdom and wonder present in each unfolding moment.

With more than 16-years experience, extensive training in yoga and many other mindful movement practices, it’s Amy’s pleasure to support you on the path to vitality and radiant wellbeing. She is beyond excited to be returning to beautiful Casa Copal and co-leading this retreat with Phoebe Leona!

THE SOUL FLOW WOMEN’S RETREAT with Tiffany Zoldan

November 12th-18th, 2021

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The Intention:

 

Escape with Tiffany Zoldan to a secluded beach for a Women’s Retreat in the beautiful Mayan Riviera in May and November of 2021. Shhh…this is a chance to ignite your SOUL, awaken your inner KNOWING, embody your POWER and connect with your TRIBE for an intimate gathering in a Secret Beach Hideaway. This Retreat is all about embodiment and tuning into the rhythm of your SOUL’s FLOW! Explore the Mayan ruins and jungle landscape of the Mexican Caribbean, all while deepening your yoga practice, absorbing a gentle ocean breeze, and setting life-affirming daily intentions.

 

We strike a balance between solo, reflective time, and social time. Through self-care practices, intelligently sequenced warming flows, meditations and walks on the beach, powerful daily intentions, and SOUL ACTIVATING inner work, we will become the embodiment of love and the bricklayers of a cooperative human future. Expect to rid yourself of negativity through dance and movement, healing rituals, and emotional exercises that aid in the transformative process of LETTING GO and AWAKENING THE DIVINE FEMININE WITHIN YOU!

 

 

Bio:

 

Tiffany Zoldan currently offers global Yoga Alliance certified YTT’s through her school AquaHolic Journey Yoga School. She leads SUP Yoga certifications, Yoga and Wellness Retreats, Mindfulness & Gratitude Workshops, and Women’s circles worldwide. She is also Trauma Recovery Yoga certified, and has a passion for working with women through empowerment and healing exercises. She is accredited with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT and YACEP.

 

In her yoga classes she uses intelligent sequencing, visualizations, positive affirmations, and breath-work to create a meditative flow, while still focusing on proper body alignment, offering a safe and nurturing environment for all who practice with her.

 

 

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Emergence – a journey into Purpose and Self through Yoga, Meditation, Live Music and Free Flow Movement with Mallory Dawn and Chady Nasr 

December 12th – 18th 2021

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 Join Mallory and Chady for 7 days and 6 nights of a journey through your personal metamorphosis. Learn and discover how to journey inward, into your cocoon state and truly become all that you’re meant to be. You will emerge and take flight in 2021 more connected and aligned with your purpose-filled Self. We will explore the practices of Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Meditation with Live Music and Moving Meditations in a lighthearted dynamic environment with the beautiful backdrop of Copal Retreat.

In addition to your week-long journey of self exploration we will explore two local excursions and an abundance of in house options for rest & play.

Mallory and Chady will be available throughout the retreat for additional services including paddle board lessons & Psychosomatic Therapy.

 

Bios:

Mallory Dawn: Journey into Yoga took flight as a result of her own healing journey which began in 2009 after she was diagnosed with a tumor on her Pituitary Gland. After exploring medical interventions that worsened her physical condition and mental health she turned to alternative therapies. Mallory found healing through the practice of Yoga and Psychosomatic Therapy as she learned how to connect with and listen to the wisdom of her body and train her mind. She has dedicated her professional path to helping others through her private practice located in Saskatoon, SK Canada as well as online internationally.

Mallory views the healing journey as one that takes into account the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of each individual. She believes that relationships build the foundation of our life and works to empower her clients to become aligned with their authentic self and build a life of meaningful relationships by first looking within.

Chady Nasr: Chady Nasr also known as Parab Poet is a dynamic emcee, live beat maker, performer and motivational speaker. Being immersed in Hip Hop Culture for most of his life, he breathes the elements. Combining live beat instrumentation with honest and heartfelt rhymes, Parab has created his latest fresh and unique expression. Amped and on poise, this creative conduit is ready to flow.

