The Goddess Rising Yoga Retreat November 15-22, 2020

A glimpse into the Goddess Rising Retreat

THE GODDESS YOGA RETREAT

Join Tiffany Zoldan for a beach yoga retreat in beautiful Tulum, Mexico in November of 2020. This is a chance to ignite your SOUL, awaken your inner GODDESS, step into your POWER and connect with your TRIBE! Explore the Mayan ruins and jungle landscape of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea, all while deepening your yoga practice, absorbing a gentle ocean breeze, and setting life-affirming daily intentions.

THE PURPOSE

The mission behind this retreat – to awaken and celebrate your inner Goddess by doing the inner work. In order to feel empowered, we often need to break down the barriers inside of us to rise up and truly love ourselves. This is a safe space for self discovery and truth.
Being a Goddess also means being pampered and indulging the mind, body and spirit. The embodiment of this retreat to “fill up our cup” whether it’s by eating the scrumptious local food, treating yourself to a massage, skinny dipping in the ocean or enjoying some cocktails, you have permission to INDULGE!

THE REASON

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.

THE WAY

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, and 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!

THE LOCATION

Tulum, Mexico is about an 80 minute drive south of the Cancun Airport. Tulum is perhaps one of the most spiritually abundant little beach towns I’ve ever experienced. You can’t walk down the beach without gazing upon someone meditating, or practicing yoga. The food is healthy and delicious. The Caribbean Sea is warm and healing. People wake up for the sunrise over the ocean and climb towers to see it set over the jungle. The friendly community is off the grid but features comfortable amenities, and many healing services, from massage to clay baths to sweat lodges. Whether you seek to explore the Mayan Ruins and mystical cenotes underground crystal clear water caves, or simply lay in a hammock on the beach with a cocktail, THIS is a week to live in rhythm with nature’s cycles. This video captures the essence of what Tulum offers:

THE HOTEL

Welcome to your Beachfront tropical oasis! This beautiful and intimate family owned hotel, is also a world class retreat center. The hotel boasts a brand new pool on the beach and a gorgeous Yoga Shala. Each day you will be served three nutritious meals for the duration of the training.

Your private bungalow is just steps to the Caribbean sea, and offers a king size bed (or two single beds for double occupancy) and a private bathroom. Other amenities include:


In your private bathroom:

  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries
  • Bath or Shower
  • Towels

Bungalow facilities:

  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Linen

Free WiFi in rooms and throughout the property!

THE FOOD

The food at the resort 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,” so preservatives and processed foods are not part of it. There will be lots of fresh fruits and veggies, with local fish options. * All food is dairy and gluten free. Per request, vegan and vegetarian food can be accommodated.

Cocktails are not included, however, this is also a RETREAT FOR YOUR TASTEBUDS so feel free to INDULGE!

Restaurants nearby are quaint and amazing, so I have planned a night out to enjoy.

THE SCHEDULE

We are arriving in Tulum on Sunday, November 15th. Plan to depart on Sunday November 22nd.

ADVENTURES

You’ll find much to do in your off-time in Tulum. The city features Mayan ruins, cenotes (underground water lagoons), wind and kite surfing, nature preserves and more. The reservations desk can help you book these trips.

THE YOGA PRACTICE AND BEYOND

Tiffany is a trauma recovery certified E-RYT 200 yoga instructor and mindfulness 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 some yoga 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 welcome discussion and gentle flow. You will start each day with morning yoga and meditation under the Villa’s Palapa, followed by a delicious healthy brunch. There will be time to enjoy the sunshine, relax, read, get a massage. or explore many of Tulum’s sights. After all the yoga, healthy eating, discussion and sunshine, you will return home as a healthier and happier you – body, mind and spirit.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

Arrival on Sunday November 15th – 7:00 pm dinner, followed by 8:30 pm Orientation meeting and gentle yoga. Since this is a travel day, no other meals will be provided.

Monday the 16th – 8:00 am Meditation or Beach Walk, 9:00 am Warm Yoga Flow, 10:30 am Brunch, Free time for sunshine, swimming, excursions, or exploring Tulum on your own. Then 4:30 pm-5:30 pm afternoon Inner work Session, and 7pm Dinner.

Tuesday the 17th – 8:00-10:30 am same as the 16th, Optional Day Excursion, then 6:30 pm Dinner, 8:00 pm Inner Work session

Wednesday the 18th – Sunrise Sun Salutations and Power Yoga at 6:30 am followed by an optional floating river meditation and hike through the Muyil Ruins.

Thursday the 19th – Optional morning SUP yoga, free time to enjoy the beautiful private lagoon, and then 5 pm Yin yoga followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. At 8:30pm we will relax and restore during a memorable Sound Healing Session.

Friday the 20th – Same as the 16th with optional afternoon Mayan Cacao Ceremony and Temazcal (Sweat Lodge) Dinner at 6:30.

Saturday the 21st – Optional Sunrise Sun Salutations at 6:30 am, then free time to enjoy your last full day in Tulum as you wish. Dinner OUT as a group at 6:30 pm, followed by Ecstatic Dancing.

Sunday the 22nd – 8:00 am Warm Yoga Flow and 9:30 am Brunch to accommodate early departures. Since this is a travel day, no other meals will be provided.

ADD-ONS

Depending on your desires, we have the opportunity to enjoy some additional Workshops! 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 workshop!

