Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat in Mexico: Jan. 19-26, 2019
8 days/7 nights Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat on Puerto Vallarta’s South Shore, at the Xinalani Retreat Center
Join Kate Mitcheom, Certified MBSR Teacher, and Ellen Saltonstall, E-RYT500 and C-IAYT, for another slice of paradise this coming January. If you loved last year’s retreat in Costa Rica (or missed it) you are in luck! Our 2019 retreat is also on the Pacific Ocean. Nestled between lush jungle and emerald ocean, the Xinalani – a luxurious, eco-friendly retreat center will be a sanctuary of wellness and serenity for our practice. With six stunning yoga spaces, a temazcal (ancient sweat lodge), beach club, lounge bar, sand terrace, oceanfront spa, and a restaurant for yogis, there will be many ways to nurture your body, mind and soul.
When: Jan 19th-27th, 2019 Take the early flight into Puerto Vallarta International airport (PVR) on the 19th and fly out the afternoon of the 27th. To be relaxed, fly in a day early and stay near the airport. Details available upon request.
Highly experienced retreat leaders, Kate Mitcheom and Ellen Saltonstall, will lead everyone in Alignment-based Yoga each morning at one of the 6 world-class, open-air studios. After breakfast the group will explore Mindfulness (learning/practicing a variety or meditations) & Bodymind Ballwork. Read more about Ellen’s Bodymind Ballwork on her website (includes link for purchasing the both the balls and Ellen’s book). One-on-one and/or group guidance sessions are available upon request. The afternoons will be free to reset, rest, play, and rejuvenate.
Cost: Is dependent on the accommodations you select. First come, first served! The cost of the retreat ranges from $2095-$2995 and includes lodging, meals, daily Alignment-based Yoga sessions, Bodymind Ballwork, Guided Meditation & Mindfulness instruction, roundtrip shuttle service to and from the retreat center (which is only assessable by boat). Your afternoons are free for any of the optional excursions, activities or classes.
Healthy dining:With a menu designed especially for yogis, Xinalani offers healthy, gourmet vegetarian and non-vegetarian Mexican meals. Special diet considerations can be accommodated with two weeks advance notice.
- Eight nights lodging at Xinalani
- Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) including a fresh juice of the day, purified water, fresh fruit water, high quality house coffee and house tea and hot water are available at the dining patio at any time of the day from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.
- Daily Anusara Yoga & Bodymind Ballwork
- Guided daily Meditation & Mindfulness Training
- Kayaking and snorkeling equipment
- Roundtrip shuttle service from the airport to the marina and boat shuttle from the marina to the Xinalani.
- 13% tax is included
Note from Xinalani about the ocean swimming:
Xinalani is located besides of a Surf point called “El Volador”, during our winter the ocean is choppy right in front of our property, however there is a spot named La Boquita” about 10 minutes walking distance where you can enjoy swimming.
There are amazing optional activities for additional fee:
- Airfare & travel insurance
- Alcoholic beverages
- Gratuity for the staff of Xinalani
Kate and Ellen’s Retreat Testimonials:
“Thanks for a transformative adventure!!”
“It was really a life altering experience for me on many different levels.”
“A time to breathe, work out the knots and find the joy.”
“To be on an island that is so much National Park was a true privilege.”
More testimonials from previous participants (who attended the 2017 Retreat held on St. John’s) :
I really loved this retreat!!! I feel so much more centered and calm since coming back. I find myself back in the magic of St. John every morning when I meditate. Every part of that week was so wonderful!! I did so much more than I had expected to do with regards to the yoga and swimming. (I can still see the Eagle Ray in my mind). What a great experience! There were so many interesting people on the retreat and I felt a special connection to many of them. [My roommate] (best roommate ever) and I have already gotten together. What a great match!!
Thanks so much to both you and Ellen for putting this whole thing together! It was really a life altering experience for me on many different levels.
A really wonderful week of spiritual enrichment and growth both for those with some experience with yoga and meditation and those just getting started in an amazing setting. A time to breathe work out the knots and find the joy.
It was great—the morning meditation and ballwork /yoga were really well done, and the opportunity to see such beautiful places, fish, turtles and coral reefs are amazing. I might emphasize that a lot in telling folks why doing this in St. John’s was SO worth the travel, cost, etc. To be on an island that is so much National Park was a true privilege.
I am so calm about my torn up tire from driving to Newark airport and getting the rim repaired and getting the new tire and riding on a donut and I have stopped cursing potholes and have accepted that I am throwing away gelt hard earned and staying mellow and mindful all day at work. Haven’t even put all my clothes away from trip. Thanks for a transformative adventure!!