Valentine's day Yoga Retreat in Holbox Island, México
a joint adventure brought to you by Yogamultimedia and Anew Life Yoga
About this Retreat
Take an easy flight down to Mexico to escape from winter and celebrate Valentine's day in Holbox, a caribbean Island that seems taken out of a dream. Take your true love to yoga and paradise at our unforgettable - Nature of Adventure #YogaMultimediaRetreats
his 5 night, 6 day retreat will be the perfect opportunity to take long walks through the sand bars admiring the emerald-jade ocean, fish, birds, sunsets and to soak up the warm sun during winter time and to enjoy and improve your Yoga.
Stay in a beachfront, eco-chic hotel nestled in the Yum-Balam nature reserve. Located 2 hours’ drive and short ferry ride northwest of Cancun, Holbox is the perfect place to unplug, relax, and reset. There are no cars on the islands—just golf carts. Even the water is relaxed, making it the perfect place for kayaking or Stand Up Paddleboard. Did we mention that Holbox has the most amazing sunsets?
Magic sunsets on crystal water white beaches with hundreds of seabirds flying the skies and reflected as in a mirror by the surface of the ocean, kayaking, kite surfing and paddle boarding, visiting neighbor islands for exploring and birdwatching, covering yourself with bioluminescent sand under a starry sky and swimming with the Whale Sharks are just a few of the highlights that can be experienced at this mystical Island.
About the teachers
Join us for an unforgettable vacation, guided by two passionate yoga masters, Victor Varana, founder of YogaMultimedia Yoga School and creator of Kalam Balam Yoga, and our dear friend and partner, Michael Brooks, the founder of Anew Life Yoga.
More about this Retreat:
Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced practitioner, this yoga retreat is for you. Experience yoga for the first time or deepen your practice, while enjoying an idyllic setting as you relax and rejuvenate in paradise! This 5 night, 6 day retreat will be the perfect opportunity to relax in the calm, emerald waters and soak up the warm sun. Stay in a beachfront, eco-chic hotel nestled in the Yum-Balam nature reserve. Located 2 hours’ drive and short ferry ride northwest of Cancun, Holbox is the perfect place to unplug, relax, and reset. There are no cars on the islands—just golf carts. Even the water is relaxed, making it the perfect place for kayaking or Stand Up Paddleboard. Did we mention that Holbox has the most amazing sunsets?
5 night accommodations at Villas Flamingos
5 hearty and nutritious breakfasts
7 bird-inspired yoga classes
Boat tour to the 3 islands – swim in a spring of water sinkhole, birdwatching the nesting island and possibly spot dolphins, flamingos and more on the way
60-min healing Mayan massage
Essential oil workshop
In-depth yoga & meditation workshop and medicine wheel ceremony with Victor
Transport to and from the airport*
*Transport is included from Cancun to the hotel only if you have arrived at Cancun airport by 4pm on Feb. 8th. Transport from the hotel to Cancun airport will depart at 10:30am on Feb. 13th. If your flights do not coordinate with these transport times, you must cover the costs of transport on your own, but we are happy to help arrange.
What’s not included:
Lunches and 2 dinners, to allow you to explore some of the delicious restaurants the island has to offer
- Sea Vista Room: his ocean view room has either 2 queen beds or 1 king bed, full private bathroom with rustic rainfall shower, private terrace, hammock, safety deposit box, and A/C. $3087 Single / $1685 per person Double
- Garden Bungalow: This garden room has 2 queen beds, full private bathroom with rustic rainfall shower, indoor dipping pool with hot water, an outdoor shower, private terrace, hammock, safety deposit box, and A/C. $3187 Single / $1785 per person Double
- Sand Bungalow: This ocean front bungalow has 2 queen beds, full private bathroom with rustic rainfall shower, indoor dipping pool with hot water, an outdoor shower, private terrace, hammock, safety deposit box, and A/C. $3287 single / $1830 Double
ontact us for payment plan options!!
A deposit of $500 is due to secure your space in the retreat. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability of accommodations. To make your deposit and/or payments you may use PayPal or MindBody online or in person at Anew Life studio. 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.
The remainder of your payment is due January 14th, 2018.
Early Bird Discount of $100 until October 31st!
- Morning yoga class
- Free time for massage, beach, pool, hammock, etc
- Lunch on your own
- Free time
- Afternoon yoga class
- Dinner (included in pricing 3 nights)
Cancellations made within 30 days or less of arrival are 100% non-refundable. Any prior cancellations are refundable minus deposit. If you need to leave the retreat early for unforeseen circumstances, there are no refunds or pro-rates.
In case of an emergency, we will do our best to apply your payment towards a future retreat or training. In case of cancellation due to a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, all payments will be applied to a future retreat, to be scheduled within one year of cancelled retreat. There are no refunds for natural disasters—credit only. In the late winter / early spring, hurricanes are unlikely to happen; the weather tends to be the best with clear skies, calm waters and temperatures in the low 80s.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is this part of Mexico safe? On this island, crime is very low. However, petty thievery does exist, so keep your valuables locked up, to be safe.
Is there wifi? Yes, there is wifi throughout the hotel. However, remember we are on an island, so the signal may not be as strong as you are used to. However, we encourage you to take this time to disconnect!
Do I need to speak Spanish? Of course it doesn’t hurt, but for the most part, the people in Holbox are used to English-speaking tourists.
How much money should I bring? It is important to know that most places are going to be cash only. Those restaurants or shops that do accept credit cards will likely have an associated service charge. There are a couple of ATMs on the island, but they are not reliable. We would recommend trying to exchange dollars to pesos before leaving the U.S. However, there are also opportunities to exchange or withdraw at the airport. In terms of spending money, all lunches are on your own as well as two dinners, so that you can enjoy the local restaurants—which are delicious! You will be able to find some meals as cheap as US$5 but also some as expensive as US$30. To be safe, we’d recommend allotting $50 a day, or perhaps a bit more if you plan to shop.
Are the rooms air-conditioned? Yes, all of the rooms have air-conditioners as well as fans.
Is clean drinking water available? Yes, there will be drinking water available. You should not drink the tap water. However, no need to worry about avoiding ice in restaurants, as it is standard at all places to use clean water to make ice.
How are the mosquitos? The mosquitos can be quite annoying around sunrise and sunset. It is highly recommended to bring insect repellent with you.