Winter Escape to Amansala

Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Dancing Dogs Yoga
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30 reviews
Jan 20 - 24, 2022
Group size: 10 - 25
Winter Escape to Amansala
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Dancing Dogs Yoga
  • Facebook verified
30 reviews

Jan 20 - 24, 2022
Group size: 10 - 25

About this trip

Join Shelley Carroll from Dancing Dogs Yoga and Angela Wagner from YogaSport on the Tulum adventure of a lifetime at Amansala Eco Chic Resort.

Amansala offers relaxed eco chic accommodation like no other boutique hotel in Tulum.

Rooms vary from small private rooms to large shared rooms. All are spacious, with attention to detail throughout. The restaurant serves fresh fish, local produce and the tastiest mango margaritas in the Riviera Maya. Their signature eco chic style is both relaxed yet with attention to detail. 

World Class Yoga + Meditation

Enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and yoga nidra classes in the yoga dome. You'll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the tropics.

Shelley Carroll founded Dancing Dogs Yoga in 2010 and has been leading retreats and trainings worldwide ever since.  Angela Wagner is the founder of YogaSport Dallas and is a yoga teacher, wellness coach, and online trainer.  Shelley and Angela met as Baptiste Yoga teachers and have been friends ever since!  We are excited to collaborate and bring our decades of experience together for what will be a life-changing experience.

Our yoga classes are designed for ALL levels of practitioners, so no matter where you are on your yoga journey, you will be challenged and inspired.  We start each day with a vinyasa flow practice and meditation, and on non-excursion days, offer a special afternoon practice, like yoga nidra or yin.

All props provided.

Beinvidos a Mexico!

Amansala is located just 2 hours south of Cancun and is famous for it’s Mayan Ruins, and is preferred by yogis all over the world for it’s relaxed bohemian-chic feel, local highlights, beautiful beaches, hidden cenotes, and lush jungle and great vibes.

You'll get back to basics with style and comfort. Accommodations range from beachfront suites to cozy rooms based on first come first served availability. The architecture embodies the signature eco-chic style of AMANSALA that includes locally made decor.

All cabanas are equipt with private bathrooms and sitting areas. Sleep to the soothing sound of the ocean and wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Rooms at AMANSALA are styled with our beautiful Eco-Chic beautiful bohemian feel.

Fresh Food to make you drool

All of your meals (excluding one dinner) are included with this retreat package. Amansala's creative menus are made with LOVE and local chemical free produce. Fresh caught grilled fish, chicken, seasonal fruit and a variety of delicious salads that incorporate toasted pumpkin seeds, jicama, chia seeds and local super foods that leave you feeling satisfied and light.

Sample Menu:

Breakfast: Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt, or vegan yogurt made with (soaked chia seeds in coconut milk w dried coconut and a touch of agave)

Brunch: A variety of delicious salads, gluten free muffins, stone ground tortillas, different style of egg daily

Snack: Popular Mexican favorites, nachos, quesadillas, and guacamole always with a side of fresh fruit


Starter: Seasoned fresh jicama, carrot and cucumber

Soup: Curried squash soup

Main Course: Grilled fish topped with a pineapple chutney served w/quinoa w/ mixed veggies with a jicama, mint salad

Dessert: Avocado vegan cacao mousse

What should I bring?

Our retreat swag bags are epic, and often have amazing surprises.  You don't need much out here in the jungle, though there are a few must haves:


Bring sunscreen, personal toiletries and medications, and shorts and swimsuits. We highly recommend rain jackets, as downpours HAPPEN in the rain forest! 

The weather is warm and humid, but can be breezy at night.  A light hoodie or jacket is often welcome.

This location is truly beautiful, so DO bring a camera.  We recommend leaving very expensive equipment at home unless you are prepared to deal with the humidity!  We do keep a professional photographer on staff, so bring an easy camera.

Pack sneakers!  While it will be tempting to live in flip flops, some of the hiking can be muddy and rocky, and you'll appreciate the footwear.

Bring a little cash for incidentals.  Tips, souvenirs ...  you won't need much, but it's nice to have.  

Cancelation and Vaccine Policy

All deposits and trips are non-refundable.   We will offer future travel vouchers for cancelations made 90 days or longer before travel, but can not offer refunds.   All cancelations made with 90 days of travel are non-refundable. 

We recognize that COVID may cause a delay in your trip.  Please consider purchasing trip insurance to cover you in all cases:

Please note:  COVID vaccines are REQUIRED to travel with DDY Retreats.  Failure to obtain a vaccine will forfeit your spot and no money will be refunded.  

