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HOSTED AT MAYA TULUM RESORT!

“One of the Top Ten Resort Spas in the World!” ~ Travel and Leisure

mAY 27 - jUNE 1

TULUM, MEXICO

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A RETREAT TO REPLENISH YOUR SOUL!

MAY 27th - JUNE 1st, 2019

Join one of San Francisco's premier yoga instructors and resident YogaDownload rock star, Mark Morford, for a pilgrimage to the healing lands and pristine turquoise waters of Tulum, Mexico.

We’ll visit ancient ruins, swim in cenotes, play in the sea, and connect & laugh together, all while practicing yoga and meditation in an unbelievable setting with fresh ocean air and sounds of surf to relax you and lull you to sleep at night.

We'll be hosting this retreat at the award-winning Maya Tulum Resort where you can walk from your cabana straight into the Caribbean Sea for a dip and will enjoy delicious, healthy, nourishing meals three times a day. 

There will also be opportunities to receive expert spa treatments and massages with therapists from a family lineage of Mayan Bodyworkers, visit an on-site Temazcal (sweat lodge) where local healers perform body & soul-cleansing indigenous ceremonies, spend time at an oceanfront meditation labyrinth for quiet moments of reflection, and if we're lucky - spot a sea turtle coming up to lay her eggs on the beach at night!

Feel like a dream? Go ahead and pinch yourself, because it's happening this May!

JOIN OUR TRIBE! We will have around 40 participants for this retreat and will form bonds and create lasting friendships as we share this incredible and majestic experience together! 

Questions? Send us an email to get more info!

A RETREAT THAT'S ALL INCLUSIVE!

5 nights accommodation

Several different accommodation options available

The Maya Tulum restaurant serves an all-you-care-to-eat buffet with delicious, nutritious and healthy meals to nourish your body from the inside out.

3 healthy GOURMET meals EACH day

Invigorating morning and evening yoga classes + meditations suitable for All Levels

2 yoga classes per day

**Plus a FREE 30 min Wataflow Therapy session, goody bags, free time + more!

Taxes and tips are included in the base price - you can always feel free to tip more if you feel inclined.

TAXES AND TIPS

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

2:00-6:00pm Arrive at Maya Tulum

6:00pm Snacks, beverages, and meet & greet

7:00pm Healthy vegetarian dinner

8:30pm Group orientation + intention setting

DAY 1

9:30am Healthy breakfast

1:30pm Delicious lunch

10:30am Excursion options, spa treatments, or free time

6:00pm Evening relaxing yoga

DAYS 2-5

7:00am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

7:30pm Scrumptuous dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

8:00am Uplifting morning yoga

9:30am Healthy breakfast

Noon Checkout and goodbyes to all your new friends 

DAY 6

First and foremost, please know that this is YOUR retreat, so participation is your choice. That said, we want this to be a place where we can really connect with one another, so we hope you choose to participate in as much as possible!

Below is a sample schedule 
(subject to change based on group needs/input)

PUTTING THE EAT IN EAT, HIKE, YOGA!

All meals will include healthy vegetarian options.

THE FOLLOWING MEALS ARE INCLUDED EACH DAY:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Included beverages are coffee, buffet juices, milk and house tea.

**We can accommodate your dietary restrictions** so long as they are made within two weeks of the retreat start date - please indicate specific requests once you make your booking.

Available for an extra charge: A la carte food orders, juices, coconuts, smoothies, alcoholic beverages, sodas, specialty drinks, special teas, or special coffees / espressos / cappuccinos etc.

When you name your retreat EAT, HIKE, YOGA, you'd better be serving some seriously amazing and delicious food! 

The restaurant at Maya Tulum is a large, exquisite split-level Cabana with cool marble floors and white limestone walls. Enormous windows offer fantastic views of the coastline with the turquoise Caribbean Sea lapping on the white sand. The restaurant serves Mexican and mostly vegetarian meals, as well as fresh seafood. Enjoy a smoothie or drink from the bar anytime.

