Awaken your Inner Wisdom~ Mexico Yoga & Meditation Beach Retreat

Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

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Hanuman Yoga Retreat
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May 15 - 19, 2019
Group size: 1 - 18
Awaken your Inner Wisdom~ Mexico Yoga & Meditation Beach Retreat
Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

Hanuman Yoga Retreat
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6 reviews

$599
Deposit: $300
May 15 - 19, 2019
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

AWAKEN THE INNER WISDOM of your whole being by connecting with the many parts of your selves: the physical, mental, emotional, and energy body. When we practice awareness and a healthy relationship with ourselves, it extends out into our relationships, job, lifestyle, and how we engage with the world. 


YOGA can be for EVERY BODY and experienced in a non-competitive environment where the vibe is warm, gentle, supportive, and fun. Our Hatha yoga classes are suited for all levels with the goal being self-care, not advanced poses. In addition to yoga, you will experience a variety of unique wellness modalities. This is not yoga or meditation boot camp! Yoga is not about showing off your body or contorting yourself into poses that go past your limits. It's about building the relationship to yourself and noticing what's happening on the inside-- your physical, mental, emotional, and energetic sensations. While it is not necessary to join all the sessions, it is recommended to attend as many sessions as you are up for. This helps to build the self-care tools and muscle memory to then integrate naturally into your lifestyle. 

Your Facilitator

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 seven modalities: 

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, White Lotus Foundation, California. 2012-2013

JourneyDance™, with founder Toni Bergins, Massachusetts. 2012. 

QiGong/Tai Chi training under Master Wing Cheung, Singapore. 2014.

Inner Dance Energy School, with creator Pi Villaraza, the Philippines. 2014.

TRE/tension-trauma release exercises Level II Provider. 2014. 

Laughter Yoga, with Fla Geyser, 2015. 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, with Rosemary Wallace, 2017.

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! Yoga is not about showing off your body or contorting yourself into poses that go past your limits. It's about building the relationship to yourself and noticing what's happening on the inside-- your physical, mental, emotional, and energetic sensations. 


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 go to as many sessions as you are up for. Remember your intention for the retreat.

Q: I've never had more than two consecutive vegetarian meals before. Am I going to be okay?
A: You'll be more than okay! You'll be surprised and delighted by the flavorful and creative vegetarian meals. 


Q: How do I get to Pura Vida Retreat Center? 
A: Please schedule your flight to arrive at PVR airport before 3 pm on May 15, 2019.  The official name of PVR airport is: Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta. This will ensure that you have plenty of time to go through immigration, meet your driver, travel by road for 25 minutes to Los Muertos Pier, and take the 40 minute boat ride (water taxi) to Pura Vida in Yelapa. The last water taxi leaves the pier at Puerto Vallarta at 5 pm. If you will be flying out on May 19, 2019, please schedule your flight after 3 pm on that day.


Q: What's the weather like?
A: Generally, the early mornings and late evening will be pleasantly cool in May. Long pants and a long sleeved top of light material will be enough. From late morning until sunset, the temperature will be warm and/or hot. 


Q: What should I bring?
A: Pura Vida (and Mexico in general) has a casual atmosphere. Clothes for yoga/meditation, day wear, and swim wear is enough. Some people like to dress up for dinner, 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. A hat, bathing suit, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, water bottle, a journal, sarong, sturdy walking shoes (it's hilly!) and a flashlight are all handy. 


Q: How much money should I bring?
A: You can add any extra purchases onto your bill and pay by credit card upon check-out. This includes: massage treatments, extra orders from the restaurant, and gratuity. Alternatively, you can also pay in cash (USD or pesos). There are no currency exchange services at Pura Vida. You can exchange money at the airport.

Cancellation Policy


$300 deposit is required upon booking. 
1. If a reservation is cancelled within 30 days or less of the arrival date, the deposit is non-refundable. 
2. If a reservation is cancelled more than 30 days from the arrival date,  $250 of your deposit will be returned to you. 

Cancellation Policy

$300 deposit is required upon booking.  1. If a reservation is cancelled within 30 days or less of the arrival date, the deposit is non-refundable.  2. If a reservation is cancelled more than 30 days from the arrival date,  $250 of your deposit will be returned to you. 

What’s included

  • Daily yoga
    Gentle/moderate Hatha yoga with stunning ocean views
  • Daily guided meditation
    A practice to calm and train the mind
  • Restorative Yoga
    Receive deep relaxation
  • Laughter + partner yoga
    Engage in playful connection
  • QiGong / Tai Chi
    Mindful movement to increase energy flow
  • TRE®
    Release stress naturally with tension-trauma release exercises
  • Innerdance energy work
    Expand your consciousness with binaural beats
  • Evening gatherings
    Inspiring and heart-opening
  • 4 nights accommodation
    Open-air eco cabins with ocean views
  • 3 meals per day
    Fresh, delicious and healthy vegetarian food
  • Roundtrip transport
    To/from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) to Pura Vida
  • Swimming pool
    Refreshing and therapeutic saltwater infinity pool
  • Beach access
    Steps away from the shore
  • Taxes
  • Airfare
    Not included
  • Spa treatments
    Available at an additional cost
  • Extra food/drinks
    Available for purchase outside of mealtimes at an additional cost
  • Gratuity
    Optional to tip for housekeeping and dining staff

Available Packages

Ocean View dorm room
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The open-air Ocean View dorm room is a very spacious cabin. There are two queen size beds downstairs and two upstairs with organic metal-free mattress, organic, hypoallergenic or goose down pillows) with mosquito nets. This cabin has one private bathroom. This cabin is furnished with authentic Mexican furniture and artifacts selected individually for each cabin to offer a very unique look and feeling. All cabins are spacious and individually designed.  All lighting is soft white LED – energy saving, good for your eyes and health. This is a mixed gender 4 person dorm.

