February 15-22nd, 2020.
On the white sandy beach of Tulum, Riviera Maya Mexico Shambala Petit Hotel
what to expect
7 nights shared beachside cabana accommodations at the stunning Shambala Petit Hotel.
Group shuttle transportation to airport from retreat
3 healthy meals a day ( mostly gluten free, vegetarian)
Coffee, tea and in house made fresh daily juices
2 daily yoga classes with Robert Sidoti
A trip to Cenote Calverna for a jump into a fresh water underground swimming hole and a trip to the famous Tulum Ruins perched on a cliff with breathtaking ocean views.
Gratuity for hotel staff
What’s not included
International flights to and from Cancun Airport
Additional activities, services and excursions
Any and all solo travel in Mexico (Shuttles, cabs)
Shambala Petit Hotel is an absolutely stunning retreat center on a white sand beach in the heart of Tulum!
Cabanas are on the beach. Most of them have ocean views (distributed by enrollment date).
Accommodations are shared with either two twin beds or king depending on preferences.
Solo travelers are welcomed and encouraged to attend. We'll pair you with an amazing roommate.
Everything you'll need for a revitalizing and powerful experience is on property, but it's just a short walk from smoothies, bike rentals, exploring the city, and night life.
There is a communal dining space and a communal hanging out space, with chill out sofa area and wireless internet facility.
Everything on the property is steps away from the beach, the dining area and the surroundings.
No matter what level you are, the practices will leave you feeling energized, strong, rested and focused. We'll set an open and supportive tone for the week - giving you encouragement and freedom to get what *you* want to get out of the experience.
We'll take time to set an introspective intention during practices to help you gain insights and find paths for personal growth.
The time away from your normal life provides you space to reflect and connect with yourself, and the retreat community, in ways that you wouldn't at home.
Importantly, Robert has been leading retreats like this for a long time. Attendees love them, and him. There is an easy, comfortable, and generally fun-loving camaraderie that develops quickly at retreats led by Robert. No matter who you are, or where you come from, you'll feel welcomed and valued.
Food and Refreshments
Your retreat includes three delicious meals per day prepared by the onsite chef.
All meals will have gluten- and dairy-free options.
Most meals are vegetarian/vegan or pescatarian.
All ingredients are sourced locally to the extent possible.
NOTE: Eating onsite is recommended (and delicious!), but you can feel free to explore. There are many bars and restaurants within walking distance if you would like to try other local foods beyond what is included in the retreat.
Excursions and Activities
With the onsite yoga classes, meals, relaxing, and the beach right beneath your feet, you won't need to leave premises to have an amazing experience. However, Tulum and the local area has a lot to offer and you'll have opportunities to explore a variety of locations and activities should you choose to do so:
Cenotes (natural limestone swimming holes)
Playa Del Carmen for shopping
Xel-ha Eco Adventure Park
Kiteboarding and Windsurfing
Pricing and Details
What is the cost? How much is the deposit?
This is a $3,150/ EARLY BIRD $2,500 retreat, an amazing price for everything listed above. Here's a way to think about the cost. At $2,500, it's $357 per day. This includes accommodation at an amazing beach-front property in Tulum. Literally on the beach. It also includes three amazing meals per day. And, of course, it includes phenomenal yoga instruction in a small intimate group setting with a world-traveling and widely respected instructor, Robert Sidoti.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Who is this retreat good for? Advanced? Newbies? Everyone?
This retreat is open to all ‘levels’ and abilities, I love working with beginners! With that said, whether you are a beginner, fit or an experienced yogi, you will leave feeling satisfied after each practice!
With 7 years experience leading retreats in various locations, I have had all kinds of different people join up, there have been several ‘husbands’ who were convinced by their partner to attend, promising them a good experience … one example is a ‘husband’ (beginner) who is on his 5th year in a row now!
The yoga is optional. Although I do strongly encourage those who seem hesitant to attend and do what feels best or right for them, even if that means laying down the entire session. There will be and never is any judgement or forcing of an agenda on anyone ever. This is ultimately your time away and you do as you choose. The yoga is designed to support and enhance your experience there.
If you are a beginner, we can workshop certain challenging postures. We can also offer (added cost) private sessions and mentoring during the retreat.
Do you have more questions about this Retreat? Contact us!
What will each day look like while on this retreat?
2 Daily yoga classes offered by Robert Sidoti (1 guaranteed class w/assistant Chuck Raffoni)
3 Healthy fresh meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)
Group activities as well as any activity you choose to create for yourself
There are incredible 1 hour plus massage on the beach to the left and right of hotel ($40 approx)
Plenty of time to swim in the ocean and nearby pools
Reading in the sun or under umbrellas
Grab a fresh smoothie from ‘Raw Love’ 2 doors down!
Napping, Rest, Downtime, Chill out
After hours dancing is an option if you’re interested
Travel Insurance Required?
DEFINITELY. We've seen travel insurance needed, and fortunately for the people who needed it, they had it. They were able to get most of their money back from their trip. You never know what can happen during travel... We now require everyone to get it. It isn't very expensive, and it's 100% worth it.
Are payment plans available?
Yes, absolutely. Once you submit your deposit, we can work with you to establish a payment plan that works for you.
Deposits and retreat payments are non-refundable. When you commit to the retreat, your spot is no longer available to anyone else, and we immediately begin to incur costs to cover your retreat experience on our end. That said, we are also reasonable people, honest and accommodating. We want this to be the beginning, or continuation, of a long term positive relationship with you. We can usually find a way to work things through, but just know that the official policy is that there are no refunds and that any deviation from that is a rare exception.