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4 Days Intensive Ayurveda, Plant Medicine, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Xico, Mexico

Authentic Spiritual Yoga Retreat in Mexico

Join Kiva Yoga Institute for this authentically healing, Ayurveda, plant medicine, meditation and yoga retreat in Xico, Mexico. This retreat is designed to quiet your inner voice with the help of nature, deep in the tropical forest. During your time here, you will learn to harmonize your life with the elements, like the river crossing the property, exotic plants, and surrounding wildlife. This retreat features an authentic Mexican temazcal purification ceremony. Take a chance towards something bigger and find your inner peace again.

Meet the instructors

Krystal & Israel
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  • Daily yoga practices
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Silent walks through the forest
  • Experience sacred plant ceremonies
  • Authentic Mexican temazcal ceremony
  • Daily Ayurvedic and alkaline meals
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer included: Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport
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Experience a unique stay on a working eco-ranch, deep in the forest of Xico, Mexico. Breathe in fresh mountain air and bask in crystal clear rivers. This natural surrounding provides the ideal space for solitude. The property features an authentic Mexican temazcal, a type of sweat lodge which originated with pre-Hispanic Indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica. It also features stables with horses and other furry or feathered natives.


Day 1 - Friday, February 2, 2018

  • 12:00 Arrive in Mexico City
  • 13:00 Head to Cabin in Xico
  • 18:00 Arrive at Cabin in Xico and get settled into your rooms
  • 18:30 Gather for house meeting and overview
  • 19:30 Vegan dinner
  • 21:30 Tea and meditation
  • 23:00 Lights Out

Day 2 - Saturday, February 3, 2018

  • 06:30 Wake up to Ayurvedic tea
  • 07:00 Salute the sunrise yoga flow
  • 09:00 Ayurvedic breakfast and discussion
  • 10:30 Cannabis ceremony in the forest
  • 13:30 Alkaline lunch
  • Feel free to nap, lounge and introspect
  • 15:30 Spread of fruits, nuts, or juices
  • 17:00 San Isidro ceremony by the bonfire
  • 21:30 Vegan dinner
  • 23:00 Lights out

Day 3 - Sunday, February 4, 2018

  • 06:30 Wake up to Ayurvedic tea
  • 07:00 Salute the sunrise yoga flow
  • 09:00 Ayurvedic breakfast and discussion
  • 10:30 River expedition: Expanding breath
  • 11:30 Purification ceremony in temazcal
  • 13:30 Alkaline lunch
  • 17:00 San Isidro ceremony by the bonfire
  • 20:00 Vegan dinner
  • 23:00 Lights out

Day 4 - Monday, February 5, 2018

  • 06:30 Wake up to Ayurvedic tea
  • 07:00 Salute the sunrise yoga flow
  • 08:30 Ayurvedic breakfast
  • 09:00 Head to Cascada de Texolo
  • 11:00 Head back to Mexico City
  • 17:00 Arrive in Mexico City

Included excursions

Enjoy an excursion to Cascada de Texolo. Cascada de Texolo is a gargantuan waterfall which is privately protected and is home to many natural rivers, birds, and wildlife. You will see wildlife and untouched rivers flowing with trout. You will also explore the forest. The cabin is located deep in the forest just outside of Xico, a pueblo mágico in Mexico.


Krystal Ariel
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Krystal teaches Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yin and Yang styles of yoga. She received her training with Fred Busch Power Yoga in 2013 and studies Ayurvedic medicine through the works of Dr. Vasant Lad and Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha. She applies the wisdom of Ayurveda to food, medicinal teas, and plant medicine. She is full of love and nurturing vibes, creating a safe space for bodywork and healing.
Israel Pasos
Israel studied Mysore style Ashtanga yoga under Matt Champoux in San Francisco and studies yoga science under Swami Jnaneshvara, a master of the Himalayan meditation tradition. He delights in the philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, and the yogi way. He is a mover of subtle energy and facilitator in the process of reaching the center of consciousness.


This retreat will take place at a cabin in the woods of Xico in Veracruz, Mexico. Xico is a pueblo magico or magical town, located towards the lower east coast of Mexico. It is located in the central part of the state of Veracruz and is home to the Cascada de Texolo, a famous waterfall that's been featured in films. Xico is described as a tropical forest with lush greenery, fresh spring waters, and nature all around.



  • Temazcal


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • River
  • Yoga deck
  • Patio


During this retreat, you will be provided with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fruits, nuts, and herbal tea are also available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Silent walks through the forest
  • Plant medicine ceremony
  • Authentic temazcal ceremony
  • Excursion to Cascada de Texolo
  • Round trip from Mexico City to Xico
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez (MEX) at 12 p.m. or earlier. Transfer from the airport is included. Kiva Yoga will pick you up at the airport.

Airport: Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport Airport transfer included: Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 33% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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