7 Days Meditation and Beach Yoga Retreat in Tulum, Mexico

  • Amansala Eco Chic Resort, Carretera Boca Paila Km. 5.5, 77766 Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Overview

Oceanfront Yoga Retreat in Tulum, Mexico

If you have never been to Tulum, Mexico, you are in for a treat. If you are returning for your second time, or your 20th time, you will understand the call of this magical place. The powdery white sand and turquoise water will be the backyard for a week of yoga, meditation, relaxation, and restoration. You will be staying at Amansala, one of the original yoga retreat locations along this stretch. With beautiful beachfront and rooftop yoga studios for sunset sessions, this is how yoga is meant to be practiced. The healing energy of this beautiful place will leave you breathless!

Highlights

  • Daily meditation sessions
  • SUP and SUP yoga sessions
  • Yoga classes with Jessica Bellofatto
  • Authentic Mayan belly massage
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Amansala offers relaxed eco chic accommodation like no other boutique hotel in Tulum. Rooms are spacious, with attention to detail throughout. If you are looking to get away from it all, look no further. The retreat will spread out across both Amansala Grande and Amansala Chica, which are just a one minute walk on the beach away from each other.

Jessica Bellofatto Yoga will also once again team up with Nancy Kyd, the owner of SUP Yoga Tulum and fellow Boga yoga ambassador to offer several SUP and SUP yoga excursions in various locations. Between twice daily classes taught by Jessica Bellofatto, with over 20 years experience, you may have some free times to explore and relax.

SUP yoga

You will feel completely supported as Jessica Bellofatto Yoga teaches you the basics of stand up paddleboarding and stand up paddleboard yoga, how to get on and off the board, how to paddle on your knees, and perhaps how to stand up. Then, you will drop your anchor or attach to the floating yoga studio to be guided through a basic yoga sequence. The postures chosen for this class are stable, symmetrical, and typically lower to the ground / water / board for maximum stability and comfort.

You may have the chance to explore the ancient Mayan ruins

  • Jessica Bellofatto

    Jivamukti Yoga School (Jivamukti Yoga)

    Jessica has been practicing yoga for 24 years. She started at the original Jivamukti Yoga Studio in East Village, New York. She completed her 500-hour training in 1997 at the Jivamukti Yoga School under the guidance of Sharon Gannon and David Life. She spent many hours studying the Anusara, Iyengar, and Ashtanga styles and is currently pursuing certification in Ashaya yoga, which sprouted from Anusara, with Todd Norian. Jessica is also a triathlete, an avid surfer, and the owner of KamaDeva Yoga.

Located 90 miles south of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula, you will be staying at Amansala Grande and the newer sister resort Amansala Chica. The resort has a beautiful beachfront and rooftop yoga studios for sunset sessions. It is an ideal hotel to use as a base to explore the surrounding areas. The Mayan ruins of Tulum are a short bike ride away and the world famous cenotes are all short trips as well. Up and down the beach, there is food, great shopping, kite surfing and paddle boarding lessons, bikes for rent to explore on your own, or simply walk or run for miles along this gorgeous shoreline.

Nearby places

  • Tulum city center - 10 minutes by car or 30 minutes by bike
  • Playa del Carmen - 45 minutes by car
  • Cancun - 2 hours
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
General
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Bicycle rental
  • Hair dryer
  • Mosquito net
  • Wireless internet

The restaurant serves fresh fish, local produce, and the tastiest mango margaritas in the Riviera Maya.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Cycling
  • Kite surfing
  • Swim and snorkel in cenotes (underground caves)
  • Walk or run for miles along the gorgeous shoreline

The price includes spa treatments by Mayan midwives, including an amazing belly massage.

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Authentic Mayan belly massage
  • Daily healthy meals
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • SUP and SUP yoga sessions
  • Yoga classes with Jessica Bellofatto

Driving directions from Cancun

  • Follow the main highway south, towards Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
  • Stay on this highway until you reach Tulum pueblo, past Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Akumal.
  • Once you reach Tulum, turn left at the second stop light, towards Boca Paila and Punta Allen (before the main town).
  • At the end of the road, you’ll hit a T intersection, turn right and follow the road (it will get bumpy).
  • About 300 meters, after Maya Tulum at the big speed bump, you’ll see Amansala Resort on your left.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Deborah Spera

    "A yoga practice exists to anchor you in the here and now while reminding you of your greatest potential spiritually. As a result of that reminder, the body gives way to incremental moments (inches really) that provide enormous pathways of possibility. When I met Jess I hadn’t done a handstand in 22 years, i hadn’t contemplated the splits in even more. I had given up what I thought my numerical age allowed. Jess reminded me that who we are and what we are are defined by practice and faith and belief in possibility. As I remembered what it was to do a backbend and a headstand, so I also remembered and discovered not only who I am, but who I am meant to be. Only a great teacher can provide a light to that path. And Jess is and has always been for me a great teacher. A reminder of my spiritual being and a true beacon of joy."