Soulful Movement with Ricardo Castro in Tulum

October 25th – 31st, 2021

March 28th – April 3rd 2022

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Journey into the path of self discovery through a playful yoga-based flow that will align your energies and physical body towards self love and a more focused mediation.  Reconnect to your true self by the ocean waters and the Mayan jungle, and detox from emotional pollution- allowing yourself to be amazed by the beauty of simplicity.  With daily sunrise and sunset practice overlooking the Caribbean waters, jungle and beach tours, fresh Mexican- contemporary cuisine, and plenty of YOU time for relaxation and exploration- You are in the perfect environment for your inner-child to come out and play.
Bio:
Ricardo developed his passion for bodily movement and it’s interaction with spirit and mind through Martial Arts, which was his first encounter with meditation practices. 
From the technical aspects of Martial Arts, Ricardo began exploring deeper into body mechanics and awareness, which eventually turned into a Mobility and Calisthenics practice. As he noticed that effective strength comes, not only from moving, but moving properly, Yoga became the vehicle to improve his alignment in Calisthenics as well as proper breathing in Martial Arts and immediately woke Ricardo’s love with it’s focus on balancing body and mind.

With a particular approach into practice that involves both holds and flow, Yin and Yang, Ricardo turns a Yoga session into a fun combination of effective strength and flexibility that dance along with the breath and proper recovery. The above aiming to prepare the body to help the mind to easily go into a deeper practice, by activating and balancing it’s energy/chi flow, while at the same time building a solid base for other Yoga styles and day to day activities.

As a yogi, both on and off the mat, Ricardo declares himself a perpetual student, always open to learn different ways and points of view to grow his practice. This can come from different styles of yoga, or even other disciplines in movement.

 

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Soul Adventure – A Destination Healing Retreat with Gabrielli and Chloë 

January 7th – 13th 2022

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Come heal with us in this vibrant and powerful part of the world! 

 

This retreat is designed to wrap your beautiful Mexico vacation in health, vitality, and healing in a supportive, communal group setting. Participants will experience the nourishment and care at the gorgeous Copal Retreat Center, adventure through jungle and ancient ruins, all while deepening their journey in the structure and container of consciousness and healing.

 

Imagine a vacation where you not only play, adventure, and experience the culture and beauty of the land you visit, but you also rejuvenate and energize your experience with deep healing on all levels; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual! Gabrielli and Chloë are unusual in their willingness to recognize that healing is happening through all the moments of the experience, not just during a structured exercise or group process. They are approachable and available for support throughout your journey. They listen deeply and will be led and guided by the spirits of the group and the land. 

 

Your stay includes: 
  • daily sunrise yoga
  • daily circles including group healing practices, guided visualizations and sacred channelings 
  • fresh organic meals 
  • a dance and movement session
  • two local excursions including a visit to the Mayan Ruins and a local Cenote
  • a beachside massage
  • unlimited access to Copal’s private pool, bikes, snorkel gear, paddle boards and more! 

 

ADDED BONUS: Because Gabrielli and Chloë are known for their improvisational, intuitive healing approach you can expect spontaneous singing, dancing, and healing to unfold alongside the organized schedule. 
 
organized schedule. 

 

BIO

Gabrielli LaChiara and Chloë Faith Urban are dear friends and allies in healing. They are joined together in their mission to inspire and help others, dismantle oppression internal and external, and to facilitate profound healing on Earth. In 2001, Gabrielli founded the Infinity Healing Practice, which they use as their foundation. They both hold their own private practices as healers and together they offer workshops, retreats, intensives, and training all over the world. Their offerings are experiential and emergent, constantly evolving to meet the ever changing needs of participants and the world at large. They believe in a world where justice and equity for all racial groups, ethnicities, genders, sexual identities, abilities, and socio-economic classes is not just possible, but necessary for the healing of Earth and humanity.

