Akumal Yoga, Meditation, Diving, Sailing, Art Retreat

Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Mary Stults
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Nov 6 - 12, 2022
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Akumal Yoga, Meditation, Diving, Sailing, Art Retreat
Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Mary Stults
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Nov 6 - 12, 2022
Group size: 5 - 12

About this trip

Akumal Yoga, Meditation, Diving, and Art Retreat with Mary Susan Stults ~ 




When: 

November 6-12th, 2022


Locale: 

Akumal, Mexico just down the road from Tulum 

(retreat includes a day trip to Tulum as well as a few adventures) 




Immerse yourself this winter in Akumal, Mexico! 


Come along for 7 nourishing, enlivening, joy-filled, and nature-laden days together on and off the yoga mat next November 6th-12th, 2022.  


Together we will take time to create space to fill our cups and enjoy a week of daily yoga, underwater adventures, guided meditation, diving, art, sailing, and more. 


We will be staying ocean and beachfront where the turtles roam at a lovely hotel and property in Akumal complete with a pool, lawns, a restaurant and bar, and beachfront space to relax. 


We'll listen to the ocean and waves as we practice yoga and vipassana meditation, dive and snorkel in cenotes and the Caribbean Sea, get creative with painting and art, and revel in time and space to simply slow down, relax, restore, and be. 


We'll revel in an ocean-front stay in the ever-charming little village of Akumal and head into the vibrant and lively town of Tulum for a day of shopping, bites at a couple of incredible restaurants, exploring, and a couple of adventures. 


We'll begin our days grounded and refreshed with daily yoga and meditation, relax poolside and on the beach, dive, sail, snorkel, and explore the warm turquoise Caribbean waters surrounding us, get creative with some art and painting, and take time to enjoy life and fill our cups. Please reach out anytime with any questions at the email below.


Questions

Please email us anytime at floatandflowllc@gmail.com





Retreat Deposit: $500 non-refundable deposit 




Retreat Tuition 

(pls note* if paid via PayPal, processing fee /tax will be added) 

-Shared King Bed: $1990

-Shared Room, Private Bed: $2129 

-Private King Bed: $2429





What's Included 

6 nights beachfront shared lodging (inquire if private lodging is avail at extra cost) 

Daily Breakfast included at hotel 

One Dinner 

Daily Yoga (1-2xs per day) 

Daily Guided Vipassana Meditation 

Cenote Diving and Snorkeling Adventure 

Sailing, Snorkling, and Diving Adventure 

Snorkel with Sea Turtles 

Art Workshop/s

Retreat Gift 

Journaling 

Yoga Workshops/Asana Labs to Break Down alignment, energetics, pranayama, reading and seeing bodies, etc. 

Transportation to Adventures 

Trip into Tulum Together to shop, eat at incredible restaurants, explore, and adventure 

Incredible Community 

Access to amenities at oceanfront hotel

Restaurant, bar, pool, gift shop, and spa on site at hotel 





What's Not Included 

Airfare

Travel to and from retreat locale (airport transfers) 

Lunches 

Dinners with exception of one

Tips 

Alcohol 

Souvenirs 







YOGA 

We will be practicing once some days, and twice on most days and will be explore breath work, precise alignment and energetics of postures, the blueprint postures, meditation, reading and seeing bodies, the 8 limbs of yoga and living our yoga off the mat, restoratives, and more. We will begin most days with a morning practice and meet back on the mat in the afternoon for a workshop and asana lab to dive into and break down the asanas and practice in greater depth.  





MEDITATION 

We will enjoy guided meditation and will explore the style of Vipassana meditation also known as insight meditation. Within this style we will explore a variety of methods including breath meditation, and heart meditations including a compassion meditation and a metta or living kindness meditation. We will talk about the basics of meditation, finding a comfortable seat, and the roots of mindfulness.  







Akumal, Mexico


Akumal means "Place of the Turtle" in the Mayan language, and when you snorkel here, you just might see one swimming alongside you. You’ll definitely see coral and beautiful fish in the clear, sparkling waters. This friendly little town is about 45 minutes to an hour south of Cancun—but it seems light-years away.


Akumal is located on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, at the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula.


Celebrated for its white sand beaches, coral reefs, warm water and rich marine life it’s popular with divers, nature lovers, and sea lovers from around the world.


Located 100 km south of Cancun, between the towns of Playa del Carmen and Tulum it’s a prime location for your next retreat and adventure. 

Choosing Akumal means that we will be within close proximity to all of the regions top cenotes, ruins, and attractions.

 

To the north of Akumal, Half Moon Bay has a curved beach, while Yal-ku Lagoon teems with colorful tropical fish, plus stingrays and barracudas. Inland, Aktun Chen Parque Natural is known for its caves, cenotes (freshwater pools) and underground river.







Tulum, Mexico 

***We will be heading over to Tulum for a day in the pueblo and beach zone and town to shop, explore, enjoy some incredible restaurants, and explore. We will also be heading over to Tulum for several adventures. 