Dietary Needs: We will happily accommodate special dietary needs for you, however, the chef needs at least two weeks advanced notice. Please contact us if you need dietary accommodations.

Breakfasts may include fresh local juices, fruits, granola, eggs, potatoes, french toast, yogurt, coffee, and teas. 

Lunches and dinner may include local specialties, abundant fresh salads, soups, homemade chilaquiles, shrimp ceviche, stuffed avocado, quesadillas, curried rice, fresh local fish, and a dinner dessert that is always anticipated. 

In between meals, you can always order from the restaurant and enjoy guacamole, fish tacos, fresh juice, or a cold cerveza.

ACTIVITIES + ALONE TIME

WE WILL HAVE DAILY GROUP EXCURSIONS + THERE ARE MANY OTHER EXCITING ACTIVITIES TO CHOOSE FROM:

There are adventures aplenty to be had at and around Maya Tulum to suit every body and every inclination.

Like to swim, snorkel or scuba dive? 
Their reef is an underwater paradise of vividly colored fish, glowing coral, and intriguing marine life. There are great snorkeling and diving spots near the Tulum Ruins which are just about 15 minutes north of Maya Tulum.

Love nature and wildlife? 
In May, June and July you’ll enjoy watching the Caguama turtles trekking laboriously up the deserted beaches to lay their eggs in the sand.

Love exploring ancient ruins and civilizations? 
Some of the most impressive Mayan ruins in the world are right on our front doorstep. 

In need of a massage or spa treatment (or two or five)?
Maya Tulum offers expert spa treatments and massages with their staff therapists in a number of styles, and many of their their therapists come from a family lineage of Mayan Bodyworkers. Guests report having received some of the best bodywork in their lives at this spa! 
**The spa at Maya Tulum was voted in the Top 5 International Spas in the World by Travel & Leisure!**

How about a unique water massage treatment?
Wataflow is a unique technique of aquatic bodywork involving simple exercises with movements inhabiting space and weightlessness in the water. It is a deep, beautiful, healing journey that allows the receiver to deeply relax and let go of emotional blockages. It is an excellent treatment for people with fears and/or a lack of trust in life and themselves. 
*Every retreat participant will receive a FREE 30 min Wataflow session!!

Want to explore?

If you’re feeling adventurous, we will be coordinating group excursions including snorkeling in nearby cenotes and lagoons, and  visiting the Tulum ruins on the cliffs, to name a few. We will coordinate day to day and will send sign-up and other info upon booking.

In need of a body and soul cleansing indigenous ceremony?

Coordinated with a local Mayan shaman, the Temezcal (Mayan Sweat Lodge) experience is an opportunity to shed unwanted worries and journey into what’s next.


NOTICE: Group excursions, spa treatments, sweat lodge, etc involve additional fees and are not included in retreat pricing. More info will be provided upon booking your retreat.




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YOUR INSTRUCTOR

MARK MORFORD

One of the Bay Area's premier yoga instructors AND most provocative writers, Mark Morford has been leading fiery Vinyasa classes, workshops and retreats in SF and around the world since 1999. He’s also an author and an award-winning senior contributor at the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate (since 1997), a contributing writer for numerous publications (HuffPo, Yoga Journal, Sex+Design, many more) and author of 'The Daring Spectacle: Adventures in Deviant Journalism,' as well as the Apothecary iOS app. More recently, he created the ‘Yoga for Writers’ and ‘Everyday Sorcery for Urban Mystics’ programs for inspired yogis. He was raised by long-eyelashed callipygian wood nymphs and spoon fed dark chocolate, raw pomegranate seeds, Shaiva Tantra mantras and artisan bourbon until he could fly.

Mark’s yoga is both physically challenging and acutely reverential, a sinuous combination of the body’s most ecstatic cadences and Tantra’s most lucid metaphysics, all designed to tonify the body, guide the frenzied Self toward liberation and burn off toxic text messages and reckless illusions. Simple, really.

Learn more about Mark

PARADISE AWAITS!

