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.

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ReNewYou – a retreat for cultivating rest & resiliency with Mallory Dawn 

January 12th-18th 2021

Details:

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. 

 

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5 Day of Vinyasa Flow by the Ocean, All Juice Detox, and Sound Therapy in Tulum with Ximena

February, 16th – 20th 

Details:

Begin and end your day with sunrise and sunset practice overlooking the beautiful blue ocean waters of the Mayan Riviera. This retreat will focus on Yin, Restorative, and Nidra yoga. A week to detox, recharge, and conquer the new year. Immerse yourself in a week-long, soul-soothing escape on the Mayan beaches and jungles of Mexico. Fill your day with bike rides into the jungle, kayaking or paddle boarding in the ocean, sunbathing by the pool, or just sipping on a coconut while reading a book on a hammock. With your daily practices, and 6 daily detox fresh and nourishing juices

 

 Bio: 

Ximena Tavares Saavedra is a dancer, choreographer and yoga teacher. She started practicing Yoga 15 years ago and since her very first class she could recognize it as an healthy and enjoyable instrument to work with herself while exploring the possibilities of body and mind.  As a teacher she is inspired by the sense of freedom that dance brings, the anatomic tools of the somatic techniques and the ancient wisdom of the Yoga system to provide her students with a judgment-free space to explore themselves through their practice.  Intuitive and sensitive to the needs of others, she leads a practice where to embody oneself with love, compassion and acceptance. She travels yearly to India to deepen her practice and acquire new teaching skills. 

 

Self Love Retreat with Kevin Naidoo

February 21st – 27th, 2021

Details:

 

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.

Adventure Yoga Retreat: Good Vibes Guaranteed with Jeka Sisco

March 15th – 21st 2021

Details:

Dive into 2021 with resilience, strength and fun! This 7 day yoga retreat will be just what you need to escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary. Each day will begin with an optional sunrise vinyasa flow followed by a grounding meditation. The afternoon will be a lighter flow with a few workshops sprinkled in to deepen your practice.  In addition to the yoga practice, tap into your adventurous side with a tour of the mystical Mayan ruins, cliff jumping into cenotes, a night out in Tulum, optional beach runs and so much more!  Spend your free time relaxing by the Caribbean ocean, getting a beach massage, or take a bike ride down to the beach. Nourish your body with local cuisine that will promise to have your taste buds wanting more. All meals, snacks, and juices are prepared by the in-house chef who adds flair to traditional Mexican cuisine (local, ethical, and vegan- friendly).

Who is ready for some fun!

 

Bio:

Jeka Sisco – Health Coach, Integrative Nutritionist, Yoga instructor, adventurer and lover of life. Practicing yoga for 13 years and teaching for 4. Natural born athlete who will never turn down a challenge. Traditionally trained in Baptiste yoga. In 2018 became an integrative nutritionist and health coach. With true passion for helping people become their absolute best version of themselves through holistic integration.

7 Day Vinyasa, Reiki, Rhythmic Sets with Jessie Ocampo – Sound Therapy & Yoga Holiday in Quintana Roo

March 21st – 27th, 2021

Details:

 Set your intention, breath, move, create inner space alongside the music. Unite the body mind through harmonious vinyasa. Experience a state of balance and inner tranquility.

 

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 special dj sets.

 

Introduction to Ayurveda, Detox, Yoga and Sound Healing Retreat with Noelia

March 27th – April 2nd 2021

Details:

Ayurveda is a culinary science with more than 5000 years of history and it’s inviting us  to receive spring  with a cleanse of our bodies and detox through a special diet and intermittent fasting all guided carefully in search of balance and health.
During our 7 days together  we will take care and enjoy our bodies through nutritional, locally organic sourced meals, unprocessed and unrefined. In other words, you won’t be eating animal products, (meats, fish, eggs, dairy). Besides that, we will do different yoga practices that will help in this cleanse and particular process. 
We will also learn Ayurveda basics, natural medicines from India so that you can continue from your home day to day. Your transformation begins at Copal.

