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 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, 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, 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!
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:
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 on the sand is just steps to the Caribbean Sea. It offers a king size bed (or two single beds for double occupancy) and a private rustic bathroom exposed to the beaches natural elements. Other amenities include:
In your private bathroom:
Bath or Shower
Safety Deposit Box
Free WiFi in rooms and throughout the property!
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.
We are arriving in Tulum on Sunday, November 15th. Plan to depart on Sunday November 22nd.
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 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 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.
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 SUP Yoga if available, 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.
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!
Temazcal (Sweat Lodge) Ceremony. Click here for more info.
All-inclusive costs includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner taxes and $15 per day tips to resort. Group is limited and will likely sell out quickly, so reserve today! The remaining balance by November 1st, 2020.
Payment plans are available, so please inquire. Tuition must be paid in full by November 1st 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 travel related cancellations. Proof of documentation will be necessary ie flight cancelations, government restrictions etc.
Travel Insurance is recommended due to any unforeseen cancellations. AquaHolic Journey Retreats is not responsible for any refunds or unforeseen expenses incurred due to natural disasters, cancellations or acts of God.
Airfare and general ground transportation costs are separate and not included in this package.
▪ 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.
▪ Bicycles, Kayaks, Paddle-boards etc
Price DOES NOT Include:
▪ Transportation to and from airport or around Tulum
▪ Excursions/bike & kayak rentals
▪ Additional healing services
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 November 1st, 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 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.
• 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.
It all started with a family trip to Venezuela when I was a kid. It was the first time I had ever seen water so blue…aquamarine to be exact. We were flying to a place called Margarita Island, and as I looked out the airplane window, I was dazzled by the various colors of aqua and turquoise below. Considering I grew up in Canada and had been accustomed to grey skies and cold weather, I was shocked that colors like this actually existed in nature. That was it! I decided then and there that I was going to travel the world to discover the perfect white sand beaches and azure seas.
Fast forward to now, and while I have searched far and wide for the most beautiful beaches in the world, from the South Pacific to the Caribbean, Australia to Europe, Asia to South America, I’ve been blown away by the awe-inspiring pieces of paradise I’ve been blessed enough to visit. However, I realized over the years that it wasn’t enough for me to just visit these places, I wanted to choose one and live there… and this is where the story begins.
See this blog is called AquaHolic JOURNEY for a reason. I know it’s cliche, but it’s really not about the destination, it’s about the journey. If it had been up to me, I would’ve moved to a bohemian beach town years ago, but I’ve had to learn patience, which is MUCH easier said than done for me.
I also met, fell in love with, and married my soulmate, and somehow convinced him to take this crazy journey with me, although he didn’t need much convincing since he is a water lover also.
We have much more in common then our wanderlust and love of the ocean though. We are both Pisces, exactly one week apart in age, we were both born and raised in Canada, but are also American (thanks to each of our American Mom’s) and we adore our family. Oddly we met in Vegas where we currently reside, but that’s another story.
Back to patience…the virtue I just do not have (sigh) I’ve had to learn patience because my husband is rational and realistic, and I am a dreamer. Luckily for me he makes dreams come true, and he does so with careful thought-out planning. Needless to say we put our plans into motion, and have been moving forward, albeit slow and steady. Not to mention our plans have changed and evolved over the 8 years we’ve been together, and so have we. Our goal is still same, but we certainly upped the anti…We started out as a young couple without a care in the world and no responsibilities, to a more practical duo who got married and bought a house. After a lot of work and saving, plus a ton of market research in various beach locations around the globe, we purchased our plot of land in our dream destination. Now, we are ALL in with 2 baby girls, a mortgage, a motorcycle, some land and a dream… So THIS story is not so much about MY journey as a free spirited gypsy soul…because while I am still all of those things, I am now part of a fabulous and fearless foursome, and together WE are on an AquaHolic journey to living a life by the sea.
This journey will include all things related to water in our lives, including my two natural water births I had over the last two years. It will cover the progressional steps we are taking to start our business, learn a new language, move to a foreign country with our beach babies in tow. Also, we may live in the desert right now, but I’m on the lake as much as possible teaching SUP Yoga, planning my yoga retreats, and using the water to get my pre-baby body back~ whether it’s through swimming or mermaiding;)
So if you’ve ever dreamed about leaving the rat race for the beach pace, my hope is our journey will inspire you. Even if you are choosing to live a more authentic life by tapping into your own dreams and pursuing them, I would love to know what your passions are!! It takes courage, faith and perseverance to make a dream become reality, so be prepared to hear the up’s and down’s and everything in between when it comes to ours.
I’m Tiffany and I’m and AquaHolic. Who are you, and what are your passions?