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

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Throughout the centuries, yogis have been instructed to become the sky or the wind, to expand beyond all limitations and to experience the free Self. To ‘become the sky’ is to leave all problems behind and experience the expanded Self.  Once having experienced this journey of expansion, the dedicated yogi gains the perspective to return to daily life, more prepared to become the person that she is truly meant to be.

To engage deeply with an experience of expansion, removing himself from environments that encourage habitual thinking allows a yogi to safely discover new inner realms. As they learn different ways of engaging with and perceiving the Self, yogis discover new opportunities to support themselves in renewal and replenishment.

Yoganand and Alena welcome you with great respect and love to this retreat into land and self, tucked away in the quiet bay of Sayulita, located on Mexico's rocky Pacific Coast. We welcome you whether you are a first timer or if you have already experienced retreat with us. This journey is all-inclusive, open to all humans. All cultures, faiths, lifestyles are welcome.

Our gentle jungle retreat provides a great opportunity to dive deep into self, land and community. For 5 days, be immersed in natural rhythms as you experience deep presence and stillness on a path to new experience and discovery.​

Our accommodation, the Hotelito Los Suenos, offers a spacious and elegant setting as we embrace an inner journey of deep practice, while also giving us a comfortable base from which to explore the colorful town of Sayulita and experience the warmth of Mexican hospitality.​

Our daily schedule is framed by morning and evening practices with Yoganand. During the day, we embrace the energies of the land and the group as we engage in different grounding activities on and off site - including a visit to the Marietas Islands, a local temezcal (sweat lodge ceremony) and a hike into the sacred Altavista Petroglyph complex.​

All practices shared by Yoganand are grounded in wisdom teachings of the eastern hemispheresand are a transformative offering for the body, mind and hear

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Yoganand Michael Carroll (E-RYT 500, YACEP) founded Pranakriya Yoga in 2005. He is a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of Swami Kripalu’s work, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques.

After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at the Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Pranakriya Yoga, which he developed from the original teachings of Swami Kripalavandaji and reconfigured to meet the needs of Western yogis in today’s world without taking away from the ancient teachings...


Adventurous & fun, wise & committed, Alena Bartoli is a depth practitioner, transformational educator and journey guide who facilitates deep powerful journeys of inner and outer experience.

​Driven by a desire to support others as they expand consciousness of self, land and community, Alena creates and leads journeys of transformation in remote, naturally exquisite settings, gently taking her clients beyond their comfort zones and into the unknown. Drawing on a wealth of life experience and using her deep knowledge of people and place, Alena's individual and group journeys cater to the distinct needs of each client.

A true nomad, Alena has lived for extended periods in Jordan, Sweden, Egypt, Italy, Australia, Mexico, Korea ... SEE MORE

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