Winter Escape to Amansala

Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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

Dancing Dogs Yoga
  • Facebook verified
20 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.  Set in the middle of the jungle, 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.  

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!

Available Packages

Shared Room: Triple Occupancy
Sold Out

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 1 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 1 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 1 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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Absolute paradise! The food was outstanding. We had multiple opportunities for exploring and plenty of free time to enjoy the amenities like pool, waterfall, and hikes. I would go again right now if possible!
By Clare T for That Yoga Jungle Life on 29 Jan, 2020
This trip was easily the best experience of my life. Between the supportive local community and the DDY tribe, growth was endless. This experience provided me with the tools to tap into myself and really learn how to serve others. It has forever changed my life as I embark on a new journey. I just recently became a teacher at a Baptiste studio because I was able to collect all of the tools provided and apply them to this new life. I am forever grateful for the DDY team, for Shelley, and for every student on the trip who was brave, open and vulnerable. The connection between everyone cannot even be put into words, just a strong feeling of community and support. Thank you x 10000 for this experience, I hold every moment close to my heart! If you are thinking of going, GO. You are ready now! Go be in it.
By sammi k for Yoga Teacher Training in the DR! on 29 Dec, 2019
From the time I submitted my application for teacher training, I felt nothing less than support. Shelley and her entire team was nothing less than awesome- knowledgeable, engaging, professional, and took the time to be of service for/with us. I went into this training with a few certifications under my belt and came out a brand new person- the work in dropping what I knew to fully invest in becoming my true, most authentic self. Each workshop, each class, each conversation left me more confident to stand in front of a class; along with the solidified feeling I was right where I was meant to be. This was the greatest investment I have made for myself to this date and I am beyond thankful for the never ending support I receive from my fellow teacher training graduates and the teaching team. Give up what you must and BE A YES!
By Catie P for Yoga Teacher Training in the DR! on 20 Dec, 2019
This is such an amazing opportunity for anyone really- wanna be a badass yoga teacher? YES. wanna improve your yoga practice? YES. wanna find out MORE about yourself? YES. When it comes to yoga, there's always so much to learn & so much room to grow. I absolutely loved every single minute, second I spent with my team during my teacher training- met great people from all over the place and most importantly, I learned so much about myself throughout the training. Overall, this was def a life change experience and I highly recommend DDY's DR teacher training! They have the best team ever and you will not regret it!
By Lilly K for Yoga Teacher Training in the DR! on 13 Dec, 2019
This trip was the reset and refresh my heart and soul needed. I was able to escape reality and technology by surrounding myself with the beautiful landscapes of Joshua Tree and the most amazing group of strong women. The highlight of the retreat was the vortex-labyrinth ceremony. The ceremony was focused on leaving behind the doubts and thoughts that are no longer serving you and to replace them with a new thoughts of empowerment and self-love.
By Jillian L for Transformation in the Desert on 12 Dec, 2019
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