Upcoming Retreats

7 Days of Yoga, Balance & Reconnecting w/ Self + Soul Breath & Yin Yoga in Tulum with Ricky Florack

November 2nd – 8th, 2020

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Nourish the Soul, Rewire, & Recharge Your System:

Give yourself 7 days to rewire and recharge! This retreat combines the practice of Yin, Restorative & Nidra yoga, with a relaxing and soulful ocean sunrise and sunset getaway. This is the perfect combination to help aid the  nourishment of the soul, and to strengthen the body internally and externally.  Take back control of your nervous system to combat the toxicity of stress & disease. Take back control of your body and soul and leave feeling empowered to continue  strengthening yourself internally and externally.

Bio:

I’m Ricky and I’m a yoga instructor.

My classes are a place where you challenge yourself to work
         -physically, mentally or spiritually-,
to become the realest, happiest, dopest, most peaceful and powerful version of yourself.
Yoga is a proven (and my favorite) tool for this. This challenge can take on many different forms, and is accessible to all.

As a teacher, I teach what I know, from a place of experience and metta/maitri.
don’t teach what I don’t know.
study what I want to know.
will learn from you while you learn from me.
like to teach in person more than in any other form.
want to see you succeed and help you to get better than yesterday.
support you to invest in your physical, spiritual and mental health.
teach yogis, non-yogis, and athletes.
get excited about sports and athletes bodies and minds a little more than the average person.

7 Days Back To Balance with Invigorating Morning Flows & Calming Yin Yoga in Tulum with Ricky Florack.

 

December 2nd – 8th, 2020

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Nourish the Soul, Rewire, & Recharge Your System:

Give yourself 7 days to connect body, mind and spirit through Yoga and a stay in an incredible oceanfront environment. This retreat combines the practice of Yin, Restorative & Hatha Vinyasa yoga, with a relaxing ocean sunrise and sunset getaway. This is the perfect opportunity to truly take time for yourself, slow down into a week of soulful nourishment and reflection – make space for recharging, renewal, joy and selfcare. 
Become aware of the prana (life!) flowing through your body, mind and soul using yoga, meditation and breathwork, and let it help you get back to a balance in which you can thrive. 
Let the yoga practice help you embody your mission and vision, and leave feeling grounded, connected, mindful, and empowered to continue moving towards your goals in life.

Bio:

I’m Ricky and I’m a yoga instructor from the Netherlands, currently based in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

My classes are a place where you challenge yourself to work -physically, mentally or spiritually-,

to become the realest, happiest, dopest, most beautiful, peaceful and powerful version of yourself.

Yoga is a proven (and my favorite) tool for this for many many years already. This challenge can take on many different forms, and is accessible to all. 

As a teacher, I teach what I know, from a place of experience and metta/maitri.
don’t teach what I don’t know.
study what I want to know.
will learn from you while you learn from me.
support you to invest in your physical, spiritual and mental health.

After a 13 year long personal practice, I’ve been teaching yoga since 2015 and it’s a joy and incredible journey to be able to pass on the many teachings I inherited from my various teachers.  

Vinyasa, Pranayama, Meditation, Static Dance and Nidra with Dhyana

December 8th – 14th, 2020

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 This will be a Vinyasa Flow retreat,  we will incorporate a bit of shanti in each class, we will also do Pranayama, static dance in the evenings overlooking the Caribbean and candlelight Yoga Nidra. 

As our week goes we will do a dynamic flow in the morning, we will incorporate meditation practices  that you will be able to take back home and we will include an Opening of the Heart workshop.

At Copal, Dyana strives to help our guests have the perfect balanced retreat, by optimizing your daily activities with all we have to offer.
You will enjoy two tours, one to a local cenote and another in Tulum.  As well as all other included activities;  Bike excursions, paddle boarding, ecological tours, hikes, kayaking, snorkelling, nights out to town (all optional).  You are welcome to do each activity while we also give you the chance to kick it back with a coconut beverage, and recharge with her amazing practices.

Nothing is enforced. Your week, you’re time to enjoy.

