Sian Ka'an: Where the Sky is Born - A Bespoke Retreat with Sybil

Sian Ka'an, Quintana Roo, Mexico

SM
Starr Mill Yoga
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Mar 2 - 8, 2020
Group size: 1 - 11
Sian Ka'an: Where the Sky is Born - A Bespoke Retreat with Sybil
Sian Ka'an, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Starr Mill Yoga
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$2600
Deposit: $500
Mar 2 - 8, 2020
Group size: 1 - 11

About this trip

Join Sybil Merriman, owner of Starr Mill Yoga, for an all-inclusive, rejuvenating six night retreat at a former coconut plantation. Located in Sian Ka'an Natural Bio-Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located approximately 100 miles south of Cancun on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.  


Arrive Monday afternoon and gather for opening ceremony and sunset beach yoga, and depart after morning practice and breakfast on Sunday morning.  Prepare to immerse yourself in yoga, meditation, relaxation, and restoration amidst a powdery white sand, palm tree-dotted one mile private beach overlooking turquoise waters as the backdrop. Nestled in the Sian Ka'an 1.5 million acre bio-reserve, your home away from home is 19 miles south of the Tulum hotel zone, affording us a true retreat, without sacrificing breathtaking beauty. 


If you’re all about removing your shoes upon arrival and not putting them back on until its time to return home, then this is the place for you. This is barefoot beach life at its best, with water toys, hammocks swaying between palm trees,  beach-walks, naps, divine meals and fun times with your fellow yogis. 

What to Expect

This is a retreat in the true sense of the word: an act of moving back or withdrawing.  Downshift out of doing mode and into a state of calm and serenity by immersing yourself in deep self care, surrounded by turquoise waters, warm sand, millions of stars, abundant wildlife and sunshine.  


Simplify your life for a week, slow down, and relaaax.  Think of your retreat as a vacation from productivity, participate in as much or as little of what’s available as you like.  


Two 90-minute yoga classes and two 30 minute meditations are offered each day, which include breath work, reflection and movement.  Classes are themed around our surroundings.  Learn how to draw upon the stability of the earth, to flow like the water that surrounds us and to open to Big Sky mind.  


Be inspired to embody the qualities of the wildlife that we call our neighbors for the week, and awaken primal energies within yourself to mirror the ancient prehistory of the land.  Authentic native ceremonies mark the opening and closing of our sacred time together. 


 Return home feeling deeply nourished, well-rested, rejuvenated, and truly transformed. 

Flights to and from Cancun

When you are booking your flight, please plan to be at Cancun International Airport by 2PM on March 2 for a 2:15PM shuttle.


We suggest the March 2, 2020 9AM nonstop from JFK that will get you to Cancun by 1:30PM

AeroMexico

American Airlines

Delta


From Boston we suggest the 9AM-ish nonstop flight which will get you to Cancun by 1:50PM

AeroMexico

Delta


Please note: JetBlue also flies nonstop from both Boston and JFK, but they aren't booking tickets for March 2020 yet. 


RETURNING HOME:


We suggest the flights that depart after 1PM on March 8th. 

Cancellation Policy

POLICIES


All initial deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Balances will be due 60 days prior to retreat start date. Cancellations on or after 90 days prior to retreat dates are non-refundable and non-transferable. This cancellation policy is strict and firm. If you need to leave the retreat early there are no refunds or pro-rating of days.


There are no refunds for natural disasters. Springtime is highly unlikely to have hurricanes, the weather is the best of the year with calm waters, clear skies, and temperatures in the low 80s.

What’s included

  • 6 nights accommodations
    all rooms accommodate 2 people with a private bath and access to your room from an external door. Two queen beds per room, or 1 king for a couple or friends who don't mind sharing.
  • meals, snacks, drinks
    a private chef will prepare delicious and health conscious meals that emphasizes fresh, local ingredients. Three meals per day include breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, beverages, open bar.
  • opening cacao ceremony
    mark the shift from the habitual daily grind into deep self-care and inquiry with an opening circle including brief introductions and seated meditation. Followed by a traditional cacao ceremony.
  • morning yoga practice
    set the tone for your whole day and move intentionally and with a sense of deep caring for yourself. The intention is then to take this awareness and spirit of inquiry into your day. 90 minutes
  • free time
    laze the day away on the beach, or at the pool, kayak, paddle board, snorkel, fishing, birdwatch, go for a beach walk or sip a margarita then nap in a hammock. This week is all about you!
  • Meditation
    Twice daily 30 minute meditation for all levels. A perfect opportunity to get quiet and to find the deep peace that is always available to you, though often elusive in today’s non-stop lifestyle.
  • evening yoga class
    bookending your day with yoga creates a container for embodied living, all-day mindfulness, and finally deep, restful sleep. 90 minutes
  • temazcal ceremony
    a traditional temazcal followed by ritual, meditation and reflection. This ceremony invites us to transition from retreat mode to “normal” life without letting go of the sacred in each moment.
  • Airport Transfer
    roundtrip transfer: You will be picked up at Cancun Airport and be driven to Tulum docks. From there you will board a boat for a 55 minute cruise through the lagoon to our private oceanfront casa.
  • airfare
    Jet Blue, American, Delta, AeroMexico all fly direct to Cancun from JFK and Boston.
  • any off site activities
    there are so many incredible things to explore, we hope you do! we will provide you with a listing of all the options
  • trip insurance
    Bookings are non-refundable. In the event of a need to cancel, this is a must and we recommend it for everyone!

Available Packages

double room with private bath
Available until Jan 01, 2020Sold Out

2 queen beds. 


All bedrooms are steps from our own private beach! Each spacious room has a ceiling fan,  a private bath with towels, shampoo, conditioner and soap provided. If needed air conditioning is available overnight in the bedrooms. 


This package is for two people and the price shown is per person. To purchase as a couple, please put two packages in your cart. 

$2600
Deposit: $500
shared king bed with a private bath
Available until Jan 01, 2020Sold Out

1 king bed.


All bedrooms are steps from our own private beach! Each spacious room has a ceiling fan,  a private bath with towels, shampoo, conditioner and soap provided. If needed air conditioning is available overnight in the bedrooms. 


NOTE: This package is for two people and the price shown is per person. To purchase as a couple, please put two packages in your cart. If you would like the room all to your self, put two packages in your cart. 

$2600
Deposit: $500
$2600
Deposit: $500

double room with private bath

Itinerary

Day 1
Bienvenidos a Tulum!

Check in to your room, get settled and join us for our welcome traditional cacao ceremony and sunset yoga on the beach.  After yoga we will all sojourn to the casa for dinner. The evening is yours to relax or explore!

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SM
Starr Mill Yoga
Originally drawn to the physical practice of Yoga for the flexibility and strength it gave her, Sybil soon discovered the power and depth of meditation, yoga philosophy and self-inquiry. She’s been teaching since 2010. Sybil’s classes are focused on precise alignment, breath awareness, mindfulness, and enjoying the journey. She draws her inspiration from twenty years of personal practice. The mission of Starr Mill Yoga is to spread the innumerable joys and benefits of yoga to as many people as possible.