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25th Yoga Meditation Retreat with Suddha Weixler
February 18, 2017 · 3:00 pm -
February 25, 2017 · 12:00 pm
Maya Tulum Resort
Suddha Weixler began studying yoga in 1978 on his first visit to India. He spent eight years in a monastic environment learning the classical system. He was certified in 1984 by the Narayanananda Universal Yoga Trust, Rishikesh, Himalayas, India, and is the Director of the Chicago Yoga Center. Initiated into Raja Yoga and Meditation in 1982 by Swami Narayanananda, his training includes classical Hatha, the Iyengar method and Ashtanga Yoga. He has studied in Mysore, India with K. Pattabhi Jois three times from 1995 to 1998. Suddha is still a patient student of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy and practice, in the lineage of the late Swami Narayanananda, his Guru and most influential teacher.

He is also a student of Srivatsa Ramaswami of Chennai, and has been introduced into the Vinyasa Krama method of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, who is recognized as the most significant influence in imparting authentic knowledge in yoga in the last fifty years.

Suddha in addition to running and teaching at a premier yoga school for over 20 years, also leads workshops, teacher training courses and retreats in the USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Spain and Italy. He has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1989.

Suddha’s teaching style is precise, attentive and integrating. He encourages students to work at their capacity. The workshop will include morning meditation practice; the morning class will be deep and therapeutic, blending the essential aspects of the Iyengar, Ashtanga and Viniyoga traditions, incorporating Anusara and Yin Yoga. The afternoon practice will be based on dynamic, invigorating Vinyasa (linking) sequences. The emphasis is on the integration of all physical, mental, energetic and spiritual faculties.

Each meal is served in a large palapa overlooking the long line of the coast. The mostly vegetarian restaurant provides three meals a day. Breakfast includes fresh tropical fruits, eggs, pancakes, french toast and beverages. Lunch and dinner include a wide range of homemade soups, pastas, crepes, fresh fish, vegetables, quiches, salads, rice and desserts. Special care is taken in the preparation and cleaning of all fruits and vegetables.

The cost of this year’s trip starts at $1,700.
This includes your room, double occupancy, private bath, all meals, instruction and all taxes and tips. Upgrades and single occupancy available. Not included is the air fare and ground transportation.We will travel as a group or help participants arrange their own air transportation. If you are interested in joining us in Mexico, we urge you to sign up promptly, as space is limited.

Visit The Chicago Yoga Center site to get more information and to register for the retreat. If you have any questions, call Suddha at (773) 327-3650.
Empower Your Mind and Soul
February 25, 2017 · 11:00 am -
March 4, 2017 · 2:00 pm
Maya Tulum Resort
Join Joanne Matson and Clara Macy, Certified Ayurvedic Counselors and experienced Hatha Yoga Instructors, as they lead you through your personal practice by empowering your mind and soul.

Classical Ayurvedic Hatha yoga, suited to YOUR level and individual constitution, will show you how to easily incorporate Yoga and Ayurveda into your daily life. Experience profound peace through the power of sound healing offered by live intimate musical performances from gifted and soulful musicians. Two yoga classes are offered each day, plus evening workshops on Ayurveda, Sound Healing, and Cannabis as Medicine. Enjoy three delicious meals prepared lovingly by the amazing Maya Tulum staff each day. Join us for evenings of music and friendship, ecstatic dance, and kirtan. Experience the subtle yet powerful healing of sound through voice, strings, drums and bowls during all of the yoga classes. Spend your days as you wish: walk the beach; swim, SUP, or kite­board; shop for local art in the quaint villages; explore the famous ancient Mayan ruins; read a book; take a nap, meditate....unplug. Group excursions will be offered for those interested too. This is YOUR vacation!

Prices range from $1875 to $2155 (per person, double occupancy). Bring a group for shared lodging in one of our three bed units. King and Double bed rooms are still available. Cost includes lodging, three meals per day, tips to staff, yoga classes and workshops. Alcohol, spa treatments, excursions and airfare not included.