Bio:

Dhyana Ortega (7 lim of Yoga)

Dyana began her path in yoga 10 years ago with a background in Fitness and Ballet, in her desire to transform her life and work deeply in her personal development. She explored different styles such as Yin  yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Meditation, and her most recent; Ashtanga Vinyasa.
She trained with Michael Gannon in  2016, taught at his school for 2 years, and became Gannon’s assistant.
She has studied with Lino Miele (Italy), Chuck Miller (USA), Wayne Krassner (USA), Johnna Smith (USA),  Angie Flores (Mexico), Sri Dharma Mittra (Brazil), Gaston Frau (Brazil), Duncan Wong (Netherlands), Ellen de Jonge (Netherlands), Esteban Salazar (Costa Rica), Marceu Baptiste (France), Jorge Espinosa (Mexico).

 “I am grateful to all the teachers that I have met that have inspired my personal growth. I continue to share through them, forever grateful to my students I have learned so much from, and forever grateful to myself for taking the opportunity to experience it all and to be able to heal.
Without Darkness there is no light”.

 

Vinyasa Flow: Yamas  Niyama sand sound healing w/ Isadora Andrade

 

December 14th – 20th, 2020

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A retreat that has been created to be conscientious of the here and now, accepting ourselves as we are. 
While at Copal  we will seek to enjoy the harmony of  what makes us more connected with ourselves.
Yamas and Niyamas is a practice to become more aware of our attitude and behaviour towards ourselves and our relationship with others.
Yamas explores all the external senses; Ahimsa, Sataya, Ashteya, Bramahcharya, Aparigraha.
During your stay with us we will be surrounded by a spectacular paradise, we will get to know each other through our sounding healing ceremony, 10 hrs of Vinyasa flow, 1 herbolistic workshop and healthy delicious meals.

Bio:

Isadora Andrade

I began my dive into this path of life in 2013 when I received my certification for teaching yoga.
For my classes I greatly consider the combination of Hatha-Vinyasa-Ashtanga methods which I like to use in an integrated way through my teachings, along with Pranayama (breathing), Chanting of mantras, meditation and Hindu mythology.
I believe that in the Bio-individuality of the human being, there is no single method that works in the same way for everyone. therefore, together with Copal we will  we share our experiences from a place of humility, honesty and much love.

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

January 6th-12th 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 

Meet your host: 

Mallory Dawn, Registered Yoga Teacher & Psychosomatic Therapist. 

Mallory is passionate about helping others understand the relationship between their body and mind through the art of Yoga and the Psychosomatic Process. She specializes in Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Mindset Coaching & Psychosomatic Therapy. 

Mallory’s 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’s Bio: 

Chady Nasr also known as Parab Poet is a dynamic emcee, live beat maker, performer and motivational speaker. Being immersed in the 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. 

 

Mallory-Yoga-instructor

ReNewYou – a retreat for cultivating rest & resiliency with Mallory Dawn Jan 12th-18th

January 12th-16th 2021

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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 Mallory Dawn 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 practise including Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Psychosomatic Therapy 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.

 

Meet your host: 

Mallory Dawn, Registered Yoga Teacher & Psychosomatic Therapist. 

Mallory is passionate about helping others understand the relationship between their body and mind through the art of Yoga and the Psychosomatic Process. She specializes in Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Mindset Coaching & Psychosomatic Therapy. 

 

Bio: 

Mallory’s 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. 

 

Self Love Retreat with Kevin Naidoo

February 21st – 27th, 2021

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Self Love Retreat
Come back to the place of unconditional love

My primary intention is for you to fill your well, put yourself first, and allow yourself to receive any divine guidance thats here for you.

Together we will compassionately walk each other HOME.

On this Retreat we will cultivate a deeper understanding of our heart space by entering into the room of self love. It is within this space that spirit will be lifted, compassion will be felt, truths will be spoken and space will be cleared.

We will share our truths in a safe and loving circle, observing the masks we wear in the world, the roles we play, and the power of our words.

Each day Cultivating a deeper sense and awareness of what Self Love feels and looks like for each of us.

7 days of total bliss with sunsets, sea, nature and a daily timetable consisting of yoga, meditation, rituals, and ceremony.

