January 31, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Tulum, perched on the southern edge of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, has long since been considered a hotspot for yoga travelers and wellness tourists around the world. The great thing about Tulum as a yoga destination is that it’s the perfect spot for beginners and experts alike to practice and perfect yoga techniques.
The New York Times recently featured a piece that laid out the perfect four-day yoga expedition in scenic Tulum. From exploring the jungles, to eating ceviche at one of the city’s best restaurants, to exploring the cliffs overlooking the Caribbean, this guide goes far beyond just yoga time and provides a great sense of the sites and activities you won’t want to miss when visiting Tulum. Take a look at the full Tulum itinerary!
October 15, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Amansala Eco-Chic Resort and Spa in Tulum, Mexico seems like the perfect place for those looking to get away and escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. Check out these gorgeous pictures of the yoga studio, rooms and beautiful beaches. Not to mention, Tulum is considered one of the most beautiful parts of Mexico. Find out more about Amansala from their site!
October 13, 2011 § 1 Comment
I’ve featured Michael Gannon, also known as the “Yoga Dealer” on my blog before. In this video he talks a little bit about one of his favorite parts of Mexico — Tulum — and what it means to him to have the opportunity to practice yoga on the beautiful beaches of Mexico. Check it out!
September 15, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Tulum, Mexico is arguably one of the most beautiful parts of the country, and a very popular destination for those seeking relaxing yoga or meditative retreats. check out this video which features a brief meditation by the ocean in Tulum!
August 15, 2011 § Leave a Comment
In a recent post on the site Matador Network, I came across a feature of 20 warm weather yoga retreats around the world. I really enjoyed the information, and thought I would share.
Maya Tulum, Tulum, Mexico:
Located along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Tulum is one of the last cities originally built and inhabited by the Mayans. Tulum, which is the Mayan Yucatan word for wall or fence, stands on a bluff facing the Caribbean.
Highlights: Located two hours from Cancun is the retreat that represents everything that Cancun is not. Renowned for its wellness programs, it also hosts yoga workshops year round.
Lodging: Beachside cabanas.
Types of Yoga: While it depends on the workshops being hosted, most are in Vinyasa and Ashtanga (a traditional form of power yoga).
Other offerings: A full spa menu, including massage and skin treatments.
June 23, 2011 § 2 Comments
If you’re traveling to Mexico for a wellness or yoga retreat, make sure to factor in some time to check out the historical and cultural beauty you will surely be immersed in. It can be easy to get so focused on the reason for the trip–whether it be a meditative getaway or to improve your yoga skill–that we completely forgo taking advantage of the natural beauty and opportunities around us.
Mexico is a country rich in history and beauty, both natural and architectural. With the year 2012 quickly approaching, there is an increased spotlight on Mayan culture, as the year 2012 (or 5,125) marks the end of the Mayan calendar, and hence the end of the world according to folklore. Even if you’re not too concerned with the world ending, it is a fascinating culture, and the Mayans left an abundance of architectural wonders worthy of our attention.
If you are in the Riviera Maya, it would be a shame not to take in the beauty of Tulum–a walled city sitting 40 feet above the Caribbean Sea, Tulum is an archaeological treasure. Tours are given throughout Tulum by Mayans with local ancestors that still speak the Mayan language at home. What an experience!