Call or email for more information to

or 509­-310-­9650.
Yoga Retreat with Ashley Kohler & Friends
March 4, 2017 · 3:00 pm -
March 11, 2017 · 12:00 pm
Maya Tulum Resort
Let Your Soul Shimmer Under the Sun!

Bond with your community
Strengthen your personal practice
Restore & rejuvenate your mind & spirit
Morning & afternoon guided yoga practice with hands on adjustments
Luxurious cabanas on the beach
Gourmet meals included in the cost of your retreat
Spa & bodywork (not included)

Ashley is a 8+ year certified (E-RYT) Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She has a passion for music, vibrational and spiritual flow. Ashley incorporates a fusion of Vinyasa, Kundalini and Pranayama into many of her classes. She is certified in Advanced Power Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Hot Power Fusion & Yoga Sculpt. She is a 200 HR Teacher Training lead. Ashley holds a M.A. in Journalism from DePaul University with a certificate in Women’s Studies. She is the current Studio Manager of Yoga on the Lake in Kohler, WI. She is a traveling yogini with a love for pugs.

Ashley will be joined by Greg Cartwright, Jay Burckhardt & more!

Daily Morning & Afternoon Yoga
Power Vinyasa
Yin Yoga
Workshop style posture breakdown
One on one support with inversions & arm balances
Music to amp your vibes!

Maya Tulum provides mats, blankets, straps and blocks. Props should not be removed from the yoga halls. Feel free to bring your own mats and props if you prefer.

Single, double and triple occupancy available
Choose from Garden, Ocean View or Beach Front cabanas
Safes are available in each room. Distilled water dispenser is provided in every cabana. Wireless internet is available in the restaurant and guest reception area.

Restaurant hours are 7am-10pm daily.

Excursions & Activities
Surfing, SUP, Hiking, Mayan Ruins, Snorkeling & Horseback riding

Maya Tulum is a full service spa ranked one of the top destination spas in the world. Spa & bodywork are available for an additional fee. Don’t miss the Mayan Clay body massage!

Mexico’s Travel Documents Requirments
Current passport is now required when traveling to Mexico. US citizens do not need a visa, but non-US citizens may need one. Please contact your airline or passport office.

Maya Tulum recommends to bring $300-$500 in cash for activities, taxis, shopping and gratuities.

Cost of the Retreat includes three gourmet meals a day, luxurious accommodations for 7 nights, yoga and all taxes. The cost of the retreat does not include your airfare, spa treatments, alcohol or transportation to and from the airport to the resort.

You are responsible for booking your own flight into Cancun (CUN). Maya Tulum with Ashley Kohler & Freinds will help arrange your shuttle from the airport to the resort. The resort is located 81 miles south of the airport.

For room rates & to book your reservation, contact or call 888-515-4580 ext. 231.
11th Annual Radiant Retreat - The Art of Being You
March 18, 2017 · 3:00 pm -
March 25, 2017 · 6:00 pm
Maya Tulum Resort
"This is the most life changing,
outstanding retreat I’ve ever been on.”
– Former Oprah Producer

Radiant Retreat is a rejuvenating, transformative week
for vital well-being and creativity.

Daily inspiration includes:
Mindful Meditation
Creative Writing
Beach Time
Nutritious Meals
One-On-One Support
Local Site Seeing
Spa Services

Read your favorite book in the hammock, or join a yoga class.
Take a great walk down the beach or write a life story.
The retreat is your time to create your perfect, rejuvenating, creative space.

All activities and sessions are optional. Pick and choose from the offerings based on how you feel – choose what works for you. Yogis of all levels are welcome. No need to “be a yoga person”.

Benefits: Life transitions. Physical, Mental and Emotional Well-Being, Clarity, Creative Exploration, Calm, Laughter, Ease, Healing.