What’s included

  • 4 Nights at Amansala
    4 nights in a spectacular eco-chic resort, either single, double or triple occupancy
  • Meals
    Chef prepared meals-- breakfast, lunch and 3 dinners during your stay. You will be free for one dinner on your own in Tulum.
  • Welcome drink
    Enjoy a complimentary cocktail upon arrival.
  • Yoga + Meditation
    Enjoy daily yoga classes in a dedicated yoga shala with Shelley, Angela and other senior DDY/YogaSport teachers.
  • Massage
    One 60 minute massage is included in your stay!
  • Cacao Ceremony
    Indulge in a ritual cacao ceremony featuring locally sourced cacao. Set intentions, open your heart, and take part in a timeless tradition.
  • Sound Healing Session
    A trio of local musicians and healers that have studied the art of healing through sound, rhythm and sacred objects collected from nature to relax your mind and body while awakening your soul.
  • Candlelight Yoga Nidra
    Be lulled into deep relaxation with a candlelight yoga nidra session. The word nidra means sleep, and this workshop will create deep "yoga sleep" in a magical location.
  • Mayan Clay Meditation
    Mayan clay is a group detoxification clay wrap. Read more details in the itinerary.
  • Salsa Class
    Enjoy a salsa class under the stars!
  • Cooking Class
    Cooking class and demo included!
  • Snorkling Grand Cenote
    One of the best cenotes in the Riveria Maya is just a 15 min drive. A beautiful swimming spot to discover the underworld beauty of a cenote.
  • Trip to the Mayan Ruins
    Experience the Mayan Ruins by bike, 20 mins each way. Enjoy a leisurely bike tour along the beach road to the magical Tulum Ruins. Upon arriving we will have a guided walk through the Ruins.
  • Aromatherapy Flow
    Destress your muscles and your mind with this super relaxing class of deep stretching and healing with essential oils. You will leave this class feeling relaxed and renewed.
  • Yogi Cross Train
    A kickass class that combines yoga, HIIT, and good old fashion fun to leave you feeling invigorated and ready for the day.
  • Elevate Goal & Vision
    Join Angela to set goals for the year ahead. See itinerary for more details!
  • Transfers
    Arrive on suggested flights to share transfers. We can arrange transfers at a reduced rate.
  • Alcohol
    Other than your welcome drink, alcohol is not included.
  • Mayan Temazcal
    This amazing ritual is not included but can be added for $125. Experience the magic of this Mayan sweat lodge ritual! Not to be missed!
  • Tips + Gratuities
    Please tip your staff!
  • Travel Insurance
    All payments paid through WeTravel are non-refundable. WeTravel recommends that you acquire travel insurance in case something goes wrong:

Available Packages

Shared Room: Triple Occupancy
only 3 left

Enjoy an amazing shared room with three twin beds, and two amazing roomies.    Package includes all food, accommodations, yoga and meditation offerings, massage, Grand Cenote, a mayan clay meditation, salsa class, cooking class, and more!  You will have two roommates.  If you have a preferred roomie, just let us know!

Deposit: $300
Share Room: Double Occupancy
only 2 left

Enjoy an amazing shared room with two double  beds, and one amazing roomie.    Package includes all food, accommodations, yoga and meditation offerings, massage, Grand Cenote, a mayan clay meditation, salsa class, cooking class, and more!   If you have a preferred roomie, just let us know!

Deposit: $300
Shared King: Double Occupancy
only 2 left

Perfect for couples.  Enjoy an amazing shared room with a king bed, and one amazing roomie.    Package includes all food, accommodations, yoga and meditation offerings, massage, Grand Cenote, a mayan clay meditation, salsa class, cooking class, and more!   If you have a preferred roomie, just let us know!  Price is per person.  Please book two spots for couples.

Deposit: $300
Private Room: Single Occupancy
only 3 left

Enjoy an amazing private room with a queen or king sized bed. Package includes all food, accommodations, yoga and meditation offerings, massage, Grand Cenote, a mayan clay meditation, salsa class, cooking class, and more!  

Deposit: $300

Available options

Mayan Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)


Beinvidos a Mexico!

Arrive in Cancun before 2pm to be whisked away to Amansala.  We will start our adventure with a a welcome dinner, where you will relax, enjoy a welcome cocktail, and get to know your fellow spiritual travelers. After dinner, enjoy an Intention setting Cacao ceremon with Shelley and Angela.

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Dancing Dogs Yoga
30 reviews
Dancing Dogs Yoga is a kickass, feel good Yoga community. Shelley Carroll has been leading trainings and retreats for over a decade, and each trip promises connection, adventure, and to leave you feeling Zen AF.


SLAM DUNK!! HOME RUN!! GOAL!!!!!! There are not enough words to describe the incredible time I had on this retreat! Not only was the facility beautiful, I met some amazing humans who are now family! Shelley went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed, and to make this an experience we will never forget. I am so excited for the next retreat, and I am encouraging as many people as I can to reserve their spot on one of these amazing yoga retreats. I was NOT disappointed! This retreat opened me up to life in a whole new way!
By Kendra G for Chateau de Bardouly: Vino and Vinyasa on 14 Oct, 2021
The Dominican Tree House Village was a unique experience. Our trip was full of activities and good times, I would definitely consider doing this again.
By Fred C. F for That Yoga Jungle Life on 25 Sep, 2021
For my first trip to the Dominican Republic, it was good to learn how the people really live. The DDY staff and travellers were great. The yoga was great. The jungle vegetation and beaches are beautiful. Jumping off the boat and swimming in the ocean was the most fun. For my comfort, daytime "jungle" excursions would be enough. We were "too close" to nature at night( snakes, tarantulas,frogs, dampness and rodents in the treehouses).The amenities of a traditional resort, that would enable adequate nighttime rest and restoration is preferred.
By Monica P for That Yoga Jungle Life on 21 Sep, 2021
PARADISE!! This was my first time traveling to the Dominican Republic. Being at the Dominican Tree House Village was a new experience as well. The sounds of nature and gentle rain showers were relaxing. The excursions were fun and the food delicious. The yoga and meditation experiences were so healing and much needed. I met some amazing people and DDY Travels made sure I had everything I needed including travel information. I’m so excited to participate in the next yoga retreat!!
By Kendra G for That Yoga Jungle Life on 18 Sep, 2021
Such an Amazing Experience. I am so thankful for all he wonderful people I met on this trip. I would 100% join for another trip!
By OLIVIA F for That Yoga Jungle Life on 16 Sep, 2021
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