Join Linda and Carrie for a week of taking care of your body, soaking up the sun, and mermaiding around with friends in the loveliest of waves. With 3 Yoga or Hot Pilates classes per day, delicious clean food, and the dreamiest beach in the world, you may also find yourself in the best shape of your life.
The perfect day can begin with a swim in the most turquoise waters you have seen, meditation by the ocean, or a sunrise walk/run along the white-sand beach.
Breakfast is as healthy or as decadent as you like, with (amazing) fresh fruit on demand, homemade granola, or killer french toast.
The backbone of our morning will be two Hot Pilates and / or Yoga sessions. This is usually followed by a dip in same turquoise waters mentioned above.
Lunch awaits an hour after class. We die for the Fish Tacos with Papaya Salsa but plenty of delicious veggie and gluten free options abound. The resort is famous for their clean and delicious food.
Grab a hammock for siesta, play in the waves, go snorkeling in the famous fresh-water cenotes, visit the Mayan Ruins or better yet, treat yourself to one of the treatments at the Maya Tulum Spa (rated #2 Destination Spa in the world by Travel + Leisure yet expect half the price of US resorts). You have a good chunk of time in the afternoon to do exactly as you like.
The evening Yoga or Hot Pilates session will be shorter to get us out in time for dinner or a sunset walk on the beach.
Dinner is again with the group. We will not be held responsible for what happens after dinner, but Tulum has a delightful bar scene (think tattooed mixologists by candlelight rather than spring break hell).
Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.
Repeat 5 more times.
All daily Yoga or Hot Pilates sessions will cater to all levels; also, they are all optional. Pick and choose from what is offered based on how you feel - choose a little or choose a lot! Either way, you'll get back home strong, radiant, and grateful. Though mild depression may follow return - we may need to hold local support group with Margaritas for a more gentle reintegration.
Linda is the founder and owner of YogaSource Los Gatos, Silicon Valley's premier yoga studio. She leads workshops, conferences and retreats in the US and internationally. As the Director of the YogaSource Teacher Training Institute since its inception in 2006, she has nurtured hundreds of successful yoga instructors from across the country.
Linda has trained in both the US and India in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power, Pilates, Yoga therapeutics, Yin and Vipassana meditation. She is a student of modern Buddhism, Jungian psychology and functional movement. Her yoga classes are a playful and masterful blend of precision, elegance, and breath.
Linda has been interviewed and profiled by YogaJournal, NBC News, ABC's Best of the Bay, Common Ground, Yogi Times, San Jose Magazine, Los Gatos Weekly News and other publications. At other times of the day, she is a mom, a wife, a writer, a designer, and a foodie.
Carrie is the founder and owner of Karma Yoga SF, the hottest new studio in the San Francisco Marina District. As a former competitive soccer player since the age of 10, Carrie fell in love with yoga instantly after taking her first Bikram Class. The physical, emotional, mind, body connection was something she had never experienced in any exercise form. She took Yoga Source’s teacher training in 2008 and has been teaching ever since. She has also taken trainings from Kathryn Budig, Jason Crandall, Sally Kempton and Maty Ezraty. She is now considered one of the best Hot Pilates teachers in the Bay Area.
Carrie’s classes consist of strategic music picks to create a general flow no matter what class she teaches. “Yoga has changed my life, my views, my body and mind- I want to be able to share this with my students each and every day.”
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended - see Payments Policy below)
- Transportation (plan to arrive Saturday March 11 and leave Saturday March 18th unless extending your trip)
Special Early Bird pricing shown is only for payment in full by September 30th. Prices go up $200 thereafter.
Please be sure to select your rooming option when you sign up:
Triple Cabana - Garden View (per person) $1,545
Double Cabana - Garden View (per person) $1,755
Double Cabana - Ocean View (per person) $1,915
Double Cabana - Beach Front (per person) $2,095
Single Cabana - Ocean View (per person) $2,635
Single Cabana - Beach Front (per person) $3,035
Refunds until September 30th:
A $100 administrative fee will be deducted from refund.
Refunds September 30th - December 31st:
A $500 administrative fee will be deducted from refund. If documented medical emergency, the fee is reduced to $100.
Refunds after January 1st:
Documented medical emergency refunds only (less $100)
Please buy travel insurance. Do not be at the mercy of the resort if something comes up.
For people signing up without a designated roommate, we will do our best to accommodate your rooming preference (Double or Triple) but that is not decided until the day before the retreat starts and that choice is based on the even or uneven number of participants. We will refund or bill you accordingly.