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THIS ALL SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!
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"Maya Tulum is a very special place. I came here five years ago, and just went back again. This is an eco-friendly retreat with many additional options for meditation health cleansing."

~ Stella C.

"Seriously, does it get better than this? It feels like paradise!
The beach is beautiful. Walking the Labyrinth makes me so happy!! Watching the sunrise here is heavenly. Worth getting up early for! Enjoy every minute if you get the chance to be here. The team will make sure all your wishes come true!"

~ Lee R.

HAVE WE MENTIONED THIS PLACE IS AMAZING?!?!

The Maya Tulum Resort lies on a secluded road, removed from the other hotels in the region, with its own dramatic beach and private cover. After an easy 90-minute drive from Cancun, you’ll arrive at your beach paradise.


The Maya Tulum Resort is 90 miles south of Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Northeast Mexico known as the Riviera Maya, a verdant area bordered by a pristine blue ocean and emerald-green tropical forests and jungles. The world’s second longest reef stretches from Quintana Roo to Honduras with miles of some of the best beaches in the Western Hemisphere. The Riviera Maya is home to tranquil sea coves, bays, lagoons, caves, cenotes, and other landmarks that are vestiges of a culture thousands of years old.

The influence of ancient Mayan culture on the Yucatan Peninsula makes this area unlike any other in Mexico. The resort is located just a few miles from the ruins of the 13th century Pyramid El Castillo (The Castle) that provide a breathtaking view of the sea crashing below. Tulum boasts an unspoiled native village that is a refreshing contrast to the tourist towns farther north.

WHERE YOU'LL BE STAYING

“One of the Top Ten Resort Spas in the World!” ~ Travel and Leisure

At Maya Tulum, guests don’t stay in mere rooms, they stay in simply elegant cabanas.

Since this premier resort was established decades ago, their accommodations have been crafted and constantly updated by local Mayan artisans. Each secluded and unique thatched-roof room has its own unique features, but all cabanas are designed to welcome the bright Mexican light, fresh air and the refreshing sounds of nature.

At every front door, a small stone bath to dip the sand off bare feet matches the hand-laid stonework found all over this expansive beachfront property.

Well-appointed bathrooms, daily maid service and lovingly tended landscape make this a most comfortable escape very close to nature.

Additional room options available: Ocean Front or Garden View Villas, Ocean Front Suite or Vacation Home. Send us an email for more info & pricing.

The resort’s natural thatched-roofed cabanas, steps away from the ocean, blend comfort with nature. Every cabana has a sitting area, tiled bathroom, open shower, and a 5-gallon bottle of filtered water that is refilled as needed. Each cabana also has U.S. outlets to charge your devices and a private safe for your valuables.

Ocean Front Cabana
Our Ocean Front Cabanas are just a few sandy steps to the warm Caribbean Sea.

Ocean Front Bungalow
The Ocean Front Bungalow units share a common wall with another Bungalow.  Just a few sandy steps to the warm Caribbean Sea.

Ocean View Cabana
All Ocean View Cabanas have a partial view of the Caribbean Sea as well as lovely views of Maya Tulum’s lush gardens.

Garden View Cabana 
Each Garden View Cabana is nestled in Maya Tulum’s lush gardens, featuring extensive greenery and beautiful tropical flowers.

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Maya Tulum Resort offers the largest secluded stretch of beach in Tulum. Enjoy quiet moments of reflection in their oceanfront Meditation Labyrinth and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the lapping Caribbean Sea.

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Flight to/from Cancun

Optional and extra activities including excursions, spa treatments and sweat lodge

Travel insurance - it is highly recommended you get travel insurance before arriving

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Shuttle to/from Maya Tulum Resort (we can help coordinate)

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

30% of the balance is due 45 days before arrival

30% deposit due at time of booking

Your deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date

The remainder of the balance is due 15 days before arrival

30% of the trip price will be charged if the booking is cancelled 44-30 days prior to start date of the program

50% of the trip price will be charged if the booking is cancelled 29-15 days prior to start date of the program

If cancellation takes place less than 15 days prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.