 

Bio:

Kevin’s offerings are filled with devotion, ceremony and ritual and are shared with the intention of reclaiming our power, cultivating self-love and finding forgiveness in order to heal. His teachings pay homage to the sadhus, rishis and mystics and honour the tradition and ritualistic nature of the practice, gracefully reminding us all that we are part of something sacred, timeless and much greater than we know.

Blessed with the opportunity to study classical Hatha with the Sivananda lineage in India, as well as the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya through Vinyasa with Ryan Leier, Vinyasa Krama with Srivatsa Ramaswami and Ashtanga under the guidance of Danny Paradise, Kevin set foot onto the path of Sadhana. Now, with great respect and reverence for his teachers and the vast collective wisdom of Yoga, Kevin shares the ancient Yogic and Shamanic traditions he’s learned in a non-dogmatic, accessible way that speaks to the modern Yogi. Kevin believes that this practice can be for everyone and shares practical tools, insight and guidance to help us overcome obstacles in order to grow into the brightest, fullest and most authentic expressions of ourselves.

 

 Flow Your Way to Renew and Recharge with Yael Castro

 March 1st – 7th, 2021

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Focus of teachings and intention- Begin every morning with a progressive flow and breath work to find your intention and focus on the present moment. Feel every inch of your body, elongate every muscle and rejuvenate the mind. Join breath to movement to build up heat leading to body awareness. Finish your day with a lively class of Yoga Barre, targeting the arms, core, legs and glutei. The upbeat music brings everyone together in a wholesome hour of hard work and sweat! Submerge in a seven day detox to go back to your roots and re-fresh your mind and body. By the end of the week, you will be feeling renewed and recharged!

Bio:
Yael began her yoga journey as a way to balance her active daily routine. As a dancer, this mindful stability became a must! After suffering a couple of injuries, Yael fully submerged herself into the world of yoga to heal in harmony with a deep knowledge and understanding of the human body. She found an inspiring path for recovery which lead her to a 200HR Yoga Teacher certification. She now enjoys bringing awareness to the benefits of a healthier and conscious lifestyle. After a year of teaching Vinyasa, she received a certification in Yoga Barre as it combines the dance elements she loves so much. This type of class is the perfect fusion of barre work, non-impact cardio, and yoga. Targeting small muscle groups and aiding in injury prevention as well as recovery in a high energy environment!

 

Moving Beyond. Vinyasa Krama with Ellen de Jonge

March 9th – 15th 2021

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The focus of the teachings during this retreat is to guide the students in a complete practice where we realize that yoga is not only asana. Every practice on the mat will be built up safely, Vinyasa Krama, with an eye on being in your own space and allow your own growth to be cherished. We will open the door to breath and mind work and we will let that be the guide throughout our practice. There will be meditation, pranayama and a powerful practice we call “yoga nidra”
Every practice on the mat will be grounded in tradition with the right energy and pranice flow.

 

Bio:

Originally from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ellen moved to Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2001. In Playa del Carmen is where she did her first Yoga practice and right away felt that this was her life changing moment. She embraced the practice and science of Yoga daily and became an E-RYT with the Yoga alliance and has been, and still is, studying with many great teachers. As they say; always the student.

Ellen De Jonge teaches a style of Yoga called Vinyasa Flow. The term Vinyasa can be translated from its root words ‘Nyasa’ denoting “to place” and ‘vi’ denoting “in a special way.” You will find that Vinyasa is a flowing, dynamic form of yoga, where postures are linked together using breath.

Ellen’s uniquely designed Vinyasa Flow has become highly popular, drawing students from around the world to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, where Ellen is based. Renowned in her field for her strength and helping her students to find their own strength She will challenge you in class, but not without a special focus on safety, alignment, breath and meditation. Bringing into the practice that Yoga is not only asana but a great journey to take and if you let it a way of life.

Her teachers…
Having trained with teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Erich Schiffman, Dharma Mitra, and Bryan Kest, Ellen now continues her studies with Para Yoga founder Rod Stryker who, amongst other things works in finding “supreme accomplishment” both in yoga practice and in life.