Yoga, Ayurveda & Nutrition, Spa & Healing
in Soliman Bay - Tulum, México
June 29th - July 4th, 2018
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Included in the pricing:
• Accommodations for 5 nights in our beach front villa.
• A yoga, meditation program to boost immunity and health, led by Victor Varana, a recognized worldwide yoga professor founder of YogaMultimedia Yoga School and creator of Kalam Balam.
• A balancing and delicious ayurvedic menu prepared by Caroline Fowler, ayurvedic chef and counselor with studies under the California College of Ayurveda, Dr Vasant Lad and Hale Pule in Kauai.
• Nutrition workshops conducted by Jacqueline Aizen a Registered Dietician Nutritionist and graduate of New York University.
• Ayurvedic & holistic nutrition cooking classes.
• Two amazing Mayan massage treatments with our highly experienced and specialized local team.
• Morning detox routine using ayurveda, qigong and yoga techniques.
• Sound healing session with Victor Varana and friends.
•Organic spa experience and taichi practice at a crystal water lagoon.
• Traditional Mayan Temazcal (Sweat lodge) at one of the top destination spas in the world.
Do all of it, while staying in a fantastic and comfortable villa in Soliman Bay—next beach north from Tulum, just without the hustle!
Available at an extra cost:
• Energy work and Thai massage blend or private yoga or meditation sessions with Victor
• Personalized Ayurvedic lifestyle consultation with Caroline
• Customized 1:1 nutrition sessions conducted by Jacqueline
We have 3 accommodation options. 1) You can book a private room to yourself with a king-sized bed. 2) You and a friend/significant other can share a private room with a king-sized bed. 3) You can stay shared room with 2 twin beds. For more details and pricing:
Upstairs Master King Bedroom, in-suite bathroom, sitting area, terrace: $3061 single / $2130 per person sharing bed
Downstairs King Bedroom, In-suite bathroom, A/C: $2564 single / $1882 per person sharing bed
Upstairs King Bedroom, shared bathroom, A/C: $2398 single / $1799 per person sharing bed
Upstairs Twin Bedroom, shared bathroom, A/C: $1633 per person
Upstairs Family Suite with a King Bedroom and a twin bedroom, sharing bathroom, A/C : $4399 (fits up to 4 ppl)
Book Your Spot!
Early Bird Special
Get $150 USD off
booking before May 1.
Info & Reservations :
A deposit of $500 is due to secure your space in the retreat. You may pay with a credit card using PayPal. Please contact us first to confirm availability of accommodations before making the deposit. This deposit is non-refundable. If an unforeseen event arises, we will try our best to refund your deposit if we are able to fill your space.
For the remainder of the payment, you can either pay in cash upon arrival in either USD or MXN, or pay with a credit card via PayPal. For cash payments, there are reliable ATMs at the Cancun airport and we can also direct you to reliable ones in Tulum. Please note, if you choose to use PayPal, a 3% service fee will be added to your invoice. We are not able to accept physical credit cards in Tulum.
If you choose to participate in optional activities, payment will need to be made in cash once in Tulum.
Cancellations are refundable minus deposit, if made over 45 days before retreat starts. Cancellations made within 45 days or less of arrival are non-refundable in their totality. However, in case of emergency, we will do our best to apply your investment towards a future retreat or training. If cancellation is necessary due to natural disaster, the amount invested can't be refunded, but can be applied towards any of our retreats taking place within the following 365 days after the cancelation date. There can be no refunds or pro-rates if you leave the retreat early under any circumstances.
Recommendations for your visit:
Soliman Bay is a secluded residential beach in Tulum, which makes it very safe, however don't leave your belongings unattended when you are on the beach. There is a single safety box available for all members of the retreat, big enough just to keep the most important valuables guarded as passports and money, so we recommend not to bring valuable jewelry or any other valuable possessions that are not absolutely necessary.