$599
Deposit: $300
Ocean View double room, upper level
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The open-air Ocean View double room has two queen size beds (organic metal-free mattress, organic, hypoallergenic or goose down pillows) with mosquito nets. Each cabin has a private bathroom (some with ocean views). They are furnished with authentic Mexican furniture and artifacts selected individually for each cabin to offer a very unique look and feeling. All cabins are spacious and individually designed.  All lighting is soft white LED – energy saving, good for your eyes and health. Solo travelers can opt to share a room together with two queen beds.

$825
Deposit: $300
Ocean View double room, lower level
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The open-air Ocean View double room has two queen size beds (organic metal-free mattress, organic, hypoallergenic or goose down pillows) with mosquito nets. Each cabin has a private bathroom (some with ocean views). They are furnished with authentic Mexican furniture and artifacts selected individually for each cabin to offer a very unique look and feeling. All cabins are spacious and individually designed.  All lighting is soft white LED – energy saving, good for your eyes and health. Solo travelers can opt to share a room together with two queen beds.

$785
Deposit: $300
Ocean View room, single occupancy
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The open-air Ocean View room has one queen size bed (organic metal-free mattress, organic, hypoallergenic or goose down pillows) with mosquito nets. Each cabin has a private bathroom (some with ocean views). They are furnished with authentic Mexican furniture and artifacts selected individually for each cabin to offer a very unique look and feeling. All cabins are spacious and individually designed.  All lighting is soft white LED – energy saving, good for your eyes and health.

$1100
Deposit: $300

Available options

Guided group hike to waterfalls
$20
Temazcal
$25
$599
Deposit: $300

Ocean View dorm room

Itinerary

Sample Schedule
5 Days Yoga, Meditation, & Wellness Retreat

Day 1: Wed., May 15, 2019
1:00 pm Pura Vida check-in opens
5:30 pm Group welcome
6:30 pm Dinner
7:45 pm Conscious Relaxation: Restorative Yoga 

Day 2: Thurs., May 16, 2019
7:30 am to 9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am to 11:30 am Gentle/moderate Hatha yoga + Meditation
12:00 pm Lunch
4:30 pm TRE/tension-trauma release exercises 
6:30 pm  Dinner
7:45 pm Innerdance energy work

Day 3: Fri., May 17, 2019
7:30 am to 9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am to 11:30 am Gentle/moderate Hatha yoga + Meditation
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Guided Group Hike to Waterfalls  
6:30 pm Dinner 
7:45 pm  Evening Meditation

Day 4: Sat., May 18, 2019 
7:30 am to 9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am to 11:30 am Gentle/moderate Hatha yoga + Meditation
12:00 pm Lunch
4:30 pm QiGong
6:30 pm Dinner 
7:30 pm Evening Gathering

Day 5: Sun., May 19, 2019  
7:30 am to 9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am to 11:30 am Yoga + Meditation
11:30 am Program ends. 
12:00 pm Check-out

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


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Hanuman Yoga Retreat
6 reviews
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.

Reviews

The retreat exceeded my expectations in every way. The accommodations were floating on the lake, the beds were comfy, the lake was so clean and refreshing and the food was so deliscious I went back for seconds plenty of times. I cannot say enough good things about Tammy. She is an amazing facilitator in how she can teach new intricate skills to so many people at once and does it with humour and keeps you engaged the whole time. I love that she has a sharing circle after the class to discuss and go deeper into what we learnt or felt. I have never been so vulnerable and felt so safe at the same time. Saffia and Bard the co facilitators were both great value and my husband and I did one on one trike and himikayan bowls with them. This retreat was my best experience in Asia and one of the best experiences of my life.
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This was possibly the best New Years I’ve ever had! Tammy and Fernando are the most wonderful, caring, and considerate facilitators you could possibly ask for. This retreat was a totally transformative experience and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for the time and space to reconnect with themselves in a beautiful and supportive setting. My week on this retreat was an absolute dream and if you’re on the fence about booking it - just do it! Trust me. Thank you Tammy and Fernando!! Xo
This week was worth a lot more than we paid! We were very fortunate to spend a week in the company of a wonderful group, connecting and learning from both Tammy and Fernando. They scheduled a week of wellbeing and growth that I hope I have the opportunity to repeat in the near future.
Tammy was an excellent yoga teacher / host! Her attention to detail and warm, welcoming attitude made participants of all levels feel comfortable and at ease. The hotel accommodations were lovely and the ocean views from the yoga palapas were an excellent backdrop for our yoga and meditation sessions. The hotel staff was accommodating to all dietary requests (gluten free, vegan, dairy free, you name it) and all meals were prepared for us and were super healthy / delicious. If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere to deepen your practice, I highly recommend Tammy and her co-facilitator Fernando. This was the 2nd time I've participated in one of Tammy's retreats. She exceeded all of my expectations, per usual!
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.
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