with Bita Jenkins and Moses Brown
February 12-18, 2022
Join Bita and Moses for a pilgrimage to the healing lands and sacred waters of Tulum, Mexico.
We’ll slow down, simplify and restore as we allow routines and responsibilities to fall away, and we begin to feel a quiet peacefulness that often goes unnoticed.
Each day will include yoga, breathing and meditation practices interspersed with opportunities for reflection. Enjoy generous periods of time to be on your own as well as in the warmth of community. Choose to rest and replenish alongside the turquoise waters and sandy shores of the Caribbean Sea, visit the on site spa and receive the gifts of the healing Mayan Bodyworkers, or visit the town of Tulum and enjoy the local culture. This special region of the Yucatan is home to many spectacular features including Mayan ruins, fresh water swimming cenotes and the biosphere Sian Ka’an. Plenty to do and plenty of time to enjoy not doing too! Join us!
Given the uncertainties around travel and travel bans, we can’t be 100% sure yet whether this trip will be able to happen, but we’re all certainly still hoping to have a week on the beach in February! If you’d like to join us, and can place a fairly risk-free deposit, we would appreciate knowing who would also be on board for this amazing beachfront retreat.
We will check in with registrants at the 90-day, 60-day and 30-day marks with updates. If there are travel bans or we decide that it’s not safe, we will offer you the options of joining a reschedule, applying your deposit to another retreat, or a refunding your deposit.
Wake up with the sunrise for a day of invigorating yoga and adventure, or sleep in and laze the day away in a beach hammock with the nourishing sun and sound of the surf as your companion. All are welcomed.
At Maya Tulum Resort, you can walk from your cabana straight into the Caribbean Sea for a swim, enjoy delicious and healthy meals that magically show up three times a day, and soak in the prana of this magical shore. If you are feeling adventurous, you can visit the nearby Mayan ruins, snorkel in the cenotes, or enjoy the bright colors and sounds of nature at the nearby bio-reserve. If you are feeling introspective, simply take a yoga class or two, have a massage (or two!), relax in a hammock, sip on a coconut, and watch the stars illuminate above the waves. If you are fortunate, you might even spot a sea turtle coming up to lay her eggs on the placid beach at night.
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.
Part of practicing yoga is nourishing the body with healthy foods, and in this respect, the Maya Tulum Resort shines. Their restaurant serves an all-you-care-to-eat vegetarian and fresh seafood buffet, and these delicious, communal meals are often the highlight of the day. 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.
Spa: 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!
Excursions: If you’re feeling adventurous, many excursions are available including snorkeling in nearby cenotes, visiting the Tulum ruins on the cliffs, or scuba diving, to name a few. We will coordinate day to day to make sure you have the vacation you desire.
Temazcal (Mayan Sweat Lodge): Coordinated with a local Mayan shaman, this sweat lodge experience is an optional opportunity for guests to shed unwanted worries and journey into what’s next.
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.
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. Should you wish to retreat into a world of your own, the resort is self-contained, but with plenty of opportunities to explore the unique offerings of the Riviera Maya and its ancient, mysterious culture. We will be there during one of the most beautiful times of year, when the temperatures range from 78 to 85°F and the water is warm yet refreshing. Guests are free to explore the different beaches in the area, many an easy ride or even a walk from the resort, or simply relax on your private beach listening to the ever-present rhythm of the waves and enjoying nature in all its splendor.
Please reserve your flights to arrive and depart Cancun International. recommended arrival time between 10am and 3pm so you have time to settle in and arrive for dinner. The center offers a shuttle service and will group us together to keep costs down. The shuttle costs $50 each each when they can group three or more together. You may alternately choose to arrange your own shuttle or rental car.
To reserve the Maya Tulum airport shuttle please CLICK HERE.
Another shuttle service option ($100 each way for up to 8 people – more cost effective for 3 or more together): https://happyshuttlecancun.com
Bita Jenkins and Moses Browm
Bita Jenkins, M.D., E-RYT500 has been practicing and studying yoga since 1976. Her approach to yoga is intelligent, playful, and heart-based. She emphasizes awareness, the breath, core principles, alignment, and integrating both movement and stillness to access our true nature. Cultivating a sacred space to open the body, free the mind, and connect with spirit, she aspires to ignite the magic of our existence and the bliss of living this presence. Bita can appreciate all of the stress we accumulate in our fast-paced lifestyles. Her intention is to offer down to earth techniques and ways to incorporate them into our daily lives to help minimize stress, heal our bodies, and focus our minds. Self-transformation and awakening within has guided Bita to teach from a place of love, respect and integrity.
Moses Brown is a Certified Yoga Teacher who has been teaching since 1991. He leads public classes immersions and yoga teacher trainings. Moses believes that yoga should be a heart-opening experience that is both supportive as well as empowering to the student. His teachings create an approach that are physically dynamic, mentally stimulating and therapeutic. Moses brings focus, concentration, and mindfulness to his classes, weaving them together with playfulness, joy and FUN!!
– Travel and Leisure
One available with King Bed, 2 with double beds. *please enquire if you have three who would like to share for a triple / 3 bed occupancy firstname.lastname@example.org*
Double Occupancy: $2495 per person
Single Occupancy: $3095 per person
OCEAN VIEW CABANA
Ocean View cabanas available with 2 double beds
Double Occupancy: $2695 per person
Single Occupancy: $3495 per person
One remaining with KING bed
Double Occupancy: $2795 per person
Single Occupancy: $3795 per person
DELUXE BEACHFRONT CABANA
1 available with KING bed, 2 with 2 double beds
Double Occupancy: $2895 per person
Single Occupancy: $3895 per person
Prices include: Lodging, meals, yoga, and taxes.
Not included: Flight to Cancun, shuttle to Maya Tulum or center staff tips (this service charge is $12 per day ($72) and will be added to your final check out at Maya Tulum).
To reserve the Maya Tulum airport shuttle please CLICK HERE.
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($495) before October 1, 2021. No refunds after October 1, 2021. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance.
If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through October 2020, unless other arrangements are made. Participants will be required to sign the application and liability waiver to participate on this trip.
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