Cloud 9 Pilates Restore & Reawaken Retreat

Paamul, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Alwynn Taylor
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Feb 11 - 17, 2022
Group size: 8 - 15
Cloud 9 Pilates Restore & Reawaken Retreat
Paamul, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Alwynn Taylor
  • LinkedIn verified

Feb 11 - 17, 2022
Group size: 8 - 15

About this trip

Welcome to Cloud 9 Pilates retreat. This is designed to restore & reawaken. Celebrate in delight and pleasure, the freedom we have again to be around other's who value movement, adventure and connection.  

Awaken in a villa to the salty, warm air. Swim in sinkhole cenotes. Practice Pilates on an open-air rooftop with the tranquility of nature's surroundings and simply just be.  

Our retreat will maximize delight and joy. Discover a new sense of belonging by creating authentic connections and memories. This experience is inspired by the harmony, simplicity and allure of all that Paamul Mexico has to offer.  

Explore. Think. Feel. Sense. 

Pilates & Movement
Nature Therapy



Copal Villa

Copal is located in the gated community of Paamul with 24-hour security. A small bay south of Playa del Carmen, Paamul beach features white sands with exposed limestone and palm trees for natural shade.  You will fly to CUN airport. Cancun International Airport. 

Between beautiful sunrises, sunsets and sandy beaches here is your invitation to join us on Cloud 9.  The off-shore coral reef remains the most breathtaking and well-preserved attraction on Paamul beach. 


  • Playa del Carmen - 15 minutes
  • Akumal - 15 minutes
  • Tulum - 25 minutes


Relish in authentic Mexican cuisine created by local in-house chefs using natural flavours and sustainable ingredients. Our retreat is plant-based. Each meal on this retreat will be specially crafted to nurture your body.  The villa's kitchen is fully equipped.  If you have any dietary concerns, restrictions or preferences, the chefs will do their best with the seasonal ingredients to accommodate. 

Experience family-style communal dining at each meal. Interact with the chefs and discover the cuisine that defines Copal. The menu is fully plant-based, anti-inflammatory and locally sourced.  Fresh fruit, tea and infused water are available at all times during the day. 

There are no memories like the ones where you can simply close your eyes and savour.

Cloud 9 Experiences & Offerings

Air. Water. Sun. Moon. Earth.  Isn't mother nature magnificent? A daily dose of these elements is yours to discover.  The daily itineraries are crafted to balance movement, rest and relaxation. 

Explore swimming in freshwater sinkholes known as cenotes.  Visit local farmer's markets in Old town Akumul. Venture on a street art walk and visit a sculpture garden. 

Akumal is Mayan for "Land of the Turtles".  This region is full of unique archaeological, cultural and scientific significance. It holds incredible beauty. The Mesoamerican Reef lines the shore. 

It is a nesting ground for endangered Green and Loggerhead turtles. Undeveloped mangroves form the borderlands between sea, dune and jungle. 


Lagoon swimming and snorkeling with turtles at Akumal Bay 

  • Explore the warm underwater world of Turtle Bay at Akumal on a leisurely guided snorkel tour
  • Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear fresh waters of a massive cenote
  • Spot 3 of the world's 7 sea turtle species 

Book your one-hour massage on the beach

Enjoy hammock siestas under palm trees at the villa 

Access to bikes, paddleboards at Copal 


Everything has a vibrational frequency, including ourselves. It makes sense that sound frequencies impact how we feel.  Sound healing - an ancient healing technique using tonal frequencies that bring the body into a state of vibrational balance and harmony. 

On our first evening, we will experience an outdoor Mayan sound bowl therapy session. This is a therapeutic sound journey with ancestral instruments.  The basic principle of sound healing is the concept of resonance. This will lift your spirit, activate your mind and transition your state of being to relaxation and officially welcome you to this 7-day retreat. 

On our last evening, we will dive back in with a closing sound bowl ceremony to reinforce our reawakened sense of well-being.  

Health & COVID safety protocols

Proof of vaccination is required for this retreat. Onsite Copal PLR testing will be conducted by registered practitioners on the last night.  Test results within 24 hours. This is mandatory and will cost $150 USD. This is required upon re-entering into Canada.  

  • Staff follows all safety protocols as directed by the local government.
  • Copal staff has been fully vaccinated. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available in guest rooms and key areas.
  • Daily cleaning.
  • Process in place to check the health of guests.
  • A room is available to isolate suspected COVID-19 persons. 
  • Protective masks are available for all staff.
  • Physical distancing measures are in place. 
  • Protective masks are available for clients.

Accommodations & facilites

The suites are all steps away from the beach, pool and rooftop shared studio space.  This retreat has accommodations to suit everyone's budget. Choose from the beachfront, rooftop, courtyard and economy suites. Copal offers either private or double occupancy suites/rates. Each suite has a private entrance, private bathroom, WIFI, AC & fans.


