Have you ever been interested in participating in a Yoga Teacher Training, but have no desire to actually teach? This is your opportunity to truly deepen your yoga practice, in a hands-on comprehensive way, without all of the homework and exams that are mandatory for a Yoga Certification. Think of this Intensive Retreat as immersion that can be offered in the comfort of your residence, vacation rental, or hotel alone or with a group of your choice!
Come escape to the Riviera Maya, in the Caribbean of Mexico to elevate your knowledge, deepen your asana practice and develop proper alignment in your poses. We guarantee you that this experience will be richly informative, empowering, inspiring and completely unforgettable.
3 Days / 15 hours
15 hours of Yoga Immersion including:
~ 3 daily 90 minute Vinyasa Yoga classes
~ Asana Clinics: Advance your study of asana (including proper alignment, benefits, and contraindications of the physical postures)
Add-ons are available to level up your personal Immersive Yoga Experience.
Please inquire for additional offerings:
Understand the principles of anatomy and body mechanics
Explore the science and art of sequencing
See and interpret how energy moves through the body
Use props to improve or modify a posture
Gain a broader understanding of yoga history and philosophy
Explore the Chakra System, Energetic Anatomy or Ayurveda
“Did a private yoga intensive for 10 days with Tiffany and it was AMAZING!!! 60 hours of getting really deep into the postures/and the practice and understanding body and alignment. Tiffany is AN INCREDIBLE teacher with so much knowledge and has now become a lifelong friend! The experience was truly life changing. Recommend it to anyone looking to get deeper into their practice.“
Escape with Tiffany Zoldan to a secluded beach for a Women’s Retreat in the beautiful Mayan Riviera in November of 2021. Shhh…this is a chance to ignite your SOUL, awaken your inner KNOWING, embody your POWER and connect with your TRIBE for an intimate gathering in a Secret Beach Hideaway. This Retreat is all about embodiment and tuning into the rhythm of your SOUL’s FLOW! Explore the Mayan ruins and jungle landscape of the Mexican Caribbean, all while deepening your yoga practice, absorbing a gentle ocean breeze, and setting life-affirming daily intentions.
November 12th-18th, 2021
Come as you are – to reignite your inner Spark, and connect your mind, body and spirit. Women often put themselves last on the priority list, and the embodiment of this retreat to “fill up your cup.” This is your chance to sneak away to a private oceanfront Villa in a sleepy seaside village, and embark on a SOUL JOURNEY in a safe space for self discovery and truth. It’s also your time to be free, have fun and let go, so enjoy a massage on the beach, delight in the scrumptious local food, or curl up in a hammock with a book or a cocktail, this time is yours and you have permission to INDULGE!
Women are divine beings often spending time comparing themselves to other women instead of elevating one another and working together as a support system. By coming to this retreat we plan on pealing off the layers, letting go of any factors holding us back, digging deep to unveil our feminine powers, all while connecting with our tribe.
We strike a balance between solo, reflective time, and social time. Through self-care practices, intelligently sequenced warming flows, meditations and walks on the beach, powerful daily intentions, and SOUL ACTIVATING inner work, we will become the embodiment of love and the bricklayers of a cooperative human future. Expect to rid yourself of negativity through dance and movement, healing rituals, and emotional exercises that aid in the transformative process of LETTING GO and AWAKENING THE DIVINE FEMININE WITHIN YOU!
Copal Retreat is situated on the coast of the Riviera Maya, in a beach town called Paamul. It is an hour away from the Cancun International Airport, 15 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and 20 minutes north of Tulum.
Casa Copal is an ocean-front villa in the Riviera Maya. Our rooftop studio space offers panoramic views of the Caribbean ocean, perfect for daily sunrise or sunset practices. Our acclaimed in-house chef delivers three meals a day with an exquisite menu offering deep Mexican roots with contemporary style influences, local and ethical ingredients, and will follow any dietary restrictions you may have.
