5th Annual Mexico New Year's Yoga, Meditation, Wellness Beach Retreat

Playa San Pancho, Mexico

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Dec 27, 2017 - Jan 3, 2018
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5th Annual Mexico New Year's Yoga, Meditation, Wellness Beach Retreat
Playa San Pancho, Mexico

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Deposit: $500
Dec 27, 2017 - Jan 3, 2018
Group size: 1-18

About this trip

Where are you at on your life journey? Take time to reflect, connect, and align your path.

Give yourself rest, relaxation, and release the clutter from your mind, allowing yourself to re-set your whole being. Through movement and meditation, we let go of stress and tension carried in our bodies. A vast amount of space then opens up for healing, creativity, intuition, and to move forward in life... and into 2018. 

Hanuman Yoga Retreat is delighted to offer our 5th Annual New Year’s Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness Retreat in Mexico! Your 8 day retreat will be filled with many blessings– fabulous food, nature’s nurturing, and an incredible program led by two highly skilled wellness practitioners. This retreat has been designed to have you receive the new year with greater awareness, more self-care, and deeper connections. 

Your Facilitators

Tammy Hayano created Hanuman Yoga Retreat to offer healing and self-care. Since 2013, Tammy has led retreats in Asia, Mexico, and the US. Tammy brings a gentle, calm, self-inquiry approach and strives to make her classes accessible to everyone’s needs. Tammy offers seven modalities to awaken your whole being : Hatha Yoga,  QiGong, JourneyDance™,  InnerDance Energy WorkTRE®/tension-trauma release exercises, Laughter Yoga, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Tammy's classes, workshops, and retreats consistently receives excellent reviews.

Fernando Aguiar is a body psychotherapist, researcher, and student of life from Brazil. He values personal growth, spirituality, human connection, and sharing his gifts to help others. Fernando has a Masters in Clinical Psychology, is a certified Core Energetics and TRE® (Trauma Release Exercises) provider, and an Innerdance Energy Work facilitator. Fernando believes in freedom of being and has created online courses on Neurogenic Freedom. He travels worldwide to facilitate workshops and offer life coaching. To learn more about his work, visit his website: essentialpsychology.org

Location and Transport

Tailwind Jungle Lodge is located in San Pancho, Mexico on the Nayarit Riviera, Pacific Coast. San Pancho is also known as San Francisco. The lodge is located approximately 3 miles north of San Pancho on a lovely jungle road that parallels the coastline.

To reach the retreat center, fly into Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). At the airport, you will be picked up, and your driver will take you directly to the lodge. The journey is about an hour. 

Please ensure that your flight arrives by 3:30 pm on Thurs., Dec. 27, 2017. This will allow enough time to reach the retreat center, check-in, and join us for our group welcome at 6:00 pm. Our program will end at 11:00 am on Jan. 3, 2018. Please book your flight out of PVR airport from 2:00 pm onwards. This includes the 1 hour transport time, plus 2 hours to check-in at the airport. 


The refrigerator in your unit will be stocked with fresh fruit, granola, and coffee/tea for you to prepare your own light breakfast each morning before our morning meditation and yoga class. Afterwards, we will have a vegetarian brunch. Dinner will consist of vegetarian, seafood, and meat options. Both of these meals will be prepared by our exclusive chef and served in the dining area at Palapa Tigre. Please let us know of any dietary needs you may have. 

Payment and Cancellation Policy

A USD $500 non-refundable deposit is required to register for this retreat. The remaining balance will be due 30 days before the retreat start date.

Cancellations after Nov. 26, 2017: 100% charge of the retreat rate will incur. However, if the cancelled room does get filled, only the USD$500 deposit will be retained, and the remaining amount will be returned to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I'm a little nervous about joining this retreat. I'm not sure if I will fit in. How do I know if this retreat is right for me?
A:  This is not yoga or meditation boot camp! This is a retreat-- you have chosen to take a break, to rest, restore, and care for yourself. If you do have yoga experience...the classes will still be gentle and/or moderate. This is the intention of the retreat.

Q: Do I need to join all the sessions?
A: Absolutely not. Everything is optional! To get the most out of the retreat program, I would recommend trying to attend as many sessions as you are up for. 

Q: What's the weather like?
A: December and January are the best months to visit this region. 

Q: Will there be WiFi?
A: Limited WiFi is available outside the office. WiFi at Tailwind works only for checking e-mail and browsing simple websites. We have limited downloads (no streaming music, movies or video Skype please). Internet signal fluctuates throughout the day. It’s a satellite internet system that can be affected by weather. There are also many WiFi spots and and internet cafes in San Pancho. Cell phone service in the jungle is minimal, but is available if you stand in a certain spot (Sprint/Telcel work much better than Verizon).

Q: What should I bring?
A: Mexico has a casual atmosphere. Clothes for yoga/meditation, day wear, and swim wear is enough. Some people like to dress up for dinner or the excursions, but this is not required. Wear footwear that is easy to slip on and off since you'll be taking off your shoes before entering the yoga/meditation rooms. If you plan to go hiking, bring appropriate footwear. A hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, water bottle, a journal, and a flashlight are all handy. The retreat center provides yoga mats. Bringing ear plugs are also a good idea. Sometimes it takes a few days to adjust to the sounds of nature, even the pleasant ocean waves, birds, or a cricket nearby. 