  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Communal dining area
  • Garden
  • Luggage room/storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor shower

Reservation & cancellation policy

If force majeure (e.g. pandemic, natural disasters, travel restrictions, etc.) causes the retreat to be cancelled, all deposits will be refunded.  Travel insurance is recommended for coverage of postponed or cancelled retreats in such a scenario.  It is my aim to offer as much of a flexible cancellation policy as possible. I want to ensure you are comfortable with your travel plans. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email:  

  • Each reservation requires a deposit of $500 of the total price. 
  • The deposit is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled.
  • The remainder of the payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • With respect to the policy regarding the force majeure outlined above, please note that Covid 19 will fall under pandemic. ie, should you have to cancel your trip due to a) your government banning non-essential travel to the destination, or b)You are prevented from travelling due to a national or local lockdown, or c) You are prevented from travelling due to quarantine requirements on your return, then ALL payments including deposits will be refunded.

Wellness Offerings / Private Pilates

Pilates & Wellness Offerings & Packages:

Private Pilates session $120 CDN

Semi-private Pilates session $140 CDN 

3 massages for 60 minutes $150 USD

5 massages for 60 minutes $250 USD 

3 massages  for 90 minutes $195 USD

5 massages for 90 minutes $325 USD 

1 additional 60 massage $55 USD

1 additional 90 massage $70 USD

JANZU $100 USD. The popular "Janzu massage"  is a technique innovated in Mexico,  the massage takes place in the ocean.

Tamazcal ceremony $500 USD.   This is divided by those who express interest.  During a ceremony, we enter a sweat lodge (typically an igloo-shaped hut) constructed from volcanic stone, wood or cement. Once inside, hot volcanic rocks are placed in the center and water is poured over the rocks to produce steam. Herbs, typically sage or copal are added to aid the cleansing process.  While every ritual is different, ceremonies can last around two hours which might include a shaman-led series of thanksgiving or chanting.

What’s included

  • Pilates Session
    Daily (2) mat classes. Private & semi private sessions avail upon request.
  • Airport Transportation
    Transportation shuttle from airport first and last day of the retreat. One departure time for the group on arrival and one departure time for the group on the last day.
  • Tour Transportation
    Shuttles and entrance fees are included.
  • Food
    3 meals with the exception of one lunch (on tour day) and one dinner (last night of the retreat) on site chef to prepare and accommodate any dietary restrictions/ preferences.
  • Ceremony
    Welcoming and closing ceremony with local Shamens with musical cuencos on the open air rooftop under the stars.
  • Massage
    (1) beachfront massage.
  • Beach equipment etc
    Access to bikes, paddle-boards, kayaks and snorkel gear.
  • Yoga Mats
    Yoga mats, blankets, squish balls and other props are included.
  • Cooking Class
    Learn from Copal's head chef the art of making the perfect guacamole & Sikil Pak which is a simple but delicious pumpkin seed salsa that comes from the Mayans of the Yucatán peninsula
  • Local products
    Custom shampoo / conditioner with signature scent crafted by artisans in Merida located in the Yucatán Peninsula
  • Your rooms
    Shower towels, beach towels, bottled water and hair dryers in each suite
  • Air fare
    to and from Cancun
  • COVID test
    $150 USD for CDN's & $75 USD for US citizens
  • Lunch in Akmul
    $27 / 45 USD
  • Last night dinner
    $27 - 45 USD
  • Gratuities
    $50 / 100 US for the week for Copal's staff
  • Alcohol

Available Packages

Rooftop - single
Available until December 31, 2021only 1 left

Gorgeous rooftop panoramic view with a king size bed.

1. private entrances

2. private bathrooms


3. AC and fan

Deposit: C$500
Rooftop - double
Available until December 31, 20214 left

Gorgeous rooftop panoramic view with two double size beds.

1. private entrances

2. private bathrooms


3. AC and fan

Deposit: C$500
Ocean front - single
Available until December 31, 2021Sold Out

Gorgeous ocean front view with a king size bed.

1. private entrances

2. private bathrooms


3. AC and fan

Deposit: C$500
Ocean front - double
Available until December 31, 20214 left

Gorgeous ocean front view with 2 double beds.

1. private entrances

2. private bathrooms


3. AC and fan

Deposit: C$500
Economy -single
Available until January 31, 2022Sold Out

Poolside private room with king size bed.

1. private entrances

2. private bathrooms


3. AC and fan

Deposit: C$500
Courtyard -single
Available until January 31, 2022only 2 left

Poolside private room with king size bed.

1. private entrances

2. private bathrooms


3. AC and fan

Deposit: C$500


February 11th, day 1
Welcome to Cloud 9

Arrive at Copal. Unpack. Meet & greet. Familiarize yourself with the villa and the grounds. Dip your toes in the ocean, take a swim in the pool.   

Dinner will be served once all the guests arrive. 

Firstly, we have a celebratory toast with Mexican mescal and fresh fruit. Paired with a classic Mexican cantina snack. Toasted, edible crickets. 

After dinner, we'll go outside to soak in a sound bath for our opening Cloud 9 ceremony hosted by Shamans that will play cuenos (meditative singing bowls). 

Your Organizer

Alwynn Taylor
"I dwell in possibility" - Emily Dickson. I love my work. I believe it is much richer than hip bridges and the roll-up. For me, it's about stretching more than you can reach, which requires curiosity and desire to go beyond the limitations of present knowledge and experience. While teaching I am always encountering new ideas, approaches, and energies. I love creating a calm and centred space where students can embrace everything Pilates. I encourage people to go beyond the familiar. Being open in your mind and body for me is Pilates.