 

Gabrielli and Chloe’s work and teachings are based in profound intuition, neural science, energy medicine, and a rich and complex pursuit to follow the organic nature of healing. They weave and dismantle energies that block pathways to emotional healing and invite you on a participatory journey that blends practical, informative curriculum with Divine essence. 
For more information and to register go to: https://gabrielli-chloe.
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ReNewYou – A Retreat for Cultivating Rest & Resiliency by the Ocean w/ Ximena in Tulum

January 15th-21st 2022

February 4th -10th 2022

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Here at copal we believe that how you leave one season is how you enter the next. This seasonal retreat was designed to support you as you transition through each season of your life and offers a time to reflect and reset. The ReNewYou retreat offers an opportunity to reset your body, restore your mind and renew your spirit. 

Join Ximena for 6 nights and 7 days at the beautiful Villa of Copal for a private retreat where we will explore the art of rest in our path towards greater resiliency. Now more than ever we are realizing the importance of finding ways to feel rested, to balance our Nervous System, reduce stress and support our immune system. This retreat was created with the intention to assist you on your path to greater ease in body and in mind while empowering you with tools to continue using once you return home. 

Together we will explore mind-body practices including Yoga, Vinyasa and Meditation as a pathway for personal transformation during the ReNewYou Retreat. 

Your stay includes daily sunrise and sunset yoga, fresh organic meals, two local excursions including a visit to the Mayan Ruins and a local Cenote, beachside massage and unlimited access to Copal’s private pool, bikes, snorkel gear, paddle boards and more! You will leave feeling relaxed and ready to move into the next season of life with a fresh perspective, clear mind and open heart. 

In addition to your stay Mallory will be available for private sessions of Psychosomatic Therapy – to book a discovery call with her to discuss additional offerings for your retreat visit.

Ximena Tavares Bio – Ximena has been practicing yoga for 15 years and has recognized her practice as a healthy and enjoyable instrument to work with exploring the possibilities of body and mind. As a teacher she is inspired by the sense of freedom that the dance-like movement brings, the anatomic tools of the somatic techniques and the ancient wisdom of the yoga system. Ximena provides her students with a judgment-free space to explore themselves through their practice at all levels. Ximena is intuitive and sensitive to the needs of others, she leads a practice that allows an embodiment of oneself with love, compassion and acceptance. Ximena travels yearly to India to deepen her practice and acquire new teaching skills to bring to her students. 

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Vinyasa Bliss and DJ sets with Jessie Campo 

January 21st -27th 2022

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Set your intention, breath, move, create inner space alongside the music. Unite the body and mind through harmonious vinyasa and flow. Experience a state of balance, harmony and inner tranquility. Your stay includes daily sunrise and sunset yoga, fresh organic meals, two local excursions including a visit to the Mayan Ruins and a local Cenote, beachside massage and unlimited access to Copal’s private pool, bikes, snorkel gear, paddle boards and more! You will leave feeling relaxed and ready to move into the next season of life with a fresh perspective, clear mind and open heart. 

Bio:

 Jessie is a Yoga Instructor, Meditation Teacher, Fitness Trainer, Reiki Therapist, Spirit Coach and Dj.  Swiss National Athlete with 20 years of Sport Training both in Europe and the U.S. and multi-talented Artist . She is multilingual (French, English, Spanish) and has excellent motivational and teaching skills. She brings a disciplined, positive, responsible, supportive and confident approach to yoga . Her teaching style gives a magical connection to the body mind allowing space to integrate change. 

Jessie will be teaching along with special DJ sets.

Energizing and Restorative Yoga Retreat in The Mayan Riviera Maya with Jane Gorman

February 20th-26th 2022
(Sold Out)

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Description: 

Join us for an amazing, energizing and restorative yoga retreat. Spend seven days and six nights on the Coast of the Riviera Maya! A delightful oasis of comfort and tranquility. Enjoy beautiful sunrise and sunset session to the beautiful panoramic views. The Villa offers private accommodations steps from the pool, yoga roof and private and public beaches. Enjoy all Copal has to offer; delicious meals, incredible tours and so much more! Hope you can join us.
Bio:
 

Valerie Rushmere, owner of Studio 1831 in Philadelphia, has had a lifelong passion for yoga, belly dance, fitness and other disciplines that promote health and well-being. For over 30 years she has taught yoga, dance, Pilates, and aqua aerobics in the Philadelphia area. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with her students and is known for her “hands-on” approach. In each class Valerie emphasizes correct alignment in each posture, balance, focus, and yoga breathing (Pranayam). Through the use of props such as blocks and straps, she is able to modify or adapt poses to suit each participant’s level of ability. It is truly an individualized experience. This approach allows each student to improve their overall health and sense of well-being by enhancing their strength and flexibility, reducing chronic pain, and accessing deeper relaxation.