Q: How much money should I bring?

 You will need Mexican pesos if you go into town for shopping and dining. Most businesses don't accept credit cards. There are no currency exchange services at Tailwind. At the airport, there are currency exchange counters and ATMs. 

Q: What is the gratuity?
A: Tips for the cooks and cleaners are appreciated.

What’s included

  • 3 meals per day
    Light breakfast + delicious brunch and dinner with our exclusive chef (served daily)
  • 7 nights accommodation
    7 nights accommodation at the eco-conscious Tailwind Jungle Lodge
  • Airport pick-up/drop off
    Roundtrip airport transport to/from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) to Tailwind Jungle Lodge
  • Swimming pool
    Swimming pool for dipping
  • Beach access
    20 minute walk to a secluded white sand beach​ and mud clay baths
  • Hatha yoga
    Morning gentle/moderate Hatha yoga overlooking the ocean
  • Daily guided meditation
  • Wellness modalities
    Restorative yoga, laughter yoga, partner yoga, QiGong, TRE®/tension-trauma release exercises, innerdance energy work, JourneyDance™
  • Evening gatherings ​​
    Inspiring evening gatherings ​​
  • Group hike
    Mindful and leisurely New Year's Day group hike
  • Tax included
  • Airfare
  • Watersports
    kayaking, SUP, surfing
  • Massage treatments
  • Private sessions

Available Packages

PALAPA PAROTA, double occupancy
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Palapa Parota is a newly renovated space that extends out onto a deck. It has a lovely sitting area with a hammock, kitchenette, and bathroom with a hot water shower and composting toilet. The room holds 2 twin beds or 1 king size bed. The palapa is accessed by a longer set of stairs, so moderate fitness is recommended. Privacy and amazing jungle views awaits at this sanctuary!
Palapa Parota, double occupancy: $1818/person

Deposit: $500
Deposit: $500

PALAPA PAROTA, double occupancy
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Sample Schedule
A week of transformation and aligning your path!

Wed., Dec. 27, 2017
3:00 pm Check-in opens
6:00 pm Group welcome
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Evening gathering: Setting Intentions and Opening Ceremony

Thurs., Dec. 28, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018
Fruit, coffee/tea, and granola will be provided in your fridge. Enjoy your light breakfast anytime in the comfort of your space!
8:30 am:  Meditation. Body scan, breathwork, gentle/moderate Hatha yoga (2 hrs)
11:00 am: Brunch
4:00 pm: Unique wellness modalities offered each day (1.5 hrs)
6:00 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Evening gathering 

*Unique wellness classes will include: QiGong, TRE/tension-trauma release exercises, laughter yoga, partner yoga, restorative yoga, and Innerdance Energy Work
**New Year's Eve will feature a special night of JourneyDance!
***On New Year's Day, we'll take a leisurely 5 mile hike along spectacular jungle ridges, an orchid plantation, and through groves of mango and avocado trees. We'll interweave meditation, yoga, and inspirations throughout our hike.

Wed., Jan. 3rd
8:30 am: Closure
10:00 am: Brunch
11:00 am: Check-out. Program ends.

Your Organizer

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Tammy Hayano is the creator of Hanuman Yoga Retreat. Originally from California, she has been an ex-pat in various countries, as well as a world traveler for the past 14 years. Tammy took her love of travel, teaching background, and interest in transformational experiences to start Hanuman Yoga Retreat. Since its launch in 2013, Tammy has led retreats in Bali, Thailand, Mexico, Hawaii, and California. Tammy brings a gentle, calm, and self-inquiry approach and strives to make her classes accessible to everyone’s needs. For more information, visit: http://www.hanumanyogaretreat.com Tammy is trained in 7 modalities: Hatha Yoga, QiGong, JourneyDance™, Innerdance Energy Work Process, TRE/tension-trauma release exercises, Laughter Yoga, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.


I always thought I’d be not much of a spiritual person. That was until I met Tammy and Ciara for my 3day-retreat at Om Waters. They created a truly beautiful, safe and inspiring environment for a group of total strangers to feel welcomed and at home in. The retreat gave me the chance to reset some buttons and overthink some patterns of my life. Tammy and Ciara figuratively opened up a variety of doors. And what I loved about it: They didn’t force anybody to enter. Nobody was pushed to see what lies behind them. Instead, our two facilitators welcomed everybody to explore the worlds behind those doors at their very own pace and energy. So, every single moment at Om Waters I felt safe and sound and just in the right place, with just the right loving and welcoming people surrounding me. I truly miss those calm, enriching days at Om Waters. I truly do.
This retreat surpassed all of my expectations. Tammy and Fernando created a truly wonderful, healing program. It was so well organized - exactly what I needed. The accommodations were exactly what I expected (shown on the website). The chef and his team prepared delicious food. All of the participants were awesome, and I know I will stay in touch with many of these wonderful, interesting people. The intentions I set on this retreat will guide me as I move forward in 2018, and I can see myself making a New Years retreat each year. All my gratitude to Tammy and Fernando for creating such an empowering, loving experience. XO Denise