Tulum is a Magic Town that provides a spiritual and relaxing sensation. With an eco-chic atmosphere, it is the perfect place to enjoy peace and tranquility. With beautiful white sand beaches, lagoons, cenotes, and caverns that show the beauty of nature in all its splendor. The archaeological site, the hotel zone, and the town are the three areas that make up Tulum


With beautiful white sand beaches and palm trees, turquoise blue sea, spectacular lagoons, cenotes, rivers and underwater caverns as well as imposing archeological sites that make it a unique destination in the Mexican Caribbean.


Tulum is a destination of unique gastronomic experiences that are enjoyed in spectacular settings. It offers exquisite international and regional cuisine in restaurants with a concept where nature is the main element.


Tulum provides the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking for an intimate experience with nature, local culture, fresh seafood, and of course, a little tequila should you choose to enjoy. Stay by the beach, practice yoga, or lay in a hammock and read. And when you’re ready for a little adventure, it’s never far.








Retreat Leader: 

Mary Susan Stults

 http://www.marysusanstults.com/ 


Been hanging out on the yoga mat since 1991.  


Born in Fort Payne, Alabama, I was raised in Cedar City, a town in southwest Utah about an hour from Zion National Park. An avid nature lover, I grew up exploring the many hiking trails, rivers, rocks, mountains, canyons, and the endless outdoor beauty of Utah and Colorado with my family and friends. Despite growing up landlocked I grew up with a deep love and appreciation for the ocean and water and that passion has only grown with each passing year. After moving to Boulder, Colorado in 2001 to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder, I made Colorado my mountain home for over 20 years until I traded the mountain life for the island life and moved to Hawaii in 2018 to the Garden Island Kauai.  


My yoga and meditation practice and path began with my mother as a child at home in 1991 and continued in the studio at the age of 14 in 1997 with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri. K Pattabhi Jois. I practiced Hatha, Ashtanga Yoga, and Iyengar Yoga as taught by BKS Iyengar throughout highschool and early college and in 2002 began practicing at Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor's studio, the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado.  


Years later I had the blessing and great fortune to be introduced and led to Master and Mentor-Teacher Maty Ezraty with whom I studied intensively, mentored with, and assisted until her recent passing. Over thousands of hours and many years of study, mentoring, and practice, Maty influenced my practice and life on and off the yoga mat greatly and will forever be my greatest teacher and influence. Maty encouraged and influenced me to delve deeper into the yoga practice and approach both the daily practice of yoga and life from the subtle body. Over the years I have had the opportunity to practice and learn with many wonderful yoga and meditation teachers aside from Maty including Dharma Mittra, Judith Hanson Lasater, Richard Freeman, Seane Corn, Peter Doobinin, Carrie Owerko, James Brown, Jack Kornfeild, and many others. I look forward to studying with Chuck Miller and Dona Holleman in the future.  


I teach internationally and in the U.S and am a certified 500+HR E RYT Yoga & Meditation teacher, educator, and practitioner, a WPA/Paddle Into Fitness Certified Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP Yoga teacher, certified Kids Yoga teacher, certified Adaptive Yoga teacher, and am known by all for my enthusiasm, heart, and positive outlook. I teach a knowledgeable, dynamic, refreshing, and compassionate alignment-based yoga practice that intelligently weaves together the traditions of Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. Many describe my energy as contagious, finding my nurturing, wise, soulful, & patient style of teaching to be welcoming & supportive to all. For me being a student of the practice of yoga is as important as being a teacher, we are students first, and teachers second.  


Expect the teachings to be greatly reflective of Maty Ezraty, Sri. K Pattabhis Jois, and BKS Iyengar, as well as from my near 30 years of practice, and classes are open to anyone ready to explore more deeply. I invite all students to let go of expectations, to be truly curious and compassionate, and to embrace and befriend an explorer's mindset within our own inner ecology. I approach and understand yoga as a spiritual practice and discipline and a healing art. We learn to trust our own intuition and innate wisdom, "we do not learn to be intuitive, we already are." The Yoga practice is a re-remembering and recognition of our wholeness and of the truth that we are always evolving, transforming, and are under constant construction; there is infinite room for learning, progressing, and creative expression. The practice offers a moment to awaken and a continuing opportunity to return home to the beauty of our own being and self. As a friend says, "This practice intends to provoke us & to inspire the bigger questions triggering one’s own awakening…the truth is-It is never complete, it is never finished, it’s infinite."  


I wholeheartedly believes that Yoga, Meditation, and Stand Up Paddleboarding, and SUP Yoga are for everybody, and am passionate about sharing these gifts, as well as my love of nature, adventure, travel, living well, environmentalism, ocean conservation, and the outdoors with all ages. 






Contact: Email Mary Susan at floatandflowllc@gmail.com 






Available Packages

Shared Lodging - 2 Double Beds
Available until October 7, 20226 left

Retreat Tuition: $2129 


Shared Lodging - 2 Double Beds 


A shared room with two beds, 1 person to each bed. 


