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.
PRIVATE BEACH ECO-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 favorite 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
EXOTIC YOGA RETREATS PROGRAM
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.