~ Mexico: Ebb & Flow ~
July 17 -22, 2023
You’ve asked for it, and here is Yoga Lab’s inaugural yoga retreat! As the tides of change ebb and flow through our lives and bodies, balance can feel out of reach. We invite you to join your hosts, Kat and Whitney, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico for a unique retreat experience designed to create stability in the body, mind, and spirit. At the spectacular Xinalani Resort, you will spend five nights basking in the rays of the sun, immersing yourself in yoga + nature, and disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to refresh and enliven your soul. Your facilitators will craft a schedule of vinyasa (yang) practices, yin yoga, guided meditations, Katonah Yoga® theory, Ayurvedic workshops, and reflection exercises to meet you where you are in life.
During your stay, you can also look forward to some one-of-a-kind experiences specific to Xinalani. A guided hike to a waterfall, aerial yoga in the open air, and an authentic Temazcal (sweat lodge) ceremony. All experiences are optional, and there will be ample free time to reconnect with yourself.
~ The Location ~
Xinalani lies on a sacred part of land on the West Coast of Mexico. Located 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta airport and only accessible via private boat, it’s the ideal spot to disconnect from your routine and dive into a few days of yoga + restoration. Cradled by majestic mountains and nestled between the jungle and the ocean, you will feel deeply connected to the natural world.
~ The Retreat Center ~
Xinalani is a luxury eco-resort. The natural beauty of the center is breathtaking and awe-inspiring. Nestled in the jungle on a pristine private beach, it’s the perfect place to disconnect from the world and step into an oasis of natural beauty and peaceful activities. Xinalani provides all the comforts you need to experience a restorative week away while still appreciating and embracing the natural surroundings. Alongside their luxury ocean view rooms, Xinalani boasts 5 yoga shalas, a day spa, an infinity pool, a traditional Temazcal sweat lodge, and a full restaurant + bar to keep you fueled and nourished for the week.
~ Healthy, Local Cuisine ~
Three nourishing, healthy meals served buffet-style are included on this experience. Enjoy an abundance of fresh and local foods created with love using only locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Expect local Mexican specialties, tropical fruits, and fresh fish caught from the ocean that morning. Xinalani is accustomed to accommodating all dietary preferences and restrictions. Unlimited tea, coffee, water, and fresh fruit are included in the retreat rate.
~ Sample Daily Schedule ~
- 7:00-7:30am: Tea, coffee, snacks provided in dining area
- 8:30-9:45am: Vinyasa yoga with Whitney
- 10:00-11:00am: Breakfast
- 11:30-1:30pm: Free time (Swim, soak up the sun, optional Ayurvedic Workshop)
- 2:00-3:00pm: Lunch
- 3:00-5:00pm: Free Time (Book a massage, relax with a book in a hammock, explore the local village)
- 5:00-6:30pm: Yin Yoga or Reflective Meditation with Kat
- 7:30-8:30pm: Dinner
- 8:30-10:00pm: Free time, reflection, or Salsa Dancing at Xinalani Bar
~ What’s Included ~
- 5 nights accommodation at Xinalani
- Taxi transfers + boat ride to and from Puerto Vallarta airport
- 3 delicious, nourishing, meals a day made from local ingredients
- 2 x daily movement classes with Kat and Whitney – including meditation, breathwork, asana, and aerial yoga
- Access to the property, including 5 yoga shalas, jungle trails, on-site restaurant + bar, infinity pool, and private beach
- Use of snorkel equipment and kayaks
- 2 Ayurvedic Workshops
- Fresh water, tea, coffee and fruit all day
- Free wifi
- Excursion hike to waterfall
~ What’s on you ~
- Flights to Puerto Vallarta
- Spa treatments
- Additional experiences
Meet Your Yoga Hosts
Whitney enjoys finding new ways to merge her passions, cultivating flows that feel like dancing while challenging the body to find stability and strength. She also places heavy emphasis on connecting breath to movement and working intelligently within each person’s own functional range of motion. She embraces the fact that the human body is an ever changing instrument for movement, and as such must be tuned in different ways on different days! Her classes are designed to ignite body + mind + spirit. (And to create sweat.)
Kat is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and a certified Katonah® Yoga teacher. Before settling down to teach full-time, she spent much of her adult life traveling, learning, and teaching around the world. Drawn to yoga’s non-competitive and healing nature, Kat aims to help people connect to and embrace every unique part of themselves. She believes that the breath is one of the most important tools we can use to master our lives. Through a potent blend of movement, kriya, and breathwork, her classes are designed to spark mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-enquiry. While movement is her bread-and-butter, she fully embraces the stillness practices, recognizing that we have to balance the yang with the yin. You can often find threads of Vipassana Meditation and Five Element Theory infused into her offerings.
~ Accommodation & Investment ~
The Ebb and Flow retreat is designed around community, and as such we are pleased to offer room selections at affordable prices. Most accommodations are provided as shared spaces with one other person, perfect for couples, close friends, or soon to be new friends! We also offer a few private rooms if solace and privacy is what you seek. If you don’t see just what you’re looking for, please reach out and we will make every effort to provide an accommodation that suits your wishes. But don’t delay! The options below represent room choices reserved for the Ebb and Flow retreat, and additional rooms would be based on Xinalani’s availability.
Early Bird Discount: Book before May 1st and receive a $200 discount per person
Small Palapa (shared room)
Your own twin bed in a shared, open air bungalow with 3 other people. Ensuite bathroom. Perfect for friends, or singles who don’t mind sharing a room. This rate is per person. $1770
Eco-Chic Suite (double room)
You have your own double bed in a shared room with one other person. Ensuite bathroom. This rate is per person. $2050
Eco-Chic Suite AC (double room)
You have your own double bed in a shared room with AC with one other person. Ensuite bathroom. This rate is per person. $2400
Eco-Chic Suite AC (double room)
You share a king bed with one other person in a room with AC. Ensuite bathroom. Perfect for couples, or friends who don’t mind sharing a bed. This rate is per person.$2400
Eco-Chic Suite (private room)
Private room with a king bed and ensuite bathroom. This is for one person in a private room. $3050
Ready to save your spot? Please fill out the form below and make sure you save your spot by purchasing the $800 non-refundable deposit. Still not sure? Go to Xinalina’s site to find out more
One of your hosts will be in contact with you soon with further details.