Join Linda and Leroy for a glorious week of taking care of your body, soaking up the sun, and mermaiding 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.
WE HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND TO ENSURE BOTH YOUR SAFETY AND FUN AS WE STILL BATTLE COVID. PLEASE READ BELOW OUR NO-RISK CANCELLATION POLICY AND COVID PRECAUTIONS.
THIS RETREAT IS INTENDED TO BE DONE IN YOUR OWN SOCIAL BUBBLE . THE ONLY TIME THE FULL GROUP WILL BE TOGETHER IS DURING CLASSES HELD IN AN OPEN AIR, OCEAN-BREEZED, PHYSICALLY DISTANCED STUDIO. MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT DURING CLASSES AND MEALS. THAT SAID, WE WILL STILL HAVE THE TIME OF OUR LIVES:
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.
A light breakfast is served, with (amazing) fresh fruit on demand and homemade granola..
The backbone of our morning will be two Hot Pilates and / or Yoga sessions at 9:30am. This is usually followed by a dip in same turquoise waters mentioned above.
Brunch awaits an hour after class. 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, explore the fabulous shops in town, go snorkeling in the famous fresh-water cenotes, visit the Mayan Ruins or better yet, indulge one of the treatments at the spa. 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 by candlelight, listening to the ocean waves and the breeze rustling through the palm trees.
Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean and repeat all over again.
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.
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.
Leroy is a fun, energetic and dynamic Aussie known for his heart pounding intensity, his contagious good mood, and his night-life inspired playlists. As a 5 time racer at the Hawaiian Ironman, Leroy brings his love for the fitness into every class and will inspire you to work harder than you thought you ever could, and smile doing it.
* 6 nights accommodation at Amansala, Tulum's premier wellness resort
* 3 delicious meals per day (dinner only on the first night; and breakfast only on last morning). One dinner is not included to give the group a chance to sample the local award-winning restaurants.
* 3 daily Yoga or Hot Pilates sessions with one afternoon open for excursions
* Manduka Mats (only bring yogitoes or travel mat to put on top) and all other props
* Travel Insurance (Square Mouth has Cancel for Any Reason policy: https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-coronavirus/)
* Transportation (plan to arrive Tuesday Feb 23 and leave March 1 unless extending your trip. Airport for Tulum is Cancun International)
NO-RISK CANCELLATION POLICY
Refunds until Jan 31
CANCEL FOR ANY REASON: credit towards same trip next year (less $100) OR refund less $500 administrative fee
Refunds after Feb 1:
CANCEL FOR ANY REASON: credit towards same trip next year (less $100). No refunds are available after Feb 1st so please consider purchasing insurance if necessary.
Balance in full is due by January 31, 2021. We will email the address you provide during registration to remind you, a week ahead of that date. Due to our strict contract with the resort, we need your payment in time. $200 will be automatically added to any outstanding balances on February 1.
I went to Tulum myself to scope out the situation (yes took one for the team) and I now feel very comfortable with the safety of this trip. You can watch the Insta stories from my trip here. I will cover full list of precautions in depth during our orientation, but here is what to expect:
As of Nov 30, case count for the state of Quintana Roo (where Tulum is located) is 3 per 100,000.(Source: NY Times) In comparison, Los Gatos is at 275 per 100,000 (source: LA Times)
Every single building in Tulum, including our resort, is open-air architecture. The only time you will be inside is when you are in your (gorgeous) room, so we do not recommend sharing a room with someone outside your existing bubble at home.
The full group will be together only during practice times in fully open-air massive studio (2025 sq ft). You're welcome to wear a mask for that but you don't have to.
At all other times, you will eat and hang with the people from your existing bubble at home. I'll elaborate on this during orientation.
All restaurants and stores are open and empty. Bars are open too but we will be responsible adults, so will stay away and have our own socially distanced parties on the beach instead (working on securing DJ Ish again)
Masks are worn at all times except when eating and exercising (optional)
All staff are temperature checked and wear masks. Surfaces are cleaned immaculately all day. A WhatsApp concierge answers all questions so you don't have to come face to face with anyone. Bring your own yoga mat and supplies.
I managed to negotiate us a full credit policy so you could cancel for any reason up to the date of departure and get a full credit towards our next Tulum retreat.
The rest is common sense but I'll still cover it during orientation to address any concerns. Any super-spreader behavior will get you voted off the island quick,
Let's do this safely and start to feel alive again.
Save your cash for massages and share the room with 2 other friends. You will each have your own bed and plenty of room. Price is per person.
Save your cash for massages and share the room with a friend. You will each have your own bed and plenty of room. Price is per person.
Enjoy a spacious room with a friend (a very good one) in a King Bed. Price is per person.
Enjoy a spacious room all to yourself
Enjoy the proximity to the ocean with someone special. Price is per person and is based on two people sharing. Please indicate your lucky roommate when you register.
Their most stunning room with private terrace overlooking the entire Tulum beach. Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a King Bed. Please indicate your lucky roommate when you register.
Their most stunning room with private terrace overlooking the entire Tulum beach. Price is per person and is based on two people sharing. Please indicate your lucky roommate when you register.
Their most stunning room with private terrace overlooking the entire Tulum beach
Save big and enjoy a room to yourself.