  • SUP ‘Stand-up Paddle board’ yoga on our own private lagoon. Click here for more info!
  • Mayan Cooking class
  • Si’an Kaan River floating
  • Temazcal (Sweat Lodge) Ceremony. Click here for more info.

The Investment

All-inclusive costs includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (excluding one night to dine out) taxes and $15 per day tips to resort. Group is limited and will likely sell out quickly, so reserve today! There is an option to pay $500 today to hold your spot, and the remaining balance by August 15th, 2020.

EARLY BIRD PRICING IS AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 1ST, 2020

Payment plans are available, so please inquire. Tuition must be paid in full by August 15th, 2020.
Costs include private accommodations, and 3 meals daily for the duration of the training.

COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND DISCLAIMER

Rest assured during the Pandemic that we are offering refunds for COVID-19 related cancelations. Proof of documentation will be necessary ie flight cancelations, government restrictions etc.


Airfare and general ground transportation costs are separate and not included in this package.

Price INCLUDES:

▪ Beautiful accommodations (tax & tip included)

▪ Daily morning Vinyasa yoga, Women’s circles, Powerful Inner work sessions and meditation.

▪ One Sound Healing Session

▪ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day except for one off-site dinner.

▪ Bicycles, Kayaks, Paddle-boards etc

Price DOES NOT Include:

▪ Airfare

▪ Transportation to and from airport or around Tulum

▪ Excursions/bike & kayak rentals

▪ Additional healing services

▪ One off-site 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. The remaining balance is due by August 15th, 2020. 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 30 days prior to retreat, no refunds or credits are offered as we will still have to pay the resort for your spot.

LOGISTICS

• Fly into & out of the Cancun, Mexico airport. Arrive suggested by early afternoon on first day and depart anytime on final day.

• Shuttle packages available at additional charge from airport to resort. Prices range from $209 USD per shuttle roundtrip for 1-2 guests to $255 USD per roundtrip for up to 10 guests.

• 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 resort, and a reliable resource they have used for years. The ride is about 90 minutes and I will help coordinate to share rides once you have your flight. Shuttle packages available at additional charge from airport to resort. Prices range from $209 USD roundtrip for 1-2 guests to $255 USD roundtrip for up to 10 guests. Renting a car is another option!

Do I have Internet access?

If you bring your laptop, wifi is available in the Villa and Resort.

Is gratuity included?

$15 Gratuity per day is included in the rate for the staff.

For all other questions, please inquire!

Until we meet in Paradise,

Tiffany

Why Tulum?

I was late when it came to ‘discovering’ Tulum. By the time I booked a vacation for my husband and I to explore Tulum, it had already blown up on Instagram, was considered a “Yoga Destination” and was featured as THE hottest spot to visit in various publications world wide. It was December of 2014, and Benjamin and I decided to have one last holiday before we were going to try for our first baby. I chose Tulum because of the yoga factor, and we were were searching for a place where we could ditch the alcohol and focus on clean eating and juicing. We certainly found what we were looking for…and then some!!! The beautiful long stretches of white sand beaches with aquamarine waters, dazzled my eyes. The countless yoga shalas to practice in, soothed my muscles. The incredible array of fresh fish, ceviche, fruit and juice nourished my body, and the magic of it all fed my soul. In many ways, Tulum awakened my senses. The gentle reminders on various road signs like “Stay Present” and “Follow that Dream” kept me in the moment.

The variety of places to explore ignited the adventurer in me. The hidden gems on the jungle side of the beach road sparked up the romance with the soft music and candlelight. Tulum sounds like the ocean, smells like copal, tastes like mezcal, feels like yoga bliss, and looks like paradise. However, waking up to the sunrise over the ocean each day was perhaps my most priceless experience. On any given morning I would see many gather on the beach for the sun to rise. Some would be walking the shore, others would be practicing their Sun Salutations, I even encountered a gorgeous topless opera singer who would serenade the sun with her voice. She reminded me of one of my dearest friends, and I was drawn to her freespirited fiery soul. I myself looked forward to the ritual of the sunrise, and envisioned my own dreams by manifesting them in those quiet moments before the day began. Perhaps Tulum is part of the reason I got pregnant with my first without ever trying. I literally got home after our first visit to Tulum, and within a week conceived. My soul had been satisfied, my heart was full and I set my intentions on that sacred beach the Mayans discovered centuries before.

Tulum-RuinsOver the last 3 years we have visited Tulum a handful of times and I’ve comprised a list if my favorite places to enjoy while there.

YOGA

Offers an incredible array of yoga classes in a beautiful jungle side yoga shall.

A stunning yoga studio right on the beach, offering the most exquisite view.

One word: MAGIC

BEACH CLUBS

Good vibes, amazing mixologists, and great daybeds to post-up on.

This place has a fun atmosphere with a caribbean feel.

BEACH DINING

Italian food, extremely romantic, and beyond charming.

Authentic thai food with the best view in Tulum.

Gluten, dairy, grain and refined sugar free food. SOOO delicious.

JUNGLE SIDE DINING

Argentinean steakhouse with a beautiful ambiance.

EVENING COCKTAILS

A magical mezcal bar to enjoy a cocktail or dinner, then dance under the palm trees and disco ball.

Really romantic place to settle in and try an array of fabulous cocktails.

DOWNTOWN TULUM

Located on the best block in downtown Tulum and my favorite place to get caffeinated. Also next to the best bar downtown that serve fresh mojitos right out of an old painted volkswagen beetle.

Local dive. HUGE portions. The ceviche is ridiculously good.