Led by Jennifer Schelter, Founder, Radiant Retreat, Tulum, Mexico

For over 20 years, Jennifer had empowered, motivated and supported over 90,000 women and men from Wharton Leadership and Management Programs, Fortune 500 Companies to breast cancer patients (Co-Founder of Yoga On the Steps for Living Beyond Breast cancer in Philadelphia, Denver and Kansas City) and individual clients as a retreat leader, speaker, yoga instructor, life coach, writer, actress, and entrepreneur.

Recently the yoga instructor & life coach seen on ZLiving TV reality show Natural Reboot Named “Best of Philly” Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Philly (as the cover model), and named “One of the Most Inspiring Philadelphians” by US Airways Magazine.

She is the founder of Mindful Strategies for Living, the premier Yoga Schelter studio, Yoga Unites non-profit, producer of “am awake” CD and “The Art of Vinyasa Yoga” DVD and the internationally recognized Radiant Retreat to Tulum, Mexico.

Every day, Jennifer empowers and inspires well-being, wise performance, and creativity through mindful practices including stress-reduction, meditation, Vinyasa yoga, and writing for clarity and self-discovery. Jennifer enhances and champions the intersecting awareness of the mind and body connection. Clients report motivation, inspiration, clarity, new strategies and actions, as well as appreciating and accepting their potential and themselves in new and fulfilling ways.

Her award winning website:

And in collaboration with: Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, RYT-500
A yoga teacher, writer, mother, and founder of Chime Yoga Therapy.

In addition to teaching weekly yoga classes at Verge Yoga in Wayne, PA, Jennifer is a yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and is actively working toward an 800-hour certification in comprehensive yoga therapy.

Jennifer is an avid writer and has been featured on various online publications including Recovery Warriors, The Eating Disorder Blogs, Elephant Journal, Women For One, Yoganonymous, YogaLiving Magazine, The Mighty, and Philly Area Yoga.

She has a PhD in English and more than 7 years' professional experience as a medical writer. She provides editing and ghostwriting services to wellness professionals through her second business, The Editor Yogini (

Jennifer's ultimate goals in life are to be a positive role model for her daughters and to teach them that anything is possible when we ring true with who we are at our core and live with strong intention. Learn more about Jennifer:

To register or for questions, call (610) 256-4399 or email
Be Love Yoga & Meditation Retreat
April 15, 2017 · 11:00 am -
April 22, 2017 · 2:00 pm
Maya Tulum Resort
Join me for a beach yoga retreat in beautiful Tulum, Mexico the bohemian-style resort Maya Tulum. This is a chance to explore the Maya ruins and jungle landscape of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the Carabbean Sea, all while deepening your yoga practice, absorbing a gentle ocean breeze, and setting life-affirming daily intentions.

The mission behind this retreat - Be Love - is to nourish the spiritual warrior in each of us. As yoga practitioners, we are already inclined to lead lives of compassionate action, and I aim to support you as you develop and awaken the super soul-dier within. When "Be Love" is your guiding mantra, the right choices seem to simply present themselves and life unfolds likea flower delicately, sensuously revealing its precious inner essence. Think of this week as a time to renew your commitment to letting love light the way.

Through self-car practices, intelligently sequenced warming flows, sunrise meditations (optional), restorative afternoon yoga, and powerful daily intentions, we will become the embodiement of love and the bricklayers of a cooperative human future.

Find out more about me at or sample one of my class on YouTube at

Read about my wonderful guest teacher Corinna Rae at, or find her on Instagram @corinnaraeyoga.

For rates and to reserve your space for the retreat, please contact the reservations office at 888-515-4580 ext. 231 or email
Soul Healing and Exploration through the Arts
April 22, 2017 · 1:00 pm -
April 29, 2017 · 4:00 pm
Maya Tulum Resort
The Soul Healing and Exploration through the Arts workshop is a week long reflection of the inner soul through artistic work. Our days will be a combination of relaxation, creating art, exploring, and collaborative lectures. We will focus on taking creative control as an artist, learning tips about being an entrepreneur and following our dreams, and using art to find happiness.
This retreat is for people from all parts of life, looking to create, to learn, to explore, and to grow. (*No experience necessary)
Our hosts Aida Avery and Ambar Januel come from a lineage of artists and creatives. Aida Avery is a recognized artist and healer, and has helped many individuals find the path to transformation through art, she grew up in Mexico and is based out of New England. Ambar Januel is a contemporary artist and entrepreneur, she helps creatives and brands as the co-founder and creative director of the creative agency J+J (, she is based in Los Angeles.