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:

Noelia Catalan founder of Seraiki Yoga and Ayurveda. Born in Spain where she studied two degrees in Marketing and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years after being diagnosed with food alergies, she decided to study Nutrition and immersed herself  Ayurveda, spiritualism and yoga She became an Ayurveda advisor Hatha Yoga instructor Ashtanga and Vinyasa all  while living in India, a place she calls home
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She has a master  in nutrition, and hormonal woman’s medicine 

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

SOLD OUT

April 2nd – 6th 2021

Details:

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.

Re-Union. Yoga as exploration Kambo Retreat with Ximena Tavares and Marco Aicardi

April 16th – 22nd, 2021

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Exploration through Yoga and Kambo. Kambo is a secretion from frogs – traditionally in the Amazonian tribes. It has been used in rituals for decades to strengthen the immune system through its natural medicinal properties. Kambo works in three fields; the physical, mental/physical and spiritual. We will be experiencing the kambo circulating through the body’s lymphatic system (this is about a 15 minute process) activating all the systems of the body alongside a strong cleanse and purge. The Yoga portion will be exploring our natural feminine and masculine energies within the body , rest and activity, chaos and order, introversion and expansion, creativity and discipline… this will be a full body experience, exploration and cleanse. 

During this week retreat we will explore and make friends with this duality through dynamic asana practice, conscious somatic exploration, guided meditation, yoga nidra, restorative yoga sessions and the use of ancient breathing techniques. 

Join us in this inner journey toward union. 

Bio: 

Ximena Tavares Saavedra is a dancer, choreographer and yoga teacher. She started practicing Yoga 15 years go and since her very first class she could recognize it as an healthy and enjoyable instrument to work with herself while exploring the possibilities of body and mind. 

As a teacher she is inspired by the sense of freedom that dance brings, the anatomic tools of the somatic technics and the ancient wisdom of the Yoga system to provide her students with a judgment-free space to explore themselves through their Yoga practice. 

Intuitive and sensitive to the needs of others, she leads a practice where to embody oneself with love, compassion and acceptance.  

Marco Aicardi first discovered meditation and Yoga some 13 years ago, while backpacking around India. 

After an initial time playing around with different styles, he met the Ashtanga Vinyasa system and he immediately felt a deep connection with that practice, making it his own sadhana. 

In 2013 he completed a 500 hours teacher training in Rishikesh and since then he made practicing and teaching of Yoga his full time occupation. 

Gentle and precise adjustments, flexible and personalized approach and a patient and compassionate outlook are the defining traits of his teaching style. 

Ximena and Marco met in India and are now a couple in life, in the practice of Yoga and in the teaching path.

Introduction to Ayurveda, Detox, Yoga and Sound Healing Retreat with Noelia

April 24th – May 3rd

Details:

Ayurveda is a culinary science with more than 5000 years of history and it’s inviting us  to receive spring  with a cleanse of our bodies and detox through a special diet and intermittent fasting all guided carefully in search of balance and health.
During our 7 days together  we will take care and enjoy our bodies through nutritional, locally organic sourced meals, unprocessed and unrefined. In other words, you won’t be eating animal products, (meats, fish, eggs, dairy). Besides that, we will do different yoga practices that will help in this cleanse and particular process. 
We will also learn Ayurveda basics, natural medicines from India so that you can continue from your home day to day. Your transformation begins at Copal.

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:

Noelia Catalan founder of Seraiki Yoga and Ayurveda. Born in Spain where she studied two degrees in Marketing and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years after being diagnosed with food alergies, she decided to study Nutrition and immersed herself  Ayurveda, spiritualism and yoga She became an Ayurveda advisor Hatha Yoga instructor Ashtanga and Vinyasa all  while living in India, a place she calls home
.
She has a master  in nutrition, and hormonal woman’s medicine 

THE SOUL FLOW WOMEN’S RETREAT with Tiffany Zoldan

May 15th-21st, 2021 and November 6th-12th, 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.

 

To Book: https://aquaholicjourney.com/category/retreats/ or email: aquaholicjourney.com

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

September 9th – 14th 2021

Details:

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

Details:

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!