6 of the Best Yoga Retreats in Mexico
With its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, wonderful food, and fun atmosphere, Mexico makes a great destination for a yoga retreat. Between nourishing your body with daily yoga classes and fresh, healthy food, you will have plenty of time to relax on a sandy beach or explore the colorful art and music of the local towns. If warm sunshine and laid-back fun are calling your name, here are six of the best yoga retreats in Mexico.
Where: Sayulita, Mexico
When: September 26-30
Price: Starting at $600
During this four-night retreat at the Haramara Retreat Center, you will deepen your yoga practice through daily asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation. Your two yoga classes each day include a hatha-vinyasa style practice that is accessible for all experience levels. In addition, you will enjoy nourishing foods and have plenty of quiet time to reconnect with your inner voice that can become quieted during your hectic day-to-day life.
Where: Puerto Morelos, Mexico
When: December 30, 2018–January 5
Price: Starting at $1299
Bikram yoga, vinyasa yoga, and backbend, arm balances, and inversion workshops are some of the activities you’ll experience while staying at Casa Om. When you’re not in the hot room for Bikram yoga, you will practice overlooking the ocean. In addition to your two daily yoga classes, you will be going on excursions, sightseeing, snorkeling, and enjoying gourmet meals prepared at the retreat center as well as the delicious food in the surrounding local towns. The beautiful scenery alone makes this one of the best yoga retreats in Mexico.
Where: Tulum, Mexico
When: Flexible dates and monthly dates available
Price: Rates dependent on time of year
Staying at the Amansala Eco-Chic Resort and Retreat, you will start each morning with a tranquil walk along the beach. Take care of your mind and body with two daily yoga classes and two spa services in addition to a Mayan clay treatment. To venture off the resort property, tours will take you to local destinations so you can see the highlights of the area’s culture.
Where: Oaxaca, Mexico
When: January 13-19
Price: Starting at $1999
Blend local food and fun during this yoga retreat at the El Diable y Sandia hotel. In addition to daily yoga, you’ll enjoy a tasting, market tour, and cooking class with the owner and head chef of Origen Restaurant. Start another day with a breakfast tasting at Chilhuacle Rojo Restaurant. Excursions to a family run Mezcal palenque (distillery) and the Monte Alban ruins help you get to know the area’s culture. In your free time, you’ll be able to explore local markets and discover local food, ceramics, chocolate, and art in a true culinary and sensory experience that makes this one of the best yoga retreats.
Where: Juluchuca, Mexico
When: July 11-15
Price: Starting at $849
Located at the Playa Viva eco-luxury resort, find bliss with daily yoga classes and workshops, meditation, and delicious, healthy meals. Various styles of yoga will be explored so you can have a well-rounded experience including, hatha yoga, Bikram, vinyasa, restorative, introduction to ashtanga yoga, mantra yoga, and yin yoga. In your free time, you can hike, swim, explore, nap, or play.
Where: Mazunte, Mexico
When: September 13-22, with monthly dates available
Price: Starting at $260 for tuition only
Go deeper into your practice while staying at the Hrydia yoga and meditation center in noble silence (no speaking throughout the entire retreat). You will have one daily hatha yoga class and three daily meditation practices. Each day will have a themed spiritual discourse and lectures with techniques to help still the mind. What sets this retreat apart are the rigorous guidelines to help you remain focused on your spiritual growth: gender segregation, modest dress, no reading except for the provided retreat booklet, no smoking or use of drugs or alcohol, no use of electronics, noble silence, and sexual abstinence. A three day silent retreat option is also available to introduce you to the experience if these guidelines seem daunting at first.