Price includes:
Lodging in a beautiful room of your choice (based on double occupancy) at Maya Tulum Resort
All meals and food
Art supplies (canvases, paint, etc.)
One-on-one coaching session w/ hosts
2 day trips (visit the Coba Ruins & awe-inspiring Cenotes)
1 hr massage
1 Temazcal Session (Similar to a sauna)
Transportation to Tulum Town for a night on the town

Schedule Breakdown:
Morning: Optional meditation, delicious and healthy breakfast, collaborative lecture
Mid-morning: Painting class, tips on pursuing a career as a creative and following your dreams
Afternoons: Relaxing and one on one consultations, day trips, massage, temazcal, etc.
Night: Dinner, enjoy the moonlight and take a stroll on the beach, or visit one of the local bars for a fun night
Dance with the Veil
May 6, 2017 · 11:00 am -
May 13, 2017 · 2:00 pm
Maya Tulum Resort
Qoya Retreat with Kaci Florez May 6 - 13, 2017

Qoya is based on the idea that through movement we remember our true essence as women as being wise, wild, and free. Drawing from the wisdom of yoga, the wild and creative expression of dance, and the freedom to feel pleasure in our bodies through feminine movement, Qoya helps us to connect with all parts of ourselves, the seen and the unseen, on both sides of the veil.

The path of a woman is circular. Cyclical. We know as surely as we know spring will come, that our joys and challenges are both temporary. Our desire then isn’t to stay still, stuck in either fear or love. Our desire is to dance. To move back and forth between the challenges and joys, honoring the past and celebrating the present while looking towards the future with trust that no matter what comes, you will know how to dance with it. What if your willingness to feel it all is a portal to your awakening? It’s often said that the veil between life and death is very thin. But what if this imaginary veil was actually nothing more than the skin and body you live in?

What if the only difference between living on earth and living in spirit form is the body?

Kaci believes: -Our physical body is a portal to understanding and experiencing non-physical parts of ourselves and our world. -That by fully exploring and honoring our physical body, we can lift the veil on our spiritual Self. -We can access our infinite nature and bring the wisdom of our wholeness to this life right now, here on earth.

On this retreat, we will dance with the veil through daily movement, nourishing food, time in nature, deep rest, ritual, and honest connections with likeminded wise women.

Learn more about Qoya at and register for this retreat at http://

Get to know Kaci at You’re ready to dance with the veil to experience your wholeness. All that lies on the other side is freedom.
The Lightness of Being Yoga Retreat
June 3, 2017 · 3:00 pm -
June 10, 2017 · 6:00 pm
Maya Tulum Resort
Join Angie Knight for her 6th annual Tulum retreat at one of the most renowned yoga retreats and spas in the world. Maya Tulum is a beautiful retreat center located an hour and a half south of Cancun, Mexico on the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean Sea. The service is stellar, the meals are healthy, delicious and abundant, and the spa hosts a number of truly phenomenal healers. We will begin our days with vinyasa flow yoga that will be both invigorating and replenishing. We will end our days with slow flow, yin yoga, restorative yoga, and other self-care delights. The days are completely free to relax on the beach, play in the ocean, explore ancient Mayan ruins, go on guided excursions, eat delicious food and receive pampering spa treatments.

Angie has been hosting retreats, locally and internationally, for over six years. Her retreats are fun and transformational. They create an environment of levity, connection, and healing; one where you can fully embrace yourself and your life as they are.

This week will be a space where we can experience the lightness of being. It will be a space beyond doing, beyond our checklists and daily obligations. A space where we allow ourselves to be nourished physically, emotionally, and spiritually so that we can return to life with a renewed sense of gratitude and inspiration.

