with Jurian Hughes
January 9-15, 2021
Save $200 until May 1!
Join senior Kripalu faculty and and expert retreat leader, Jurian Hughes for a pilgrimage to the healing lands and sacred waters of Tulum, Mexico.
We’ll practice yoga, meditation and deep relaxation; dance, play and laugh together; and share soul-filling conversations on the wisdom of yoga, all of which will return you home with insight and clarity, rested and revitalized. Receive the gifts of the Mayan bodyworkers, the sea and delicious food. Above all, be nourished by healing practices, fresh ocean air, and by the sound of the surf, which will lull you to sleep each night. Find yourself at home.
One Yoga Global has returned to this site for many years for the truly transformational energy in this space, which we are drawn to again and again.
Wake up with the sunrise for a day of yoga and adventure, or sleep in and laze the day away in a beach hammock with the nourishing sun and the sound of the surf as your companions. All are welcome. Jurian’s retreat is appropriate for all levels of yoga experience.
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 enchanted shore. If you’re 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’re 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 the waves.
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 which 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.
A sample day may include a pre-breakfast morning yoga and meditation followed by spacious time for breakfast. A late morning movement session or workshop leads into more spacious open time for lunch, massages, excursions and relaxing on the beach. After dinner enjoy stargazing, community building or a delicious Yoga Nidra session.
Spa: Maya Tulum offers expert spa treatments and massages with their staff therapists in a number of styles, and many of 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) which 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 other hotels in the region, with its own dramatic beach and private cove. 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 different beaches in the area, many an easy ride or even a walk from the resort, or simply relax on your private beach, listen to the ever-present rhythm of the waves and enjoy nature in all its splendor.
Please reserve your flights to arrive and depart Cancun International Airport (CUN). We recommend 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 way when they can group three or more together. You may alternately choose to arrange your own shuttle or rental car.
After an easy 90-minute drive, you’ll arrive at your beach paradise.The first meal included in your retreat is dinner, but should you arrive early, you can order some light fare off the restaurant menu and take an ocean swim. The last meal included in your retreat is breakfast. Check out time is anytime before noon on the last day. Schedule your departing flight to allow travel time from the resort.
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
Jurian Hughes, E-RYT 500, YACEP, MFA, is a pathfinder. Through the gateway of the body, she guides students to connect with themselves in ways they had forgotten were possible, longed to revisit, or maybe never even knew were there. “I do my best to create a space in which people feel like they can be completely themselves. Through my own vulnerability, honesty and humor, I try to help us all find our way to greater joy.”
Hughes is founder of the Yoga of Voice; co-creator of the Yoga of Yes; a Let Your Yoga Dance® teacher trainer; voice coach; personal mentor; writer; speaker; and theatre performer known for her passionate, playful and engaging teaching style. As a senior faculty member of the Kripalu School of Yoga for more than a decade, Hughes has led thousands of workshops and programs and trained more than 1,000 Kripalu yoga teachers. In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Hughes has a long theatrical resume spanning Broadway, off-Broadway, Europe, film, television and voice-over. Through her own study and decades of practice she has developed a deep understanding of the ways in which the tools of yoga, dance, voice, mindfulness and play can be used to cultivate greater self-knowledge, freedom and joy. She leads inspiring workshops, retreats and trainings at Kripalu and around the world that promote whole-being wellness, increased creativity, and the ability to thrive. Find out more at www.jurianhughes.com.
– Travel and Leisure
Triple Occupancy (women): $2195 per person
SPECIAL: $1995 (save $200 until May 1)
Double Occupancy: $2495 per person
SPECIAL: $2295 (save $200 until May 1)
Single Occupancy: $3095 per person
SPECIAL: $2895 (save $200 until May 1)
OCEAN VIEW CABANA
Double Occupancy: $2695 per person
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Single Occupancy: $3495 per person
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Double Occupancy: $2795 per person
SPECIAL: $2595 (save $200 until May 1)
Single Occupancy: $3795 per person
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DELUXE BEACHFRONT CABANA
Double Occupancy: $2895 per person
SPECIAL: $2695 (save $200 until May 1)
Single Occupancy: $3895 per person
SPECIAL: $3695 (save $200 until May 1)
Prices include: Lodging, meals, all yoga sessions and workshops, and taxes.
Not included: Flight to Cancun, shuttle to Maya Tulum, optional excursions or healing sessions, travel insurance (recommended), 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, 2020. No refunds after October 1, 2020. 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. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy.
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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