To Book:

Janegorman13@gmail.com

Introduction to Ayurveda a Detox Yoga Retreat in the Mayan Riviera

March 8th -17th 2022

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Our Ayurvedic detox retreat dives into the natural healing powers that come with herbs, supplements, purges, enemas, bloodletting, and a dietary regimen, as well as stress-relieving lifestyle practices with yoga, meditation and massage. These are all components of Ayurveda that will be practiced during your 10 day cleanse at Copal.  During our 10 days together we will learn to take care of our bodies with yoga and diet. You will enjoy nutritional, locally organic sourced meals, unprocessed and unrefined. In other words, you won’t be eating animal products, (meats, fish, eggs, dairy). This will all be paired with our yoga practices l\to the sunrise and sunset. This practice and integration of true natural medicine can continue from your home day to day. Your transformation begins at Copal.

What are the results?

-Blood cleanse 

-Weight loss

-Emotional liberation 

-Strengthen digestive system 

-Improve physical and mental agility 

-Improve your sleep

-Improve quality and health of skin, hair and nails

-Reduce anxiety and physical stress

Emerge: A Yoga + Writing Journey with Leslie St. John

March 19-25th  2022 

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Description: 

You’re invited to immerse yourself in a journey to discover your most authentic, empowered voice through movement and writing. Unshackle creativity, feel your body as an ally, and cultivate self-Intimacy on this 7day/6night soulful vacation located on the Riviera Maya, at the beautiful Copal villa.

 

Experience sunrise journaling and energizing yoga, afternoon restorative yoga, and two Qoya classes to awaken your wise, wild and free essence. Explore daily writing prompts to open creativity and empower self-expression.

 

Indulge your soul with curated excursions and delicious meals (local, ethical, and vegan-friendly). Visit a healing cenote, the mystical Mayan Ruins, and a stylish Tulum beach club. Enjoy ample free time by taking in the lush Caribbean views, receiving a massage, reading in a hammock, or adventuring on a jungle bike ride to a secluded be

ach.

 

Dive deeper with writing circles and sacred ceremonies to practice listening to your inner voice of truth. Reemerge feeling connected and inspired to live soulfully in your daily life.

 

*In addition to your stay, Leslie will be available for personal yoga and writing sessions. Book a discovery call with her to discuss these offerings during your retreat.

 

Bio:

LESLIE ST. JOHN, creator of Prose & Poses, uses the modalities of yoga, Qoya, and writing, to help people unshackle creativity, feel their bodies as allies, and cultivate self-intimacy. She earned her MFA from Purdue University and is a certified 500hr RYT dedicated to continuing education with Tias Little, Noah Mazé, and Rochelle Schieck. After an injury that caused her to lose her eye at seventeen, she now lives with a piece of Art in her body. This wound has become a source of depth and beauty she shares in her teaching. A poet and writing coach, her words are published in over twenty wellness and poetry journals, including her book Beauty like a Rope. When she’s not teaching English at Cal Poly or one of her many yoga classes, workshops, and retreats, you’ll find her writing at a café, hunting vintage shops, or hiking in beautiful San Luis Obispo with her husband and their dogs. Learn more at proseandposes.com.

Diana Wilcox Tulum Retreat: Power Yoga, Adventures, and Good Vibes

April 7th -12th 2022 

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Description: 

Deepen your practice, strengthen your body, and free your spirit on this 5 day yoga adventure located on Riviera Maya, in a beach town called Paamul. Experience sunrise fiery power flows, afternoon peak pose practices, and a signature handstand workshop, curated to help you strengthen your body and elevate your practice. In addition to asana practice, indulge your spirit with daily excursions, including adventures to a variety of healing Cenotes, a tour of the mystical Mayan Ruins, a night out in Tulum, and more! 