There is wifi at the villa, but we encourage you to use this retreat also as a tech-detox. From time to time signal can get slow or interrupted according to weather conditions and service providers.
Staff members and locals on their majority speak English and would also be happy to help you practice your Spanish.
Some establishments are cash only or wifi conditions eventually may not allow them to take credit cards. Our recommendation is to exchange some of your money into Mexican pesos before you depart your country or at your arrival. Once in México you'll find the best rates at the exchange houses outside the airport. You will also find that many places would accept the US dollar but don't expect a good rate in exchange. ATM's in the airport or inside the local supermarket in Tulum town would be more recommended to withdraw some money as those in the Hotel strip are not reliable. In terms of spending money, we’d recommend allotting $50 a day, or perhaps a bit more if you plan to shop.
The villa is provided with bottled water since tab water is best not to drink.
The local guides are committed to protect the environment and they will require you to use organic or biodegradable sunscreen and sunblock. Mosquitos in the beach can be annoying around sunrise and sunset and for this matter we highly recommend to bring insect repellent with you.
Hat, snickers, sunglasses, pareo, sandals, light pants and light long sleeve tops are always a good idea to bring. It will be summer in Tulum this time of the year, weather tend to be sunny and hot, with occasional showers, but some weeks can there be plenty of rain. Hopefully not the week of this retreat.
Snorkeling gear (although it could be available for rent in some places)
Mosquito repellent (preferably natural)
Sunscreen (preferably bio-degradable)
Lightweight outdoor shoes (for walking during our excursion)
Water shoes/socks (there is coral and some rocks in the water by the house)
Raincoat in case is needed
Books for reading
About the Facilitators
Victor Varana ERYT500
Victor Varana is a yoga, meditation, martial arts, graphic & music arts blender. He is the founder of YogaMultimedia and creator of Kalam-Balam, the alchemy of yoga.
Yogamultimedia RYS is an accredited yoga school and a yoga retreat collective. Kalam Balam is a method of discipline that combines martial arts, yoga, kriya, meditation and sound healing.
His yoga practice has strong elements of alignment, movement and kriya, spiced with a blend of taoist martial arts and sound healing techniques. He uses all of that in his formulas.
Victor has over 12 years of full time teaching experience and thousands of multilevel teaching hours in Tulum, Mexico, one of the world's most important yoga capitals. He has lead retreats, teacher trainings and workshops internationally, teaching to all kinds of people with a diversity of ages, practice levels and physical condition. Among his students during this time, there are movie and TV celebrities, top models, sport champions and other yoga & meditation teachers that highly recommend him.
'Wherever you find balance, you'll find direction' . Victor Varana
Caroline loves yoga and became a RYT500 certified yoga teacher in 2015. As a yoga teacher she has co-designed teacher training materials and assisted in 200 and 300 hrs yoga teacher trainings in different parts of the world.
She is finishing her studies as an Ayurvedic clinical specialist at the California College of Ayurveda under Dr. Marc Halpern, with whom she also received a yoga nidra certification at the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas in March 2016. Caroline has received an Ayurvedic Chef certification through Hale Pule in Kauai, Hawaii. She has also studied under Vasant Lad at the Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New York in July 2017. Caroline is the lead Ayurveda educator at Yogamultimedia Yoga School and Honor Yoga School and Studios.
Our body is a precious gift that can thrive and improve the quality of our life when nourished. My intention is to inspire, facilitate and empower you to reawaken your body’s natural state of vibrant health and well being through the healing art of nutrition and culinary creativity. Since we are all biologically unique my nutrition philosophy incorporates the food as medicine model that is customized for your specific health requirements, lifestyle and food preferences.
Jacqueline is a Registered Dietician and graduate of New York University. Her desire to integrate a more holistic approach in her clinical practice inspired Jacqueline to expand her studies with The Holistic Health Mastery course created by Ronnie Landis.
She loves to play in the kitchen, experimenting with wholesome recipes that please both belly and soul.