Puerto Morelos,Yucatan, Mexico
Jan 5–12, 2013


Tulum Mayan Ruins

  Yucatan photo gallery

Enjoy practicing yoga in the Yucatan, Mexico where there are white sandy beaches and the beautiful aqua-blue Caribbean ocean. We stay at Villas Shanti, a lovely courtyard with pool accommodations, across the street from the ocean. Enjoy daily gentle yoga classes, visiting Mayan ruins, snorkeling or diving in the worlds 2nd largest reef, visiting the jungle, swimming with dolphins, meeting wonderful people, and plenty of time for rest, relaxation & rejuvenation.

Cost for the entire week:
$1,480 per person

8 days, 7 nights at Villas Shanti (double occupancy)
Daily yoga classes with Annalisa
An arrival Yucatan dinner, two brunches during the week, and a celebration dinner on our last night together.

All other meals will be at your own expense and choice. There are seven restaurants within walking distance of your apartment, as well as a fruit stand, grocery store and fresh tortilla factory. Each apartment at Villas Shanti has a kitchenette for those who like to cook or store leftovers from restaurants. Please note: airfare is at your own expense.

Tentative Schedule
Yucatan Week

This is a tentative schedule. Please note that everything is optional. It’s your vacation. Also the schedule may change due to weather conditions or other undetermined factors.

Day 1
Arrive, get settled.
4:00 pm walking tour of Puerto Morelos.
5:00 meet back at Villa Shanti for gentle stretching, introductions and orientation.
6:30:PM Authentic Yucatan dinner - yum yum!

Day 2
7:30 Wake up
8:00-9:30 Morning yoga
time for breakfast
11:00 Meet in town plaza for bus trip to Playa Del Carmen ($3 bus fare) Explore this festive town filled with shops, restaurants, and beautiful beaches.
7:30 Evening group work - setting our intentions for the week, meditation.

Day 3
7:30 Wake up
8:00-9:30 Morning Yoga
catered brunch
11:00 optional snorkeling in Puerto Morelos with guide - includes boat ride and snorkeling equipment. (Approx. $30)
5:30 Meet back at Villa Shanti for dream interpretation class, breathing practices before dinner.

Day 4
7:30 Wake up
8:00-9:30 Morning yoga
time for breakfast
11:00 Optional Coba and Cenote tour - with tour guide: drive to Coba Mayan Ruins in the Jungle, swim in a cenote (underground river), enjoy lunch at the home of a traditional Mayan family, stop at a Luguna estuary to see birds and monkeys. ($100).
7:30 Evening program at Villa Shanti - Stretching, energy healing, meditation.

Day 5
7:30 Wake up
8:00-9:30 Morning yoga
catered brunch 11:00 Group trip to Tulum Mayan ruins. ($10 entrance fee)
4:30 leave for Playa del Carmen where you are free to enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants available, or return to Puerto Morelos.
9:00 meet back at Villas Shanti for group meditation before sleep.

Day 6
7:30 Wake up
8:00-9:00 - Morning Yoga
time for breakfast
Free day for optional excursion. (Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Xcarett, Coba, Chitzenitza or relax by the ocean)
6:00 Sweat lodge in the Jungle (approx $30. with dinner included)

Day 7
7:30 - Wake Up
8:00-9:30 - Morning Yoga
Free day
7:00pm Catered goodbye dinner.

Day 8
7:30 Wake up
8:00-9:00 Morning Yoga
preparing for departure


Yoga Vacations
Yoga Vacations are held in beautiful, peaceful environments. Each day there are yoga classes designed to help relax and renew your energy. The people you meet are friendly, positive people with an interest in health, personal growth and spirituality. You will leave the vacation completely revitalized with new yoga skills you can practice at home to continue your healing and well being.

Style of Yoga
Yoga vacations feature gentle yoga for mind/body healing. With an attitude of acceptance and calmness, Annalisa's classes combine yoga postures, focused breath awareness, healing visualization, massage, deep relaxation and meditation. All levels of fitness and flexibility are welcome including people with physical limitations or health challenges. The compassion of yoga is adaptive to all.

A Spiritual Retreat
Going on a yoga vacation is an opportunity for physical and spiritual rejuvenation. Improved health and peace of mind are available to all of us when we place ourselves in a healing environment and are given the proper skills for developing and maintaining these two precious gifts.

Reserve Your Spot on a Yoga Vacation
To reserve your spot on the Yoga Vacation of your choice, send $300 non-refundable deposit along with the vacation name and dates. Balance is due 65 days before event.
Please makes checks payable to:


Annalisa Cunningham
c/o Opening Heart Journeys
35501 South Hwy 1 #25
Gualala, CA 95445

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Refund Policy:Full refund (minus deposit) up to 90 days before event; 50% refund up to 45 days; No refund after 45 days.

Note:airfare and car rental are not included in yoga vacation prices