Exotic Yoga Retreats Mexico Annual Christmas Retreat

Choose a holiday full of health, relaxation, gratitude and meaning. Our annual Christmas Yoga Retreat is a perfect way to escape the madness — spend this holiday practicing yoga, meditating and rejuvenating along a serene private beach in Mexico — with sun, sea, surfing, horse-backriding, paddle-boards, kayaks and a group of like-minded, multi-cultural yogis!

Flow of the Day


Wake to the rhythmic sound of waves and intricate chorus of tropical birds with a cup of tea overlooking the ocean. Stroll the beach or take a morning swim before heading up to the Jungle Studio for a morning of body, mind and soul replenishing. Join one or both back-to-back yoga classes: Mindfulness Meditation & Gentle Yoga with Sylvia Ferguson and Vinyasa Yoga with Josie Sykes.


Free time to enjoy the sunshine and waves! Head out for sea-kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, surfing or horseback riding. Trek into the forest to a hidden waterfall, take a Mexican cooking class or journey inward with a shaman-led temazcal, followed by a healing massage in the ocean-side spa. A delicious buffet lunch is served from 1:30-2:30, followed by just enough time for a hammock siesta!


At sunset, reconvene for Hatha-Alignment with Sylvia and gentle nervous system balancing yoga class with Josie. Following our sunset session is dinner on the ocean view terrace at Xinalani — a three-course gourmet meal featuring inspired and traditional Mexican recipes, designed for the healthy lifestyle of a yogi. After dinner take a moonlit stroll on the beach, gather with friends around a bonfire or even try your feet at salsa.

Xinalani Resort


Accessible only by boat, you will be met at the airport in Puerto Vallarta and whisked away to the one of Exotic Yoga Retreat’s favourite retreat spots — Xinalani, an intimate and secluded seaside eco-resort highly acclaimed for its serenity, stunning yoga studio, delicious vegetarian cuisine and variety of accommodations — all with a view to the sea! Meals are based on locally grown produce, fresh fish and seafood, served in the spacious terrace dining room with spectacular views that overlook the jungle and the ocean. All dietary preferences are warmly catered to, and the friendly staff make sure that all guests are well cared for. Xinalani is truly a paradise for our Mexico New Year Yoga Retreat!

Yoga & Fitness


All our Exotic Yoga programs are designed for mixed levels, offering modifications for beginners and greater levels of challenge for advanced students. We emphasize safety, awareness, intelligence—and the joie di vivre of yoga! Meet your EYR teachers on this Christmas Yoga Retreat: Josie Sykes and Sylvia Ferguson.

DECEMBER 23—29, 2018

Near Puerto Vallarta


  • Christmas yoga retreat at a private beach resort 45 min from Puerto Vallarta:

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day stay at the award-winning Xinalani Eco-Resort & Spa

  • Healthy, gourmet local cuisine accommodating all dietary preferences

  • Airport pick-up & boat transfer

  • Open-air, sea view ensuite rooms for solo travelers, couples and families

  • Annual Christmas retreat features two EYR teachers offering an option of 4 yoga classes daily

  • Meditation workshops

  • Ocean-side spa

  • Swimming pool and full bar

  • Evening activities: Latin dance lesson, beach bonfire!

  • Optional add-on activités and excursions: Surfing, SUP, swim with dolphins trip, whale watching, horse-back riding, shaman-led temezcal

  • The most awesome event of your year!

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I did the Exotic Mexico Retreat at Xinalani and it was beyond amazing! The resort, the people, the yoga… all of it incredible! —Olivia, France

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