Tulum, Mexico - Amansala Resort
October 23-27 2019: SOLD OUT
Amansala Eco-Chic Resort + Spa is located on a pristine beach in Tulum, Mexico, approximately 90 min south of Cancun. Famous for the spectacular Mayan ruins, clear turquoise water and white sandy beaches, Tulum is an eco-friendly paradise known worldwide for its relaxed bohemian-chic feel & breathtaking beaches on the Caribbean Sea.
Accommodations range from beachfront suites to cozy tucked away rooms. The architecture whispers the signature Tulum style of driftwood, mosaics, river rocks, smooth cement, thatched roofs & staircases that weave together the various spaces within the resort.
Our physical days will be nourished by the fresh produce that highlight Mexican whole food culture. The meals are vibrant, plentiful, delicious and can be customized to your needs, accommodating vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free etc.
YOGA + DANCE
Each day will have both a yoga and dance class. You choose how vigorous a schedule you want to have for your retreat. Classes are for ALL levels both in yoga and dance. This retreat gives you the luxury of time to truly indulge in the experience of the class.
Retreat includes: daily light breakfast, coffee, teas, juices pre-class, post-class brunch/lunch, afternoon snack, dinner except one off-site dinner (so you can explore the cuisine outside the resort), all yoga and dance classes, a bike to wander & explore about the town. Taxes and gratuities. Does not include flight, transportation*, alcohol.
BEST BEACHFRONT KING PRIVATE
Best beachfront rooms with large terrace facing the sea. King bed, large bathroom & sitting area.
$2,495 per person (Shared $1,950 per person)
BEACHFRONT KING PRIVATE
Beach view rooms are spacious with large bathroom, located with nice views of the beach and small outside sitting area.
$2,360 per person (Shared $1865 per person)
SEMI SEAVIEW KING PRIVATE
Charming room with semi sea view. King bed, bath and small terrace.
$2,190 per person (Shared $1785 per person)
GARDEN PLUS KING PRIVATE
Small private room in the garden. Perfect for privacy, tucked away in the back of the property. $2,095 per person (Shared $1650 per person)
DOUBLE BEACHFRONT ROOM
Two queen beds with nice view of the ocean. Large terrace & lovely natural light.
$1,995 per person
Large room with two queen beds & sitting area.
$1,850 per person
GARDEN TRIPLE ROOM
Large room set up to share. Each person has their little own space. No beach view but comfortable & peaceful and spacious.
$1,750 per person
You fly into Cancun International Airport. The hotel will be arranging your incoming and outgoing transfers with their own resort car service. Transportation costs are based on one way and the number of guests in the vehicle. They group all arrivals once they receive your arrival information pre-trip, to make the most economical option for all. All is coordinated directly by resort.
1 person traveling alone in a private car = $135
2 people = $70 each
3 people = $60
4 people = $50 each
5 people = $45 each
6 += $40 each
SAMple day schedule
light breakfast fruit, tea and coffee or fruit, granola and yogurt
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Time for massages, snorkeling, Mayan Clay treatments, tours, hammock reading, swimming, relaxing, playing volleyball, kayaking, bike riding, shopping, napping.
Evening to relax on beach, play, party
Once there, add on to your experience a la carte directly through the resort:
Mayan Clay Treatment
Bike ride to the local ruins of Tulum
Jungle Walk to Magical Mayan Cenote
Grand Cenote Snorkel Tour
Snorkel & Mayan Ruin & Bike Trip
Temescal Mayan Sweat Lodge
Sound Healing Meditation
**package and group rates available**
Deposit of $500 is due upon reservation.
Remainder of payment is due by July 15th, 2019.
All transactions are non-refundable.
Some transactions are transferable and discussed by case to ensure fairness for both parties. As per resort policy: cancellation more than 21 days prior to your start date, two nights will be charged. Any cancellation with less than 21 days to your start date, results in no refund.
frequently asked questions
+ What are the dates for this retreat this year?
Wednesday October 23rd-Sunday October 27th, 2019
+ What is included?
The trip is all inclusive of accommodations, food, dance + yoga/meditation classes, taxes and gratuities. Flight, transportation & any alcohol at resort is not included. There are optional experiences that you may choose to add on (snorkeling, bike tours, spa etc.). We try to keep cost down by allowing you to create the experience you desire. You decide to keep it simple or amplify it, choosing as much as you like once you arrive at the resort.
+ I am accustomed to marble tubs & white glove service when I vacation. Is this retreat offering that?
Nope. If you are interested in fiscal-quarterly updated rooms & polished silver, perhaps this is not the best choice for you. The rooms are salt-water worn, barefoot is the height of attire & the focus is on simplicity, the rhythmic lapping of the Caribbean Sea & you. Rather than a cookie cutter resort with glossy identical rooms, each room is distinct in its own organic, bespoke fashion & room descriptions capture the essence of that. You should need for nothing & feel totally cared for, in just the right way.
+ How does payment work?
All payments are non-refundable. In some cases, payment is transferable & decision is at the discretion of retreat organizers. We aim to be as fair as possible. You will reserve your spot on one of the retreats with a $500 non-refundable deposit. The balance of your payment is due by July 15th, 2019.
+ When do classes begin/end on the retreat?
First class is Wednesday evening. Last official class is Saturday evening. Final beach meditation is offered Sunday morning.
+ When should I arrive & depart?
We recommend arriving Wednesday late afternoon & depart Sunday afternoon. If you have to arrive earlier or later, don't sweat it. Talk to us. If you would like to elongate your trip & arrive a day or two earlier or stay later, let us know. We can assist you.
+ Do I need to have taken your/other dance class before? Do I need to know how to dance or practice yoga?
Nope. I love meeting brand new people who think they do not know how to dance. Yes, some people who come on retreats with me have been taking class for a little to a long time. But equally, there are cousins, college roommates, mothers, sisters, brothers from different parts of the world-- all of whom come together to experience the retreat. It's life-busting-at-the-seams amazing. Plus: I will be having an online presence soon enough so you will be able to practice both yoga & some sweaty get-down with me & know some ropes.
+ What flight should I take?
Fly into Cancun. Your transportation to/from the airport/resort will be coordinated directly with the resort. Fee for transportation depends on how many people are in your group transfer to resort.
+ Is this really for ALL levels?
Yup. This retreat is for YOU. You have the time and space to learn, ask questions & get it. I personally welcome ALL levels. You will be astounded at how much you get it & grow in just 5 days. If you've never taken a yoga class, maybe google "basic 20 yoga poses" before next October. Or don't & learn with us on the retreat. We got you.
+ Do I have to take every class?
Nope. This retreat is for YOU. Catching this theme yet? It is not a bootcamp. It is not a detox. It is not a beach-disguised deprivation, slimming chamber. No one cares about you in a bathing suit. There are no mirrors in our outdoor studio. If you want to make it a detox, go for it. If you want a margarita pre-class, enjoy ( & good luck). But the intention of this experience is pretty solid + simple. To live fully. To pause from your life & experience wholly everything you are eating, drinking, feeling, sweating, dancing, meditating, discovering, nurturing & most of all, living. This retreat, like all of my retreats, is an opportunity to tap into what YOU need. Some people wake for sunrise meditation & attend every class. Some sleep in one day. Some do mostly dance, some do mostly yoga. Most do most of everything. Some realize they've lost a couple pounds. Some choose margaritas over fresh coconut water. You make it as rigorous & full of activity or as non-rigorous & tuck-away-book-reading as you like. Regardless of your retreat-style, you will return to your life different, renewed, cleared...lived.