We had so much fun this year, we’re thrilled to announce dates for 2020!
Join Jennifer Pahl & Cynthia Pedraza for an unforgettable, transformative, and rejuvenating 7 day retreat at The Sanctuary for Self Discovery “Xinalani” an exclusive Yoga Retreat Center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
APRIL 18-25, 2020
With a native Mexican teacher, you may even leave with a few new Spanish words in your vocabulary and a renewed appreciation of this glorious culture. Come prepared to explore, learn, and have fun! We’ll laugh and learn (and toast a margarita or two!) as we spend a week with equal parts Sol and Soul.
Air / Aire: Breath to lighten your spirit
Tierra / Earth: Sand to ground your feet
Agua / Water: Ocean to go with the flow
Fire / Fuego: Sun to fire up your soul
Espacio / Ether: Soul to connect with yourself and your communit
Imagine yourself here:
DAY 1: to paradise! Together, we’ll connect the 5 elements from Sol to Soul. Special welcome event planned to set intentions and meet the other yogis on this muy especial retreat. The five elements await.
Each day starts with coffee and tea in an open air palapa overlooking the ocean. Then, meet for an optional silent meditation walk to one of the FOUR yoga studios at the resort! We’ll have a morning practice, then breakfast, afternoon break with lunch, followed by an afternoon practice, and then a group dinner. Each day will also have surprises that will both delight and support you!
DAY 2: Our first full day together! Start the journey with intention and discover what the 5 elements represent and how they will build throughout the week. We’ll journal and find a yin flow that will help undo the travel and restore the body for the week.
DAY 3: EARTH/TIERRA
Morning practice at the Sand Terrace yoga studio to increase your connection to the earth and find a sense of stability and serenity to improve your balance. Tania, a holistic health coach, will host an optional session after breakfast on nutrition and the five elements. The afternoon, we’ll have class with lots of juicy adjustments int he Jungle studio.Day 4: Tues., April 30. WATER/AGUAOptional Swim with the Wild Dolphins! We’ll be back at the Sand Terrace yoga studio to flow in a practice that will connect us to the water, and a meditation to wash away what does not serve. In the afternoon, we have a special treat with Tania and Coco teaching an Aerial Yoga class! If you haven’t tried yoga silks, these hammocks are truly a cocoon of love!
Day 5: FIRE/FUEGO
We’ll fire up the core today and build heat from within and discover a pranayama technique to heat from within. After an extra special afternoon ceremony, the afternoon session will cool us down with yon and another pranayama to balance the elements.
Day 6: AIR/AIRE
We’ll play with the element of air which is associated with freedom, openness and mobility. We'll be back in the yoga hammocks to truly experience the fresh, salty air that surrounds us. The afternoon practice brings a more restorative practice and a metta meditation.
Day 7: ETHER/ESPACIO
Our final full day together will connect the space around us to all the elements. We’ll weave a connection that you will take with you when you leave. Practices today are intentional and will provide you with the freedom to grow and expand your practice and cultivate space.
Day 8: Depart.
Optional morning practice pending departure schedules to prep the body for travel.Lots of hugs and photos!
From our Soul to yours
Join us for a 7 day retreat to fuel your soul and your sol
Close your eyes and imagine a week in Puerto Vallarta surrounded by sand, surf, and so much goodness ... this yoga retreat is just what you have been looking for ...
7 nights lodging Eco-Chic accommodations
Twice daily yoga and meditation classes
3 gourmet, locally-sourced, organic meals each day
Transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta airport on beginning & end dates of retreat (you must arrive before 4pm to PV and depart after 11am)
All water, teas, and juices with meals
Sales and lodging taxes
A Lodging Option that is just right for YOU:
Big Palapa Shared Dorm: ONLY $1630!
The Big Palapa is a spacious, 880 sq. ft. co-ed dorm-style room with amazing ocean and jungle views. It has two luxurious bathrooms, and each bed has its own mosquito net, nightstand and a drawer under the bed. It’s the best option for budget-savvy and community-seeking yogis and travelers.
single beds only
$1630 per person
Eco Chic Suite:
PRIVATE AND SPACIOUS CASITAS WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
With the best locations on the property, these open-air suites have the most spectacular ocean views and unique zen-chic settings. Each has either one king size bed or two double beds with pillowtop mattresses, luxury linen, and beautiful mosquito netting. All Eco-Chic Suites have a private terrace, hammock, sitting area, private bathroom, closet, and a safe locker to deposit valuables.
w/ two double beds or one king bed
$2216 per person (double occupancy - shared room)
$3046 per person (single occupancy - private room)
COZY ROOMS LOCATED NEAR THE RESTAURANT AND BEACH CLUB
Deluxe rooms are cozy and perfect for single travelers, two friends, or budget-savvy couples. They feature either two single beds or one double bed, a spacious bathroom, open-air shower and sitting desk.
w/ one double beds OR two singles
$1785 per person (double occupancy- shared room)
$2335 per person (single occupancy-private room)
What's not included:
Airfare to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
Optional excursions and spa treatments