7 days & nights of yoga, meditation, sunshine, sandy beaches, surf and so much more. Join us for the yoga vacation of a lifetime with your own Casita right on the beach, delicious, locally prepared whole foods, daily yoga & meditation and wellness workshops ~ do as much or as little as you’d like ~ THIS is YOUR VACATION.
This is the 3rd annual Nourish Your Life Yoga & Wellness Retreat in magical Tulum, Mexico.
After hosting the first two NYL Retreats in Feb. 2016 and 2017…I knew I would return to this beautiful piece of paradise ~ it’s become a home away from home. The beach, the Tulum blue waters and sky... and everything about Shambala Petit Hotel combine to make this THE yoga retreat destination of your dreams.
The food will leave you feeling deliciously nourished and each meal seems to outdo the last... The Casitas, all located right on the white sandy beach are cozy and private, yet airy and fresh ~ each come with A/C, not that you'll be spending much time in your room (although, of course you're welcome to!)... The owner, Roberto and his lovely staff will care for your every wish... and I, Cat O’Connor, your host will do everything possible to ensure that this truly is the vacation of a lifetime.
An optional group excursion day will be planned on one of the days during our week together ~ of course you are welcome to plan and adventure on as many excursions as you’d like… possibilities abound.
Each day will include a variety of options for you... including yoga, meditation, personal growth and yoga workshops.
A sample of a day in paradise:
sunrise meditation & yoga
Free time to explore, bike ride, read, sleep, lounge, enjoy a massage*, walk the beach, shop the boutiques...
Evening activities such as dancing, moon salutations, beach fire...
Shambala Petit Hotel is a beautiful, private & intimate retreat centre located right on the beach in the heart of anything and everything you could desire, while maintaining the feel of peace, tranquility, and privacy. The staff accommodate your every need or want. The Casitas are all located directly on the beach in a cozy C shape nestled together, yet providing a feel of airy, breezy, ocean side privacy. The food is made fresh daily with local ingredients with a focus on vegetarian, and locally sourced fish. Vegan and Gluten Free are deliciously provided as well. Massage and spa services are available to book, as well as massage available for booking along the beach. Beach bars and boho boutiques are walking distance along the beach and/or along the strip to Tulum, you can hop on one of the bikes provided and enjoy a tour of the Local Mayan Ruins or one of several Cenotes.
Welcome to PARADISE.
The NYL Yoga & Wellness retreat takes place February 17th to 24th. Flying in to Cancun, the retreat centre is approx. 2 hrs from the airport.
You are welcome to arrive at Shambala any time after 3pm on the day of arrival. Group shuttles and/or taxis are available from the airport and we are happy to help you coordinate with fellow travellers.
A group shuttle will be provided on our day of departure, leaving Shambala at approx. 10am.
Cat O’Connor, RYT500, Surfset Master Trainer & Ambassador, Writer and mother of two brilliant daughters, will be your host and yoga teacher ~ Cat is inspired by yoga, writing & all experiences that nourish the body, mind & spirit. With a beautiful studio in Orillia, ON, Nourish Yoga & Wellness Studio, Cat is beyond grateful to be able to share her love of yoga & wellness with others both locally and globally and she so excited to be able to offer the 3rd annual NYL retreat to YOU next February! For a sampling of her writing visit mindbodygreen.com, rebellesociety.com and elephantjournal.com plus follow her on IG ~ nourish_yoga
Ann Green will be your special guest yoga teacher,
500 ERYT 500 RYT MExSc BEd BA
Ann’s mission in life is to manifest that deep vibration of connection and happiness discovered through the web and flow of love and nature. An active green ‘be’ing, she inspires others to act as a conduit in their own deep power all as an integral part of the magical tapestry of life interwoven and connected to be a force of that nature and surf that magical tapestry creating a truly deep and connected quilt of community, harmonious to all. She aims to inspire and to spread happiness in neighbourhoods everywhere ~ SHiNE on! She radiates living life to the fullest!
'The most beautiful mix of people, the food, the staff, the hosts! it was a dream come true. Thank you!
Just being looked after so well was so nice!
Thank you for giving me the confidence to make some much-needed changes in my life. I just love all of you! Beautiful, beautiful, Ladies!'- 2017 NYL Retreat Guest
‘This retreat was absolutely perfect, it was everything I needed and I've left feeling more grounded, comfortable and with breathing room to see life more clearly. I love the easy flow of the days, the kindness, open hearts and overall welcoming energies from every person I had the pleasure to spend time with. THANK YOU. ~ 2017 NYL Retreat Guest
‘meditation and yoga with Cat was my fave’ ~ 2017 NYL Retreat Guest
'The NYL Yoga Retreat was the best vacation of my entire life... I can't wait to return again next year!' ~ 2016 NYL Retreat guest.
'Shambala Petit Hotel is by far the most beautiful retreat centre or hotel in Tulum. I won't go anywhere else now that I've found this gem.' 2016 NYL Retreat guest.
'Early in 2016, I made a life changing decision. It might have seemed like I simply took a vacation, but it was much more than a beach escape or yoga retreat. It was my planned effort to take time to grieve the loss of my mother - only, surprisingly - I laughed much more than I cried. It was a resolution to work towards vitality and well-being through a regimen of exercise and healthy eating - but the hours of yoga felt effortless (though always optional, I didn't want to miss even one!) and the healthy food was 5 star delicious and included dessert every meal (for reals). Aside from my lifelong best friend, I didn't know the other participants who came from across Canada, so I expected a welcomed solitude. I did indeed have as much solitude as I desired - but I was also amply gifted with daily conversations with the other 20 or so strangers at the retreat that were engaging, authentic and purposeful. It was a serendipitous escape, and I came home a different person. The beginnings for my new writing project were born in Tulum - seeds of creativity I'm not sure I could have planted from home. It was Tulum, this yogi Cat O'Connor, this resort - a wonderful combination that created magic. If you're looking to start 2017 with laughter, effortless vitality, connection & solitude, inspiration & serendipity, this is the best advice I can give you: Nourish yourself. Yoga person or not...go here. Do this. Even by yourself - perhaps especially by yourself. I can't think of a gift you deserve more than this.
#BestLifeDecisionEver' ~ 2016 NYL yoga retreat guest
‘Cat’s class is one of the most welcoming I’ve ever been to. Cat really focuses on appreciating your own body, and “where you are at, in this moment”. I never felt pressured or ‘not good enough’ in her class.’ ~ Amy
‘Cat really walks the talk. A great yoga teacher, role model and positive spirit. Forget about the yoga – she’s a great teacher for all aspects of life.’ ~Amber
$1595.00-$2495.00 USD plus taxes
3 delicious & freshly prepared meals each day.
Your own double or single Beach Casita. All Casitas are located directly on the beach, steps from the ocean.
Shuttle to the airport – departs at 10am on the final day
Daily yoga & meditation with your host, YTT500, Cat O'Connor
Yoga Workshops ~ with special guest teacher, Ann Green
Stand up paddle boards
Endless Sandy beach
Flight (fly into Cancun)
Massage & spa treatments
Excursions ( a wide range to choose from)
Beverages purchased along the beach
Shuttle to the retreat centre