Mayan Riviera Yoga Retreat with Maria Santoferraro

Loving Kindness Yoga Retreat!

November 6-12, 2016 | Mayan Riviera Mexico

What is a loving kindness retreat (or I like to call it a Loving Kindness Yogathon)? It’s the opportunity to spend a week in paradise focusing on compassion, loving, and nurturing – letting go of all the negative energy, fear, stress, and stories pinging around in your head that keep you from living in bliss.

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Come spend a week with me in the beautiful Mayan Riviera this November 6–12, 2016, and immerse yourself in a journey that is all about cultivating loving kindness for yourself. A gift of a week to travel to another part of the world for new adventures, for inward reflection, setting dreams and intentions, enjoying the warmth of sunshine on your face, relaxing on the beach, and practicing inspirational asana flows that will nurture your spirit and feed your soul.


We’ll spend the week at Casa OM which is located right across the beach in Puertos Morelos (south of Cancun and North of Playa del Carmen). Top-deck ocean views for breakfast and dinner, a sun-kissed studio and beach deck for yoga sessions, spacious rooms, tropical gardens and a gorgeous pool will be home base in-between all the awesome adventures. We’ll hit the ruins in Tulum, explore the cenotes and get hands-on at a local Mayan village for a delicious cooking and culture excursion. All of The Travel Yogi’s Mexico yoga trips are guided by local experts so that each trip leaves you with a deeper sense of the people and wildlife that make up this natural paradise.


 Swimming in the healing waters of a cenote.

2014-01-29_13909632512-250x250All retreat rooms feature air conditioning, fans and mosquito netting (though with AC and/or a fan, the nets serve a more decorative function). All rooms are tastefully decorated and feature cool, sleek floors to chill down sand-hot toes. Private and beautiful bathrooms accompany all but two bedrooms.

Casa Om is designated as a ‘dry’ yoga retreat facility. So yogis will need to respect that request on property, but I will tell you that the adorable (and yummy) Unico is across the street from Casa Om and they are happy to serve you a cervasa as you hang out on their beach front swings or garden patio, or relax with a glass of wine after dinner. I hear they make a pretty awesome margarita too!


The week’s yoga practices, suitable for all levels, will be infused with my joyous and uplifting teachings, allowing you time for reflection, healing, and transformation. The morning yoga session will be held in either Casa Om’s beautiful yoga room or on the beach deck overlooking the crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, practicing to a soundtrack of the soothing sounds of the surf. The afternoons are full of adventures that will immerse you in the Mayan culture, swimming and exploring cenotes, snorkeling with sea turtles, or to just take time to rest, relax, and recharge at the pool or beach. Your day will end with relaxing yoga sessions that include restorative yoga, myofascial release, reiki, meditation, and yoga nidra.

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The Loving Kindness Yogathon starts on your yoga mat, and from there you will learn how to take the spirit of loving kindness off the yoga mat and into your life, continuing to spread compassion to your family, friends, and all beings.

Grab your journal and sense of adventure, and get ready to soak in the energy of a group of dynamic yogis. You’ll head home refreshed with new friendships and a heart full of loving kindness, ready to rock your newfound bliss.

What’s included:

  • Morning yoga session (except one) with Maria
  • Relaxing evening yoga sessions with Maria
  • Swimming, diving and playing excursion to two cenotes
    • dive into the crystal clear water and float in ancient pools
  • Morning swim with the sea turtles at Akumal
    • all turtles, fish, smiles, snorkels, flippers and life vests included


  • Visit to the Tulum ruins
    • geek-out on a fully guided history of this ancient culture and structure
  • Hands-on cooking, culture and gardening seva visit to a local Mayan community
    • get hands-on and in as you help cook a traditional lunch and contribute to the garden that supplies the good greens
  • MexRivMExc-893x500Comfort-lux accommodations
  • Buffet breakfasts daily
  • Vegetarian dinners (this is a meat-free and alcohol-free retreat center)
  • MexRivFood-893x500Transportation to and from Cancun (CUN) airport
  • Wifi

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare to Cancun
  • Lunches (one lunch included at the Mayan village)
  • Additional excursions
  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Gratuities

Shared Bathroom:

Bunk Room: $1,699 per person
Double Occupancy: $1895 per person ** 1 spot left**
Single Occupancy: $2195 SOLD OUT

Private Bathroom:
Double Occupancy: $1995 per person
Single Occupancy: $2395

A $500 deposit is required to secure your reservation. Limited spaces are available, so book soon!

Ready to Book?

Head on over to The Travel Yogi’s website for FAQ’s & to make your reservation.


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