The villa faces the beautiful waters of the Caribbean ocean and cohabitates with an abundance of coconut palm trees, flowers, hermit crabs, iguanas, pelicans, and other jungle and tropical beings. The Villa is situated beside an isolated and ungroomed coastline beach that is a sanctuary for turtles, a five-minute bike ride through the jungle. It is also next to another public beach with white sand that is a three-minute walk away. There are kayaks, paddle boards, beach bikes, and hammocks to use in your free time. Our beautiful suites are all steps away from the beach pool, the common space, and our rooftop studio space. We have oceanfront/pool side rooms and courtyard suite options, each offering two double beds and we offer either private or double occupancy suites. The Rooftop Ocean view suites all offer one king size bed, and stunning views.
Free WiFi in rooms and throughout the property!
The food at the Villa is fresh, plentiful, healthy and delicious with a Mexican flare. The meal plan is based on the philosophy of “from the earth to your plate.” Our in-house chef and staff, deliver breakfast lunch and dinner for our guests. The menu has deep rooted Mexican dishes with contemporary style influences. The chef caters to any dietary restrictions or preferences a guest may have. We use local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients, rich cultural Mexican techniques, and most importantly, lots of love in the food we serve. Three meals are served daily, and fresh fruit and tea and infused water is available at all times.
Cocktails are not included, however, this is also a RETREAT FOR YOUR TASTEBUDS so feel free to INDULGE!
Plan to arrive on Friday November 12th and depart on Thursday November 18th.
The itinerary is curated by Tiffany, your guide and Yoga Instructor as well as your local hosts; proud Mexicans who are passionate about teaching others about Mexican culture while having a lot of fun doing it. On top of the daily sunrise and sunset practices of yoga, healing sessions and women’s circles overlooking the Caribbean waters, the Itinerary also offers a beautiful Mayan sound bowl therapy session for the opening ceremony amongst the ocean breeze, perfect for a spiritual and mental cleanse. There is a tour to a cenote, a fresh water sinkhole in the middle of the jungle, a lunch and beach day at a pristine beach club in Tulum and a tour to some ancient Mayan Ruins as well as and a one-hour massage session on the beach. An optional night out in Playa del Carmen on the famous Fifth Avenue can also be arranged! Whether you are cliff jumping in the jungle or reading a book on a hammock under a palm tree, the itinerary has the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. THIS is a week to live in rhythm with nature’s cycles.
THE YOGA PRACTICE AND BEYOND
Tiffany is a trauma recovery certified E-RYT 200 yoga instructor and mindfulness and embodiment coach who will guide you through a safe yoga practice and inner work exercises. Morning classes will be all-level Vinyasa style, appropriate for most practitioners with someyoga experience. Experienced practitioners will be invited to deepen the practice according to the body’s needs. Afternoon sessions will focus on the inner work, as we explore our own personal boundaries and rise above the barriers that hold us back.
WHAT TO EXPECT: On your first evening of arrival, we will meet for dinner and then continue with The Welcoming Ceremony and Sound Bowl session under the stars. You will start each day with morning yoga and a women’s circle, followed by a delicious healthy breakfast. There will be time to enjoy the sunshine, relax, read, get a massage or explore as we have access to bicycles, kayaks and snorkeling gear. After all the yoga, healthy eating, discussion and sunshine, you will return home as a healthier and happier you – body, mind and spirit.
Arrival on Friday November 12th – 7:00 pm dinner, followed by 8:30 pm Sound Healing Welcoming Ceremony. Since this is a travel day, no other meals will be provided.
Saturday the 13th – Sunrise Soul Flow Yoga and Women’s Circle, 9 am breakfast, Free time for sunshine, swimming, a beach massage, or exploring on your own. Then Lunch and relaxation followed by 4:30 pm-5:30 pm afternoon Inner work Session, and 7 pm Dinner.
Sunday the 14th – 8:00-10:30 am same as the 13th, with a Cenote Excursion, then 6:30 pm Dinner, 8:00 pm Candlelight Inner Work session
Monday the 15th – Sunrise Soul Flow Yoga followed by a Tour to the Mayan Ruins and lunch and afternoon at Tulum Beach. Dinner will be back at the Villa.
Tuesday the 16th – Optional SUP Yoga or Temazcal if available, and then 5 pm Embodiment Workshop followed by dinner at 7 pm. Optional night out in Playa Del Carmen.
Wednesday the 17th – Same as the 13th to allow for enjoyment of your final full day. 7 pm dinner with closing Burning Ceremony.
Thursday the 18th – Sunrise Soul Flow Yoga and 9:00 am breakfast to accommodate early departures. Since this is a travel day, no other meals will be provided.
Depending on your desires, we have the opportunity to enjoy some additional experiences! If you are interested in any of these activities, please share in the comment section. If there is enough of a demand, I will organize the experience!
SUP ‘Stand-up Paddle Board’ Yoga
Temazcal (Mayan Sweat Lodge Ceremony)
All-inclusive costs include Accommodations and daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner + taxes. Spots are very limited in an effort to keep this experience intimate, and will likely sell out quickly.
Option to PayPal a $500 Deposit now to hold your spot. The remaining balance is due by 90 days prior to the first day of the Retreat. If using PayPal to process payment, a 5% fee will be added to the balance.
Rest assured during the Pandemic that we are offering refunds for COVID-19 travel related cancellations. Proof of documentation will be necessary ie closed borders, government restrictions etc.
Travel into Quintana Roo will remain open throughout the remaining months of 2021. FIlling out a health declaration form confirming that you are in a healthy state for travel, is the one requirement the state will ask tourists for upon arrival.
As always, one must take personal responsibility for their own health- but guests can be reassured that at Copal Villa, we specialize in creating the perfect environment for optimal health and wellness. To add, Paamul and Copal Villa are isolated from the mass influx of tourists- with an abundance of fresh oxygen from the surrounding jungle and ocean breeze. And all of our tours (optional activities) are conducted with our guests’ safety in mind.
Travel Insurance is recommended due to any unforeseen cancellations, and can be purchased HERE. IMPORTANT!! If purchasing this Travel Insurance plan, the option ‘CANCEL FOR ANY REASON’ must be selected. AquaHolic Journey Retreats is in no way affiliated with this Insurance Company.
AquaHolic Journey is also not responsible for any refunds or unforeseen expenses incurred due to natural disasters, cancellations or acts of God.
RETREAT PRICE INCLUDES:
(6) nights accommodations
Breakfast, Lunch and dinners prepared by our Chef
Daily morning Vinyasa yoga, Women’s circles, Powerful Inner work sessions and meditation.
(1) 1-hour relaxation massage
Sound Healing Welcoming ceremony
Complementary fresh fruit refreshments
Complimentary tea and coffee served all day
Bicycles, kayaks, snorkeling gear.
Assistance with organizing domestic transfers from airport, trip extensions and information source for travel within the Mayan Riviera before or after the retreat
Transportation to and from Cancun Airport via one shuttle each way for the group. The shuttle will schedule a pickup from the airport between 2-6 pm on the day of arrival. The exact time will be determined based on the majority of the guests arrival/departure times. Departure shuttle included is a 10 am departure to Cancun airport.
REREAT PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare to/from Cancun
(2) Outing meals that will be away from the retreat (1 lunch and 1 dinner)
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Enter your NAME, EMAIL & SPECIFIED ROOM that you desire! You will be sent an invoice for the total amount with the option to pay $500 now to hold your spot. The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to the first day of the retreat. Please let me know your intentions!
CANCELLATION POLICY: See “COVID-19 DISCLAIMER ABOVE. Otherwise, if you cancel more than 60 days prior to retreat, you will receive a credit to use for future Aquaholic Yoga retreats, (no cash refunds). If you cancel less than 60 days prior to retreat, no refunds or credits are offered as we will still have to pay the resort for your spot.
• Fly into & out of the Cancun, Mexico airport. Arrive suggested by early afternoon on first day and depart anytime on final day.
• You will need a valid passport when entering & leaving the country. Plan accordingly.
• Rooms are booked first come / first serve – doubles generally fill first. First included meal is dinner on first night & last included meal is breakfast on final day.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to and from the airport?
We will arrange transportation for you in accordance with the Villa.
Do I have Internet access?
Yes, wifi is available in the Villa.
Is gratuity included?
Gratuities are not included.
If my Country requires COVID testing prior to returning home, where can I get my test done?
PCR tests can be arranged onsite at the Villa to expedite travel and accommodate you.