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  • Review by Christy Turlington Burns

    "I have known Jessica Bellofatto since she became certified from Jivamukti many years ago. She has always been a gifted teacher and an inspiring spirit. She was always the epitome of a yogini, which is why I chose her to represent my Nuala yoga inspired clothing line for our first catalogue. She is a beautiful soul inside and out. I continue to learn from her every time I am in her presence and I am grateful for the opportunity always."

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  • Review by Giulio Martini

    "In a sky full of yoga stars, Jessica’s shines most brightly. She is a natural teacher of yoga in all its aspects and her classes are rare, perfectly formed gems. Afterwards, I always feel satisfied and I am always hungry for more."

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  • Review by Shira Barzilay

    "I had been going on a yearly yoga retreat with Jessica (and Lois the first year) for a few years. Each time, I emerged with a rising feeling of power, a clarity in my heart, and an unmistakable sense that I wished I didn’t have to wait until next year to experience this again. When an email arrived in August of 2012, announcing a teacher training in East Hampton with Jessica and Lois, my first reaction was, “I don’t want to be a teacher, but 10 weekends of instruction and hands-on practice, now that may be even better than a one week retreat!” I knew I wanted to invest in the deepening of my practice, because as anyone who commits to yoga can say—it is the answer. I cannot compare my time spent on my mat to anything else, and now with the knowledge I have gained—bringing it into my daily life—driving the kids around, washing the dishes, and dealing with people—has made all my interactions and life work so much better. If you are considering this teacher training, go with your gut, trust yourself, invest in yourself. Doing so will take you to new heights. Trust Jess and Lois. Don’t underestimate yourself."

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  • Review by Paula Didonato

    "Dear Jessica and Gina, I am so full of gratitude for this past weekend and for my relationship with each of you. This weekend was incredible. It was so powerful to be in the company of you both. You set an example of what it is possible. You are both such wonderful role models. The experience helped to rekindle my determination to work hard and nurture my practice. I have been on a journey to find my spiritual apex through yoga while creating a sustainable business. This goal often seems like an impossible dream. Watching you both gave me renewed hope and I am very grateful. I think the example that you set in working together is one that the women that attended your conference will benefit greatly from. I can’t imagine what my adult life would have been like if I had spent the weekend with the likes of you both when I was in my 20's and 30's. You should be very proud of yourselves and hopefully you recognize the impact you are having on many many women. I love you both. Thank you for your generosity and inclusivity."

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  • Review by Robbie Luitjen from Tulum, Mexico

    "I just spent a week at a yoga retreat lead by Jessica Bellofatto in Tulum, Mexico. Amazing almost sums it up. It was my first of hopefully many more. I went alone and was the oldest. Yet, I never felt it in the best possible ways. The staff at Amansala was spot on and the food was healthy and delicious."

    "Jessica and Iris are extremely experienced. The constant hands on attention was such a plus. Jessica is the best instructor I’ve ever experienced in my 20 years of yoga. Although, I just met them it was as though I’d known them for years."

    "The ocean being feet away and the additional excursions between yoga and eating was a win-win. Did I say I loved it!? What a wonderful way to meet new women of like mindedness of all ages. Thank you Jessica for your devotion and attention to detail. See you next year!"

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  • Review by Barbara Demetz from Tulum, Mexico

    "Jessica, You have no idea what kind of positive impact you made on me. I adored your personality and your amazing skills as a yoga teacher, we were very fortunate that we met you and your family and all the nice yogis we got to know in Tulum. My first yoga class here in Boise was almost a shock, I missed your voice and your energy. I will definitely always look into your schedule for your yoga retreats and make sure I will join you again. Thanks again for a fabulous week at Amansala."

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  • Review by Amanda Jesenof from Rincon, Puerto Rico

    "The only thing I didn’t like about this trip was that it had to end! Jessica is a fabulous teacher and I loved all of the personalized attention she’s able to give with a group of this size. In four days, I became more confident in my yoga skills than I have in the last few years. The location for the retreat is absolutely unbeatable and the food was delicious; this will definitely not be the last time I go on one of Jessica’s retreats!"

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  • Review by Megan Toufexis from Rincon, Puerto Rico

    "This trip gave me the opportunity to focus on myself, my yoga, and find an inner peace I needed. It was fun, full of adventure, sunsets, delicious food and a gifted yoga instructor with a wonderful laugh!"

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  • Review by Rita-Marie Murphy

    "Thank you so very much for such a wonderful Stand up paddle boarding yoga experience! I was so looking forward to the weekend course and it was greater than I anticipated. I was extremely impressed with the level of experience and professionalism that both you and Jessica demonstrated."

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New York, United States

Jessica Bellofatto is the founder and director of KamaDeva Yoga Studio in East Hampton, New York, USA. Regularly, she offers yoga retreats in USA and abroad.

Speaks English

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