Please note that the schedule will vary slightly. The final itinerary will be sent about a month prior to departure. The sample itinerary below provides an overall picture of what your yoga retreat in the Mayan RIviera will be like.


Day One — 03.22.20

Arrival into Cancun (CUN) International Airport

Transfer to Casa Om (approximately 30 minutes), check-in and unwind

Depending on arrival time, you can hit the beach or pool

Evening Yin or Restorative yoga class

Group welcome dinner


Day Two — 03.23.20

Morning Vinyasa yoga

Rooftop patio buffet breakfast

Don your swimsuit and pack your camera for a day at the cenotes:

  • Drive out to some lesser known cenotes — get some history and background on these sacred pools

  • Cliff dive (if you want) into the crystal clear waters

  • Snorkel through the cenote tunnels and float in the open air sinkholes

  • Enjoy fresh fruit refreshments and plenty of gorgeous photo ops

Early evening yoga practice

Chill down group dinner


DAY THREE — 03.24.20

Morning yoga flow

Group buffet breakfast

Free day to do as you please:

  • Hit the beach

  • Stroll into town

  • Relax by the pool

  • Nap in a hammock

  • Book a massage

Early evening yoga

Rooftop group dinner


DAY FOUR — 03.25.20

Morning yoga practice

Group buffet breakfast

Pack cultural-adventure spirit and head out to a local Mayan village:

  • This cultural experience is a true chance to learn, share, and smile with the endemic Mayan locals

  • Get your chopping and tortilla making skills on as we help prepare the group lunch

  • Roll up your sleeves and help out in the community’s garden

  • Dig into the fresh food you helped make and the largest and most delicious guacamole ever made!

  • Time to thank our hosts with smiles and hugs (many speak only the local dialect) and take photos

Head back for early evening yoga

Sunset rooftop group dinner


Day Five — 03.26.20

Morning Vinyasa yoga

Group buffet breakfast

Free day to explore at your leisure:

  • Hit the beach

  • Stroll into town

  • Book an adventure

  • Relax by the pool

  • Nap in a hammock

  • Book a spa treatment

Early evening Yin or Restorative yoga

Rooftop group dinner


Day Six — 03.27.20

Rooftop group breakfast

Early departure to the Tulum ruins:

  • Head out to these gorgeous seaside ruins before the influx of tourists

  • Walk through each section of the ruins with a guide to grasp the history, culture and influence of the Maya

  • Drive to the protected preserve for snorkeling with the (hopefully!) sea turtles

  • From the heat of the ruins, refresh in the Caribbean with a snorkel and fins

  • Swim out in this protected sea turtle preserve to hopefully spy some of these graceful guys

Early evening yoga class and closing circle

Final group dinner


Day Seven — 03.028.20

Final rooftop buffet breakfast

Hugs and goodbyes

Transfer back to Cancun (CUN) airport to fly home


WHAT'S INCLUDED

Morning Vinyasa yoga (on all but one morning)

Yin or Restorative yoga classes every evening

Swimming, diving, and playing excursion to two cenotes — dive into the crystal clear water and float in ancient pools

Morning swim with the sea turtles at Akumal — all turtles, fish, smiles, snorkels, flippers and life vests included

Visit to the Tulum ruins — geek-out on a fully guided history of this ancient culture and structure

Hands-on cooking, culture and gardening seva visit to a local Mayan community — get hands-on and in as you help cook a traditional lunch and contribute to the garden that supplies the good greens

Comfort-lux accommodations at the Casa Om yoga retreat center

Buffet breakfasts daily

Vegetarian dinners (this is a meat- and alcohol-free retreat center)

Transportation to and from Cancun (CUN) airport

Wifi


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Airfare to Cancun (CUN)

Travel insurance (recommended)

Lunches (except at the Mayan village)

Additional excursions

Alcohol and personal items (phone calls, souvenirs, spa services, etc.)

Gratuities


Frequently Asked QuestionS

What are the passport and visa requirements?

U.S. citizens need a passport to visit Mexico, but no visa is required at this time. Passports will require at least one blank page for an entry stamp. Entry information can change, so please check the State Department’s current requirements. Nationals of all other countries should check travel requirements well in advance of their retreat.

What airport should I fly into?

Please fly into the Cancun International Airport (CUN). Transfers are available from the airport for flights arriving between 1pm - 5pm on the arrival day, and for flights departing between 10am - 2pm on the final day of the retreat.

How far is the schlep from the airport to the yoga retreat location?

Breathe easy. After a good portion of your day spent on the plane, we’re only going to ask you to sit still for a 30 minute ride. After that you are free to run it out on the beach, dance up a storm on the rooftop deck, and yoga yourself silly.

Are we on the beach?

This gorgeous yoga retreat center is directly across the street from the beach. It is in a residential, less touristy, section of town and gives you the best of both worlds — a quiet street for window shopping your way into town or a white sand beach across the street for relaxing, strolling and swimming.

Is there wifi access?

Absolutely. You can be as wired, or unwired, as you’d like.

Do I need to bring my own mat, block and strap?

Nope, you’re covered! The yoga room has mats, towels and blocks. Straps are the only prop you may want to bring if you use it regularly in your practice. You are welcome to bring your own mat and yoga props, but they are not required.

Is there swimming?

Naturally! Of course, there is the warm, clear ocean, but there is also a lovely pool at the ready. And don’t forget our water days as we splash down in the cenotes and snorkel with sea turtles.

Can I add meat to my meals, and can my dietary needs be accommodated?

No, and yes. This is a vegetarian retreat center and meat is not served. Eggs will be provided at breakfast for protein and some dinners may feature fish or seafood. Any dietary need or restriction can be accommodated (except adding meat), provided you notify us at least four weeks in advance.

Is there alcohol on property?

This is a dry retreat center, so they do not sell alcohol on property and ask that it not be brought into the rooms. Those of you on a detox-delicious-food-yoga-week, rejoice!

Those of you who would like to partake, never fear — there is a sweet little restaurant and bar across the street that stretches out to the beach and would be happy to help you out with a libation in your hand and your toes in the sand.

After I book and pay my deposit, can I make payments on my yoga retreat?

Yes! Of course. Once you’re booked you’ll receive an email with important logistical information and a link to your invoice. You can pay any amount at any time on the invoice — you can use it as a payment plan or leave it alone until the final due date.

Remember that deposits are non-refundable so, on all trips, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Please contact The Travel Yogi with questions.