Spend the rest of your free time by taking in the stunning views of the Caribbean ocean, indulging in a beach massage, adventuring on a beach or jungle bike ride, and/or exploring clear waters on a paddle-board. 

Dive into Mexican culture and nourish your body throughout this entire adventure with exquisite meals, snacks, and juices made by an acclaimed in-house chef, who applies contemporary influences to his deep Mexican roots (local, ethical, and vegan- friendly).

Let’s work hard, play hard, and be in exploration. All Beings Welcomed.

Bio:

I’m Diana and I’m a Yoga instructor from Austin, Texas! 

Rooted in a lifelong love for movement and athleticism, Diana’s Journey to Yoga sparked the first time she walked into her first power vinyasa class just after her collegiate Diving career ended. Having a background in competitive dance, ice skating, and gymnastics, Diana shifted her focus and attended the University of Texas in Austin for collegiate diving where she was named 2-time All American and MVP. Yoga sparked the same fire that Diana had experienced in all of her athletics. She was inspired by the power of the breath, the connection of the mind body, and the possibilities that emerge when you let go of resistance to your own edge. 

Diana integrates exciting inversions, athletic sequencing, and playful transitions in her teaching and her practice. In her classes, you can expect that you will dance with your edge, get upside down, and expose yourself to the next level of yourself. When Diana is out of the studio you can expect to find her training for her next marathon, wake surfing on Lake Austin, or enjoying a glass of wine with her friends. Work hard, play hard, and discover new possibilities in the process.

Replenishment and Renewal – Yoga in the Caribbean w/ Kerr Mcleod in Tulum

May 14th -20th 2022 

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Set your intention, breath, move, create inner space alongside the music. Unite the body and mind through harmonious Vinyasa Modo Flow. Experience a state of balance and inner tranquility and find fun in your practice again. Our rooftop studio space offers panoramic views of the Caribbean ocean, perfect for daily sunrise and sunset practices. Our acclaimed in-house chef delivers three meals a day with an exquisite menu offering deep Mexican roots with contemporary style influences, local and ethical ingredients, and will follow any dietary restrictions you may have. The itinerary we offer is thoughtfully curated by your hosts and local tour guides. The itinerary offers tours to fresh water jungle sinkhole cenotes, Mayan ruins, a pristine Tulum beach club, beach massages, 2 daily ocean-view practices, and a night out on the famous Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen.
 
Kerr Mcleod BioBefore teaching yoga, I played soccer all over the world. As a result, I instruct from an athletic foundation, and I like to challenge people to become stronger/ more flexible. I also very-much appreciate yoga as a spiritual practice. It has transformed my body and opened my heart immeasurably, and it makes me so happy to share it with others. Therefore, in addition to the physical poses, I weave mindfulness and meditation into the movement. I will teach a variety of hatha, vinyasa, power flow, yin, meditation, and restorative classes, while incorporating adjustments/ massage for those who are interested. I am well-experienced in helping students of all levels to grow in their practice and explore new, perhaps more subtle landscapes.

Flow and Restore Yoga Retreat with Curtis Hunter

May 23 – 29 2022

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Come disconnect, recharge, and renew yourself in the Mayan Riviera. Each morning will begin with an energizing mediative flow practice and end with a calming yin, restorative, or yoga nidra practice. This retreat is for everyone.  Offering modifications for everybody. Curtis’ classes combine flow, alignment, strength, and relaxation. Find balance on and off your yoga mat, and leave the retreat feeling rejuvenated.
 
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Curtis Hunter Bio: Curtis is a RYT 200 teacher who has been teaching yoga since 2012 in Saskatoon, Vancouver, and Mexico. He did his first training with Vincent Lu of Ground Yoga in Saskatoon, SK.  He is a certified yin teacher through Bernie Clark and a certified vinyasa teacher through Clara Roberts-Oss, with whom he is currently completing an additional 300-hour certification. Curtis practices and teaches vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga. He currently teaches at YYoga in Vancouver, BC. His classes are for all levels, with a focus on alignment, play, and creating balance within body and mind.