Daily Schedule: 1.5 hour morning vinyasa flow yoga practice Delicious buffet style cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Free time for sunning, swimming, relaxation, exploration, and adventure 1.5 hour afternoon/evening gathering will include: Optional Temazcal Mayan sweat lodge ceremony, gentle flow yoga, restorative/yin yoga

The cost of the retreat (in $USD): Garden View Deluxe, $1860 (double); $2175 (single) Ocean View Deluxe, $1895 (double); $2280 (single) Beach Front Deluxe, $2000 (double); $2455 (single) Beach Front Super Deluxe, $2055 (double); $2560 (single) There is an early bird discount of $100 if registered by March 3, 2017. If you are returning from 2012-2016 retreats, you will receive a $100 discount. Some hatha yoga experience is recommended. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your spot, and early registration is recommended as space is limited.

The cost of the retreat includes: 7 nights lodging in beautiful, thatched roof cabanas 3 delicious and nourishing buffet style meals a day (vegetarian and seafood) 2 daily yoga classes with Angie Afternoons free to relax and replenish Taxes and gratuity Not included in cost are: Airfare, ground transportation to and from Cancun airport (can be easily arranged through Maya Tulum for $80 round trip), spa treatments, and optional excursions and sweat lodge (can arrange upon arrival or pre-book) Arrival and Departure: Arrive on June 3, 2017 into Cancun, Mexico. Shuttle service arranged for the 90 minute ride to Tulum through Maya Tulum. Plan to depart Cancun on June 10, 2017. Please book your own airline reservation. Check in time at Maya Tulum is 3pm on the 3th and check out time is noon on the 10th.

To make your reservation, call 1-888-515-4580 ext. 231 or email If you have any questions about the retreat, please email Angie at:
Relax Renew Recharge Mexico Yoga Retreat with Keri Armstrong
September 16, 2017 · 3:00 pm -
September 23, 2017 · 12:00 pm
Maya Tulum Resort
Come join international yoga teacher Kerry Armstrong for an empowering and heartfelt week of yoga, meditation and self discovery in beautiful Tulum, Mexico. During your fabulous retreat away, expect to indulge in your choice of daily yoga classes, meditation, kirtan chanting and a week full of fun.

The dates are Saturday to Saturday, September 16 – 23, 2016. Your reservation includes 7 nights lodging at the Maya Tulum resort, three gourmet meals per day and yoga classes.

Kerry’s teaching will leave you feeling grounded, open and ready to step into your fullest potential. Kerry teaches an all levels Vinyasa Flow Class based on the teachings of Baptiste Yoga, weaving in mantras, mudras, chanting and self discovery exercises.

Each morning you will be offered a yoga class followed by lunch at the retreat center. You will have the afternoons free to explore the beaches, shop in town, horseback ride, take a day trip to the mayan ruins, enjoy the cenotes if you wish or spend all of your time soaking up the sun! We will close out most evenings with a restorative yoga flow to leave you feeling relaxed, renewed and recharged.

Typical Day:
8:00am Breakfast
10:00am Yoga
1:00pm Lunch
1-5 Free Time spa, swim, write, excursions ect.
5:30pm Yoga (most evenings)
7:00pm Dinner

Pricing Options: (per person rate) Rate includes 7 nights lodging at the Maya Tulum resort, three gourmet meals per day and daily yoga classes.
Garden View: Shared $1850
Single $2350

Ocean View: Shared $2050
Single $2550

Beach Front: Shared $2350
Single $2550

Reserve your space by March 1st 2017 for $150 OFF!

Cancellation Policy:
$500 Non-Refundable deposit due at the time of booking - Remaining Balance due by June 15, 2017
If reservation is cancelled before June.15, 2017 you will loose your $500 non refundable deposit.
If cancelled on or after June.15, 2017 you remaining balance minus the non refundable $500 deposit can be used towards a future KA Yoga retreat within one year.
If cancelled on or after July 15, 2017 no credit or refund will be given.

Register: Choose your lodging option and reserve your space at