My Pick of the 5 Best Yoga Retreats in Mexico for 2022
Mexico, has long been popular for it’s sweeping azure coastlines, Mayan ruins and superb architecture, fascinating history, yummy food and great weather. It’s also become the top yoga spot in North America due to the diverse and ever expanding range of stylish and rejuvenating yoga retreats in Mexico.
Yoga retreats in Mexico offer all styles of yoga and cater for all types of yogis – from beginners to advanced, from luxurious beachfront yoga resorts in trendy Tulum, to yoga and surf camps and even shamanic jungle retreats and yoga teacher training courses, there is no shortage of choice when looking for a Mexican yoga retreat.
Covid Update: Mexico is one of the the few countries that have been open to tourists of all nationalities without testing or quarantines throughout the pandemic. Tourist attractions, beaches, restaurants and yoga centers in Mexico have reopened with extra hygiene and distancing measures against Coronavirus. Things can change quickly though so check the current news for the area you want to visit and don’t travel without insurance that covers Covid. Mine is with SafteyWing.
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The best time to go on a yoga retreat in Mexico is during the dry, sunny months from December to April. Because there are a plethora of Mexico yoga retreats it’s important to read reviews before you book and make sure your retreat is memorable for all the right reasons.
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To help you pick your perfect retreat holiday in Mexico here are my recommendations for the 5 best yoga retreats in Mexico.
If you like any of retreats I’ve mentioned simply click on the link to see more details and photos, check reviews, dates, availability and prices and make an enquiry or book your place.
The Best Yoga Retreats in Mexico
Beyond Yoga is an amazing luxury yoga retreat located in a gated community perched on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s one of the best yoga retreats in Mexico if you want to pamper yourself. Stay in a private tree-house villa, complete with private pool and stunning views of the jungle and the sea and practice yoga in the breezy open yoga shala surrounded by nature and sea views.
This week long luxurious yoga retreat includes two yoga classes per day (sunrise and sunset) in a variety of styles, including hatha, vinyasa, restorative, ashtanga and yin, all of which are taught by some great teachers.
You will also get to go snorkelling, explore waterfalls and help in community projects. In your free time relax at the spa, visit Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town or go on a tequila tasting tour. You will also get three plant-based chef prepared meals a day using only the best ingredients.
Tulum has become one of the hippest places to be with a popular and growing yoga scene. Tribal Tulum offers the most popular yoga retreats in Tulum. Their fantastic yoga, dive and meditation packages are held in a gorgeous setting right on the beach and close to the cenotes with a world class yoga studio and plush loft apartments.
This six-day dive and yoga retreat is one of the most popular yoga retreats in Mexico. Diving and yoga really are an amazing combination. Morning and evening yoga classes are offered in a variety of styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Iyengar and Restorative. During the day enjoy free diving or scuba diving sessions. You can also choose to do additional activities (for an additional cost) like kayaking, Mayan archaeological site tours, spa treatments and sound healing, or even get a Mayan cleanse.
You’ll stay in a comfortable loft apartment and enjoy relaxing in a hammock on a private patio. Continental breakfast and lunch are included and all lofts come complete with a kitchenette. You’ll also have use of a bike so you can try the many stylish cafes and restaurants in Tulum. You can also skip the diving and simply take a yoga retreat here too.
Xinalani Resort is located along a stunning stretch of beach with the magnificent backdrop of lush vegetation and swaying palm trees that will instantly soothe your soul. This eight-day yoga retreat was designed specifically for women looking for a place to escape the stresses of the world and is one of the best yoga retreats in Mexico. The entire environment at this retreat oozes calm and tranquility, right down to the elegant accommodations.
There are six separate yoga spaces here, where a variety of classes are taught in the Hatha and Vinyasa style. Yogini’s will get two yoga classes per day, as well as a 90-minute deep tissue massage, a jungle trek and a stand-up paddle board lesson. Let’s not forget about the three delicious meals per day that are cooked to perfection by the in-house chef. This is the best yoga retreat in Mexico for women to really get away from it all
For a personalised, fun and relaxing yoga and surf experience in Mexico’s top surf spot look no further than Barbarenas. Located in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca in sustainable, super comfortable and beautiful eco-friendly cabañas complete with private terraces with mesmerising ocean views. The heavenly yoga shala also has views over the sea so you can watch the sunset while practicing your sun salutations. There’s also a swimming pool surrounded by tropical flowers and greenery.
The 6 day package at this friendly and conscious retreat includes 3 yoga classes per day and 3 surf lessons. A private pranayama and meditation practice, as well as a private customized yoga class, are also included. A delicious and healthy daily vegan breakfast and lunch are provided as well as fruit water, smoothies, coffee and tea being available all day. For dinner you can use the large, common kitchen or explore the nearby cafes and restaurants.
If you really want to go deep you might want to consider a retreat that uses the scared and life changing ancient native American plant medicine – Ayahuasca. This 6 day retreat offers daily yoga classes, 3 Ayahuasca ceremonies with Peruvian Shamans as well as a Kambo ceremony, Temazcal (Mexican herbal sauna) and rapé snuff sessions. There’s plenty of time for integration and sharing your experiences with the group as well as personal consultations with the shaman and lectures and discussions about shamanism.
This unique healing retreat is held in a stunning villa deep in the Mexican jungle about 3 hours drive from Cancun. You’ll stay in a beautiful villa with swimming pool and be served a locally sourced vegetarian menu that follows Ayahuasca dieting rules will boost your Ayahuasca experience as well as ensure your safety during ceremonies.
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