Why Attending a Yoga Retreat at Xinalani Should Be On Your Bucket List!

I am so excited to announce that I will be leading another yoga retreat to Xinalani, located near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The dates are set for March 7th through the 14th, 2020. This will be my third trip to Xinalani. I have looked into other retreat centers but none of them compare to Xinalani and here’s why!

Healthy Abundant Food

The food at Xinalani is outstanding. The chef does an amazing job creating a varied and interesting menu and is able to cater to all diets and allergies. Breakfast and lunch are served as buffets and dinner is a plated meal. There is no shortage of food…in fact, if anything there is too much! Whenever possible, the chef uses seasonal, local ingredients and the menu is definitely inspired by Mexican cuisine. The fresh fruit juices at breakfast are delicious!

Six Amazing Yoga Studios

The abundance of yoga studios ensure that there is the perfect studio to par with the perfect yoga class! Groups rotate through the different studios (Jungle, Aerial, Meditation, Greenhouse, Hot Room and Sand Terrace) which is pre determined in advance. There are even two hot yoga studios for anyone who wants to try out hot yoga. The studios all come equipped with their own props and mats which means that you don’t have to lug your own stuff in your suitcase. The views from each studio are incredible. I work with the Xinalani in advance to par the right studio to the class I am teaching.

Gorgeous Rooms and Cabins

Until I had stayed at Xinalani, I had never stayed in a room with only three walls. I have to be honest and say I was a little nervous before arriving. - would animals and bugs find their way into my room? But I had nothing to be worried about. There are hardly any bugs (or at least I haven’t seen many.!) and at night time, there are luxury style mosquito nets hung over the beds to ensure that no mosquitos will bother you. I loved being able to listen to the ocean every night and feel the ocean breeze on me. The cabins and rooms are palm thatched roof cabins built on stilts and are tastefully furnishes. Every room has it’s own bathroom with hot water. All of the cabins/rooms are open to the view/ocean - instead of a wall/window, every cabin has large blinds that are drawn every night. It’s hard to go back to four walls!

Location, Location, Location!

Xinalani can only be reached by boat and as result you feel like you are tucked away in the middle of nowhere. It’s private and secluded and offers peace and tranquility. The transfer to and from Puerto Vallarta’s airport is easy and it’s truly magical to be whisked away by boat for 45 minutes and arrive on the beach at Xinalani. From Xinalani, you can walk on foot to the nearby village of Quimixto or head to the boat dock in the village and take a boat up the coast line.

The Pool!

Xinalani added the pool in 2018 and I had the opportunity to test it while we were on retreat last March. I loved it! It’s a great place to hang out, relax and cool off.

Friendly Staff

I have never seen so many smiles in one day! All of the staff are friendly and greet you with a smile. Nothing is too much trouble. The staff genuinely want you to have an amazing stay and are there to help. The wait staff remember the tiniest of details and Bernice, the front desk manager is AMAZING.


Wow is all I can say. Xianlani has a beautiful spa overlooking the ocean. Listen to the sound of the waves crash on the beach as you relax under the skillful hands of the certified therapists.

Beach Bar

The beach bar is the perfect place to relax on a comfy chair, overlooking the ocean while enjoying a cocktail. I personally love to indulge in a cocktail or too while on retreat (as well as starting my day with coffee!) .

To Wrap Up…

Everyone needs to spend time at magical Xinalani. I hope you can join us next March! See below to view photos from previous retreats: