Exhale & Become the Sky: Tantric Hatha Yoga Retreat

2 - 7 March 2021

Sayulita, Mexico

From the Vedas to the Tantras, the sky is a symbol for spirit, the True Self and the expanded state of consciousness that deep practice brings.


Join a group of like-minded practitioners for a week of deep practice exploring inner and outer landscapes with Yoganand Michael Carroll amidst the lush jungles and sandy beaches of Mexico's Pacific Coast.

Based in Sayulita, with visits to the Marieta Islands and the Altavista Petroglyph Complex

2019 Itinerary - Photo Journey - Fees & Registration - Terms.


Please note that items and times on the itinerary are subject to change.

Day 1


Arrive to Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Travel by shuttle one hour's drive north to accommodation at Hotelito Los Suenos located in the magical town of Sayulita. Check-in and orient to the accommodation. Enjoy a dip in the pool or relax in the space.  Check-in is at 3 pm, those arriving early may avail of hotel amenities.

Afternoon Yoga - 4 pm - Large Shala

Welcome Reception & Dinner (vegan) - 6 pm - at the hotel followed by an opening orientation, invocation and meditation.

Day 2

Morning Practice (8-10)

Brunch - daily brunch is eggs & dairy vegetarian with vegan options available (10 - 11)

Mid-Morning Integration Session (11-12:30)

Free Afternoon to Rest and Experience Sayulita

Suggested Activities

Suggested Restaurants

Or explore local shops, check out the swimming beach at Playa Los Muertos, wander down a jungle path or simply enjoy the restful retreat space provided by Hotelito Los Suenos

Dinner (6-7:30)

Optional Evening Meditation (7:30-8)

Day 3

Morning Practice (8-10)

Brunch (10-11)

Mid-Morning Integration Session (11-12)

Afternoon Visit to Altavista Petroglyph Complex (12:45 - 5:30)

Connect to the ancestral energies of the land as we spend the afternoon exploring the 56 petroglyphs which form the Altavista site. Aside from its cultural and archeological significance, the site remains, along with Sayulita, one of the two spots in Nayarit most sacred to the indigenous Huichol, who still leave offerings and perform ceremonies in Altavista.

Dinner (6-7:30)

Optional Evening Meditation (7:30-8)

Day 4

Morning Practice (8-10)

Brunch (10-11)

Mid-Morning Integration Session (11-12:30)

Free Afternoon

Light Afternoon Meal at Don Pedro's (2-4)

Evening Temezcal Ceremony (5:00-7:30)

A type of sweat lodge that originated with the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica, a temezcal was a curative ceremony once used to purify the body, heal the sick and improve health. Currently being recovered by all sectors of society in Mexico and Central America, the temezcal is used today as a means of cleansing mind, body and spirit. Facilitated by local temezcalera, Linda Mariscal Gracian,, our group will have the opportunity to experience this two hour ceremony together.  For further information on the temezcal ceremony, please click here.

Please be well-hydrated prior to the temezcal ceremony.  Please wear a swimsuit with t-shirt & shorts or pareo (women) or swimsuit with t-shirt (men).  Please bring a towel to dry off with and a long sleeve layer for the evening walk home.  Fruit and tea will be served after the ceremony.

Day 5

Morning Practice (8-10)

Brunch (10-11)

Mid-Morning Integration Session (11-12:30)

Boat Trip to the Marieta Islands (1-5)


Farewell Group Dinner at Mar Sayulita - please let Alena know whether you prefer fish or vegan option (5:30-7)

Optional Evening Meditation (7:30-8)

Day 6

Morning Practice (8-10; as departure times allow)

Breakfast (8:30-11:30)

Check out & Transfer to Puerto Vallarta Airport

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