Rooms feature AC, safe, minibar, fan, refrigerator, mosquito net, toiletries, towels, shower, wake up service if desired, tea/coffee maker. 


Property features a pool, ocean/beachfront property, gift shop and shops on site, AC, shuttle service at extra charge, convenience store on site, restaurant on site, bar on site, snack bar, free parking, car rental at extra charge, spa on site, massage available on site at extra charge, and more. 

$2,129
Deposit: $500
Shared Lodging - Shared King or Queen
Available until October 7, 2022only 2 left

Retreat Tuition: $1990


Shared Lodging - Shared King Bed 


A shared room with shared bed. 


Rooms feature AC, safe, minibar, fan, refrigerator, mosquito net, toiletries, towels, shower, wake up service if desired, tea/coffee maker. 


Property features a pool, ocean/beachfront property, gift shop and shops on site, AC, shuttle service at extra charge, convenience store on site, restaurant on site, bar on site, snack bar, free parking, car rental at extra charge, spa on site, massage available on site at extra charge, and more. 

$1,990
Deposit: $500
Private Lodging - Single Room
Available until October 7, 2022only 1 left


Retreat Tuition: $2429


Private Lodging - Single Room 



A private room with one king bed 


Rooms feature AC, safe, minibar, fan, refrigerator, mosquito net, toiletries, towels, shower, wake up service if desired, tea/coffee maker. 


Property features a pool, ocean/beachfront property, gift shop and shops on site, AC, shuttle service at extra charge, convenience store on site, restaurant on site, bar on site, snack bar, free parking, car rental at extra charge, spa on site, massage available on site at extra charge, and more. 


$2,429
Deposit: $500
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Your Organizer


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Mary Stults
5 reviews
Mary Susan Stults teaches a knowledgeable, dynamic, refreshing, alignment-based practice that intelligently weaves together the traditions of Ashtanga vinyasa and Iyengar. Many describe her energy as contagious, finding her nurturing, wise, grounded, & patient style of teaching to be welcoming &supportive. Her offerings are infused with her grounded yet light-hearted nature. When she is not teaching herself you can often find her attending or assisting a training or Yoga intensive herself. www.marysusanstults.com/meet-mary-susan

Reviews

Mary gave us a wonderful trip. I enjoyed her easy-to-follow breakdown of popular yoga poses. I found that it enhanced my experience and improved my physical/mental connection to the poses and yoga practice in general. I fell back in love with power yoga again after years of it being stale. Her yoga nidra and restorative yoga practice reinforced some great mantras and relayed positive reinforcement and good vibes. She’s truly lovely and has practiced from the best. The travel experiences were so much fun and very relaxing. I felt very safe and loved throughout the whole trip. Could not have asked for a better facilitator.
By Noelle H for Aspen Yoga, Meditation, Hot Springs Retreat on 22 Dec, 2021
This yoga and meditation retreat was the perfect reset I needed, spiritually and physically. I'm grateful for all the care and attention Mary put into planning our sessions and activities. There was a comfortable flexibility, with lots of good options, and the right amount of downtime, too. She is knowledgeable, real, and down to earth; a beautiful and refreshing presence. She created a warm and accepting atmosphere, offering us the space to tap into what we needed. I like learning about different kinds of meditations and breath work, it is so incredibly helpful and centering for me. The yoga sessions were revolutionarily helpful in breaking down the foundations of the poses to align properly, and with gentleness. It felt so good to move my body and breathe!
By Lisa R for CO Yoga, Hiking, Hot Springs Adventure Retreat - SOLD OUT on 24 May, 2021
MARY is 5 STARS all the way around......From the moment I met her and throughout the Telluride trip everything was AMAZING. The accommodations, food and extra excursions Mary set up for us despite COVID, despite an unexpected snowstorm in September and juggling schedule changes she made the TRIP by far unforgettable. Her hospitality and Yoga expertise were outstanding. Mary made me feel like I've known her forever and I consider her a wonderful close friend. She is very gifted in her chosen practice and such a BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT. If I could afford it I would love to go on all of Mary's yoga retreats and adventures. Maria LeMieux -Telluride 2020
By Maria L for Telluride Retreat to True Nature - Women's Alpine Adventure on 22 Mar, 2021
Being a yoga novice, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I can honestly say this trip was everything I wanted and more! Mary did an excellent job accommodating participants of every skill level and making everyone feel equally comfortable. There was an instant bond among all the women on the trip that just grew stronger throughout the retreat. The food was phenomenal as were the add-on activities. I loved every minute of it and would highly recommend this trip to anyone who needs a little “me time.” I definitely left more relaxed, yet alive, then when I arrived.
By Linda Y for Telluride Retreat to True Nature - Women's Alpine Adventure on 22 Mar, 2021
By Jonathan M for Telluride Retreat to True Nature - A Women's Alpine Yoga Adventure on 17 Feb, 2021